It wasn’t as bad as some people predicted, but it was still pretty bad.
Republicans didn’t win 100 seats in the House, but they won enough to take control, kick Nancy Pelosi out, and install John Boehner as the next Speaker.
Look, we’ve lost elections before. But what I find most frustrating about this one is: Republicans won without putting forth one new idea or program.
They won, just by saying no. Standing in the way of progress. And now promising to roll back and reverse any progress made.
So the American people, who voted for change just two years ago, have now voted to change back to the way things were.
Or, to use President Obama’s analogy, having given President Obama the keys to the car in 2008, they now say: We want the keys back, so we can give ‘em to the gang that drove the car in the ditch.
It just doesn’t make any sense. Are we so fickle that we can’t even stay the course for four years to really bring about change?
Are we so dumb that we want to go back to the disastrous policies of George Bush and Dick Cheney?
Yes and yes. That sums up Tuesday’s election results: Fickle and Dumb.
That’s my parting shot for today.