Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Word for Wednesday


isillusion: to free from or deprive of belief or idealism

As in: I am feeling extremely disillusioned with SC politics and our state's constituency today.  Sheheen ran a great race in this red state of ours.  At best I feel Haley will be ineffective and nothing will change; at worst, I fear she will cut basic services to the bone and education, social services, environment, the working poor, you name it will suffer terribly...

I am also super-sad about the Penny Tax not being passed- I dearly hope another way is found to keep our bus system running- even if you don't depend on the buses, there are plenty of working poor people that do.

Brad Warthen, SC political pundit and blogger, summed up thoughts on the SC election eloquently here.

Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hische.


  1. Today I am more upset at all the people that chose not to vote because they didn't think it would matter or they didn't have time. I know a lot of people are waking up today thinking, "If I had voted.....". I was pretty bummed about the penny tax as well. People need to learn to see the bigger picture. I guess for the next 4 years I will bring out the Southern Hospitality and just "grin and bear it"

  2. I am disillusioned by all of it...and truly saddened about the state of affairs in the GRET STET of SC. I do, however, think it's funny that NBC identified Nikki Haley's win as a "coup for the Tea Party" in SC. I'm sorry, have you heard of SC? Can that really be coined a "coup" considering our background? Wish I was happier about our first female, minority Governor...