You almost have to appreciate the glib disingenuousness of homo politico. Whatever an election’s results, the message is always the one they wanted to hear.
I’m reminded of that cinematic masterpiece, The Man with Two Brains. Wherein Barack Martin appeals for guidance to a portrait of his late electoral wife.
Honey if you feel there is anything wrong with my importation of the entire third world into your subdivision, just give me a sign.
This followed by smoke, gales, lightning, crashes, and a long anguished howl.
Any kind of sign. I’ll keep on the lookout. Meanwhile I’ll just put you in the closet.
And so into the closet legacy America goes until it realizes that spinning around on the wall every two years isn’t sufficiently demonstrative to impart its displeasure.
Though the president isn’t DC’s only perceptive pol. Former senate majority leader elect Harry Reid takes the public’s temperature exactly: The message from voters is clear, they want us to work together.
One has to admire the preciousness of that statement. Like a man found guilty of murder trying to avoid the gallows with: Your honor the message from the jury is clear, they want no one else to die.
I wonder how well the callow, youthful McConnell has diagnosed the public mood? He plans to push forward on areas…such as energy, trade agreements and corporate tax reform.
See this is a man who gets it. He knows what animates his base. Americans are furious about the lack of progress on trade agreements and corporate tax reform. You can hear it on the streets and around dinner tables. There is anxiety in the air. A low murmur of discontent, building quickly to crescendo: GET PAN-ASIAN TARIFFS AND CORPORATE TAX RATES LOWERED…NOW!!!
Let this assuage all concerns. Republicans understand exactly why they were just elected.