Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thoughts on another GOP landslide

Other blogs and media are packed full of facts and figures about yesterday's election. I won't begin to try to replicate 'em.

But there's a few short points I want to make.

It was just a decade ago that the GOP also won both the House and the Senate, and then screwed things up so badly, the Democrats won both houses in a 2006 landslide. There's no guarantee it won't happen again.

Does anyone really believe a senate under the direction of Mitch McConnell will be anymore conservative than the house has been under the waffling ways of John Boehner? If anything, there's risk of passing more progressive legislation, not less. But it won't be called progressive. It will be billed as bipartisan.

It does appear conservatives showed up yesterday and voted GOP. Will the GOP show respect to these voters post-election, or will the party's elites continue to snub and disparage them as it's done since 2010?

This is not a time for conservatives to be lulled back into complacency. Some name plates and labeling may get switched in DC, but nothings been fixed. At least not yet.

Until there's real change, America remains on a downward slide.

And Republicans have been part of the problem for as long as the Democrats have.

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