There is a revolt going on, and it peaks today. But who is behind it?
Republican regulars believe that they finally got their message across, that the Democrats have have failed, and and the peoples have seen seen the light. That all of their hard work is paying off.
The Democrats claim that there is a vast right wing conspiracy in the media and that the interweb and Fox news all plotted against them aqnd decieved the American people. After all didn’t they save us from global depression, and gave us Health Care Reform?
Libertarians and Tea Party people claim that the movement has taken hold and that they have caused the peoples to compare the benefits of a smaller government to a huge unstrained government.
I think Scott Rasmussen explains it well:
Voters today want hope and change every bit as much as in 2008. But most have come to recognize that if we have to rely on politicians for the change, there is no hope. At the same time, Americans instinctively understand that if we can unleash the collective wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.
In this environment, it would be wise for all Republicans to remember that their team didn’t win, the other team lost. Heading into 2012, voters will remain ready to vote against the party in power unless they are given a reason not to do so.
Elected politicians also should leave their ideological baggage behind because voters don’t want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center. They want someone in Washington who understands that the American people want to govern themselves.
As Congress rammed their agenda down our throats, they ignored the concerns the voter had, they made no attempt to explain or modify the Bills or even to take the time to read the darn things. The ones who are making the difference at the polls this year are the independents who have asked “ Are our elected to serve us, or are we to serve them?