The election is now over a month behind us and we're back to business as unusual within the beltway. The political party that got soundly beaten on November 6 is prancing around Washington acting as if they received 70% of the vote on election day. Instead that party lost the presidency in an electoral college landslide. They lost seats in the senate when they were a shoo in to take over that august body. The House of Representatives took a liberal turn with the most vocal of tea party members going down to defeat.
Perhaps it is time for the readers and users of the vine to begin to tell those within the beltway which issues are important to them. We all know that politicians have their own agendas. We also know that for many politicians, money talks much louder than constituencies. Some of us have thought that we told these same politicians differently in November.
Those of you who have read my columns is the past know that I have a propensity for putting together polls. I do not purport to be a professional pollster, though I have some background in statistics. I am a highly biased political commentator, but I attempt to world poll questions as neutrally as possible. If I offend, it is unintentional.
I hope that this poll gets both a good sense of where the users of the vine stand on the importance of our politicians addressing these economic issues. I hope to develop polls in the near future on other major topics of the day including, social issues, educational issues, foreign policy, science issues, etc. I welcome all to comment on these poll questions. Each of us may have very different reasons why we either feel an issue is important or unimportant. Please feel free to share it.