Thursday, November 4, 2010

Midterms


It's been two years to the day since Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. I still believe in the man, and I am convinced that the outcome of the midterm elections this week is less about his policies and more about a national mood of frustration with the broken political process in Washington. 

Still, given the new Republican majority in the House and the reduced Democratic majority in the Senate, I hope Obama won't saddle his next two years with trying to reach across the aisle. The Tea Party Republicans on their way to Washington have no desire to work with him on anything. Indeed, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, told the National Journal that his party's overriding goal for the next Congress is to ensure that President Obama does not get re-elected. "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president," he said. He couldn't have made the GOP agenda any clearer. In other words, Republicans are committed to the failure of government and the American people be damned. 

Ironically, Obama is that rare politician who actually believes that politics is about bettering the lives of the people. History will show that even though he may be losing the PR race, he has already accomplished major initiatives despite the gridlock in Congress. It may now be time to take the fight outside of the system. Mr. President, there are more of us with you than all the Fox News pundits and Tea Partiers would have you believe. 

Art was borrowed from today's post at mouse medicine. Thank you Kim!

9 comments:

  1. My oh my....this says it all. It's frightening how much of the population just doesn't have a clear view of what's going on. I can only hope that all will be okay.

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  2. Susan, the next election will reveal everything. For some reason, I think there is still a large reservoir of good will towards and belief in Obama, even though the propaganda war has been hellish. I guess you know where I stand! I love it when you come by!

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  3. I have said it before today and I'll say it again- there is a huge idiocy level in our population.
    However, I think that after two more years of Republicans even the idiots will see that no, dammit, they don't have their best interests at heart. Maybe this is like a booster shot.
    And my name is Pollyanna. Right?
    And I still get the shivers when I think about how incredibly grateful I am that Mr. Obama is our president.

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  4. i agree. but i'd be lying if my patience for political improvement has been wearing very thin lately and i've been blaming it on whomever is in power. it's just sad.

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  5. very well said!

    sent a message to the person who posted the artwork which i 'borrowed' and told her it may be going viral....as it is spot on!!

    fox news - you don't even want to get me started!

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  6. Candice, hang in there, hon. It's all spin.

    mouse, thanks again. that art says it all. as for fox news, speaking of spin...

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  7. I get to take a pass , being Canadian and all . :)

    I cried tears of joy and hope when Obama was elected.

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  8. I had not found your blog at this date...but I like this post...very much...how true!

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