We are all Americans and the time has come for both parties to start working together the way the American people deserve. Now's the time to show some unity and pass the laws that will put Americans back to work.
President Barack Obama's narrow victory in the popular vote complicates his ability to launch a new bold new agenda, reclaim the mandate of his 2008 electoral landslide or trigger deep soul-searching in Republican ranks.
Sure, the numerical line-up didn't change much: a Democratic president, a narrowly Democratic Senate and a Republican-led House. But under the circumstances, the results made an extraordinary statement about commitment to change.
The loss of a white majority in the U.S. has helped drive a truly explosive growth of the radical right in the last three years. For months now, groups on the radical right have increasingly fretted about a possible Obama victory. Now that that has occurred, they may grow more dangerous still.
When will the public wake up to the pointlessness and waste in campaign finance? If the president can now strong-arm the Congress to pass a version of the original Simpson-Bowles plan, the election will have been a success
Ahh the hell with it....this is too great a day for goofy (not to mention pointless) satire. We've had eight years of someone enjoying himself at the expense of the country. Now, mercifully, this country may finally have a President.