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What's to come

Published on -4/24/2012, 2:24 PM

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I have some projections about how people will vote in the November national election. Please keep in mind that not everybody I categorize will vote as I project but probably will generally speaking.

To begin with, Obama constantly talks about redistributing wealth so there will be the takers voting for handouts versus the productive makers. There will be those who want the government to take care of them versus the ones who assume individual responsibility in taking care of themselves.

The scenarios are endless, therefore, mine are not all inclusive.

Seems to me we have two Americas in many different ways.

It will be big government liberals versus smaller government conservatives. It will be spenders versus the fiscally responsible. There will be those wanting higher taxes (who probably don't pay any themselves) versus those who want lower taxes, especially small business owners who want to expand and be able to hire more people instead of handing their profits to Obama so he can spend more.

There will be religious voters vs. secularists, especially when it comes to abortion and traditional marriage. Let's add those who value religious freedom along with respect for life and family.

There will be gays and lesbians opposing heterosexuals at the polls. Feminists (far too many who are radicals) will vote one way and the traditional housewives another way.

Public employees, particularly at the federal level, see government's role one way whereas a majority of employees in the private sector see it differently. Unionized workers likely will vote for Obama. They love him and he loves them and that could very well include educators. The NEA and AFT endorsed Obama in the last election.

Proponents of the Constitution, as established by our Founders, is one thing, while many see the Constitution as a "living document" subject to constant change. Call them traditionalist or conservatives vs. liberals and progressives who see America as a country to be transformed. Hollywood and the entertainment industry will support Obama again. Wall Street supported Obama in 2008. Will he get most of their money again?

You can be sure, with Obama's rhetoric, there will be votes along racial lines. What a shame that one group will again give him close to 100 percent of their votes.

Environmentalists who value planet earth more than the people who occupy our planet will again vote for the green giant.

Journalists, like most college professors, will again put all their eggs in one basket.

Middle America (call it rural America as well) will throw their support to the GOP that values the American way of life as we have known it for years. Big city liberal voters too often don't see eye to eye with rural America.

What we need more than anything come November are people going to the polls voting with their heads rather than their feelings. It's truly scary that there just might be more of the latter as was the case in 2008.

If people vote using their brains there will be a new face in the White House.

Les Knoll

Victoria and Gilbert, Ariz.

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