Remember 1994? Apparently the GOP didn’t and as the old saying goes, those that don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it. The groundswell of discontent that led to the Republican take over in 1994 has again re-appeared and this time the Republicans were on the other side.
Say what you will about what you think is next in our government which now has the Democrats squarely in control of the house and even possibly the Senate, the doom and gloom being brought forth by the right after their election night massacre can be traced back to one issue. The GOP lost sight of what put them in control in the first place with their refusal to be honest to the American public. When they decided that the few in control of the party i.e. George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove were always right and the majority of Americans were either wrong or just didn’t get it, they left themselves wide open when all their lies and mistakes finally came to light. Both constructive dialog and compromise became four letter words.
They campaigned on honesty and family values even while numerous scandals came to light, they campaigned on being tough on terror while getting the country involved in a war that had nothing to do with fighting terrorism and by some accounts has even made that fight tougher. The one conflict they did get us into that actually was being fought for the right reasons was terribly planned and even 4 years later is still in question.
You had a once extremely popular President that by the time this year’s mid-terms rolled around had become so unpopular that even the most endangered Republicans ran away in fear when he offered to campaign on their behalf.
Speaker Pelosi might not be something you want to deal with, but now that you do, don’t blame the Democrats. The GOP had control of both Houses of Congress and the White House but yet you still let it get to this point. Will the Democrats do any better? Time will tell but the GOP had plenty of chances and as the American public showed with their votes last night, they just didn’t do a good job.