|Four more years…of the same old crap.|
Fox News just called Ohio for President Obama, and with it, the 2012 campaign. What we saw tonight was an incumbent President re-elected, albeit with less support from the electorate. Furthermore, it appears that the Republicans will hold the House and the Democrats will hold the Senate.
What does this mean?
Dr. J. believes we will see at least two more years of what we’ve enjoyed for the last two. We have a House that has a goal of trying to limit the size of government, but not so hard as to appear to be ogreish. They will be called ogres nevertheless. We have a Senate that will fiddle while Rome burns and as a consequence the ogres in the House will be blamed for doing nothing. The President meanwhile while will continue to enjoy Wagyu beef at state dinners, luxurious vacations, rounds upon rounds of golf, and rule by regulation courtesy of the framework he put into place during 2009-2010 Congress.
Nothing will change in the short term. Trillion dollar deficits will continue to be the order of the day as we limp along from continuing resolution to continuing resolution. Obama will get his tax hike due to the joy of gridlock. Obamacare will continue to be implemented. Economic and religious freedom will further erode.
Why the electorate ultimately decided on ‘more of the same’ when steering the car away from the cliff was clearly the right thing to do will be something for historians to reflect upon.
Hopefully our elected officials will take this second chance and address our nations problems, but given President Obama’s and Senator Harry Reid’s track record regarding compromise and working across the aisle, Dr. J. isn’t counting on it.
Fortunately for you, you will continue to have your Gormogons to look to for wisdom, insight and humor.
Lord knows we will need the latter to get through the next two, if not four years.