I’m writing this Tuesday night. I’m headed to bed soon, but not out of disgust or anything. I have an early morning tomorrow and will post it then after the excitement has died off and so I don’t interrupt Dan’s live blogging any more than I already have.
As of now, it’s about 10pm Mountain Time and the Dems have just taken over (as we’d expected they would) the House. We still have 4 seats to defend in the Senate. Senate Update: Whoey…glad I didn’t stay up…
There are two ways the next two years could go:
1) The Democrats will do what we warned they’d do: Raise taxes, expand the size/scope of the Federal Government, redistribute wealth, yadda yadda (all the things that convinced America to take the keys from them in 1994). This will kill their chances of making any sort of showing in ’08. And oh, so easy to run nationally against Nancy Pelosi. Or, more likely:
2) Knowing the disaster it would be to follow 1) above, the Democrats will govern the same way they have campaigned over this election: Stealth. This would be easy for them as they’ll not really be “in charge” and won’t have to really take responsibility for anything. Sure, they’ll do some obstructing, and possibly a few things to hurt. But most likely they’ll be more of a pain-in-the-ass than a real impediment to accomplishment.