We’ve got a lot to do yet in this election year and we don’t want to be over-confident or let down our guard, but win or lose, there are some questions we need to be answering for ourselves.
We could very well gain quite a few seats in the senate and in the house. It would also seem that, though it remains to be played out, the White House is solidly within our grasp. Barring Leftist skullduggery at the polls, it appears that the President has little he can point to in terms of accomplishments which have won broad-based approval. In addition, it’s clear now to Americans who voted for him in 2008 that he is not any sort of “messiah” and that he’s just another Earthling like us. Those voters have already made the “history” which had seemed so important to them, their gratuitously assumed racist guilt is expiated and now it’s just a question of “has the President made my life better or has he made it more difficult?”
Winning Is Only Phase One
How can we make what happen? Our policy goals. What else? We’ve got a solid shot at winning serious power in Washington. What will we do with it? Are we going to expect what we got the last time we had the reins in Washington? The answer is obviously “no!” We have to understand, and understand clearly, that winning office is only phase one. We have accomplished nothing – ZERO – if the people we send to represent us do not immediately begin drafting a literal torrent of legislation and begin winning that legislation. It is then – and only then – that we have accomplished anything worthwhile, that is, when legislation we’ve chosen is passed. Simply voting our guy into office and then waiting placidly for two, four or six years for him/her to do something, hasn’t resulted in anything good. To make certain those accomplishments come to pass will require our direct participation. We’ll need constant contact with those representatives, follow-up and sure accountability. We’ll want to know what’s been initiated, what its status is and who’s making sure that our issue wins.
In another article I, asked how it could be possible – or even imaginable – that a nominal Republican could spend a single term in congress without introducing a slew of conservative legislation. What legislation? Let’s think of some things we’d like to see introduced, discussed and won. Let’s start with abolitions. Anticipating the question of priorities, let’s also consider by way of preface, that with plus or minus fifty senators and plus or minus 220 house members, we can have a lot of balls in the air simultaneously.
Where To Begin?
The obvious first shot that most of us could agree on would be Obamacare, repealed in its entirety without a replacement of any kind. Our house is cluttered though, and right after Obamacare, we need to throw out a lot of old, useless or even dangerous furniture. Now let’s put together a list:
The above should get us started in a big way and send a message to the American people, sitting quietly on the sidelines waiting for our people to actually do something, that we mean business and that we intend to straighten out this untenable Big Brother of a socialist mess which has been foisted upon us.
What about the Drive-By Media? Good question. This election will showcase and put front and center the absolute limit of their influence over the American people. Why? Because we know full well that any façade of objectivity among them is long gone and that they are solidly behind Obama’s re-election. If Obama loses, in spite of all the power this “press” can muster, then we’ll know that as long as what we do makes sense, the press’ distortions, screaming and breast-rending won’t be an effective means of stopping us. They’ve been totally compromised by the internet and talk radio. We’ll also see if the charge of “racism” still carries any weight, because it seems certain that it’s a charge we’ll see and hear a lot in forthcoming days. Looking around, however, it appears that it’s lost a lot of its shock value and that most people, including many African Americans, no longer believe such charges. The Left have cried “wolf” too many times.
Putting Ourselves In The Driver’s Seat
Again, we don’t want to put the cart before the horse. However, as mentioned earlier in this article, if the people we send to Washington aren’t going to introduce and win the legislation we need and want – not the legislation they think we should have, but the legislation we want – what good are they? They’re just occupying space and collecting a check at our expense. As a nation, we’ve become used to sitting back and waiting to see what the people we send to Washington do. We need to change that and we need to change the way we view politics if we want to succeed in winning the policies which will set this nation straight once again. We need to tell – no, demand – that the people we put in positions of power do our bidding and we need to be sure that only winners who perform get those positions of power. We know that who we are and what we want is just and right for all Americans. Now let’s get it done.