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‘Optimism Is Fine Right Now, But Not Euphoria’

08 October 2010 @ 10:48

Those are the words of Quin Hillyer in his latest column over at The American Spectator.  Here’s some more from the man who describes himself cheerfully as a ‘wet blanket’ [tip of the fedora to Pundette who’s posting on this, As The Storm Approaches, is well-worth a read]:

…Vince Lombardi’s Packers won not because they were confident of victory, but because they were prepared for anything their opponents might throw at them. Churchill offered “sunlit uplands” only after the blood, toil, tears and sweat. As the campaign season enters its home stretch, conservatives need steel to go with their energy, and need to recognize their vulnerabilities that must be shored up.

The reality is that a lot can happen in the last 26 days of a campaign….

Quite.  Quin then goes on to list several things which we must guard against.  Here’s one of them:

Major electoral abuses. This is the biggest concern of all, with a couple of dozen House or Senate races expected to be nail-biters. Unless Republicans win each election by at least half a percentage point, or even three-quarters of a point, among real, actual, live, legal voters, they should expect to lose in the final “official” tally. Why? Because the left is good at stealing elections. Heck, even dead goldfish have been known to vote. Specifically, a dead goldfish named Princess. Yes, literally.

And now the aforementioned Justice Department, especially its Voting Rights Section, is as corrupt as anything this country has seen since John Mitchell carried Dick Nixon’s water. Dead people and felons remain on the voter rolls. Some of them actually vote from their graveyards. Too many military personnel are disenfranchised. Minority voters are protected but white voters aren’t. People vote in the name of Alzheimer’s patients. Illegal aliens vote — and, even after being busted for it, are still offered citizenship.

No conservative who goes to bed on Election Night with a tiny lead should rest safe. John Thune learned that against Tim Johnson in South Dakota in 2002. Dino Rossi actually was certified as the winner of Washington state’s gubernatorial race in 2004 before having it snatched away. Norm Coleman was upended by Al Franken in Minnesota in 2008. And in Indiana’s “Bloody Eighth” district in 1984, Democrats swiped a seat for incumbent Frank McCloskey even after the official count showed Republican Rick McIntyre had won by hundreds of votes.

In short, conservatives can’t just win; they need to win each race beyond a steal-able margin. Otherwise, Eric Holder’s brigades will find a way to snatch elections away the way armed goons snatched Elian Gonzalez from his Miami relatives, at Holder’s orders, in the dark of night.

Those of us who are fighting for the Restoration of our freedoms and liberties, for a reawakening of the Spirit Of The Founding, are poised to score a major victory on 02 November.

But we have to be weary of letting our souls fill-up with overconfidence and we have to be prepared most of all to combat the illegal and the sleazy tactics of the Left, who are not governed by any morality and who believe that they are free to achieve their ends by any means necessary.

We have to be our best, not only to prevent the Left from maintaining their level of power, but because, if we fail to create the peaceable conditions necessary to restore America, we will probably find ourselves then faced with a situation where the taking up of arms becomes our only option.

Rally ‘Round The Flag!

Shout The Battle Cry Of Freedom!

  1. 08 October 2010 @ 13:03 13:03

    And then after we win, the real fight begins, to take the GOP back from its well-padded, deeply-entrenched rump of 20th century fossils who see their job as accommodating Democrats to ‘get along’ in DC…

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      08 October 2010 @ 16:08 16:08

      Richard: 02 November’s merely The Battle Of Midway. What you’re talking about is Guadelcanal.

  2. 08 October 2010 @ 19:34 19:34

    Good one Bob. I’ve been taking a great deal about the voter fraud as well. It has to be overcome, and then investigated. We will lose tight races because of it.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      08 October 2010 @ 21:15 21:15

      Matt: I know and I’ve been meaning to link to some of it – I will.

  3. 09 October 2010 @ 02:29 02:29

    “Don’t wait for orders. Go to the sound of the gunfire!”

    (Figuratively speaking, of course).

  4. 16 October 2010 @ 01:13 01:13

    Bob, it would be nice if some of the Repubicans who are likely to take control of congress were to make a statement declaring that voter irregularities will be vigorously investigated going into the election to cool some of the shenanigans.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      16 October 2010 @ 16:00 16:00

      TL: That would require the GOP Leadership having cajones. Sadly, from what I hear, those were removed and placed in a jar on Nancy Pelosi’s mantle a while back.


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