Thursday, November 09, 2006
The Election - A Vote Against Republicans
Well, I've surfaced after all the election flurry and aftermath analysis, and all I can say is two things:
-This election was not a vote for the Democrats. It was a vote against the Republicans, and the war.
Let me point out as Sean Hannity brought out yesterday:
FDR lost 71 in the House, 6 in the Senate
Eisenhower lost 47 in the House, 13 in the Senate
Johnson lost 47 in the House, 3 in the Senate
Nixon lost 43 in the House, 3 in the Senate
All in their 6th year as President in war time.
-This election was not about rejecting the 'far right religious' wing of the Republican Party, that's always blamed for election losses. Not even an issue on the radar screen. As a matter of fact we saw more Democrats talk about their faith than Republicans this time around. It was about rejecting Republicans who failed to secure the borders, a huge issue with the majority of Americans, for out of control spending. Even Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center said the Democrats used to be called the 'tax and spend' party, but now the Democrats are the 'tax' party and the Republicans are the 'spend' party. And it was about voters believing the anti-war rhetoric of the liberal politicians and media.
So now...with Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House and Harry Reid in charge of the Senate both talking about working together in a bi-partisan way...we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
So much is being written and said about the results I'll leave it here. But in the days and weeks and months to come there will be plenty to talk about...especially how much the two parties will really work together on the war, on immigration et al.
THE BRIGHT SPOT: While very little went the conservative way here in California, especially Prop 85 and 90, gay marriage bans and eminent domain props passed all over the country.
Now, will the Republicans wake up to realize who their base really is? I'm hoping so.
Will the sleeping giant of traditional, pro-family Americans wake up and be ready for the battle of 2008 for the White House? I'm going on record as saying that I believe it will be one of the biggest battles of our time.
We gave our post-election analysis on Wednesday's show, as well as discussed the death sentance of Saddam Hussein.
Hear the show (See 11/8/06)