Election day in America
I’m a political junkie. And a news junkie. And a court watcher. I’m the kind who wades happily through stacks of documents mining the little gems scattered in obscure places, looking for the untold story, looking closely at how language is used in politics and law and media to shape the culture. I look at number crunching and story spinning and gravitate to voices of reason, wherever they can be found. It all comes together with considerable drama on election day. And I love it…
Hypberbole and really bad reality
It has ratcheted up, the extreme language, the play on fears and/or biases, and the gloves off pugilism. Okay, stay on task. Know what you believe and take a reasoned stance for it. Put media reporting in proper perspective…
Anti-Dem or pro-GOP?
It’s being referred to in terms of natural upheaval. Tuesday’s election is predicted to be a tidal wave or an earthquake. Indeed, this event was prompted by nature….human nature.
It’s not working for the Dems
In this final week before the mid-term elections, President Obama is both trying to help where he can, and staying out of sight where his campaigning would be a liability for the Democrats. As of mid-week, he’s off the trail, which says it all.
Still an ‘untold story’ in these elections?
Yes, say pro-life leaders in the U.S. The “A” word…the one other than ‘Amnesty’.
How bad will it be for the majority party?
Consensus seems to be election day next week will bring fairly significant losses for the majority, which is the president’s party, both of which American’s are revolting against, according to prevailing wisdom.
Don’t appreciate the president? It’s your fault.
Usually, politicians down in the polls and in voter sentiment find a way to adjust their positions and examine their performance and at least make the appearance of shifting toward the political center. Not Obama...
Do negative campaign ads work?
They work both ways. They incite repulsive backlash among a sector of the electorate sick and tired of politics as usual. And they fuel real fear and anger over government overreach and expansion into the furthest reaches of Americans’ lives. So who wins in these continuing on-air battles?
Get ready. Congress comes back into session after Labor Day, and the Fall campaign for mid-term elections is about to get noisy.
Fix the healthcare law
Besides all the other problems that have either been known or come to light about Obamacare that call for reforming this version of reform, two fundamental moral ones loom large. Heard anything about it lately?
U.S. in transition and heading….where?
The way things are going in Washington these days with greater government intervention in all areas of American life, some conservatives may now looking back more fondly on the Clinton years.