Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Well, what's done is done.

I believe that, regrettably, our nation is entering a time of danger unprecedented in American history. There is a great deal at stake -- national security, freedom of speech, economic freedom, and the sanctity of life are starting areas of concern. The details don't need to be rehashed tonight. There will be time enough for that in the months and years to come.

Along with my fellow conservatives I will take a deep breath, pray, get a good night's sleep, and then, as Michelle Malkin writes, "We stand up for our principles, as we always have...we stay positive and focused...we fight."


Blogger Historical Ken said...

One of the most disheartening situations occured last night when a friend of my son was over - she is just shy of 21 - and, while speaking about (what else?) the election, I brought up the "Joe the Plmber" situation. Her response? "He shouldn't have asked such a question if he didn't want to be in the limelight." She went on to say that the press had every right to delve into his personal life, that if he is going to ask such questions then be prepared.
This, unfortunately, is the future.
I will be praying as well.

5:22 AM  
Blogger windycorner said...

Fight is the operative word. There will be so many battles in the congress and we'll have to make our voices heard. The GOP is going to have to be rebuilt with traditional conservative values in mind. I really think lots of conservatives stayed home yesterday and you can hardly blame them. I just hate what's going to happen with the judges in the next couple of years.

5:35 AM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

I've already seen various comments on some sites telling those who voted against The One need to now "get with the program" and to "get on board or get out."
Loutish thuggery and groupthink tactic have already won this election- and quite frankly have marred what should otherwise have been a very important and historic moment in American. Now it looks like they will begin to marginalize the opposition. From Mussolini to Stalin the next tactic, once in power, is to consolidate that power. So Democrats better be very wary - because that is what is coming next.
The media pulled the biggest fraud in the history of our country on the American people and put into office the least experienced, most liberal and socialist person we have ever had in the White House.
Some people think I am overboard in my critical assessment- but I am nothing, if not a student and teacher of history. I have paid careful attention to this man and this campaign.
We lost this campaign precisely because we did not put up a conservative. And we got one in the VP slot too late. Now is the time to do what Reagan did after the Ford primary- regroup, continue to refine and express the message and get stronger for four years later.
The future of our party was never with McCain- but it can be with Palin and Jindal and McCory and other young conservatives who grew up as Reagan kids. They can make the future happen. Now is the time for us to fight and regroup and stop the socialist spread in Congress.
Sorry Laura- just had to get that off my chest.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Irene said...

Well said.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you all so much for sharing your comments. There is comfort in hearing from fellow conservatives across the nation and in being reminded there are so many more Americans out there who share our concerns.

J.C., I particularly liked this comment (please don't apologize, your comments are always valuable and most welcome!):

"The media pulled the biggest fraud in the history of our country on the American people and put into office the least experienced, most liberal and socialist person we have ever had in the White House. Some people think I am overboard in my critical assessment- but I am nothing, if not a student and teacher of history. I have paid careful attention to this man and this campaign."

One of the things which troubles me most greatly is the role the media played in assuring Obama's election. Pat Caddell -- Jimmy Carter's pollster, who was increasingly horrified by Obama -- made some stirring comments on the radio the other day about how the media used to work on behalf of and to protect the American people, but now instead they were working on behalf of part of the political establishment.

Ken, that's a most disheartening story.

I will join all of you in praying regularly that God will continue to protect and bless our great nation and our Constitution.

Best wishes,

8:18 AM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

Thanks for your kind words, Laura-
and I agree - it is comforting to hear fellow Americans and realize you are not alone in your concern.
May I humbly suggest that everyone take a look at Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism. It's an excellent and necessary book. Reading the section about Mussolini and the American press and left fawning all over him in the 20s was chilling, especially reading it in the last days of the election. The American people have bought into a deceptive image of American history in the 20th Century, and we have Liberal educrats trying to re-write the Reagan Era. We've got to stand up for the truth and learn from our mistakes.
We lost this past election the minute we ceded the education system to the liberals of the 60s. It's time to get it back.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks for that recommendation, J.C., I will add that to my reading list. It sounds very timely.

Rush is on fire this morning. It's very encouraging to hear him. He's reminding us that there's no point in being "gracious" and trying to show the other side we're nice guys and work with them, as Republicans never get credit for it -- witness McCain.

Rush is also reminding us of Rahm Emmanuel (Obama's rumored chief of staff) at a celebratory dinner recently stabbing his knife into the tablecloth while naming various Republicans and yelling "Dead! Dead!" He also pointed out that a squishy moderate like Chris Shays is now out of office; and the need for solid conservatism and that 57 million people did not vote for the ideas represented by Obama.

I wonder if the growing homeschool moment will help turn the educational tide back toward conservatism. Of course, because it represents a threat to the left (not to mention employment by the teachers' unions), homeschooling will probably be under fire over the next four years as well. However, homeschoolers are the last kinds of people to back down from a fight and give in to the government. :)

It looks as though Proposition 8, preserving traditional marriage, has finally been assured of passage this morning. That is something positive to take out of yesterday.

Best wishes,

9:40 AM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

Rush is dead on (as always).
McCain's folly is exactly what Rush has been talking about all along with moderates and "blue-blood" republicans.

That's good to hear about Prop 8 (and in AZ and FL) - I was horrified at some of the recent ads from some in CA- esp against churches supporting Prop 8. Tolerance indeed.

OK- it'll be back to classic flicks tomorrow! Alice Faye is the tonic I need today!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

"Alice Faye is the tonic I need today!"

There ya go! :)

I didn't even turn on Fox News last night -- I had such bad memories of the doom and gloomers certain Kerry had won in 2004, as well as the calling/not calling Florida fiasco in '00. I monitored the election map at Holy Coast.com and listened to Hugh Hewitt's special radio coverage until all hope was lost, then I retreated to movies from the '40s and '50s. We have to rest up and psych up for the coming battles, which as Rush just said will be "epic."

Best wishes,

9:49 AM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

Sorry to drop in again, but since you are there on the ground in CA you see things we don't.
What is the take on Prop 8 passing out there. It was a long time until the national press acknowledged the passage.
Has Gavin "Nucence" come out and said anything? How likely will it be challenged in court - or can it be challenged. It frustrating that there isn't more info out there.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I've been pretty isolated from the news today, other than Rush, but I'll be watching for the stories on Prop. 8, J.C. One thing I did read of note is that a high majority of black voters voted Yes on 8.

Ostensibly it cannot be challenged in courts now because it's now a Constitutional Amendment to our state Constitution. (It's a re-do of Prop. 22, a law which was passed but invalidated by the courts, just as they have done with other Props here.) Therefore, by its nature it cannot now be un-Constitutional to declare marriage is between a man and a woman.

Things are so crazy these days, however, I'll be curious to see what the tactics are, if any, to try to negate its passage.

Newsom supposedly has aspirations of being governor. Ugh.

Glad you have dropped by -- it's a good day to "hang out" and chat with like-minded friends. :) I'd better get some of my kids' History papers corrected soon, though. (grin)

Best wishes,

12:23 PM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

That's good to hear about it being a Constitutional Amendment. I look forward to any updates you can provide in later posts.
I'd roll up my sleeves and help ya out if I was nearby, but alas I'm not- and I've got a Mythology lecture to finish preparing for tonight anyway!
Have a good rest of the day. Eat a Hydrox or two for me. Today's a good day for it!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

My daughter took a Mythology course her freshman year that she absolutely loved. Such a fascinating topic, combining literature, history, etc. She'll be studying in London (!) in the spring and along with Geology and History she'll be taking a Literature course on fairy tales which should be interesting.

Hmmm, I think there's still a package of Hydrox in the freezer...

Best wishes,

12:35 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I stayed up late and had my time being depressed...Kentucky came through for the GOP... I woke this morning still feeling depressed... but as the day progressed... I became angry. We have the President-elect we deserve... Congratulations to Barack Obama. Regardless, this is historical and should be noted. Ken's observation is one all too familiar..and one that disheartens me to the core. Pennsylvanians... I am dumbfounded they re-elected Murtha... but I will be watching that man's every move from this day forward. The fact that Steve Chabot lost in Ohio... one of the most fiscally conservative, pro life guys... lost... in Cincinnati?? In Cincinnati??? In any event... the resolve I have is one founded in anger. John McCain was never someone I felt good about until he brought Sarah on board. I think in hindsight... none of us that call ourselves Conservatives or Libertarians would have been happy with McCain. JC speaks for me... It is time to find those raised on Reagan.... They/We are out here... Some will need to be groomed and taught how to fight...and among us... we will find the Palins and Jindals. I am not going to allow this wonderul nation of ours to be talked about in past tense.... once upon a time there was a city on the hill....

Laura, I apologize for the ramble... but this is the first time I have actually attempted to put my thoughts out there... Hopefully by Sunday- I will be more coherent.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi Cathy,

I actually went to your site earlier today to see if you'd published thoughts on the election. Thanks so much for sharing them here. It's always great to hear from you. I'll be checking your site again this weekend!

Best wishes,

4:53 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Although I'm not terribly afraid of gays marrying gays I wanted to send a message to our 4 judges who think they can overrule the people. That's what made me vote yes on 8.

7:16 PM  

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