Welcome to all of the new Democratic Senators and Representatives! Let's use the public's frustration with the war, the corruption, and the White House bullying to get some things done. Think: timeline for Iraq; minimum wage; health care/prescription medicine solution; campaign finance reform; saving the Internet; protecting the environment; and, if there is time, IMPEACH BUSH AND CHENEY. This president is still an obstructionist - if it isn't Dick's way, it's the highway - but there is no veto proof margin. However, you can still force the Repugnants in Congress to go on record and make Bush use his veto.
I’d also like to welcome all of our new Democratic Governors! Let’s clean up our states and set-up for the 2008 election. We’ve got to get you help so the Repub gerrymandering done in 2000 can be eliminated in 2010.
The 110th will be missing out on some fine people: Tammy Duckworth (IL-06); Patty Wetterling (MN-06); Scott Kleeb (NE-03); Angie Paccione (CO-04); and Victoria Wulsin (OH-02), among others. I hope we’ll see you again!
Conversely, I’m frustrated to see some of our old nemeses will be joining the 110th House of Representatives: John Doolittle (CA-04); Marilyn Musgrave (CO-04); Christopher Shays (CT-04); Michele Bachmann (MN-06); Peter King (NY-03); Tom Reynolds (NY-26); Jeanne Schmidt (OH-02); Debra Pryce (OH-15); and Barbara Cubin (WY-All). Get ready to stand at the back of the bus, assholes.
Finally, once again my voice has not reflected by my elected representatives: Joe Barton, TX-06; Kay Bailey Hutchison, Senator; and Rick Perry, Governor. Thank heavens there are rational thinkers in the rest of the US that at least the House and Senate will have the "left" voices speaking for me.