Liberal Apathy and Conservative Ignorance Are Going to Destroy This Country

obama-frowningSometimes when dealing with politics I just want to stand on a table and scream.  When people ask me my interests, and I say politics, I do so with a feeling of love/hate.  I love politics, but I often hate the fact that I do.  You deal with such contradicting ignorance that some days you just want to say screw it all and never think of it again.

And while I bash conservatives often, liberals are far from innocent in all of this.

There’s a simple fact when it comes to elections, if liberals show up to vote (like they did in 2008) we will win nearly every single time.  We wouldn’t only never lose the presidency, we’d control Congress.

I can’t stand when I see liberals whine and complain about President Obama and how he hasn’t “lived up to the hype.”  When we didn’t show up in 2010 to vote, like we did in 2008, we allowed Republicans to seize just enough power to block almost everything President Obama wanted to do.

Liberal apathy led to Republicans taking control of Congress.

In fact, stats and history show us that Republican voting numbers remain nearly constant between presidential election years and midterm election years.  Yet liberal voting numbers almost always drop every midterm election.

It’s a cycle that continues to repeat election after election year and it looks like 2014 will be a repeat of 2010 all over again.  And watch, when Republicans take more control in Congress (possibly even take control of the Senate) many of those same liberals who didn’t get out and vote will be the loudest ones complaining about Obama “not doing anything.”

And that apathy during midterm elections is directly responsible for giving Republican ignorance more power that continues to keep this nation from progressing forward.

Because, again, if liberals show up to vote in large numbers – we will win.  

But I can tell you right now, that’s not going to happen this November.  Come this year’s midterm elections, liberal apathy is going to doom President Obama to having to deal with the most obstructive Congress in United States history for practically his entire presidency.

And it won’t be just him.  If Hillary Clinton runs in 2016 and wins, she’s going to face the same problem.  This is a pattern that continues to repeat itself over and over.  Presidential elections, liberals show up; midterm elections they usually don’t.

As long as liberals continue to allow conservatives to outnumber them at the voting booth during midterm elections, paving way for Republican ignorance to ruin this country, we’re never going to see the kind of nation that we really want.

Because like I said, if we show up – we win.  The problem is, we have to show up.  Unfortunately it seems that 2014 is shaping up to be much more like 2010 instead of 2008.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jenji Morgan

    Allen, apparently you’re the ignorant one in Texas. How old are you? You can’t possibly be that ignorant. Go back to class and read up on what’s been going on in Texas with the redistricting. Look up Tom Delay and turn your vitriol onto the real enemies of Texas.

  • DrMichael

    If Hillary runs, Liberals WILL lose. Hillary doesn’t have enough support even from voting Democrats, basically because, well, she sucks. I’m saying this as a card-carrying politically active Liberal myself. What we need is a real candidate. Someone like Warren, or Senator Brown from Ohio.

    • violetskyye

      That is just the attitude that caused an 8-year Bush presidency. People voted for Nader, who had no chance of winning. I liked Nader better, but was realistic enough to want Gore to win. Hillary has a great chance of winning. Brown is great, but can’t win, and Warren has no chance at all.