Conservative Nation and the Years Ahead
"With a bigger majority, we can do even more exciting things."
-Tom DeLay (R), Texas 11/3/04
"The liberal years of America, at least for the moment, are over."
-Peter Jennings, ABC News 11/3/04
Indeed. Now that Republicans have managed to squeeze out a handful of Democrats from the House and the Senate--most notably Tom Daschle--they face far less opposition to their legislative agenda in the future.
Things to look for:
1. Expanded tax-cuts for big business and the wealthy.
2. 'Pep in the step' of the Federal Defecit as it rockets ever higher.
3. The re-structuring of the the Federal Judiciary, and the reversing of long-standing decisions.
4. Possible/probable passing of the Federal ban to gay marriage.
And that's just where the fun begins! By ridding Congress of moderate Democrats like Daschle and replacing them with staunch neo-conservatives like John Thune, the Republican leadership has much smoother sailing with which to complete their stated goals, and indeed any others they would see fit to create.
But it's all cool. I mean, this is what the country wanted. Why should we have to deal with dissenting voices, or even the occasional questioning of leadership? It's just no fun that way. Consolidation of power is really the only way to go when you want to make progress for your religion--err... campaign donors--umm... imposed moral absolutes--wait, which one was it? I don't remember anymore.
All I know is that it's a good thing God will be running the show for the foreseeable future. It's just so funny how He seems to simply listen to most people, but then speak directly to rich, white men in government.