Wednesday, November 5, 2014

America Spoke: The Republican Tsunami Was A Massive Rejection Of Progressive Political Policies

Sandra Fluke lost her campaign for California state Senate and Obama didn't even call her. The good news is she finally got screwed...WH Press Secretary Tweet

  • The U.S. Constitution and America were the big winners last night. A majority of the American people voted put an end to big government. They finally came to the realization that big government is incompatible with freedom and liberty. The Republican tsunami last night was a massive rejection of progressive political policies. As John Podhoretz correctly pointed out today, the Republican victory was "wide and deep." In other words, Republicans finally opened up their can of whoop ass.
  • The American people---overwhelmingly---voted against Obamacare, against open borders for illegal aliens, against incompetency, against failed foreign policy initiatives and against lawlessness by the progressive political class. In other words,  the elections showed that Americans want to crush the policies of the Obama administration. In addition, don't kid yourselves, Hillary Clinton also lost big. In every place she and Bill Clinton appeared to show support for Democrat candidates in the last several months, those candidates lost.
  • And for one time at least, Pres. Obama was right. Last week, he said his policies were on the ballot. His policies were overwhelmingly rejected.
  • Having said all of that, I believe it's much too early to believe we can rely or trust the Republican Party. Keep in mind, in 2010 with the support of the Tea Party, Republicans also won big. What happened just two years later? Obama won a second term. In the past, I've written several posts about the fecklessness of the Republican Party often referring to it as a "mirage." They appear to be a party that all to often tip-toes through the tulips.
  • If they learned any lessons with this election, it's these: Most Americans do not want Republicans to enable any progressive policies in the future. And, conservative principles always win major elections for the Republican Party. Not only did we see that with Ron Reagan's blowout (winning 49 states) but Scott Walker won three out of four elections in just the last four years focusing on conservative core principles.
  • If you need more proof.  Mia Love of Utah and Tim Scott of S.C.---both black, conservative Republicans---won. Mia Love was the first black female Republican to be elected to Congress. And Tim Scott made history making him the first black candidate to win a state wide race in the South since the Civil War. That's powerful diversity that even progressives can only dream about.
  • I'll leave you with this. After the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, a woman asked Ben Franklin, "Well, doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" Frankly replied politely, "A republic, if you can keep it." Let's pray Republicans heed Franklin's advice.