‘You thinketh too much. Such men are dangerous’. You are not supposed to say that layoffs create Democrats when the spinners claim layoffs create Republicans. This election blew their minds. But victims of really bad economies, vote for government. FDR figured that out.
Actually when people start making good money again working for private industry, they will vote Republican. I like Ike. He figured it out. Create jobs, Boehner, be a hero.
You get it, 100%.
ex-snook?? Is that USS Snook?
“victims of really bad economies, vote for government. FDR figured that out.”
It worked for FDR, Obama, and...well, aside from those two, it seems voters vote for “the other guy.” “For government” is a trickier vote to cast. First of all FDR originally ran for a balanced budget and against Hoover’s reckless spending. Since then it’s become all too plain which party is for marginally more government, however Bush the Younger started the bailouts and specifically the auto union slush fund that Obama hammered home as his chief achievement during the election. Also, Reagan won in part because people were embarrassed by Carter’s foreign policy fecklessness.
Here’s the biggest crack in the argument: Pubs run for bigger government, too. And though Dems will forever outbid them, Pubs have special credence on certain subjects, like imperialism. They do win sometimes. But, yes, all things being equal people vote for bigger government when things are bad. I submit that they also vote for government when things are good.