A few random thoughts:
I told the Husband that the polls that stated that the Libertarian candidate in GA Senate race would get 4% of the vote would not reflect the actual election results. I predicted, accurately, that when voters got into the voting booths they would think twice about throwing away their votes, vote for the Republican David Perdue, enabling him to avoid a run-off.
Buffoonish Democrat (I know, redundant) Pat Quinn lost his bid to be re-elected governor of Illinois. “It was the first time since 1892 that the governor of a president’s home state had lost a reelection bid.” Depressing, but look at it this way, Pruneface, at least you aren’t going out of office in handcuffs as is the tendency of the recent occupants of the Illinois governor’s office.
Speaking of governors’ races, it was really delightful to see Sam Brownback re-elected in Kansas. Most of you don’t know, because I watch so you don’t have to, that over on the 24/7 nuthouse, MS-NBC, and NBC itself, the lunatics who host shows there have been crowing about how “common sense” Kansans were going to repudiate Gov. Brownback’s “extremism.” Cue the sad trombone.
Last night, David Krone, chief of staff, for the re-animated corpse currently serving as Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, unloaded on the One, blaming him for the thumping the Democrats got virtually everywhere in a very lengthy piece in the Washington Post.. I think there’s enough blame to go around, but clearly, the election was a referendum on Obama. He said so himself, in an October 2 speech in Chicago, when he said ” “I am not on the ballot this fall. . . . But make no mistake — these policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.” That statement left Democrats stunned and horrified. From the WaPo piece:
“It took about 12 seconds for every reporter, every race, half of the Obama world to say that was probably not the right thing to say,” said a senior Democratic official.
It was so problematic that many Democrats wondered whether Obama meant to say it. He did. “It is amazing that it was in the speech,” the official said. “It wasn’t ad-libbed.”
It was just the kind of unforced error that Republican leaders had worked all year to avoid.”
Finally, as I have been telling you for several weeks on The Teri O’Brien Show (listen right here at the top of the page–the player is just to the right of the photos of yours truly), winning back the Senate, as satisfying as it is, is not the end. It is just the beginning. I don’t want to throw cold water on the jubilation. I am as thrilled as you are that the GOP needs to get some new shoes because their old ones are worn out from kicking major democrat ass, but we must face a sobering reality. In 2016, the election map will be a mirror of this years, in that it will be the GOP with a larger number of Senate seats to defend; therefore, we can’t rest on our laurels. You are under no illusions–and if you were, I have worked very hard to disabuse you of your misapprehensions–that we elected a bunch of RINO’s. Mitch McConnell is no conservative. He despises conservatism because like all establishment Republicans, he is a big government guy. So, we must hold his feet to the fire, while at the same time educating our fellow citizens about constitutional conservatism, free markets and liberty. That must be our mission going forward, fellow Patriots.
I also warned you on last week’s show that if in fact the American people repudiated Barack Obama and his vision of a “transformed” America, he would re-act like any pathological narcissist; that is, he is going to become even more lawless than ever. The question is now that the GOP holds both house of Congress, will there be anyone other than Sen. Charles Grassley, and Representatives Darryl Issa and Trey Goudy who say anything about it? The answer is yes, if we demand it.
You have your marching orders. Let’s get to work.