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On the election

So, most of the numbers are in. The Democrats won the House and may win the Senate (there are two close races they seem to be leading in). I'm actually hoping for them to lose the Senate, because I think a split Congress will be better at creating gridlock than a fully Democratic legislative branch, but even that wouldn't be too bad.

(Actually, I'd prefer a Democratic Senate to challenge Bush's appointees and a Republican House to originate conservative budgets, but the present situation's not too bad.)

Incidentally, I'm annoyed at the U.S. media, who don't seem to understand the idiocy of phrases like "an Independent running for the Green Party". You're not an Independent if you're affiliated with a party, you morons. No wonder we can't get any attention...



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Nov. 8th, 2006 12:49 pm (UTC)
Well, this has helped me decide to go back in the navy. After the democrats squash renewing the Bush tax cuts, the economy isn't going to be in the best shape - especially for us builders.
Nov. 9th, 2006 08:45 am (UTC)
I agree with you on the whole media misrepresentation thing. It really bugs the hell out of me that the smaller parties are continually refered to as Independents. I mean, there are actual Independent candidates, and then there's the American Independent Party, but half the time they're talking about a Green or Peace and Freedom candidate. As you say, how are people ever supposed to figure out that not only do they have a choice beyond the two party system, but that there really should be more than two parties? Still, I suppose it's rather typical for the 'oh so informed' media to get stuff wrong. But it doesn't make it any less annoying, stupid, or unhelpful to the voting public.
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