Paul Krugman paints a cheery picture of post-election landscape…
Not very, say some pundits. After all, the last time Republicans controlled Congress while a Democrat lived in the White House was the period from the beginning of 1995 to the end of 2000. And people remember that era as a good time, a time of rapid job creation and responsible budgets. Can we hope for a similar experience now?
No, we can't. This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.
And, lo, the sun will grow black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon as blood; and the stars of heaven will fall unto the earth, even as a congressman casteth his aides, when that aide is caught snorting blow off a hooker's penis in a U Street bathroom. Ye verily, there shall be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, and very little buying of 42-inch internet-enabled flat screen televisions to mount upon thy wreck room wall! Or something like that.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not looking forward to whatever the fuck kind of brain-splitting nonsense is going to happen after the GOP overtakes Congress. But, let's be real here. If the only thing that was keeping the United States from tipping into an decades-long abyss of economic ruin was one ineffectual party holding its slim majority over another, more obstructionist, party in one midterm election, then that was definitely an Apocalypse Eventually-type situation from the start.
Which maybe it is. I don't know; what do I know? I get paid to write posts with the tag "Barack Obama's Penis." I'm not really an expert here. But I do know that Democrats weren't likely to hold their majority forever.
Tags: Democrats, Economy, Midterms, Paul Krugman, Republicans