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Thursday, November 09, 2006
I will not criticize President Bush. He's not perfect, yet too many expected him to be. I've written before that I was a hard sell when it came to Bush. Back in late 1999/early 2000, I felt like the Repubs were forcing Bush down our throats as our candidate. Then Limbaugh began talking about him -- He's comfortable in his own skin -- so I began paying closer attention. By the summer of 2000, Bush had won me over. I admired his faith and love of family, and his candor was a refreshing change. He does what he says and he means what he says. And after 8 miserable years of the Clintons, who openly loathe the military, I was relieved that Bush openly loves and admires our troops. He has not shied away from seemingly insurmountable problems because they might hurt him politically, like Clinton did. To quote Lucianne, "My loathing for (Clinton) requires medication." Even before he was sworn into office in 2001, Bush faced greater problems than Clinton ever did, and Bush faced them like a man.
I find all this teeth-gnashing unseemly. We lost. Get over it. After all, we're not Democrats! So let's wind up this pity party in a real hurry and get on with business. We've got an election to win in '08.
Interblogatory tears ...
a This has gotta be said. The GOP betrayed its base: Republicans lost because of scandals and incompetence, not conservative ideology.
a Don Surber’s wit helps at times like these. Voters return the crooks to power: In punishing Republicans for profligate spending, voters kicked out the amateur crooks and replaced them with the pros.
a Okay now, let’s put on a happy face. A Typical Midterm: Actually we have just endured a typical midterm election, when a president halfway through his second term suffers losses on Capitol Hill.
The Democrats' victories do not signal a liberal recrudescence in the Republic. Many of the incoming Democrats ran as conservatives. That is because the conservative drift of the country continues. As many as two dozen of the newly elected Democrats ran affirming traditional social values, low taxes, or other conservative desiderata. In the long term things continue to look bleak for the Old Order.
a Mr. Minority says to relax, that We Will Weather the Storm: As I was watching the elections on Fox, I did notice that a large portion of the gains by the Donks in the House were by conservative Democrats, and they may not go for the radical agenda that Pelosi and her comrades have planned.
h/t Doug Powers
a Some things never change ;~) Bill Maher is still a creepy idiot.
Now let's roll!