The Republicans gains weighed heavily on the Democrats, to a point whereby the immediate feeling that overshadows the public is that of a failing democratic leadership. It appears that light can be spotted at the end of the tunnel, and the driving motor towards that source of light is the Republican leadership in the house.
However, this general feeling of expectation from the Republicans will eventually fade away as they begin their portion of governance in January. This will not be a result of the direction the country needs to take towards economic recovery, but a result of the impending stagnation, due to lack of shift in policies of the former regime, “Bush administration.” It is like storing new wine in old wineskins… Over the past two years, as Democrats steered their agendas through the house and the senate, the Republicans failed to re – strategize and review their policies in preparation for the next congress, despite the fact that they expected to regain control of one or both houses.
They opposed all forms of bills scheduled for debate, heckling and criticizing some bills that originated from them, without clear understanding of the consequences of their actions. Their failure to provide constructive criticism and stand by their alternative views of how best to govern the country was so much evident and overshadowed by their lust for power, as demonstrated by Mitch McConnell. They even failed to align their positions with the tea party which was generating much euphoria across the country. Well, they got what they wanted; now, the house which will be under leadership of the Republican Party that can be equated to a group of hikers with no compass or sense of direction, in the middle of the jungle. The likes of Rand Paul’s guesswork governance will throw the whole party into shambles. I personally would have no problem with a Republican controlled house, if only they revised their policies. In fact, a divided government is good for the country, for it ensures balance of power and effective governance.