I don't think that the new face of the House of Representatives is necessarily a rejection of the republican party as opposed to where the country was headed and where we had been led.
It's not that the republicans have flown so far to the right, it's that along with the neo-cons they flew too far towards the insane.
I think most Americans have favorite platform issues they believe in on both sides of the aisle and that has always been the case.
Like I said below with a laugh, Mehlman had the gall to say that limited government was one of their principles. Sure, maybe to people in some parallel universe that includes George F. Will as the grand PooBah, but we have not been represented in that fashion from THESE republicans.
Bush and this congress have presided over the largest expansion of the Fed ever and they have spent more than ALL previous administrations combined.
At the end of the day, I think it comes down to Iraq more than Republicans vs. Democrats.
People are not that happy with the domestic policies of the republicans for the most part, but they really want something to change in Iraq. And it has to. Stay the course is not a plan, not a goal and is not working. And in the end, I think that's what this was all about.
So, where do we go from here?
First off, we need real oversight from congress and I think we're going to have that now.
You know, that crazy checks and balances thing those old guys wrote into that piece of paper once known as the Constitution of the US. Halliburton has pilfered enough out of the Treasury, thanks.
Second, I think the voters are going to expect the congress to live up to something other than the corruption we've had. No more K Street Project crap.
Third, we have to address the economy and what we are going to do about the staggering deficit, debt and trade deficits.
But, we shall see.
And if the new bums don't do what needs to be done after throwing out the old bums, then we vote in another group of bums and hold them accountable.
That being said, 2008 looks to be interesting, eh?