Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election results

Well, we won't be facing another 4 years of Bush's policies. And it looks like the Democrats are making solid gains in the House and Senate. Not a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, but IMO that's a good thing. I want the Democrats to be in control, but I don't want them able to ride rough-shod over the Republicans. It's also significant the number of states that shifted from leaning Republican to leaning Democrat this election. The Republicans should take note of this, and consider carefully whether they can continue courting the religious radicals and ultra-conservatives who cost them this election.

And I do have one question for the Republicans: exactly when did it become a bad thing to believe that when you've got success and money that it behooves you to be a bit generous in helping those who aren't as well-off as you? It may have been decades since I set foot in a Christian church, but I still recall a certain carpenter having a few things to say on that subject.

Now let's just hope CA's Proposition 8 fails.

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