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 »
'Joe the Vet' and His Most Popular Election Video on Youtube May Be Difference Maker
Never let it be said that grassroots, on the ground political activism cannot make a difference!
Joe Cook, who is now getting tagged with the moniker of "Joe the Vet", created this short and simple video as a means to let Barack Obama know exactly how he feels about the statements the Illinois Senator has been making throughout this election campaign about what our fine young men and woman are doing in Iraq. 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.
Looky, looky... The latest NBC News poll from PA shows some tightening going on. They've got it at 47% Obama, 43% McCain...with 9% undecided. That's a margin of error race.
I think it shows a fews things: read more »
Check out the latest hard-hitting ad from John McCain
John McCain uses Vice-Presidential nominee Joe Biden's very own words to go after an Obama presidency in his latest TV spot.
As reported on CNN.com, the ad invokes Biden's statements last week where he said that the United States would be tested very early in a potential Obama presidency "like they did John Kennedy". read more »
McCain's latest ad, entitled "Fight" is out and looks very effective. I think he plays to his strength when he's directly addressing voters...or, in this case, the camera.
Let Freedom Ring tells it like it is, regarding Obama and the financial crisis
Let Freedom Ring has released a new political spot telling the public about those responsible for the financial crisis.
This is exactly the kind of forthright language and simple explanation about the mess that needs to be related to the voting public. Why is John McCain, himself, not voicing this truth, I have to ask?
...time to focus
Today's Rasmussesn poll shows something interesting. First, the horse-race number has Obama at 50% and McCain at 45%. But that's not what's interesting. Read this:
Among voters who consider economic issues to be the most important voting issue, Obama leads 65% to 31%. Among all other voters, McCain leads 60% to 36%...