Some Voters Are Just Venting | Beaufort County Now | Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online explores the motivations of some angry voters. | john locke foundation, voters, venting, angry voters, presidential election, november 3, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Some Voters Are Just Venting

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Mitch Kokai.

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online explores the motivations of some angry voters.

  • Remember George H. W. Bush's "thousand points of light"? Or Bill Clinton's "bridge to the 21st century"? Me neither. But, as judgment day approaches, I'm nostalgic for whatever they might have meant.
  • My one hope for Election Day is that everyone gets it out of their system. Vent away, people.
  • Biden haters, I urge you to let it all out. Not just at the doddering man himself, the one who can't lead himself out of a basement but wants to lead the free world: Hate on them all. Governor Gretchen Whitmer trying to prevent you from buying perennials at Home Depot, when planting your garden in the spring was just about the most healthy, wholesome, and pious thing you could do. Hate on Governor Andrew Cuomo's weird Mountain of Doom presentations about his greatness, even as New York undergoes an agony. His stupefying TV brother who preaches mask wearing and entombment in your basement when sick on TV, but who gets spotted in Long Island, maskless and presumably contagious. Hate on Governor Gavin Newsom burning fossil fuels in a private jet to take a photo op with Kamala Harris in front of a picturesque burned residence, whose owner isn't even allowed to visit the ruins of his life. Hate on Hillary Clinton telling Joe Biden not to concede. ...
  • ... If you hate Trump — put all your hate into that voting booth. After all, you're voting against a man who grinned and gave a thumbs-up in a photo op with a baby, recently orphaned by a right-wing mass shooter in El Paso. Hate on Fox News for filling your father's retirement years with anxiety over the "Demoncrats" and the fact that you're going to get a My Pillow this Christmas.


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Vice President Mike Pence reportedly called Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris on Thursday to congratulate her on her win.
Many of us are very frustrated with the present political situation in both North Carolina and the Washington, D. C.
Gov. Roy Cooper is again pushing for a multibillion-dollar infrastructure bond, but Republican leaders caution that North Carolina’s still-unsteady economy makes it impossible to tell whether it would be prudent.
Order to release information within 180 days was part of $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief bill
Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker explores the political calculations linked to President Trump’s second impeachment.
Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Executive Mansion will be illuminated on January 19, 2021, at 5:30 PM in remembrance of the lives lost as in the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her fine opinion piece for the Martin Center, Megan Zogby bemoans the “Quixotic” requirement that North Carolina college and university students take between two and four courses in a language such as Spanish, French, or German.
In this installment, we will discuss the "controversial" Gospel of Judas and how it can be used to decipher cryptic messages made by actors portraying the role of "Judas" in the current political arena..


Frank Main and Fran Spielman write in the Chicago Sun-Times about one consequence of the recent nationwide attack on police.
West Virginia leads the nation in COVID-19 vaccine administration and distribution, even more so than other states that have gained attention for their vaccine rollout strategies, according to federal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bill Moore looks at the Democrats call for unity
He denounced the assault on the Capitol. But still the Democrats want his head.
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich writes at that the Republican Party is not as likely to fracture as its opponents hope.
Newly sworn in Chief Justice Paul Newby is wasting little time in getting North Carolina’s court system back up and running.
I’ve joined many others, including the President of the United States, in being locked out of Twitter for posing a tweet about hydroxychloroquine that I posted time and time again and that Twitter had already found to be in compliance with its rules.
This email came from an unknown source but we like it
He may be giving the cult group too much credit.


From a Birmingham jail, where he was arrested for trying to help blacks exercise their right to vote, MLK wrote: "Remember, everything that Hitler did was legal."
A new national study says that it appears safe to reopen schools for in-person instruction in counties with lower rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Attorney General William Barr reportedly warned President Donald Trump that his legal team was lying to him about the election being stolen and that some of their theories were “bulls***.”
We remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to the Civil Rights movement today.
The N.C. Bar Owners Association, in a news release, says the N.C. ABC has canceled some 120 permits for private bars, without notice.
Beaufort County Commissioners split 3 to 3 on a resolution setting county policy that no major borrowing would be done without a vote of the citizens in a bond referendum.
It can be disheartening to witness how college culture has become inhospitable to viewpoints that fall outside of the ideological mainstream.
Yesterday kicked off the new two-year state legislative session, and many politicos have stars in their eyes at the possibilities inherent with the new beginning.


Back to Top