Smatterings of a Republican Renaissance?
By: John Lillpop
Republicans took a real thumping on November 4, which inspired left wing pundits and Democrats to dance with glee on the grave of the Grand Old Party. Republicanism as we knew it was dead, kaput, done, according to those who wish it were so.
However, on the way to the morgue for embalming, the remains of the GOP showed signs of life from the states of Georgia, Louisiana, and Minnesota.
In Georgia, incumbent Saxby Chambliss trounced his Democrat opponent in a runoff, a victory that put to death Harry Reid’s silly fantasy about a super-majority in the U.S. Senate.
In Minnesota, incumbent Republican Norm Coleman appeared to stretch his lead over the Democrat Al Franken as the recount process ended. Now state officials have to deal with thousands of “contested” ballots. At this point, it looks as though Republicans may hold on to another seat in the U.S. Senate, despite the blue tsunami that America experienced on November 4.
Big news, too, from the great state of Louisiana where, at last, voters have acted responsibly by sending indicted Democratic U.S. Rep. William Jefferson to the unemployment line. The fact that this man was still able to be mount a competitive campaign is nothing short of blasphemy against the democratic process.
Even more distressing: The fact that Rep. Jefferson has been able to serve in the U.S. House even after being indicted proves that Speaker Pelosi’s “Culture of Corruption” applies only to Republican white males. Corrupt Democrats, especially people of color named Rangel and Jefferson, are not included in Pelosi’s judgmental juggernaut.
From the source linked below*, this report of another GOP win in Louisiana: “In the 2nd Congressional District, which includes most of New Orleans, Republican attorney Anh “Joseph” Cao won 50 percent of the vote to Jefferson’s 47 percent and will become the first Vietnamese-American in Congress. His only previous political experience was an unsuccessful 2007 bid for a seat in the state legislature. ”
All of which means that since Barack Obama was elected as America’s first illegal alien president, Republicans have won all subsequent challenges, with the exception of Alaska’s Ted Stevens whose conviction just before the election did not help.
Has the Republican renaissance started in earnest?
One can certainly hope so.