11.08.2006

And the hits just keep on coming...

Damn, I almost feel sorry for the GOP. Almost.


It's official: Jim Webb wins in Virginia, and now the Dems control both the House and Senate. Of course, having Democrats in power doesn't necessarily guarantee progressive policies. After all, Clinton was responsible for Don't Ask, Don't Tell, The Defense of Marriage Act and draconian welfare reform. If the midterm elections are a referendum on the current administration, then we are looking at a nation that is frustrated with corruption and scandals, a stagnant economy and a poorly managed war in Iraq (and Afghanistan--has everyone forgotten about Afghanistan?); none of this issues are likely to parlay into any real discussions about progressive social values. I hate to be a sore winner, because I really am happy that the Dems are back in power, but I can't help but notice how much (on some issues) the new boss resembles the old boss.

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annamaria at 9:35 PM

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at Thursday, November 09, 2006 12:06:00 PM Anonymous rich said...

Woo-hoo!! The elephant is dead!


*runs around making pygmy noises*

 
at Friday, November 10, 2006 9:27:00 AM Blogger Kurt said...

dead? cool your pipes, turbo...
hopefully, both parties have learned that the majority of Americans aren't that interested in what happens in the bedrooms of their neighbors (as long as altar boys and congressional pages aren't involved), don't want to be told to think that anyone that disagrees with them is a potential terrorist and that the US Gov't needs to be paying attention to our enviroment and economy.
Let's see if a policy of governing from the middle can start to mend some of the open wounds that were used by Delay/Rove to scare people into putting extremists in power in the first place.

 
at Friday, November 10, 2006 9:41:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

Kurt, be patient with Rich--he's just quoting our favorite Bill Hicks bit about Bush the first losing the 1992 election. If I get a chance, I'll upload it tonight for you to hear; we can gloat for a few days and then get back to the dirty business of actually working with Republicans!

 

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