March 26, 2010
This morning's Huffington Post had an article by James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab-American Institute which railed on the Republicans, having lost the 2008 election, for thinking they represented the people. My respoinse to him in the Huffington Post COmments sections is as follows:
While I normally respect the views of Mr. Zogby, in this instance I believe he has been smoking something. First, in 2008, the DEMs got the most votes among the candidates--not a majority or even near it, but a plurality that was significantly less than 50%. Does that still mean they speak for ALL the people, as he would ascribe to the Republicans while retaining it for the DEMs?
Let's look at other facts about 'the people'. Rassmussen, in their latest poll gives the Obama Administration pretty poor grades. Of course the DEMs would perfer their USA Today poll which is marginally better--but both rate Obama at less than 50% approval rating. The Rassmussen poll goes further and indicates that over 50% of the public want the new healthcare law repealed, and nearly the same number indicate they will actively vote to unseat those who passed the legislation. Now, i believe that is 'the people' speaking--
Mr. Zogby--you have joined the train to try to convince the people that what they feel is irrelevant and that only Obama and his henchman know what is good for America. That's too bad.