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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Election Fall-Out

The election is finally over!
The dust is settling in most states while a few await the news of their final counts, possibly even the beginning of lengthy legal battles.

I’ve been watching and reading what both sides have to say about the outcome. Democrats want to downplay their losses while Republicans seem to want to make more of their wins, significant as they were, than really took place. No real surprise there. Of course this is only my opinion.

What is truly troubling me is this…will the two parties ever really be able to work together? I read two separate interviews with Democrat Harry Reid after his win on Tuesday. The first said “I think the main message that we should have received last night ... is that the people of Nevada and the American people want us to work together,” The other stated, “Harry Reid, however, fresh off his own hard-fought reelection, indicates his unwillingness to bend...So what is it going to be? They haven’t even started working yet and he is already unwilling? Doesn’t sound promising does it? Then there is Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and presumed new Speaker of the House John Boehner. Here is what McConnell had to say about working with Obama, “In a sign that combat and the 2012 elections rather than compromise could mark the next two years..."While Boehner stated, “And to the extent he (Obama) is willing to do this, (speaking of abiding by the will of the people) "we are ready to work with him." So again I ask what is it going to be? (All emphasis mine)

While I agree that both parties have issues that, due to their platforms, compromise is not an option, isn’t it short sighted to go into a new political season with your agenda set and your feet planted for a fight? I would also agree that I would not want any Republican, least of all a conservative Republican, to go to their job agreeing to help further Obama’s liberal agenda as it is. We have seen that it’s not working. I would hope that there could be enough give and take on both sides to at least get something done for the betterment of the country. After all, isn’t that why they are there? Isn’t that why a majority put their faith in them in the first place?

The bickering, back-biting and just plain anger must stop or Congress will be in an endless state of deadlock. Explain to me how that is any good for the people. I refuse to believe that some common ground on issues such as jobs and economic recovery can’t be found. These are supposed to be highly educated, intelligent people. Why can they not use the common sense they were given and act like the adults they are rather than toddlers fighting in a sandbox at a daycare center?

I for one am tired of it and would rather fire each and every single one of them and start over than to have to listen to another 2 years of he said/she said in regards to why nothing is getting done.

For the record as a conservative I am happy with the results of the evening. I just believe much more has to be done in order to make Washington DC a working city again.

Sources: Las Vegas Sun, New American, The Huffington Post, CBS News


  1. Although I agree on many of ur points I believe Tea Party supporters won;t tolerate the same old same old and will let their voices be heard again! If u DID fire everyone who who u replace them with Elaine? :)

  2. I don't think we should stand for the same old, same old. I just wonder if after all that has passed between these parties if there is even a possibility of even a slight coming together.

    I'm not sure who I would replace them with, but it would be worth the research and time to find just the right people that not only truly stood for "the people" but could also work through differences to come to good, solid solutions.

  3. The Roaring Twenties were an era dominated by Republican presidents: Warren Harding (1920-1923), Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) and Herbert Hoover (1929-1933).Under their conservative economic philosophy of laissez-faire ("leave it alone"), markets were allowed to operate without government interference. Taxes and regulation were slashed dramatically, monopolies were allowed to form, and inequality of wealth and income reached record levels. The country was on the conservative's preferred gold standard, and the Federal Reserve was not allowed to significantly change the money supply. History repeats itself. the conservative republican agenda WILL NOT improve the economy.

  4. Hi Laz...thanks for taking the time to comment.

    While that is true, we have to admit that throwing non-existent money after our current problems has only made the problem worse. There have been no real answers to our econmic problems because we are being made to lean too heavily on the government. Which is, again in my opinion, exactly the way they want us. Very much like lambs to the slaughter.

    But! My initial question stands. Is there any way that the two parties will ever be able to come together and make any headway at all in this mess? Are they too set in their ways to stop and think about what might actually help US and not THEM? As I recall they are still employed and making darn good money too. They are so removed from our reality can they even see us from there? I'm not holding out much hope.

    And I'm talking about both sides here, not trying to make a villian out of either party.


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