America Returns Those Who Destroyed The Economy To Power (Russian Communists Envious)

The midterm elections are turning out as most expected. The Republicans have won control of the House, while the Democrats will probably retain control of the Senate. Republicans have also had major gains in many states, giving them an advantage in redistricting.

Really, America, wouldn’t it make more sense to vote for the party which kept the United States out of another depression as opposed to bringing back the people responsible for the economic collapse?  What this election really proves is that dishonest talking points and outright lies will win over rational thought about our problems.

As it is getting late, for now I’ll primarily repost some of my items from Twitter and Facebook and will have more on the election later.

I voted for the party which believes in science and rule of law, not the party which is trying to replace both with theocracy.

Christine O’Donnell loses. No happy ending for her–which goes along with her crusade. (One of the retweets changed the word after the dash to “witch.”)

At least if the GOP only takes over the House they’ll still fall short of being able to achieve their goal of replacing the Bill of Rights with the Ten Commandments. Except they’d keep the Second Amendment (and ignore all the confusing stuff about militias and just assume it means an individual right).

The worst news of the night beyond the flat-earthers taking control of the House is the defeat of Russ Feingold in the Wisconsin Senate race. With his strong record on civil liberties, Feingold was endorsed by recent Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr. How is defeating Feingold a step towards reducing government?

In his acceptance speech Rand Paul spoke of taking our country back. Exactly how many centuries does he mean?

Republicans Retake House. Seeing how the people responsible for screwing up a country can be returned to power, former Communists in Russia are now plotting their return.

People of color will now be in top positions in both the White House and the House of Representatives. First Barack Obama in the White House, and now John Boehner will be the nation’s first orange Speaker.

Is the nation ready for an orange Speaker of the House? More importantly, is the nation ready for a bat-shit crazy Speaker?

There is going to be a tendency for some on the left to respond to the election results by attacking Obama. Some hardcore Clintonistas have already started. This is a mistake. The only thing standing between between us and the insane hordes might be Barack Obama’s veto pen.

The big difference: Previously the Democrats would pass bills in the House but they would die in the Senate due to the need for sixty votes. Now we won’t have liberal legislation pass either House. Instead we will have all sort of lunacy proposed–leading to the GOP getting thrown out in two years.

Just wait until the GOP House passes bills to privatize Social Security and Medicare, with Rand Paul proposing the same in the Senate.

Damn, I now live in a red state. Does that mean I have to unlearn all that science and other elitist book learnin?

If there is a God he sure got my prayers wrong. I wanted the team from Ann Arbor to win in football and the candidate from Lansing to beat the candidate from Ann Arbor in the gubernatorial race. Instead I got the reverse.

Losses by Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle represent a poor night for Sarah Palin. Other candidates Palin supported are also going down, possibly including in Alaska.

And a few comments from others:

Often on Election Day we’re forced to choose between a liar and an idiot. Thx to the Tea Party, we can vote for both. –Andy Borowitz

No matter what happens, it’s a bad night for Tea Party voters because it involves so much math. –Andy Borowitz

‎”Politico was wrong, Huffington Post was wrong, hell, all the pundits were wrong. Harry Reid isn’t just Dracula, he isn’t just Lazarus, he’s our Leader and our whole caucus is thrilled that he’s unbreakable and unbeatable.” –John Kerry on the reelection of Harry Reid

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    vandal says:

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    Mike B.T.R.M. says:

    I always try to start with common ground, and I can agree about Boehner being orange.  But IMO you are completely wrong on two other points of your article.  A republican controlled house destroyed the economy? Really? You can take your shots at the Bush Admin if you want, but if the Iraq War is/was a small or large part of our econonmic woes, that’s on Bush, not on a Republican congress, you don’t blame Obama for errors made by Carter do you?  Where is the hallmark  of  Democrat money management? Clinton’s budget surplus years, right? With a Republican House majority if I recall correctly.  The list of money waste is virtually endless on both sides of the aisle, but even if you just want to lump all the blame generically on Republicans, I still would argue that it is an overstatement to refer to a house majority as a “return to power” of the GOP.  They still are a minority in the Senate and don’t have the White house.  If you meant, returning to having a little bit of power from having virtually no power at all, then I guess I could concurr.   I don’t  see much of  a shift in power other than a mid-term lull in liberal enthusiasm that was anticipated, predicted, and explained, by you and others prior to the election. Sorry about the Spartans, I was kind of pulling for them too, but you weren’t thinking they would go the whole season undefeated were you?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Mike,

    The Bush administration wrecked the economy. You are ignoring the key facts that this happened under Bush, before Obama, and that Obama turned what looked like was heading for a depression into a recovery. If you want to blame Obama, there is now a strong argument that he should have had a larger stimulus–but Republicans who opposed the stimulus are on pretty shaky ground in using this argument against him.

    Clinton left office with a surplus. Bush created the deficit. Both had periods with a GOP Congress–the key variable is Bush’s policies.

    Regarding return to power, I meant having some power, not taking over control of the government. This includes the House as well as victories in many states.

    The decrease in liberal enthusiasm is supported by the exit polls and hopefully will be limited to this year’s midterm elections. Compare the ages of the voters in 2008 compared to 2012. It was a much older electorate, scared by false GOP claims that Obama was cutting Medicare. It is also partially Obama’s fault for not doing a better job of explaining he was cutting subsidies to insurance companies given to them by Bush, not actual cuts in Medicare. Democrats also need to find ways to get more young voters out to vote, which won’t be easy.

    I was talking about the Michigan Wolverines, not the Spartans. However I did think they could go undefeated if they could get past Iowa, having defeated Wisconsin and not having Ohio State on their schedule this year. As long as they don’t screw up (which Spartans have often done historically) they are probably better than anyone else left on their schedule and they should win all their remaining games.

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    Mike B.T.R.M. says:

    I saw Lansing, and got mixed up, yep you said Ann Arbor, my bad.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    In the gubernatorial race, the Republican from Ann Arbor beat the Democratic mayor of Lansing.

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