Wednesday, November 08, 2006

America's Democracy Has A Pulse

Just a short post this morning - instead of my typical essay format. Simply put, any governing party presiding over an immoral war, corruption and pervasive incompetence deserves to be defeated. Had Republicans prevailed it would not be possible to say our democracy is healthy. I'm still not prepared to say our democracy is completely healthy. One simply can't magically erase the previous six years and restore America's honor. However, with the House of Representatives changing hands and as of this writing perhaps the Senate as well - it can be said America's democracy has a pulse. And that gives me hope. It should give all of us hope.

6 comments:

jay lassiter said...

i am excited and this feels real good. it'll feel even better when the Senate votes come in, but for now I am pretty happy.

Deirdre Helfferich said...

Ditto. This election felt GREAT--and it was very clearly a referendum on the place of corruption and arrogance in our politics, local to national: i.e., NONE. I'm not happy about our new Republican governor here in Alaska (she's a right-wing mama who thinks that Creationism should be taught as science), but I know why she got elected. She's an outsider to regular AK politics, and she blew the whistle on corruption within her own party.

'Course, once she starts monkeying with other parts of our democracy, she won't stay so popular.

R2K said...

: )

christian_left said...

Amen. It is so reassuring that all the lies, deceptions, and corruption have finally caught up to Bush, Cheney, and the rest of the Republicans in power.

Bleeding Heart said...

christian_left? Surely a classic contradiction of terms.

Rob said...

I applaud Christian_left. There is nothing contradictory about their name. Personally, I'm secular but respect religious people such as Chrisian_left who emphasize the social responsibility component of religion instead of the judgment aspect that conservatives do. We need to reach out to more people like Chrisian-left. There is more to religion in America than simply the evangelical right preaching hate.