The GOP landslide in the House last night is a disheartening commentary on the sanity of the American people. While polls just before the election indicated the vast majority of Americans actually preferred and trusted the Democrats to lead the country, most were going to vote Republican anyway.
For the past two years Democrats have held the trifecta. While it would seem they spent much of that time bickering amongst themselves and pandering to obstructionist Republicans, they actually did accomplish quite a lot during the 21 months of Democratic rule. A few of the highlights include credit card reform, student loan reform, healthcare reform, saving the American automobile industry, preventing another Great Depression and financial reform to name a smattering. Democrats have in fact accomplished more in the past two years than most administrations manage in four.
But the economy is still not very impressive, and Americans always vote against the majority party when economic times are tough even if the people they are voting for created the tough times to begin with. So now we will have to endure two years of gridlock. Democrats will still continue to pander to Republicans, who will, true to form, refuse to work with them. Welcome to insanity American style.
As a requiem to the saner, happier times of last week, below I have inserted a collection of photos of some of the signage from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. If nothing else, at least we can all have a good laugh.