As they whistle past the post-election graveyard, Democrats have found a new tune: Voters may have rejected their candidates for everything from U.S. Senate to dogcatcher, but they really still agree with them on the issues.
Of course this clearly isn’t true when it comes to Obamacare, which just dropped to its lowest approval ever in the most recent Gallup poll. And as we examine the election results in more detail, it’s apparent that voters don’t much like other liberal ideas – like tax hikes – either.
Kansas is exhibit A. Democrats and much of the media were convinced that Republican governor Sam Brownback’s decision to slash state taxes would doom him. Brownback cut the personal-income-tax rate by more than a third, from 6.45 to 3.9 percent, and Kansas became the first state ever to completely eliminate taxes on pass-through income (income earned by individual business proprietors). The papers were full of stories suggesting that Brownback was “an object lesson in the limits of conservative governance,” according to the Washington Post. “Tax Cuts on Trial in Governors’ Races,” echoed a headline in the New York Times. TheFiscal Times warned “Brownback Feeling Big Backlash to Tax Cuts in Kansas.”
But when the smoke cleared, Brownback was reelected.
So were other tax-cutting Republican governors. Obviously taxes were far from the only issue in these races. Still, it is interesting that of the two Republican governors who lost reelection, the most prominent – Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania – was one of the few who raised taxes.
And the beat goes on.
I tend to think that the progressive liberals do have the upper hand. Way too many people do agree with them on issues, even though many political/national issues are fabricated by government regardless of which party initiates them.
Immigration being broken is one of those fabrications. Immigration isn't broken. The law concerning immigration is.
But, back to the topic. 2014 was a midterm election. The low turnout reminds me of the joke Lincoln made in a speech in 1856 about an ugly man riding horseback through the woods where he encountered a lady on horseback. The lady exclaimed, " Well for land's sake, you are the ugliest man I ever saw."
"Yes, madam," he replied, " but I can't help it."
"No, I suppose not," she said, "but at least you could stay at home."
I think that may have been what the uglies (progressives) did. Stay at home. But, in 2016 it may very well be another story. At any rate, I do not think for one minute that folks are turning towards the Republicans. Why should they?
I think you're right (nobody get a big head, but): from what I hear being whispered by individuals, all that false bad stuff they've been throwing at you for the last years, individuals are realizing - one by one: you aren't nuts, you're not thinking about yourselves, you really do know what you've been talking about, you care about the country enough to make a stand - and it all makes sense.
The real question is not "who" won the election. It is "what" did we really win?
YEA! Another reason to be proud of my state! ;o)
When you don't do as the people want .... you get booted out of office. It is that simple.... Do what the majority wants and you will remain in office !
Tax's are the way of the commies.
The right won the vote because the left is stealing over and over again. They gain we lose. Enough already. It is plain to see this nation is ready for fairness and not communism.