Another election is behind us. Enjoy the relative peace for about another six months until the 2016 campaigns kick in.
Yes, I voted. I’m of the opinion that if you don’t vote you can’t bitch about the results and God knows how I love to bitch.
Does it really matter who wins the Senate when the choice is so pathetic? Republicans are evil, Democrats are spineless, and they’re all blowing Wall Street.
Republican supporters can gloat today, but they shouldn’t take the election results to mean that the majority of the country’s populace supports their anti-middle class, anti-minority, anti-woman agenda. The GOP won because the majority of our citizens either didn’t care about voting or were disenfranchised by new Republican-backed voting laws that made it impossible for them to do so. Not surprisingly, most of the disenfranchised were people of color. The good news is our brown brothers and sisters will soon outnumber you old, white bastards.
Then we have the people who consistently vote against their own best interests and wonder why their lives are shit: Those who voted for Republican governors who have fought to prevent them from access to Medicaid. Pissing blood? Good luck with that. Those who voted for Walker in Wisconsin, despite his blatant assault on the middle-class, because why should teachers, fire and police have decent pensions after they’ve spent their lives serving an ungrateful public? And what’s with those who voted for McConnell in Kentucky? Has there ever been a bigger turd in the punch bowl?
For those who believe this was a win for the “real patriots,” think again. The big winners were the international corporate interests that have no allegiance to flag or country, only to shareholders. You might as well pledge your allegiance to G.E’s corporate logo.
But now the fun begins. Remember all the whining by Democrats over Republican filibusters and obstructionism? “Tit for Tat,” baby. Say what you will about the Nixon years, but we had a Congress that actually worked together. We’ll never see that again. Not in my lifetime anyway.
For those of you who remember my older blog posts where I was so passionately political, that torchlight has gone out. I’m just happy to live in California where sanity, for the most part, prevailed.