Hard to believe that I have sat in this chair for seven hours and not played one game, spent any time on the simulator, or written anything. I just spent the day snooping through the political feeds and social sites, trying to suss out the trends of midterm elections. It is no secret which side I sit on, and the stats are ominously tilting leftward for the House.
But polls have normally trended +Democrat over the years until the races tighten up in the last weeks leading up to the election. Conservative tea-leaf readers think that it is because the push polling ends as the pollsters need to prove they are non-partisan to keep their credibility. I think there may be some truth to that. Most pollsters tend to be pointy headed academics and draw their employees from academia, so it is not surprising that polls begin flipping at the runup … who wants to be holding the bag of a losing poll?
I don’t know why I do this to myself. It isn’t like all this looking at trends is going to change the election results. I quit voting for left wing candidates for anything higher than the local water board a long time ago.
It is still rainy and cold here in the heartland of Texas where our native son Willeh Nelson went off the reservation and supported a classic dope smoking liberal who luvs jes’ about everbody but old white males, and really wants to be muh leader. <puff!>. Such a good old boy … but he joined a long list of Democratic candidates with stolen culture. Goes by “Beto”, a Mexican endearment for Roberto. The only problem with Beto is that he is a plastic Mexican. Not that he would matter. Just being a damned Democrat and sounding like a yankee is enough for me to dis him. The liberal Texas newspapers sure do fawn over him, though. Like a white Obama. Bleah.
Truthfully, though, I only have one litmus test that tells me all about a candidate. Any candidate who is all for restricting firearms by legislative means tells me that I am dealing with someone who is totally clueless about the Constitution and how to amend it. And that is not someone I want at the national level. I lost the 10th Amendment argument before I was born, so that is no longer a factor. The Federalist won, and the states are like mere counties to FedGovCo now. I don’t know why we don’t eliminate the states and just make the governor a Servile Service employee … maybe with a newly minted GS-17 rating so that they feel like a real executive or something. Then nationalize the police, sort of along the lines of the Mexican Federales or Canadian Mounties, with absolute power.
Oh well … I doubt that even my sarcasm is going to sway many people.
So I sit back and think. Hell. I got mine. Why should I care?