Doesn't politics in Dare County need a good power washing?
One of the things EOD enjoys the most after each storm, and even a hurricane when there is no real damage, here on the Outer Banks is how clean and refreshed our beaches look. Even the grassy dunes, sidewalks and driveways along Virginia Dare Trail, Old Oregon Inlet Road and Hwy 12 look cleaner and brighter.
Hurricane Earl was a recent example of this. Sure, we had a few downed trees and limbs, but we also got a good and much needed, end of the summer, power washing from that storm.
When politicans run for office using one platform, party affiliation or otherwise and, once elected, do the opposite, they are in need of a voter "power washing." Currently, our county government has Republican commissioners serving and voting like Democrats, Democrats who were formerly Republicans. Republicans who spend like liberal Democrats and some who don't even know where their party affiliation stands.
We have elected officials who are county employees and we have county employees who don't know which hat to wear when they are doing their public job and/or their elected job. We have husband and wife, brother and sister and cousins all working for the same public department(s).
We have officials who have been in elected positions too long, often because of apathetic voters who don't care enough to ride to the polls on election day. We have some towns who will consistently have the lowest voter turnout in every election and other towns who will organize and car pool voters to the polls and then tell them who to vote for.
Isn't it time the voters "power washed" politics here in Dare County? It can't be done with talk, it can only be done with the power of your vote. And, it can't be done with one election, the cards aren't stacked that way. Voters in Dare County need to wake up and stay woke up, unless, of course, they really believe the "same ole, same ole" is just a way of life here on the Outer Banks that can't be denied.
EOD thinks it can be denied. That's why he loves power washers.