I just got back from the polls. I cast my vote and now in the words of Michael Valentine Smith, "Waiting is."
I do know one thing. The average outcome of a 6 year, second term, bielection is a loss of some 30 seats in the House, and 6 seats in the Senate by the Party holding the Presidency.
Now tommorrow when we know how this election turns out we will hear a lot of spin.
I want you to consider this.
Where I come from?
Doing worse than average?
Does not give you Bragging Rights.
Update: It is 6:00 AM the day after the Election
Here are the headlines from the Washington Times
Democrats take control of House; Senate hinges on race in Virginia
Democrats captured control of the House last night for the first time in more than a decade while control of the Senate remains up for grabs.
In early results, Democrats had stripped from Republicans at least 18 seats in the House, with at least nine more Republican seats in danger of takeover. The wins were three more than the 15 needed to win the chamber and set the stage for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, to become the nation's first female speaker of the House.
"We are on the brink of a great Democratic victory," Mrs. Pelosi said last night.
In the Senate, Democrats captured three Republican seats but still needed to sweep the three seats still in doubt this morning -- Virginia, Missouri and Montana -- to take control.
So it appears the best the Democratic Party will do is the average result for an Election of this type.
Make no mistake, this has been a Victory for the Democratic Party, but the aveage outcome for a 6 year second term, bielection, can that be called a Great Victory?
I heard Nancy Pelosi say, "We are prepared to Govern".
There is one hitch to that attitude. It is called the Constitution.
I am sorry Madame Speaker, control of 1 of the 3 co-equal branches of Government does not equal YOU Governing.
It means you take part in the Government of the Nation.
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