What to do, what to do? Gosh, there was a few elections across the land and all the really smart people in politics are telling us what really happened. From the bogus exit polls of CNN, the ridiculous reporting of USA Today and all the alphabet networks you would be driven to think what the reporting is sooo smart and foretelling!
Nothing in these races jumps out as any kind of trend. I like Chris Christie and was really happy he beat the democrat in New Jersey. All the press mostly likes him (especially because he hugged Obama and the Tea Party doesn't) so nothing to report. The Tea Party was no even involved in New Jersey but you would think they were according to the press who tries to Tar Baby them in every loss and never gives them credit for any victory. Besides, the Tea Party is made up of hundreds if not thousands of independent groups. Hell, I don;t know if there is one in New Jersey!
Virginia was something I call, money talks and BS walks. Terry McAuliffe, ex money gather and investor extrodinaire, and a person who never held office before, outspent AG Cuccinelli some say 15 to 1. Now we all know money is the root of all evil so I would say the Virginia voter just got the most evil man they could to run their Governor's mansion. Trouble is though, the Republicans lost only one seat in their Legislature and their hefty majority will keep the crook in place. I watched a wrap up of the race by USA Today on video and they did not even mention the spread or the money. Somethings never change. I guess if the Koch Brothers had donated the headline would have been "Koch millions cannot buy Virginia". Same old crap from the media.
In Colorado, a secession attempt to become Northern Wyoming was defeated. Six of the 12 counties did not pass the vote. Even if they had all voted for it the road is an impossible one. Colorado would not let it happen and God knows the two new Republican Senators might just make a difference in the Congressional body of 100, near comatose all. But those Coloradans are very unpredictable (my sis lives there) about marijuana. They voted to allow recreational use last year and yesterday decided to place a 25% tax on the sale of the weed. So, now we get to see all those projections by the bureaucrats of a gazillion tax dollars come true. Or, maybe those dopers will bypass the legal mechanisms of tax collection because they might want to get 25% more dope? My guess is yes!
The national press and even some state and local numskulls in blogs are telling all who will listen (the sheeple) that the Tea Party took it in the shorts yesterday. I don't see it that way. This is a movement made from whole cloth and the ties that bind it philosophically are ideas and policies in conflict with many voters on the dole. And those real smart liberals. Of course liberals would never vote for anyone the Tea Party supports. The Tea Party is alive and well. I am not a member but I have been invited to the local fundraiser at the Fairgrounds in a couple of weeks. I will get to hear some really nice "grassroots" talk about our system.
The thing that amazes me about the left and those that vote for other parties is this. Those people sit on their asses and complain but never put forth people into the political system that have a chance of winning. So, they complain but mostly against those parties and organizations who really do try to make a difference. The whiners in America don't even understand the two party system or the Electoral College for goodness sakes. So they whine and complain yet NEVER make a difference in the issue and things they say they are complaining about. That seems to me to be a full cop-out since they never can win but can always whine.
American elections are so fun most of the time. Sometimes the difference in a win or loss is as simple as the weather. It could hang on one issue, like Obamacare (the gift to R's in 2014) or made up lies, well sold like "the war on women". But that is our system, I think now that Citizen's United is in place we will see a lot more exciting times.