Monday, November 24, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

POST ELECTION ANALYSIS

  • Precinct data reveals nuanced view of Shelby County’s voting patterns (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
  • The dust settles-“The basic maxim of democracy should always be: turn the rascals out. When people are entrusted with power and make a botch of it, their options should be dropped.” — Arthur Schlesinger on the 1980 election (Buffalo News)
  • Hope springs eternal for Obama presidency (Ventura County Star) Because millions of Americans ignored party affiliation as well as race, and voted with their wallets as well as their ballots, Obama is less beholden to party than most presidents have been. He could be the most independent president since Theodore Roosevelt, and like Roosevelt, unshackled from party politics, he could instigate reasonable political and economic reforms that benefit the nation, not just segments of it.
  • Rural voters pull to the right (Tulsa World) Nowhere is the Democrat resurgence in metropolitan areas more visible than in precinct 103 in Tulsa County. The four-square mile precinct, bounded by 41st Street, 61st Street, Mingo and South 129th East Avenue, saw 51 percent of voters go for Bush in 2004. In 2008, 59 percent of voters in the precinct backed Obama.
  • Where 'Bama is really No. 1 (Arkansas News Bureau) And we (Arkansas) don't have as large a black population as some of the Deep South states, like Alabama and Mississippi. In those states, an unprecedented turnout of higher concentrations of black voters was the only thing that drove Obama's percentage higher than Kerry's.
  • Black Republicans Ponder Their Future (Afro American) Leading the way is former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele who has decided to run for chairman of the Republican National Committee which provides national leadership for the Republican Party. The committee is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention.

NEW YORK POLITICS

  • Popularity wanes for embattled Bloomberg (Crain's New York) “The term-limits fight did significant damage to his image as someone who was above the normal political fray,”
  • Bill Thompson's turning up heat on Mayor Bloomberg (Daily News) Thompson's backers also point to the thousands of newly registered - and newly energized - African-American voters who came out for Barack Obama and might vote for Thompson.

2 comments:

jenovasreunion said...

It's just so mind-blowing that people are so mass-led by race as a factor. The concept of 'he looks and sounds like me, therefor we are alike' is the ultimate fallacy by the MOST sheep-like of individuals.

Black culture, in a big way, is a disease on American politics; as much as Jew or White culture. Culture is more mania than classical conditioning.

Only through education can these mania be destroyed. Public education? You wouldn't trust the government to educate you on the government would you? Personal education sparked by political activism is more like it.

By showing someone the truth and them letting them work backward; we will free them from collectivism.

jenovasreunion said...

I thought you would like to see what the 'average' twitterer thinks of independents versus libertarians. Just food for thought.

Jason @Mediacondom.com

Replies — Updates beginning with @jasonsieckmann
Paul Mills
FWGMills @jasonsieckmann Independents do what the hell they want. Libertarians do what the hell they want while smoking pot. :) about 1 hour ago from twhirl in reply to jasonsieckmann


btalb
btalb @jasonsieckmann serious about getting into an office like that, where would you start? about 2 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


btalb
btalb @jasonsieckmann - I am very tempted to look into something like that. I think school boards are a great start for beginners. If you were.... about 2 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


Jesse Priest
jessepriest @jasonsieckmann Michael Savage says he's an independent. In fact most neocon talkshow hosts claim independence while drinking neocon koolaid about 4 hours ago from TwitterBerry in reply to jasonsieckmann


Lag O'Morph
lagomorph13 @jasonsieckmann Ayn Rand would have said that political independents without commitments are politically dead. Libertarians are still alive. about 5 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


Charlie Greenbacker
greenbacker @jasonsieckmann Only a "little" more socialist? about 6 hours ago from TwitterFon in reply to jasonsieckmann


edkless
edkless @jasonsieckmann - IMHO Independents have less developed views than Libertarians. I's don't like what they see, L's know why! about 6 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to jasonsieckmann


Tony Prado
antonioaprado @jasonsieckmann A libertarian can be independent but independents can be of any number of political stripes. Not all libertarians are indep. about 6 hours ago from TinyTwitter in reply to jasonsieckmann


Charlie Greenbacker
greenbacker @jasonsieckmann Libertarians believe in a handful of defined positions. Independents are simply unaffiliated with the two major parties. about 7 hours ago from TwitterFon in reply to jasonsieckmann


AttilaGirl
AttilaGirl @jasonsieckmann Independents are either muddle-headed, or correctly disgusted with the BS both parties shovel out. Libert's are normal. about 7 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


mmccune
mmccune @jasonsieckmann the libertarian platform is fiscally conservative and socially liberal. about 7 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


mmccune
mmccune @jasonsieckmann independents are not affiliated with the two major parties. about 7 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


Jeffrey Jones
jeffreyjones @jasonsieckmann Libertarians believe that the initiation of aggression in human relations is wrong. Independents may or may not think this. about 7 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


Mr. Bildo
MrBildo @jasonsieckmann Independents vote for Repubs and Dems, but complain about it. Libertarians vote for Repubs and Dems, but lie about it. about 8 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


cierrageer
cierrageer @jasonsieckmann libertarian- civil liberties. independents- not always. about 8 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


sabrina
sa_bing @jasonsieckmann Is this really a question? One's a party with a platform, the other is a catch all for people who don't vote in one party. about 8 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


timedalkat
timedalkat @jasonsieckmann an independent may have any philosophy other than the regular parties, while libertarians are all about reducing gov't role about 8 hours ago from twhirl in reply to jasonsieckmann


dmataconis
dmataconis @jasonsieckmann independents don't belong to a specific political party, regardless of ideology. Libertarians have a specific ideology. about 8 hours ago from TwitterFox in reply to jasonsieckmann


mmccune
mmccune @jasonsieckmann The Federal Reserve is the primary reason we are in this financial mess! It is mercantilism at its worst! about 8 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


The_Monarch
The_Monarch @jasonsieckmann Hot Logic isn't something talking monkeys understand. They hate facts. They love cults. Public "Education" sealed our fate. about 12 hours ago from web in reply to jasonsieckmann


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