Thursday, November 6, 2014

So, Yeah, That Happened...

I think it is absolutely hysterical how the media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) are falling all over themselves repeating how Tuesday's election didn't mean anything. They've contorted a historic GOP win (both Massachusetts and Illinois now have Republican governors) into "doesn't matter". The Republicans picked up seats in Congress, added more Governor's mansions, and re-took the Senate, and the takeaway is that this is... good for Hillary!?

Yeah, that's it. The American people just tossed the Democrats out on their collective ears and handed the Senate gavel to McConnell because they're itching to vote for Hillary! in 2016. Sure. Keep thinking that.

The media was hardly as circumspect in 2006, when the GOP lost the Senate and the majority of governor's races. It was a stinging referendum on the Bush presidency -  even though the GOP lost fewer Senate seats in 2006 (6) than the Democrats lost in 2014 (7). It's amazing what a difference 8 scant years makes, isn't it?

Of course, Obama's just going full speed ahead on immigration "reform" - a red-button issue with the GOP, despite the clear message sent Tuesday about his policies. In a world where the media wasn't in the tank for one party, a journalist might ask hard questions of the president. Like how he can claim the GOP is obstructing his policies when they clearly are doing their jobs and representing the people.

After all, "[they] won"...

That is all.

9 comments:

Matt W said...

Although I agree the media is full of double-standard - they do have a point about the election results being good for Hillary in '16.

It isn't a certainty, but it isn't much of a stretch for any dissatisfaction over the next 2 years to make the overall vote swing the opposite direction. For one, having a GOP majority in more ways than one will help energize the young liberal vote that pretty much didn't show up this year.

I'm hoping it isn't the case... but they aren't necessarily wrong about the potential outcome.

Ted said...

I keep trying this trick with my wife.

Trip to New York to see the ballet? Ok sure. We can do that this winter sometime. Well. Maybe I can get some time after Christmas........


Yeah ...... She's not buying that either

Anonymous said...

Typically the President shares the political party of the governor of the state he is from.

The last time an incumbent governor of the President's home state was defeated was 1892.

Yes, I helped Rauner defeat Pat "I blew the temporary income tax increase on the Illiana Tollway project and drove our state's credit rating towards junk bond level" Quinn.

Too bad, too. I helped Quinn get elected to State Rep in 1976.

Joseph in IL

Old NFO said...

Yep, 'interesting' spin to put it mildly...

Richard H said...

Either death, disinterest, or disclosure of true character will rid us of the career politician. In the case of the last point, only sometimes.
Yet it is no matter their lack of competency, they remain relevant to the electorate. First task is to educate the voter. Reintroduction of shame can be effective in this regard.

The overall goal is for the people to regain their rightful power which they had allowed to be usurped.

Anonymous said...

I'm still trying to figure out how, as per the POTUS, so many people are peeved with the GOP and stayed home, so the election results really show how much more people like the Democrats. Somewhere Orwell's ghost is shaking his head and saying, "That's so far past Newspeak I can't touch it."

LittleRed1

Stretch said...

The ability of Dems to deny facts is astounding. They really do live in an alternate reality.
Yesterday at lunch in [Herndon eatery] I pointed out that there were females, Blacks, and Black females on winning GOP tickets. The lady next to me said "No there weren't! Don't lie to me!"
The bumper sticker Liberalism Is A Mental Illness has more truth than anyone will admit.

PJS said...

Right, Stretch, because of course all Republicans are wealthy, heterosexual white men. Don't waste your breath. You know the old saying about trying to teach a pig to sing . . .

Wraith said...

It didn't mean anything.

Not a few minutes after the results were in, McConnell stated that there would be no government shutdowns, and that the message was that we were "tired of gridlock" and blah blah blah.

I tell you now: THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN ANY AREA OF ANY CONSEQUENCE. This'll be just like the 2010 "Republican Revolution," a whole bunch of hard talk and absolutely zero follow-through. Actually, there isn't even any hard talk.

I hope I'll be proven wrong. But I'm not holding my breath.