WELL FOR A FEW DAYS, ANY WAY; until the fight begins for the 2016 elections. So, I have a few thoughts and comments to make about the election that just ended yesterday. As usual, they are scattered and probably not well thought out or researched, but then if they were, they wouldn't be the uneducated opinion of a ditch bank dweller. So for what it may be worth, here we go.
1. Well, the republicans won the majority in the Senate for the first time in 8 years. Wow, 8 years. Not a long time in the overall scheme of things. So, the balance of power shifts to the Republicans. Took it away from the Democrats? Not really. Took it away from the people, actually. I am a Republican and have been eve since I was old enough to vote back in the day dirt was invented. But I have never voted an all Republican ticket and I did not this time either. My problem with this shift in power is that it just means that the Republican tics will be getting more of the blood than the Democrats. The people will suffer, but maybe in a different way. Just once, I would like to hear a tic, or a congress full of tics, actually be concerned about the people. I have known a few over the past decades, both local and national and they usually never get reelected.
2. What does this mean for the remaining two years for President Obama. Well, don't know, yet. But I do know this. I have said in the past and I will say again, I did not vote for him either time and I would not again if that were to ever come up. However, I will say this. My wife has a facebook page and I lurk there from time to time. And I see all these headlines about the Pres or his wife that are negative. As in Did you hear what they said, or Did you see what they did. And I have to ask, what did they do or say. Well, Occasionally I will click on these clips and what the headline said and what the article said are usually different. While I am not a fan of the President and really not a fan of his wife, I do not like the type of misleading articles about them, or any one else in the tic game. Or a religion or a business or any thing else, for that matter. If you have something to say, say it true and give credit where it is due, even if it hurts. Or don't say any thing.
3. OK, what does the election mean for 2016. Well, here is my uneducated prediction. IF and I repeat IF the Republican house and senate really turn the economy around and improve the job market and reduce the unemployment numbers and make things better in the next two years, a good strong Republican will win the presidency in 2016. IF, and I repeat IF, things continue as they have been doing, and there is gridlock and fussing in Washington and nothing improves, the voters will turn on the Republicans and Hillary will win in 2016. OK, so she hasn't announced that she is running, but I am predicting that she will, maybe and I will not vote for her. I may vote for a good strong Democrat for President, if there is one in the running. Will just wait and see. In the meantime
THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK