Top Ten Least Favorite Events of Election 2010

If you’re like me, I love election season.  I’m not a sports fan, so I don’t ever cheer for a home team.  Election time is the only time I get to root for my guy or gal.  I’m sure many have had enough of the political ads including the parents of my 3-year old grand nephew, Cameron, who’ve had to listen to this little guy repeat “I approve this message” over and over.  And, of course, those, when polled, who answer “no opinion,” can stick their heads back in the sand. 
With just a few days left, lots can happen between now and Election Day but I thought I’d take this time to look back over the past few months and come up with my list of the ten least favorite moments of this campaign season. 
#10 The nomination of Tea-Party candidate, Christine O’Donnell, for Senate in Delaware was not one of the high points as far as I’m concerned.  I was hesitant to include her in my list because I really like her and I’m sure she would vote exactly the way I would.  Unfortunately, with so many things hanging in the balance right now, it was imperative the GOP select a candidate who could actually win the seat.  I don’t like RINOs like Michael Castle but, in his case, I think I would’ve made an exception for the sake of gaining a majority in the Senate and hoped for the best. 
#9   Of course, the numbers aren’t in yet, but from all the polls it looks like another mid-term low youth voter turnout.   It’s mind-boggling that every person who can vote doesn’t.  I see President Obama on John Stewart’s comedy show and hosting a “town hall meeting” on MTV trying to rally his base to vote.  Why would anyone have to be “rallied” to go out and vote to keep these clowns in Congress?  Those who support the President’s far-left agenda should know Republicans/Tea Party Movement/ Conservatives are energized to vote and stop Obama in his tracks. 
#8   I don’t like Joy Behar, a regular on “The View.” Period.  I don’t think she’s funny and, as I’ve said numerous times, I would rather set myself on fire than watch an entire episode of the show.  I’m used to her vulgar rants, but her latest about Republican Sharron Angle, running for Harry Reid’s Senate seat in Nevada, goes beyond the pale.  One of Ms. Angle’s recent ads addresses Harry Reid’s voting record to give illegal aliens Social Security benefits, tax breaks and college tuition.  Not only does Behar think Ms. Angle is a racist and is “going to hell,” but she called her a “bitch” not once but twice on The View. By the way, Ms. Angle reportedly had a banner day of fundraising, the day of Behar’s rant, raising $137,000. 
#7   Just this week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a portion of Proposition 200, passed by the Arizona electorate, which required proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.  The attorney for the plaintiffs was elated and said, “This will enable the many poor people in Arizona who lack driver’s licenses and birth certificates to register to vote.”  Fortunately, the deadline to register this year has passed, but this looks like an open door to give voting rights to illegal aliens unless further action is taken.       
#6   Left-wing sugar daddy, billionaire George Soros, donated $1 million this week to support California’s initiative to legalize marijuana.  His op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal explains his position.  I’m against legalizing marijuana, but I’ll save that for another day.  Right now, Californians can expect to see lots of ads in the coming days in favor of Proposition 19, thanks to Mr. Soros. 
#5   Just in time for Election Day, liberal attorney Gloria Allred has exploited Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s former housekeeper, Nicky Diaz, by parading her in front of every news outlet available and getting her to read a written statement (obviously written by Allred or her staff) about how horrible and abusive it was to be employed by Ms. Whitman for nine years.  Turns out Ms. Whitman was duped into believing Nicky was legally in this country when she hired her through an employment agency.  I wonder how many other people would think being paid $23 per hour was horrible and abusive?  Someone in Jerry Brown’s camp calling Ms. Whitman a “whore” ranks along side Allred’s shameless behavior. 
#4   In my opinion, Alan Grayson, Florida’s Democratic Representative is probably one of the most despicable characters on Capitol Hill at the moment.  Over the years, he’s made numerous vile statements but his attack ad against his opponent, Daniel Webster, is just disgraceful.  He likens Mr. Webster to the Taliban and uses his Biblical quotes about women completely out of context. 
#3   My state of Washington is one of the few states in the country which has no income tax and we should be proud of that fact.  Well, not according to some, like the elder Bill Gates, Sr., for example, who supports Proposition 1098 to enact a state income tax.  Supporters claim it will affect only individuals making $200,000 or couples making $400,000 and that it will fund education.  If it passes, those who think it will only apply to the “rich” will learn in two years Olympia can include them. 
#2   Duane Hammond, union member, hired to build a stage for President Obama at a campaign stop for Barbara Boxer, was first told to remove his hat and then told to either go home or turn his shirt inside out because he was honoring our military.  That’s right, because his hat and shirt bore the name, “USS George H.W. Bush,” the name of an aircraft carrier on which his son serves! So, for being a patriot and  proud father, he was told to go home by his liberal union supervisor.  Is there no end to the left’s intolerance?    
#1   And in the top spot are President Obama’s comments during an interview with Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, Spanish-language Univision radio personality. Here’s what he had to say when questioned about immigration reform and encouraging “Latinos” – not all Americans, by the way – to vote: 
“And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”
So, Mr. Obama, in other words, anyone who doesn’t agree with you on an issue is your enemy, is that right?  I guess you really didn’t mean it when, as the keynote speaker at the 2004 DNC Convention, you said, “there is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America — there’s the United States of America.”  I didn’t believe you then, and, from what I see these days, you didn’t believe it either. 
Whether you enjoy election time, can’t wait until it’s over or just don’t care, get out and vote!

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
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  • Roger Ward

    This is written with the recent election in the rear view mirror. With all the good news that came out of the election, I can’t address the points in your article, however well made they were, no matter how justifiable. My head is just not there now. This is a heady time and I’m enjoying it!

    My exuberant outlook does not extend to my own state of California, though. Despite solid resistance to the left wing candidates and propositions, we just could not muster enough votes to win anything of consequence here. The Democratic candidates’ positions are terrible … but the results of the voting on the propositions were worse. I didn’t think it was possible for things to be so bad here on the left coast but they are. Things are going to get worse before they get worse. Pray for us here in California.

    On a national scale, there will not be any real changes in Obama or the Democrats. They will lie low for a while and then start again with income redistribution, higher taxes, bigger government, increased federal employment, expanded programs, Obamacare and so on. No reasonable person can think there is any change in their views or direction, so don’t relax and think the war has been won. It hasn’t …. but you can stop for awhile and enjoy the victory that has been a long time coming. You did it and most Americans can savor the moment. Congratulations to us!!!





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  • Ron

    I liked the nomination of Christine O’Donnell, for Senate in Delaware by Republicans. We are always saying that we want people to act on principle and when they do, they get criticized. Apparently the voters of Delaware decided to vote for the candidate with whom they agreed instead of the candidate that party insiders said had the best chance of winning. If the party nominee will always be the person who has the best chance of winning, we do not need primaries. Numbers 9 and 1 also do not bother me. Politicians have always tried to get the base out to vote and not the opposition. Republicans will not be working to get Democrats to the polls. As for Joy Behar, my solution is simple, I would not watch the View or read her books. Finally, George Soros can spend his money any way he likes. It looks like the proposition will lose anyway. I am voting against it but our side is always saying we are in favor of freedom and liberty but do not want it with drug laws.

  • Neil1981

    Yes, tomorrow is a big day and everyone who is able to vote, should.
    I too like Christine O’Donnell from Delaware but feel she is just too weak of a candidate and agree that having RINO Mike Castle would have been a better choice for the state republican party. Ms O’Donnell though shows some promise and with time and maturity could become a polital contender for govenor or the senate again.
    I cannot stand the sight or sound of Joyce Behar and will not look or listen to her, period!!
    In Washington State, current incumbent senator Patty Murray also has voted to extend Social Security benefits to illegal aliens. She and opponent Dino Rossi will perhaps have the closest senatorial race in the country.
    Also being voted on is I-1098. This will serve to create an income tax currently for only the state’s wealthiest residents but will eventually be expanded to include ALL Washington residents in just 2 years. Opponents say it won’t happen but when you give the state a blank check, they will fill in what ever amount they want.
    I am looking forward to the end of all these political ads.

  • JDO

    #7 is easily the most important, long-term, of the bunch. Not everyone drives, so not everyone has or needs a driver’s license. However, I’m sorry, but if you cannot prove you were born in or are a citizen of this country you should not be able to vote, I don’t care what state you live in.

    Frankly, when I listened to the quote in #1, I just found it hilarious how President Obama pronounced “Latinos.” He reminded me of the local newscasts (I live in South Central Texas) where anchors/reporters, speaking accent-free English, will heavily accent their name (if Hispanic) at the end of their reports, seemingly out of the blue. Hilarious! I don’t find what President Obama says in that quote hilarious, just his pronounciation of “Latinos.” The more he trys to convince people he’s “one of them,” the more awkward he sounds.

    • JDO

      *tries to convince

      • CCNV

        They all have fingerprints, so why not go that route? Why not prove who you are at the polls by submitting a fingerprint to run through a database? It’s something you can’t say you left at home. What’s really sad, though,is if you have to cheat to win, it’s really not worth winning.

  • John

    I don’t consider myself a Conservative, but it’s hard to argue with 10, 7, 6, 5, and 4. As for Angle and Behar, I think they are both awful. I hope Grayson loses: less people like that, the better.

  • Michael Harris

    I don’t agree with the order but generally agree with the list. Christine O is and was a loser. Track records mean something. As a small business owner, we use track records to determine whether to interview someone. She would not have been interviewed. If the Senate is 50-50, it will be tragic that Christine was endorsed by Sarah. Having said that, I gave $$ to and voted for Rubio.

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