Republicans Go Rabid and Clean House
And as I heard, Nancy Pelosi is out of a job…
When I started TRC in a big way, it was a November night like this one and Barack Obama had just won the presidency on his silly “hope and change” referendum. So here I am, two years later, and after a general hiatus for about six months (no questions, please), and watching the news again, seeing the Dems lose the House after vehemently taking it away from the GOP in 2006.
But what is tonight really about? I’ve heard the conservative pundits out there say it’s a “rejection of Obamacare” or “rejection of liberalism”, or “rejection of Democrats. But while these reasons are partially true, what is also true is that tonight’s stunning GOP win was that it’s about Americans in droves, coming out to say that they are tired of not being heard by Washington and they want a different direction for the economy and the Country in general.
Americans have spoken, but the message isn’t, “Dems are out; we like elephants.” No, tonight’s message is, “you better start listening to us or we WILL fire you.”
Right now, most Americans are incensed towards both parties because both parties have demonstrated their real constituency are their special interest groups, and none of those groups are “The People of the United States”.
The Dems have five weeks left to call the shots and try to railroad their crazy policies through the system. But come January, it will be on the GOP to govern as they campaign. More than likely, the GOP will try to get some things done – passing a conservative budget, repealing ObamaCare, or some other thing. It will slide through the House, get caught up in a hung Senate, only to get vetoed by President Obama. That’s what we have for the next two years…and it’s just alright. I think people are tired of having their country fundamentally changed.
Obama said today, “"Are we taking the steps now to move us in the right direction, or are going to go back to the policies that got us into that mess in the first place?”. Hopefully neither. Every conservative knows that George Bush was not a fiscal conservative and the GOP congress of the time got drunk off their own spending. The Dems played that counter card against spending in 2006, but never delivered on their promise. So, a new class of congressional leaders are on their way in. Folks, keep them accountable.
As for Pelosi, the word on the street is that her Queen-Bee-ness is going to take her pantsuits and leave the Capitol, heading back for the Napa Valley to grow grapes and drown out her sorrow in a glass of red wine. Break out the good stuff, Nancy-kins. It tastes better going down.
Speaking of going down, that’s what the Dems are doing right now. As Obama said a couple years ago, “change is on the way.”