HUMAN EVENTS has compiled rapid-fire analyses from top conservatives around the nation on what tonight's election means and what the GOP should do moving forward. Here's what you need to know from Heritage Foundation's president Ed Feulner, Fox News contributor Monica Crowley, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Rep. Ted Poe, California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright, the Federalist Society's president Eugene Meyer, Donald Lambro, Erick Erickson of RedState, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, and American Values' Gary Bauer.
More to follow. Stay tuned.
For two years, the Obama socialists have attempted to swing America far to the Left. Theyve tolerated no dissent. Theyve written legislation behind closed doors and passed bills nobody read. Theyve exploded our debt and weakened Americas standing abroad. Yesterday the American people issued a restraining order against an out-of-control political party. The Republicans dont run Washington, D.C. But we now have a better chance of saying no to the worst of this presidents agenda.
Conservatives elected a conservative majority in the House for the first time in history. We have had Republican majorities before. The Senate has more conservative members than ever- even when there were GOP majorities.
The task now is to remember that Obama still has the veto and the Senate still has the filibuster. Fight for conservative values as hard as possible, remembering that no real U turn on the road to serfdom is possible until we hold the White House and sixty Senate seats. Much to be done.
The Sun Shines A Bit Brighter
Yes, the Republicans did not win Nevada and did not take back the Senate.
But consider that the Republicans have wiped out the Democrats in virtually every middle-class district in the country. The Republicans wiped out the Democrats in the Rust Belt. The Republicans have taken the North Carolina legislature for the first time since 1870. The Republicans have flipped close to a dozen state houses as of this writing.
The Democrats lost the Ohio Governor's Mansion after ten visits from Obama for Ted Strickland. The Democrats lost Barack Obama own Senate seat, maybe the Governor's Mansion in Illinois, and a number of congressional races that lean Democrat.
It was a HUGE night for the GOP.
The Republican establishment also has a few things to answer for. Like Karl Rove in 2000 diverting last minute funds to California, the NRSC did the same. Could the GOP have taken some of the races they lost narrowly if they did not send $8 million at the last minute to California. Likewise, will the tea party movement do a more thorough vetting job of candidates?
The biggest questions and issues though are for the Democrats. What they will and will not do are the big questions.
And for all the Democrats saying the GOP now must compromise with the Democrats, no. The Democrats must now compromise with Republicans
The Republicans strong comeback in Congress and among the nations governorships was fueled by the oldest and deepest beliefs and principles that founded the American Republic 234 years ago: Limited government and individual freedom.
That was the driving force that coursed through the electorate in this pivotal midterm election that was a repudiation of the sharp leftist lurch engineered by Barack Obama and his party and a midcourse correction for a country that was heading toward the abyss.
The stage is now set for permanently extending all the Bush tax cuts and expanding them, cutting spending, defeating the remaining Obama agenda, and preparing for the next election to oust him from