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Political Cynicism Won on Tuesday

by | Nov 10, 2022

Political Cynicism Won on Tuesday

by | Nov 10, 2022

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Cynics had another great Election Day on Tuesday. Expectations of a vast red wave became little more than scattered sightings of Democratic road kill. President Joe Biden took a “no red wave” victory lap in a White House press conference Wednesday and promised to make no changes to his policies. It’s hard to improve on perfection — even though his party probably lost control of the House of Representatives and may lose the Senate.

While some commentators hail the results as a reaffirmation of “constitutionalism,” almost all the politicians who trampled the Constitution got re-elected.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer enraged Michiganders by placing the entire state under house arrest after the outbreak of COVID-19, even imposing a $1,000 fine on anyone who left home to visit family members. She garnered 2.4 million votes, 54% of those cast.

Gov. Kathy Hochul perpetuated the repressive COVID policies Gov. Andrew Cuomo started, including seeking to compel all school kids to get COVID vaccinations that provide no protection for youngsters. Despite her scoffing at New Yorkers’ fears of soaring crime, Hochul received more than 3 million votes, winning 53% to 47%.

Other governors who imposed COVID lockdowns were also re-elected. Is America becoming a Cage Keeper Democracy, where voters merely select the politicians who place them under house arrest?

Continue reading this article at The New York Post

About Jim Bovard

Jim Bovard is the author of Public Policy Hooligan (2012), Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994), and 7 other books. He is a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, and other publications. His articles have been publicly denounced by the chief of the FBI, the Postmaster General, the Secretary of HUD, and the heads of the DEA, FEMA, and EEOC and numerous federal agencies.

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