The Republicans sweeping into the House of Representatives and closing the gap in the Senate was something I’ve been looking forward to since the 2008 election. While it was a great thing, this is just the beginning. There is no time to celebrate, there is far too much at stake here and far too much left to do. The first thing and the highest priority for conservatives is to refuse to compromise with the liberals. To paraphrase President Obama shortly after he took office last year “We won.” Even last week, President Obama made it clear he’s not interested in compromising with us despite his lofty campaign rhetoric of working together. He said that conservatives saying that we can join him if we want, but we “gotta sit in back.” With words like that why the hell should we now have to compromise with them? We shouldn’t be the ones walking across the aisle anymore. We’ve done that far too many times without anyone on the Left reciprocating. Where has it gotten us? Compromise and bipartisanship has only dug the hole that this country may very well soon be buried in if we don’t stop sprinting down the path we’re currently on. Michelle Malkin said it best in her column last night “Take Your Olive Branch and Shove It, Democrats.” The people did not vote for conservatives in numbers not seen in years to compromise. They voted for them to be a roadblock to the liberals so-called “progress,” progress which is running us into bankruptcy and eroding freedom like we’ve never seen before in this country. Liberalism is a cancer that has been spreading since the late 19th century and it’s time we start getting some chemotherapy. This election was a start.
There can be no compromise on the healthcare bill. We need to repeal it, no questions. With the Democrats still in control of the Senate and President Obama in the White House, it won’t happen so some on our side will just want to fix it. No. Absolutely not. You don’t fix something that fundamentally bad. We need to defund it, make it stillborn, and then, when we hopefully pick up the White House and Senate in 2012, scrap the whole damn thing. There can be no compromise on liberal policies because they are destroying this country. The healthcare bill is just one of these policies. Look at Cap-and-Trade or the Wall Street reform bill or any other liberal policies and you’ll see they do more harm than good, which is why the need to be stopped now. No compromise.
We can’t get suckered into their rhetoric either. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who unfortunately didn’t lose her job last night, issued this statement last night:
The outcome of the election does not diminish the work we have done for the American people. We must all strive to find common ground to support the middle class, create jobs, reduce the deficit and move our nation forward.
Even President Obama called Rep. John Boehner last night to congratulate him, with Boehner’s aide saying:
President Obama called Leader Boehner at midnight to congratulate him. They had a brief but pleasant conversation. Leader Boehner said he’s always been straightforward and honest with the president in the past, and said that’s the way he’ll continue to be with the president in the future. They discussed working together to focus on the top priorities of the American people, which Boehner has identified as creating jobs and cutting spending. “That’s what they expect,” Boehner said. He thanked the president for the call.
Both of these statements seem fairly benign, talking about working to create jobs and cutting spending. Well guess what though, they had two years to do so. They had two years to do all they promised to do. They had two years to do this with huge majorities that Republicans couldn’t do anything to stop. But they failed to do so. They failed to do so because they had no intentions of doing so. They wanted to make us a socialist state like all of Europe (who is now running from those ideas). If they really gave a damn about any of those things, they would have already done it and no one can argue that fact. The only way to create the jobs they’re talking about is by getting rid of the healthcare bill and getting government the hell out of the economy. The only way to get the deficit under control is by cutting spending. It’s as simple as that but instead the Democrats increased regulation and spent more and more despite their pledges in 2006 and 2008 and they can’t deny their records and the facts.
We need to get rid of the Democrats. History has shown us over and over again that smaller government and decreased regulation increases economic growth and freedom. Just look at the 1920s and the 1980s. And for all those people that say well the 1920s led to the Great Depression are wrong. Government involvement after the market crash led to the Great Depression. The unemployment rate was going down and was nearly 6% back then until they government tried to fix things and then, surprise, it jumped to 25%. The same holds true for today. The economy is still sputtering at best because of the government’s involvement. The bottom line of all of this is that this is just the beginning of the fight. We haven’t even been seated in Congress yet. Once they get there the real work begins and believe us, if these conservatives compromise and don’t fight to implement conservative ideas, the Right Brothers will call them out and hold their feet to the fire and will work to ensure they too get thrown out of office the next time they’re up for reelection.
We won. Losers don’t compromise. Let’s get to work.