We won an historic victory.
President Bush received 59,651,290 votes, more than any president
in history. He received 51% of
the vote, while Sen. Kerry received only 48% (Bill Clinton was re-elected
with only 49%). He received
286 electoral votes and carried 30 states.
President Bush became the first president to increase his majority
in both the House and the Senate since 1936.
In the face of four years of constant smear attacks by Democrats
and their front groups, labeling President Bush everything but a child of
God, he gained support across the board and won big!
Republicans are likely to retain control of both
houses of Congress for at least a generation.
Democrats are still whining that the Republicans must govern from
the center. Message to
Democrats: We are the center! A
clear majority of voters have endorsed President Bush’s policies and
given him a mandate, while giving us a majority.
Democrats are a dwindling fringe group, out of step with
. Democrats support gay
marriage and liberal judicial activism, yet on every ballot where gay
marriage was an issue, it was voted down by an average of 75% of voters.
There is a mainstream in this country, but Democrats are not in it!
Democrats say President Bush must unite this divided country, work
with Democrats, follow a moderate agenda and put Democrats in his cabinet.
They just don’t get it. Democrats
must abandon extreme liberalism, end their obstructionism and work with
the President for the good of our nation.
Otherwise, we will continue to pick them off and replace them with
conservative Republicans as we did to Sen. Daschle (the first Senate
leader to lose re-election in 50 years).
In the words of Governor Schwarzenegger, “Why should I listen to
a bunch of losers?” If they
are truly “democrats” they must accept the will of the people and
embrace the President’s policies!
Carl Rove realized something that most DC types never
will, that the power lies with the people.
He realized that we could convince our friends and family to vote
Republican more effectively than campaign spokesmen.
Each of us did our part to achieve this historic victory, because
we understood the stakes. We
understood that trading a strong war time president for an appeasement
minded internationalist would be the greatest victory our enemy could
achieve. The liberal media,
Michael Moore and the Kerry campaign did their best to obfuscate this
fact. This created confusion
among a large portion of the electorate.
In spite of millions of dollars in advertising and months of
speeches, it was you and I who convinced those who trust our judgment to
support President Bush. We
deserve a little gloating. I
received hundreds of emails leading up to the election, thanking me for
helping undecideds to decide. My
favorite came from a man who went to the polls still not knowing for whom
he would vote. As he waited in
line, someone told him about my last pre-election column, “Send a
Message to bin Laden, Vote Bush”. He
decided then and there to vote a straight party Republican ticket!
Each of us shares in this victory, because each of us worked hard
to see it happen.
The 2004 election was only the beginning.
We must continue convincing our friends and neighbors of the
superiority of conservative ideals. We
must wage an unending campaign for the dominance of our ideology, just as
we did to achieve the dominance of our party.
We must convince reasonable people of all parties to reject
liberalism. The liberals
understand that they have lost majority status; they will fight hard to
get it back. Already, the race
warlords are spreading lies, the politicians are learning to speak “the
language of religion and values” and college professors are grading
students on their willingness to accept Marxism, anti-Semitism and the
kind of radical anti-Americanism that calls for “a million Mogadishus.”
Let us rise to the challenge, and fight for strength, freedom and
traditional American values on the cultural battlefield with the same
dedication and determination as our soldiers who fight on foreign soil.
If they are willing to make such incredible sacrifices, surely we
can engage in a few heated political discussions to ensure that our nation
does not fall to the enemy within – especially now that we are winning!