Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Things Will Wash Back in 2012

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

The 2010 midterm elections are history and most of the votes have been counted.  It wasn't a good day for liberals, or progressives, or people with the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time, but, as always, it could have been a lot worse.  I'm not too distraught over the results, however, because decades of election nights have taught me that its all a wave, one side rushes in on a lot of optimism and promises, and a few years later they are washed out again.  People want one thing, until they get it, and then they want the other thing.  Nothing is ever as good as it looked in the advertisement.

I feel badly about Carnahan, Sestak, Conway, Feingold, and Grayson - and dozens of others - but they are all young and ambitious, and we will hear from them again.

The news wasn't all bad.  Barney Frank, the openly gay congressman from Provincetown, Massachusetts, had been a prime target of the teabaggers, but he managed to withstand their slobbering onslaught.  I sent Barney $10 because he needed the money - and he has a bug under his blanket about U.S. troops  being stationed on Okinawa.  I wanted him to be able to say that he had received a political donation from Okinawa!

Christine O'Donnell lost in Delaware, Praise Allah, though she somehow rationalized that she was victorious in defeat.  With her loss, masturbation ought to be safe for a couple of more years at least!  Sharron Angle lost the Senate race in Nevada, and Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman both lost elections in California which they tried in vain to buy.  One report this evening statess that Meg Whitman (Nutmeg) paid out a whopping $80 per each vote that she received in the California governor's race - and still managed to lose decisively!  She was certainly good for the state's ailing economy!

Tom Tancredo, the rabid anti-immigrant teabagger who ran as an independent for governor of Colorado, has lost.  All in all, many of the teabagger "stars" went down in flames!

As I write this, two of Arizona's best congressmen, both Democrats, are leading in their contests by the narrowest of margins.  Good luck Gabrielle Giffords and Raul Grjvalda - may every remaining vote be yours.

The election is over and all of the clowns are packing up to go home - or to Washington.  But the power struggle goes on.  In just a few months some people with very big egos will begin announcing that they are running for President - and the circus will be back in town!

1 comment:

Xobekim said...

Tom Tancredo has relegated the Republican Party to minor party status in Colorado for at least the next two general elections.

This means that the GOP candidate for President won't appear at the top of the ballot, in either the first or second slot.

In Colorado, thanks to Tancredo, Republicans will be lost in the mix with Libertarians, the Green Party, the Natural Law Party, and the Rent's Too Damn High Party.