Wednesday, November 05, 2008

No super majority

Whew.  I looks like there’s at least a small hedge against Nancy and Harry running the country—there’s no filibuster proof majority in the Senate (yet).

 

So, it looks like my new President Elect will have at least a small moderating force.  I’m still hopeful for the next 4 years.  We’re already walking on historic ground and traveling through historic times.  Well, truth be told every election we hold is an historic event (who else schedules civil wars for every 4 years and fights them out with ballots and not bullets?), but this one more so than others.  If my new President Elect follows through on his higher rhetoric and passes on the lower, party rhetoric this can be a truly transformative time—for the better.

 

Or it can all go pear shaped.

 

I’m hopeful.  If I were a betting man I’d always bet on America.  The fundamental structures of our society, economy, politics, and culture are strong and because of that we can weather all kinds of storms.  And I suspect most people believe that (even trolls like “Spartikus”), otherwise we wouldn’t be here and we wouldn’t be participating in this great experiment.

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