November 8, 2006

House AND Senate

Just in.... The Associated Press and NBC is projecting Jim Webb as the victor in the Virginia senate race, and reports that an Allen staffer says that there may be a concession from Allen as early as tomorrow. The staffer also allowed that Allen would be "disinclined" to initiate a recount effort.

Amazingly, if this prediction holds, Dems now hold a solid majority in the House and a safe majority in the Senate. The only fly in the ointment will probably be Lieberman, but on stark party-line votes, the Dems have it.

And not only that, but will hold leadership positions in both houses.

Dawn is breaking after the long night of Bush/Rove rule. I'm hopeful that the Dems can now harness the people's desire for a more practical and centrist government and away from the crazy ideological distractions which so preoccupied the right.

The ramifications of this is massive, with perhaps the most crucial being the return of actual CHECKS AND BALANCES as well as a return to the constitutional duty to provide oversight over government that was utterly abandoned in the Republican dominated legislature. The effects of this amazing victory will be extensive, complete with committee chairmanships, forcing Bush and the right to actually justify and fight for their policies without the reliable rubber stamp they've become spoiled by, and inspiring a cautious reason for hope from countries around the globe who, with good reason, viewed Bush and crew with disdain, hatred, and fear.

I'm proud of the American people today. And I hope that the results of Tuesday will serve to show the world that we're not all brain dead morons, and that while we may be slow and pretty dim, we eventually get it right.

Watch as well all the pundits and media figures who have been consistent in sucking up to the right begin to try to re-invent themselves as having never really beeen right leaning and trying to court a more liberal/moderate audience.

Even the swine Limbaugh said he's now relieved that he no longer has to "carry water for people who, frankly, don't deserve to have their water carried.". As to why he lied to his audience all this time, Limbaugh simply said that it was because "so much was at stake." What that might be is anyone's guess. But most likely his enormous salary and influence.

4 Comments:

At 11/09/2006 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that this might fall into the 'be careful what you wish for' catagory...

 
At 11/09/2006 5:28 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

And I hope that the results of Tuesday will serve to show the world that we're not all brain dead morons, and that while we may be slow and pretty dim, we eventually get it right.

OH REALLY? THEN EXPLAIN HOW THEY RE-ELECTED BLAGOJEVICH. PEOPLE BELIEVED HIS NEGATIVE ADS THAT JBT WAS GEORGE RYAN'S PERSONAL, HAND-PICKED STATE TREASURER. SO YOU TELL ME WHO IS BRAIN DEAD.

 
At 11/10/2006 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh??

 
At 11/11/2006 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nic,

Clearly the election of Blago is sign of something not at all positive. However, with JBT as the alternative, what choice was there?

Republicans have screwed themselves...putting forth JBT, (when Brady, or someone with less baggage than JBT would have given the voters a choice) and putting forth Zinga and bypassing a RICO-businessman (again leaving the voters no reasonable choice).

We are entrusting the future of our State and Country to the lesser of two evils!

 

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