Undivided Govt. Means Real Change; Hope We're Ready
If Dems get 60 seats, it will seem almost 'unnatural'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 15, 2009 10:13 AM CDT
An Al Franken Senate victory would mean a filibuster-proof majority for Dems.   (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
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(Newser) – With Democrats seemingly about to take a filibuster-proof Senate majority, the US is finally going to see a government able to carry out campaign promises—which seems “almost unnatural” after ages of gridlock, writes Michael Kinsley in the Washington Post. “High-church moderates” claim a balance of power is good, but in fact, “most functioning democracies” look more like where we’re headed. Finally, “Congress is ready to get things done with a vengeance.”

Such power is a “terrifying prospect” for the Dems: They’ll have “no excuse if there is no health-care reform or energy reform, or if there are and they are disasters.” The voters, meanwhile, are in for “the biggest shock.” We always say we want change; then we elect incumbents. “Now, when the voters demand change, they may well get it. We'll see how they like it.”