This is why I am pessimistic
Visiting dailykos always seems to take some wind out my sails.
The socialist nonsense on that site is what makes me very pessimistic about the future of America. Just a get a load of this post (Quoted in full here, emphasis mine):
According to The Hill, the incoming House will have less than 218 supporters of Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge—a drop from 238 from the current House and less than a majority of the 435-member body. Although Norquist’s organization claims 219 members of the incoming House have signed his pledge, The Hill reports that some of those members have renounced their support, dropping support below the 218 threshold.
On the Senate side, the numbers have dropped from 41 supporters to 39—less than the 40 needed for a filibuster. Of course, filibuster reform could make falling below that threshold less important, but it’s still nice to see the numbers dropping.
It is always possible that members who renounced their support could flip-flop back in favor of it or new members could sign the pledge, but for now, Norquist can no longer claim to be the boss of either chamber.
This is (presumably) an American, applauding the decrease in the number of senators and congressmen that support lower taxes.
Again, this is an American, giddy that his government wants to enact more taxes on the American people.