On Tuesday Nov.2, many Americans exercised their right as United States citizens to vote. Since President Barak Obama and his cabinet have been in office, many conservatives have been frustrated with the direction that the new administration has been heading toward and has clearly indicated their dislike, especially regarding the slump in economy, health care reform, rate of unemployment, and lack of interest in education.
For the first time ever in Congressional history, the House of Representatives have a huge majority that favors one party. This means that many Democrat incumbents lost their seat to the Republican Party with a margin of 239 Republicans to 187 Democrats.
In the Senate, however, the Democrats hold the majority, but not the level of which they had before the mid-term elections. “I think the message was not well delivered,” Obama said, as he attempted to answer questions from the press on his reaction to American voters. Many of those who are a part of the conservative party dislike his policies and lack of progress when it comes to issues in which they (America citizens) are concerned. Voting all of those, who stand by him and his concept of change, out of office should be clear enough.
Even some TFC students participated in the elections, such as Sophomore Craig Salmon, who is from Monticello, GA admitted to being excited about being able to vote and drop off his absent tee ballet.
However, there are others who did not vote. “To be honest, I am not really into the politics thing, at least not yet” said freshman Ethan Mullenax. “I just turned 17.”
Other students didn’t vote, not because of age, but because they simply aren’t interested. “I don’t really care that much. When the ‘right’ person comes, then I’ll vote, but there’s no point this time around,” says one student. “I don’t like the choice of voting for the better of two evils”.
Regardless of one’s personal opinion or vote, the majority has spoken and has sent a clear warning to the new congressmen. The public is not afraid to vote them out for someone they feel will better represent them.