Originally Posted by Taco John
Reality? You guys are celebrating an Obama victory when the Republicans are projected to pick up 65 seats in the house - a bigger gain than in 2010 - the biggest single election gain since 1938. And while they didn't turn the senate, the Republicans are picking up more seats there.
I'm not really sure what you think Obama won here. This isn't even a stay of execution he's winning. He's winning the lamest duck presidency probably in the history of politics. What do you honestly imagine he can get accomplished?
Celebrating? If I'm doing any celebrating at all, it's simply because Romney doesn't get to go into the WH and replay the Bush disaster. I didn't vote for Obama. My major issues didn't even get discussed in this campaign by either candidate, which is why I went third party. As far as what he can get accomplished, I think the Republicans will have to realize that this was an ass kicking. Whether they take any lessons from it depends on how steeped in their extremism they are. They can't stall for another four years or they risk the American people giving them twice the ass kicking in the next election. Same with the banksters. They aren't going to sit on their money for four more years. This election is going to break up some of the intransigence. Obama won. That's over. The uncertainty should now be dead. Winner or loser, everybody has to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and get moving. That's what I think is going to happen.
This election effectively killed the Tea Party, BTW.