Wednesday, November 08, 2006

So ...

the democrats took control of the house.
And a lot of people are excited about this.
Honestly, what will really happen? Will the new democratic representatives come in, snap their fingers, and magically all things wrong will fall into place?
Nope. Let's be honest, I don't think our country is where it is today because of the Republicans. It's because of politicians and a public that I beleive isn't truly informed nor do I think a majority of americans want to be informed.
I'm not sure if yesterday I heard more about Britany Spears filing for divorce or voting news. How sad is that?
Okay, I am exagerating a bit here, but still, it really felt like it.
And I would like to know how many Americans voted? I'm not sure I want to know because I fear the numbers are so low. Is it because we don't care? Is it because we don't like any of the choices being presented? Is it because we don't think our one vote will count so we stay home (but if half the voters do that then yes, it does leave a huge impact)? I don't know, but it's depressing to me to think about.
And maybe the change in the house will bring about sweeping changes in this country and it will feel like some one brought in a magic wand and everything is magically fixed, but I don't think that will happen - and I would feel this way regardless of who had control.
We'll see what happens with this new change in the future. I would like to be able to see things change truth be told. But, it seems to me it's not as simple as that, it's not as easy as that. There is red tape, back room deals, blah, blah, blah.
Do I sound a bit cynical and jaded? Well probably because I am.

1 comment:

Smoov said...

You hit the problem. People don't care, until it comes time to bitch and moan. People are generally ignorant. It is depressing.