Be Happy the Democrats Lost – Even if the GOP is still a Problem

Since the 2012 election I have not watched Fox News. Their polls were way off. Dick Morris was just talking out of the hole in his head. Karl Rove was an embarrassment. Fortunately, the polls were out of kilter this time around as well.

For example, in Georgia’s governor’s race, with Jimmy Carter’s grandson running against the Republican Nathan Deal, the polls had it as a close race. The same is true in the race between Michelle Nunn and David Perdue for the Senate. Neither election was close. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, “Even Deal said he was taken aback by the ‘surprisingly big margin’ of victory.”

U.S. News & World Report carried this headline, “GOP’s Perdue Trounces Nunn in GA Senate Race: Businessman Perdue wins by unexpected margin in the Peach State.”

So you can imagine, this was the first time since 1988 that I slept well after an election.

Do I think everything’s going to change in Washington? No. Will the Republicans disappoint me? Yes.

Voters need to understand that this was a single battle in a bigger war. We can’t go home and rest on our laurels. I can assure you that the Democrats have not given up. They’ll be back with a vengeance.

There are a lot of people who did not vote because they would not vote for the “lesser of two evils,” which makes no sense since they got either the lesser or the greater evil.

My philosophy has always been that you can’t get any hits if you’re not playing the game. Sulking from the bleachers won’t change anything. We’ve picked up some good congressmen over the last couple of elections (e.g., Ted Cruz). We’ve picked up some good ones this time around as well.

It took us a long time to get into this mess; it’s going to take some time to get out of it.


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