How to make a ‘wave’


It is amazing to me how many people forget after only a few years major actions that happen in our lives, or maybe how many people think that we have memory loss.

Last week Mr. Bennett described the “Blue Wave” coming to Fayette County and suggests that it has more to do with local folks being more concerned with local issues than with political party and, of course, in typical leftist practice takes the opportunity to throw some mud on the Republican incumbent Harbin.

Those who really have been paying attention know hyperbole and slanted views when we see them. In fact, most of the charges hurled against Harbin describe pretty well the practices of the left and the Democratic Party in general: alienating business, demeaning police, discriminating, and controlling medical access.

Beyond the opportunity to sling some slime, the writer discusses the major shift in Democratic candidates and voters mainly since 2016.

Let’s think, what happened in 2016? Oh, right, that was when outsiders from the NAACP sued our fair county for maintaining at-large voting which ostensibly kept any minority candidate from being elected.

Don’t forget that even before the judge forced this parsing to allow for a “fairer” system, black candidates were elected to city and county positions, but that made no difference; we needed to be fixed.

The fix was to split up the county into smaller sections (districts) including the instantiation of a majority-minority district in our county that given the history of the last 50+ years really meant a Democratic district.

Given the new paradigm, it’s not surprising that more Dems decided to throw their hats in the ring. After all, the number of votes required to win many elections has dropped and you don’t even have to try to make a case to the majority of the county.

In other words, the blue wave is not a recognition of a change of heart for the majority but rather a splitting up of the majority into more manageable parts.

Put another way, the minority party has been handed a method to effectively reduce the majority party and raise the minority party closer to parity, effectively multiplying that minority party. It’s called gerrymandering.

But take heart, my fellow conservatives, we are still by far the majority and as long as we continue to show up to the polls, our majority views will continue to hold sway in state and national elections.

And I’ll take this opportunity to urge the newcomers to Fayette to consider carefully why they came here. Did your job move here from California? Did you sell your home and move here from New York or Massachusetts?

Why? Cost of doing business? Quality of life? Relief from over taxation and over regulation?

Think hard before you cast your vote as a new Georgian. Don’t import here all that you came here to escape, especially as you cast votes for local elections.

There is no Blue Wave coming here. What we are witnessing is the opposite of a wave. It’s really the splitting of a river flow into more controllable group of rivulets.

In reality, what we are feeling is not a blue wave but more like the trickling of yellow streams. Nothing a good shower can’t cure.

Alan Felts
Peachtree City, Ga.