A divided government
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Nov 15, 2012 | 1608 views |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While the presidential election of 2012 is history, it seems the pendulum has swung to the left, a liberal agenda.

The electorate did not accept the plot and high priority of one-term office from congressional leaders for President Barack Obama. The tables were turned upon their own heads. Obama was re-elected with 332 votes in the Electoral College. Scheming tends to dishonesty.

Voter suppression in Florida and Ohio received a backlash. A surge of minorities at the polling places made a great difference in the election. These voters were determined to cast their ballots, in spite of standing in long lines for many hours.

The demographic trends that have created a diversity of minority groups have shown many changes in the electorate. The voters gave consent to same-sex marriage in three states, electing a gay senator to Congress, increasing taxes in California, and approval of marijuana use in two states.

The “bums” were not thrown out where Congress has a 9 percent approval rate. Voters displayed contradictions and inconsistencies about their lawmakers, retaining them in a dysfunctional Congress.

The House is still dominated by Republicans with few losses; the Senate is controlled by Democrats with two gains. A divided government remains, but the voters want cooperation with compromises.

Isaiah J. Ashe
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