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Here at Simple Man Politics I have tried and tried over the last eight months why our current Commander in Grief was elected. I have theorized, cited fact-based analysis by experts, and sometimes I have flat out accused the fifty two percent of our population who had voted for him of outright stupidity. However in all of that time I had never come up with an analogy of the election that could explain the election results.

After reading an eye opening email that involves a teacher and her class located in the Nashville area, I now believe that I have the perfect analogy that best describes why more than half of the population of the United States voted for Barack Hussein Obama. It had nothing to do with his almost total lack of recognition, or lack of experience, or inability to explain himself. He was elected on a promise with no details at all.

Here is a copy of the email that spawned this post. Some of you may find it amusing since it involves third grade kids, and kids usually always amuse me, however if we were to substitute actual voters for the students the story would not only be very sad, but very true as well. Anyway without further adieu I now give you a summation of a mock election in a third grade classroom and the subsequent results.

ONE OF THE BEST EXPLANATIONS OF WHY OBAMA WON THE ELECTION From a teacher in the Nashville area "We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream" The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote. To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot. The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother. The day arrived when they were to make their speeches. Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded and he sat down. Now was Olivia's turn to speak. Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down. The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream." She surely would say more. She did not have to. A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream. Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide. Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other 48 percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess." Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone - which they have not first taken away from someone else.
It saddens me to think that fifty two percent of registered voters that voted in the last national election and fifty two percent of the nine year old third grade children in the above mentioned class voted for a president the same way. They based their votes on a promise or promises made with no rational, intelligent, or facts about how the promises made would be accomplished.

All I can say about this is that the forty eight percent of intelligent voters both in the classroom and in our country better either raise the intelligence level of more voters to increase the size of responsible voters. Failing that they will need to figure out a way to fool the fools on the other side into voting the right way in the next two election cycles. Whatever does happen though we better not eat our dessert without a well balanced diet of brain food first.

I hope you all enjoy this post and I also hope you all think carefully and clearly about the moral of that email, because we can’t afford it twice in a row. Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend my friends CIAO4NOW!!!!!

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