Between travel and the slew of messages I have not had a chance to weigh in on Tuesday's primary elections. Since literally everyone has now jumped on the results of the specific elections, I have noticed that very few have actually gotten the real message here.
Needless to say, Democrats claim victory and Republicans claim victory. Both are wrong, lying and scared. Neither wants to freely admit that the old agenda driven, ideological, party first mentality failed. Neither side wants to admit that they no longer have a handle on "their" voters.
What we saw was that the hand picked favorites in both parties lost. Be it Pennsylvania or Kentucky, the old guard lost their ability to use false loyalty as a campaign tool. This scares the grape juice right out of them.
So who won? Well, at the end of the day, the people did. By tossing aside the hacks and whores that both parties wanted in the general election, the people made it clear that it is time to end the partisan games and end the nonsense and get back to fair governance. While the Tea party Movement did score victories, these are being mischaracterized by both sides. The thought of the reality is too much for the Democrats and Republicans.
Why? Well the real core of the Tea Party movement is non-partisan, contrary to the braying on both sides. The real message from the Tea Parties is simple - smaller government, less spending and lower taxes. A return to Constitutional rule and not this semi-imperial system the 2 parties have created.
For too long, the parties have been able to select primary candidates and choke off the people's ability to choose. Their control of the ballot in most states is absolute and tyrannical. Regardless of what you think about past primaries, they were almost always decided well before any of us cast an actual vote. Lately, the parties have become blatantly brazen in their approach.
Here in Florida, the hand picked Republican was Charlie Crist until it looked like he might lose in the primary, and then the Florida GOP pretended it had never supported Crist and threw him off the bus in favor of the ever untrustworthy Rubio. The Democrats here are no better. They are now hedging their bets on their hand picked candidate - Kendrick Meek - ever since it was revealed he has issues related to money, developers and earmarks.
Pennsylvania is an interesting primary on the Dem side. The incumbent, Arlen Spector - had changed parties last year claiming he could not win as a Republican and was really more of a Democrat all the time. To be fair, Spector had served well and mostly with honor, but for a very long time. Both sides claim they beat Spector. Not really. He beat himself by trying to play the partisan game from the fence. And he had been there way too long.
In Kentucky, the hand picked candidate of Senate top Republican McConnell was trounced. McConnell is a veritable institution in Kentucky and the Republican electorate ignored his wishes and picked the other candidate. Good for them. All McConnell wanted was to assure his continued power and reach. That he was unable to influence the primary of his own party tells a big story.
As I have been saying, it is time to throw all of them out. The entire Congress. Both parties. As if there is a hair of difference between them. There is not. Both are corrupt, lazy and ignore the people almost all of the time. It is time to let both tired old parties know that they are no longer effective or relevant.
In that vein, I am offering T-Shirts with this message.
As a capitalist and a free market person, I am selling them for both profit and with the intent of donating to those candidates that are willing to step outside the parties and declare a concern for the Constitution and the people.
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Let them know that we are tired of the old 2 party system, the blind ideology, the bitter partisan sniping and the throwing away of our money. Vote them out. It is the ultimate power, and one that we have.
Come November, cast a vote for us and throw them all out.