So last night was a bit of a bomb for the Democratic party (and, I’d argue, the well-being of the entire country). The GOP (read: Tea Party Party) took over control of the House of Representatives, though thankfully didn’t take over control of the Senate. Also, thankfully, Harry Reid didn’t lose to Sharrrrrrron Angle in his district, which would have made the Repub gloating all the worse on the day-after media circuit.
While I’m disappointed in the results, I’m not that surprised or that dismayed. While it’s going to be PAINFUL to have to watch John Boehner as Speaker of the House, I don’t think the GOP can inflict much damage in their majority capacity.
If anything, it will be interesting to see how the Republican party will have to step up to actually get something done for a change — rather than all the childish, slamming of feet, saying “NO!” that they’ve accomplished during the last 2 years.
I love how, last night in his “victory” speech, Boehner said that it’s now time for him to “roll up his sleeves” and get some work done in the House. If only he had that attitude for the last 20 years he’s served as a Representative.
Stay tuned, this political ride is going to get bumpy, methinks.