"They will vote against anyone who represents the Establishment."
"November doesn't matter, they're establishment candidates are in the way."
"Washington is disconnected from people's everyday lives."
"Washington spends money without regard for what is really going on in the country."
"They (the voters) think that Republicans and Democrats, regardless if they get along publicly, cut deals. It's "I'll scratch your back and you scratch my back."
"They're (the politicians of both political parties) are only interested in rising up the (political) ladder."
"They're only interested in what they can get out of Washington."
"They're only interested in power for power's sake."
"They're not interested in designing a government that reflects where they (the voter) are in their lives."
"It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican but if they feel you represent that (kind of politician) they don't like you."
This is EXACTLY how I feel.
Chris Matthews went on to say that the people who vote for Tea Party candidates feel that the
"Rot is at the top" (the politicians from the president on down)
"The Mob (new immigrants and the poor) are at the gate"
"We're (the middle class) is stuck in the middle"
The Tea Party voters (and many others like me) are sick to death of the "get along to go along" mentality of many members of BOTH POLITICAL parties.
I had great hope ("Change that you can believe in") when Barrack Obama was elected president. That hope is gone.
Sure, there was a health care bill passed but it's a phony bill. My health care costs are still going up. Where's the public option? Oh, I forgot. Rahm Emanuel advised Obama to forget that key ingredient in bringing down health care costs if there was any hope of getting a health care bill through Congress. Obama and the Democrats didn't even try to get a public option. It's a fake bill. Sounds good but doesn't really change anything.
Then there is the stupid continuation of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Sure, Congress has to repeal this lame brain, discriminatory law but at least Obama could put a stop loss on any further discharges from the military of its gay and lesbian members. Nothing has changed. Patriotic citizens of this country who just happened to be gay or lesbian are still being kicked out of the armed forces just because of who they are. Barrack Obama failed to provide presidential leadership.
Then there is the DOMA law. You know that one, a law passed that marriage is only to be between a man and a woman. Obama is on record that he believes that marriage should ONLY be "between a man and a woman." I can't believe he really believes that but if he does, shame on him. If he doesn't but professes to believe it, then shame on him again. He's a hypocrite.
What I really fault Obama and the Democrats for is that they again have taken for granted gay and lesbian support. They think we (I'm gay) have nowhere else to go. They're right there but I don't have to contribute any more money to the Democratic party of Democratic candidates. I don't have to vote. Which upsets me a lot but I will not vote again for a Democratic candidate who isn't going to do more than lip service to working for equal rights for ALL of our citizens, including the GBLT community.
I couldn't wait to vote for the first time in my life when I voted for Barry Goldwater. I've always felt special when I voted. For the first time in my life I an seriously considering sitting on my hands and not voting. That's how bad our political system has failed, to cause me not to vote.
So that's why I'm glad Christine O'Donnell won yesterday. Mike Castle, a political fixture in Delaware for a generation, thought it was his turn to be the next senator from Delaware. Or, more accurately, the Establishment thought he would be the next senator from Delaware. They would be wrong.
It was interesting watching the two candidates on TV last night. Representative Castle look tired and old. Christine O'Donnell looked young and fresh. Hey, so what if she's just another nut job? Can we do any worse than the crowd that's in power now? I think not.
Christine O'Donnell - WINNER - Delaware Republican Senate candidate