Well Repugs, You Got The House. Now What?

For my conservative readers and Republican friends, if you came here today looking for some wailing and gnashing of teeth, I’m sorry to disappoint, but they will not be forthcoming. Am I a bit disheartened by yesterday’s election results? Sure, but more so, I’m curious. I’m curious what the next two years will bring. And I’m also glad that things did not go so badly as they might have for Democrats and the nation. Further, as to losing the House, I’d like to say to America “this is what you voted for, now watch the resultant disaster begin.”

At the very least, Tea Party crazies Angle, Paladino, O’Donnell and Miller lost (even though crazier Rand Paul won); the Democrats held onto the Senate and President Obama still has his big red “Veto” stamp. And for all their pandering to their conservative constituents, Blue Dog Democrats lost bigger than their progressive counterparts. Goodbye and good riddance.

House Republicans are now in the position to either put up or shut up. They no longer have the luxury of sitting back like petulant children and simply saying “No!” to everything that comes their way. (Would it serve them right to have Democrats do to them exactly that? Probably. Will it happen? Probably not.) They will actually have to attempt to do something. Already some are indicating that they will do something – they are planning to being investigations of President Obama. Hmmmm… that reminds me of a whole lot of tax dollars flushed down the toilet in the pursuit of President Clinton. That was a popular move and won the hearts of millions of Americans. Not learning from the past, they’re gearing up to do it again. Just like their failed economic policies. Who was it that said the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over and over, but expecting different results?

I do, however, enjoy the relief of being able to sit back and watching the self-destruction of some of these wackos. Will the ones who aren’t wackos grow a pair and actually try to work with the Senate and the President? Many pundits are saying that the winners on Tuesday were elected with the mandate to not compromise. What do Republicans think governing is? I guess we will find out in the coming two years.

President Obama correctly pointed out that Republicans drove the car into the ditch. Well, we got to keep the car and the kids, Republicans got the House and the dogs.

  1. hypocritebasher
    November 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    The Democrats lost!!!


    • November 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm

      The Democratic Party kept the Senate.

      Do you want some tea?


    • November 9, 2010 at 2:43 am

      Don’t worry. It should be a short-lived domination for your guys.

  1. November 4, 2010 at 10:59 am

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