Another election day, another bunch of politicians ready to promise us everything while delivering the goods to their corporate backers. Most of them, anyway.
Does it really matter if Terry McAuliffe beats Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia? Or if Chris Christie dunks Barbara Buono’s donut in New Jersey? Or which right-winger will prevail in Alabama – corporate shill Bradley Byrne or Teabagger uber-Christian Dean Young?
Once elected, will any of these candidates change any policy or positively impact any political or social issues, like poverty, infrastructure repair, environmental protection, education, or unemployment?
Cynical, sure, but when is the last time your elected leader made good on their campaign promises? We have become accustomed to these disappointments, often evolved into total reversals of stated campaign positions. From Obama’s single payer and comfortable shoes, to Bush-the-First’s no new taxes; to Scott Walker’s labor/pension promises and Chris Christie’s property tax rebate problems, the list is infinite.
What changes can we rationally expect next year based on voter results today? That’s assuming the vote count can be trusted for accuracy . . . .
The media is still breathlessly over today’s events, as if these races matter. so if you are still paying attention, here’s what CNN has to say about today’s dog-n-pony show:
Welcome to Election Day 2013, where two gubernatorial contests and the race for mayor of the nation’s biggest city will be settled and a GOP primary battle for a U.S. House seat in Alabama is getting outsized attention.
But what makes most of these 2013 elections interesting is what they may tell us about 2014 midterms and the 2016 race for the White House.
Yada, yada, yada.
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