I got upset in the Primaries. People may be tempted to compare Mitt Romney to Bob Dole, no the Bob Dole repeat was John McCain, last night Mitt Romney showed us what it would look like if the Republicans fielded John Forbes Kerry.
We had a winnable race, and we picked a poor candidate. Now I HOPE that the GOP get this message. The Left runs firebrands and wins elections, locally the GOP runs firebrands and wins elections. WE ARE NOT A NATION OF MODERATES! We’re a nation of political extremists…and a nation of people who don’t give two shits about politics and can’t name their Senators, or know the difference between the house and the Senate.
The “Undecided” Voters are the people who haven’t looked at civics since the teacher stopped handing out quizzes.
For those of you concerned about your guns, take a quick look at the Pro-Choice people. They’ve been saying for YEARS if we elect a Republican they’ll ban abortion. Hell George W. Bush was about as Bible-Thumpy as they come, he was pro-life, and for his first term he had support of the House and Senate. You see him attempting to ban Abortion? Now guns are in a LITTLE more jeopardy, but that’s just a semantic statement. The gun shops will be loaded, the hunting season will be filled with black rifles, and the person standing next to you on the sidewalk, or sitting at the next table over in the Restaurant, they’re carrying a gun.
I’m glad I’m not making predictions of pending Romney doom, but just Remember we got the Patriot Act and the first bailout from George W. Bush, and I will say that Bush was far better a President than Romney would ever be. I’ll just leave it at this, the Heller 5 will NOT be retiring in the next 4 years, and I think we have a good chance of all of them living another 4 years.
Now for those of you concerned about the 2nd Term showing the “REAL Obama”, I’ll point out this is the man who had a Super Majority in the Legislature…and he went on vacation. That’s the REAL Obama.
What we WILL get is some more expanding of government athority…but we’d have gotten that with Romney. We’ll probably see another bailout-type thing going up the pike…but we’d have gotten that with Romney. We’ll probably put troops into Libya…but we’d have gotten that with Romney.
What we DO have is a Villain. We have somebody to run against, and we have a rock solid formula on how NOT to win. I think we have some other good strategies, and I hope we use them.
Now I’m not saying Mitt Romney losing is all sunshine…it isn’t. What I’m saying is we had a shitty choice, and who won was gridlock, and I think that MAY be the best. Remember Republicans are at their most Conservative when they aren’t in charge. And Jay says it best:
Look on the bright side, at least. Mitt Romney is now officially finished in politics…
Now I’m more bummed about the local elections. Mass went straight Blue. Scott Brown lost. Uncle Says it best:
Remember how you rode the Tea Party coattails to victory. Then, after you won, you went all progressive, big government. How’d that work out for you? You got beat by a moron who thinks cheek bones means she’s an indian and practiced law without a license.
Scott Brown is a turn-coat piece of shit who couldn’t break all his campaign promises fast enough. Still he was a nice guy, and Warren is a disgusting reprobate. Bah, I’d be fine with a Democrat in the seat over a Democrat pretending to be a Republican, but REALLY?
What really breaks my heart is Richard Tisei loosing by just a handful of votes to John “My Wife Launders Money” Tierney. There was a “Libertarian” candidate (Tisei was enforced by Reason Magazine…this was a Bob Barr “Libertarian”), I suspect the big split was because Tisei is gay. Haters gonna hate.
Also we now have yet ANOTHER Kennedy in Massachusetts Politics…that SUCKS!
We also got a Medical Marijuana referendum passed. I don’t like Medical Marijuana simply because its dishonest, these laws are about RECREATIONAL Marijuana, but they need to lie. Oh well, camel’s and their noses.
Over in Maine Olympia “RINO” Snowe got replaced by Angus “Independent” King. King was the first politician I was ever disappointed in (just a statement of my start of following politics, not anything on dumb-Gus’s political ineptitude) He’s essentially a Democrat (as was Snowe) but since he doesn’t have a “D” next to his name, nobody really wants to play with him. I’ll call that a push.
Maine also re-instated Gay Marriage, as did Washington, and Maryland. Minnesota is neck-and-neck. That’s kinda big news, given that 10 years ago even leftie “Progressive” states wouldn’t vote for gays on a dare (Hell California LOST Gay Marriage when the Obama voters turned out in droves in 2008!) So there’s that. The popular vote is starting to side with gays, rather than just courts and legislators.
So yeah, we have a LOT of work to do, but I would have said that ANYWAY no matter WHO won last night, my BIG concern was a Romney Complacency, backed with a goal-oriented big-government RINO.
This ain’t the end of the world…with a little luck it WILL be the beginning.
An amusing game to play for us gunnies, is watch all the Anti-Freedom goons calling the NRA a “Paper Tiger” because gun-banning Romney lost, and save them for when they whine about not getting any new bills passed, and bad gun laws being repealed.
I’ll close with a quote from Miguel:
The decapitation of the RNC is a must. Two major presidential failures are inexcusable. We begin to hunt RINOs as of now.