It’s the morning after…
El Presidente has some amusing video reactions to last night’s election results.
I concur with their lists, but let me add one more small bright spot in Colorado. The State Board of Education lost GOP chairman Pam Suckla – a Bill Ritter apologist – and gained common-sense conservative Marcia Neal, giving an effective Board majority that the Colorado Education Association can’t be terribly happy with. Especially if Bob Schaffer is selected as the next chairman.
At the national level, the good news is that Republicans may have retained as many as 44 seats – sadly, though, one of those seats belongs to convicted Alaska political dinosaur Ted Stevens. Perhaps we could hope that Stevens will resign and a successor be appointed. But regardless, it appears at least there will be a center-right firewall against some of the more egregious overreaches. (Especially if Minnesota’s Norm Coleman retains his 572-vote lead over the farcical and embarrassing Al Franken.)
Congratulations to Barack Obama and the Democratic Party on their historic achievement. Though I wish the first black president had not been someone so far to the political Left, we should all be glad that this nation is not as hung up on race as some would have us believe. And thank God for the peaceful transition of power we have in the United States. But the loyal opposition remains to rebuild the GOP while fighting for the causes we believe in. The road map for Colorado success in 2010 is fairly clear, but the work to get there will be substantial.
As for this blog, the intensity of political posting will significantly decline during the coming of weeks. Tomorrow will appear the first in my daily series on things to be thankful for leading up to Thanksgiving.