The way ahead and the faulty electorate
Don’t expect miracles from the American electorate, “We the People,” because we are not too sharp ourselves. We’re average and always have been. That is the American way.
Our average improves with advancing education and performance. When our youth don’t advance, our average falters and we weaken.
So, it is election time and we aren’t happy with the way government is working. The only answer we know is to change the horses. Yet, in the story below, Missourians don’t want fresh horses; they want the old work horse out in the barn. I can’t say that is the right answer; it is the one in the middle.
Missourians can’t complain about corruption and conflict of interest if the elect Roy Blunt.
If the nation votes for a Republican House of Representatives, they will be voting for John Boehner, Ohio Congressman, who would become their speaker. Is that what America wants? John Boehner, the sun-tanned smoker from a downward spiraling backward community in Ohio where some post the Confederate Flag and attend clan meetings. That will become the symbol of leadership.
If that happens, the American voters will have flunked again.
“America's heartland sees little need for a political insurrection
By Shailagh Murray
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 4, 2010
QUEEN CITY, MO. -- It would seem like the wrong kind of year for Roy Blunt to go looking for a promotion.
The conservative Republican congressman is the picture of the Washington insider. Blunt rose through the House GOP ranks as the party's emissary to K Street lobbyists. His wife is a prominent lobbyist. He raises more money from lobbyists than just about any of his House colleagues and is unapologetic about wringing money from the federal budget to benefit his home state.
In other words, he is just the type of candidate voters are supposed to be shunning this year in favor of angry outsiders who say they will overturn the Blunt way of doing things.””
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