A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The PrimaryPosted: 19 May 2010
2010 Election series
Yesterday was the BIG test, the mini mart of political contests…..the 2010 primaries…..are the American people angry enough to throw the bastards out?
In Kentucky the GOP endorsed candidate loses to Tea Party candidate Rand Paul; Penn. Dem fav Spector loses to up start Sestak and in Arkansas the Dem fav has a run-off with a more progressive candidate….so to answer the question……it appears that the voters, at least in the minin mart of primaries, are tired of business as usual in Washington….
We can talk about ideology or we could talk about pragmatism or we could talk about the weather…..
Is it just me or does the GOP wait for each new poll before they have an opinion on any given issue? Especially with the next election. They seem to be very flexible or is it they are just pragmatic? Pragmatic…now there is a word that haunts politicians….
Maybe that what a pragmatist is….someone that has NO really ideology but someone that chooses one that is most advantageous to their political aspirations. I am sure that there are those that think that a smaller less expensive government is their main belief….if so, what happen between 2000 and 2008? I guess we could say that they have seen the err of their ways, right?
I think NOT! Thanks to Obama and the Dems, they now see they have an opportunity to dismantle ALL programs that they do not like….most namely the ONLY retirement fund that most Americans have, Social Security or the ONLY medical plan that they have, Medicare or Medicaid. These two programs have been the most uncomfortable for the GOp since their beginning and the GOP has worked for decades to lessen or eliminate them all together.
Sorry, I digress…….
Repubs are going with the flow to get elected so they can jump on their dislikes with both feet. They are trying to tap into the populist feelings of the electorate…..especially the economic populism. They are embracing the anti-incumbent feelings and the Tea Party mentality….this could backfire on them as it may in Kentucky where the GOP backed candidate is losing to the Tea Party back candidate…..
Because of the latest election, the GOP has a good chance to pick up control of at least one house in the US….but they are making the same promises that they always make and do not deliver…..so any gains will be short lived, but that gives them time to attack the working people of this country in favor of the corporate shenanigans of the past.
It does appear that the American people are truly angry and tired of the BS in Washington……but will the anger continue until the November elections?