Let's get something straight from the get-go -- I'm not a Republican or Democrat. Sure, I have to declare just like everyone else in the primary, but that's not the way I vote in the fall.
I vote for the candidate, not the party.
With that said, why can't people give President Obama and Congress a chance? The new president has been in office less than a month, and people are already acting as if he's been in office four or eight years and put the country on a downward spiral like the second President Bush.
The Republicans controlled things for six years while President Bush was in office, and I don't believe the country got any better. All the bailouts are proof of that.
Will President Obama and the Democrat Congress fix things? I sure hope so. If not, I'll be the first to admit that those in charge should be voted out.
President Obama has high hopes that Republicans and Democrats can "get along" and change Washington D.C. I'm not sure that will ever happen, but it's a great idea.
There are people on both sides that will never change, and are in office for the wrong reasons. There's a simple way to take care of that every two, four or six years -- vote them out!