So...the Democrats won control of the House and the Senate. That is good. Very good. But their enemies are already gathering to destroy them. First, they will have to deal with George W. Bush, the most consummate liar of all time. Meeting with some of the newly elected Democrats Bush has promised to cooperate in a spirt of non-partisanship. He then immediately tried to get John Holton confirmed as Ambassador to the United Nations (again) even though it is perfectly obvious he would not be wanted by Democrats (and by a number of Republicans as well). Then he tried to push through six appointments for Judges, five of which have already been refused by the Democrats. He also claimed he would cooperate with Democrats to solve the (probably insolvable) problem of Iraq. He then ordered 20,000 more troops to that unhappy country in spite of the fact that some 92% of Americans do not want more troops there. It is perfectly obvious that Bush intends to do nothing whatsoever to cooperate with Democrats or anyone else. It is still, for him, "my way or the highway."
Bush, however, badly crippled, is the least of the Democrats worries. There is the MSM, that collection of corporate news companies that have already begun their propaganda campaign against anything Democratic. According to their obviously coordinated activities the fact that Pelosi supported Murtha, who lost in his bid to become majority leader, indicates that she has bad judgment and that Democrats are hopelessly divided. This is clearly trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. The Republicans who have been in a fascist lock-step for the past six years cannot even comprehend that it might be possible for people in one party to have disagreements. The MSM will take every opportunity to portray the Democrats as disorganized, weak on defense, eager to have as many abortions as possible, in favor of gay marriages, dying to raise taxes, and, in short, anti-American. This is the real enemy that Democrats will have to overcome as the MSM has already demonstrated their ability to ruin candidates (Dean and Kerry, for example) and there is no reason to suppose they will not go to any lengths to destroy the Democrats. They have long since abandoned their obligation to act as a check on government and have, themselves, become an arm of government. This is an extremely dangerous situation and corporate news will have to somehow be defeated. What is really needed is a boycott of all corporate controlled news. Just stop watching and reading it. Depend on the internet and news from outside the U.S. Watch INN and Democracy Now. Write letters to the Editor challenging obviously biased news.
Democrats have control of the House and Senate. But the battle is far from over. The enemy is filthy rich from their war profiteering and well organized. They are not going to give up willingly. Be advised to fight to the death. Our country and democracy are well worth it.