As reported in the Washington Post, Nov 14, 2015, and according to the United States Election Project in the article, “General election voter turnout for the 2014 midterms was the lowest it’s been in any election cycle since World War II.”
I have no doubt voters that post or comment here and on other conservative sites will turn out to vote, that is not the issue. The last 7 years of Obama and assorted lunacy we see coming from Congress and state legislatures has us saying enough is enough and we must regain control of this nation. But, as the Washington Post article points out, only 36.4 percent of the voting-eligible population cast ballots in the 2014 midterms.
So, my question is, has the general American public had enough or will they remain apathetic? Are the Dems about to lose it all because as Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto reportedly said after his fleet bombed Pearl Harbor, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with terrible resolve.” Or, will the “Silent Majority” take the day off and stay home?
The term “Silent Majority” was not coined by President Nixon but it was made popular by one of his speeches. He believed the majority of Americans were busy in their lives and were never heard from as the MSM and politicians listened to and made law o appease special interest groups. Nixon also believed that if the issue was important enough, the “Silent Majority” would bestir itself, vote, and make its wishes known—he was wrong.
It would appear, given the 36.4 percent that voted in 2014, Americans choose to remain the silent, stay at home majority and have not been filled with a terrible resolve. The Democrats know that history shows the majority will stay home, which is why they spend so much time and energy on small special interest groups. They know a small group of voters can swing a key state or district, and having done so can turn a state or the entire nation to their favor.
Traditionally, there are more votes cast during a Presidential year than in the midterms but it is still a minority of the voting population. A good example is when 5 million Republicans stayed home and by remaining “silent”, gave us another four years of Obama.
It has been said a people will eventually get the government they deserve. With the majority of voters staying home, Americans are getting exactly the government they deserve. If, in November, the “silent majority” does not bother to vote, their non-votes will assure our next President will be the one that carries the majority of the voting minority.