Monday, November 16, 2009
Voters are mad as hell ...
Voters are sick and tired of politicians, and it looks like incumbents are going to "pay the price" next November. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/15/AR2009111502906.html All signs point to a major turnover in Congress next year, and with Democrats holding a large majority, they will suffer the most from voters anger. I'm expecting the Senate Majority leader, Herry Reid, to be thrown out, as well as a few Democrat Committee Chairmen, like Connecticut's Chris Dodd.
Voters want to elect candidates with real solutions, not partisan candidates whose only difference is their party affiliation. I think if Ross Perot's party, "United We Stand", were still active, its candidates would have a field day next November. Voters are angry in a way that I have not seen in a long time, maybe in my entire adult lifetime of following politics. The "Republican Revolution" of 1994 saw the Republicans gain 54 seats in the House of Representatives and 8 seats in the Senate, not counting the switch of Alabama Senator Shelby. The election of 2010 could bring change on a similar scale.
The Republicans need 41 seats to regain the majority in the House, and they should get somewhere in that neighborhood. The Senate is probably "out of reach", but they should be able to significantly close the gap. I expect the Senate Democrats to hold on to a slim majority after the election, but if they lose the majority in the House, their ability to move legislation that President Obama supports will be severely limited. We can only hope.
It is now up to the people of the country to decide; do we want a socialist state controlled by government, funded by the working taxpayers, with government providing for everyone else. Or do we want to return to the principles envisioned by our founding fathers of liberty, freedom and personal responsibility. We'll find out on November 2nd, 2010.