The voters aren't saying they like Congress. But given the revelation this past week, another incident coming out just today, that the Obama Administration private admitted that the only reason that they managed to pass the ACA is because the American voters are stupid, I think it is safe to say that the American voters are just plain tired of being lied to:
1. Obama promised the most transparent government ever. We got the most secretive and opaque government ever.
2. Obama promised no earmarks in appropriations bills. But no appropriations bill has been passed yet that didn't contain dozens, hundreds, or thousands of them and he has yet to veto one of them.
3. Obama promised premiums reduced by thousands, if we like our insurance plan we can keep it, if we like our doctor we can keep him/her, etc. etc. etc. when he was selling the ACA. Every thing he promised has turned out to be a lie.
4. Obama portrayed himself as the great messiah who would lift up the downtrodden and oppressed. But the very folks he was speaking to have seen, on average, their situations significantly worsen.
5. Obama promised fiscal responsibility and reform. We have had anything but.
At some point, smart people figure out that flowery speeches, grandiose promises, and smoke and mirrors just don't get the job done and do something about it. That happened at the polls this month.
Maybe those who still haven't figured it out really are stupid?
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
Obama did not say one thing to beat Hillary in the primary and then yet another to beat McCain in the general but McCain's message changed considerably between the primary (down playing his amnesty stance and pretending to be for small gov't) and the general incuding rushing back to DC to help direct the massive dole out of TARP money. Yet again, in 2011 we saw Romney deperately try to play conservative (super pro-business man) and try to deny that RomneyCare was much like ObamaCare and then in the general he tried to play centrist and claim that he was a regular (non-millionaire or 1%) guy and OK wih massive social spending (but at the state level).
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I think the American people are very "social-issues" weary now after spending six years of hearing about them, and now want to have their pocketbook issues addressed immediately - if I gauge the mood of the mid-term voter correctly. We need jobs that pay a decent wage, and with all the infrastructure that needs to be updated and brought into the 21st Century, surely that can be a start to providing jobs for those that want to work. I even believe the unions would be behind that, if it can be fairly and equally accomplished, since that would benefit all of us.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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