Politicians increasingly rely on polls to indicate which positions they should take, which buzz words to use, and which segments of the population to target. With this in mind, I decided to conduct my very own poll here in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Granted, I'm no expert. But then again, these days the majority of "experts" seem to be consistently wrong on the issues that affect us here at the local level.
For clarity's sake, I define flyover country as including the 98% of America that is geographically situated outside of the major cities, major media markets, and "the beltway."
A whopping 80% of those that I polled had the same answer when asked how they voted in last Tuesday's primary elections. They all cast their votes for the outsider and against the incumbent. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of the local firefighters, about 60% of all the volunteers at Helping Hand, and almost 80% of my friends and neighbors were pretty vehement about voting out all incumbents. Even a few of my bleeding-heart friends are now ashamed that they cast their vote for Obama.
Having lived in this neck of the woods for almost eight years now, I can say with a certainty that I have never seen everyone so riled up. In years past, politics was but one of many topics discussed during friendly gatherings. These days, it seems to dominate every conversation.
Most people I polled here in Murrells Inlet are scared. They feel the America that they know and love is in the process of being hijacked by radicals with an anti-American agenda. They're angry because their voices are never among those that the media chooses to report. And they're frustrated that none of their elected officials are standing up to what they see as a progressive tsunami. A tsunami that is anti-ethical to them, their values, their children, their businesses and their God. In a nutshell, they're mighty ticked off.
Here in Murrells Inlet, common sense reigns - the very common sense that is missing in Washington. Most of us see very clearly that every single solution offered by the Obama administration to date has exacerbated the very problem it was supposed to solve. And we're starting to wonder why.
Many of us are now aware that our tax dollars are being used as political payoffs. We know we're being lied to, manipulated and condescended to. We're appalled by Obama's incompetance and arrogance. And we're frustrated because the media isn't reporting basic facts we all need in order to make informed decisions.
Most of the locals here in Murrells Inlet believe that our elected officials are more concerned with amassing political power than with looking out for "we the people." A clear majority are convinced America is on the path to socialism.
Residents here don't like the idea of different rules for different groups. We think "multiculturalism" as practiced by Obama is dangerous. We don't like having to be afraid of our government. We cringe when we see Obama kowtowing to our enemies and alienating our allies. And most of us object to having our wealth confiscated and used against us. Isn't that tyranny?
The good news is that we are at our breaking point. So, on the one-in-a-million chance that you're reading this President Obama, we have a message for you: "Extrapolate this sentiment by 150 million ( we have it on good authority you can count that high) and you might get an idea of how the majority of Americans really feel."
Joe Six-Pack and Susy Homemaker wish you would resign, for the good of the country. Knowing that you will never give up power voluntarily, we will be taking on you and your Chicago machine this November. We will not let you hijack our country. You can bank on it.