Let’s Be Happy that Democrats Lost Big Even if the GOP is Still a Problem
Since the 2012 election I have not watched Fox News. Their polls were way off. Dick Morris was just talking out of the hole in his head. Karl Rove was an embarrassment. Fortunately, the polls were out of kilter this time around as well.
For example, in Georgia’s governor’s race, with Jimmy Carter’s grandson running against the Republican Nathan Deal, the polls had it as a close race. The same is true in the race between Michelle Nunn and David Perdue for the Senate. Neither election was close. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, “Even Deal said he was taken aback by the ‘surprisingly big margin’ of victory.”
U.S. News & World Report carried this headline, “GOP’s Perdue Trounces Nunn in GA Senate Race: Businessman Perdue wins by unexpected margin in the Peach State.”
So you can imagine, this was the first time since 1988 that I slept well after an election.
Do I think everything’s going to change in Washington? No. Will the Republicans disappoint me? Yes.
Voters need to understand that this was a single battle in a bigger war. We can’t go home and rest on our laurels. I can assure you that the Democrats have not given up. They’ll be back with a vengeance.
There are a lot of people who did not vote because they would not vote for the “lesser of two evils,” which makes no sense since they got either the lesser or the greater evil.
My philosophy has always been that you can’t get any hits if you’re not playing the game. Sulking from the bleachers won’t change anything. We’ve picked up some good congressmen over the last couple of elections (e.g., Ted Cruz). We’ve picked up some good ones this time around as well.
It took us a long time to get into this mess; it’s going to take some time to get out of it.
Consider this from LifeNews.com:
“In a landslide election that saw pro-life candidates winning across the nation, pro-life advocates have been able to take over the Senate from pro-abortion Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
“Harry Reid’s days as the pro-abortion leader of the U.S. Senate are now numbered as pro-life candidates picked up enough seats to take over the Senate.
Reid has done pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s bidding and ensured that abortion-funding Obamacare was passed through on a party-line vote, with not a single Republican voting in favor of the legislation. Reid made sure that no pro-life bills received a vote in the Senate — including measures to stop taxpayer funding of abortions and a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, when unborn babies can feel pain.”
Note this line: “not a single Republican vot[ed] in favor of the legislation.” Having a Republican majority, even though some of the Republicans are squishy, at least in this case, having a Republican majority might make a difference.
I realize that these new Republicans will be wined and dined by the GOP Establishment, but again, maybe they will align with Ted Cruz.
If Republicans win in Alaska and Louisiana, the pro-life position in the GOP will be even more solid than it is now. As of this writing, Republican Dan Sullivan is leading in the Alaska Senate race. Louisiana is headed for a runoff. I’m not sure if Thom Tillis won in North Carolina.
Republicans that lost were by the slimmest margins. Scott Brown, running as a Republican in New Hampshire, lost. I’m OK with it since Brown is pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage. The GOP does not need an advocate for either one in the Senate. Good riddance.
The Virginia Senate race is at razor-thin margins, with Democrat Sen. Mark Warner holding less than a one-percent lead.
Here’s my philosophy: defeat one enemy at a time. At least in 2014, the enemy is the Democrat Party, and I’m happy for the defeat.
Will I be disappointed with how the GOP will run things when they get full control in January? Most assuredly, but today, I’m refreshed since I had one of the best night’s sleep in a long time.