What do you believe and why?
For conservatives, the Tuesday election results brought forth weeping and gnashing of teeth. That’s ok. It’s a normal response when you lose something following a large investment of intellectual and emotional capital.
For liberals, the Tuesday election results delivered jubilation and celebration. That’s normal as well, but the conclusions the left is now drawing are not supported by reality. Examples:
- Harry Reid-tard thinks the American people have embraced tax increases as a result of the narrow Obama victory. That’s the way the left thinks, in power terms, and money—taxes in this case—is power.
- Eugene Robinson says A New America Speaks. He ignores the Obama drop from 2008 as well as the general zeitgeist of the people regarding America’s way forward.
- A third guy says Obama’s victory vindicates his Iran policy. I suppose this means the same writer would offer the Obama win validates his Benghazi policy, his Arab Spring policy, his Russian Reset policy, and all other policies, foreign and domestic, as well.
A better explanation of the narrow Obama win—and his microscopic coattails—is this: for better or worse (worse, based on his record), many voted for Broncobama as a popular or historical or even transcendent figure, even if far fewer held this view than they did in 2008. Romney, and the ideas he represents, didn’t have enough appeal to create victory. And when you have a 47% built-in base like Dear Reader does, you don’t have to skim off too many of the rest to eek out a win.
So while liberals demonstrate that man remains the only creature capable of lying to himself, there’s more than sorrow or joy at work in this one election, or so far as it goes, in any number of elections. The long war is one of ideas, of winning hearts and minds: conservative ideas possess efficacy and explanatory power; liberal ideas have failed.
And what’s the way ahead for the black, for the white, the red and brown, the purple and yellow? Fight the (left’s) power.