Wednesday, November 08, 2006

First Thoughts

I'm obviously disappointed with the results. However, if the Dems push their hand to hard, they will be in for a rude awakening. Will they cater to the far left who wants us out of Iraq now which make us and the region less safe? Or, will they be held in check by all the more conservative Dems they put up to win seats.

I haven't done a full analysis yet, but one early thing I see is that blue states have become more blue. It will be interesting to see how all this plays out over the next two years. There were some major defeats in red states, Ohio for example, but overall it looks like blue states are more blue and red states are still red.

One thing I'm fully convinced is that Repubs did themselves a lot of harm by moving to the center and forgetting their base ideals that brought them to power. Hopefully this will be a wake up call to get back to our values and not run from them. That's what I'll be working hard for the next two years.

3 comments:

Jason said...

I concur

Mike's America said...

I haven't reached any conclusions on what happened and why yet. The first thing I came to was that after losing in 2000,2002 and 2004 the Democraps finally one one.

But can a six year campaign of hate and disinformation be translated into a legislative program?

I wonder how all the so-called conservative Democrats who won yesterday in places like Indiana and Kentucky will be viewed by their constituents after they learn their guy is supporting Nancy Pelosi and friends.

Cajun Tiger said...

One even said he wouldn't vote for Pelosi as Speaker...curious to see if he holds true to that.