Well, the Democrats have gotten what they wanted, at least in the House. Dems had a great run yesterday and have a chance at also claiming the Senate to go along with claiming the House and many governorships. We seemingly have a change of power in Washington. Why do I feel so cynical about this change in power? Why do I feel that when America seems to sweep out the “corruption” in Washington, we always seem to replace them with same people, different party?
I voted yesterday, as I hope you all did, and even though I think voting is important, I just felt like any choice that I made was a wrong one. Am I the only one who feels that way? I think that it is time for a change, if for no other reason than to see if a different group could do any worse than the current one.
I already have a bad feeling about this new regime that seems to be taking over, especially when Nancy Pelosi is in charge of the House. I’m sure she is a nice person, but she seems to be just like the ones who are leaving office, unwilling to cross party lines to actually do something good for the country.
Pelosi promised that “Democrats intend to lead the most honest, the most open and the most ethical Congress in history." Read that again. Isn’t this said every time there is regime change in Washington? When I hear grand, sweeping statements like this, I know there will be only problems down the line. I also feel like there will be no working together of all parties in Washington and the Dems will be just a partisan as the GOP was when it was in power.
All in all, while this is certainly an exciting time in this country’s history, I am afraid the excitement will pass in a few months or years after we realize that we replaced the crooks with more crooks. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev, said that Americans "have come to the conclusion, as we did some time ago, that a one-party town simply doesn't work." He is right about that, I just hope that he and the Dems do not forget about this when it comes time to work with the GOP to get things done in this country.