Sunday, November 9, 2008
Democrats Look To Dominate
When the Republicans were in control of the government lawmakers such as John McCain looked to reach across the aisle to the Democrats. Less than a week after Republicans got thrashed in the latest election, Democrats are wasting no time in strengthening their position and doing what they have to do to stay in power. Obama's first order of business is to grant amnesty to the approximately 12 million illegals immigrants living here. Obviously most of these illegals will return the favor and vote Democratic in future elections.
If that is not enough, President elect Obama has stated that he will use his executive orders to make a grand entrance as soon as he officially becomes our next President. His plans might include reversing Bush's OK on domestic drilling for oil and natural gas.
Although Obama's transitional leader John Podesta has stated that Obama will have a diverse cabinet which may include keeping Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Majority Leader Harry Reid has stated he wants to keep Gates because he is not a Republican.
The next order of business has to do with Harry Reid and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Joe Lieberman . Although Senator Lieberman is technically a Democrat he has much stronger views on the war on terror than most Democrats and has not toed the party line. In 2006 he ran as independent after he failed to win the Senate primary in Connecticut and had also criticized Obama as an inexperienced candidate. Now may be pay back time as Harry Reid is considering removing him from his position on the Homeland Security board.
These actions and their pre-election get out the vote drive show us that the Democrats are clearly more passionate about being in control of our government. When the Republican Party regains their passion, they might actually have a shot at regaining control of this country.