Obama's victory a win for reason and moderation

Obama's victory may not lead to quick and major breakthroughs in carbon emission controls considering the Republicans still dominate the House in Congress. But it should contain the extremist tendencies of the Tea Party movement and hopefully lead to a re-evaluation of direction within the Republican Party.

Barack Obama has won an overwhelming number of the electoral college votes that determine the winner of the Presidential election (303 vs Romney’s 206, with Florida still undecided). But the victory was still a narrow one in terms of overall votes.  While the Democrats have solidified their slight majority in the Senate it is still insufficient to overcome a filibuster. In addition Obama will still have to find a way through a Republican dominated House of Representatives. What’s worse is that according to reports from CNN the small number of Republicans that lost their seats, tend to be moderates.

Obama will face an incredibly tough battle trying to get anything additional achieved on reducing carbon emissions based on the current make-up of the Congress and the tough economic conditions the US finds itself in.


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