Well, the midterm elections come tomorrow and they’re predicting a Republican resurgence. Most figure Congress will go red, although the Senate may retain its blue majority.
I don’t really know what to say, or to think. Like a lot of folks, I came into the 2008 election feeling like something new and better was going to happen. I wasn’t sure Obama was quite ready for the presidency, mostly because I feared that we were still too racist to elect a black person to the highest office. I was wrong on that account, or at least I think I was.
What do I say about the Democrats at this point? Disappointed? Here we put in all that effort, to discover that the new majority never really showed up for work. Everything a warmed-over version of what came before, with one concession and broken promise after another (public option? What public option?). And the Republicans? Am I surprised they acted like typical Republicans, i.e., spoiled brats who throw a temper tantrum every time they don’t get something they want? They acted like that, screaming and throwing their rattles, from day one. No one called them on it, no one told them to get over it and start acting like adults for the sake of their country. No one fought for us, in the end. They just sat by, while lunatics shot out windows, thronged town halls, showed up at rallies with guns, painted Hitler mustaches on the President and out-fringed even the most conservative Republicans. And the Republicans just sat there and took it too. The assholes kicked out their own moderates. Go figure.
So now we have Tea Party candidates and comedians holding rallies. Kind of sad, when you think about it. It’s no way to run a country.