A bit of a re-write, because initially this thread was ungraciously titled. Listening to Romney speak tonight reminded me that we’re bigger than that.
Obama has won a narrow victory – with the exceptional rarity of a President winning a 2nd term with a lower vote total than he won his first term with. We on our side clearly did not put together a good enough program to convince a solid majority that we were best for the nation – but neither did Obama. He got it together and managed to get the win, but it is a hollow victory.
Our liberals are convinced that now all the Hope and Change of 2008 will finally come to pass – that some how or another the policies which have failed so miserably over the past four years will now bear fruit. I don’t see how anyone can rationally believe that – I can understand having faith, but not having faith in policies which have never worked, not even once. But, now they’ve got their chance. Obama is inheriting Obama – if his brand of economic policies work then we’ll know for certain by election day, 2016.
A lot of conservatives will now start to pan Romney. I won’t. He ran an excellent campaign and I don’t see a real mis-step. Sure, we can all look back with 20/20 hindsight and say he should have done this, that or the other thing…but as it was unfolding, I don’t see what was missed. I thought we had this thing won. I’m still flabbergasted that we didn’t. But I won’t spend any time or effort re-hashing what happened.
The things we need to work on are many – to just name a few:
1. Yes, we need to have an amnesty for illegals. Don’t look all shocked: I’ve been advocating for it since 2007. I know all the arguments against – but none of them work against the stark reality that there are 10 million of them here, many of which have been long domiciled in the United States. Secure the border, amnesty the otherwise law-abiding illegals we have and then ensure that no more illegals can get in. This is not a play for Latino votes – this is a rational way to get the entire issue off the table while at the same time adhering to our finest national ideals. We must amend the Constitution to change the definition of citizen to read, “all persons born of an American citizen are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside”.
2. We need to break our ties entirely with Big Business – to make it clear that Big Government and Big Business are two exceptionally nasty sides of the same disgusting coin; that they, together, are ruining our nation and they both must go if we are ever to really recover our prosperity and our freedom. Big Government includes Big Government Union, by the way – we must continue the fight that Walker has started and carry it to total, nationwide victory. Democrats live and die by Big Government and Big Business – destroy them and we destroy the Democrat party as it is currently constituted.
3. We must start to work, on a State-by-State level, for a Freedom of Conscience Restoration Amendment to the Constitution – to ensure that no matter what cockamamie ideas our liberals come up with that our religious bodies – in the widest possible definition – are entirely immune from government dictates.
4. We must attack and attack and then attack some more the growing immorality in our popular culture. As part of the war against Big Business we must point out that the nauseating filth in our popular culture is brought to us by Big Business in order to make profits off the ruination of people’s lives.
There is plenty more – all of it needs to be worked on. All of it can be done.
So, stout hearts an in to the future with confidence.