Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Caution, the winds of change can be fickle....

Nothing is formal yet but according to some reports Virginia will fall to the Webb camp. This would give the Democrats control of the Senate as well as the House.

But make no mistake, this win is 'Not' a mandate for sweeping change, but instead appears that it may have been a message of rejection clearly aimed at the President and Republicans in general. If the Democrats do not keep this clearly in mind then the cocky attitude of being in the majority may be short lived and could be threatened in 2008.

As of now the Democrats appear to have the majority due to having 49 Democratic Senators and 2 Independents who have stated that they will side with the left side of the aisle. However this could change with a decision by one of the Independents to officially declare themselves to be a Republican. I give you three guesses and the first two don't count....Joe Lieberman.

Why Lieberman? Well, Joe has a history of siding with the President (which is why the Dems basically kicked him out) and then there are the actual votes that were cast in Connecticut.

  • Lieberman (I)- 50%
  • Lamont (D)- 40%
  • Schlesinger (R)- 10%

Ok, take a look at those numbers again....notice anything? The Republican only got 10% of the vote. You know the other Republican voters were not casting thier ballot for where did those other votes go? You got it....Joe Lieberman. It's going to be a interesting thing to watch and see what Lieberman does, how he votes and where his beliefs and loyalties will lie.

If the Democrats want to be effective and prove that we were right to place our trust in them, they need to be mindful of something that the President and the Republican party obviously forgot.....the will of the American people.

Listen to your constituents (and by that I mean the voters) instead of corporations and the majority may hold come 2008.

Be good, stay informed....later.

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