Tonight, I am happy and proud to be a member of the GOP. I'm ALWAYS proud of my party affiliation, but I'm really excited to see that my party has control of the House and is gaining seats in the Senate. More importantly, the backwards state of Florida that has been in a total downslide was SWEPT by Republicans. The governor race is still TBD, so I can't forget about that as it's close...but even so all other elections have been pretty much taken by us. EXCITING!
I sincerely hope that my party does something. It will be difficult over the next two years working with a Democratic Senate, if we don't claim it. It will also be difficult working with a Democratic president, but at least we're making moves and re-staking our ground. I'm not so ignorant to believe that somehow now all of the world's problems are going to be solved and everything is going to change.
I participated in a semi-healthy debate tonight via our local news station in Orlando's Facebook page. They also had an internet only broadcast in which they reported things and read some of the responses to questions they posed on Facebook. Funny enough (surprise, surprise) several of my comments were read on air. HIGH FIVE! One being what I hoped the GOP would bring to the table if they swept elections, of which I said HOPEFULLY REFORM of health care, not overhaul. Jobs, Social Security. The second comment I made was in response to a TOTAL LOON who was mentioning such heinous things as rape, calling names, and being ridiculous. I called her out on a claim she made about a candidate that was TOTALLY the centerpiece of the ads for the democratic candidate. Yet again, taking someones words and twisting them around, splicing audio, and making a campaign statement out of it. I called for people to do their BI-PARTISAN research. Take some time to TRULY educate yourself and stop basing political decisions on ads, flyers, and phone calls. This woman is a young mother of two children and claims to be a Baptist. Calling people stupid, bitches, asses, and talking about being raped? REAL Christian and REAL productive. Incredible.
Anyway, *FINGERS CROSSED* for Rick Scott in Florida. MAJOR MIRACLE DUST for the US Senate. It's going to take one when the West coast voting comes in :(