We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Lots of Conservatives are excited about the elections tomorrow. It's this year's political World Series. With the numbers running for election, etc., a 45-seat Repub House pick-up would be fairly normal for a first midterm, so anything over that would be a big deal. I have no idea what to expect. All I know is that a wave-type Repub House victory will be like closing the barn door after the cows got out, and that it will be - and will be intended to be - a refudiation (thanks to Mrs. Palin for that handy neologism) of the Dem's national agenda.
Over the next two years, Republicans will not be able to pass anything of importance to them - such as repealing Obamacare - because of the presidential veto. And the Democrats will be too politically weakened to advance, let alone complete, Obama's broad transformational agenda.
The line from the Obama camp is that voters are confused, ignorant, misled or even racist; they can't be rejecting the president's party on the merits. But voters, in rejecting the Obama Democrats' vast expansion of government, may be more sophisticated than their supposed betters. Leave the private sector alone, they seem to be saying, so it can recover from the financial crisis recession and once again create the bounteous and unscripted growth that has been the norm in American history.
This election is round 3 of a 12-round fight. We lost the first two rounds. We look to be winning this one comfortably. There is still a generation to go. 9 more rounds. We can only afford to lose a few more.
Assistant Village Idiot