Hedgehog Voters

Too many voters are surprised at what they get from who they voted for.

by Friendly Bear

Long ago, in the pre-Internet days, a friend's daughter wanted a hedgehog for a pet. For their privacy, I'll call the father "Tom" and his daughter "Hanna".

For many months, Hanna was obsessed with getting her pet hedgehog. Finally, Tom relented, and with the help of a local pet store, ordered a hedgehog for Hanna.

The hedgehog arrived and Tom presented it to Hanna in front of family and friends. Much to everyone's surprise, Hanna clearly was not thrilled with the hedgehog.

Finally, Tom asked Hanna, "You don't seem very happy with him, why is that?" Hanna, with a look of shock and disdain replied, "Well, I didn't know it was going to be a rodent!"

Despite evidence of significant voter fraud in the 2020 election, we have to admit that many people actually did vote for Biden and Harris. My neighborhood is very "blue", overwhelmingly supporting the pair.

After CNN declared Biden to be the next President, my neighbors were giddy. They were literally skipping up and down the streets, congratulating each other. One neighbor, a staunch supporter of the Democrat ticket, obtained professional-grade fireworks and began terrifying people and pets with thundering starbursts.

This seems in contrast to how the promised policies of President Biden may impact my neighbors. Many of my neighbors have careers in the software or biomedical fields, sure to be impacted by the expansion of salary-reducing H-1B visas.

Physicians and nurses also may find that their medical groups prefer to import cheaper employees. Already, x-rays and MRI's are often transmitted to countries like Bangladesh for cheaper doctors to read and analyze them. Other high-paying fields, such as engineering, will not be exempt from salary reductions either.

Before four years has passed, many Biden/Harris voters may come to regret their votes. They may suddenly realize that, like the hedgehog, the candidates of their dreams are in fact political rodents.

With their careers and dreams irreparably harmed, many Biden/Harris voters might then be described as Hedgehog Voters.

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Reader Comments

this is exactly what happened in germany after WWI; "everybody" was a socialist, and the socialists won elections. eventually, a socialist took the top spot, and the rest was WWII. few germans actually wanted a war, but they got one because they chose the people who chose war.

and now we'll see the same in the US. as has been noted, the corpse of the republic is rotting, and we will see fewer and fewer NAZIcrats winning elections. at some point soon, it will be illegal to be a non-NAZIcrat and win an election, since only the Party - run by the experts, of course - will be able to make rational, science-based, intersectional, ... CORRECT decisions. people who badmouth the government and its experts are dangerous, of course, so they will need to be silenced. prison will work at first, but since thugs will advance most rapidly through Party ranks, because they get Party decisions implemented the fastest, a bullet in the back of the head will soon replace that waste of Party resources. and as U note, the most surprised will be the hedgehog voters. in the end, they will likely make up a large proportion of the people buried in mass graves with bullets in the backs of their heads. I don't like the scenario, but it is what it is.

January 8, 2021 5:43 PM

About a year after Jimmy Carter was elected, people started to complain to me about him. I used to ask them who they voted for. The would usually say, "Carter, of course. Ford pardoned Nixon!" I would tell them they got what they voted for.

I think this election is going to be even worse for regrets. The censored campaign was all about hating Trump, not about the mess Biden, Harris and the Democrats are going to make of the country. With Biden perpetually hidden in his basement, voters were able to project whatever policy positions they wnated onto him. Disillusionionment is going to be vast.

The problem is that it's easy to vote your way into socialism. Unfortunately, you usually have to shoot your way out of it.

January 19, 2021 6:56 PM

You give them too little credit, because you don't really believe that humans can be decent or altruistic. I voted for Biden despite knowing that Democratic immigration policy would probably lower my future earnings. Why? Because the immigrants, and the people who get the H1-Bs, are getting opportunities that they otherwise could not have had. They will be helped far more than I will be harmed. Unlike you, I do not believe that Jesus's command to love thy neighbor stops at America's borders, nor do I believe, as you do, that the benefits of free trade and free movement stop at those borders. Globalism is not about socialism; it is about freedom, not just for some, but for all.

January 20, 2021 3:14 AM
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