Saturday, June 26, 2004

June 26, 2004 - Voter Inertia

Today's Commentary: June 26th, 2004

How stupid does the liberal left have to get to cater to it's voters? And how stupid do they think we are when groups and events that cater to liberal people and causes describe themselves as "non-partisan"? Liberals are trying every trick under the sun to resolve the only thing that keeps them from completely dominating virtually every elected position in America - voter inertia. The axioms of political physics describe voter inertia as follows:

"A body inclined to vote in a way that sustains it's oblivious or at-rest state is likely to remain at rest in November. A body excited about an issue is likely to remain excited about that issue up to and through its vote in November."

If every eligible voter in America were forced to honestly describe their affiliation as either "R", "D" or "I", and you assumed the "I" vote would split roughly 50-50 for "R" and "D" come November, arguably the Democrats would win every time. However, successful candidates don't try to appeal to the general public, but to likely voters.

Republicans can generally get motivated to promote less government, lower taxes and stronger military, to the point where they become excited and according to the laws of voter inertia, get out and vote. The voting left can get excited too. The die-hards will get excited about higher taxes, greater government regulations, leniency towards crime and more mushy social programs. This will get them to the ballot box. However, the Democrats would crush the vote if they could elevate their at-rest voters to an excited state. These are the people who want government to control their lives more, but have plans in November.

The quest for Democrat politicians then becomes, how to excite the unexcited and motivate their numbers to vote?

Booze is one way. The Democrats in Monroe County, New York have figured this out. They have teamed up with a local brewery to offer free beer to those who register to vote.

It is unclear if these same Democrats are offering to drive their constituents home after they register. This of course would be a nice gesture on their part, so long as Ted Kennedy doesn't drop in as honorary chauffeur.

But free alcohol may not be enough. Enter the next white knight of Democratic politics, the felons. Al Gore is still smarting from his 2000 election loss (HA! HA! HA!). Had he been able to deny our overseas military personnel the right to vote, and only a fraction of the sunshine states' convicted felons succesfully navigated the Scylla and Charybdis of hanging chad, today Al would be able to lecture us on tolerance while he continued negotiations with Saddam Hussein and the Taliban as Commander in Grief. Expect a big push from the Florida left to support the voting rights of felons before the year is out. There are also efforts in D.C., where Democrats are a 9:1 majority over Republicans, to get the voices of felons heard.

It seems that Democrat activists and politicians just can't get past their love affair with criminals. And why not? If the last Democrat president can commit felony perjury and get a free ride, what's a little rape and murder among ideologues? And to show his unity with an elite group of future clients, Clinton commuted the sentences of dozens of them just before his second term ended. Wire frauds, cocaine dealers, money launderers, meth dealers, felony firearm violators, extortionists - all were welcome to bask in the warm, soft glow of Clinton's embrace. For a full list of the best and brightest, see:

You would think that Democrats would have learned their lesson about felons after Mike Dukakis met up with Willie Horton for a few beers in 1986 to ask him how his weekend off was going. I'm sure Mike was happy to see how smashingly well his "Experiment in Justice" was improving the lives of those attacked during Willie's extended furlough. God knows, releasing first-degree murders for the weekend has always been a hit with the Massachusetts public.

To this day the left courts felons the same way a rebellious teenage daughter treats her James Dean wannabe boyfriend that her parents disapprove of. According to a June 24th report from the AP, a Democratic group called 'Americans Coming Together' has hired convicted sex offenders, burglars, drug dealers and other hard-core Democrats to canvas the battleground states of Missouri, Ohio, Florida, and possibly others to conduct door to door voter registration drives which include collecting social security numbers, telephone numbers and other personal information. And who does Americans Coming Together want to see win in 2004? Hint: He's a Massachusetts liberal, and it's not Mike Dukakis.

If rapists, murderers, armed robbers and other convicted felons want to see John Kerry win this November, who are you voting for?

Other than having convicts stake out their houses, another way to excite the at-rest vote is to find them at an event where they are already excited and pound them with liberal information. Enter the outdoor, dry-humping extravaganza known as Lollapalooza 2004. Although canceled due to "huge financial losses", Lollapalooza was to include a new showcase called "The Revolution Solution", described as: "a provocative new way of taking on the issues that confront this country." The Revolution Solution includes such centrist organizations as: 'Amnesty International', 'Climate Solutions', 'Future Forests', 'Pesticide Action Network' and '' (which hosts the winners of the "2003 Sexiest Vegetarian Alive" poll). The Lollapalooza web site describes The Revolution Solution as -are you ready?:

"A non-partisan political campaign - in partnership with the influential grassroots political network,"

Hmmm. A non-partisan political campaign in partnership with

I think I have just found out how stupid the liberal left has to be while catering to it's voters.


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