Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween Eve...

While Halloween is tomorrow, Tuesday could have been the more scary. I don’t think there is a conceivable way for the Democrats to spin anything resembling success, though I'm sure you will hear them try. In the least, they will lose a sizable number of seats in both houses. At best, the left skewed polls are hiding a route of epic proportions (West Virginia, Washington, and if she stirs her witch’s brew right…Delaware)...

No matter the outcome, I think the most important thing is what may have started in earnest, last year, in New York’s 23rd District when the true RINO Scozzafava was thrown out. Then Rand Paul’s victory over Trey Grayson, Mike Lee’s victory over Bob Bennett, Marco Rubio scaring Charlie Crist out of even running against him, Joe Miller ousting Lisa Murkowski, and of course Christine O’Donnell with all her baggage, beating out Mike Castle.

RINOs being thrown out! Incumbants and career politicians losing to citizens (for the most part).

...the best news, even with Crist and Murkowski proving what they really are, and staying in the race, they will lose (fingers crossed in Alaska). Even Bennett at first balked at endorsing his successor.

I’m sure there were others that I don’t know about, local races, school boards, etc.

…however...

How confident are you going into Tuesday? Is 53% to 47% big enough for you? Is the 'county divided?' Is this a mandate?

In 1796 John Adams received 71 electoral votes, making him President, and as a ‘Federalist’ he beat out his rival Thomas Jefferson, by three votes. …and OBTW, Thomas Pinkney came in a close third with 59 votes. That means that almost 1/3 of the founding fathers chose a guy most of you never heard of OVER John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to be the 2nd President of the United States. Imagine how our HBO Documentaries would be if Adams wasn't President?!

In the vote of 1824, the first time they documented the popular vote, the people’s choice, Andrew Jackson, received 99 electoral votes (15 more than John Quincy Adams) and over 153,000 votes to Adams’ 108,000. Adams became President.

In 1860, before any state seceded, Abraham Lincoln won in a landslide. Of course. He is one of the most beloved and revered people of American history. In 1864, during the Civil War, with ONLY the people of the North voting…Lincoln won 2,213,665 to 1,805,237. Lincoln won with 55%.

...I'm gonna go ahead and say it, the American people have spoken (uh, as of Tuesday) and they don't want what Obama wants.

2 comments:

fckopp said...

Sorry Race but the teacher is coming out in me once again...first paragraph, second sentence "though I'm sure you will HEAR them try."
I hope and pray you are right, that the American people will speak up/vote to let government know...WE DON'T WANT WHAT OBAMA WANTS!!!

BTW...LOVE THE MUSIC. Wish I knew how to get it onto my laptop to play while I am sewing here in my pesonal abyss.

Love ya my gooly son.

Race Bannon said...

I think I have to explain the Webnet to you. When you see a typo, its only because you are reading it wrong. See, look at the posting again, now that you know that I know, its correct...