Wayne Root; Battered Voter Syndrome.

Wayne Root has a way with words, and in this case has come up with a modern parable of our times. All members of all political parties can learn from this one, especially Republicans who tend to believe they are the major party standing for personal liberty, keeping the size of government down, and fiscal restraint.

 Heres an extract of what Wayne has to say: –

 “He lies to me all the time. He takes my money and tells me that I can’t spend it as well as he can. I’ve watched him spend us into financial ruin, giving money to his friends. Wasting money on irresponsible schemes. We’re so far in debt, we’ll never get out.”

 “I work extra long hours to support him. I bring home all the money, yet he tells me what to do all day long. He winds up controlling almost every aspect of my life. He even tells me that I don’t know how to properly raise my own children.”

 “When he needs me, he’s nice to me. He tells me how he wants the same things I do. After he gets what he wants, he goes back to his real personality. The truth is that he couldn’t care less about me. He couldn’t care less about anyone or anything. He only cares about himself. He uses the rest of us to get what he wants.”

 “He keeps hurting me and I don’t know what to do. I’m really scared. But he has me convinced that anyone else would treat me worse. He’s probably right. So I stay.”

 “It’s probably all my fault. I just need to show him that I support him 100%. Maybe than he’ll treat me better.” ……

 …. the tale of woe you just read above is not from a battered spouse. This person is suffering from “battered voter syndrome.” Both Republicans and Democrats fall victim election after election to such abuse.

 Let’s start with battered Republicans. How many times can conservative or free market libertarian voters be lied to, without waking up to the deception? Year after year, at election time Republicans trot out candidates who portray themselves as libertarian conservatives standing for free markets, smaller government, lower spending, lower taxes, and more freedom. But after they are elected, they govern very differently than they promised. The reality is that Republicans talk about smaller government, but once elected, they expand government just like Democrats. They treat us like battered voters. …..

 ….. But it isn’t only Republicans who suffer from battered voter syndrome. Democrats have spent their fair share of time being abused by their own heroes too. Democrat politicians promise responsible government that will help “the little guy,” and then give us Congressman Barney Frank to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while his lover runs the very programs that put the housing market and financial system into crisis.

Then there is Obama- the man of “change.” Well he has raised over $600 million dollars in change- smashing all-time records for campaign contributions. Who gave him $600,000,000? What do they expect in return? How did he do that in the worst economy in our lifetime? Does this ring any alarm bells in your mind? When Obama promises to “spread the wealth around,” to whom will he give your money?

 Is Obama really for the “little guy?” He has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of contributions from Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac. All of them were at the very center of our credit crisis, investment banking meltdown and Wall Street bailout. Why did they choose to give so much money to Obama? What did they expect in return? Did all that campaign cash prevent Obama from speaking up about the looming financial meltdown?

 Obama comes from the Chicago political machine- a modern day Tammany Hall. The economy of Chicago and the state of Illinois have been wrecked by this corrupt Democratic machine- with bloated budget deficits; out of control spending; unfunded state government employee union liabilities; among the worst public schools in the country; among the highest taxes in the country; the highest murder rate in the country; and one of the biggest population exoduses in the country.

 If you like Chicago, you’ll love America with Obama as President. If you think Obama is the man of change, you are a battered voter. ……

 Wayne Allyn Root is the Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee on the Libertarian Presidential ticket of Bob Barr/Wayne Root. His web site is: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

6 thoughts on “Wayne Root; Battered Voter Syndrome.

  1. Does he give credit to James Bovard, who wrote a book (attention deficit democracies), in which a chapter is given over to what Bovard calls ‘the battered voter syndrome’. You can still buy the book, which has better lists of what has gone wrong.

  2. Very clever, I like it. Only problem is you’ll have the ‘Wimmin’s Support Network’ up in arms for trivialising their cause. 😉

  3. Nicholas; There doesn’t seem to be any attribution, but it still makes for a good talking point. I’m disappointed to find that out, although when I was reading it there seemed to be a sense of “deja vu all over again.” I haven’t read the book but I have definitely heard or seen it before.

    Papachango; it may upset some but its a great analogy, I think a lot of people are feeling it.

    Wayne’s blog is a great read and in my opinion, a great guide for talking to the mainstream freedom loving ‘man in the street.’ There are a lot of other great articles.

  4. Something similar was in a Libertarian Party 2000 presidential advert for Harry Browne. I’m at work so I can’t look it up but it’s on YouTube. Maybe that was taken from the Bovard book as well.

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