Remember where you heard it first. Last March, the Democrats in Congress decided to emulate the U.K.’s Labour Party of the mid-1980s, led by the late, unlamented Michael Foot, and pass such wildly radical and unpopular legislation that it virtually guaranteed their defeat in the next election. Yesterday, the chickens came home to roost for the radical leftists, as they lost control of the House and suffered big losses in the Senate as well.
Here in Pennsylvania, we did even better than the country as a whole, as Tom Corbett won the governor’s race and Pat Toomey beat the delusional Joe Sestak for Arlen (the Traitor RINO) Specter’s soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat. Republicans took 12 of the state’s 19 congressional races as well, and took a commanding 110 – 90 lead in the State Legislature and a 30 -20 lead in the State Senate, margins not seen since the 1950s. All in all, it was a good day for Pennsylvania conservatives.
Unfortunately, the Democrats did retain control of the Senate with 51 Senators (and two independents caucusing with them), not to mention the White House. That means we conservatives still have work to do, and there can be no relaxing between now and 2012. Fortunately, we have a strong ally in Barack 0bama. Today in a post-election press conference, 0bama took “responsibility” for his party’s electoral disaster- for not communicating his great accomplishments to the voters!
Then, he went on to say that to continue his administration’s impressive record of achievements, he’d be willing to “compromise” with Republicans to pass legislation to “move the country forward.” Well, we’ve seen what the Democrats’ idea of compromise and bipartisanship looks like, haven’t we? Thanks, Mr. President, but no thanks.
It’s always a mistake to compromise one’s principles cutting deals with people who are wrong for the sake of expediency, but these people have made it easy to not want to work with them. Instead, let’s work to retain control of the House, seize control of the Senate, and put a real American into the White House in 2013. The battle begins now, and it will continue for the next two years. Last night, we only won the first round.