Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Another Day

It seems all those conservative prognosticators who predicted what would almost be a landslide victory were wrong.  The late-breaking enthusiasm we all witnessed, and perhaps even felt, for Mitt Romney turned out to be not enough after all.

Before I go any further, I should confess first that I bought it too.  Shame on me.

So, what does it all mean?

First, the professional Republicans got their moderate candidate and, as we can see, it turned out to be a strategy that fell short of the mark just the same.

But the conservative, Tea Party-types like me, and maybe you too, can take no solace in that.  Although our support for Romney may well have been more anti-Obama than pro-Romney, it could not possibly have been more enthusiastic even had our candidate been Ronald Reagan himself.

We did our very best and we simply have to face the fact that there are now more of them than there are of us.

I could describe the difference between "them" and "us" as the difference between "takers" and "makers", but on election night that would be less than appropriately gracious.  Let us say the difference is between those who continue to believe in ever Bigger Government and those who remain very suspicious of it.

That being said, if reasoned argument, coupled with the strong evidence of these past four years, could not convince "them" otherwise, then they simply could not, or would not be convinced.

Therefore, all that remains to convince "them", it would appear anyway, is the collapse altogether of our system around their very feet.  In case you haven't heard, we're broke and can no longer afford the Big Government we or, rather they just voted not only to continue, but to grow.  Although that collapse may be inevitable, it at least has the advantage of being, when it happens, undeniable.

But, and this is very important for us conservatives, the country is still very much deserving not only of our loyalty, but also of our love.  America remains the "indispensable nation".

We conservatives always were going to be the ones tasked with "picking up the pieces", now we'll be challenged with "cleaning up the mess" as well.  God help us.

But, with God's help, we can.  And we must.

Fight on!    

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