It has been said that a people get the government they deserve. Unfortunately, what Americans may have earned, through sheer laziness and what amounts to temper tantrums aimed at the GOP, masquerading as votes by some, could have far reaching and deadly consequences for many in Iraq and the War on Terror. Those who say Iraq is Vietnam, and mean that as an argument to leave, have learned the exact wrong lessons from history.
People who are easily swayed by a biased and dishonest press and react to emotional commercials, or are swayed because a candidate has a handicap and therefore cannot be criticized, while also ignoring history and a good economy, offer more evidence against the notion of direct Democracy, which tends to mob rule. Being so enamored of technology, as a crutch for those too lazy to think about how to color in circles or punch a hole properly, is another data point to consider, when some promote direct voting using gee whiz technology. It shouldn't have to be mentioned how such would be affected by the ability of hackers to cause mischief nearly at will, at least for a short time.
But perhaps the GOP will maintain control of the Senate and only lose the House by a narrow margin. Maybe this will encourage the GOP to grow a set of balls and filibuster the idiocy that someone like Pelosi will try to enact. It could be that President Bush will take off the gloves and start smacking them upside the head with much deserved vetoes.
Whatever the outcome may be when all is finally counted, lawsuits resolved, and the crying and wailing from all sides, recriminations and shaking fists at the opposition have diminished, there is still 2008 to think about.
I saw this from a poster on Lucianne.com tonight: