US No longer capable of self governance?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
With the recount having Gore increasing in votes more than Bush in a substantial pattern that is in excess of the percentages for the state as a whole, if he wins I will be extremely angry. I have suffered through 8 years of Klingon and his goons and now we are going to have split house, split senate and a Klingon clone in the White House.
I am not alone, the people who voted for Bush did so because they are strongly against Gore and Klinton and believe Bush could bring the two parties together as he did in Texas. With Gore in the White House, the next two years will be a series of party line votes and vetos from the White House.
It is doubtful if the budget will get passed this year either because after this mess the Republican congress is going to go back to Washington with a chip on their shoulder. Klinton is going to be forced to sign whatever they want or face the prospect of paralyzing the country and he won't be around to blame the republicans anymore.
If Bush wins, the other side of the aisle is going to be as angry as me. This country is evenly polarized and that is not what the forefathers ever expected. They believed that the minority would be small enough to not have the opportunity to overcome the majority. That has actually been the case for the last 50 years but now we don't have that and we are on the edge of a financial meltdown. In fact this uncertainty could easily convince bulls to turn to bears which will bring to a halt the surplus.
When the it all hits the fan, the test will be very difficult for the occupant of the Whitehouse because he will have no governing majority and an angry but equal opposition.
-- William R. Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 2000
Can we expect a Revolution?
-- Mrs. Cleaver (Mrs. Cleaver@LITBBB.vcom), November 08, 2000.
I seriously doubt it but you can expect a greater level of scofflaw. You should also expect lowered tax revenues because more people will be incented to cheat in such a situation because governance is clearly weakened without a strong ruling majority.
-- William R. Sullivan (email@example.com), November 08, 2000.
please=don,t tell me the party is over??
HEY somebody called the cops==party-poopers!
-- al-d. (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 09, 2000.