Mob Rule Democracy at it's finest. And they still have more of our wealth and property to redistribute yet.
It's depressing. How can people so abysmally ignorant of events make intelligent choices. The really sad thing is that other than gun rights people and the more affluent voter, I can just about assure you the same kind of people would have been in line voting Republican. And even gun rights people tend to be single issue voters. I thought you would like the line where the woman says she doesn't know much about income redistribution but it sounds like a good thing.
I try not to be a single-issue voter, but the issue of gun rights usually acts as a fairly predictable barometer of how a candidate stands on other issues. Unfortunately Im one of those weird hybrids who is conservative on some things and not so much on others. Rand Paul comes close to being my ideal candidate but he's a bit too much on some things for me. I'd run myslef but theyd need a skycap for all the baggage and skeletons I'd bring along.
I've been trying to think of some way to limit voting to people who are intelligent enough to merit the responsibility, but I can't. The old style "property owners only" wouldn't work because there are plenty of them who aren't very well informed, but it would tend to support a conservative view point. I know that for myself, I tend to look at a persons voting record on gun rights, and that pretty much determines if he gets my vote or not. There are anomalies, like Harry Reid, who gets AAA from the NRA but is such a jerk I wouldn't vote for him if I could.
I am clueless when it comes to politics over there. do the very rich vote for him?
Not if they have any sense, but then, that let's a lot of rich people out because they don't.Mainly, we have a vast, burgeoning underclass of people who are very poor. They vote Democratic because the Democratic party is socialist and hands out government largess . Then we have the Republicans, who tend to be either wealthy, business people, or rural people who want the government out of their lives. The problem is that at the bottom, both parties are pretty much the same, they want to keep themselves in power and nothing else really matters to them.
Gotta hand it to the dems...for a winning ticket they just need to keep all these people ignorant-- give them bread and circuses (cellphones), keep them unemployed with food stamps, distort the truth using the mainstream media, and keep on blaming Bush! And the moment folks start to wise up and vote the other way, all they gotta do is dole out blanket amnesty for illegals. That should ensure a victory in 2016! Not so dumb after all eh?.--Troy
Troy, that's why I think the Republican party is a spent force. First, they constantly do all they can to alienate anyone who has the misfortune to fall from the middle class due to ill health, loss of a job, or whatever. In Georgia our Republican leadership is famous for that. Second, the Democrats have all the growing demographic groups sewed up. Minorities, illegals, the very poor, the welfare class, and increasingly senior citizens, who used to be a staunch Republican core group.If the Republicans can no longer oppose the Democrats, who is going to? I think the answer may be no one. That will accelerate the death spiral we are in now, because we are broke and just printing money like the government is doing now is not going to solve the problem. I think what you said in your comment is the unvarnished truth. I wish I had an answer to it but I don't think there is one.