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February 2, 2013

Hello all!  I’m back.  Try not to squee with excitement too loudly.  You’re probably wondering where I’ve been the last few years and honestly, I couldn’t really say.  Work has been up and down, my better half and I bought a house and got engaged, but really I have no excuse.  I hope you’ll forgive me.

So, what did I miss?  Oh, you know, this and that and everything. 

Ninety-eight percent of the Republican party hopped a one-way train to crazy town, never to return.  I feel like they are a living breathing example of being careful what you wish for/don’t poke a sleeping dragon/don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, etc.  You get the point.  And now even formerly-somewhat-reasonable Republicans such as Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell are about to launch themselves the way of Orrin Hatch due to the threat of a primary challenge.  Obama embraced his base in his recent inauguration address; the other side must content themselves with a “with friends like these, who needs enemies” kind of relationship.  The clichés just write themselves.

Obama gets himself a second term and the Senate stayed blue (with some awesome new senators!).  All I will say is phew.  No, he’s not perfect, but he’s got vision and is not afraid to at least talk about climate change.  I have a feeling that EPA is going to be busy the next four years.

What’s next?  Well Obama has himself a pretty homogeneous new Cabinet so far, which is disappointing, but he now has Interior, Labor, Energy, EPA, and Transportation to fill.  I’m just waiting for the phone to ring – I’m sure it will any day now.  We’ve got immigration, gun control, VAWA, and climate change legislation on the way.  I think that we’ll also see a DOMA repeal bill, on top of a new ENDA bill.  One, or both, will pass.  That’s my prediction (waffly though it may be).  Passing a DOMA repeal would be a lot cooler than having our tax dollars continue to be used to defend it in court.

I’ve been reading/listening to a lot of different periods of history on top of a few books covering the recent financial fiascos.  I’m excited to get back into the politics/history writing – I’m an author for 2 different blogs at work, so it’s only fair that I get to write what I want in the anonymity of this one.  And rest assured, with a Congress that is less popular than cockroaches, there will be a lot to write about.

Thanks for joining me again.  I will talk to you soon.

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