Congratulations America—Tonight, You Failed

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Submitted by KingRandor82 on Wed, 2006-11-08 07:16

Well, it appears the results are in, and the Democrats wiped the floor with the Republicans in the House, and to make things worse, they're doing a number on them in the Senate as well.

What bothers me is that they did this having absolutely no message- other than more intense statism.

Tonight, America voted pro-Statism, and there really is no way around it.

What's worse- Ohio is now appearing likely to taking on some socialist mentalities. This is the state I'll be moving to, in 6 months- one of the reasons having been it's a Red State. Well, if you've read the initiatives that the new governor plans to put in, the state will be ruined. The voters of Ohio already voted for a minimum wage increase, and the new governor wants Universal health care. There IS, however, a glimmer of hope for them- it turns out 11 out of 18 districts voted for the Republican candidate for their area. That tells me Ohio still has a fighting chance..and that also tells me I still have a chance of finding my soul mate out there. I know Ohio's voting record- I looked it up, and I think the GOP will take it back sooner than anyone thinks...but I'm still discouraged a bit. Smiling

So, Craig Biddle, Leonard Peikoff, Diana- I hope you're all happy. Tonight, America collapsed to Statism- in a far worse way that it has in quite a while. You claim Democrats will be so bad, they'll be kicked out almost immediately, and replaced with something better. Just like the rest of America, sadly, you still seem to have no true understanding of how infrequently that actually happens, and placed your money on a severely dangerous risk.

There IS, however, a glimmer of hope- and it's a ray of hope I was wishing wouldn't have to come to: Democrats may be willing to pass the initiative to allow US Citizens NOT born in the country to run for president. If this is passed, the Governator can run. Unfortunately, he's a middle-of-the-roader, which is NOT good. There's also Newt Gingrich.

...and there's also, unfortunately, coming up what I've referred to before as the Point of No Return. Tonight's election verified it's coming. THIS is why I warned everyone not to insist on a Reagan before his time is really needed- and I assure you, it's gonna be needed sooner than you think. As far as I'm concerned, things are about to get MUCH worse.

The one thing that bothers me about that situation however: I was hoping America would've learned from 26-30 years ago, in election history, about AVOIDING a situation like that again. It appears we've unfortunately learned nothing, which makes the PONR so much more inevitable, and closing in...and likely to be worse than anyone thought. That next Reagan better be that damn good...


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Bloomberg on the subway

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And as a Jersey boy myself, you have my sympathies. At least here in Manhattan there was no need even to bother to vote. Maybe someday I'll have the privilege of berating Bloomberg on the subway...I think I'm going to be sick...

Bloomberg on the subway

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And as a Jersey boy myself, you have my sympathies. At least here in Manhattan there was no need even to bother to vote. Maybe someday I'll have the privilege of berating Bloomberg on the subway...I think I'm going to be sick...

Now Is the Time

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Right now is the time for political writers to point out that it was overspending, corruption, powerhunger, bigotry and nativism that hurt the republicans, not their tax cuts and the fact that they were willing to prosecute the war (however badly) that did them in. It was the bad republicans who were, for the most part, defeated. They have to be brought back to their minarchist hawkish base, not be driven like frightened hens under the supposed protections of isolationism and me-too-ing of the democrats. The period now when they lick their wounds will be of importance - they will commit soon to embracing or abandoning principles.

Ted

Actually in truth, I just

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Actually in truth, I just came to that same conclusion by reading a piece on Yahoo News- it wasn't "positive"...what I mean by that was that it wasn't endorsing Democrats for the sake of endorsing them. Rather, it gave the implication that it's a "wait and see" scenario- as apparently half the Democrats elected are moderates...and more right-leaning than half the RINOs that WERE in Congress. This should be interesting.

I just hope Ohio realizes sooner than later, and votes GOP again. I mean, granted, they basically voted the way they did due to corruption in the state administration, and from a historical perspective they've gone back and forth on state administration, so I'm sure in '08 it'll be just as likely that they'll be up for grabs with the GOP again.

The irony is that the disastrous governor of Ohio was apparently the great grandson of a disastrous PRESIDENT we had. Funny, right? Laughing out loud

Don't Buy into it Russell

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Bush is still President, and the Republicans are better off without their weakest links. If Bush shows some backbone, the situation will be rectified in the next election. And now the Democrats will have to put up or shut up. Don't blame Peikoff, he only seems to have influenced two votes.

Ted

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