I'm thinking about the new Congress and Senate because it's been a while since the democrats had some power there. The democrats mainly took control due to some failed policies of Bush ... we all know this. So ... I'm thinking what can the democrats do now to please the people vs what the right can or would have done to please the people with no George Bush. My opinion is that it is much harder to be a good liberal than it is to be a good conservative. Their policies(ideas) take longer to implement than those of the right. Not saying one is better than the other here ... that distinction needs to be made in this thread ... I'm speaking of the theoretical differences and their difficulty in coming to fruition. Things like health care, education, changes in the tax system ... all take longer ... and many times that is probably be better. So, will Americans be patient and let them have a chance? This is where I think the right will spend $$$ to hammer home THE PERCEPTION that the democrats/left don't have a clue. If they successfully pull it off, the U.S. will be on a yoyo to nowhere. IMO America needs to give the democrats a chance .. to be a good democrat means stability and patience ... think Clinton balancing the budget which was at least a 6-year plan. If I were a democrat I would be working on that perception with Americans ... if we are to survive the next 20+ years we need to think responsibly and have patience. Our enemies; Iran, extremists have made a science out of provoking emotion from Americans to demand change at every turn .... that will weaken us. The people in this country need to put their divisions behind them and show good old fashioned support for their country ... anything else is just what the devil has ordered for us all.