—Obama Wins, Congress Remains Split “Elections: U.S. votes to keep status quo, politicians promise bipartisanship” Voters last week gave President Barack Obama another term, while keeping the Senate under Democratic control, and the House of Representatives under that of the Republicans. But, although they chose the status quo on the control front, voters also sent their leaders in Washington, D.C., a message that, for the good of the country, bipartisan action is needed. Leaders in both parties appeared to get that message and, following the election, expressed willingness to work together. “Tonight, you voted for action, not politics as usual,” President Obama said in his victory speech, which emphasized the need for bipartisanship. “You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours,” he added.
by Susan R. Morrissey, Jeff Johnson |
November 08, 2012