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Someone should care, maybe not you....

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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

08 November 2006

It's over

The election that is. thank god. I was getting REAL tired of picking up the phone to hear "I am calling with an Important message about......" and getting a million dead trees in the mailbox for this candidate or that one.
The Dems won as I am sure you all know unless you hiding under a rock. Now the big question is what are they going to do with Congress now they have it? They obviously have no plan to accomplish anything. Or if they do they have been hiding it from everyone. (Which should make us all nervous) Many left wing bloggers are actually calling for congress to spend the next two years on a witch hunt against the Bush Administration. I suppose from a political POV the Republicans should welcome that. It will make the Dems look mean spirited and will prevent them from actually accomplishing anything. And the Reps. will happily sell Bush out to regain the House adn prehaps keep the WH.
Unfortunetly for the country if this path is taken, NOTHING will get done for the next two years.
It will be interesting to see how the new moderate Democrats that have just been elected to office will interact with the exceptionaly non moderate Party leadership. Not smoothly I suspect. Will there be any Bi partisanship displyed? Probably not because the moderate Republican who would have worked with the Moderate Democrats were for the most part the guys who got voted out of office. So the House consists of the hardcore Republican Right and a Democratic Party led by the hardcore Democratic Left.

It will be an unpleasent two years. God alone knows what effect this will actually have on the War. (My personal guess is very little. Depite all their talk no Dem wants to linked to abandoning the effort so it will continue. But with probalby less focus.)

3 Comments:

Blogger Mental Meanderings said...

That's what you get for living where they contest elections. I never saw an advertisement for either Trent Lott or Roger Wicker (Senate and House) all year. I just got to watch the Tennessee race from an amused distance.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'd probably be best off if the government were indeed absorbed in biting its own tail. Activist judges don't manage to do nearly the harm of activist legislators or executives.

Govern as much as necessary, but no more. The federal government is built up way past the "necessary" mark.

10:17 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

A very good point anonymous. Now if we could only get them to stay off the Television while they were at it.

10:49 AM  

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