Ed Rendell claims that Pennsylvania voters acted illogically during the midterm elections
As Democrats try to find a reason why they suffered huge losses in this month’s midterm elections they refuse to look inward. Democrats refuse to take the blame for their losses, instead blaming their inability to properly communicate to the American people how wonderfully they performed in the first two years of the Obama regime as the reason for their failures at the polls.
Along with this perceived communication gap that the Democrats claim is their biggest problem with the voters, there is another reason why they claim Democrats lost the midterm election–the voters are too damned stupid and frightened to vote the right way during these tough economic times. They believe that the voters are just plain scared stupid.
Barack Obama himself claimed that Americans were ”hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared.” Basically he said that Americans were so scared about the economy that we were not thinking straight when we went to the polls and rejected his agenda. One would think that after his agenda caused such a major rebuke at the polls that the president would look inward and evaluate himself to determine what he could do better, but that was not the case. Instead he holds stubbornly onto the very agenda that Americans rejected while claiming that we are basically too stupid to see how brilliant he is.
But Barack Obama was not alone in his condemnation of the American people; John Kerry had this to say about the American voters: “It’s absurd. We’ve lost our minds, we’re in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don’t weigh in.” We headed to the polls earlier this month and we rejected Barack Obama and the Democrats and everything they stand for and according to John Kerry it is because we are a bunch of “know nothings” who don’t understand the truth about what Democrats stand for. According to John Kerry, the fact that the Democrats suffered such glorious defeats in the election is due to the fact that we have lost our minds.
The arrogance of these two politicians to simultaneously deflect the blame for their failures and belittle the very people they are supposed to represent is astounding but it didn’t stop with the politicians. Katie Couric called the voters the “unwashed masses,” while Bill Maher claimed we were “hillbillies” who needed to be pulled into the 20th century by the Democrats.
Enter the governor of Pennsylvania–Ed Rendell–and his analysis of why Democrats lost the midterm election.
During a conference with the Center for American Progress, Governor Rendell stated that the voters were not thinking logically when we sent them packing on November 2nd.
“Well, because people don’t always vote on logical reasons.”
Governor Rendell went on to say that angry, emotional voters were too hard to reason with but that he understood why voters were angry. The question is, does he? Do the Democrats in general realize why the American people are angry? I don’t think they understand what the American people are angry about at all.
The Democrats continue to belittle, degrade, and insult the very people who vote in the elections and they think that this is a winning strategy moving forward? This is exactly the type of attitude that the American people are angry with; the attitude of these politicians who blame the scared, illogical voters for all of the party’s woes does nothing but prove to the American people that they are nothing but elitists who think they are smarter than the average American and this attitude will never help them connect with the voters–in fact they will continue to distance themselves from average Americans if they continue to show such contempt for the American people.
The Democrats do not have a perception problem, and the Democrats do not have a communication problem, they have an agenda problem. As long as they continue to be in denial about why and how they lost the midterm election they will have no chance to regain the power they so longingly crave. The American people are not as stupid as the Democrats would like to believe–we have seen what they represent and we have rejected it–and this does not bode well for them in the future. Insulting the electorate is no way to endear yourself to the people, and this attitude shows us one more reason why the American people did in fact act logically and do what was right earlier this month.