HDR 105(2): Apres Moi, Le Deluge!
ALOHA, ALL! Did you see it? That glimmer of humility in 0bama’s eyes as he gave his “concession” speech Wednesday? Me neither – mostly because he never made eye contact with anyone. No matter how much he tried to look and sound like he’s willing to work with the new majority in Congress, it didn’t work. Think about this: 0bama has NEVER lost anything in his (charmed) life. He has been chosen, pampered, cajoled and put on a pedestal his entire political career. He has never lost an election – EVER. And he lost big-time Tuesday. The man does not have a conciliatory bone in his body and that won’t change now. So look for a more defiant 0bama…one who will blame the GOP (aka “enemies”) even more than ever. While we can celebrate the big gains the American people made in this election, we can’t rest on our laurels. We fired Pelosi, now we need to fire 0bama in 2012, and we need to start working on that goal TODAY.
(Note: “Apres moi, le deluge” is attributed to King Louis XV of France. Translation: “After me, the downfall.” Check this out from Wikipedia: “His ill-advised financial policies damaged the power of France, weakened the treasury, discredited the monarchy, and arguably led to the French Revolution which broke out 15 years after his death.” In 0bama’s case, I think “Pendant moi, le deluge” may be more appropriate. Translation: “During me, the downfall.”)
Election Post-Mortems You’ve all seen the stats so I’m not going to re-hash the events. But I’ve included below my two favorite analyses of the election. This was HUGE people! Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
From Erick Erickson at Red State: This is an unusual Morning Briefing because you need to understand what happened while you’ve been sleeping. Republican gains are massive. And when I say Republican gains are massive, I mean tsunami. No, the GOP did not take the Senate and some races are still outstanding, but the Senate GOP has moved to the right. More so, the Republicans picking up, in the worst case, seven seats is historically strong. But consider that as you wake up this morning the Republican Party has picked up more seats in the House of Representatives than at any time since 1948 – that is more than sixty seats. Ike Skelton, Class of 1976, is gone. Many, many other Democrats are gone. That, in and of itself, is significant. But that’s not the half of it. The real story is the underreported story of the night – the Republican pick ups at the state level.
There will be 18 states subject to reapportionment. The Republicans will control a majority of those – at least ten and maybe a dozen or more. More significantly, a minimum of seventeen state legislative houses have flipped to the Republican Party.
The North Carolina Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1870. Yes, that is Eighteen Seventy.
The Alabama Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1876.
For those saying this is nothing because it is the South, consider these:
The entire Wisconsin and New Hampshire legislatures have flipped to the GOP by wide margins.
The State Houses in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Montana, and Colorado flipped to the GOP.
The Maine and Minnesota Senates flipped to the GOP.
The Texas and Tennessee Houses went from virtually tied to massive Republican gains. The gains in Texas were so big that the Republicans no longer need the Democrats to get state constitutional amendments out of the state legislature.
These gains go all the way down to the municipal level across the nation. That did not happen even in 1994.
This was a tsunami.
From Investors Business Daily: This is my favorite analysis because it bodes well for the future of conservatism!
Diversity: Women, Hispanics and two African-American congressmen-elect rode the GOP wave to victory. Sorry, Mr. President, these Republicans will not ride in the back of the bus. They intend to drive it.
During the campaign, Col. Allen West speculated on the possibility of joining the Congressional Black Caucus. “I think I have every right to. I would be in Congress, and I would be black and so I should be able to sit with them and, again, bring a different perspective,” he said in an interview with the Daily Caller.
Congressman-elect West will get that chance now that the Sarah Palin-backed Afghan War veteran has emerged victorious in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, ousting two-term Democratic incumbent Ron Klein.
“Now, I really presume that the CBC will just change their name to preclude me from joining it,” he said. “But that’s OK; I’ll start my own caucus.”
The Congressional Black Caucus is a living stereotype perpetuating the myth that being black and being Democrat are synonymous and that the GOP is the party of angry white males.
The Republican Party has shown that it can broaden its base and that blacks and other minorities have options. They’ve been taken for granted by the Democrats, but that will change. (Read more: A Party of Great Opportunities)
This Weeks’ Quick Links:
0bama To See India On $200 Million A Day (Yes, you read that right. He’s going to India and taking 3000 people with him. He’s renting out the entire Taj Mahal hotel. This guy has no clue.)
Fed To Buy $600 Billion in US Debt (We’re headed into the danger zone, folks. Maybe Barry should skip his trip to India? RIIIIIIGHT!)
ACORN Filing For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (But don’t think for a minute they are going away. Like a fungal growth, they are difficult to eradicate!)
UTEP Students Fall Victim In Juarez Shooting (The bloodbath on the border continues. Meanwhile, 0bama plans his magic carpet ride to India.)
Under Pelosi and Slaughter, 54 House Freshman Have Never Had Unrestricted Debate on a Bill (Buh-Bye, Nancy Nitwit! Hope you enjoy flying with the great unwashed. LOVE this video my friend Scott sent me: The Wicked Witch of the Left is Dead)
Final Thought: “The Constitution cannot protect us and our freedoms as a self-governing people unless we protect the Constitution. That means zero tolerance at election time for people who circumvent the letter and the spirit of the Constitution. Freedom is too precious to give it up in exchange for brassy words from arrogant elites.” –economist Thomas Sowell
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!