I don’t trust either party. Never have, probably never will. The Republicans may have gained control of the house but will they do anything significant to reverse the damage done by the Democrats? Nick Gillespie of Reason TV says probably not.
The only way to judge any politician is by their actions not their words. Now the Republicans will have to prove to Americans they are different in a good way, from the Dems. The Dems will try to demonize everything the Republicans do, because that is the only trick they know. The Republicans will have to somehow make the Dems look bad by the example they set.
What is mitigating this time is the many tea party candidates in the mix. We can hope they will work to reign in government. But the statists and the party animals on both sides will try to stop them. The government pimps will continue business as usual. The GOP is on notice. This is your last chance. The Dems all have targets on their backs. In two years, people will try to purge more of them.
I suspect many old time Dems will retire. 2012 is going to be vicious, I suspect. But we are in a war to save our nation and wars aren’t fun. They’re hell.
Enjoy the victories for now. But come January we’ll see how the fresh blood works out.