Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Temper Tantrum Tuesday: Fighting Fire with Fire


South Carolina is the state that keeps on giving, comedy wise. Its mid-term elections promise to be a hit.

Normally I don’t watch debate in races I can’t vote in, but the Senate Debate between Jim Demint and Alvin Greene will be too funny to miss.

In case you haven’t heard the news, one of the candidates knows nothing about the issues and talks in incoherent gibberish. The other is Alvin Greene who won despite doing no campaigning.

This debate will be great I can’t wait to see the two candidates spout out gibberish like:
"It’s no coincidence that socialist Europe is post-Christian because the bigger the government gets the smaller God gets and vice-versa. The bigger God gets the smaller people want their government because they’re yearning for freedom."

And:

“Rather than just save the $10,000 and just go and buy gasoline with it, just take [it] and just be unemployed for [an] even longer period of time, I mean, that wouldn’t make any sense, um, just, um, but, uh, yes, uh … lowering these gas prices … that will create jobs, too. Anything that will lower the gasoline prices. Offshore drilling, the energy package, all that.”

On the other hand I could be surprised when Greene comes out with statements like this:

“We have more unemployed now than any other time in South Carolina's history, so something isn't working. We spend two times more on inmates than students. Priorities are not in order. I want to make a difference and Jim--the incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint--he's against the health care reform. They're trying to repeal the health care law that was passed. The Republicans are trying to repeal the health care bill that was signed into law recently. Things like that. That's the difference. I'm for health care reform. And getting folks to work here.”

So the South Carolina Senate race could be most interesting mid-term race, as Greene comes out armed only by conviction in making a positive change and faces the person that has become the very face of the Republican establishment.

Greene might have gotten in the race by a complete fluke, but as he gets used to public speaking his desire to make a difference may well resonate with voters.

Demint’s entire campaign strategy of blaming everything on the Democrats won’t work as Greene had no prior ties to the Democratic Party other than voting Democrat. Demint might have to actually address the issues, which is his weakest point.

Either way this race goes it will be fun to watch.


By Darrell B. Nelson author of Invasive Thoughts

1 comment:

askcherlock said...

Aside from the more serious issues of the day, this circus has provided much needed comic relief. Only in America!