Five days to Election Day. In five days, we will see if the GOP will hang on to power in Congress or lose one or both houses. All indications show that the GOP is about to get hit with a 2x4 come November 7th.
And I think that's a good thing.
Even if it means having a Speaker Pelosi (shudders).
Even if it means losing good moderates like Chris Shays and Linc Chafee (sigh).
The Republican party is in dire need of a course correction. It is a party rife with corruption, incompetence, opportunism and obscurantism.
Six years ago, I had some hope that the current GOP leaders wouldn't do that much damage. I thought with the closeness of the 2000 election that Bush would govern more as a centrist and live up to the words of being a "uniter, not a divider."
Boy, was I wrong.
The president and the GOP has done a horrible job at running this country since 2001. This doesn't mean that conservatives can't govern at all, but this gang can't do the job.
I wanted to say more, and I've tried many times. All I can say is that hopefully a good shellacking will do a few things. It will force the party to sit down and reflect on what went wrong. It has been said that after the resignation of Richard Nixon and the Watergate wave in 1974, the Republicans decided to sit back and think. The result was the Reagan Revolution which became ascendant in 1980. That needs to happen again. I'm hoping it will happen on the morning of November 8th.