25 January 2010

Voting

Distributed Republic | Scalping_Elmo | How I shook hands with the theocratic statist-right
Two of every three Massachusettsians either didn’t want what Brown, Coakley and Kennedy were offering, or weren’t asked.

If that happened in Iran or Venezuela, the US State Department would strain its public relations muscles pumping out press releases on the significance of the “massive election boycott” or the “general voter strike” and asserting that “the people” had spoken clearly in rejection of the the regimes which rule them.

Since it happened in America, we’re expected to go along with the pretense that a “majority” sent Scott Brown to Washington. But no such majority for Brown exists. He was the choice of fewer than one in five of his fellow citizens, and more than three in five appear to have either been disenfranchised or to have rejected the notion that they require representation in, or consider themselves in any way bound by the edicts of, the US Senate.

- Thomas Knapp at C4SS
I am part of the REAL silent majority. The non-voting, alienated persons who simply want to be left alone.
Worth keeping in mind next November.

I don't feel like crunching the numbers, but has there ever been a US President to have >50% of citizens vote for him? Is there a head of government in another country who has (honestly) achieved this?

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