Why I, as a Republican, Am Excited About Tuesday’s Elections

A friend asked me last night why I, a “losing” Republican, was so happy. Here’s what I told him:

-No longer will race be such an issue in a Presidency. (The proverbial leap has been taken)
-Republicans gained several key seats in Congress, thus providing for 2 years full of filibusters
-All the traditional marriage propositions across the nation passed
-Most all my local Republican officials were re-elected
-Republicans everywhere are still united and are more determined and focused than ever before

There is a growing unrest in the Republican party. The kind of unrest that excites people to action. I believe this was just the election we needed to clean out the Republicans from Washington and grant us a fresh start per se.

Now we need to come back with clearer definitions on the issues and stronger positions. And we need to come back as the Republicans we were in this election—Republicans who aren’t afraid to fight. We need to stop defending ourselves and start attacking….attacking the liberals’ faulty plans, showing their unstable record, and proving we are the ones for the job.

America has her President of change. Now it’s time for the Republicans’ change to sweep America.

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3 Responses

  1. Your sentiments are right on. I’m not too happy with America’s choice for President, but this is not the time for Republicans to run away with their tails between their legs. I was particularly fond of this: “There is a growing unrest in the Republican party. The kind of unrest that excites people to action. I believe this was just the election we needed to clean out the Republicans from Washington and grant us a fresh start per se.” You’re right! I’m restless. I want that fresh start without the part bigwigs. I want that fresh start where the grassroots Republicans are ready to refresh our party from the ground up.

    That’s why I liked Huckabee so much. His grassroots organization would have given Obama’s campaign a run for their money. Alas, we can’t dwell on the coulda-been…let’s fight!

  2. Lauren, that’s precisely the attitude we should have. Despite the democrats’ Newspeak (check out what Obama means by ‘fiscal responsibility’, for instance), the margin of victory in the popular vote was around 7 million, or one medium-sized state.

  3. As a former independent, I consider myself a right leaning moderate, but this election has pushed me further right than I had ever believed possible.

    Thing is, our nation seems to have reached a point where the liberals are teaching our children, and unless we find a way to take back our schools or force a fairness doctrine for the education system.

    The next thing we must fear is passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) as that will significantly strengthen the Union presence in the US. With regulation as strong in the labor market as it has ever been, Unions do not need that kind of power.

    Thank you for having a place where Republicans and conservatives can discuss the topics that could define us in the next election cycle. In 2010, Republicans must take back the house and Senate to put some bumps in the road for Obama’s policies. We cannot allow liberalism to run unchecked because communism has a way of smelling liberal victories and jumping in for some of the action!

    Have an amazing day!

    Micheal Savoie
    http://twitter.com/michealsavoie

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