Posted by Brother Bob on 10 November, 2022 at 6:49 pm. 13 comments already!

So there’s no misunderstanding, I realize that there is a lot of bad with what happened on Tuesday. I could probably add a few thousand words on top of the excellent piece that Dr. John offered, and I was among the many who stayed up late on Tuesday looking forward to a tsunami of MS-13NBC tears. Obviously, I was disappointed like the rest of us Normals, but a piece by Ace, The Other Side Gets the Ball Too, put things in perspective for me. (emphasis mine)

We got a little self-deluded about abortion having all but vanished as a factor in the race. It didn’t.

Abortion was a costly victory. That doesn’t mean you don’t take the victory; only a GOPe Grifter would say that you perpetually run on an issue and never actually try to win that issue on a policy level.

But winning the issue of abortion, finally, did provoke a powerful backlash from the 40% of the country that considers abortion to be an unholy sacrament.

Just as Obamacare was a costly victory that, from the Democrats’ perspective, they absolutely needed to seize and accept the fallout as unavoidable consequences, so too does the GOP have to take the win on abortion, but with the unavoidable consequence of a riled-up leftwing progressive base.

And on that, even though abortion faded as an issue as we got close to election day, millions and millions of votes were cast weeks and even a month before election day. I checked the Pennsylvania mail-in voting rules; the website didn’t give a firm date, but it said early voting usually takes place “4-6 weeks” before election day.

So people were casting votes for Fetterneck in the last week of September. When the July-August passions over Dobbs were still hot.

The emphasized part is what changed my thinking. What’s the point in legislative victories if they don’t lead to significant policy changes? Granted, the overturn of Roe v. Wade came from the Judiciary, but do you think that outcome had a snowball’s chance in Hell if Hillary’s coronation had been completed? One of my many frustrations about the Trump presidency was how with control of The White House and Congress how little was done in terms of substantial change. Yes, those tax cuts were nice until they got wiped away with the stroke of a pen after the Dems stole a few elections to “fortify” their power back in 2020. McCain’s torpedoing of the Obamacare repeal had me cursing at my vote for him in 2008 and the small contributions I sent his campaign back in 2000. But I digress…

So yes, when you get a game changer pushed through there will be a backlash from those who were happy with the previous game. Do you think that the Dems would trade the electoral bloodbath that surrounded it for the passage of Obamacare? Wasn’t that supposed to wipe them out for a generation up and down the ticket until… (checks calendar) 2018? So this time we had the unique circumstance of an invalid in the White House whose handlers aren’t even trying to hide the fact that they want to destroy America, and on the opposition side a major victory just prior to the election. And even if the red wave wound up as a red trickle, The Radical Left would happily trade results with what we Normals achieved.

Yes, the major losses were disappointing, and in some cases, infuriating. But when you look at the big picture, with the exceptions of angry, single, middle aged women, and their followers in Gen Z, the Dems took hits up and down the ballot. Their entire future is staked on a people willing to accept misery. Granted, The Radical Left is very good at marketing misery, but history has proven that misery is not a sustainable philosophy. And make no mistake, we have a lot of work to do. But we have a path forward. The Radicals only have a tenuous hold on power, and they know it. Now it’s time for us to do our election post mortems, log all of our lessons learned, and create some game plans.

We’re just getting started.

Brother Bob is no longer on Facebook (although you can see his archives there), and is back on Twitter again, but is ramping up on Minds and Gab, as well as Parler and GETTR, and has his biggest presence on MeWe.

Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog

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