blogpost by libbyshaw
This morning, when I unfolded the front page of the Houston Chronicle the headline
GOP begins to show signs of resurgence
hit me in the face.
Really? A Republican resurgence?
I guess the fact that much of his N.J. constituency viewed Corzine as arrogant, corrupt and the dude who saddled his constituents with high property taxes while at the same time has strong ties to the thieves of all thieves, Goldman Sachs, had nothing to do with his loss.
And let’s ignore the fact that Wall. St. and the financial sector is among the largest employer in the NYC and northern NJ area. Many mid to lower level employees in the financial sector received pink slips when Wall St. crashed. I guess these folks are not in the least bit angry at those who are or were part of the Wall St. establishment.
Earth to GOP obstructionists: incumbents even remotely tied to the Wall St. melt down and the thieving banks are going to get the boot unless Congress does something to regulate and demand transparency from the financial industry.
The once popular New York’s former Democrat and now Republican billionaire mayor Bloomberg had to spend millions upon millions of his own money, outspending his opponents 10 to 1 to barely squeak by a win.
And a lackluster candidate in purple Virginia who ran a lackluster campaign in which he fled from a progressive agenda in a state that traditionally votes for a Governor who is not in the same Party as the President, is a sign of a GOP insurgence?
Voters don’t vote if candidates fail to excite them. And no matter the party, voters will vote against corrupted and/or lying incumbents. Nor will they vote for a candidate who calls him or herself a progressive or conservative but whose words and deeds show they are anything but. Some Republicans may be able to fool the teabagging crowd and old white Independents with double talk and spin, but this crowd is a mere tiny minority. Just wait until Independents in Va. realize the newly elected governor, who pretended to be a centrist, is really a hard core conservative. Welcome to teabagger land, Indies. Maybe next time you won’t be fooled by self-serving liars.
John Cornyn, of course, is gloating all over the place about two the Democratic gubernatorial losses.
These Republican victories clearly demonstrate a strong wave for our candidates in the 2010 midterm elections,” said Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
And predictably, good ol’ Taliban Pete Sessions is also salivating over the Democratic gubernatorial losses. Check out Matt Glazer’s piece over at The Burnt Orange Report.
What John Cornyn and Taliban Pete Sessions fail to admit is the fact that the U.S. House now has two more Democrats. Their Republican colleagues in New York and California had their butts kicked.
John Cornyn and Taliban Pete Sessions are also ignoring the fact that despite all of the money pumped in from outside and all of Sarah Palin’s and Dick Armey’s teabagging efforts, a Democrat in upstate New York took a seat that has been held for over 138 years, since the Civil War, by a Republican.
A progressive Democrat in a traditionally swing and Republican district in California won. And the state of Washington had one progressive victory after another last night.
I wouldn’t gloat too much, Senators. Your job in Washington just got a lot harder. Meanwhile, back here at home, in case you boys forgot that Houston is the largest city in Texas, three progressive Democrats and one Republican ran for mayor. The Republican dude and the old white guy with boatloads of bucks lost. The run-off race is between a gay woman and an African American male. In case you didn’t notice, Texas is growing far more tolerant and diverse. Demographics matter.
After yesterday’s election, all incumbents in all districts should be quaking in their boots. We voters are tired of do nothing and corrupted politicians. The majority of us showed up in 2008 and we demanded transformational change. And yet all we get from Congress are no, never obstructionist Republicans and feet dragging Blue Dogs who seemed to have forgotten what Party they belong to.
Give us what we want or pay dearly in 2010 and 2012. These forthcoming elections will be no cake walks for incumbents.
Earth to the Houston Chronicle: if you do not want to offend progressives like me and unleash a lot of wrath and canceled subscriptions, edit out your reporter’s biased gloating headline.
Finally, earth to all Republicans and GOP enablers in the press and mainstream media, the Republican Party is embroiled in a civil war and it is going to get very bloody.
A conservative’s interpretation of upstate New York’s outcome.
The story of NY-23 is “the Right starts dismantling the Republican establishment.” This is about how the Republican Party is defined and who defines it.
Right now, the movement wants the Republican Party to be defined by opposition to big government. Gradually, as new leaders arise, we will demand that the Republican Party be defined by its own solutions, as well, but rebuilding is an incremental process. We can hammer out the policy agenda and the boundaries of the coalition later.
For now, our job is to disrupt the establishment GOP. If we beat Democrats while we’re at it, great. But the first priority is to fix the Drunk Party – the Living Dead establishment Republicans. They’re history. They just don’t know it yet.
NY-23 was the first shot in that war. It was a direct hit. Next year, we start storming the castle.
I guess the Republican purity purging is due to the fact that Sarah Palin is still ticked off that John McCain’s campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, refused to let Ms. Narcissist give a concession speech after Republicans had their butts kicked royally in 2008.
Indeed, Steve Schmidt distrusted Palin to the point that he was convinced she would figure out how to deliver a speech despite the fact the Vice Presidential candidates rarely if ever give concession speeches.
Schmidt apparently turned off the lights while poor Sarah stood on the stage, unable to spew her self-serving nonsense.
When Presidential candidate John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 he unleashed the devils of all devil genies from a bottle buried deep in a Republican made hell.