...which is the point when we're all supposed to say something banal such as "the people have spoken," and feel all unified and happy and talk nicely to each other.
Not this time.
A vast number of Americans bought into the distortions, exaggerations and outright lies of the liberal-socialist Democrat media. They thought an obscure Congressman's sexual escapades were so awful that we needed to hand power to a party bent only on revenge for their years out of power.
Forget for a moment that the scandals in which Democrats are regularly involved (can you say Rep. William Jefferson? Sen. Harry Reid?) will be swept under the rug. Forget that Democrats' hands are as filthy as those of the Republicans. That's all trivia compared to the extent of the real disaster that the voters have brought upon themselves.
Within two years, we will be out of Iraq. Not after having accomplished the goal of defeating the Islamic extremist monsters, but with our tails between our legs. George Bush and his not-so-merry band didn't have the moral courage to act as if it was a war and put maximum effort into winning it; the Democrats don't have the moral courage to do anything but surrender. The sacrifices of our wonderful military, whom the socialists hate and will do their best to destroy, will be wasted.
Within two years, aliens living in this country illegally will have full amnesty, full welfare, educational and medical care benefits, and will be given all kinds of shortcuts to citizenship. The borders will be open, and our government will increase its disgusting kowtowing to the Mexican government.
Within two years, the taxes of productive Americans will rise dramatically. Business, the enemy of the socialist Democrats, will be punished by ever-growing government control and heavier taxation. More and more jobs will vanish overseas. Welfare will expand dramatically. Dozens of new government programs will be set up to benefit the "disadvantaged."
Despite vastly increased taxation, the national debt will grow at an alarming rate.
Within two years, Nancy Pelosi will be president, after Congress impeaches George Bush and Dick Cheney.
Within two years, the moral imperatives of the Christian Right will be replaced by equally draconian moral imperatives from the Socialist Left. Do you really believe that they are not just as hell-bent on forcing their ideas on those who disagree with them?
If, God forbid, this nation is attacked again at it was on Sept. 11, 2001, the response will be, as it was in the Clinton years, to do nothing.
Islamic terrorists won a massive victory last night. So did illegal aliens and many other lawbreakers of all kinds. So did those who want the United States to subordinate its authority to the United Nations.
The new era of national shame which began last night does not center around the defeat of the Republicans. They had grown fat, lazy and corrupt. The shame is that the American people have chosen an alternative that is far worse, potentially far more destructive to the sovereignty and security of this nation.
I said it before and say it again, with deeper conviction and a blend of sorrow, disgust and fear for the future:
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