Wednesday, November 08, 2006

 

Heads, They Win. Tails, We Lose.

There was no way to win this election.

I could not pull for a victory for the Democrats but I couldn't find much reason to rejoice over a Republican victory either. There was just not much to root for.

There were scandals for both parties and some nasty campaign tactics but I recall thinking earlier this year when House Speaker Dennis Hastert defended Rep. William Jefferson who's office was searched by the FBI for evidence in a bribery probe that Congress is a bipartisan den of thieves first and a legislative body second.

Nancy Pelosi said, "The gavel of the speaker of the House is in the hands of special interests, and now it will be in the hands of America's children."

Pelosi was wise to be silent and not get Kerry'd away in the days prior to the election. Like it or not we will hear a lot more from her now but it would be better for us if these children were to be seen and not heard.

Bill C adds:

We lost this election, they did not win it. As you know, in sports there is a big difference from beating an opponent that has given their best effort and winning because they screwed up. This victory cannot be very sweet to the Democrats which is why they are trying to spin this as the voters choosing them. That is simply not true.

I am optimistic about the next two years and beyond. We can screw this up but look at this election for what conservatives gained. We cleaned house the House of corruption. We kicked out the stale leadership of Denny Hastert et al. which had grown complacent with power, mired in the quest for holding that power versus pressing conservative values. Not the best way to accomplish a change in our party but, arguably, the only way this was going to happen.

Conservatives have two years in which to highlight the Democratic agenda which America has rejected since 1994. Thankfully the Democrats have already started to overreach. Does anyone think that hearings chaired by the most liberal members of Congress will be a bad thing? Subpoenas? Yes, yes, yes. Hearings? Alright! The majority of Americans support our surviellance efforts. They will not take kindly to harassment of people who are trying to protect the USA.

And what happens if the Democrats don't behave like the rabid moonbats want? Then they disappoint the rabid moonbats. Let them go into the next election angry that their representatives are not representing their interests.

Bottom line, we are a country that leans to the right. That truth was swamped by disappointment in politicians who lost their way. The next election will be a new slate of candidates. Republicans will be choosing new leadership and the thinned ranks are decidedly conservatives who have heard the message. We have no where to go but up.

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