Hi there! Dave-El here and welcome to I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You, the blog with a mandate to serve the will of the American people.
Well, it's been two days since the mid-term elections and a lot of people are still miffed at the results.
Yes, even Marcia Brady can't believe how the mid-term elections turned out.
The funny thing is the Republicans are a bit surprised too. I mean, a lot of GOP candidates felt confident they would win but not by such decisive margins. I mean, some races they expected to be close nail-biters were anything but.
Here in North Carolina just a few months back, Senator Kay Hagan was polling ahead of her challenger, Republican Thom Tillis. The polls tightened considerably as Election Day grew closer but I think the general wisdom was whether Hagan or Tillis won, it was going to be a squeaker. It was anything but.
Most of these Republican either retained or regained seats in the House and the Senate with the use of one magic word used over and over like a mystic chant: Obama.
Conventional wisdom tells us that a sitting President presiding over falling unemployment rates and a booming stock market should be a boon to his party, not a drag. Yet conventional wisdom went out to get a pack of cigarettes 6 years ago and hasn't come back home yet.
Six years of a constant drumbeat of what a terrible, horrible, anti-American son of a bitch that President Obama is will take it's toll. Especially when the President obliges by actually screwing up some stuff like getting caught off guard by that whole Islamic State insurgence into Iraq. And there are the perceived liabilities foisted on the President's shoulders that really, what can he do? The whole frenzy over Ebola, for instance. Obama's political enemies pinned that on him; we're all gonna die from Ebola and it's Obama's fault!
And there's Obamacare. The narrative that Obamacare is a totally bad thing and will destroy America right down to the ground has never let up once. Despite millions of Americans having access to health insurance for the first time in many years...or ever...the drumbeat pounded on and on: Obamacare is destroying the economy, destroying lives and jobs and income, destroying the very core of America.
With that constant wave of one negative thing after another, whether deserved or not, it's a wonder even Michelle Obama would support Barack.
Barack Obama wasn't running for anything but you would think he was on the ballot given how many times his name turned up in political attack ads targeted at Democratic candidates. The ads against Kay Hagan were less a repudiation of her actions and beliefs and more in line with "Obama sucks so Kay Hagan must suck too."
Well, as the dog said when he finally caught the car he was chasing, "Now what?"
With a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate, I'm sure President Obama will enjoy a nice, relaxing 2 years as he finishes out his term in office.
Oh hell to the no! Now there are two legislative houses geared up to pile more shit on Obama. Look for more attempts to repeal Obamacare and maybe even cast an eye towards that impeachment for Obama...doing something or another, we'll figure out the details later.
If you don't believe that, cast your minds back to 1998 and look at what the GOP controlled House tried to do then President Bill Clinton. Bill's probably looking at Obama and thinking, "The poor bastard has NO idea what's about to hit him!"
So you are likely wondering how I, Dave-El, voted in the Great Mid-Term Election of 2014. Well, I have nothing to hide. Listed below are 10 things I voted for.
#WhatIVotedFor "Tastes greater" over "Less filling" #WhatIVotedFor This, That or the Other? Whoa! Tough choice but I decided to vote for That. #WhatIVotedFor I had to vote "no" on "Raised the roof, ya'll" because I can't afford to raise a roof at this time. #WhatIVotedFor I decided to cast my vote for Count Chockula but I think Franken Berry has some good ideas too #WhatIVotedFor I voted for "Mind" over "Matter" #WhatIVotedFor On the issue of "Do I want fries with that?" I voted "yes". #WhatIVotedFor On the issue of "Have you ever been mellow?" I had to vote "no". #WhatIVotedFor I had to pick Crackle over Snap and Pop #WhatIVotedFor "Chocolate in my peanut butter" over "Peanut butter on my chocolate" #WhatIVotedFor "Should I stay?" or "Should I go?" If I stay, there'll be trouble. If I go, there'll be double. OK, voted to stay.
As you can tell from my votes, I have a clear and definitive vision of what I think America should be and I hope my votes, my precious and valuable votes, make a difference in shaping the destiny of this great nation.
Politics play a part on tomorrow's post. For Friday's Broken News, I will celebrate the victory of the Republican Senator from Kentucky as I present a whole post dedicated to....
AWKWARD MOMENTS WITH MITCH MCCONNELL!!
It will be...it will be a thing of some kind, I'm sure of that.
And now a parting message from Batman.
Thank you, Caped Crusader.
Everyone, Democrat and Republican, be good to one another.