Voting Block for Sale

Rejected by prior owner, often prosperous and can be broadly generous, unlikely to demand awkward foreign policy positions, prefers its government to do all of the things that are needed and none of the things that are not and requires all of them to be done well, willing to allow states a larger role in both decision-making and implementation, responsible with money, flinty-eyed about debt and deficits, willing to pay taxes for necessary services but unwilling to finance government empires or to pay either party to buy voters, pro science, unconcerned about social issues or at least affords them a much lower priority, prefers wars (if any) to be declared as the declaration process sharpens the mind. Block is presently dispersed among Democrats and Republicans but many are fed up independents. Only available to a major political party as they are too busy with their real lives to fight the duopoly by forming a third party. Successful bidder will address its proposal with no poll-tested talking points. Serious bids only as members are not stupid. Name to be determined: classical liberal too pompous; country club Republican too pejorative; moderate too boring.

2 Responses to “Voting Block for Sale”

Katherine Hoehn, November 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

You hit the nail on the head, or the for sale sign with the mallet. Well said, well done.


Nancy Collins, November 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm said:

A senator from Maine has used the term “sensible center,” unoriginal but descriptive. Might this voting block be called the sensible centrists? Or pragmatic centrists? The beauty of “pragmatic” is that it not only describes these voters but also their expectations of their elected leaders, to wit: (1) lawmaking demands compromise, and (2) governing is often most effective when it is least glamorous.


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