Random thoughts on the presidential and senate races, 2012
I'm glad Obama beat back Romney, and had lightly taunted a Republican voting lawyer I know this afternoon before polls closed. He said he thought Obama would be crying even more tonight than he did in Iowa in the past 24 hours. I said Obama would be the projected winner by no later than 9 p.m. Pacific Time. The calls on the television networks came at around 8:15 p.m. Pacific Time (11:15 p.m. East Coast time). He was surprised when I said it, and I bet he was surprised again around 8:15 p.m. Pacific Time.
It is great to see Democratic Party victories for Senate races in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri. Let's hope the latter two Senators who are Democrats get the message to act like Democrats. McCaskill has been a terrible disappointment and I don't hold much hope for her changing her corporate Democratic Party stripes.
As I predicted the other day, the Republican pundits who kept saying Romney would win and win big revealed themselves as the American versions of the Minister of Information under Saddam Hussein. These guys and gals are the equivalent to Baghdad Bob and they should be ridiculed and delegitimized in the eyes of television viewers and radio listeners everywhere.
While the House of Representatives remains fairly strongly Republican, let's hope the Laura Ingraham prediction comes true and the Republicans tear each other apart to the point of fracturing the entire Party, kind of like the Whigs did in the 1850s. MARK THESE WORDS: If the Republicans fracture, the Democratic Party will fracture soon thereafter. We need a true Labor Party in the U.S. and if Rich Trumka had or has vision, he would lead the Union workers into the Green Party IF the Republicans fracture into two or more parties.
But I somehow think the Republican poo-bahs will not let the Republican Party fracture. They are doing just fine as the whack-a-doodle party because they are there to "discipline" and limit the economic populism of the Democratic Party. The Democrats get to scare people into voting Democratic with the motto, "The Republicans are worse..." and of course, the Republicans are in many, though not all ways. In some ways, the two parties converge into the Property Party, which controls the nation.
Oh well, now to see what the blogosphere and news outlets have to say....