09 November 2006

Given a Democratic Congress. . .

First, the election is over. Screaming hysterics will not serve anyone. No one is running for anything for another two years. Well, really the presidential campaign will start next year. But no one is running for squat now. That hysteria over concluded campaigns is really unappealing, and one of the things that grated on my nerves since 1994 is the Democratic inability to let any election go. We, as Conservatives and as Republicans and as Citizens of the United States, need to take a deep breath, and remind ourselves that this election is not rpt not the end of the world.

We need to be more mature about losing than the Democrats. It positions the Republicans to make the most out of an oppositional position in Congress.

Second, there is nothing served by fighting every Democratic proposal like it is tatamount to sacrificing our firstborn. Not every hill is worth dying on. What can be compromised on, should be. What can't, fight. But distinguish the two.

Third, remember that the best way to position the Republicans for a comeback in 2008 is to let the Democrats have their head. They havn't got any new ideas, and it won't take long for that to be obvious. The hysterics of the past few years need to translate into a real legislative agenda, or the Dems will blow their credibility, badly.

More thoughts later.

3 Comments:

Blogger A Soldier's Girl said...

Um. SO...does that mean I hafta take down the recipe for crow?

3:52 PM  
Anonymous nerdasaaurus said...

I hafta take down the recipe for crow?

No, leave it up. The 'Pubs haven't had their fill of it yet. And we will remind the Dems that it is primarily a recipe for them.

6:27 PM  
Blogger A Soldier's Girl said...

Sadly, I don't think it was nearly as funny to the liberals on my f-list and I thought it was.

Ah, well...Joke 'em if they can't...you know the rest.

7:58 AM  

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