The best thing that will happen once the "loyal opposition" takes charge of
Congress will be that they do absolutely nothing. It will be even worse than in
the last sessions as the Congress will refuse to pass any of the measures that the
President recommends. In turn, this gang will pass a series of measures that will
negate any programs or reforms that have been passed by the out-going Congress.
They will vote to close the education programs and reinstate "No Child Left Behind" so that our kids will all be left behind. They will revoke all the provisions of the Health Care Reform Bill so that you will lose your insurance should you become seriously ill; you will be unable to insure a disabled child; your college student will no longer be allowed to remain on your policy and your premiums will continue to rise; your unemployment insurance will run out and there will be no extension to help sustain your family until you can get another job, which is unlikely since nobody will be trying to create programs to encourage job creation.
Of course, all those "Republican ideas" will not happen should the President
choose to do anything but sit at his desk and wield his veto pen on all the
cockamamie giveaways to the super-rich and the revocations of all the reforms
that have been accomplished. Even then, we can't expect anything at all to be
accomplished during the next two years. We will be in a state of doldrums so
that economic conditions will, at the end of those two years, be as bad as they
were at the end of Hoover's term. The investment banks will find newer and more
duplicitous ways to get what money remains in the working class until we will
all have lost our homes and will have to work at slave wages for enough bread to feed
our families and ourselves as we try to find outdoor shelters to keep us from
And, of course, we can just forget about obtaining any medical care since we certainly won't be able to pay the ever-increasing premiums on the policies. And don't bank on free charity clinics because there won't be any. Neither will there be any soup lines for very long as the charities that run them will also run out of money without the Federal assistance on which many of them depend.
You may think I am exaggerating but I must tell you this. I was born in 1930 and I remember the abject poverty of the working people during the latter part of that decade. We lived on farms in the more remote areas and not a week went by that men would not stop at our house to offer to work for food. As they ate whatever was offered, they would tell us of wives and children left behind as they removed themselves from the households so that there would be one less mouth to feed on the few vegetables that their wives could raise in the back yard or one less person to consume the tiny amounts of money that the wives could earn by taking in laundry or ironing. They could barely earn enough "on the road" to keep up their own strength so they would work a bit and then go on down the road, searching for "greener pastures."
Should these things happen again, every working-class American will be despising you almost as much as you will despise yourself for listening to the right-wing propaganda, for doubting your own principles, and for "teaching Obama a lesson" instead of getting up and going to the polls to try to avert a Republican take-over of Congress in January.
If that is really what you want, then go for it, Brother! Just keep your mouth shut about it after the sky falls on you. Because it's going to be dangerous out there.