Rainy Days Are Here Again!



Got home tonight to see that the Democrats have run the board. Bad bad news.

51-49 Dems in the Senate

233-202 Dems in the House

Goodbye tax cuts, goodbye war on terror, welcome Al-Qaeda. Welcome Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid.

Goodbye to any conservative justice being placed on the bench. The one seat majority in the Senate will ensure they never see the light of day out of committee.

Say hello at the many upcoming attempts to repeal the Patriot Act.

Rainy days are here again.

Oh well, more reason to keep on fighting.

On the bright side, we have a cloture proof Senate and control of the White House. We have a good shot of taking back the House in 2008.

Just remember this happened in Reagans 6th year mid-term where we went from a 53-47 Rep Senate to a 45-55 Dem Senate. It’s happened before and we survived.

What I am worried about is that we will be forced out of Iraq, leaving 27 million Iraqi’s to fend for themselves like we did in Vietnam. We cannot let that happen.

We must ensure this:

Does not happen.

UPDATE 0800hrs PST

So it comes down to Montana and Virginia. In Montana Sen. Burns is trailing by 1,729 votes at the time of this writing and has no plans to concede:

An aide to Sen. Conrad Burns (R) tells the Hotline this morning that Burns has no plans to concede the MT Senate race anytime soon. The aide said that 21K absentee ballots have yet to be counted and other counties still haven’t finished canvassing their regular returns. Democratic officials are confident that Jon Tester (D) will win.

In Virginia Allen is trailing by 8,000 votes out of 2+ million and will obiously be asking for a recount:

In Virginia, Democrat Jim Webb, a former Navy secretary under Ronald Reagan, claimed victory Wednesday on the basis of a tiny lead of fewer than 8,000 votes out of more than 2.3 million cast. But with margins tight enough for a possible recount and so much on the line, opponent Sen. George Allen was not conceding.

Virginia electoral officials were canvassing the unofficial results Wednesday, and both parties had teams ready to monitor and intervene in the event of a recount, anticipating the process could stretch into next month.

And then there is reasons for this result:

A succession of tainted Republicans lost seats as their leaders lost power, a stinging referendum on the ways of Washington. A large majority of voters surveyed across the country said their disgust with corruption influenced their choice.

Which can obviously be tied to the MSM machine since we all know the Democrats have had just as many corruption charges thrown at them. I mean look at Mr. Freeze for god’s sake.

Be that it may we need to close ranks and police our own much more diligently. We need to make sure that our principals are not lost and get back to basics. I mean some of our base obviously did what they said they would do, and that is teach the Republicans a lesson by either not voting or voting for a Libertarian. Now they will get what they hoped for I suppose. No new conservative justice, tax-cuts disappearing, no immigration reform of ANY KIND…..

And now Mr. Cut and Run is fighing for the Majority Leader spot:

Two senior House Democrats will square off for the right to serve as majority leader in the 110th Congress, CNN has learned.

A senior source close to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, said the Maryland Democrat will run for the majority leader position and a top aide to Rep. John Murtha said the Pennsylvania Democrat, too, would run for the post.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, is likely to be elected the first woman to serve as House speaker.

Yup, the cowards have come home to roost.

But lets all get out our no. 2’s and write this sentence down. This is a quote from Nancy Pelosi this morning:

“Democrats intend to lead the most honest, the most open and the most ethical Congress in history.”

I have a feeling this little quote will be seeing the light of day often, after each and every corruption charge comes to light, and there will be many, I will personnally pull this one out of the hat.

Hugh Hewitt blames much of this on McCain and the Gang of 14, as do I:

The public cares little for the “traditions” of the Senate or the way the appropriations process used to work. It demands results. Handed a large majority, the GOP frittered it away. The chief fritterer was Senator McCain and his Gang of 14 and Kennedy-McCain immigration bill, supplemented by a last minute throw down that prevented the NSA bill from progressing or the key judicial nominations from receiving a vote. His accomplice in that master stroke was Senator Graham. Together they cost their friend Mike DeWine his seat in the Senate, and all their Republican colleagues their chairmanships. Senator McCain should rethink his presidential run. Amid the ruins of the GOP’s majority there is a clear culprit.

A second loser was Bill Frist. To be the Majority Leader of a majority that did not lead is lethal to his presidential ambitions. Like Senator McCain, it would be easier on everyone if he just exited the stage.

The race for the Presidency just go reshuffled a bit I believe.

Also I agree wholeheartedly with this Hewitt statement:

The anti-illegal immigration absolutists got their heads handed to them. As the fence goes up, their rhetoric must go down –dramatically.

So when do you think the whole fence will go up now boys?

Michelle Malkin
believes that while the GOP lost last night, Conservatives did not:

The GOP lost. Conservatism prevailed. “San Francisco values” may control the gavels in Congress, but they do not control America. Property rights initiatives limiting eminent domain won big. MCRI, the anti-racial preference measure, passed resoundingly. Congressman Tom Tancredo, the GOP’s leading warrior against illegal immigration–opposed by both the open-borders Left and the open-borders White House–won a fifth term handily. Gay marriage bans won approval in 3 states. And as of this writing, the oil tax initiative, Prop. 87–backed by deep-pocketed Hollywood libs, is trailing badly in California.

Then tack on this good news from Hugh Hewitt:

Hillary’s path back to the White House is much more difficult with her party in the majority in the House, and much much more difficult if the Senate falls to Harry Reid’s command as well. Clarity as to her party’s fecklessness will be back within the first six months, and the GOP frontrunners –Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney– do not have to serve in the almost certain to be paralyzed Senate.

The Beltway-Manhattan media elite is now stuck “covering” Democratic majorities. Sure, they will go easy on them, but it is much more difficult to cover for a majority than a minority.

And it is a wonderful day for new media, especially talk radio. For two years we have had to defend the Congressional gang that couldn’t shoot straight. Now we get to play offense.

I am concerned for the country that the Democrats have won, but the Republicans are indeed going to find this sojourn in the minority a potentially very good thing.

If the GOP adopts and refines the tactics the Democrats have used for the past four years all will be well two years hence, and perhaps even better than well.


For comparison purposes, in 1986 the GOP lost eight Senate seats, and Reagan faced a 55-45 Democratic majority in the upper chamber.

The Republicans only lost five seats in the House that year, and the count was 258 Democrats to 177 Republicans.

Sure, it stings. But it is far from a wipe-out, and if you had told me in 1986 that 20 years later there would be a Republican president facing a 20 seat Democratic majority in the House and a two seat Democratic majority in the Senate –and that the Soviet Union had collapsed– I’d have cheered long and loud.

Take it for what it’s worth. We have all seen much worse days then this and have prevailed.

Now it’s time for the offense to get on the field and start kicking some butt. I, for one, am chomping at the bit to start the fight.


After reading many of the Conservative blogs it struck me that there is no whining, no sulking, no telling the world that they are going to bed for 3 days and hide, no fist shaking fury, and absolutely NO baseless cries of cheating and voting rigging (notice the Democrats have shut up about that now….interesting huh?).

On one side we have responsible, level-headed, and optimism. While on the other side we got immature tantrum-throwing.

My, what a difference a party makes.


And it’s started:

Halliburton, the CIA and big tobacco companies are among the early targets identified by top Democratic staff to ABC News as likely targets for investigation once the Democrats take control of the House at the beginning of next year.

The staffers say Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), now expected to become speaker, has told top Democratic donors there is a “100-hour agenda” she wants to push through — taking on the minimum wage, drug and energy prices and corruption.

Defense contractors, including Halliburton, the intelligence rationale for the war in Iraq and CIA secret prisons are what one staffer called “uninvestigated scandals.”


Other’s Blogging:

After reading many of the Conservative blogs it struck me that there is no whining, no sulking, no telling the world that they are going to bed for 3 days and hide, no fist shaking fury, and absolutely NO baseless cries of cheating and voting rigging (notice the Democrats have shut up about that now….interesting huh?).

On one side we have responsible, level-headed, and optimism. While on the other side we got immature tantrum-throwing.

My, what a difference a party makes.

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Well, I didn’t see Rumsfeld’s resignation coming.

I posted the words of Dean Barnett on my blog, Curt:

Let’s be sure to comport ourselves with dignity and class right now. No shrieks of foulplay, no whining. There’s no crying in politics, at least not in public. Let’s remember what we want to do more than anything else – better our country. Sore loser antics won’t help, and neither will slagging on our countrymen for not seeing things the way we did. We didn’t make the sale, and that falls on us.

Losing is part of politics. Part of the Republican Party has forgotten that the past six years. Although it might be hard to see tonight, we can be a better party and a better country because of this setback.

It’s one battle lost. Time to learn from our mistakes and make sure the next 2 years works toward recovering a conservative majority and Presidency.

The Republican Party earned their defeat, mostly because they had total control of both Houses and the Presidency and they did very little with it (due to the treachery by McCain and Graham, among others).

Will they learn a lesson from all this?

I hope so, but I won’t be surprised if they don’t.

Fox says Rumsfeld has resigned.