Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Civility and Solutions

Last night's elections showed that the American people want change and that they have put their faith in Democrats to bring change to Washington.

This was not just a victory for a party, it is an opportunity for our country. An opportunity to clean up the problems in Washington so we can get back to fixing the problems of every day Americans - crushing health care costs, high tuition, stagnant wages, and our dependence on foreign oil.

Americans also said loud and clear that they will not accept the same failed course in Iraq - they went full-speed ahead to the polls to vote for an end to the full-speed ahead strategy of this White House.

Democrats are eager to put the long-term interests of our country ahead of the constant effort to seek political advantage. We will work together with our Republican friends to bring change to Washington and results to the American people.

It's time to reach across the partisan divide, set aside the bitterness of the past few years, and give America a government based on civility and solutions.

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