Our local newspaper is running a series of election articles during which it focuses on various voting precincts throughout the city. Voters are asked about their past and future voting preferences. Many of the ‘answers’ are mindless. One that struck a nerve with me this morning came from a right-winger, naturally. Let me get the newspaper….
Trisch Deiners, 27, her two daughters, 7 and 9, and her fiance, Chad Thomas. They live on Higley in a 1,000-square-foot house Mr. Thomas has owned since 1999. The girls attend a charter school, Bennett Venture Academy.
She jokingly calls the neighborhood “Higleywood.” Ms. Deiners is not happy with the youth who gather at the nearby Corbin Park.
“We see kids wandering around at midnight. It makes us feel unsafe,” said Ms. Deiners, who works late hours as a guard while taking classes at Owens Community College to become a chemical engineer.
She hoped Sarah Palin would run for president, voted for John McCain in 2008, and is not planning to vote for President Obama next year.
“They should throw out the health care [reform enacted in March, 2010] and it should never be seen again,” Ms. Deiners said. “It opens the door to socialism.”
Yes, that’s what she said to the reporter from the newspaper. Apparently proudly, too. She posed for a photo as well. A 1000 square foot house…works as a guard…attends a community college…should throw out the health care reform…opens the door to socialism.
Who believes that this woman has actually spent time thinking about what she told to the reporter? Opens the door to socialism. Hoped Sarah Palin would run.
Author Thomas Frank [What’s the Matter with Kansas?] has already discussed Ms. Deiners. In fact, she and her clones are the very subject of the book. They don’t have to live in Kansas. ‘We’re not in Kansas any more.’ – Dorothy.
What’s the matter with right-wingers? They are easily bamboozled, shallow people, who would vote against their own economic interests because of some red herring issue presented to them as more important than their own welfare. I’ll bet that Ms. Deiners doesn’t know squat about the health care act that she did not even name. What did she say? “They should throw out the health care and it should never be seen again.” Surely she did not mean to literally throw out health care, did she?
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