I should probably post this in the Vent thread..
The problem in my eyes is that people expect a miracle worker when they elect someone into office, Obama is a prime example of this. They expect everything to be better....NOW. Not a few things in a few years, they want this country out of debt and back to prosperity the NEXT DAY from when someone is elected.
When this doesn't happen, their feeble minds go into Democrats Fault Mode and the other parties prey on this weakness (It happens slowly, but it does happen). Politicians always make empty promises, if people are too brain dead to realize this they should NOT be allowed to cast a vote for the better of a city, state, or country. We see and have to deal with these people every damn day, they are turning right from the left hand lane, nodding their heads at the drive-thru voice box, walking into the exit of a stores entrance and (at their worst) holding misspelled signs at Tea Party rallies. It's getting worse by the year, and something seriously needs to happen to snap these people out of "stupid mode".
All that matters to these types when it comes to election time is what they see on their precious TV, and that's the only source of knowledge that they can find no matter how misconstrued it is. It's like the ads where one politician blasts another, the second they see someone new who says they have the answer they jump on the bandwagon without actually looking into the facts and thinking for themselves.
I have a feeling we are on a cycle. People want instant gratification, when they don't get it they will vote the other way. There is no magic answer to what our country is going through, and the way our government works..or doesn't work, but people are dumb enough that they believe the lies that our so called law makers preach to them. I almost feel bad for what the people of 3 or 4 generations from now are gonna have to deal with.