Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

From the Claremont Institute, an excellent overview and dissection if the midterm elections, titled The Great Repudiation.

Do yourself a favor and make time to read this compelling commentary.  There is much to be learned from the most profound defeat following a new president’s election since 1922. Losing 64 seats in the House of Representatives and 6 in the Senate was an historic lesson, which has left Democrats reeling.

Just two years ago, in 2008, Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson crowed, “The future in American politics belongs to Barack Obama’s Democrats.”

The Democrats, unable to take responsibility for the massive and unrestrained government that was soundly rejected by American citizens, instead blamed their epic losses on a GOP campaign of misinformation coupled with the administration’s communications failure, since President Obama was working so hard to address the nation’s problems that he neglected to devote sufficient time and attention to explaining his policies to the public.

In the convoluted language of Demospeak, the election outcome was merely the result of a misunderstanding.

In truth, we understood all too well.

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3 Responses to Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

  1. LD 7 PC says:

    We’ve made great strides and now have a chance to rectify the damage of 2008. What we have to do is coalesce behind one strong Republican candidate — and I don’t think that is Sarah Palin. We can’t risk another colossal ego such as evidenced by John McCain, sending this nation into oblivion, and reelecting Obama. McCain campaigned harder against Hayworth than he ever did against Obama …. something I will never understand.

    • Seen It All says:

      What’s not to understand? McCain is a liberal, always has been. He had to be talked out of running as a Democrat during his first East Valley Congressional race when he followed the retiring John Rhodes into the US House. Key members of the then powerful Phoenix 40 were the ones who made him realize that he couldn’t be elected as a Democrat in that district. This is well known Arizona history and explains the man McCain is today.

  2. Doc says:

    WOW! What a GREAT Article! Thanks Seeing Red! So, if our electorate will just act appropriately. This whole “moderation” thing that the socio-dems are touting…after th’ head muslim’s comments like, “We won…” & his comment about Republicans/Conservatives ‘riding in the back of the bus’ & being quiet…HOPEFULLY those comments will ring loud-n-clear, & the head muslim’s agenda, as well as that of their @$$0c!@+&$, will be washed away like sand castles by the tide.

    Surely McKyl & Co. will wake up? Although apparently not as ?senator? Kyl’s already back on th’ pork bandwagon…slippin in some porkulous in a bill just last week. Oh well, Sir. By th’ way…your constituents ARE keeping score.