Is the problem with the Democratic majority in Congress their ideas or their methodologies? After all, is health insurance for everyone evil? Is a desire to keep an eye on “big business” a bad idea? It really is a matter of broad strokes versus nuance.
Alan Fram, Associated Press writer, has posted an article titled “AP-GfK Poll: One-third may still switch candidates.” And this means what, exactly?
I have learned over the years that, much like a marital spat, rarely is one person (or political group) always in the wrong completely. No, the concepts are not all bad. Further, dumping all of the Democrats with a group of Palins will get us nowhere.
The issue is the people. We seem to have forgotten that. Some of these Democrats need to be removed. Reid and Pelosi are not good for our country. I personally don’t think Obama is good for our country either, but that is not the issue right now.
The problem we are dealing with isn’t the content of ideas, but rather how the ideas have been carried out.
Any painter will tell you that they start their work with broad strokes. Why is that? They want to get the attention of their viewers. Then they will put in the detail, the nuance.
Let’s compare this to the Democrats.
In the last presidential election, America reacted to the lack of work of George Bush. He was doing nothing. It was time for a change, and as far as many people were concerned (me included), the more radical the better. The “broad stroke” was the first African-American president and an overwhelming Democratic majority. Fair enough.
However, as part of that broad stroke, this new president said he was going to unite the people. He said he was going to listen to the people. He was going to be everyone’s president.
I cannot take issue with what his thinking has been. However, I can say that the Democrats have passed legislation without including Republicans. Even though Republicans don’t hold a candle in Congress, they still represent a large group of people in this country.
Did the Democrats consider all of the people? Is the problem they are facing their policies or politics?
I suggest to you that the reason people are feeling the way they are feeling has more to do with the way they think they have been treated, rather than what policies have been put forth.
And here we are facing another election, and the commentary in our reference article deals with “party-politics.”
When are we going to learn? “See-saw” voting will not ever be beneficial.
Yahoo News Website, Alan Fram, “AP-GfK Poll: One-third may still switch candidates”