Random Early Thoughts on the 2014 Midterm Elections

At this point, everyone is expecting a bloodbath for the Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.. Candidates are running away from both the Affordable Care Act and the Obama Administration. The only question is how bad it’ll be. Some Democrats are already conceding the Senate, jumping right to the bargaining stage of grief, and arguing that it won’t be a big deal to the Republicans.

To me, the biggest problem is that the Republicans are going to benefit. They still haven’t paid a dear enough price for their misbehavior during the Bush years. And they are still out of the mainstream on issues such as immigration, gay marriage, and drugs.

And while the party’s stance on abortion isn’t too far out of line with that of the populous, the regular inane statements by the silly part of the candidate base gives the Democrats endless weapons to beat them up with it.

Combine that with a media that is generally hostile to the Republicans, and it can get ugly.

It sure would be nice if there was an alternative to Republicat hegemony in times like this.

Speaking of which, what it going on with the constant attacks on libertarianism by the Left an the Right? It seems to have moved from the media all the way down to personal levels on Twitter and Facebook.

Rarely have so few people with such little political power been trashed by those with actual political power.

The hypocrisy of Dianne Feinstein knows no bounds. As long as the US Intelligence Community was simply spying on the proletariat, it didn’t bother her. But the moment the CIA dared to spy on her and her people, she blows a gasket.

But to give her some credit, she brought the spying by the US Government back into the conversation. It had faded somewhat from the public consciousness, even with the continued release of Snowden documents, but this may help it to be part of the conversation in the 2014 midterm elections.

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