Saturday, November 06, 2010

Home Truth

Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post:

Nor should Republicans overinterpret their Tuesday mandate. They received none. They were merely rewarded for acting as the people's proxy in saying no to Obama's overreaching liberalism. As one wag put it, this wasn't an election so much as a restraining order.

The Republicans won by default. And their prize is nothing more than a two-year lease on the House. The building was available because the previous occupant had been evicted for arrogant misbehavior and, by rule, alas, the House cannot be left vacant.

Same thing goes in St. Paul -- every legislative office will again be contested in 2012. All the Republican Party really got on Tuesday was an opportunity. If they blow it this time, they probably won't get another. That's why the smart Republicans aren't celebrating.


Gino said...

well put.

here in CA, our crisis is national knowledge. the dems own the entire govt now, instead of just 95%.

the blamed everything on the weak GOP standing in the way.

now, lets see what their excuse is.

it wont really matter. the state is so gerrymadered, and so many voters recieve public $$, they will vote dem anyway.

the fate of CA is not in question. the fate of us few remaining who do not work for govt $$ is. and i'm not lookin forward to the answer.

suffice to say: feeling like a polish jew in 1939.

Anonymous said...

California is going to expect some kind of magical federal bailout to solve it's problems. Gino's correct that there are too many people at the trough and too many others who are members of unique special interest groups who traditionally vote democrat. Now that Governor Moonbeam is back at the helm, all will be well.

Night Writer said...

Let California approach the IMF for a bail-out - and see how they like the terms of the loan.