Saturday, October 23, 2010

Death...


...is the logical outcome of life and of everything else that matters.  All things must come to an end.  This is so sad but so true.  This morning I heard a political analyst describe the death of the Obama revolution.  How the conservative, tea party Republicans will win the upcoming election and how congress will change in the process.  I suppose for some that is the good news.  For others it is also the bad news.  The analyst basically implied that we must continue to be afraid of what we have wished for will come true.  That the winners will find themselves mired in such a quandary of trying to meet their campaign promises while also trying to run a government that cannot be run the way they would like to run the government.  "Beware of what you wish for because it might come true."  I like to believe that I have some vision in such matters.  The radical swing to the right will result in an opposing radical swing to the left again.  I subscribe to the theory that 10% of the voters are true conservatives while 10% of the voters are true liberals.  The remaining 80% of the voters will, on any given day, at any given election, will go either way.  Karl Rove and George Lakoff have both figured this out.  What causes people to vote in a particular direction is what they feel and not what they think.  Voting is an emotional process and not an intellectual process.  This theory is being affirmed every minute of every day of this election.

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