"The Democrats are the party of government activism, the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller, and get the chickweed out of your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work, and then get elected and prove it." —P.J. O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores
Much will be made of last nights election returns. Almost all of it will be self-serving nonsense. Wouldn't it be nice if the folks just elected to office would remember that there are 300+ million of us trying to get by during tough times. Making it tougher on us by allowing themselves to be assimilated into Big D, or Big R and towing the line won't help. How about, in the words of my very bright wife, we pick a few issues that matter to the majority (the economy, defense, energy development - those are my picks) and do something constructive? It wouldn't really take much. We might start with the notion that a good idea is still good if the opposition thinks of it, and move forward.
Who knows, maybe the hard-core "ruling elite" in DC could begin to recognize the difference between ruling and governing.
A guy can dream.