Isn’t it a fine morning? Don’t the colors and sounds seem a bit more intense? Didn’t your breakfast taste a little bit better?
Thanks to staggering arrogance fueling sustained disregard of the will of the electorate, the Democrats have suffered the worst reversal in the House of Representatives since 1938.
It was a bloodbath, dudes and dolls.
Though it was a glorious evening, I was disappointed in a few races. Senatress Boxer (ma’am) won reelection without much drama, as did the always sunny Harry Reid. However, the Senate was always a long shot anyway.
Our esteemed president can be expected to say at least some of the right things at his momentary presser (that’s what we new-media blogosphere types call press conferences). However, Obama does humility about as well as I play the bassoon, so we’ll have to see in the coming months whether the conciliatory tone he’s sure to (attempt to) strike is genuine.
(Anyone with two brain cells to rattle together sees that a massive run to the center is the only way to save his presidency, but the cloud of self-importance can be thick indeed. I’m still betting against it.)
As for the newly-elected Republican majority (and it’s huge; did I mention that?), they must do what they said they’d do. They got there on promises of restoring fiscal responsibility to the federal government, and they must do everything they can to make that happen. It’s a tricky road, though. Clearly they can’t be expected to get anything significant passed, because even flipping a couple of senators to get any new law out of Congress won’t be nearly enough against a presidential veto.
Getting drunk on Beltway power again would be disastrous. Give us substantive reform, Republicans. Show us what you’ll be able to pass with a Republican in the White House. Dictate the terms of debate.
Most importantly, remember your promises to the American people. We have unambiguously rejected the Obama administration. Show us an alternative we can embrace.