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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Jonah In The Whale, Noah In The Ark; What Did They Say When Everything Looked So Dark?

You've got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don't mess with Mister In-Between.

Michelle Malkin links to The Radio Equalizer and Bryan Preston, both of whom remind us that this moonbat cloud has a silver lining. Michelle herself got it right when she said:
The GOP lost. Conservatism prevailed. "San Francisco values" may control the gavels in Congress, but they do not control America. Property rights initiatives limiting eminent domain won big. MCRI, the anti-racial preference measure, passed resoundingly. Congressman Tom Tancredo, the GOP's leading warrior against illegal immigration--opposed by both the open-borders Left and the open-borders White House--won a fifth term handily. Gay marriage bans won approval in 3 states. And as of this writing, the oil tax initiative, Prop. 87--backed by deep-pocketed Hollywood libs, is trailing badly in California.
It's time to regroup, change leadership (goodbye Mr. McCain, so long Mr. Hastert, glad to see you go Mr. Frist), and build on our conservative values. 2008 is on the way!

RELATED: From Tammy Bruce -
Tonight has been fascinating in general. On one hand, the Dems have been saying this night was a referendum on Bush and the war in Iraq (aka the War on Terror). And yet, two men who embody support for the president and the Iraq war front have been elected by wide margins--Lieberman and Schwarzenegger. So much for the sweeping anti-war vote.

I think what we've seen tonight is a confirmation of my thesis in my latest book, The New American Revolution. I contend the re-election of President Bush in 2004 was a renewal of citizen involvement and passion for our country. While the results are for a different party tonight, the thesis holds true--a record turnout, voters on both sides passionate, but most of all, the results themselves indicate a thoughtful electorate that wasn't being moved by one big issue (Bush Derangement Syndrome or the war) but people across the spectrum reminding the elite in Washington that we've had enough of business as usual.

The same American renewal of the Individual that confirmed Bush in 2004, has asserted itself again tonight. Now, we must continue to hold everyone's feet to the fire, and demand better than we've gotten in the last two years--actual border security, a change in Iraq, not a pullout but a more aggressive campaign to kill the enemy and win the war. The Repubs have not understood what the problem is, what we are unhappy about. And with all the cut-and-run rhetoric from the Dems, they obviously don't either. What this will bring Washington in 2008 is an even bigger shakeup.

Perhaps 2008 will be the year we turn to a Jewish man and a German immigrant to lead the way. At this point, anything is possible. Ultimately, the current political establishment will get another reminder that we're in charge, we know what we want, and while we're fair enough to give the Dems a chance to prove they're not insane, we will as quickly kick them to the pavement as we gave them their tiny majority in DC.

Both the Dems and Repubs has better put their seatbelts on. They've got two years to show us what they can do and they're in for a fast, bumpy and wild ride--from us. Now all of them have to work to regain our confidence.
Here's my take...

The Dems should not become over-confident. They didn't win, the Republicans lost. There's a big difference. Conservatives can claim some substantial victories from this election. For example:
  • The GOP won or held onto Governorships in very liberal states, including Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Rhode Island; and held on to important governorships in Texas, Florida, and California.
  • Joe Liberman whipped the moonbats boy in Connecticut.
  • Several of the seats won by Democrats last night were held by scandal plagued Republicans (DeLay, Foley). Those seats will be almost impossible for Dems tohold onto in 2008.
  • The GOP has made so little progress on pressing matters like stopping the invasion of illegal immigrants across the southern border, cutting government spending, and failing to aggressively prosecute the War that losing control doesn't really change anything. We still have open border, spend-thrifts who don't want to protect America in charge, they're just called Democrats.
The more I read and the more I think about it, the more I realize that the electorate has done the right thing by sending a jarring and scary wakeup call to the GOP.

So yes, the sky is a bit bluer, the birds a bit happier, the flowers a bit more colorful and the coffee a bit stronger. Life is good, for conservatives - they may not all realize it yet, but life is good for them.


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