Let’s hope the Washington Post is right about Rahm Emanuel and his influence:
Top Democrats such as Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) see these middle-of-the-road lawmakers as the future of the party in a nation that leans slightly right of center.In private talks before the election, Emanuel and other top Democrats told their members they cannot allow the party’s liberal wing to dominate the agenda next year. Democrats will hold 30 or 35 seats that went for Bush in the past, meaning that Democratic candidates such as Brad Ellsworth in rural Indiana are likely to face competitive races again in 2008. Still, their interests are likely to collide with those of veteran liberals such as Reps. Henry A. Waxman (Calif.) and John Conyers Jr., (Mich.), who will chair committees.
With that in mind, there is a chance the 110th Congress could begin on a bipartisan note.
That’s what Americans need to have happen and that is what we voted for on Tuesday.
The future, as has been said before, is not certain, however. There are among the liberal left more than a few misguided folks who think the vote was about them and their agendas. Wrong, wrong, wrong!
So, if you were part of the protest vote that turned on the Republicans – and deservedly so, don’t get me wrong – keep your eye on your local Democrat and make sure they’re living up to their promises.
It wasn’t than long ago we threw them out on their donkey ears and we may have to do so again.