State of the State: In New Mexico, results are still tentative in many races and, in some cases, a little too close to call. We just can’t seem to get our act together when it comes to elections and getting timely results. And, despite the claims that election fraud is so miniscule it doesn’t require action to correct, we know it is alive and well and Voter ID is the first step, among many, needed to help secure election integrity in New Mexico.
While New Mexico did not vote to change its leadership in Washington, it looks like many voters want something different at the local level and state capitol. For the first time in 60 years, Republicans will control the state House. What will they do with control? We shall see. Their leadership and ability to work across the aisle will determine how we move forward.
While Republicans may have the votes to pass measures in the House, it is our sincere hope that they will work with Democrats and find agreeable solutions for all concerned. We need New Mexicans to come together for the good of our people and not pursue partisan agendas in either chamber.
State of the Nation: At the national level, voters were overwhelming clear on President Obama’s performance. Republicans gained more seats in the House and took control of the Senate. They will be watched closely to see if their leadership can get Washington moving in a positive direction.
The President, who has been the most divisive leader in history, will have new choices presented to him. We can expect him to continue – and probably increase – his production of Executive Orders to bypass Congress and continue to force his agenda on the American people. He has vowed to do just that. If you are among those who are happy with his agenda, this may be welcome news. On the other hand, Americans have given the message via their vote, they expect Congress to have the backbone and initiative to step up their game and find a way to stop the President’s agenda.
Remembrance: As we celebrate the end of the election, we also pause to celebrate the life and memory of Robin Thymes. There will be a Memorial Service for her on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00 am, God’s House Church, 2335 Wyoming NE.
We miss Robin and have her family in our prayers.
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