Obama Made Me Greedy

by Mike on November 1, 2010

in Election 2010,Politics

When Barack Obama became President on January 20, 2009, my desire for tomorrow’s midterm election was modest.  All I wanted was for the Republican Party to gain enough seats to fall just short of majorities in both Houses of Congress.  That way, we would have enough votes to stop and/or slow the President’s left-wing agenda, but not enough votes for Obama to successfully lay the blame for his failures on our shoulders.  Tonight, nearly two years later, I’m a bit greedier.

We politically-aware conservatives knew all along that Obama was not the centrist he pretended to be.  Some of us even saw his socialist tendencies for what they are.  But I don’t think any of us knew just how arrogant the President and his congressional allies would be.  Surely, growing opposition to the Stimulus package would cause even the committed ideologues to slow down and take a break?  Sadly, no.  Surely, town hall meeting after town hall meeting during the hot summer of 2009 would cause them to scale-back their government takeover of health care?  Sadly, no.  Well, if that backlash didn’t work, Massachusetts voters electing a Republican to Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat would cause the socialist dream to die?  Dream on.  No matter what the American people wanted, no matter how loudly the people screamed “NO!” this Administration and its Congressional allies plowed ahead against the will of the people.  And they insulted us while doing so.

Well, tomorrow is our turn and my wishes are no longer modest.  I want to see the biggest political bitch slapping of our lifetimes.  But what will we see?  Unfortunately my crystal ball is as foggy as the ones Professor Trelawney’s office, but I can read polls and trends.  Both are good.  I predict that the Democrats will lose control of the House after the GOP gains about 58 seats.  My best (and conservative) guess for the Senate is that the Republicans gain 9 seats to force a 50-50 split  and a preoccupation for Slow Joe Biden.

But, let’s aim higher.  Make sure to vote tomorrow.  When you’ve done that, feel free to join our liveblog.  We’ll either being jumping for joy or saying “meh.”  Either way, see you then.

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Chris November 1, 2010 at 11:23 pm

I’m feeling very optimistic about tomorrow! Not Dick Morris optimistic, but optimistic enough. My prediction, in case you haven’t read it: +65 for the GOP in the House, +11 in the Senate; with one wildcard and one big surprise!


Eric Lindholm November 2, 2010 at 7:27 am

I like that. Yeah, the White House did what it wanted and ignored the people. Now the people are going to speak up.

I’ll be voting in Massachusetts, for what it’s worth.


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