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Two Elections Define American Electorate

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 10, 2012

The Right remains in the doldrums from the result of the presidential election.  As bad as this result may seem, two other elections speak more directly as to the current illiteracy and illogic of the American electorate.

In a US senatorial race for Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren defeated incumbent Scott Brown.  A liberal Democrat winning in Massachusetts is expected given that state’s Progressive mentality.  However, Ms. Warren, who never held elective office, was at the center of a controversy that in earlier days would have eliminated her from public office consideration.  During Warren’s law professor days at Harvard University, she claimed on an employment form to be of American Indian descent in an obvious effort to enhance her position via this special status.  Incredibly, after getting caught in the lie, Warren stated in a television advertisement: “As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage.  Let me be clear:  I never asked for or never got any benefit because of my heritage.”  As implausible as her story was, it did not stop the Massachusetts electorate from voting her into national office.

Warren’s incredible election was overshadowed by an election in Illinois Second Congressional District.  Here, representative Jesse Jackson Junior was reelected with 72% of the popular vote.  An African-American Democrat being elected by a landslide in this district is not unusual.  However, Jackson has been un able to work for approximately six months after being diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and he is currently a patient at the Mayo Clinic for ongoing treatment.  In addition, a month before the election it was announced that Jackson was under investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds.  While this Blog feels for Mr. Jackson and his family due to the illness, he is clearly not capable of representing his constituents or doing the job at all.  This election result is a sham.

The election of Warren and Jackson signal the sad state of some of the American electorate.  In a country that requires permits, certifications and other proof of capabilities in so many trivial areas, it asked for none in perhaps the most important task of any of its citizens.  It is no wonder that the politicians in Washington are so dysfunctional.

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One Response to “Two Elections Define American Electorate”

  1. Jim Mahoney said

    An ill-informed electorate, combined with a criminally complicit news media guarantees that liberal yahoos like this will continue to be re-elected in the future. Switch the party affiliation of either of these candidates and tell that the media would not have been all over them.

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