I have mentioned before that I won't be posting here for awhile... maybe a long while. The blog will stay though and eventually I'll get back to it. For now I am sick of politics, of going in circles with arguments over various issues, even of arguing with people I'd probably like if we were sitting around discussing it all with a glass of wine.
For now, icky as I will find it to hear John Boehner spouting off, to know he's two heartbeats from the presidency, I just am going to hope for the best. The worst didn't happen with this election-- thank you Sarah Palin for inserting yourself into the elections in Delaware and Nevada and hence giving the Democrats enough votes to hold onto the Senate. Without you, we progressive/liberals would be facing a much worse new year.
It will be interesting to see what the Republicans do with their new found power. It will be interesting to see if the Americans who voted for this change actually knew for what they were voting. I have no idea what Republicans and tea partiers will try to do about deficit spending, jobs, health care, financial regulations, immigration, Social Security, wars, impeachments, investigating everything except what relates to the issues I mentioned first-- not to mention all the important social issues, etc etc. Likely we'll hear a lot of blustering if we pay attention. I think winter will supply all the bluster I need.
For awhile it seems to me it won't be beneficial to be too emotionally invested in what happens. I don't really think it matters much if we write letters to most of them although there are a few exceptions. The Democrats didn't have the power some thought even before this thanks to the filibuster requiring 60 votes (and Republicans using it relentlessly); and now they have even less. Republicans could care less what I think.
I'm too into politics to totally stop paying attention; but I don't want to write rants about how irritated I am over what the Republicans do or don't do. I will be leaving the blog up; and if something comes up that is irresistible, who knows; but my plan is to leave partisanship to others until we start the ramp up to the 2012 election which means in about a year. 2012 will be the real story and where we see potentially the kinds of changes that could prove catastrophic if this trend continues. We'll see in the meantime.
Maybe the Mayan calendar really does mean something and 2012 will be the end of worrying about anything except survival... maybe *s*