Well, there are lots of opinions and perspectives about the Repugnocant Party win last night, even here in Blue Maryland with Larry Hogan beating the O’Malady Jr candidate. I know this blog is supposed to be about mental health, and it is, as this election shows to me some things that are about psychological well being.
1. People who vote consistently can make a difference, and this lame defense by the Democraps that not enough people voted, for them mind you, shows their party is one of popular, easy, and convenient, and oh, some work to think and act about an election year that is not involving a Presidential election. Entitlement and dependency was put on notice, even if just a one moment shout out!
2. People realize that a divided government is not about being good, but being necessary when both ends of this polluted aisle of Republocrats are the same at the end of the day. So, the party in power gets dumped each election year.
3. Here in Maryland, the status woe of 8 years listening to the lies and disingenuous dialogue by Marty O’Malady has pissed off enough Democraps to make them realize that O’Malady Jr per Anthony Brown was not acceptable. Does this hurt Marty’s chances to become President, hell, even Vice President in 2016? I sure hope so!!! Unfortunately, almost all the incumbents of importance here in Maryland won by 30-50% margins, so the voters had a brain fart for Governor alone. Dan Bongino may be an exception, but absentee ballots await!
4. Nationally, what should really stand out is how other Blue states of Illinois and Massachusetts have Republicans Governors now too. SOOOO, what is going to happen to those Democrats in these states that believe that decades of living on the hog are now going to come home to roost? Wow, a pig with a cockadoodledoo! Boston and Chicago ain’t gonna be fun in 2015!
5. If there is a God, Mitch McConnell will NOT be majority leader, as he is no different than the sociopath preceding him these past 8 years. But, that again requires a spine and perseverance by most Senators, and we know what they are about at the end of the day. Catch Bernie “Dr Demento Jr” Sanders of Vermont rail this morning on CNN how the loss by Democrats was due to the media? Insight and judgment, not lost, but dumped on the curb and washed away.
6. Finally, while this won’t happen too soon, wait to see what Barry O really will do once it is plainly obvious there was a rejection of him and his policies. The immigration executive order is just the tip of the iceberg, honestly, wait for what this characterologically disordered man will try to do to maintain the illusion of relevance, and control. It. Will. Be. Ugly!
And how does this relate to mental health besides my take about Obama above? I think the anxiety and depression will abate a bit once the Congress starts to really chip away at Obama’s persistently poor choices and agendas, and people will see that fights have a place. But, those in Community Mental Health will not change much, because they are wedded to entitlements and dependency, and that won’t change just because of results last night.
I am a bit happier this morning, but, a long way to go to smile more than frown. We need a third party or an independent base that will disrupt the entrenched incumbency as is now, and for now, keep voting against incumbents and party in power, to make them wince and moan watching majority rule change every 2 years, as it will erode their arrogance and unbridled disdain for the public.
Unfortunately, we still have to put up with the losers for 2 more months…
Addendum: I now dub the New York Times henceforth the “NY CRIMES”:
I kid you not, this is from the link:
“The answer to this hideous crisis, obviously, is to rewrite the Constitution so that voting is more convenient for Democrats — meaning you only have to make that arduous journey to the polling place once every 4 years instead of 2. The way to do this is easy: Congressional terms become 4 years instead of 2, and Senate terms move from 6 to 4 or 8.
Voila! Democracy is fixed.
Other than taking away the vitally important power We The People currently enjoy to make a national course correction every 2 years, the Times also believes that eliminating the midterm election will strengthen the power of the presidency — as though more power in the hands of one person is a virtue.
Finally, the Times believes that national elections taking place only every 4 years will weaken a “grotesque campaign finance system.” As the media repeatedly makes clear, they hate, loathe, and despise unlimited outside corporate money affecting American politics — unless of course the unlimited outside money is being spent by a media corporation to affect American politics.
In summation: the gatekeepers believe that only gatekeepers should gatekeep.”
I say this honestly and directly, I have NO faith in the Repugnocants, but, every year the past 8 since the 2006 takeover by the Democraps, the donkey party is not only showing what a bunch of asses they are, but, now are just being plain assholes! And why I will continue to preach get rid of EVERY incumbent, as these people in the Democrat party are so corrupt and have their lackies and shills in the media trying to sell their shit, it is so disgusting what they claim “are in the interests of the people”. This is partisan scum and villainy at its worst these days, and you could come back with the Republican examples, but, the Democrats now are leading in lack of quality and sheer hubris of quantity of trying to take control.
Believe me, I see it in my state locally the past 20 years, when Bob Erlich won the Governor race in 2002, it set the Democrats on fire. And now, just 8 years later, it has happened again, and it will be ugly in this state, count on it!
Addendum Wed night: So, did any of you catch some of the Obama Hubris this afternoon? I could write another full post on that crap performance, but will just focus on one thing he said more than once: those 2/3’s of you who did NOT vote yesterday, how dare you ignore the wishes of the king! But, what is it about the 2/3 that did not vote, you really think it was 125 million or so Democrats who could have squashed this Republican rebellion yesterday? It is so astounding to me that he tries to spin this that the people dropped the ball, forget for one minute that he in fact did claim his policies were part of the ballots yesterday, why did tens of millions of voters not show solidarity and support for this wonderful man in the White House. Um, is it because we hear persistently about the 60% of the electorate thinks he is doing a shitty job? Perhaps his denial is now at legendary levels for a democratically elected leader. Who gives a damn what the constituents think, he is a King, if not a God, and he will do as he pleases!
The final act awaits, WHEN he informs us of his executive order to pass amnesty for 10 Million or more illegal residents in this country, and then dares the Congress to try to impeach him, he will have his Lincoln moment he has claimed he emulates. Yes folks, I think the man wants to create some type of civil war 150 years later, and his legacy will be complete. The dissolution of the U.S.A.
Hey, you all better hope I am more than wrong, that responsible, attentive, and concerned people in positions of power make a better influence do exactly that.
Sorry, my money is the White House cretin is destined to fuck things up royally! Hey, too many of you voted for not once, but twice, and now you have exactly what you asked for, the Joker who is so characterologically impaired, he doesn’t care if the world burns. Sometimes even if the legacy is ugly, it is still a name that will bear repeating for generations to come.
It is what some antisocials crave. And, this isn’t just narcissism unchained. Frame it however you want, better to postulate something absurd and be proven wrong than underestimate an opponent who wants annihilation and an unsuspecting public to just keep saying “no way he could be that bad”.
Addendum Nov 6 AM: Yeah, this really detracts from my position about Obama and his sociopathic potential:
“For years now, we’ve been told that there really are no more persuadable voters, and that strategists can pinpoint with creepy precision where their voters live and what TV shows they watch and what kind of soap they use, and any given election is all about getting those voters to the polls. Campaigns keep a secret list of turnout targets — essentially a percentage of the vote needed in every district to ensure victory — and most of the money spent by groups on both sides, which totaled something like $4 billion in this midterm cycle, is directed toward meeting them.”
while the rest of the article goes on to dispel this intent, it is still a disturbing assumption, and I think it has legitimate credibility.
later was this that reflects that Joker analogy to me:
“But the biggest reason for the disappearance of the new Democratic map is that the Obama surge never actually belonged to Democrats in the first place. It belonged to Obama — to his celebrity and his ironic detachment and his inspiring story. And like membership in any cool new thing, it was always going to be nontransferable, even had the president really tried to make it otherwise.”
You read, you decide. Next post will be my last political one for awhile, I hope!