On Saturday, my folks came by to watch Jonah's basketball game. (Two baskets for the boy of the flailing limbs. woot. woot.) They brought along my nieces and then everyone came back to my house for pork. (Here's the recipe.) We're big fans of the pig around here.
At the end of dinner, the kids ran off to play with the wii, and dad and I got into our customary fight about politics. Two glasses of wine, and it all comes out.
The topic at hand that evening was the Massachusetts election. Dad said that the Brown win was all about Obama. The election results could be seen as a referendum on Obama's healthcare policy. The country is basically center-right and isn't ready for a national health care program, he said.
Steve hollered in from the other room that it was all about the individuals in the election. Coakley ran a bad election, while Brown did a good job. Steve then retreated to play the wii with the kids to avoid the conflict. Coward!
I said it was all about divided government. Americans can't stand to have Congress and president from the same party and always do their best to keep one party from dominating DC government.
Question of the Day: Referendum on Obama, individuals, or divided government?