Election Day 2010: Voting for a Restraining Order?

Election Day 2010: Voting for a Restraining Order? Why I don't Trust the Tea Party MediaMonarchy | mike whitney: Barack Obama rode into office in January, 2008 on a wave of optimism. By the time the ballots are counted in Tuesday’s midterm elections, Obama’s personal approval ratings will have fallen to historic lows and he will be universally recognized as the man who brought ruin on the Democratic party.

While still popular among party loyalists, the president has become radioactive among independents–the critical group of “swing voters” who have fled Camp Obama en masse frustrated with both the lack of audacity and/or change. No one figured they were electing George W. Bush to a third term in office when they cast their vote for the inspiring senator from Illinois two years ago. But that’s what they got. To say that supporters are disappointed in Obama’s performance, is a gross understatement of the pessimism that’s spread like Kudzu among the party faithful. People have become increasingly cynical as they realize that neither party provides a path to real structural change. The system is broken; Obama has merely exposed the rot at the heart of American democracy.

Why I don’t Trust the Tea Party

I don’t trust the Tea Party. I’m distrustful of new movements and remember how for eight years of Bush II, people who once had smaller government views suddenly abandoned those views in blind devotion of the president. I realize that it’s easy to believe in freedom for just a few years. My distrust is aided by the fact that the idea of freedom is a momentarily politically expedient idea to some…

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    How easily the DNC forgets that it wasn’t just a few indies and swing voters that gave them 2008’s successes. It was a broad coalition of minorities, gays, greens, independents, swing voters, and young first timers.

    And they managed to disappoint every single group…bar none. The youth vote went back to pre 2006 levels. The minorities stayed home in droves. The gays completely revolted…and some even went Repub…which is still frying my brain. It’s like they were on a date and their choices were the impotent guy that talks good but never puts out…and a serial killer who will decapitate them and screw the corpse. Apparently they decided that at least their corpse would get laid.

    The only person left in DC who gets it is Grayson…and he’ll be gone soon. You can’t promise serious liberal change…then deliver almost no change…and that little bit watered down heavily…then blame your election failure on being too liberal and reaching for too much. Reaching for too much???? Shit…if they’d reached for ANYTHING I’d have applauded the effort.

    At least the GOP knows what it wants and actually does it. Too bad what they want is oligarchy for the ultra wealthy and slavery for everyone else…but at least they’re dedicated to it. Its more admirable in principle than being the opposition to that in public…and helping the process along every chance you get anyway.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    How easily the DNC forgets that it wasn’t just a few indies and swing voters that gave them 2008’s successes. It was a broad coalition of minorities, gays, greens, independents, swing voters, and young first timers.

    And they managed to disappoint every single group…bar none. The youth vote went back to pre 2006 levels. The minorities stayed home in droves. The gays completely revolted…and some even went Repub…which is still frying my brain. It’s like they were on a date and their choices were the impotent guy that talks good but never puts out…and a serial killer who will decapitate them and screw the corpse. Apparently they decided that at least their corpse would get laid.

    The only person left in DC who gets it is Grayson…and he’ll be gone soon. You can’t promise serious liberal change…then deliver almost no change…and that little bit watered down heavily…then blame your election failure on being too liberal and reaching for too much. Reaching for too much???? Shit…if they’d reached for ANYTHING I’d have applauded the effort.

    At least the GOP knows what it wants and actually does it. Too bad what they want is oligarchy for the ultra wealthy and slavery for everyone else…but at least they’re dedicated to it. Its more admirable in principle than being the opposition to that in public…and helping the process along every chance you get anyway.

  • baph777atyt

    Well, by putting in the group they did the other day, they’ve definitely given us 3 to 4 more terms of George W. Bush. And whatever Obama wants to do during the next two years will be moot.

    The problem with Obama has never been his ideas or policies but instead it’s been his skin color.

    That allowed the upper class Conservatives that really didn’t want to pay a penny more in taxes to help out their slaves in the working class to create, take over, or manipulate the lower classes in the Tea Party. The Tea Party is at heart a group of rich and greedy Conservatives that used the gullability of the poor whites and their ingrown racial prejudice which stems from the only intellectual tome that for them holds any water — the Holey Bible — to foment a resistance to changes in this country which would have been beneficial to everyone making less than $250,000 a year and not really that detrimental to those making over $250,000 a year.

    If they’re paying 10% more yearly in taxes, those folks making over $250,000 a year can still buy tons of better stuff than those living on the subsistence level or working minimum wage jobs at Wal~Mart or McDonald’s. Yet many of these minimum wage earners that will never make $30,000 a year much less $250,000 a year were among the very first in line to put in these Tea Party candidates. I just don’t think they’re all so stupid as to vote that much against their own best interests because government subsidied healthcare would surely treat more than that company insurance they call McCare.

    Surely ingrained Racism had to be the driving factor in these people’s decisions to back the Tea Party candidates.

    Now, as a result, one’s only choice is get a job and if you’re not healthy enough to perform it well or if your bosses simply like other people where you work more, then it will be tough on you because you won’t be advancing very far.

  • baph777atyt

    Well, by putting in the group they did the other day, they’ve definitely given us 3 to 4 more terms of George W. Bush. And whatever Obama wants to do during the next two years will be moot.

    The problem with Obama has never been his ideas or policies but instead it’s been his skin color.

    That allowed the upper class Conservatives that really didn’t want to pay a penny more in taxes to help out their slaves in the working class to create, take over, or manipulate the lower classes in the Tea Party. The Tea Party is at heart a group of rich and greedy Conservatives that used the gullability of the poor whites and their ingrown racial prejudice which stems from the only intellectual tome that for them holds any water — the Holey Bible — to foment a resistance to changes in this country which would have been beneficial to everyone making less than $250,000 a year and not really that detrimental to those making over $250,000 a year.

    If they’re paying 10% more yearly in taxes, those folks making over $250,000 a year can still buy tons of better stuff than those living on the subsistence level or working minimum wage jobs at Wal~Mart or McDonald’s. Yet many of these minimum wage earners that will never make $30,000 a year much less $250,000 a year were among the very first in line to put in these Tea Party candidates. I just don’t think they’re all so stupid as to vote that much against their own best interests because government subsidied healthcare would surely treat more than that company insurance they call McCare.

    Surely ingrained Racism had to be the driving factor in these people’s decisions to back the Tea Party candidates.

    Now, as a result, one’s only choice is get a job and if you’re not healthy enough to perform it well or if your bosses simply like other people where you work more, then it will be tough on you because you won’t be advancing very far.

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