Tuesday Night Open Mic for August 17, 2010

I have to tell you, the more I do the open mic nights, the more I begin to enjoy them. There are several reasons that this is so. First, the open mic articles are easier to write. They don’t take nearly as much research and thought as some of the other articles that I write. More important for me is that the open mic format allows me to tackle much smaller items that I wouldn’t normally be able to support with a whole article. They are the quick shots of the political blogging world. There are so many times I used to see topics and think that they would be great topics but far too short. I have committed myself to doing some shorter stand alone articles, but the open mic allows me to hit other ones. For tonight’s topics I have a bit of a theme around the use of words to form opinion and either attack or help someone. The first three stories tonight focus on language and campaign strategy and the ways we see it play out in our politically correct and over-analyzing society. The 4th article is unrelated to that stuff and the 5th article is a submission from Common Man for discussion.
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What is the REAL State of the Political Landscape?

GOP Dead LogoTonight I sat here and thought for quite a while about what I wanted to write about for tonight’s topic. I read all kinds of articles, and hadn’t decided on a topic as of 1:45 am. But I did notice a common theme in articles throughout the different news sites and blogs out there. There were a ton of articles that discussed the upcoming elections that are occurring as you read this. And they all had an opinion one way or another as to what the results from this election will mean going forward. Obviously the results will be interpreted and then given a biased spin by all sides. But the key question seems to be whether what looks like it could be a bad day for Democratic Candidates is a sign of the future or a message being sent to the Democrats. I find that interesting. What message exactly do the national folks think it sends when the races are being determined by such a small percentage of the national population?
What Will Today’s Elections Tell US?