"If Republicans, in their exuberance, think that they can just stand on the side and yell "over here" to Independents, Independent Republicans and to an angry herd (think Tea Party Patriots) and 'We've had enough of over-taxing and over-spending and our concerns being ignored by much of our elected bodies': active groups like (Peoria 9/12 Project), (Campaign for Liberty) and dozens of other angry groups looking for a leader, the Republican party will be trampled in the stampede", so wrote citizen Peter Phelan of Charlottesville, Va on 10/20/09 in the WSJ.
"Gloom Spreads on Economy, but GOP Doesn't Gain", wrote Jonathan Wiseman of a poll results that can be found online at WSJ.com/Politics. The poll reflects increasing pessimism, with a majority saying U.S. is on the 'wrong track' for he first time in Obama presidency. The survey was of 1009 Americans was conducted from Oct. 22-25. The survey found the country in a decidedly negative mood. 58% say the slide still has a way to go back to the level expressed in July.
But a dark national view of how everybody in Washington is conducting the public business appears to be preventing Republicans from benefiting from concerns about the direction of the country or the Democrat-led government handling of the economy. The minority party generally benefits from actions not acceptable to a disappointed, angry or a dissatisfied populace.
It is a sad joke on the country that so many left leaning liberals think that the country "just won't accept a black man as president". It is the policies being set daily by most members of the present administration who seem to overt desire to take from the rich and give to the poor making the poor and somewhat poor dependent on a governmental communal type of society, that are making a usually silent group, angry. Or setting socialistic policies that cloud the issues of what is good for the general populace.
While color may still cloud some people's mind they come from the ignorant class to be found in all colors. shapes and sizes. And some prejudice exuded toward certain ethnic groups. Ignorant people or apathetic people abound in this both poor, middle class and "affluent" society. And forget victimization. It gets to be a lamer and lamer excuse. It happens to all at some points in their lives. Give each other a break.
The new Peoria City Manager who I met yesterday is an example of a man hired for his potential capabilities to bring fiscal responsibility to the cities fathers.
I will end this blog on the subject. The Republican Party had many years of power where they too could have made better policy positions. Locally, some Republicans are running on the same old theme. Let's blame everything on the Democrats.
Sorry, these are not the words the "angry people" want to hear. Given time, these angry people will be heard. Maybe the party of which I am a "Conservative" member like Johan Goldberg (see his column in the JS today, "Conservatives just want a turn", and Conservative Republican candidate for Governor, Dan Proft, will find out a way to reach these angry people.