Scene + Obama Is a Shoo In
22 February 2012 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
Obama Is a Shoo In
What too many don't realize is that participation of the voting age population in the Republican caucuses is a tiny fraction of those who can vote and are likely to turn up at the polls come November. Further, Republican right wingers are a much smaller percentage of the population than they would like to think. The numbers simply aren't there although to read the press and Facebook you would think every other person was a religious libertarian in favor of free markets and free sperm and ova flows.
The reason for this misleading impression is fear driven, large amygdala Republicans network much more than most and have the Koch & Friends propaganda network hard at work behind them. But the truth is many if not most see past all this and around all the talking points to the real issues and will vote accordingly, leaving this bizarre Republican circus parade as a huge aside in November. It is a question of judgment and too many lack it and cannot see how Republicans are marginalizing themselves and drifting toward the trivial and inane relative to our real problems: unemployment, slow growth and the threat of rising prices and declining prospects.
Combine this with demonstrated Republican mean-spirited vindictiveness and hostility toward the interests of the middle and lower classes, while pandering to and fawning over the rich and tax breaks for them, and it becomes increasing easy to see that their agenda simply won't fly, not after the OWS movement refocused America on the economic issues. Too, a large and growing number of those now landing in Obama's social safety nets are Republicans themselves, a point not even they can continue to ignore, especially in November.
We are awash in silly talk. If the economy doesn't sink and Obama handles his campaign well, hammering the record and problems of the Republicans, we should have a shoo in.
Mark my words. I'll be saying, "As I was saying . . ."