Okay, so I've seen the tide of popular opinion here on the board swing toward the idea of the Democrats taking over a house or two in '06. (praise Murphy) Now, not that I'd object to this, I'd really prefer it - but what do we see them doing with it? The Democrats have been consistently wussy when dealing with president Bush. They might occasionally raise a fuss over some particularly heinous show of hubris, but they have rarely ever thwarted his nefarious plans. If(!) the Dems come to power in '06, what will they do with it? Will they continue to be scared of Bush? Will they get trapped by thwarting his agenda and get nailed for being weak on national security? Shoot, if they play into Bush's hands, they could lose again in '08 and we'd be worse off than we are now. Would they dare to push an agenda including support of (gasp!) national healthcare and enviromental protection? (the horror!) Or :looks around to see if anyone is watching: pulling out of our failed war in Iraq? Or (gasp!) raising taxes to pay for the president's disastorous fiscal priorities? Even if they were to pursue this agenda, they wouldn't have the votes to overturn his expected vetos. Deadlock is better than corruption and insanity, but it's not a magic pill. So, who wins if the Democrats win? Leiberman? Pelosi and Reid? Dean? Whose philosophy gets pushed, and how much gets accomplished?