The mood in the country is replete with anger, fear, and resentment. Voters are coming out in record numbers in early voting to cast their ballots. It has been reported on all the news networks that the turnout of independents and conservatives will likely turn the House over to the Republicans; and, perhaps, there is a chance that the Senate will also go to the Republicans. If the turnout for these mid-term elections is larger than expected, it will be a disaster for the Democratic, progressive agenda and a serious indictment of the policies of President Obama , Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi!
When I voted yesterday, the lines extended out the door at the polling location; and the poll workers said the lines had been long ever since the doors opened. As I looked around at the people, I was struck with the fact that most of those in line were middle-aged, typical people. And, the random comments made in the line made it clear that almost everyone was voting a straight Republican ticket! Admittedly, my neighborhood has mostly white voters, but there is a significant black/hispanic base….and none of them were in line to vote!
The buzz around the mid-terms is everywhere….grocery store, golf course, hair salon, neighborhood chats. In all my years as an observer of the political scene, the enthusiasm is even greater than in 2008 when Obama was elected. Middle America (those most adversely affected by the progressive agenda) are pissed off about the budget deficits, national debt, healthcare bill, financial regulations, and, mostly, JOBS! The undercurrent is that the Obama administration focused on social issues (such as passing healthcare takeover) and failed miserably on the struggling economy. It is no longer acceptable to “bash Bush” for the problems in the economy…the failed stimulus package put the economy squarely in the lap of the Democrats.
Also, the tone of the elections has turned decidedly negative as the Democrats have no message to bring to the voters. They cannot stand on their record (in fact, many Democrats are distancing themselves from Obama); and have filled the airways with negative ads that show the overall frustration of the party! The more negative they become, the more voters will be turned towards the alternative….the GOP! Pundits like Olbermann have behaved disgracefully on their TV shows. The smell of desperation fills the air!
Obama has chided the populus that we are not thinking right because we are scared….that was not his plea in 2008 when all the enthusiasm was for him. Now, we are not thinking straight!!!! What an insult to America!
If Dick Morris is correct (and it looks more and more like he is), the GOP will win both the Senate and House. If that happens, it will be really interesting how Obama’s team “spins” the outcome! Will Obama move to the center? Or will he continue his demogogery? I don’t think Obama has any desire to move to the center; he will continue to push his agenda…perhaps with a hostile “lame duck” session before Pelosi and Reid are booted out of their leadership positions.
It is really getting interesting, folks!!
2010…Without Doubt, Vote Them Out!