Congressional Republicans who think the outcome of this election is a mandate for their view of governance are overstating the case and run the risk of the kind of overreach some say the hurt the Democrats.
As everyone heads to the polls today, I'm reminded that the CBS series Blue Bloods, about a family of New York cops and lawyers, has become an unlikely balm for my frustration about America's nasty political culture.
Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.
I'm a firm believer in the benefits of social media. But this is not to say that social media does not have its issues. Take three young adults in New Jersey and three social media platforms and I think you all know what I mean.
Even before the results of the November 2nd elections are in, the U.S. is in gridlock. Politicians know we're facing hard times but they're unwilling to make the tough choices required to jump-start the economy.
"We want our country back," was criticized as a secretly coded response to the election of the first black president. Yet the same phrase was, as politicos may recall, a popular slogan among liberals after Bush's election.
The Kochs see the poor as stupid people to be used as fodder in their own crusade for increased profits. As long as we who disagree with them continue to attack members of the Tea Party as fools, we only serve to polarize and entrench them.
Welfare Queens are portrayed as lazy leeches on society, pilfering money from "hard working people's taxes." In any large group, some will take advantage of the system, but that doesn't mean the system should be abolished.
Rahm was supposed to be some sort of political genius. But it has turned out to be the exact opposite. He blew it. He had no idea what he was talking about and it looks like his party is about to lose a massive amount of seats.