Something I Don't Understand
by James Glaser
February 21, 2011
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Why do Democrats or Republicans get so upset when the other political party gets voted into office, and then starts doing everything they said they would during their election campaign?

Is it really a surprise? Didn't they listen to what the other side was saying? After the election, one of the first words that come out from the losing side is "Impeachment." Of course that never happens, because what the new winner is doing is not ever an impeachable offense, but rather what their political beliefs dictate they do, and what they had said they would do while campaigning.

In Wisconsin they voted out Russ Feingold, the only Senator to vote against the Patriot Act. On top of that, the people of Wisconsin then voted in a Republican Governor and gave Republicans the majority in their legislature. Now they are surprised that their State Government is acting like a bunch of Republicans. What did they expect?

Florida is the same way. They voted in a Tea Party Republican as Governor, and now some Democrats are talking impeachment. Why? Because Rick Scott is acting like what you would expect a Tea Party Republican to act like. The Democrats could have won the election, it was a close one, but many Democrats stayed home and didn't vote. Now they are upset. I don't understand how they can be. They had enough Democratic voters to win handily, but they didn't work as hard as the Republicans in getting their people out to vote.

What I really don't understand is why the losing side isn't mad with themselves for not working on the election harder. I guess their surprise at the winning side is doing what they said they would do is just a cover up for their failure.

What I don't understand is how the losing side can spend all their time and money bad-mouthing the winning side, when they should be out trying to work on the next election, so they can surprise their opponents, and do what they say they will do during their election campaign.

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