My feelings should have been mixed today as I voted early with my sweet hubby, but I feel very positive. We walked into the election office with monsoon rains, dark clouds, while under a tornado warning from the National Weather Service. Yet this terrible weather did not dampen my spirits. I thought gleefully of all the weasels in Washington whose political careers will hopefully end next week. I was also overjoyed at the prospect of the many new Conservatives and TEA party participants that are slated to win elections next week. The cherry on top of my joy parfait was the anticipation of Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama having only two more years in office.
Obama's slide from the Greek columns two years ago to a 37% approval rating has been painful because each day of his presidency has brought this country down one step further toward socialism and away from the Constitution. Stopping his policies is imperative and reversing the damage will be slow and agonizing for Americans.
For someone who was supposed to unite not just the United States but the world, he has done nothing but divide. He has set race relations back decades. He has divided not only Americans, but his own party to the point they have no room for independent thinkers or even Blue Dogs. Anyone who does not think as he does is the enemy, un-American, and must be pushed to the back of the American bus.
Obama's demise is his own doing. Obama's presidency and policies are the reason for the TEA party and the return to the Constitution by Republicans, some Democrats, and some Independents.
The decline of the Obama presidency can be traced to a meeting at the White House just three days after the inauguration, when the new president gathered congressional leaders of both parties to discuss his proposed economic stimulus. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor gave President Obama a list of modest proposals for the bill. Obama said he would consider the GOP ideas, but told the assembled Republicans that "elections have consequences" and "I won." Backed by the largest congressional majorities in decades, the president was not terribly interested in giving ground to his vanquished adversaries. (The Roots of Obama's Demise, by Marc A. Thiessen at Washington Post)
After the election next week Conservatives need to tell those remaining in the House, Senate and White House that "elections have consequences", that "we won", and business as usual is over. Newly elected politicians need to go to Washington, take their own staff with them, tell the Republican elders in office "thanks, but no thanks" for their offer of current staffers and shepherding as to the usual way to do things. Those days are over.
Newly elected Conservatives need to inoculate themselves from accepting any offers of help, goodies, positions, from the old guard. Don't even accept a free soda from anyone. Don't be indebted to anyone for anything.
It's a new day after the elections. Sunrise for Conservatives and Sunset for Liberals and RINOs. Just like the weather here after the tornadoes move through, "the sun'll come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar". That's exactly what the American people are doing -- worrying about their bottom dollar -- with the economy in a downfall, stimulus (which united Republicans for the first time in opposition to the president), TARP, jobless numbers not improving, businesses afraid to hire, health companies not sure if they can stay in business, rates going up, taxes going up.
Obama's foreign policy has been scary and completely ineffective at accomplishing anything he promised. Iran is going ahead with it's nuclear program. There is no Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and there probably won't be. Iraq and Afghanistan are going backwards in spite of his crazy plan to incorporate the Taliban into negotiations. Terrorism is still alive, well and growing across the globe. Free speech has been under attack. Journalism in the MSM is a joke.
Everyone is betting their bottom dollar on a new Congress in November and a new Conservative president in 2012.
I have high hopes for Americans, for this nation, for our future. I have faith that many Americans have learned a hard lesson under Obama's two year reign. I hope I'm not wrong.