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Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Bleeding Heart Liberalism

The Las Vegas Journal Review has an excellent piece breaking down the Senatorial campaign between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle. It will likely come down to the public's perception of Harry Reid's clout.

Locked in a dead heat, both U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and Sharron Angle picked up support in the past two weeks, according to a poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow that shows Nevada voters sharply divided on whether Reid's Senate seniority is too valuable to lose.

More than half of those surveyed, 51 percent, said the Senate majority leader's influence is not too valuable to give up, while 45 percent said Nevada can't afford to lose his clout, said the survey by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research. Another 4 percent weren't sure.

It's one of the comments that was most interesting to me.

What really bothers me about Sharron Angle is she has no compassion. Nobody can get an abortion, even if their father rapes them. People looking for a job shouldn't be given unemployment checks because it's pandering to them. Kids shouldn't have the number of teachers they need because it's paying a teacher who might belong to a union. Old people should fend for themselves and not have Social Security. Also: those of us expressing our opinions don't have to be employed by Harry Reid to want to do it. She is SOOOO irritating all by herself. Glad to see she's behind in the last 5 or 6 polls.

Clearly, this individual thinks it's government's job to pay for all these compassionate endeavors. That's why we call such people bleeding heart liberals.


Lisa Krempasky said...

I have had more than enough of Harry Reid. He is the weakest of national "leaders" of my lifetime. You can handle a lot, even if you disagree, if the leader is principled, but Reid twists and turns and flails with every breeze. Get. Him. Out.

Anonymous said...

Mike, glad to see you are back to posting regularly.

This issue of political clout is one of the bigger problems with our representative system. When voters want to/continue to elect a person that can bring federal monies back to their State, is it any wonder our country is in a financial crisis? It really shows that we are self-centered and only care about getting ours. Some call it greed, for want of a better word.

I don't have an answer to what I see as a problem, but, as a country, we voters must stop electing representatives for their value/ability to bring taxpayer money back home. Maybe term limits would help. I don't know.

Any thoughts?


mike volpe said...

I think we have a genius system that balances local interests with national interests. Like any balancing act, when it goes out of whack things go haywire.

That said, I think the tide has turned on the idea that bringing home the bacon is a good thing.

I'm not sure about term limits. I certainly think it would be a good idea in Chicago.