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Don't Worry, Be Happy!
Michelle Malkin, conservative Łberblogger extraordinaire, wrapped up the 2005 offyear elections on her web site. What struck me was how we conservatives are buying into the Leftist rhetoric that yesterday was an omen that the GOP is about to be wiped off the face of the Earth by the Left. Let the people on the Left continue to believe that fairy tale. Last night wasnít the end of the world. In fact, in the most important issues, the ones that, if passed, would have been truly ominous, the good guys won!
"First, letís recap the ílosses.í Arnoldís voter initiatives in California, our most liberal / socialist / semi-communist state, failed. Whaddya expect? Every union, every special interest group, every Democrat were aligned against him, and spinning gigantic lies against his proposals."
First, letís recap the "losses." Arnoldís voter initiatives in California, our most liberal / socialist / semi-communist state, failed. Whaddya expect? Every union, every special interest group, every Democrat were aligned against him, and spinning gigantic lies against his proposals. I am not surprised. The same goes for Virginia. A popuolar Democratic governor is replaced by his lieutenant governor. In New Jersey, a vicious blue-state gubernitorial campaign is won by an ultra-rich and popular Democrat, U.S. Senator Jon Corzine. We knew that all of these races were uphill at best. And weíre depressed because we lose them as expected? Look at Town Hallís picture at the top of this paragraph. Based on this, isnít Town Hallís depiction just a little off base? Remember that, in New Jersey and Virginia, the Democrats won the state house four years ago, but that did not stop the GOP from making significant congressional and legislature seat gains in 2002.
The losses however, are masking the gigantic victory we won yesterday. Billionaire George Soros, backed by a gigantic array of extreme leftist special interest groups, tried to change the election law in Ohio. The plan was transparent: Make it easy for the Left to steal Ohio in 2008 and, in the process, steal the Oval Office. The polls showed that three of the four ballot proposals were destined to be enacted, and a fourth was a good shot as well. The mainstream leftist media reported it this way. Again, the media got a rude awakening: All four Ohio measures were defeated -- soundly. In fact, soundly is an understatement. These proposals were smacked down. None of the votes were even close. The "No" votes approached 70%!
"Instead of dwelling on losses that we expected, and buying into the mainstream leftist media hype about 2006 and 2008, we need to look at the unexpected smashing victory in Ohio! The 2008 election may have just been decided on November 8, 2005."
Instead of dwelling on losses that we expected, and buying into the mainstream leftist media hype about 2006 and 2008, we need to look at the unexpected smashing victory in Ohio! The 2008 election may have just been decided on November 8, 2005. The Ohio vote is the vote that matters. Virginia is probably not in play for Congress 2006 or Presidential 2008. If you were counting on California to go "red" in 2008, you have been smoking crack. Same for New Jersey. But Ohio! Ohio! Ohio decided 2004; it may decide 2008. Yet in this swing state, the people wisely trounced, not defeated, trounced these election-stealing devices. No amount of leftist out-of-state money could cause the wise voters of Ohio to flip. Now their elected representatives may wimp out, and snatch defeat from the jaws of a smashing victory. But those elected representatives would be stupid idiots to fly into the face of 70% of the voters.
Donít worry. Be happy. That was the title of a song about 15 years ago, and that needs to be our motto right now. We did way better than expected in the election that actually mattered. So, instead of bellying up to the bar and slogging back a fifth of Jack, leave that to George Soros and his wasted money. We need to be ready to battle back the media spin that last night was a bad night for the GOP. We also need to gear up for 2006. We cannot assume anything.
A year is a long time in politics. We need to be ready to earn seat gains in the Congress.
Rush has echoed us these last few minutes... "Moveon takes it on the chin..."
Super Fun Power Hour hits it on the head.
Blogs for Bush weighs in along our lines...