Friday, March 17, 2006

Losing One House of Congress Might Be A Good Thing

A little divided government goes a long way, and I've recently posited that the current Republican-controlled Congress is spending money like a drunken sailor in an Asian port. Someone needs to slap the Republicans in Congress a little bit and remind them that we used to be the party of small government. If it takes the Democrats' winning one of the two houses of Congress to jolt the Republicans into realizing that something is terribly wrong, then so be it.

But not both houses, though. That's just crazy.

And the President needs to get on board, too. Otherwise, we're just milking this Republican control for all we can get out of it for up to eight years, then we'll lose it all and will have to content ourselves by sitting back and saying, "What a time it was." But it wasn't, or isn't, or whatever. I want my small government. I want my low taxes. I want my political conservatism.


Walter E. Wallis said...

Self imolation went out with the fall of Saigon.

Darren said...

Something's got to move the Republicans in the right direction.

This wouldn't be imolation--that's why I said only *one* house of Congress!

rightwingprof said...

I could be wrong, but I don't think we're going to lose a substantial number of seats, much less the House or Senate. I don't see the Democrats being able to pick up the ball and run with it, even though we have handed it to them.

Darren said...

I guess I just can't change my paradigm. I still see the Democrats as overpowerful and the Republicans as underdogs. We make the slightest mistake, and boom, we're outta there.

Recent experience notwithstanding, of course.

Mike T said...


Please don't insult drunken sailors...they spend their own money!

Darren said...

Good point, Mike.

How's northern Britain?

Lillian said...

I'm with rightwingprof...I don't see any major problems with the GOP's prospects. The problems are only being magnified by the liberal dominated media. Otherwise...The economy is good. The war is justifiable. The President is no more lower in the polls than any other war time president. I just don't think Republicans are going to lose either the Senate or the House, and perhaps that's simply due to my lack of concern that the Democrats can win...even if they have the ball handed to them.