Final Election 2002 Thoughts
Christmas came early for George W. and the rest of the Republican party last night as they regained control of Congress.
With the GOP in control, there won’t be much opposition to some ‘new plans’ the prez. is sure to have. Plans like bans on stem-cell research, even more draconian anti-abortion laws, Supreme, District, and Appellate Judges who have Jerry Falwell
posters on their walls, raping of our natural resources for profit, continued corporate corruption as Washington snuggles up even closer to Big Business, another national debt, the worlds most powerful military coming at the cost of lowered educational concerns (and budgets), the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer, and of course, an unabated path to War with Iraq, and whoever else we deem the enemy of the day.
It’s a good time to be a part of the Christian Right in America.
Just to be clear, I’m not going to be one of those people for whom the election doesn’t go their way and turns into some sort of muttering-under-his-breath hermit. Yeah, I wish it had gone my way, but it didn’t, and you can either accept that and try
to fix it for next time, or get real bitter. Although I don’t agree with them, the Republican party did a great job of getting it’s people out and in the voting booth(with the help of the prez.). They were mad things weren’t going their way, and theywent out and did something about it. I can only hope the rest of the Democrats have the same resolve when 2004 rolls around.
When 2004 does roll around and the country is still in the same mess we’re in now, it’ll be interesting to see who the GOP tries to blame. Their nation-wide campaign slogan this year was, “Give us control and we’ll make America better”. So when the next election comes our way, and the GOP has been unable to fix anything they said or promised they would – even with the full control they so desperately sought in 2002 – they’ll have no one to blame but themselves. I mean, I’m sure they’ll find some scapegoat, but hopefully the voting population realizes that America did not do as well as these guys promised it would so it’s time to give them, and their prez., the boot. We’ll see.
Ending on a positive note now, I’m happy to report that here in Wisconsin at least, we were able to elect a Democratic governor to term for the first time in 16 years. We’ve got a lot of messes within our state borders to clean up, and I really hope our new governor,
Jim Doyle can begin that process and be successful at it. Like I’ve said before, I believe that you’ve got to clean up your own backyard before you try cleaning up someone else’s, so hopefully, we can fix our problems on a local and state level, and then move on to the nationwide scene. I’m trying to be an optimist!
The majority of my writing, to a good number of readers relief, will return to being more technology related, and less politics now that the elections are over. Just like always, I’ll still have the occasional criticism of prez. and government, but the focus will go back on to personal and professional topics.
Here’s to 2004!