If there is one single wonderful thing to come out of this past week’s national elections is that Democrats can no longer blame Republicans for everything.
For example, pork barrel spending is too high. Blame they Democrats, they are in charge. They are now the folks controlling the spending purse.
If you do not like your tax increases, blame the Democrats. Nancy Pelosi has already promised they will repeal Bush’s tax cuts.
Gas prices too high? The Democrats have already promised to go after those evil oil companies. After all, once they repeal all the tax cuts for the oil companies, who gets to pay for all of the new developments? Yes, that is right. You and I get to pay for them.
New drilling and new refineries? As we already know, the Democrats are dead set against anything to do with oil. So, forget about this also. The evil oil companies should not get any richer off new oil wells and new refineries.
Oh, by the way, if a hurricane hits that will be the Democrat’s fault also. Why? I do not know why. Perhaps it is for the same reason that Bush and the Republicans were at fault.
Every single job that heads to China or anywhere overseas- this will be the fault of the Democrats also. Clinton was the one who signed the lovely NAFTA agreement, after all.
Every single terrorist’s attack around the world is certainly not the fault of Republicans anymore. This will be the Democrat’s fault also. They have made it clear they are dead set against listening in to the phone calls or tracing the money of terrorists or even keeping the terrorists off the battlefield and in a prison like Gitmo.
If you do not like government corruption, well that is too bad. This issue is no longer important, the Democrats are in charge now and can trust them to be on the up and up at all times. Do not even bother to ask the question about corruption because the Democrats will keep an eye on the evil Republicans.
Who is going to watch the Democrats? Why the extremely trustworthy Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, of course.
How about the Social Security crisis that we will face in 2008 when all of the baby boomers start retiring? Blame the Democrats, they are now in charge and solely responsible for fixing the problem. Chances are pretty good, the Democrats will raise our taxes to fix the crisis.
If you think the country is being flooded with illegal immigrants, just wait. These are the same folks that want to give money to illegal immigrants for college, homes and medical care. Blame the Democrats.
Medicare problems? Blame the Democrats
Terrorism? Blame the Democrats
North Korea problem? Blame the Democrats
Hamas problems? Blame the Democrats
Iranian problems? Blame the Democrats
Activist judges? Blame the Democrats
Gitmo problems? Blame the Democrats
Does the war in Iraq really bother you? Blame the Democrats- they voted for it.
So does all of this sound completely ridiculous to you? Yes?
The reason it sounds so ridiculous is that it is completely ridiculous.
However, if you step back for just a moment and think about all of the issues that Democrats have blamed on Bush and the Republicans. You will see that this is only a tiny portion of the problems that Democrats have blamed Republicans for.
So, is it totally and completely appropriate for Republicans to start whining, complaining and throw a hissy fit at every possible moment?
No, the Republicans will not be throwing any hissyfits. Nor will they be whining and complaining that they are no longer in power. The Republicans know why they are not in power and they have a responsibility to fix the problems they created for themselves. I have complete confidence that they will fix their own problems.
If truth be told, now the Democrats will answer to the people. For years, the Democrats have been given a pass for unethical behavior and poor governing. Not anymore.
Whether the Democrats like it or not- they now answer to the people directly. George Bush and the Republicans can no longer be their scapegoats.