As the old saying goes, "when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade".
Herewith, a list of some of the lemons from the recent election and the lemonade they could offer.
Election return lemons: the race is over. Obama won. The liberals have two out of three branches of government...with the third (the judiciary) hanging in the balance. Those are pretty big lemons.
Lemonade: conservatives have an opportunity to re-focus our message on our principles and define ourselves in stark relief to the inevitable liberal overreach...and then be positioned to catch those folks in the middle who will soon come down with a case of buyer's remorse.
Strategy lemons: McCain's strategy of "reaching out" failed, (reliable red states turning blue?). Lemonade: "reach-across-the-aisleism" as a strategy is now thoroughly discredited. Good riddance.
Our path is clear: sharpen the differences between ourselves and liberals. Give the public reason to support us by offering a clear, principled vision for conservative governance that applies our principles to the problems of the day. As Ronald Reagan suggested, we have to hold our conservative banner high and define the differences between ourselves and the opposition in bright, bold colors - not pale pastels. read more »
...thank the Obama voters
Just thought I would point out one of the delicious pieces of irony in yesterday's voting. As it turned out, thankfully, the hard fought effort to get the marriage amendment passed in California was a success. At this point, it looks like it passed 52-48%....by about 1/2 million votes. (CNN exit polls here)
The interesting fact is, as with everywhere else in the country, black voter turnout was up...and, in California, black voters supported the amendment 70-30%...while whites opposed it 51-49% read more »
In the course of subjecting myself to a night of election returns I've made a conscious decision to avoid what I've normally done, that being flip around from channel to channel...and getting ticked off at the bias in the process...yelling at the TV, etc... Not tonight. Strictly Fox News... Hid the remote. read more »
Knowledge, as they say, is power. Well, if you still lack enough information to decide which of the candidates for President will do the most damage to your values, prepare to be empowered.
Consider the following€¦
Unbridled liberalism: With Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in charge of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate, Americans will be riding in the equivalent of a car with three gas pedals and no brake. Not a recipe for a safe ride. The only way to stop is to get into a crash.
And, to whatever degree you may feel Obama to be more moderate than the current Democrat leadership, (however you got that idea), make no mistake about who will be calling the shots the newly empowered Democrat leadership. And there's no way Barry will buck his own party's base so soon after them having given him the White House. For all the bi-partisan blather, Obama has no record whatsoever of "reaching across the aisle" and working with Republicans€¦much less conservatives. read more »
Will Virginia become the Florida of 2008?
If you have been paying any attention to the polls you know this election is going to come down to what happens in a handful of battleground states and this time the "red state" of Virginia is one of them.
Now comes word that the local registrar in Fairfax County, Virginia has decided he will not count many federal absentee ballots the kind used by our military personnel! read more »
...come back, four years!
More evidence of how you'll get treated if you cross "The One"...(from the Politico)
Obama spokesman Bill Burton confirms Drudge's report that two right-leaning papers, the Washington Times and the New York Post, have lost their seats on the Obama plane, along with the Dallas Morning News.
...look quick, before it disappears
I know it had to hurt ABC to do it, but the've actually reported on a DEMOCRAT sex scandal...which also seems to involve an effort at a COVERUP by Democrat leadership.