The Morning After…..

Some snippets from today’s conversation between 8th graders:

“The republicans have responsibility now too. They can’t just act like they have no power. They’re the majority in the house so they are not off the hook. ”

“Whether you are republican or democrat, we can all be happy that Christine O’Donnell wasn’t elected.”

“Maybe both parties and the president will really have to work together now.”

“Maybe they won’t but it won’t be just the democrats to blame.”

“Things could just stand still too. Nothing could happen.”

“Unemployment is still really high.”

“And too much government too. ”

“What do you mean by that?”

“Government can’t solve everything. It’s spending way too much money and there’s nothing to show for it. The deficit is huge.”

“Things take time. How is Obama supposed to solve all the problems he got from Bush in less than two years? You ‘re reading the Constitution. You know how slow things go.”

“Last night it was pretty clear there were a lot of people who were really angry with the way things are going.”

“I just don’t get how they think these problems can be solved overnight.”

“There was sure a lot of red on those maps last night.”

“With democrats holding the Senate, it’s really up to the republicans in the house to play ball. And to take the heat if they don’t score.”

“So can the republicans really repeal like the healthcare bill?”

“The senate wouldn’t agree. It would never make it to Obama’s desk. And if it did he could veto it and at least one of the houses could never get enough votes to override the veto.”

“But couldn’t the house do like a symbolic vote? Like a protest vote?”

“Hey, whatever happened with Proposition 19 in California?”

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4 Responses to The Morning After…..

  1. Michael says:

    Interesting to see that there is hope for the future.

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  3. Mrs. Chili says:

    This is gorgeous.

    I have to admit to leaning farther into despair than I’d like. Maybe I should talk to MY kids about what went down; I bet I’d feel a little better….

  4. JEROME BLOOM says:






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