I voted Republican again, as I often do. I am not happy with a lot of things about the Republican party, but they end up representing my views a little better than the Democrats on things like life issues (abortion, for example), and government size. I tend to be more left-leaning on environmental issues and immigration, I think, though I need to check on where everyone stands on that issue again before I can say for sure.
Anyway, I find it kind of ridiculous that most people voted for the Democrats last time around and now they have switched sides in just two years. I felt bad for President Obama today. I was proud of him for taking things so seriously, and looking at ways that he can be a better president after the outcome of this election. But I don’t think he should take it so hard. It is, in my opinion, just proof that people are fickle and impatient, not so much that he and his party are doing a horrible job.
As someone who tends to vote Republican, I am happy for the changes in leadership in most cases. Though it is maddeningly difficult to get anything done, I like that the power in Washington will be a bit more balanced. It is generally never good to have one party be in charge of everything.
I did find cause forgreat concern, however, today. While listening to the trusted news station in our area, WCCO, I heard this (I hope I have this correct) – This is the largest gain in Republican seats in the US congress since 1928.
What! Since 1928! That is not good. What happened just a year later? Oh, boy, that is the very thing we are so desparately trying to avoid! I want the freedom for small businesses to run that the Republicans can provide. But there had better be good regulations for the stock market! I pray that President Obama can keep them in line on that issue!
I also pray that my fears are just silly, but that date sure is scary!