Learn From the Enemy
I remain convinced that we conservatives need to follow Bill Buckley’s advice and always vigorously support the most conservative ELECTABLE candidate.
I leave my reaction to the reader’s imagination when we got the final (probably fraudulent) results of the November 4, 2008 Minnesota Senate Election Results:
Al Franken, Democrat, 1,212,629 (41.99%)
Norm Coleman, Republican, 1,212,317 (41.98%)
Dean Barkley, Independence, 437,505 (15.15%)
The November 3, 1992 Presidential Election Results made me pull my hair out:
Bill Clinton, Democrat, 44,909,806 (43.0%)
George H.W. Bush, Republican, 39,104,550 (37.5%)
Ross Perot, Independent, 19,743,821 (18.9%)
And then there were the November 6, 2012 Presidential Election Results:
Barack Obama, Democrat, 65,899,660 (51.1%)
Mitt Romney, Republican, 60,932,152 (47.2%) (3.9% loss)
Some farmer math:
2008 turnout 61.6% - 2012 turnout 58.2% = 3.4% difference
3.4% + 58.2% = 61.6% (tie?) (higher turnout = win??)
It may run against the grain of a lot of people to vote for the least of evils, but look at what throwing the election to the worst of evils has got us! Look at all the damage the clowns currently controlling the executive branch have done. Consider the left wing hacks Clinton and Obama have appointed to the judiciary. Is there anyone who thinks that the military has been improved by having had Slick Willie and Comrade Hussein as Commander in Chief? How much has the conservative agenda been advanced by handing the country over to the left rather than the moderates? The conservatives have leverage with the moderates. They have none with the left, particularly the far left.
The belief that the country will experience a conservative epiphany after suffering under leftist rule is beyond ridiculous.
No one doubts that the Democrats bicker among themselves, but they demonstrated that they have the party discipline to unite behind their candidates and WIN. The Republicans need to learn from the enemy and do likewise.