Our Tweeters Speak On The Midterms
Our new weekly poll seemed to be resonating with our site users incensed with the midterm results, so we put the question to The Nation's Twitter followers: "How do you feel about the sweeping GOP midterm gains?"
Here are some of the many smart replies we received:
@gilmanc283: My initial feeling is poor because nothing will be accomplished. The next two years will be about blame.
@wolfiemouse: Feel sad so many good people lost. Not due to their ideas, but massive amounts of $$ spent on attack ads w/ truth suffering
@kAtAstic10: I'm worried about a gridlocked government... Is anything going to be accomplished?
@kellabeck: I choose most popular option "Depressed" But it would have been truer to my feelings had it started "Angry"
@GeoffreyDollars: Very disturbed that the GOP got to lead narrative on economy
@BowedOak: optimistic: there is no way GOP can fulfill its promises and the independents won't give them more than 2 years to do it.
@Peary85: It SUCKS for this country to have GOP in Charge of Congress - they caused the recession w/ their policies so we will not recover
@socialgradient: ANGRY!! it proves our elections can be bought and paid with foreign money. we need campaign finance reform now more than ever!
@ysastep: I feel the GOP has no clue how to fix the economy. Outsourced jobs do not return. Corp America has a down payment on the US, through the change in the house.. Bad times ahead
@Ez_JayBird: I just feel sad about GOP gains disguised as "populism" and the teaparty crowd denying billionaire funding.
@PANTHERCHAP: convinced big money interests control our government and press to such an extent that our republic has morphed into an oligarchy.