Last night America decided that there will be no President Romney, at least for now. After months of campaigning, millions of TV adverts and a staggering $6 billion on the election Americans have decided to leave everything as it was. Barrack Hussein Obama II will remain President for 4 more years after surpassing the 270 electoral votes required for the Presidency. He faces a Congress composed of the same faces, with a few new ones and a new Kennedy, an economic crisis that is still persisting and a debt level that still dwarves our own.
One good thing President Obama has going for him is a weakened Tea Party. Michelle Bachmann -herself a former front runner for the Republican nomination- won her election by 4207 votes quite a fall from the 38,000 she won by 2 years previously. Allen West, a man who described congressional democrats as communists and remarked that “Goebells would be proud of the Democrats” has lost his seat, no surprise that he has refused to concede. The defeat of the Tea Party serves one vital message:
No matter how much money you throw, no matter how many Judges you buy the American electorate is not for sale. The Koch Brothers pumped $270 million on anti-Obama adverts in the last few days of the election heavily targeting Ohio and Virginia. For the record Obama won those states with a difference of 100,000 votes per state.
Here’s Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell laying down the Republicans legislative agenda in 2010:
Citizens United and the Tea Party were meant to be the stopping block for Obama’s “Islamic socialism” Instead it cost the Republicans an election that was theirs to lose, it cost them seats in the House, seats they (Republicans) needed, it cost them the Senate and it cost the Kochs millions.
So in the words of the President:
“We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you.”