Post-Election Post Mortem

Illinois voters decided they wanted four more years of corruption, debt, and incompetence by allowing the state legislature to remain in Democratic hands. They also appear to have approved of the incompetent Pat Quinn for governor. A big shout-out goes to all those “moderates” and “thoughtful” Democrats who couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Republican Bill Brady and instead opted for third- and fourth-party candidates. Gov. Quinn’s thank-you notes are in the mail. Congratulations, and enjoy your 33 percent tax hike.

On the national scene, Republicans won on a split-decision, taking the House but falling short in the Senate. They needed a knockout. President Obama, enjoy your $200-million-a-day junket to India with 3,000 of your closest friends. You’d better be rested when you come back. I don’t think your “enemies” are going to be content with the “back seat” any more.

I’ve participated in an Internet rumor about the costs of the president’s trip and apologize. See

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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