Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Elections Bring High Turnover"

That was the USA Today headline this morning.  Front page.  Above the fold.  I didn't even have to read the story.

It seems that "[r]oughly half of the nation's 7,383 state legislators could have two years or less of experience after the 2012 elections, potentially making the next crop of lawmakers the greenest in a half-century..."

Well, at least we know what the editors at the nation's daily are thinking about the likely outcome of this fall's elections:  As in 2010, even more liberal Democrats will be replaced by conservative Republicans.

For them, however, this represents a problem and a dilemma as it "reflects the divide between two political forces: 'throw the bums out' vs. the public's demand to fix problems, from escalating health care costs to education funding."  You see, you need experienced legislators to do the latter and most of them are liberal Democrats.  So, can't we all just get along?

Good grief, what dilemma?  The desire to "throw the bums out" and the demand to "fix the problems" is both logical and consistent.  What, we would rather keep in office the people who created the problems in the first place?   

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