I should be celebrating Obama's win and the way Democrats increased their majorities in both houses of Congress but I'm not. Conservative Christian Right-wingers came out and voted in force yesterday in Arizona and we've made mostly dismal choices on our ballot propositions and candidates. We voted in the wrong people, turned down the good propositions and voted in the bad ones. WTF? How did the rest of the country suddenly get progressive and Arizona regress into its solidly Republican past? *sigh*
I truly am amazed that the Republicans actually allowed the election to go to Obama. I was pretty confident that they were going to try to steal the election, and I knew they were already doing everything they could think of, including requesting a mail-in ballot for me that I never received, which meant I had to fill out a provisional ballot.
I'm also very worried about letting the Democrats take such massive control. They might easily be corrupted by the same wealthy influences that the Republicans were and we wouldn't be any better off than we were before. I hope they live up to the progressive ideals that put them in office.
We must watch them, guide them, prod them, report on them and hold them to account. We cannot sit back and assume they will do the right thing.