Sunday, November 12, 2006

i'm not convinced

i'm hearing a lot of excitement about the fact that the democrats are now in control of congress. people are convinced it's a new day and things are going to change for the better.

i'm not convinced. i do think things will change with democrat controlled congress, but i haven't seen a reason to believe that things will change for the better. i haven't heard a clearer plan for figuring out what to do about iraq from the democrats. i haven't heard a clearer plan for strengthening the economy and improving the dollar value against foreign markets. i haven't heard a clearer plan for reducing our national debt

i'm also not assuming that things will change for the worse. the thing is electing a bunch of people just because they're not republicans isn't going to solve anything. i think we need to start looking more closely at the individual than their party affiliation. it seems like we need good, smart, creative people to send to congress--people who can look towards the bigger picture of what's best for the country as a whole more than what's best for their career or their party.

i know i sound naive, but my one vote, for what it's worth, will be cast for the person most likely to do the best job irregardless of their party.

1 comment:

Da Youth Guy said...

You're absolutely right that simply being a Dem doesn't make you honest, or a great leader. While I hope and pray that the new majority will follow through on the promise to be more honest and open we as the electorate need to be ready to hold their feet to the fire.

What the Repubs learned (and we can only hope the Dems were listening too) is that the electorate IS paying attention and there are certain boudnaries over which we will not tolerate politicians wandering.