While everyone is driving themselves mad trying to figure out what went wrong for conservatives on Tuesday night and coming up with one ridiculous theory after another, most people are missing a very vital detail. Although Mitt Romney came up about 3 million votes short (according to estimates of voter numbers) Mr. Obama lost 10 million voters that he had in his first election. Think about that, does that constitute any kind of mandate? Hell no, Harry Reid, it doesn’t. And what’s more it says that he lost constituents across the board. To have lost that many voters means to me that he will not be given the same blank check he got in his first term. In fact, all he got was more time to ‘fix things’ in the words of his supporters. He just didn’t have enough time to fix all the things that were wrong when he came into office the first time. That is all the voters are giving Mr. Obama – time to fix it. Not a longer leash to drag us further into the toilet and under the rule of the United Nations.
So while we’re all running around blaming ourselves for not being ethno-centric enough, or female friendly enough, or appealing to the iPhone generation enough and blathering on about multi-culturalism and diversity, we are missing the fact that the electorate ain’t to dang happy with Obama either.
It’s not our demographics, (too many old white men? Seriously, did you just say that?) or our views that are alienating people, it is us going soft on our own principles of Economic Freedom and Personal Liberties, and Equal Opportunity for all Americans. This ridiculous idea that surfaces every time we lose an election that says we have to become more like liberals if we want the party to survive is annoying as hell and I want you guys to all stop that. Because it just isn’t true.
And while we’re on the topic of squishy…this guy has to go. That Obama was reelected in no way establishes as a fact that the American people want Obamacare. As this poll shows among many other interesting things.
For my money this guy should be Speaker of the House and the fact that Boehner is so dismissive tells me he might be a little worried that that very thing might happen. Paul Ryan would certainly have my support if he decided to challenge the current speaker for the position.
Now we know all you guys up there on Capital Hill think that now the election is over you’re all just going to go back to slinging mud, go along to get along and profess to mandates that don’t exist and we, the little people, are just going to throw up our hands and let you – but you should think again. None of you has earned a mandate or bragging rights in this election and we all know that – so do you. Realize that you have awakened the sleeping giant that is the American people and you’ll be hearing from us on a pretty regular basis from here on out.