Thursday, November 09, 2006

Free at last!

When Bill Clinton was elected president for the first time I was distressed. When he was RE-elected I was livid. So when I went into Tuesday's election facing the prospect of a Democrat victory in one or both houses of the national legislature I figured that if the worst happened I would be pretty bummed out.

As I woke up on Wednesday morning and turned on Fox news to see just how bad it was (I went to bed with Allen in VA having a comfortable lead) and saw that both the House and Senate had fallen to the party of surrender and appease European-style socialism I felt a strange sensation. A kind of buoyancy and a strong desire to sit down at this blog and write something.

Now understand this. For the past couple of months I have been finding it hard to write. I was filling space by doing a lot of cut-and-paste blogging and posting a lot of pictures. I don't have a problem with cut-and-paste blogging. If I find something on the 'net that I think you would find interesting or should know about I'll bring it to your attention. And I like taking pictures of the beautiful part of the country that I live in and love sharing them. And you seem to like them as well. In fact I get emails from people asking me to put together slide shows for them. However I was doing these things in order to avoid having to write and I started this blog so that I would have a chance to write.

So what was going on? Why did I not feel depressed and why was I once again eager to write? The answer came to me today as I was listening to the Rush Limbaugh Show. Rush was talking about how he felt a sense of release after the Republican losses because he no longer had to go out and carry water for people who didn't deserve to have their water carried.

I realized that I felt exactly the same way. I had become soul sick at the prospect of sitting down here every day and defending the indefensible and now I don't have to any more.

Why did I do it? Because as bad as the Republicans had become the Democrats are vastly worse. Cutting and running from Iraq will only bring the terrorists back to our own soil. I do not want to turn on the local news and see the mangled bodies of teenagers being carried out of the Asheville Mall because some Islamofascist suicide bomber walked into the food court wearing 20 pounds of C-4.

I do not want to see the the US economy, which is better now than it has been in decades, derailed by higher taxes and choking regulation. I do not want to see people unemployed because it has become too expensive to hire them. I do not want to see all the progress which our soldiers have fought and died for in Iraq wiped out and Iraq and Iran merge into a Shiite theocratic superstate which would control nearly half of the world's oil reserves and possess nuclear weapons.

All of these things are a realistic possibility now that the party of the left controls congress. I worked to keep Republicans in power because all of these things worried me greatly. They still do, but I am also happy.

I am happy because now we can start over. The Republican Party had been hijacked by creatures like John McCain and his little lickspittle Lindsey Graham and they were running it into the ground. Our Republican president was, on balance, more liberal than conservative and our congressional "leadership" seemed to have no stomach for a fight with the Democrats and no ability to impose discipline on its own RINO troublemakers.

All that is, at least potentially, over now. There are things that can be done to mitigate the worst that the Democrat moonbats in the new congressional leadership can do (more about that tomorrow) and the chance to rebuild the Republican Party into a conservative party once again is priceless. Two of McCain's treasonous "Gang of 7" are gone, McCain's presidential hopes are in the toilet with the rest of the turds and South Carolina Republicans are vetting a list of potential candidates to challenge Graham in the next primary even as I type this.

How could I not be happy.