How amazing, the Swamp Party won the overwhelming majority of senate seats in this Fall’s SG elections.
Can anyone say that they are surprised? Can anyone, without a restrained smirk, honestly say that they thought the Students Party had a chance?
My guess is that not a single soul in all of the 50,000 or so students that attend the University of Florida would respond “yes” to either of those questions.
This is neither good, nor bad. It just simply “is.” The Swamp Party regularly sweeps the competition with a combination of puppies, commands and just plain ol’ loitering.
Full of frat stars and sorority queens, the Swamp Party, formed last year from the withered remains of the Unite Party, which was rumored to have been thrown aside after numerous Greek scandals swept each respective “row,” has a history of furthering the Greek agenda while keeping a firm control over the student population.
Remember when you voted for the new construction on the Reitz Union? Yea, neither do I. The Greek-controlled SG was again rumored to have pushed it through, even after the majority of students voted against it.
Excuse me. I’m just a little bitter I won’t be able to enjoy any fall lunches on the grassy steps behind the Reitz.
So, all in all, what’s the point in having elections when the system continually leans to one side? I know that we “have” to have them in order to resemble a fair college democracy, but let’s be honest, when you have fraternity and sorority presidents telling every member of their house that they absolutely must vote Swamp, and do anything to convince others to vote Swamp, what’s the point? Greeks have control, and I don’t foresee a future where Greeks lose that control, unfortunately.
But hey, maybe it’s a good thing to have the SG controlled by people who value the number of keg stands they can do over actually listening to the student body, right?
This letter to the editor ran on page 7 on 10/8/2013 under the headline "Student Government elections are pointless"