This election is all about one thing: economics. This election is a clear message between a big government nanny state or a smaller government footprint. We stand at a proverbial fork in the road. Do we proceed the way of Barack Obama and allow more and more debt to be heaped onto taxpayers or do we allow success and failure in business and corporate life? Do we demand everyone participate to the extent of their own capability or do we allow the continuance of Democrats feeling entitled to everyone's money to distribute as they see fit?
Despite the best efforts of the President on down the line, Democrats cannot overcome the truth - the truth that the American public is energized to put the brakes on a government out of control. Enough is enough, is the message out there in voter land. Even liberal media such as The New York Times has produced polling data that grassroots movement (the Tea Party) has strengthened the Republican vote and been devastating to Democratic control of the agenda. It is a mix of all walks of life, all economic groups, all education levels that have come together to save our country from deaf and blind politicians.
This from Peggy Noonan on voters smashing stereotypes this election cycle:
Actually, Maureen "Moe" Tucker, former drummer of the Velvet Underground, has done the best job ever of explaining where the tea party stands and why it stands there. She also suggests the breadth and variety of the movement. In an interview this week in St. Louis's Riverfront Times, Ms. Tucker said she'd never been particularly political but grew alarmed by the direction the country was taking. In the summer of 2009, she went to a tea-party rally in southern Georgia. A chance man-on-the-street interview became a YouTube sensation. No one on the left could believe this intelligent rally-goer was the former drummer of the 1960s breakthrough band; no one on the left understood that an artist could be a tea partier. Because that's so not cool, and the Velvet Underground was cool.
Ms. Tucker, in the interview, ran through the misconceptions people have about tea partiers: "that they're all racists, they're all religious nuts, they're all uninformed, they're all stupid, they want no taxes at all and no regulations whatsoever." These stereotypes, she observed, are encouraged by Democrats to keep their base "on their side." But she is not a stereotype: "Anyone who thinks I'm crazy about Sarah Palin, Bush, etc., has made quite the presumption. I have voted Democrat all my life, until I started listening to what Obama was promising and started wondering how the hell will this Utopian dream be paid for?"
It is all about the fiscal issues, not the social issues that Democrats depend on to separate the electorate. And, the electorate is clearly demanding all segments of the economy be scrutinized, even the entitlements so many now rely upon.
Not only have the Democrats poorly read the electorate anger this cycle, they continue on doing the same old, same old. The standard misstatements that the GOP wants to kick grandma to the curb and deny any Social Security benefits is a favorite. Hence, this New Mexico grandma got in over her head as she appeared in a But that's what happened when word trickled out that she and her husband, Tommy, own a South Valley home with an indoor swimming pool and a garage full of classic cars.
Who better to prove the necessity of entitlement reform? By not properly vetting their 'actor', the Democrats prove the obvious despite attempting the opposite.