Why we lost

The electorate has spoken and the news is not good. Democrats seem to have made strides across the board, winning Senate and House seats all over the country. As I write this there are projections of the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives. My prediction made early last week was wrong (although the Senate is still up in the air as of this writing). Let’s pray that the new people in charge don’t fuck it up too badly.

I can tell you with one word why Republicans lost: principles. Conservatives have not held the feet of our representatives to the fire enough when it comes to our core principles. Republicans have lost their way and this is the result. I am unhappy and upset. But I know one thing for certain. Until and unless Republicans in elected office come back to their conservative roots they are doomed.

I don’t want to hear whining when our taxes go up, or our foreign policy is derailed, or our lives get totally socialized, or when our wonderful jihadist enemies are given free reign to do whatever the hell they want.

Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it…

33 thoughts on “Why we lost”

  1. I hope every “conservative” who stayed home to “teach the GOP a lesson” enjoys the presidential candidacy of Mccain. Theyy asked for it!

  2. Oh it’s much worse than that RS…Speaker Pelosi, Chairmen Rangel, Hastings, Dingell, Conyers, Leahy, Waxman…need I say anymore?

  3. Something I’ve noticed about the demorats — they can’t resist being cocky when they get that shot of power. Let them orgy away George and show middle America just what commie pigs they are. Todays loss may lead to victory in 08. Off to drown my election sorrow…….

  4. Eventhough the democrats won this not an enddoresemnt of the democrats. This is a protest vote. People want change, people want goverment that works.

    All you’ll see the next two years is the debate society, bickering and pointing fingers with nothing getting done. Like i said before this may be good, goverment will not get any bigger since nothing will get done or past.

    I hope we have a real consrvative choice in 08


  5. Ziva, as I am writing this I have the last of bourbon and ice in hand. Drown sorrows is right. Ray, I hope you are right. Santorum, who in my opinion is one of the best and brightest, got trounced. And all he did was tell the truth.

    Gingrich/Santorum ’08!

  6. I totally agree with George. The Reps lost because too many of them want to be politically correct and voters don’t see much difference between them and the liberals. However, if the country is really mostly middle of the road as pollsters tell us, why would they vote leftists into office?

    For one thing, traditionally the mid-term elections during a second presidential term go to the opposing party, and this one is no different. But also to blame is Bush’s inability to talk; he can’t articulate anything with ease. It exasperates me. Val and the posters here do far better.

    This WHouse has done an abominable job at communicating its agenda; they hired Tony Snow too late. Their ideas may be brilliant, but they don’t get across, and they don’t fight the big media as they should. They need to grow some nuts. I wish Bush had 1% of Tony Blair’s way with the language. If you want to be liked and so you play squaky clean with a pack of vultures that attack you 24/7, you will be ground meat before too long.

    A few days ago we discussed whether nations have the governments they deserve. In view of the election results in Nicaragua and here ….. it’s a no brainer. I brace myself for the steady drip of lunacy we will be subjected to for the next 4 years. Not to mention higher taxes, more illegals coming thru, more bureaucracy.

    Lord, have mercy.

  7. Don’t be so depressed people. Remember the wise words of Senator Bluto:

    Bluto: Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
    Otter: Germans?
    Boon: Forget it, he’s rolling.
    Bluto: And it ain’t over now. ‘Cause when the goin’ gets tough…
    [thinks hard]
    Bluto: the tough get goin’! Who’s with me? Let’s go!
    [runs out, alone; then returns]
    Bluto: What the fuck happened to the Delta I used to know? Where’s the spirit? Where’s the guts, huh? “Ooh, we’re afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get in trouble.” Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I’m not gonna take this. Wormer, he’s a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer…
    Otter: Dead! Bluto’s right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.
    Bluto: We’re just the guys to do it.
    D-Day: Let’s do it.
    Bluto: LET’S DO IT!

  8. Well, at least the margin is enough to threaten a lack of a quorum for votes, and other such scorched-earth tactics. That, and the Dems who won were pretending to be conservative.

    I think that if the Islamofscists celebrate, it should be on the front page of every conservative blog, with the sub-caption, “Thanks a lot—and here’s your sign!”

  9. “I don’t want to hear whining when our taxes go up, or our foreign policy is derailed, or our lives get totally socialized, or when our wonderful jihadist enemies are given free reign to do whatever the hell they want.”

    They would need a 2/3 majority to override a veto. In other words, taxes won’t go up, our foreign policy won’t be derailed, our lives totally socialized nor our enemies free to do what they want. Take a reality pill.

  10. Considering – according to self-appointed media “pundits and political experts” how well the Dems were supposed to do, riding a “tidal wave of anger against Bush and the GOP,” the results are more indicative of a Dem hollow victory than anything else. They’ll still have to get through Bush’s veto power, which, as he no longer has anything to lose, he should use with abandon. The Ass will also have to deal with a not unsubstantial number of Elephants in the House and Senate, and then there are the Independents – such as Joe Lieberman, whose victory may represent a harbinger of things to come for both parties. I think the voters said this: “We ain’t happy with the Elephant right now, but we ain’t in love with the Jackass either.” 2008 should be interesting. Stay tuned.

    Oh, and once again, Taxachussets voters showed all you have to do to win there is be a practicing drunk with no driving skills. They got what they deserved. Salud!

  11. So, everyone here thinks it’s the Democrats that won this election, huh?

    Sorry folks. You are all wrong. Totally wrong.

    The winners of yesterday’s elections were none other the the members of the Mainstream Media who for the past who knows how long have been slanting the “coverage” with obviously biased reports on everything from the economy to specifically and mostly the war in Iraq. The newly elected candidates didnt determine or set public opinion, the MSM did. And now the MSM goes to step two after formulating public opinion: setting policy through surrogates.

  12. I agree Val. Frankly I didn’t even mention it because I was focused on our candidates and their stands (or lack thereof) on conservative issues. The MSM the DNC are the authors of this debacle. Let’s see how they react when the Dems start fucking up and doing things the MSM doesn’t want done.

  13. I agree completely with that sentiment, Val & George. The media won.

    At least Lieberman won. That’s my only consolation. Well that, and veto power.

  14. I’d really like to see academia and the msm hosed out. They have grown stale with their monolithic monopoly on those aspects of power. I really want some diversity and right now, in both those rotten institutions, there is none.

  15. Arnold won big here in california. That tells me that a conservative republican with a centrist approach, that gets things done can win elections resoundly even when everybody is voting democrat.

    If the republicans hope to win in 08 they need to redefine themselves, compasionate conservatism is dead, moderate conservativims is alive.

    Newt or Sanotroum may get nominated but they don’t have the charisma to win an election. Giuliani or Romney on the other hand have a better chance.


  16. It is 2008 we need to prepare for, until then the we need to hold on, expose and defeat those “useful idiots” in the media. Listen to that idiot of a former president: “WASHINGTON (AFP) – US officials are willing to work with Nicaraguan president-elect Daniel Ortega, if the former Marxist rebel leader “reaches out” first to his one-time enemy, former US president Jimmy Carter said.”
    since when does former presdent Carter direct US foreign policy?

    Meanwhile since “all politics is local” we need to continue to work make the local press honest and informed….”

    BTW I want to congratulate all those who frustrated a move to increasingly radicalize the Nuewo and Miami Heralds.

  17. I’m 52 and my taxes have been going up no matter who is in charge. Some have taxed and spent or inflated the money supply and spent while the other borrowed and spent. Both are Castro’s jailers returning despirate Cubans back to Castro’s island gulag. At the same time our freedom is simmering away little by little. Everytime we ask the federal government to take responsibility for some of our problems we act irresponsibly and give up a bit more freedom and tax money.

    But the real reason Democrats won is very simple. Gas prices. They are still high and enough saddled SUV drivers remember last year and the thousands of dollars that are missing from their wallets. But if you want the Republicans back in – fear not. Democrats are sure to want to “do something” about gas and energy prices and we’ll be in gas lines again like back in ’72. Then everybody will vote for the other good political cop.

    As for me I cannot support either main political party. I am an American who takes my voting responsibility very serious. I am a Jeffersonian that believes you and I own our time, our body and our money and no one can morally take them from you or I no matter how large the vote totals. Democrats, Republicans, Communists, Socialists, Fascists all to one degree or another support extraction of human labor output and restrictions on private adult consentual behavior as well as intervention into the affairs of other countries. So it is my duty to let my government know I won’t tolerate it. I always vote for a Libertarian over a main party choice unless like with Frank Gonzalez, who ran as a Democrat because of main party installed ballot restrictions but is really a Jeffersonian. Then I meticulously click write-in for all the races with no Jeffersonian is on the ballot and write in “NOTA” (None Of The Above). Stupid? Next election who will both political parties be trying to woo? Wlll it be their base of lacky enslaved supporters who blindly pull the D or the R no matter what they do? Or will they be trying to convince me and the other 3 % who do exactly like me to one degree or another?

    But as it stands now your government doesn’t really know what you want because you vote for them no matter what they do to you. But though we are a small percentage, our government know who we are and EXACT what we want. We want our time, money and life back and we would have it in the very next election if only the rest of you felt the same way. Serfdom ain’t for me though no matter how many of you vote for it.

  18. Tomas,

    Let me get this straight, are you calling thus of us who voted for whomever we believed to be the better candidate, given our choices, “lackeys and serfs”?

    because I dont know whether that’s arrogant or just plain stupid.

  19. I think the Reps lost because most people couldn’t tell the difference between them and the Dems.

    They have been terrible communicators. When things are good they can’t articulate it and when things are bad…they get rid of people.

    Did you see the Dems get rid of William Jefferson?
    Of course not! Why did they get rid of Foley before there was an investigation?

    I’m tired of the argument that Repulicans are better than the Dems (more ethical, etc.) Politics is Politics and you don’t give in to your opponents in the first round. I think that Reps have become lazy and instead of going to Washington to expand conservatism…just became part of the problem.

    They keep letting other people define what they stand for. And then there’s the President. I like the Guy, but he’s no conservative and is just as big a spender as any Dem. I’m mad because Pelosi is now in Charge, but I’m just as mad at these idiots who let their power get away.

    Now I’m hearing rumors that Bush is getting rid of Rumsfeld. Why the H**l didn’t he do it last week?

    Damn FOOLS!

  20. The only thing that brings me some comfort is that I live in Florida. If not, I would be having an attack right now.
    Rangel is “chairman of the Ways and Means Committee”???????? I just can’t believe that Rangel, who lied to Congress, who gets trips sponsored by Castro is going to be in office. Now, I think I will have an attack, I want that liar impeached for his lies in the Congress forms.
    It’s going to be some rough two years, I hope Bush and the remaining GOP take no shananigans from these Dems. Good thing there is a presidential veto!!!

  21. California’s Attorney General is now a man who walks around celebrating murderers. That’s right “moonbean” Brown is a worshiper of fidel and che. It is sickening.

  22. Posted this in the other thread but this one might be more appropriate:

    The average 6th year loss is 31 House seats and 8 Senate seats, yet the Dems, with the most favorable political environment imaginable, were only able to win 29 and 6.

    Yesterday was actually a GREAT day for the GOP. It will flush out the dead wood like Lincoln Chafee and Conrad Burns and George Allen (who exposed himself as a buffoon) and allow the party enough time to regroup for 2008.

    This GOP Congress did absolutely nothing on tax reform, nothing on corporate tax policies that drive jobs to Mexico and Asia, nothing on illegal immigration, etc., and yesterday they paid the piper.

    I have to say, I’m disappointed in both Hispanics and whites. Hispanics appear to have defected back to the Dems in large numbers, which exposes them yet again as the pro-illegal aliens, pro-big govt people they’ve always been. Meanwhile, whites — the main losers in the pro-illegal aliens, pro-big govt movement — also voted heavily Dem even though the Dem party offers them nothing.

    I guess, in the end, people get what they deserve.

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