I’ve been reading for what — a year or thereabouts? — about this huge Republican victory that’s coming tomorrow, in terms of the GOP taking over Congress.
And now, it’s everywhere I turn, as though most news outlets have just discovered that, duh, the party that doesn’t hold the White House always has big gains in the midterm election.
And the more I read it, the more of a feeling of dread I feel. It’s a very familiar feeling. When have I felt it before?…
… Oh, yeah — four years ago, when the Democrats took over the House…
I just wish everyone would stop pretending that it matters which of these two extremely destructive forces has control of our government.
Prediction: A year from now, the approval rating of Congress will still be below freezing.
Next election, I really need to consider running for something on the UnParty ticket. The UnParty’s time is coming, as more and more people realize how futile this back-and-forth is.
The problem is not the party title; the problem is the caliber of people they choose to run for office. Because the most extreme are getting the attention, not to mention the party nomination, many potentially good candidate decide not to run. They realize that if you rassle in the pig sty you’re gonna get muck all over you.
I read that Pelosi’s approval rating was 26, but Boehner’s was 25. People just want a change. Maybe they want gridlock.
From what I’ve seen over the past couple of decades, the people who actually want these offices shouldn’t be allowed to run for them.
Unfortunately, that’s not the way the system works.
That was a rule in Thomas More’s Utopia: If you wanted the office, you were barred from holding it.
That resulted from More’s disgust at being besieged by office-seekers back when he had the King’s ear…
You realize that until late in the 19th century, it was considered the height of bad taste for presidential candidates to actually campaign in their own behalf…
If you called it the Common Cents Party you might get Doug to realign himself.