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Woo Hoo! Suck it, GOP!

Posted on 2006.11.08 at 12:54
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
Current Music: Beat Happening - Cat Walk
HA! Perhaps we will now see the return of accountable and responsible government. Or at least some kind of check and/or balance. At least it looks like we got the arch-incompetent Rumsfeld.

The fun thing about voting in Cambridge is that the offices are all held by Democrats, and the challengers are not Republicans (who only fielded pro-forma candidates for Senate and State Attorney General), but Communists.

Massachusetts will have the fewest Republicans in state government since 1867.
Plus my doctor gave me some cough syrup with codeine, so that is contributing to my generally up mood.


Cleopatra Brimstone
paper_crystals at 2006-11-08 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I voted for a socialist for one office. I forget which office though. One of the state NY offices...
jonnymoon at 2006-11-08 20:13 (UTC) (Link)
Not to be insulting or anything...it's just that if you think that replacing our rascals with your rascals is gonna do ANYTHING to help this country...

...well, I think that cough syrup is making you high.
theservant at 2006-11-08 20:30 (UTC) (Link)
Right you are on the syrup.

I think that part of the whole idea of separation of powers and oversight is that one group of rascals can keep the other from getting too rascalish. Now that there is rampant rascalism rather than just Republican rascalism, I think that things could get better.
jonnymoon at 2010-12-06 21:00 (UTC) (Link)
Well, here we are, four years after.

Still think that a Democrat controlled congress, and a Liberal Progressive president made things BETTER?

I'd draw your attention to the collapse in the housing market, the rampant unemployment, and the instability of the rest of the world.

Yeah. Nice job, rampant rascallism. rascals.
metalclarinet at 2006-11-09 03:29 (UTC) (Link)
Is that what you said when the last set of rascals replaced the previous one?

In VA -- which it looks like Webb might have won -- Allen got almost 50% of the vote despite getting almost no dems or independents. Probably you will find this in most of the seats that flipped. The republicans lost but democrats didn't so much win as been asked to sit in for a few years.

I believe that the two biggest issues were Iraq, which the dems can't fix in the next two years (without tearing the country apart) and corruption (it wasn't their turn in the barrel). They have two years to show some results on health care, minimum wage, jobs leaving the country, the deficit and a few other issues, but they don't have a mandate to raise taxes. So, the prospects of accomplishing much are thin.

However, the white house death cabal has been admonished. Well deserved.
funkyirishjew at 2006-11-11 09:27 (UTC) (Link)

not to burst your bubble...

HA! Perhaps we will now see the return of accountable and responsible government. Or at least some kind of check and/or balance

You are referring to a house and senate that is still composed of Democrats and Republicans, and niether party there has shown any interest ing responsible government since the end of the War Between the States.

theservant at 2006-11-11 22:38 (UTC) (Link)

Re: not to burst your bubble...

I dunno. The New Deal was pretty good, and the Marshall Plan...
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