Monday, November 5, 2012

And One More Election Eve Musing

Tomorrow's elections will change little. The differences between Obama and Romney are minimal. The latter will make me a bit more angry when I turn on the TV, but both will continue to pursue policies that erode civil liberties and expand the security state.

In South Dakota, Kristi Noem will win re-election. She will return to the Oz of Washington DC, but unlike the Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz, she will never develop intellect, courage, and heart.Governor Daugaard and his administration will continue their war on teachers no matter what the results on RL 16 and IM 15. They will also continue to cut the state's social safety net while enhancing corporate welfare.

Since the big elections will not change anything, one must look for some small victories.  Last night, I got a call from a young lady who got the position she wanted in her sorority. She was happy, and that joy made me smile a bit. For this year, it's the only election that I'm going to care about.

1 comment:

caheidelberger said...

Ugh. Don't we ever get to win?