What a great night!
In Virginia, the GOP didn’t just beat the Tics; we didn’t just beat them down; we didn’t just humilate them; we made them say “we’re not just your beeyotch, we are your bee-friggin-YATCH”. The Obama Revolution in Virginia had a half-life shorter than Milli Vanilli’s chart career. The Virginia election – in a state the Dems owned barely a year ago – made an eight-on-one prison shower-room beatdown look like a Japanese tea ceremony.
And in New Jersey? NEW JERSEY? I knew we were onto something when a third of the polls were in, Corzine trailed by seven, and Minnesota Public Radio’s utterly Republican-free “panel” spent a couple of minutes obsessing over “exit polls”. Which was at least better than CNN, which was running the “exit polls show New Jersey neck and neck” slide up until, I kid you not, the moment they called it for Christie.
Note to Dems; when even fat jokes fail you, you know you’re screwed.
Note to Hugh Hewitt: You were oh, so close to right on this one; if it’s not close, they can’t cheat (enough).
NY23 – well, there’s a lesson for the GOP: “Moderates” are death. Running to the middle to win moderates is the road to palookaville; Liberals want us to run moderates. Making the middle want to move to you is the way forward. The GOP flipped the Nassau County Commission, and the conservatives taught a lesson to the 23rd District’s GOP “elite”. While we lost the special election (cue Ms. Scozzafavva; ride into the sunset by any means necessary), we’re well-placed to beat Owens next year; the party might be over before they know what hit them.
Remember last year, when the left was tittering like a bunch of latte-addled grad students about the GOP and conservatism being dead?
Hah. We’re here, we’re conservative, and we’re not going away (Janet Napolitano’s enemy’s lists notwithstanding).
Bring on next year.