Okay, first, let me say that I purposefully stayed away from everything yesterday. I was not feeling great going into the night, and I only became more depressed as the night went on. I just gradually went into a fetal position thinking about the words: “Speaker Pelosi.”
So, I’ll give you that one, Dems. You got her. You got the war to deal with. You got healthcare to take care of. You got Social Security to reform. You got taxes to fix (or raise in your case). You have national security to address. You have an immigration crisis to solve. Now, let’s see you do something with it.
Moving on, I have to disagree with Buzz on one minor detail. Yesterday was not really bittersweet in my opinion. It was just bitter. We knew we would kill the Dems in Georgia. No big surprise there. I never had a lot of hope for GA 8 & 12 (although I thought Max was going to pull it out there for a while). I do agree, though, that these seats will contiously grow more difficult for Marshall and Barrow, and it is almost inevitable that they will go R in the near future.
Finally, the one thing that has made me smile is Erick’s post about Insider Advantage. I’m glad to know that everyone else will realize how rediculous Matt Towery is. What a tool.
The thing I’m looking forward to most in Georgia: “Cagle ’10”! Sonny won. He deserved it! No big shocker there, though. Let’s look to the future now!
At the national level, I really don’t have any positives at this point. Hopefully, this experience will wake up the GOP. Hopefully, we will get back to basics. Hopefully, we will embrace the leaders that have led us to victory in the past, rather than some of the recent “leaders” that have proceeded to take us to a place no one wants to go. Hopefully … well, you get the idea. Either way, we have a lot of work to do!
My recommendations: Sonny should be out on Monday morning campaigning around the state to help us pick up Congressional seats. Just because we – Republicans – did well here at home doesn’t mean that the GAGOP should get complacent. As a matter of fact, the state Party could use some “shaking up” of its own. They need to quit worrying so much about helping a Superior Court candidate who has no business running for office and focusing more on doing their part to help us regain Congress.
This is not a day to bask in any sort of [unreal] glory.
Oh, and there’s always this as a continuous consolation: Ralph Reed lost!