I’m already tired of hearing that “the American people spoke”. Some of them did, sure, the ones who turned out for this election. Last election a very different set of people spoke. Both sets are real, both sets count, and one doesn’t trump the other. There is no reason for Democrats to throw aside all of their own ideas about how to govern just because they lost the House in one election. We still have the Senate and the Presidency and there’s another election in two years. While I sincerely hope the Republicans are finally ready to come to the table and compromise, I don’t honestly believe they will, not for a second.
I guess we’ll see. But there’s no reason to roll over. The American people contain multitudes, and only some of them are conservative.
Oh, and Speaker-Elect Boehner, where are the jobs?