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jgw #334460 06/08/21 12:40 AM
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Hmm, I never really thought about getting people to the polls. Just coming up with a winning strategy. It doesn't both me if 40%, 50% or 60% of the people vote, what does is getting the side I want to win getting 51% of the vote and winning the election.

Yeah, I'm one who will vote one way one election and then the other the next. But I could be scurrying back to the GOP as much as scurrying back to the Democrats, That I think applies to all swing voters. What I've seen regardless of turnout, is when independents get angry at the party in power, that party in power pays a price, it loses elections.

1994 independents got made at the Democrats, the Republicans picked up 54 seats. In 2006 and 2008, independents were mad at the Republicans, the democrats gained 33 seats in 2006 and another 23 seats in 2008 along with electing Obama. Then independents got very angry at the Democrats which gave the House back to the GOP with a 63 seat loss for the Democrats. In 2018, it was Republicans independents were angry at resulting in a 44 seat pickup by the democrats and control of the house.

Another way to put it, the years mentioned above, the party in power took independents out of their comfort zone. The party in power did something to make them angry.

Perhaps the moral of the story is don't make us swing voters angry if you're the party in power. If you do, out you go. No scurrying back to any one party or the other. It's more about getting rid of the folks you're angry at.

If Biden and the Democratic congress keep from making independents, swing voters angry at them, they'll stay in power in 2022, 2024 and beyond until the Democrats do make swing voters angry at them and then out they go.


It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.
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When I started reading the above I began thinking about how we have pretty much turned over how we 'help' the insane is to send them to prison due to our shutdown of facilities to do that.

Now we are also on a kindofa semi-shutdown of prisons themselves. I think this has something to do with the nations of northern Europe literally shutting down their prison (and then maybe not). In any case there are a lot of crazies out on their own. Last week we had a guy goto a gas pump and start distributing gas onto the ground, other cars, etc. and then shouting that he was going to blow everybody up! Then he changed his mind, went over to the casino and started literally attacking anybody he could get to until they finally got him stopped. He then went to court where he mumbled everything, had no idea where he was or what for which may or may not have been a law. The the paper noted that he had been charged, in court, something like 8 times in the last year but he skated everytime. I have no idea what they did with him this time but, I suspect, he is on his way to a little private room in a prison where he never gets out of.

Oh, a good thing. I have noted that school systems, up here, are using federal money to make sure that every school has a councilor and a nurse. Seems that those two positions, up here, have been abandoned (I had no idea). This might, in the end, help too.

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