Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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I am not convinced a huge, powerful majority for the Democrats is good. Reducing the power of the opposition to the point where they can be ignored usually means they will be ignored. With the power to do anything you want, you end up with people in power who want shit that is not in the best interests of America. We just watched it happen.
The GOP was not always a collection of mostly objectionably greedy and selfish liars. That came about when they got high on their power and success at manipulating the electorate into believing Democrats were somehow genetically inferior. It is not a susceptibility to corruption that only afflicts the GOP - it is a human failure that is so obvious and repeatable it is a cliche'. Which has allowed us to dismiss it. To somehow think the Democrats in a huge and what they believe is an overpowering majority will be immune to this human flaw is the same as believing other bullshit that has no facts to back it up, like creationism or that the earth is 5,000 years old.
So, I, for one do not welcome the overwhelming majority of the Democrats that is coming. Unfortunately the Republicans that are still in Congress are not the thinking types, necessarily. Many are the ones that came in when they though Republican shit doesn't stink, so they won't really present a reasonable and valuable opposing view. They, if they perform like they have, will continue to peddle divisive anti-gay marriage, anti-minority and anti-whatever agendas in the face of real national security issues like a coming depression and likely strengthening of our enemies and competitors around the world. Which makes the "choice" of a Democratic majority that can pass whatever legislation it wants seem like it could be a blessing - not for the long run, but perhaps for the short term. The way things work, though is if the Dems are successful in the short term they will strengthen their hold on power. Which just makes the potential for a problem with abuse of power more likely, and the consequences more dire. Jim