…and there are more Republicans in the stands than Democrats.
…but will it last?
In each of the recent election cycles, the winning party gained in net partisan identification during the course of the election year, Rasmussen Reports said, noting that gains can be short-lived. After the 2004 election, the Republican partisan decline began in February 2005, the pollster said, while the Democratic edge in 2006 began to slip as soon as the party took control of Congress in January.
The Democrats took power in 2008 and squandered their short-lived majority for the sake of deforming health care while more pressing liberal issues and campaign promises were shelved. Their anti-Bush-fueled sweep of Congress and the White House delivered them without a policy mandate.
They brought a baseball bat to a football game. They ignored reality, went with ideology, and America handed them their asses.
The GOP should not be thusly confused. Their mandate is clear and may have even less time to prove they are worthy.
As the memory of November’s sweeping congressional victory by Republicans begins to dim and lawmakers face the task of governing, the biggest question now is how far the new majority party in the House of Representatives will go to fulfil its mandate.
…they are looking to score early, albeit symbolically for now, and act on that mandate and set a vote to repeal Obamacare…yet this month, and are also drawing a line in the sand as it relates to the federal debt ceiling. This might be messy folks, the Democrats will predict Armageddon if we don’t raise the limit on their credit card, but if not now, when?
Meanwhile, while those Americans that have work return to it today, the President suns himself.
If the final day of a vacation defines how it will be remembered, the Obamas will be packing memories of teal-colored water, soft breezes and plenty of sunshine — at least until clouds rolled in and the wind picked up in mid-afternoon. But that lead to a quick stop at Island Snow Shave Ice — an island (and Obama) favorite.
Maybe he can squeeze in a round of golf when he gets back.