Okay, so I know that technology is the way of the future and that everyone and their mother is on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere online. However it seems that if someone like Sarah Palin is able to control the outpouring of voters through tactics like Twitter tweets and Facebook posts then America and the world are in for a world of hurt. We are still America; our politics are still (basically) a majority rule kind of thing. Yes, for our Presidential elections we have an electoral college but the electoral votes are decided by majority vote in different states. May someone help us if Sarah Palin is going to be the beneficiary of these votes in 2012. While the endgame is still, of course, way too far off to call, it’s almost as though this funny virus that we thought would just cave in on itself and destroy itself has now gotten far too powerful to be stopped.
Sarah Palin and Joe Miller:
Sarah Palin exudes this mysterious power she has over the electorate in frightening and strange ways. As reported by MSNBC (1) the primary results in Alaska for the state senate is still a tossup. Incumbent republican Lisa Murkowski (sworn Palin enemy) is actually on the statistical losing side of her battle with Tea Party favorite and Palin sweetheart Joe Miller. Palin tweeted that Joe Miller beating Lisa Murkowski would be “a miracle on ice.” How cute.
Sarah Palin: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice:
I’m reminded of the Disney film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice when I imagine Sarah Palin brooding over her computer, sending off snide remarks to old enemies; forging alliances with new pals. It’s a little bit like when Mickey got into the spells and the whole shop began taking over; only the marching mops on whom the spells have been cast is the American electorate. Too many of us are just blindly waltzing off a cliff with our pails in our hands; ready to vote for whoever “Not Obama” is. Might as well be Sarah Palin.
I’m not thrilled with the gridlock in Washington but I cannot stand to see Sarah Palin being sworn in for the oath of office. Shudder to think.
Still that’s a couple of years off; maybe the people will be shaken from their slumber; maybe the electorate will do their research, find out what candidates stand for (in less than 140 characters) and make sure that we elect the right person in 2012 and always during elections. Were we ever to become so blinded by our own hatred of one political ideology that we blindly voted for the opposing party without question…well, then we’d be in real trouble!