Thursday, November 09, 2006

Democrats win control of both Houses of Congress

At about 4:45 in the morning, the Associated Press finally called the Virginia Senate race for RepubliDemocrat Jim Webb, a man who said less than a decade ago that the sight of Bill Clinton returning a salute from a marine made him angry.

I accept the AP's call and I am prepared at this point to call both the federal House and the Senate for the Democrats.

Sources somewhat familiar with the Allen campaign are quietly saying that George Allen may concede today if the final vote spread after all canvassing is similar to election night. I do not believe that Allen will contest the results unless some major error in counting is found. This has definately put the brakes on a possible Allen Presidential run, but has more immediate implications for the GOP.

To be completely honest, I think this loss could be one of the best things to happen to Republicans-not for the sake of losing, but because it gives the Party a chance to return to our moorings and revisit the philosophy of Ronald Reagan that made us a truly national party. We have lost our way in the halls of power, and the American people have forced us to try and find our way again. We can begin to go back to the ideas that motivate our people and embrace a way of governing that works-and sometimes it takes a loss to make that happen.



At Thursday, November 09, 2006 3:41:00 PM, Blogger Chucko said...

The turnaround in VA was nothing short of stunning, Dave. Absolutely stunning, and a wake up call to the GOP if nothing else is (and plenty is, of course). Allen was a Reagan conservative in the true mold, and not so long ago many of us, myself included, were calling him the next president of the United States. I'm just glad we figured out how quickly he can fall apart in a campaign before it became much more important. Sad to see him go down, but good to see that we'll have a stronger candidate in a couple of years.

At Thursday, November 09, 2006 3:45:00 PM, Blogger Chucko said...

By the way, Ohio is doomed. The minimum wage progressive increase that will bankrupt the state within 10 years passed (I think I heard several businesses packing up their offices over the past few days), the statewide smoking ban passed, we get another Dick Celeste as governor, and a senator in the mold of Glenn and Metzenbaum. What the hell is WRONG with the people in this state? Well, I guess I can't really blame them. As my fellow S.O.B. blogger Tom at BizzyBlog said, TAFT, TAFT, TAFT. I'm not sure how long it will take to rebuild the party here, if it can even be done. Thoughts?

At Friday, November 10, 2006 12:06:00 AM, Blogger Steve Mule said...

My thoughts are simply ones of peace and joy. I've gotten out my Christmas CDs - it's a true holiday experience.


At Sunday, November 12, 2006 2:55:00 PM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

Come to Tennessee, that's my thought, or go anywhere you like- just get out of Dodge. Peter Bronson always said they should put a sign over the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge that said "now leaving Ohio-last one out please turn out the lights."

You are about to experience firsthand how right Bronson is. If you thought Taft was a nightmare, the next four years will be a living horror movie for you. I am not saying that because Ted Strickland is a Democrat-Phil Bredesen is a Democrat and Tennessee has not gone to Hell, I can promise you that. I am saying that because Strickland learned everything he knows from your buddy Tricky Dicky...

Oh Charles, you poor soul...get out of there and be liberated before the whole State just gets flushed down the socio-economic toilet. Taft already giggled the handle, now Strickland will push it down.

At Sunday, November 12, 2006 3:01:00 PM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

I have already begun to enjoy the Advent season and it isn't even Advent yet. This is a wonderful way to move on from the events of the last week.

It serves as a reminder that there is always hope for the future in Christ.


Post a Comment

<< Home

Locations of visitors to this page
Profile Visitor Map - Click to view visits
Create your own visitor map