The American people were pissed. Pissed about Iraq, pissed about congressional laziness, pissed about the general malaise that was being reported in the media, although not being felt by the majority of American, pissed about the horrible economy, although again something not being felt by the majority of Americans.
So they voted for change. They didn't vote FOR Dimwitocrats, they voted AGAINST Republicans. The sooner people realize that the better.
The American people, generally, are not for special treatment for anyone. Period. Whether that special treatment be based upon the fact that you're a Senator, Congressman, President, Supreme Court Justice, Home Run Hero (hear that Mr. McGuire and Mr. Bonds). What Americans saw was a lazy group of do-nothings in Washington that loved to argue and get in front of TV cameras, but did nothing to actually HELP America. They'd rather do whatever it took to line their own pockets than to get the hell out of the way and let private enterprise do what it took to grow the country's economy.
So they threw the bums out.
But will it make a difference? Well, judging from the fact that the Dimwits complained because the Republican leadership last year only averaged two days of work a week for their $162k salary and promised a 5 day work week, you'd expect so, right? Hell, for that kind of money, I'd work 5 days and even put in some over time...MAYBE even show up on Saturday and Sunday on occasion.
But not so much. Last Monday's opening session was cancelled by the Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, because he wanted to give the Congress members the opportunity to watch the football game. That would be the Florida-Ohio State football game. The one played Monday NIGHT. Yes, that's correct. Those butt-munches, who say "we're in touch with the common American" took off Monday so that they could watch the football game on Monday night. While I've taken the occasional Tuesday off after consuming one too many adult beverages while watching the Monday night game, my boss has never, ever, not one time, even in my dreams, told me to take the day off so that I would be able to watch the football game that night.
And they wonder why it is that their approval rating is 21%. President Bush's approval rating is 40%. Yet congress feels that they have the position to lecture President Bush on what he should be doing in Iraq, on the economy, etc?
Yeah, Dimwits are going to make all the difference in the world over the next two years. You just watch.