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Ed Rendell claims that Pennsylvania voters acted illogically during the midterm elections

November 23, 2010

  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.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2010 10:05 pm

    I agree they are being elitist snobs, but I feel I have to be a little contrarian here – do we not say the same thing about California, New York and Massachusetts for re-electing Boxer, Pelosi, Rangel and Frank? Obviously it is different for us, we are just citizens expressing our displeasure with other citizens, we are not making policy, and by refusing to acknowledge a firm rebuttal of our policies, ignoring the voters. I don’t recall many conservative leaders calling the voters stupid for voting the “wrong” way, but I might be wrong.

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    • November 24, 2010 7:41 am

      In a way you are right, we sit here and complain about the states that rehired the Democrats, but as you said there is a big diffence between us and those that are elected. If the Democrats remain unwilling to admit their mistakes they will be doomed to repeat them and could see more massive losses in 2012.

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  2. November 23, 2010 11:19 pm

    I do agree that the Democrats are in denial because they are brainwashed fools that bought into the Marxist lie peddle in our institutions of higher education. I relate states like CA, NY, and MA to an abusive relationship. Even though they continue to be abused by liberal ideology they don’t really know how to break the cycle of abuse. Great post Steve.

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    • November 24, 2010 7:42 am

      A good analogy John, I think the first step is the hardest step and these states so far have been unwilling to admit they have a problem. I thought Mass. was on the right track after Scott Brown, but they had a relapse.

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  3. November 23, 2010 11:46 pm

    Quote: 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.

    That would mean that he is selfless and focused on what is good for the nation as well as serving we the people. However, he is more concerned with his self and internationalism and world adulation.

    The problems with the Democrats is they have a worldview problem. Most of ‘we the people’ are loyal to America. We believe in our heritage, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and our heritage. We ARE Americans.

    These Progressive Democrats are not. Their worldview is one of internationalism which comes by appeasement, sharing the wealth, global governance, etc. They believe that ‘we the people’ or Americans are bad.

    If you have time, you should read Daniel Hannon’s new book, A New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America. It really opened up my eyes to why these people do some of the crazy things they are doing.

    We the people and our government, really are on different pages, literally!

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    • November 24, 2010 7:44 am

      Well said Dominque! I have heard of that book but I have not read it. I am going to have to put it on my must read list. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  4. November 24, 2010 3:47 am

    I’d like to hear him explain why the voters are angry.

    I hear his name has been thrown around to replace Rahm Emanuel. If that’s true expect him to be nothing more than a conduit for Obama rhetoric.

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  5. November 24, 2010 7:32 am

    Let’s see if I can get this straight. The massive voter reaction that swept Barack Obama into the White House was logical, but the massive voter reaction that swept the Democrats out of the House of Representatives and so many state and local offices was just an illogical reaction? Isn’t that about how they are thinking?

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    • November 24, 2010 7:46 am

      That about sums it up. I guess we had a moment of clarity in 2008 but now we are confused once again.

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  6. bunkerville permalink
    November 24, 2010 11:20 am

    I was amazed that there was no reaction when Obama was on “The View” and stated the problem was that “most folks were operating from the Reptilian side of their brain”..to dismiss the great unwashed as reptiles says it all as to how he feels about those who choose to have a different view. Contempt.

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    • November 25, 2010 9:48 pm

      I have to say that I had not heard this comment before. What an arrogant, condescending remark for this man to make. Once again he shows us that he is an elitist who feels he is better than us. He holds those that dare to disagree with him in contempt. Is it any wonder that the voters are turning against him?

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      • bunkerville permalink
        November 26, 2010 2:45 pm

        Obama noted “there’s still a reptilian side of our brain” that leads people to not trust others “if somebody sounds different or looks different.” . I was close but a bit off,

        http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/111611-obama-calls-african-americans-a-mongrel-people

        Of course adding that we were a “mongrel nation” isn’t a whole lot better in my mind, but many took exception when I posted it.

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  7. January 14, 2011 3:44 pm

    All these comments make me sick. You should know better, fools of people!. But you don’t!. The majority of the people didn’t “reject” obama’s agenda, it was the SS-like enthusiasm of your volunteers and slaves that made that possible, and even before 2010’s mid-terms.

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