Perspectives: Sam’s Perspective -Midterm

The election is over. Now, all of us get to live with the results. Today, some are smiling, some are smirking and of course some, well the word frowning seems appropriate. If you didn’t bother to vote, a saying by Abraham Lincoln comes to mind: “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” It’s gonna be interesting, at our expense of course, to see whether or not all those political promises are kept. Which brings up a quote by Will Rogers, “A fool and his money are soon elected.” At least, I think he said that.
Anyway, the process worked again and I certainly hope you played a role. Before you ask, chances are high that the Russians did not play a role in Oklahoma’s election. Why would they get involved in something even Oklahomans don’t understand? You have to admit that politics in America can be funny, but politics in Oklahoma are downright hilarious. We keep doing the same thing over and over and over again and yet we expect different results. There were a few bright spots but all in all, not so much.
So what’s to happen with education or the budget or any number of things that need to be addressed? Good question. The recent winners are already looking forward to the next election cycle, wondering if they can hold on to what they got. The ‘wanna be’ office holders are trying to figure out what happened. The next big election will involve the Presidential decision.
Lots of folks are saying we need to get rid of the Electoral College and go with just the popular vote. Don’t think that will happen. Those same folks also say the people aren’t being heard, only special interests. Are they right? So what happens next? Well the framers of our form of government must have known there would be problems down the road so they paved it with the United States Constitution. Then came the Bill Of Rights. So far, so good. If you voted, thank you. If not, well, you got what you deserve.
We can talk about it next time, assuming of course, there is one.