November 3, 2010
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Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you have heard or seen that republicans took over the House, gained seats in the Senate, and won a few governors races. From the reactions of many of my left-leaning friends, one would think the world is about to end, or that something large, dark, and ominous is coming (Think the dark planet in “The Fifth Element” or a comet or asteroid in “Armageddon” or “Deep Impact”).
While I’m sure this puts a wrench in the plans of Dems to get certain things passed, its not the end of the world. The government has gone back and forth between the major parties for years and the country has yet to fall off the edge of the flat planet and drift into outer space. Its not even the first time that one house was controlled by one party, while the other (and the White House) was controlled by another. Republicans and Democrats will have to figure a way to work together.
Now we get to see if President Obama really meant all those nice bipartisan things he said before getting elected.