I don’t really know how else to describe what has just transpired in the mid-terms other than the famous military statement requesting more punishment (or from Animal House,whichever you prefer). I’m speaking about the American people. You won’t hear it spun that way today. Instead, it will be all about the wave sweeping across the nation with the GOP landslide. The problem is it wasn’t anywhere near large enough.
When you look at the individual races and see who was retained after the nightmarish 2 years we just experienced, it’s baffling to say the least. Nevada should simply be dis-enfranchised from the union. After the housing debacle and the staggering foreclosure rate to go along with the nations highest unemployment rate, to think that they would send that idiot Harry Reid back to the Senate for 6 years is just criminal. Now, I know they’ll get what they asked for with years of disaster now assured under the guidance of Reid, but unfortunately we all have to pay the price as well with him re-installed as Senate majority leader. Unbelievable.
And it goes on and on. Barney Frank. Barbara Boxer. John McCain. John Dingell. Jerry Brown? Seriously? Virtually the entire state of New York. Just like Obama has been spewing for months now, the same people that got us into this mess are rewarded with the opportunity to make it worse. What in the world is the American populace thinking? I’m not a raving fan of many of the opposing candidates like a Meg Whitman or Sharron Angle or Christine O’Donnell or Carly Fiorina, but I absolutely know I don’t want the same fools back in office that are destroying this country.
My state of Michigan has followed the lead of New York and California and decided they want no part of any recovery. A decade of depression is apparently not long enough. Sure, we had a Republican win the Governor’s race, but he’s a major RINO. I realize that was the only choice against Bernero, but it was the same public that chose Snyder in the primary. You had Mike Bouchard who was a solid conservative to choose instead, but went with a RINO. So, Granholm may finally be gone, but the chance to clean house of all of her leftover garbage is now gone.
Other state races were worse. John Dingell, the dinosaur, still here. Dale Kildee, another dinosaur, still here. Gary Rogers looks like he may survive. Half a century of the liberalism experiment has been an utter and abject failure in cities like Detroit and Flint. Now they are guaranteed to continue along the same path.
Again, I don’t support voting Republican just for the sake of running the Democrats out-of-town. We need to elect true conservatives everywhere. We are still sitting here this morning with Obama in the White House with his veto pen. Reid still runs the Senate. Boehner is now the House Speaker, but he shown his weakness already and is more than willing to compromise. Thankfully, Barney Frank loses his status as committee chairman and Chris Dodd didn’t run, so I don’t want to give the impression that no good at all came out of this. Pelosi will surely retire. She won’t hang around to be a patsy for Boehner. So that’s great news.
I guess that things simply haven’t deteriorated enough in certain areas of the country. There should have been enough voter rage to overcome even the entrenched boneheads that will vote the same idiots back in time and time again. But obviously, there wasn’t. Now we are in position for two years of finger-pointing and childlike tantrums. A Congress in gridlock, which is probably a very good thing, means little will change. Healthcare is not getting repealed. Cap and trade will not go through the Congress, so Obama will double down on his efforts to get it done through the EPA. I would think both parties are quite happy with the outcome. Had the GOP won the Senate, they would have been held accountable for actually coming through on making changes. Now both parties can effectively play the blame game and start positioning themselves for the 2012 election.
We showed some promise for a while that perhaps we had become fed up enough to really make some changes. Unfortunately, that didn’t come to fruition. With the gridlock now in place, we can be sure that our economy will remain in the tank and unemployment will stay high. So, if you liked what you saw the last two years, you’re a happy person today because you’ve got more headed your way!