The pundits will analyze the exit polling data and tout their opinions as to whether or not there is a clear mandate or if the Republicans simply did a better job turning out the vote. Giving either conclusion too much credence can only mean trouble for those on the conservative side as the outcome and intent is, in my opinion, far too clear to miss. Let us just hope that the Republican majority can read the tea leaves, so to speak, in the same fashion.
Clearly, Americans are fed up with the Obama Administration and its lawless pursuits to undermine the Constitution, ignore the balance of power, and operate in a dictatorial fashion. Prior to the elections, Democrat candidates could not distance themselves enough from these abuses, nor could they downplay them or overshadow them with issues more “local” in nature. The chickens have come home to roost for those Democrat incumbents who hung their hats on the Obama “glory wagon” in both 2008 and 2012, and held ObamaCare up high, yelling again and again, “Look what we did for America!” When the public finally saw what they did for America, the results were and continue to be appalling.
I make that point for a reason: it is just one of the several issues that the current administration and a number of current lawmakers shoved down the American people’s throat, lying as they did so that it was the “will of the people.” Since its passage, any alternatives to being victimized by ObamaCare are systematically being eliminated as private sector insurance is undermined by the federal government as it marches toward single-payer, nationalized healthcare—something which has an inglorious track record in other parts of the world.
But ObamaCare is only one issue. There are others, and at least two of them rate right up there with ObamaCare as initiatives the voters dislike heartily. Americans want their borders secured. They want illegal immigration stopped. This should not be interpreted as immigration reform in any fashion. They want the borders secure and they want illegals stopped. That message is simple and clear, so if the Republicans—while ruling both houses—do not make dealing with illegal immigration a priority, their stay in power will be short-lived. It is and always has been obvious that the Left wants to use illegal immigration to dilute the voter base. Some Americans have trouble believing this since they look at illegals and think, That’s not possible—they cannot vote. Well, I suggest that the word “yet” be added to that statement to make it more accurate for the day to come when amnesty is established and voting rights are the next step.
Americans want the federal government off the back of private sector businesses. The Left would have everyone believe that governmental entities should create and/or regulate jobs and the economy will miraculously soar—no matter how illogical the argument. The private sector is the job generator; the private sector is the economic engine which must be fired up if the productive side of this nation is to regain its vitality. Government meddling is a deterrent to that process and the more government seeks to regulate and control, the more depressed the economy will be. Working Americans understand this and they have watched this administration heap more and more regulations on top of the ones hysterically added post-Enron. Theoretically, those in power seek to regulate business to protect the little guy, but it really comes down to their desire for power and control over as many aspects of our lives as possible. Currently, elected officials are agitating for a minimum wage of $15/hour. The private-sector is already struggling to comply with the existing regulations including ObamaCare. How sad it is that we continually elect to office liberal-leftists who have no idea what it takes to create and sustain a business in America.
If the Republicans can address these three issues, other things will fall into place accordingly and the majority of Americans will see that a conservative approach to government is a positive thing—just as our founding fathers intended it. If they choose to ignore these issues and perpetuate the status quo of growing government along with over-regulation and “creative taxation,” then they can expect to incur the wrath of the voters at the next election cycle. At the same time, with the clear shift of power in the Senate and even more control in the House, the Republican leadership can no longer continue to turn a blind eye to the lawlessness of Barack Obama and his propensity to divide the nation along racial lines. Up until the last election, the RINO’s in the Republican leadership stated repeatedly that impeachment was off the table because they could not win a conviction based on their numbers in the Senate. They chose to ignore the fact that impeachment is, principally, a formal accusation and not something that is won or lost. Impeachment sends the message, We will not stand for an abuse of power which threatens the Constitution or the American way of life. If Barack Obama and his minions continue to run roughshod over Americans and their rights and the Republicans let them, then the Republicans will forfeit the trust the voters gave them.
The midterm election results sent a clear message and only fools would ignore it if they care to stay in elected office. Personally, I do not have a lot of faith that the Republicans will act on ObamaCare, illegal aliens, or the deregulation of the private sector. I feel that way for two good reasons: John Boehner and Mitch McConnell—the two key players of the Republican leadership. Both of them look like deer in the headlights when asked any questions of substance on conservative issues. They seem to want to go along and get along, even with the likes of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, who scurry about the dark underbelly of the scumbag world of politics. In addition, the RINO’s seem to have a choke hold on the Republican Party, and it is not likely that the leadership will change unless it is seriously challenged. I hope someone in Washington with real conservative values is listening.
At this point, all we can do is wait for the other shoe to fall and find out where America is headed over the next two years leading up to the presidential election. If Barack Hussein Obama is allowed to continue using his current m.o., the election in 2016 just might be unnecessary; he will simply declare himself “the greatest leader of all times” and decree himself a third term. Up to this point, the Republicans have lain down each time the Obama Administration has made an assault on America. Courage may come with numbers, but the will to apply that courage comes from leadership—a leadership the Republicans do not currently have in place.
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