I remember the night of November 4th, 2008 (and early morning of the 5th) very well. I spent most of the evening phone banking, canvassing and getting out the vote for the John McCain campaign. Around 9, I headed back to campus and sat down in front of the TV, watching the returns, hoping that my work was not in vain. As the hourglass slowly petered out, time ran out for McCain and the Republican Party was at its lowest that I had ever seen. Was there anyway conservatives could return?
As we approach the two year anniversary of that dreadful day, the “presidency” of Barack Obama has been nothing short of a catastrophe and is serving as a catalyst for the return of strong conservative candidates to oust the RINOs and leftists that populate the U.S. Capitol building. Last night’s primaries serve as another indicator that the American people are fed up with their elected representatives and they won’t stand for the American republic to go the way of the dodo, as the Obamaniacs destroy my generation’s, my children’s generation’s, and my grandchildren’s generation’s standard of living. We will not stand for it. We have awoken.
It’s becoming more and more likely that Senator Lisa Murkowski (RINO-AK) will not be returning to the Senate in 2011. Her opponent, Army officer and former Federal judge Joe Miller, with the help of great conservatives like Sarah Palin and Mark Levin, proved that common sense conservatism will rule the day. It also didn’t hurt that Murkowski, whose family has been entrenched in Alaskan politics for over four decades, voted in favor of TARP, supports Cap & Trade, and voted against funding the border fence. When it’s all said and done, Murkowski will be the third senator this cycle to lose, which is the most since 1980 when an unknown B-list actor ascended to the presidency…
Miller’s victory in Alaska is emblematic of the trend this primary season. Utah Senator Bob Bennett is out, Mike Lee is in. Pennsylvania Republicrat Arlen Specter is out, and Pat Toomey, barring a catastrophe, will coast over Joe Sestak. Not to mention the Rand Paul’s, Sharon Angle’s, and Marco Rubio’s of the world whom will most certainly have more than a shot to return conservatism to a bloated government.
The House is not safe for RINOs and leftists, either. In Arizona, Jesse Kelly, an Iraq War veteran and political rookie won the nomination in the 8th Congressional district. Kelly has run on a common sense conservative platform and waded through a crowded primary field of established Arizona politicos. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who won the Democratic nod last evening, has a 14% rating from the American Conservative Union. Even though Giffords is well funded, she is being targeted by Sarah Palin’s PAC as one of the seats ripe for change come November and Mr. Kelly has proved that he can hang in there. From Kelly to Allen West in Florida, from Tim Burns in Pennsylvania to Sean Duffy in Wisconsin, who would have thought that just a little under two years ago, the political landscape would be this volatile?
It’s not unprecedented for the minority party to gain seats during a midterm election, but I’m not quite sure that the gains could be projected any higher. We have seen a complete repudiation of the establishment ever since the Obama honeymoon ended and the primaries are indicative of just that. As the Obama machine continues down this destructive path, protected by the lame-stream media, the battleground states like Pennsylvania, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Florida will begin to change to a reddish hue on the political map.
Don’t worry. It’s not just conservatives that are clamoring for change. It's our neighbors, it's our co-workers, it's the people that go to our church. It's Democrats, it's the politically independent. It’s America. We have awoken.