The Election That Changed Nothing
You’ll be hearing a lot about how this election changed nothing in Washington over the next few weeks.
The House is still Republican.
The Senate is still Democratic (with enough Republicans for a filibuster).
And President Barack Obama still resides in the White House.
What America voted for was the status quo. That means that the new normal that didn’t have to be really is, well, the new normal. Washington could have actually changed this time around, but Americans apparently didn’t care for that as much as I’d hoped.
With the gridlock that is to come in DC, both parties and all ideologies have become a sort of loyal opposition. The Republicans more than the Democrats, but a GOP House has some very distinct privileges. I’m fine with being the loyal opposition. It comes with a sort of dignity that makes me proud. This is America, after all.
Two more years until the next election, and four more years until the next Republican President. Get ready.