Monday, December 31, 2012

A dysfunctional government brought to you by 'low information voters'

This is my new post at American Thinker

The news that TIME named President Obama as "person of the year" was no shock.  I'm sure that Governor Romney would have been selected if he had won the election.
 
The most interesting part of the article naming President Obama was a paragraph in the 2nd page:
 
"Few experts predicted two years ago that Obama would be busy writing his second Inaugural Address. Pre-election polling showed depressed enthusiasm among young people and Latinos, for example, amid soaring interest among white evangelicals and the elderly. But the poll questions did not account for Obama's secret weapon: the people who don't much care for politics. A sizable chunk of the President's most ardent backers don't admire either party yet think Obama is somehow above it all, immune to all the horse trading and favor mongering that politics entails. These voters aren't political in the cable-TV sense of the word. But in 2012, they stuck by Obama. In the last month of the Obama campaign's voter registration, 70% of those signed up were women, minorities or people under 30."

By the way, put me down as one of those who logically looked at voter registration among Hispanics and predicted a low turnout.

Also, put me down as someone who predicted a 51-48% Romney victory.  I just made the logical conclusion that the voters would reject a man who has been such a lousy executive, from bringing people together to forcing Senate Democrats to pass a budget to getting his own party to send him an immigration reform bill.

Yes, I was wrong or just too logical.  President Obama had a dismal record but that does not matter anymore that "low information voters" get their impressions on "The view", MTV and Letterman.

Yes, President Obama was reelected by people who do not follow politics or care much about it.  He was reelected because the campaign was able to connect with voters who don't have a clue, not even a clue of what President Obama stands for.  

For example, the TIME article pointed out that Obama got 71% of the Hispanic vote.  At the same time, President Obama never sent Congress a proposal or ever address the nation on TV as President Bush did.

The direct consequence of having "low information voters" decide the election is evident in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

We see a president who feels immune from accountability.  He knows that the media will cover for him and the "low information voters" will stand by their man. 
 
We can only hope that the "low information voters" go back to sleep or stay home the next time around.  
   

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