After the Presidental State of the Union Speech, for some reason I just don't feel much better. Care to talk me down?
I'll keep this short, as I am sure everyone has thoughts on the speech tonight. But my concern is this. November is so up for grabs, and I think everyone realizes this. As many before me have said, it doesn't matter what Obama does, the republicans will not go along or work in any way to advance the policies presented by the democrats. Am I the only one getting sick of the democrats seeming this gullible?
Add to that, the Supreme court ruling allowing corporations to jump into our elections as much as they want. This topic is a bizarre one to attempt to discuss with many hard-core republicans. I have tried to discuss it, but the usual response is "now things are level with Unions and Soros" or some such non-sense (I blog elsewhere too, and there I am one of like 5 progressives to over 20 conservatives, tea-baggin conservatives, so you can imagine the "joys" those discussions get into.) More money than ever before is going to go into the 2010 elections, and we all know who the money will probably go toward, the "in the bag corporatist".
Finally, pardon me for asking why after election after election with these electronic voting machines that have had some very fishy problems (I am being VERY kind), why the democrats who have been burned by it haven't taken just a moment to say, you know, maybe those in 2010 are not a good Idea, or at least should be better observed. I mean after we won the 2008 with some worried about those machines, the topic nearly went silent. Thank goodness for Bev Harris and Bradblog so that someone keeps watching this.
Anyway, I am worried, I am very worried about 2010. This conservative speech of more attempts to appease the mob that will never be appeased now just has me feeling like this period up to the election will be more of the same, which while alot, has not been things that stick in the mind of voters today. I think the Dems face a loss unless something changes. Am I overly paranoid, jumping the gun?
Talk me down friends, talk me down.