"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Tuesday, November 16, 2004
 
The Politics of Victory
The Democrats, left leaning pundits, and liberals in general are bemoaning the election results of 2004. The pitch of their whining is remarkably similar to that of their 2000 whine-a-thon, the echoes of which can still be heard in what is left of blue-state America.

They do not consider W's winning of this election to have any bearing on the course of this country. 287 Electoral Votes is not enough for them. 60 million popular votes and 51% of the electorate is not enough for them. The normal governance of this country is to be done under liberal democratic leadership. Every election since 1994 (Clinton's re-election in 1996 not with standing) has been an aberration in the political space-time continuum. Eventually, they say, America will return to her senses and put the proper people back in power.

Minority political status must do terrible things to the liberal psyche.

W won the election. He won a majority of the popular vote. His main political adversary, the former senator from South Dakota "Tiny" Tommy Daschle was retired by his own state electorate.

Memo to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV): You might want to consider one thing before following in the footsteps of Tiny Tommy. You are a blue senator from a decidedly red state. Look very closely at that object atop the pike stuck deep in the White House lawn. Yes, that is Tiny Tommy's political head. If you don't want yours next to his, play ball.

W has a very interesting strategy for his second term. He actually plans to accomplish those things he promised to do in the campaign. I know this is a shocking strategy for most liberals. Look for big things to come across the Potomac in the next four years.

Regardless of what the left may think, or even dream, W won the election - convincingly, decidedly, and unapologetically. 60 million votes and 51% of the electorate translate in to one very simple and understandable word.

Say it with me now:

Mandate.

Here endeth the lesson.
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