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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rummy. We hardly knew ye.

Not Rummy, too.

*sigh*

I don't have it in me to be very positive right now. I am trying. New beginning. Opportunity to procure good, strong, conservative leadership in my party. Blah. blah. blah.

Mike at Mike's America has the idea. Let us wrest something positive out of this. Look to the future.

(Although I have to say I never was very impressed with that little doughboy, Hastert. Also - Frist always reminded me of a slightly creepy undertaker.)

***UPDATE***

I am all about 'feeling better'. I will start to add links here that aid in obtaining that objective. Along with my positive friend Mike, whose link is shown above, here the 'feeling better' (please note that while some of these links are not overly optimistic - they DID put a smile on my face) links will start:

Hillbilly White Trash.
Blonde Sagacity.
Midnight Blue.
CA - A Time and Place.
Dagney's Rant.
My Republican Blog.
Hammering Sparks From the Anvil.
Hugh Hewitt on Townhall.
Born Again Redneck.

12 Comments:

Blogger atheling2 said...

I commiserate with you Monica, I haven't much heart to post anything substantial today... Mike's optimism helps though... we do have focus on winning in 2008.

08 November, 2006 15:23  
Blogger Mike's America said...

I've already had some private feedback from GOP friends who say it's about time Rumsfeld was canned.

I warned them, it won't stop there.

Now, the rumor is John Bolton at the UN is next.

Let's just get a "new tone" at the UN and give Kofi Annan the job as US Ambassador.

Would that satisfy Democraps?

08 November, 2006 15:23  
Blogger Skye said...

The 'new day' in Philadelphia was greeted with rain showers for the better part of this day. Perhaps ,a portent of things to come for the Democrats Aside from the rain, Philadelphia did manage to retain its national leadership in voter fraud.

This morning, on the way to work, I tuned into Michael Smerconish's radio program and was just in time to catch a caller braying that the Democrat party is the Party most capable to root out al-queda. Hmmm...for the past six years the Dems have claimed that al-queda had nothing to do with Iraq or 9/11. At that moment I felt a sense of relief over this election cycle. I realized that the Dems have replaced unparalleled political leaders and some Republican deadwood (Chafee) with Democrats who have the leadership capabilities equaling those of schmeagle. Can you imagine replacing Gandhi with Gumby? That is exactly what happened during yesterday's election.


This election was no doubt a wake up call for the GOP and their Democrat supporters. Michelle Malkin exquisitely sums up what was lost and what has prevailed in this election cycle.

The GOP lost. Conservatism prevailed. "San Francisco values" may control the gavels in Congress, but they do not control America. Property rights initiatives limiting eminent domain won big. MCRI, the anti-racial preference measure, passed resoundingly. Congressman Tom Tancredo, the GOP's leading warrior against illegal immigration--opposed by both the open-borders Left and the open-borders White House--won a fifth term handily. Gay marriage bans won approval in 3 states. And as of this writing, the oil tax initiative, Prop. 87--backed by deep-pocketed Hollywood libs, is trailing badly in California. John Kerry's late-campaign troop smear galvanized bloggers and talk radio hosts, but it was not strong enough to overcome wider bipartisan voter doubts about Iraq.

The Dems have won, but not by a clear majority in either the House or the Senate. Coupled with the lack of leadership to act cohesively, and boxed in by the fringe left that will not hesitate to oust any Democratic politician who questions their agenda; the next two years of DNC mismanagement could well resemble a train wreck for the Dems. This new leaner and meaner GOP has the opportunity watch the Dems present their anti-war, anti-taxcut, pro-illegal immigrant agenda to the nation and make sure that it goes nowhere. One of the take-home messages from this election cycle dictates the party voted into the majority must produce tangible results or come 2008 the Party will be replaced. It almost makes it too easy for the GOP in 2008...


In 2004, my Democrat contemporaries were faced with a real Tsunami of political change. To cope with the loss, some migrated to Canada, some sought out Post Election Stress Therapy, and others lay comatose in bed for days after the election. As a conservative Democrat, I feel no strong need to cut and run as my Democrat peers did in 2004. For the GOP, this IS a New Day for the Party - bring on 2008!

08 November, 2006 22:39  
Blogger Gayle said...

The Senate too! It's just hard not to feel a bit down, but I suggest we roll up our sleeves and get to work. We have a lot of work to do. If we think we feel bad now hon, think about how bad we would feel if Hilary gets in the White House.

STOP! DON'T PANIC! I think Pelosi will show her true colors and she may be Hilary's worst nightmare. Heh!

09 November, 2006 00:35  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It's difficult seeing Rumsfeld go; but I believe we will recover from our losses; and that history will prove Rumsfeld to have been a great Secretary of Defense.

Time to work toward guaranteeing success for 2008, and doing what we can to move the country rightward for these next two years.

Thanks for the link up, btw.

09 November, 2006 14:38  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Has anyone else noticed how Democrats are such SORE WINNERS?

I've had to delete dozens of nasty, hate-filled moonbat droppings since the election.

If they are still THIS angry when they win, what would they have been like if they lost?

09 November, 2006 15:56  
Blogger atheling2 said...

Funny, over here in WA election night was filled with thunder, lightening and rain. We hardly EVER get thunderstorms!

Those nasty moonbat droppings they leave in the wake of their victory show us what we've always known:

They have no class.

09 November, 2006 19:38  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I agree atheling - it's a breath of fresh air to hear some optimism and also analyse exactly what happened and why. P.S. The sky had been crying here in Philly. ;-)

Mike it appears that your rumor source is correct. The leftys are just hateful whether they win or lose. Batten down the hatches, rough sailing ahead!

Skye - you're so good. You got linked. Thank you.

Gayle it will be interesting to see the bitc... I mean debates between those two. LOL!

Thank you Word. You're right. I hope the party can find some really dynamic, intelligent and charismatic true conservatives to lead the charge. The Democraps are just going to screw everything up if they can. I know that history will be kind to Rummy and to Dubya. They both did a good job and brought us through a really horrifying time. We need some new energy now.

09 November, 2006 23:44  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I'll be positive starting saturday :-). I needed a couple days to grieve.

10 November, 2006 00:28  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Me too LMC. It's been especially hard for me with Troll wandering around the house with his 'It's a Bloodbath' stuff. And that was BEFORE Rummy got canned and we knew that the Senate was lost as well as the House. LOL!

10 November, 2006 01:04  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

If it was time for a change, regarding Rumsfeld, I just wish the timing of it was better. It's just...distasteful, right after the Election defeat. A concession to the anti-war war critics, and the wrong message to send out to the Jihadists.

10 November, 2006 12:02  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I agree it was terrible timing Word. I liked Rummy. I think he should have stayed.

10 November, 2006 14:39  

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