I already copied and pasted and bit from The Corner that summed up a lot of what I’m feeling, but I have to get a few things off my chest before I sleep.
First for the truly positive any way you look at it silver lining of tonight: Mitch McConnell, my senior senator from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is going back to Washington to run rings around who ever the Senate Majority leader ends up being. (I’ve read a few rumors on teh interwebs that there maybe a shakeup among the Dems for that position.) The man is a genius at using the rules of the Senate to the Minority’s advantage. If we are going to be almost completely dependent upon using the filibuster to prevent the worst parts of the leftwing moonbat agenda from going through, then I can’t think of a better man to lead our side. Mitch is crafty, smart as a whip, and damn cunning. With him in command of our troops in the Senate, we may be able to make it to 2010 without completely losing the various battles against gun control, higher taxes, nationalized healthcare, and all the other items on the “progressive” agenda.
You also have to live in Kentucky to appreciate how wonderful it is to see McConnell win in the face of spiteful attacks from the two largest papers in the state. For a state as deep red as Kentucky is, we are cursed with two of the most out of touch leftwing rags you can imagine in the Lexington Herald- Leader and the Louisville Courier- Journal. Their editorial staffs HATE McConnell so much that his victory tonight has got to be ruining Obama’s victory for them, at least a little bit. That makes me a little bit happier.
Hopefully McConnell’s victory tonight puts the final nail in the coffin of Bruce Lunsford’s political ambitions. It’s another Kentucky thing, but Bruce Lunsford is, simply, a jackhole. There are no other words to truly express how much I hate that guy. Suck it, Bruce. You lost again. Ha ha.
So that’s the positive, feel good silver lining that I have for tonight. Now on to the recriminations that are, in my opinion, silver linings as well:
1. The GOP can finally be done with John McCain. As with Bob Dole, we chose to nominate the person whose “turn” it was and got beat down for it. Goodbye, John. Thank you for your service to our country, yadda, yadda, yadda, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Do us all a favor, serve out the remainder of your term without getting in McConnell’s way, and then ride off into the sunset.
- We don’t have spend the next four years defending John McCain. Let’s be honest: He would have probably done something to disappoint and alienate conservatives within hours of being sworn in. And we would have had a hard time blaming anybody but ourselves when he did it. He’s the antagonist in the old fable about the scorpion and the frog swimming across the river. It’s simply John McCain’s nature to bone the conservative wing of the Republican party in the ear every chance he gets.
Instead we get to spend our time attacking Obama. Blaming all of the problems facing our country on Bush, whether it’s the economy or the war, will only work for The One for a very few months. By next summer, Obama OWNS this crap. The disenchantment of all the goobers who voted for “hope and change” when Obama is proven to be human is going to be a wonderful thing. “What’s that, Obamagirl? Gas costs $4.00 a gallon again and you still can’t pay your mortgage and you still don’t have health insurance? Mmmmmm. Your tears taste so good.”
- The GOP is finally done with the Bushes. I know Jeb is supposed to be the smart one and the better conservative. Tough. This is one time we need to listen to Jesse Jackson (I know, I know. I threw up a little in my mouth when I wrote that line) and “Stay out the Bushes.”
Here’s how a McCain loss tonight helps us get past them. If McCain had won tonight, he would have won through the electoral college and probably lost the popular vote. The left had already done a pretty good job of tying him to Bush. Can you imagine what they would have been like if he’d won the same way? Every time the MSM had anything to report about John McCain, they would have said something like “Today President John McCain, who was the second Republican president in a row to lose the popular vote but win the White House through the archaic electoral college, continued the Bush administrations policy of sneaking out at night to to collect puppies in a burlap sack and beat them with hammers.” It would have been non- stop Bushitler = McCain Moveon.org horse manure for the next 4 years.
A Democratic president instead breaks the cycle. By the time 2012 rolls around, Bush will be forgotten. McCain will be forgotten. All the bad things that happen between 2008 and 2012 will be Obama’s fault.
- The next crop of younger GOP leaders is more conservative and they’re all better executive material than McCain (or Obama) because they’ve all been governors. Here’s the roll call for the GOP presidential primary in 2012: Jindal, Palin, Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty, Blunt. Quite frankly, I think I could support anyone of them without holding my nose the way I had to when I voted for McCain this morning.
That’s enough for now. I think I’m ready to go to sleep having vented a bit. Tommorrow, as they say, is another day. Except for McCain. You lost, John. Please step aside. Your services are no longer required.