Staten Island, New York is home to the state’s 11th Congressional District, and with the mid-term election three days away, the polling of voters in the 11th dramatically shows exactly what is wrong with US voters, and how their priorities, values, and voting patterns can make one wonder just how far awry the grand experiment of democracy has gone.
gop incumbent Michael Grimm, who has become known to the American public this year for two things, and two things only, neither of which has anything to to with his duties as a member of Congress, is leading his Democratic opponent Domenic Recchia, according to a Siena College poll, by 19 points, 53% to 34%.
What has Grimm done to gain his measure of notoriety?
A big part of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton had to do with allegations that he lied under oath in a deposition, regarding issues that had nothing to do with his Presidency. Well, amazingly similar allegation have been made about Grimm, that while a member of Congress, he lied while under oath in a deposition taken in a civil suit brought by his former employees. Where is all that gop outrage that called for Bill Clinton’s head? Right.
So, three days to go, and it would take a major upset for Grimm to be defeated. What gives? What can these voters possibly be thinking, and what of the gop hierarchy? How can they continue to support this man?
Easy. Any republican, no matter how big a criminal or how outrageous a sociopath, is better than any Democrat. That is how the gop thinks, and that message, with their unlimited funds and massive propaganda machine, is eaten up by the lemmings who vote the party ticket without an iota of intelligent thought.
And that is what is wrong with this country, and just maybe, with the modern incarnation of democracy. Fueled by unlimited money from partisan sources, there is no rational, educated thought, only rote responses to external stimuli. And we are all paying massively for it.