By Dr. Ada Fisher
How quick political fortunes can turn particularly when politicians don’t heed the voices of citizens outraged by the actions taken by those who are to represent them. Perceived as an uncontrolled vehicle bearing down the road full speed ahead, the Patriots of the recent Tea Parties, regardless of their stripes, took it home to Boston where our national rebellion first began against taxation without representation-the state of Massachusetts. In put downs against average Joe’s, this time one Joe named Scott driving a Brown powered pick up clearly uncloaked the arrogance of the Obama Administration and cronies revealing how out of touch they are with middle class Americans.
The silent majority is silent no more. Middle America though told otherwise is smart enough to know the stimulus, bail outs and other expansions which smell of government takeovers will be at the expense of their disposable as well as main income. Clearly democrats in Congress assumed that the 2008 election gave them a mandate for change when what was asked is for something fairer and different. You may fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time for most folks aren’t fools.
There are many layers to the changes from the Brown senatorial win in Massachusetts that aren’t being touched in analysis. Many aren’t looking at the Independents In Your Face response to politics as usual. NIMBY (not in my back yard) is replaced by NOMBP (Not outta my back pocket)–appreciating whatever is done politically has consequences and someone has to pay the piper. Independent minded folks who have are fine with folks having some things but not at their expense when they themselves are disadvantaged by these actions or when the redistribution of their personal wealth leaves them out of the mix. Such is the folie of Obamanomics.
The rumblings about a weak democratic candidate, internal fighting in the democratic ranks with some withholding their support for their nominee or other justifications for an overwhelming moral and voting loss by democrats in Massachusetts when Republicans are less than 12% of the registered voters sends a message to both parties.
For democrats note folks don’t want more taxes, they aren’t comfortable by our level of national security and military involvements and health care cannot double or triple or debt. Your message is wrong and your closed door deliberations belie your transparency pledge.
For Republicans now that you got the vote you needed, you’d better do more than say no for the voter’s patience is only one election away in any given voting cycle.
Independents rule and don’t you forget it!
Lastly, who was the dude named John Kennedy (No relationship to Ted, “Bobby”, or John F.) who ran? Name recognition may help some but voters are awakening from their trance to look at the issues, the message and from whence cometh the messenger candidate. Though the service of the Kennedy’s of Massachusetts has been long and much saluted, their next generation need not come to expect unearned loyalty, downstream benefits from their name alone in allowing people to move to other locations to run for office (as have many in the Kennedy clan, Hilary Clinton and now such as Harold Ford may try in New York). Let the people speak and require that those who represent them must be from the ranks of those they chose to serve.
Politics is often a blood sport. One day we will develop more statesman as we work for the best interest of the nation not the special interest of those who want to protect their accumulations and power or get their high from controlling candidates.
Dr. ADA M. Fisher is NC Republican national Committee Woman. a licensed school teacher and more school board member as well as a physician. Contact her at Fisher@Getadoctorinthehouse.com.
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