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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The old definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.
We are on the verge of giving control of at least one house of Congress back to the Republicans. Gee, that worked well the last time, didn't it?
And the Democrats, who have had the Congressional ball since 2006, have done what – exactly? End the wars? No. Fix the economy? No.
Run up the national debt? Oh hell, yes.
Speaking of the Democrats, while party leaders insist they will keep control of the House, most experts will tell you otherwise. But either way, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could lose her job.
If the Democrats lose control of the House, Pelosi is toast. But perhaps more interesting is even if Democrats keep control with a very slim margin, which is the best hope for them, Pelosi could still be ousted as Speaker. Several Democrats have already said they would vote against her.
In any case, it's quite possible that a week from tomorrow the voters will bring some big changes to the political landscape in Washington – or will they?
At the end of the day, we just keep electing a different version of the same losing proposition. It's like deciding whether to hit yourself in the head with a hammer or a baseball bat... the results are pretty much the same.
Here’s my question to you: How will things in Washington be different after the midterms?
Interested to know which ones made it to air?
Rita in Illinois
Nothing will be different because it's not really the government that runs this country, it's the billionaires, banks, oil companies and insurance companies. One way or another they buy our government. Republican or Democrat, we can go to the polls and vote, but the deals have already been made.
Steve in Florida
The biggest change will be they'll all be campaigning for 2012 starting Nov 3. Other than that, if the GOP takes the House, let the indictments begin. If they don't take it, it will be OAU... Obstruction As Usual. In the Senate, they don't do much anyway. It will be business as usual, climate change caused by hot gasses leaking into the atmosphere.
Brian in Bethesda, Maryland
The point of not having one party in complete control is to create gridlock. This way, only the most overwhelming sensible ideas become law and all the other ideological B.S. dies in the gridlock. This fail safe was thwarted when the Democrats obtained a supermajority. Now we have that utter mess Obamacare hanging around our necks.
M. in Chicago
You make me sick. We did pass health care reform, better pay for women, financial reform, getting paid from BP... just for starters. If the Republicans get back in, nothing at all will happen. Jack, you are a part of the problem, not the solution. I don't like you anymore.
Randolph in Massachusetts
Nothing will ever change until we have publicly funded elections. Big money has taken over our government and media, assuring that a misinformed electorate has a choice every year between the corporate shill on the "left" and the corporate shill on the "right." Have a nice day!
Guy in Mantua, New Jersey
Jack, I think things will change. I really do. More white guys with hair and nice suits, American flags on their lapels, mistresses, and a "return to the good old days." When were those days by the way?
Kevin in California
It'll be a different group of crooks.