Well all things aren’t bad. From the following link it looks like the Dems will not get the magic 60 vote majority to shut of filibusters.
As the article implies, that magic 60 is reachable with some Republicans changing their vote but it will be that much harder to do if Chambliss can win.
Now that the election is over Sarah Palin is still in the spotlight. We may have a chance to see a national leader in the making. Now that she should be free of the restraints of running 2nd fiddle. Free of the “Handlers” everyone blames all wrongs on. Now is her chance to prove to our conservative leaders such as Peggy Noonan whom I do admire and respect that she (Sarah) is not a flash in the pan and up to the task of being a hardnosed conservative and not just a one line spoutterer of vulgarities.
Or to quote the article
In the end the Palin candidacy is a symptom and expression of a new vulgarization in American politics. It’s no good, not for conservatism and not for the country. And yes, it is a mark against John McCain, against his judgment and idealism.
I still will give Sarah Palin the benefit of the doubt. As someone thrust upon the stage as a VP candidate, her vulgarisms I can overlook as part of the stage setting and a learning process. Perhaps an instinctual self defense mechanism that has served her well. But it will be what she does from here on out which will tell the tale whether she can mature into the limelight or fade from it.
Another of the good things I see is that as someone who has been knocked down, the Republican party seems to be picking itself up and learning from the expensive lesson it has had.
The new media Right Roots of this age are gearing up for change, are coming up with ideas galore, and best yet proposing some concrete actions using the new found technology they were born into. Below is one example of what I mean.
This sounds good, it is up to each and everyone of us to ask ourselves what can we do to help turn this thing of our around. Not in philosophical terms, but in concrete terms.
Time of course will tell if we can come up with a new image that enough of us can really get behind and bury some of our ever present squabbles over rhetoric and get into the actual work of winning some elections.
On the national level we see leadership change in the making. Same at the state level. I see some babies being thrown out with the bath water. That is just the cost of being the leader. The buck stops here and during loss, that buck ruts around a lot before it moves on.
What I see as good is that there is a chance to remake our party into a more conservative party. I for one am backing Jack Hoogendyk for State Party Chair. Below is an email he sent out to all. I got it off his web site.
Well, I used one tissue to dry my eyes, and after this humiliating defeat, I have vowed I won’t be fooled again. They have had their “trick me once” election, I’ll be damned if I’ll say “shame on me” the next time.
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative