Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Post Election Morning ~ After Glow Or Hang Over?

For me it's a little of both along with a smidge of wariness. I'm sorry our Blue Dog lost. He is a rarity in Washington. A man who will buck the powers that be if he thinks they're wrong. I'm sorry Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman lost. We lived in California when Jerry Brown was Governor, Governor Moonbeam. It's difficult to understand why Californians would do it again considering his record since. I doubt, anyway, he will be able to govern California any better than his predecessors. I'm sorry Linda McMahon lost. Maybe just because I knew her ages ago when we lived in Hartford and she was a tennis partner.

On a different note, I hope the Tea Party people and those who voted for their more personally extreme candidates have learned a lesson. Look at the whole person, not just what comes out of their mouth. Rand Paul probably would not have won had his father not been Ron. O'Donnell ~ what can I say. A winnable seat lost because the establishment candidate was a moderate. Probably the worst reason to not vote for someone. Sharon Angle? More of the same. It's time to realize the the reigning princess of the air waves, Sarah Palin, shoots from the lip with her endorsements. Be more careful next time around! If Murkowski pulls out Alaska it's not bad. She's a moderate. Forget about the Palin vendetta!

As to where I'm wary. I listened to both Boehner and Obama this morning. They both have "My Way" as their theme song. Obama seems to think our frustration is all about the economy. He's wrong. It's about his entire agenda. I expect no non-partisanship from him. Nor from the Republicans. Hopefully, however, they're at least wise enough not to follow the pundits advice to give no quarter. They, the pundits, definitely haven't learned.

I fear we'll see too many extremists on both sides of the aisle and a lot of deadlocks. That may be good if it means no more forcing legislation down our throats. It's bad if it means nothing gets done. Then we'll suffer through the blame game again.

The next few days will be interesting. Obama is off to the G-8/20 summit in Seoul by way of India and Indonesia. He has no business to attend to in India nor Indonesia, just Seoul. If the rumors are true about his booking 500 hotel rooms and having an entourage of 3000 you hope the numbers are an exaggeration by some malcontents. If it's true, be sure he didn't hear the message from the voters. Perhaps he needs a hearing aide! Or czar.

It's not just the economy.


Margie's Musings said...

It's never a good idea to have the presidency and both houses of congress from the same party.

betty said...

You cannot believe those numbers about Obama's trip. Fox News strikes again.

Dogwalk said...

Normally I would agree with you on something like this. However the figures come from the Indian government and they're standing by them.

I his defense, however, missions such as this aren't all that unusual though it's usually through the Dept. of Commerce trying to drum up business, not the President. But since he's headed that way anyway, why not?

I'd really bluster if Obama was going with his entourage and Commerce with theirs!