Well, the election results are in, and things suck just as badly as one could have imagined.
The Democrat's order of operations is going to be gun control, tax hikes, raise the minimum wage, immigration, and pull out of Iraq. Told you. Thanks to Kim du Toit for the links.
In other words, everything that I am against. If I wasn't depressed already, this would have done it.
Conservatism took a beating, and our rights as free citizens are about to take another beating.
Who's to blame? Well, I won't indulge in name-calling, bashing, etc. The first reaction is to blame those who were disgruntled enough to vote either democrat or other, allowing nationwide the communists to slip into power. Too easy, and on the whole, not a fair statement. While I think it was cutting one's nose off to spite their face by protest voting, it was a statement. Now they have to deal with the consequences of their vote. As do the rest of us. But ultimately, it wasn't their fault. They voted their conscience, and really can't be blamed for that.
The real blame needs to fall squarely on the shoulders of whose fault it really is: the Republican party. Kim du Toit succintly points this out. The Republicans swept into office on a conservative platform that promised security, conservative judges on the bench, a tough war on terror, and a secure border. They blew it. Not conservative enough. They didn't do what they had promised to do, and didn't really try as hard as what they should have.
So they deserve to lose, in all honesty. The democrats, however, don't deserve to win.
Here's what I want to see: not one ounce of cooperation from the Republicans. Don't go along to get along. They'll get run out of office even worse the next time around. Don't compromise on minimum wage, tax hikes, gun control, anything. If you run as a conservative, then by God stand up as a conservative.
Evil has to be confronted. It might take 20 years to get another party organized, but that may well be what happens.
In short: the Republicans blew it. It remains to be seen as to how they deal with the loss. Did they learn anything?
Time will tell. Let's hope we can stand united as conservatives to stop them on at least the gun control issue.