On Tuesday as I was walking into the Lutheran church where I vote, a Republican party worker, who I knew, handed me a Republican “sample” ballot. Next to him was a Democrat worker with that party’s “sample” ballot. I said to her, “Can I have one from you too?” I guess she knew who I was, because she responded, “Why? You’re a Republican.”
It was only 7:35am. I was the 58th voter in my precinct. The stench of Democratic death already floated in the air.
Last night and this morning social media is filled with postings about the Republicans taking over the U.S. Senate with messages like, “As Donald Trump would say to Harry Reid, ‘You’re fired!” Radio talk show hosts today will be cheerleading how the Republicans are back and how the socialistic Kenyan national we have as President will now have to play ball with Congress or be “sued” or even better “impeached.”
It’s basic political theater done for the media and the non-thinkers who eat up this drivel.
I hate to break it to you, but little will change politically, as we’re now less than 2 years from the next Presidential election. While bloviating and pointing fingers, as usual, neither party will do much in this new Congress. There’s no reason to. Voters are stupid and politicians know it. Voters keep electing the same career candidates and best of all, voters will do the work politicians won’t do and don’t want on their records.
Don’t believe me?
Do you really think any candidate for office wants less of the taxpayer’s money…your money…to play with? Of course not. School districts, cities, counties, states and the federal government feed on money, more money and then even more money so politicians can win their next election. A politician’s main job is to get reelected. It’s all about them. They don’t care about you.
Former House Minority Leader Bob Michel – (R) Illinois once said to me in his deepest statesman’s voice, “Darryl. Do you ever see an old post office?” Back in the 80’s, it was hard to find one. Congressman Michel’s point was a “post office” is a monument a representative sent to Washington could point to and say, “See. Look what I’m doing for our district and your community.”
I am a fiscal conservative. Probably much more than the average guy. I’m about less government, less government intrusion in our lives and government not wasting the hard earned tax dollars we are entrusting politicians with.
Cincinnati, Ohio, where I live, prides itself in being “Conservative” with a capital “C.” People cheer on conservative Republicans. Here, as a candidate, you can’t be perceived as conservative enough. Hamilton County, where Cincinnati is located, is a place where voters say they want less government. It’s a place where few candidates are elected who aren’t so-called “fiscally” conservative Republicans, even though most are RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only).
On Tuesday, the Senate swung to a Republican majority. Ohio reelected a Republican governor and countless other Republicans were reelected or gained office. Voters put them in office because of their conservative ideals, while at the same couldn’t vote fast to approve additional tax levies.
People in Ohio, who want less government, voted to send even more money to local governments and tax themselves even more!
Cincinnati Schools Tax Levy (Approved) 70%-29%
Mariemont Schools Tax Levy (Approved) 66%-33%
Forest Hills Schools (Approved) 53%-46%
Union Terminal Tax (Approved) 61%-38%
Cheviot Tax (Approved) 71%-28%
Golf Manor Tax (Approved) 79%-20%
The same thing happened across Ohio and in most other areas of the country. People voting for conservative candidates, fiscally conservative principles and then voting themselves tax increases.
The “high school class president” elections held every two years are simply a diversion, a popularity contest. Who you elect to office doesn’t matter. It’s the issues that are important.
And when voters choose to tax themselves, it makes the job of any career politician that much easier.
Wow are people stupid.
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