America went to the polls yesterday and came up with a Republican solution for their country: the party candidates were rewarded with BOTH Houses of Congress, instead of just one. Rich rewards for all the obstruction, selfishness, procrastination, government shutdowns, filibusters, non-appointments of presidential nominees, and literally putting two contemptuous fingers up to the voters by being the worst do-nothing Congress in history.
Yet, here they are, getting even more authority to continue with their destruction and cause new havoc.
As an outsider, way across the Pond, I just cannot comprehend how a Congress with the lowest approval rating, ever, can get the seal of approval from the same disapproving voters to carry on with awful business as usual. But then, if one keeps on doing what one has always done, one will just keep getting what one has always got! So get ready for a mindnumbing dose of more selfish shenanigans on Capitol Hill.
But, to the losing Democrats, take heart! This could have a silver lining, too. The Republicans are likely to be so puffed up with their own power, sense of entitlement, and invincibility, by the time the presidential elections come around in two years’ time, the voters will be utterly sick of them, again, and sweep the Democrats in, with both president and Congress. People are very fickle, very foolish, and very fearful, when it comes to their own self interests.
Sadly, America, is going to get politically worse before it gets better. Maybe it has to hit rock bottom before it begins to realise what damage is being done to its great country, which will propel its people to rise again to the caring, sharing nation it used to be.
For now, hold on to your hats, folks. The roller coaster ride just became more bumpy!