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More: Some people just shouldn’t vote!

November 5, 2022

Former President Obama begs to differ…
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Yesterday’s we posted “Some people just shouldn’t vote!” … triggered by a WSJ opinion piece by Peggy Noonan that argued:

If you’re not serious and don’t take our political life seriously … stay home and vote in good conscience next time.

We bolstered Noonan’s piece with an excerpt from GU Prof. Jason Brennan’s book The Ethics of Voting:

All adult citizens have the right to vote … but that they shouldn’t exercise that right unless they are informed, rational, and aiming for the common good.

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Well, a couple of loyal readers reminded me of a classic contrary point-of-view on the subject.

Raise your hand if you remember, remember former President Obama “Cousin Pookie” get-out-the vote rally cry.

You’ve got to grab your friends. You’ve got to grab your co-workers.

You know, don’t just get the folks you know are going to vote.

You’ve got to find Cousin Pookie, he’s sitting on the couch right now watching football.

He hasn’t voted in the last 5 elections.

You’ve got to grab him and tell him to go vote.

I didn’t say it … Obama did:

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Take that Ms. Noonan…

Remember Scott Brown?

November 5, 2022

John Fetterman sure does!
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Flashback to 2010 …

Obama had a filibuster-proof 60-40 Senate.

Then, Teddy Kennedy died, making it 59-40 with a vacancy.

No problem for Obama … quick special election in Dem-heavy Massachusetts would restore 60-40.

But, a stud with a pick-up truck got the GOP nomination. His name: Scott Brown.

Brown had sex-appealing charisma and an aura of “authenticity”.

Did I mention that he was a Republican?

Sure, he talked some about GOP-leaning positions, but his bumper sticker simply read:

Scott Brown #41

Not his jersey number, his potential position a filibuster restorer.

It worked!

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Fast forward to today…

Have you caught any of Fetterman’s brief and “to the point” campaign pitches?

Post-stroke, he has a tough time articulating his policy positions.

That’s probably a good thing since his signature priorities are freeing criminals from prisons and opening public heroin injection sites … neither of which is wildly popular these days.

But, he has a strong plus factor for Biden-loving Democrats:

“I’ll be the 51st Democrat in the Senate”.

As long as he can reliably pull the Senate voting lever, nothing else really matters, does it?

Against all odds, it worked for Scott Brown.

Might work for John Fetterman.

Perish the thought…


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