2010 is about whether Georgia and the nation want to take a step forward or two steps back.
2010 could also decide whether President Barack Obama can do what he promised prior to being elected, but if Democrat voters-especially younger voters stay home or aren’t aware of the ramifications, conservatives are ready to boldly take full advantage.
The job market will become even more difficult, college less obtainable to afford via HOPE scholarships or even Pell grants.
If Dems sit home in November, it is a strong likelihood that President Obama will be under constant investigative scrutiny just like Bill Clinton in the mid-1990’s
If Republicans get their way, subpoenas and impeachment hearings will be part of the 2011 media and TV landscape. Obama would get renewed increased attention as if we were watching the O.J. Simpson case unfold on television.
Efforts to transition to clean energy, increase educational funding,pass immigration reform, help states in financial trouble, improve health care and get out Afghanistan will be put on the proverbial backburner.
Would a threat of an impeachment hearing by Congressional Republicans force the Obama administration to soften their stance even more with British Petroleum in regard to accountability and compensation?
Obama can do so much, but in November it is up to the Democratic and progressive independent voters in Georgia and across the nation to take a stand.
The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Darrell Issa, a Republican from California, would become chairman of the committee if Republicans managed to win the majority this fall.
If Republicans win control of the House of Representatives this November, Issa intends to significantly ratchet up his inquiries into what he sees as potential administration wrongdoing.
Only 22% of Georgians came to the polls during the July primaries. Typically, turnout is much significantly lower than presidential primaries.
However, 22% is dangerously low and in comparison to 2002 and 2006 in which approximately 35% of Georgians showed up to vote in a mid-term primary, it sends metaphorical red flags for Democrats.
For the first time in the Peach State’s long history, more Georgia voters turned out in the Republican primary than the Democratic primary.
Independent voters are important, but it appears the base of the Democratic party is asleep at the proverbial wheel during mid-term-again.
Republicans have openly been against funding public education and health care for its citizens on the state and national level. Conservatives have ratcheted up campaigns against immigration attempting to change or abolish the 14th Amendment.
Georgia has a Republican candidate for governor in Nathan Deal who openly questions President Barack Obama’s citizenship and wants to see ‘his papers’ i.e. his birth certificate.
Waycross’ Mark Hatfield drafted a resolution in the last session of the Georgia Legislature that targets President Obama’s ability to be placed on the ballot here in Georgia if he doesn’t produce an ‘acceptable’ birth certificate.
This isn’t a joke-it is real.
Conservatives and Tea Party Republicans gaining control of the House of Representatives mean one thing: expect no legislation to get to even to the U.S. Senate, a place in which the conservatives have given new meaning to the word filibuster.
President Bill Clinton had been an active target of Republicans throughout his presidency after his 1992 elections, and unfortunately Dems fell asleep during mid-term and left the door open for the Newt Gingrich and the ‘Contract with America’ to gain momentum.
Déjà vu in 2010? Let’s hope not.