November 06, 2014

Mid-Term Elections

To begin this blog, maybe I should start with the word "Duped"! According to, a Dupe is:

"1. a person who is easily deceived or fooled.
 2. a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person.
 3. to make a dupe of; deceive; delude; trick"

The root of dupe is French, coming from the word duppe derived from d'uppe which is the head of a hoopoe. A hoopoe is a bird thought to be especially stupid. (Not my terminology, I don't like the word stupid....but for this blog, I am willing to give it a try!)

A week prior to the elections, a new Rasmussen Reports national survey reported that 8% of American were happy with Congress and thought they were doing a good job. They also reported that there had been no change from the previous month and 62% of Americans were unhappy with the job Congress was doing.

Gallup polls varied the tiniest bit, with a 12% approval of Congress and an 82% disapproval.

Public Policy Polling reported that cockroaches were liked 11% more than Congress! With an approval rating of 9% and disapproval of 85%.

Two-thirds of voters who were interviewed after casting ballots said they believed our country was seriously on the wrong track. Every news report for the past 6 years has reported how the Republicans have basically paralyzed our government with a record number of filibusters, fighting every move to better America. They voted against helping Vets, raising minimum wage, are seeking to destroy social security, which we have all paid into with each paycheck. Truth is, Congress doesn't want to pay back the money they borrowed from Social Security because we're broke!

Chris Cuomo from CNN asked Senator Bernie Sanders if he was optimistic over the election results. Sanders response is the same as mine. The Republican agenda is frickin' scary. Cuts to social Security and Medicare; more tax breaks for the wealthy, more human rights awarded to non-sentient corporations, jobs leaving America.

Hiding behind the Abortion Issue, their "Christian-shield-of-armor", the Republicans are the ones who want to deny abortions but drive around with the bumper stickers proclaiming "The Government Is Not Your Baby's Daddy!"  So, keep that baby but once it is born, you are on your own!  Speaking of Christian values that the Republicans continue to scream to the tree tops that they are fighting for; why is their agenda so focused on shutting out the poor, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the veterans, women and minorities?

As you can tell, I am a little "put off" by the results of the election. I am appalled by how many congressional incumbents were re-elected and slightly more disconcerted on how many more Republicans were voted in. Especially since progressive issues significantly won across the nation!

The Koch Brothers are sleeping good and dancing all the way to the bank to deposit more of our money, sweat and blood into their off-shore accounts. They duped us. We are Dupes! At least we can still have pride that we are the head of France's stupidest bird and not it's ass.....though......

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Much like the Republican Party, the bird appears to be looking in one direction, when it is actually focused elsewhere.

2014 Mid-term Elections just tossed out the stately Bald Eagle for a Hoopoe! Scared? I am!


  1. Thank you! This is exactly what I was thinking.

  2. Thank you for your comment. I guess it's time to really get involved.


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