A thread to discuss the elections today specifically and our glorious experiment in representative democracy generally. I guess things won't heat up until the polls start closing tonight, but it would be irresponsible not to speculate! I know, not a traditional use of the internets, but let's try and break new ground.
This, of course, is a nice lead up to the 2016 POTUS party. We might learn - should the GOP get a majority in the Senate - whether the Republicans are responsible enough to govern the country. And by govern I don't mean "adopt my preferred policy positions," but things like not having people like Bradley Schlozman and Monica Goodling fill important positions at the DOJ. Or think that FEMA is a good place to park super unqualified hacks - after 9/11 no less.
Beyond those specific examples, I guess I also mean a general recognition that government is currently set up to do certain things and, even if you think the government shouldn't be doing those things, a lot of people are relying on the government continuing to do them competently and so purposely wrecking from the inside shouldn't be an option - as opposed to coming up with a plan to wind things down publicly and responsibly.
Obviously my view is that no such evidence will emerge from a GOP controlled Senate and we're far more likely to get the opposite. But it will, uh, be interesting nonetheless.
What say you?