Tuesday, November 07, 2006

What now? 

According to Fox News online, the Dems have achieved a majority in the House and they stand a good chance of doing the same in the Senate. They've spend the last 6 years (with a brief time-out following 9/11) throwing rocks at Bush and the Republicans, but to my recollection, they have yet to say anything substantive about what they would do if returned to power. Lots of glittering generalities, but specifics, not much. For now, the electorate is evidently willing to give them a chance to show what they can do.

They now have at least one hand on the levers of government, and so they'll bear some responsibility for what happens going forward--they won't be able to blame everything on Bush. As I have noted before, the Dems seem stuck in the 1960s. If that's the best they can do, they'll have a hard time keeping their gains in 2008. Hopefully, there are grownups in the Democratic party (along the lines of Joe Lieberman) who realize that they'd better have some workable ideas to put forward and not indulge in a 2-year self-destructive victory orgy. I especially hope they wake up to the clear and present danger of radical Islamism, because all of our lives will be negatively affected if they don't.

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