This whole political process thing never ceases to amaze me. That's why I had to make sure to give it some attention with this week's post. And contrary to what you think, the fact that there's a whole lot more red around the country now has nothing to do with why it's a Bungles category this week. It's just that the whole process as a whole always amounts to a no-win situation.
I really don't put as much stock into all of the Democratic upsets around the country as everyone else does. Didn't we already know that once Obama got into office that folks would do everything they could to make it hell for him? If that meant voters had to get some of his Democratic supporters out of office then that's exactly what they were going to do. Everyone should have seen that coming. But there's a couple of things about that...
If I'm not mistaken, doesn't that usually happen right about this time during the first term of a new President? Folks get upset that the new guy is shaking things up so they turn out in record numbers to vote for the other side. Then the folks who helped get that President in office think they have already done their job by voting that guy in two years prior so they don't get out in numbers quite as big. The American public is just wishy-washy like that so we all should have seen that coming.
Having said that, we should also know that it will eventually lead to a good thing for President Obama. Sure, he'll have problems getting his policies to go through now, but guess what? All these new Republicans (and a few Tea Party members) aren't going to be able to make a difference either. Of course they won't be able to undo what Bush did in 8 years. If the POTUS couldn't do it two years then you know they won't be able to. But the fact that they will try and ultimately fail will be just in time for the next Presidential election. Then guess what will happen as a result? Yep...President Obama will get re-elected because all of their posturing would have backfired.
It's that very posturing which lead me to create this post in the first place. nothing It's something that I don't think I've ever touched on. I firmly believe that the whole political game is nothign more than a WWE pay-per-view event. Both sides act like they can't stand one another to keep us interested. However, they know that whenever they get into office they will ultimately make sure they get richer. The only real difference between the Dems and The Reps is one side is not as conspicuous about their goal to get richer as the other side is.
So we'll see how this whole thing shakes out over these next two years. I can't wait to hear what new excuses folks will come up with as things will continue to not change overnight. They will be all befuddled because they went and voted in all these people who made promises that they could bring about just such a thing. Folks are going to find out the hard way that voting along party lines is not the solution to the problem.