The Postmortem edition, which is generally sunny. I’m even way more optimistic about California than my fellow conservatives. Though the Executive House has remained entrenched with leftist retreads like Brown, Newsom and Boxer, The State House has gone surprisingly conservative/right. A look at Politico‘s very detailed Election results map, shows California voting district by district. We know it will take a major act for Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and the Norther Coastal parts to turn red–but the rest of the California landscape? bloody man, Bloody. So will that get us further entrenchment with nothing getting done, or will it precipitate change? Whether we lose more businesses and jobs and how quickly we slip into insolvency will be the deciding factors.
And CBS News points to the Ominous Signs For Obama in 2012. Major theme: It’s the economy–pay attention to the economy. No president has ever won re-election with unemployment above seven percent. Hopefully our President is reading this and will refocus in the right direction. Hopefully….
Of course, the national results had me doing a happy dance! Already 247 Republican House seats confirmed and 11 or 12 yet to be decided. And a conservative turnover in Blue entrenchments like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and God love us–Illinois? For once, the dead didn’t vote!
Evan Bayh, retiring Democrat Senator from Indiana gives some advice to his party on how to recoup and regain in 2012. Where Do Democrats Go Next? Best pull quote:
“It is clear that Democrats over-interpreted our mandate. Talk of a “political realignment” and a “new progressive era” proved wishful thinking. Exit polls in 2008 showed that 22 percent of voters identified themselves as liberals, 32 percent as conservatives and 44 percent as moderates. An electorate that is 76 percent moderate to conservative was not crying out for a move to the left.”
Prescient me predicted liberal overreach after Obama was elected, and I was not disappointed. Now the Dems are, and I don’t quite understand why. What’s that proverb? Pride comes before a fall, and Pride and Arrogance has been their waistcoat since January 20, 2009. When will they get it?
Exit question–will they listen to Bayh’s assessment, or continue to try to shove their progressive agenda down America’s throat? Only time will tell….
What is most clear to me is that the people have spoken again; now let’s hope that both sides interpret this correctly. No mandate here–just listen to what we’re saying, okay? Because we do desire to see our country succeed, and now, we organize and WE VOTE. And by the way, stop calling us fearful and stupid–gets you nowhere fast.
I like my nation for the people, by the people, and every election cycle reinforces why the Founders wanted it that way. Thomas Jefferson said it well: “I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.”