I knew things were going to go badly in NY. I am no spring chicken, and the vast majority of voters were older than me (we’re trending into the 60-90 year old range).
The halo effect. Tip O’Neill said that all politics are local. Not last night. All politics were national. 6 years of negativity about the President paid off. Every election was a test of Obama’s popularity.
Too many Americans have become “dumb” voters, they vote on little more than emotion. They feel upset at DC so they knee jerk vote for the party that doesn’t control the White House…even though it is the party they’re voting for that has caused the problems that led to their being upset.
It’s election night and there’s no better place to spend it than in our real time live chat here at PlanetPOV!
A lot of money has been spent on a tiny Missouri state assemby race by the GOP….by our estimates six times the average. Why? There is no way she was ever going to win. Why throw so much money at so small a race?
The Grand Strategy at Work!
Has this ever worked? Have Democrats ever succeeded as a party by agreeing with Republicans, “I suppose you’re right, The President from our party IS a dick!”? If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, the Democratic Party may need to hold its next convention in Arkham Asylum.
This week’s thread is dedicated to that uniquely American music, Soul!
Happy Halloween! Tonight Vox Populi will be hosted by The Ghost of Adlib! You my not see me but my spirit will be here, making sure that the liquor cabinet isn’t raided. It’s an open Vox tonight, starting at 7pm PDT as usual. Have a scary and spine-tingling chat tonight! […]
As part of their attempt to soften their image with voters just ahead of of next week’s election, top names from the GOP have donned their Halloween costumes and are offering a trick…or treat…for America.
The Republican tension between satisfying the base and appealing to the entire electorate will be made significantly worse if the party controls both houses of Congress. The Republicans will get almost none of the practical things they want, and their political headaches will be multiplied.
Safe to say more Americans have died from the flu in the past two weeks than from Ebola. Why are they not fear mongering about the flu?
BOO! Welcome gouls and goulettes, vampiras and vampires, ghosts, werewolves and spirits! Halloween is but a few days away and to help get in the “spirit,” (ha-ha) this weekend’s thread is dedicated to all things spooky!
Vox Populi begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT! Hope to see you then! adlib 13 days ago boo! Harleigh 7 days ago hey pink! Harleigh 7 days ago I guess we’re early. Time to hit the food table and get a good seat before the othrs arrive. Harleigh 7 days ago […]
At least nine University of North Carolina employees have been fired or placed under disciplinary review for taking part in a cheating scandal that stretched over two decades and impacted some 3,100 students.