posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 03:56 PM
I am really finding it amusing that fellow ATSers are coming out of the woodwork calling Browns win "a victory for the american people". I mean
really now? A victory over what basis and for whom?? that another GOP politician gets added to DC along with the rest of the Democrats and
Republicans? What difference exactly is Brown going to make? His going to block the already dead "corporate" healthcare bill so that we may all
remain on this current corporate healthcare system thats not any better?? Was GOP Browns win a snipe against special interests? This man voted against
limiting campaign contributions and against the banks giving back bail out money and he'll be any different?
What else is Brown going to change? Even if the Republicans win 9 more races in these elections (which I doubt) the Democrats will still be majority
and Washington will still be divided. Even if the Democrats manage to gain back their filibuster proof majority members in their own parties
will maintain the divide of washington and the lack of progress. As if the Democrats didnt make themselves good opposition against their voters
interests the Republicans are going to be different? We will not get any significant bills passed because both sides will be bickering and will hold
filibuster options. All this does is make that more so a reality and you know what, the day Lieberman skipped towards the Republicans, the filibuster
proof majority congress was already gone.
I think the funniest thing about this all is the hypocrisy of why it was good that Brown won. Some folks argued his win was a sign that Obama's
mistake to put more troops into Afghanistan... I mean really?? and how exactly did troops get there in the first place? The GOP?? Many argued that
Obama didnt keep his campaign promises and this was why Brown won! So essentially Obamas failiure to get a public option through, and his faliure to
withdraw troops from afghanistan (and Iraq immediately) caused voters to move towards the GOP?? The GOP?? Are we full of memory loss here for
the last few years?? Who on earth thought Browns win would change this if his party and even himself over history supported the above?
This election win was a wake for Democrats and their unwillingness to make a move and lead in DC. This election win was a wake up to Democrats and
their disorganisation. What this election win wasnt about, was change of any kind in what DC was already going through. At the end of the day the
Democrats already proved they could not unite and pull through a decent healthcare reform bill, we already saw a split in DC, and troop surge into
Afghanistan would have gone regardless of whether the GOP or the Democrats were in.
So the "outraged" conservatives of yesterday are hypocrites for calling this GOP win "their voices" today because its nothing of the sort as
history already showed us. Considering also that both parties have let us down over the last few years, I'd figured people would have proved their
non-partisanship in the matter by reacting the same way to this GOP win. Obviously this proved otherwise.
I supported the Democrats because I believe a real healthcare reform bill could get through. I supported the Democrats because I believed back in 2008
like many here that the Republicans proved their incompetence in this nation. Now that even the Democrats failed me, Im looking towards third party
progressives. Even though my differences with many fellow conservative ATSers would have not change, by the least I could recognize that both parties
have failed their voter interests. This doesnt mean I will oppose everything and anything these parties put forth before DC in the future, but it does
mean that up to this point, both parties have failed and time is way overdue for third parties to come in.
Both sides have been let down, both conservatives and Democrats, lets by the least agree to that. There will be no balance in DC anytime soon so long
as both these parties remain majority.
[edit on 20-1-2010 by Southern Guardian]