“Republicans in solid shape to take control of Senate next year.” Read the article for some good news.
Such a change in the Senate and continued Republican control of the House could finally bring responsible fiscal policy to Capitol Hill. However, as we all know, we voters must be careful not simply to vote a party ticket. We need to find out exactly what candidates stand for and vote for those who share our values. Party leadership is sometimes too focused on expanding their party’s hold on power and not focused enough on the true goals that they should be accomplishing. So it is up to us to support candidates who are commited to limited government that abides by the Constitution; reducing out-of-control government spending; and promoting a nation for which future generations will thank us, not curse us.
But if we do end up with a more conservative Congress that will not pass progressive agenda items, Lynn Woolsey would find herself simply casting a lot of “no” votes. Oh, wait. She already does that. But her “need” to do it would increase.
Of course, if she retires and our district votes for someone of the very liberal Woolsey mode, they will inherit the same situation. That would be their lookout and would demonstrate that our district’s voting majority was out of step with the greater part of the country. Preferably, though, our district will reject the big-spending Woolsey-ites and vote for a candidate who will represent EVERYONE, not just special interests as Rep. Woolsey does. Preferably, our district will vote for someone who understands economics, understands monetary policy; understands free enterprise; understands that government is our servant, not our master; understands how to balance legitimate military needs against unncessary global interventionism — among other things. That would be a VERY welcome change!