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Elections 2014: ‘Meet The New Boss…’?

03 November 2014 @ 21:34

Jeff Goldstein:

By any measure, this should be a massive wave election. But the timidity of the GOP and the tactics of establishment have soured a lot of conservatives on the party, and in certain states — Kansas, Mississippi — I wouldn’t be surprised if many simply stay home, despite the best efforts of wronged conservative challengers who’ve done the right thing and stepped up, endorsing the establishment jaggoffs, because it is crucial to get Harry Reid out of the Senate leadership role. I’ll call this the Thad Cochran Effect. Racists.

Mark Steyn from his most recent appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show:

Yeah, I don’t think there’s, I certainly don’t think there’s the enthusiasm of 2010 for the very good reason that 2010 was a wave election. People were energized. It was a big popular pushback against the President. And there was, and it made [no] difference. They got nothing to show for that except getting audited by Lois Lerner. And so there’s not a big, organized movement here. But at the same time, everybody on the Democrat side has soured, too. And my, I do respect the Democrats just in those get out the vote operations. But if you look at what Democrat cheerleaders are saying about the President, if you look at these, the pathetic nature of the leaks, of these leaked stories in the New York Times and whatever, it’s not hard to see that actually the Democrat base is pretty depressed, too. And I would say a weary Republican fatalism actually will beat a Democrat disenchantment on Tuesday night. I’m not sure I’d put it any more enthusiastically than that. But I think weary fatalism beats disenchantment.

There’s another factor at play in many a conservative and Classical Liberal mind, as Subotai Bahadur points out:

The problem is that as the number of untrustworthy people who are in positions of power who commit crimes and oppressive acts with no possibility of them being punished for their crimes increases; eventually only corrupt and untrustworthy people will seek those positions AND the society changes to the point where ONLY corrupt and untrustworthy people have any chance of achieving a position of power.

Look at our poor country, or what is left of it; and see that regardless of whether the person is in a position of power is a Democrat or a Republican, they have a common interest in corruption. They work together to enable each others’ attack on the common weal, and their only ire is aimed at those who are not known to be corrupt and untrustworthy. The Mississippi Senate race is the latest blatant example where the DNC, the RNC, and Thad Cochrane conspired together to violate the laws, steal the Republican primary election, and most tellingly they ALL attacked the TEA Party for having the temerity to actually defeat one of their [joint] own.

But there are many more examples in the last 6 years of joint attacks by the “Governing Party” on the “Country Party”.

McGehee:

I’ve been saying, the Republicans are headed for an utterly undeserved and accidental victory that will carry no mandate whatsoever — because they’ve been campaigning almost exclusively on “That Obama guy you’re so mad at? He’s their guy, not our guy!”

That strategy may win you an election, but it practically guarantees that you will fail to hold-on to your gains and may well cost you dearly in the next one.

While things haven’t come to a head in this Election, it seems that many Real Americans are in an earlier stage, where the Patriotic water has reached boiling point yet, and you might call The Black Dog Point.  There is anger, there is frustration, but it is being kept in a closed container of Melancholy.  Perhaps a more hip name would be: The Meh Moment.  A feeling of helplessness mixed with hopelessness, topped with demoralization.  If this is as I describe, it gives me hope because it means the Righteous Anger that fuels The American Spirit is not dead yet — those feelings can be overcome now as they have been so many times in our past.  That anger can still be awakened and unleashed — among a decent number of our fellow Americans.
But, as for now…meh.

I would bet money that, if we walked into any one of the three DC headquarters of the GOP [RNC, NRCC, NRSC] and were able to sneak through to their backrooms, we would find the bastards all ready planning what they will do with control of the Congress.  Well, we know that they are all fools, so I suspect that none of us would be surprised.

But, as Darleen Click remarks, these Quisling quacks may find themselves being fitted for some hissy:

…the Democrats are setting up to cheat at voting all over the place, from “calibration” errors to being quite open on getting illegals registered so they can vote without ID.

John Fund on the same issue:

Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week’s elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections?

A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting. As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law.

Do take the time to read the rest of his report here.

And what will they do about voter fraud?  Besides tantrums, not much that will make a damn bit of difference.

Mark Levin believes was stressing on his show last Friday the importance of the down-ticket races, most especially because they will have a big impact on the Article V Movement.

Jeff agrees:

Tomorrow I’ll cast my votes here for Cory Gardner and Bob Beauprez, and on the down-ticket elections go full on conservative. Both Gardner and Beauprez should win — but with the built in 2-3 % fraud factor, and the things we’ve seen going on with voting booths, it’s difficult to feel at all at ease.

After that, I’ll be getting firmly behind the Article 5 movement, making myself a thorn in the side of any legislator who won’t commit to retaking the power given to the states through the Constitution to rein in an overstuffed, omnipresent, and increasingly dangerous and criminal federal government, with its ruling class and its unreachable bureaucracies who make what are in effect laws without voter recourse to give consent.

I argue that, because of the Article V situation, the down-ticket races are more important than any of the ones for offices in the national government and the only ones really worth voting for because it is with that Movement that any realistic hope of restoring our Freedoms and Ordered Liberties lie.

There’s not a single Republican I will be voting for tomorrow, but, then again, I live in the Northeast, where the dearth of conservative candidates is the norm and, once again, there are none running in my area.

As to what will happen if the GOP wins control of the Senate, methinks Ernst Scheiber is spot-on:

Also take into account that Obama won’t have even the prospect of hurting Democratic electoral prospects to hold him in check after November.

I fully expect him to prompt multiple constitutional crises. Because it’s not like the GOP would ever impeach the first “black-black president.”

And then there’s the fact that Obama care in all it’s unholy horror fully manifests next year.

A smart political party would have run against that unholy horror in order to lay the groundwork for repealing it. Instead we’ll have to hammer out a rube-goldberg of a jury-rigged, patched over work around capable of garnering the bi-partisan support necessary to override an expected presidential veto.

So you know, business as usual. Only the GOP insiders get the big offices.

Just Say ‘Meh’.

-How about some Tweets..

  I wish.

Sadly true.

A bright spot, perhaps.

Yup.

4 Comments
  1. Ernst Schreiber permalink
    03 November 2014 @ 23:01 23:01

    Won’t not get fooled again! No! No!

  2. Adobe_Walls permalink
    04 November 2014 @ 02:52 02:52

    The Post article was astounding, not just for what it reported but for the way it was reported. Richard Fernandez captures it well.

    When Tuesday Comes October 24th, 2014
    ”It’s a wonderful article, written with all the dispassion of someone observing a T-Rex eating the visitors of an amusement park, describing the color, size and wonderful agility of the beast, without ever asking the most interesting question: why is there a T-Rex in the amusement park?”
    http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2014/10/24/when-tuesday-comes/#more-40078

    I approach the whole Article V idea with considerable trepidation. On the whole neither party gives a rat’s ass about the Constitution we have now. Why do we trust them to amend it?

    As usual Stacy has it right.

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