posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 08:42 AM
I have been thinking about this. What this means is that Independents are fed up with what the government is doing. Which is NOTHING. They voted in
record numbers for change, and instead of change what they got was less than more of the same.
The problem is that the Democrats control both houses, but still haven't produced anything. But the GOP isn't helping the matter at all by being the
party of No.
Three things right now are beating the hell out of both parties...
1. Health Care. Frankly, if Democrats don't pass a health care bill this year, in 2010 they will loose a massive amount of seats. This will be
because of disillusionment within the party and with Independents. Who if this bill does not pass (with the Government Option) the party will loose
2. The economy. If the economy does not improve significantly within the next 6 months (which means jobs jobs jobs) the Democrats will lose seats.
People expected a significant difference from the last 8 years. With a supermajority in the Senate, there is no excuse why real change has not been
implemented. I predict that not only will Democrats loose the supermajority, they will nearly loose the majority in the Senate in 2010.
3. Cap & Trade. To me this is a DOA bill. There is no way in hell that special interests are going to let this pass. Even though the concept of this
idea is sound the implementation of this bill will be unattainable. There is no way to regulate this, there is no way to measure this, there is no way
to enforce this. Cap & Trade is a stupid idea, even though its good for the national debt.
Frankly and honestly the Democrats are cutting their own throats. They haven't been as vocal as they should with the American people, they have been
drowned out by the voice of the minority. Being in charge in politics does not mean that you can rest for a second on the success of the election. The
last election the American people basically voted against George W. Bush. But people expect results. The Democrats thus far have failed to achieve
those results. This will cost them in the next election. They did not win these seats by wide majorities.
Obama needs to take a real good look at these votes. This is a small check of the peoples opinion of the president. These losses are a litmus test of
what people think of politics today. The people of this nation are sick and tired of party politics. They are sick and tired of lies. They are sick
and tired of partisan politics as usual. They are sick and tired of special interests ruling over the peoples voice.
The GOP is not safe here. This is evident by the election for New York's 23 District, where the Democrat won the election. Instead of being the voice
of the people, the GOP have been the voice of No. That is all they have been. The Republican party needs to reassess its position, they need to
distance themselves from the far right. The far right has been utterly nutty in the hate they have shown Obama and the Democrats. This only hurts the
GOP in the long run with Independents who more often than not vote democrat.
Real conservatives those that really want lower taxes, smaller government, are sick of the GOP's antics. They don't like Rush Limbaugh, they don't
like Sarah Palin. They are sick of being used.
Altogether both Democrats and Republicans are loosing support among real voters. Both Democrats and Republicans are being found out for the Shills
they really are. Independent voters are gaining strength. People are making up their own minds. This is good for the Republic at large. The two party
system is breaking down in this country and the country will be all the better for it.
What the political system needs is real controls. The people don't want special interests involved in our government. The people don't want to be
lied to anymore. The people are getting fed up with the system as it is. We don't want to be overruled by lobbyists. Lobbyists have been the backbone
of the political system for far too long. They tell our elected officials how to vote and influence them with campaign contributions, they influence
them with perks and benefits. My personal opinion on this is that it should be illegal.
Honestly the government should be by the people for the people but it isn't. The political system for far too long has been by the corporation for
the corporation. Which is evident by the political commercials we all have seen by lobby groups trying to influence normal Americans to vote the way
of the corporation.
If the GOP has learned anything if the Democrats have learned anything it should be from the Tea Parties. I know that the Tea Parties were largely
influenced by FOX, but the sentiment of the people were heard.
Both the GOP and the Democrats should learn the lessons in this recent elections. Otherwise I hope the American people learn the lesson and vote all
these idiots out of office and vote in independents who will listen to the constituency instead of the special interests. America depends on it.