3 Reasons the GOP
3 Reasons To Be Optimistic
3 Things You Can Do
Time for a little perspective: It was a bad night for conservatives and liberty-lovers.
On Election Day, Republicans were swept out of office in one race after another – leaving them with tiny minorities in the House and Senate. The gleeful press predicted that this was just the beginning of a demographic shift that would put Democrats
in control for the rest of our lifetimes.
Election night, 2012?
But rather than being disconsolate and resigned to defeat, conservatives launched a plan.
They built organizations and secured votes around issues that would unite a winning electoral coalition.
Guns. Deregulation. Limited government. National sovereignty. Confronting enemies home and abroad through strength.
And, six years later, it was the Democrats’ turn to cry — and to wonder if they would be the permanent minority.
This is the crossroads we are at: We can continue to do business in the sorry way the congressional leadership has done it for the past four years. If we do, we will lose our country – perhaps permanently.
Or we can fight for our values and pitch our issues in ways that will cause a huge majority of the American
people to support us.
We are at that crossroads — right now.
3 Reasons Republicans Lost
First, they nominated a candidate who was bad on virtually every major conservative issue – particularly guns – and who then proceeded to run to the left.
Second, they refused to fight for the things they purported to believe, particularly, guns and an end to the anti-gun ObamaCare
law. In one important gun vote (concerning registration) in this past Congress — the vote on whether to exempt 4473’s from government seizure under post-9/11 legislation — GOP Leader Mitch McConnell
whipped Republicans to vote anti-gun!
By contrast, Harry Reid
ended the session with a vote on a “pro-gun” bill intended to save endangered Montana Democrat Jon Tester
Third, Congress refused to use its leverage to force Barack Obama
to back down from his unconstitutional ObamaCare and anti-gun agenda. All the House and Senate GOP would have had to do is defund these unconstitutional actions of any “continuing resolution” and refuse to back down. They didn’t.
3 Reasons to be Optimistic
First, the party in power almost always suffers major losses in the sixth year of a presidency. This doesn’t mean we can sit back and wait for history to deliver us a victory, but it does mean that the wind will be to our backs.
Second, we predict that, when it’s finally implemented over the next two years, the anti-gun ObamaCare law will be every bit the nightmare we predicted it would be.
Third, we have elected a scattering of fire-breathers who may be willing to take on their leadership and force votes on guns, ObamaCare, constitutional governance – votes which are not just sops, but which are intended to transform the national debate.
3 Things You Can Do
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