On November 2, 2010, a lot will be at stake in this year's midterm election of the 112th Congress. America will have to decide to move the country forward or go back to the horrible, eight years of destruction. With the majority of the House and the Senate in Democrats' favor, still the Republicans can take the election. The GOP has put millions of dollars into the race. This midterm election will be very close and is probably the most historic one ever.
Many citizens of the United States feel as though president, Barack Obama's first, two years in office is already a failure. That's because president, Obama and the Democrats have not capitalize on certain promises. When he was first elected, he clearly stated, it will take a term or two to change America around from the mess it is in. His presidency is almost like Slavery. White slave owners produced a big mess of jobs for slaves to do their work and clean up. Its just like the Bush administration did for the first, Black president as president, Obama is trying to push his own agenda. More than likely, it can take a total of sixteen years to make up the bad eight, well after his run.
With Democrats in Congress from 2008, they've made history by passing the Healthcare Bill. This was a process, no president was able to do since, Medicare of 1965. Also, they've reformed Wall Street. The Democrats were able to extend unemployment benefits, although the rate is still high. This is one of the reasons, some feel the Democrats will lose this midterm election for the economy has not turned over yet from the great Recession. Another reason is a president of the Democratic Party usually loses during midterms.
Some people feel as though the Democrats are cowards and are not fighting back. A lot of Democrats are stepping down to become Independents. They seem to lean toward the Republican's agenda. This is what makes them Rupublicrats. Then, with the help of the Tea Party pushing the GOP further to the right wing and special interest groups and corporations from the rule of the Supreme Court, it can make matters complicated for Democrats.
Let's take a trip down memory lane. When the Republicans stole the election of 2000, a year later, America was attacked by terrorists causing the loss of the World Trade Centers on September 11. 2001. Millions of jobs were dismantled. Because of that, two wars were funded in Iraq and Pakistan. And for the fight of foreign oil and with the current BP spill to repair livelihoods damaged from it, gas prices went up. Now, the Republicans want to privatize social security and repeal the Healthcare Reform. They're giving tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and companies who are shipping jobs overseas, while working middle class families suffer. Probably, the only thing good from when the Republicans were in Congress, we were able to get a stimulus check.
What's going to count the most are the votes. The votes will always make a difference. Although its just the midterm election, it can look ugly for both parties. The Democrats could win. The Republicans could win. Its all in the hands now of the people and the VOTES.
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