Republicans scored big time on Tuesday by winning the Senate. This was the first win since 2007, while keeping control of the House. It was very clear by the many victories election night, that Americans are craving real “hope and change”. Republican loyalists were celebrating with high fives and stars in their eyes. Could this be the GOP’s chance to finally win back the hearts of conservative American patriots and the base?
Through a veil of cynicism and mistrust, conservatives are holding their breath in the anticipation of what the next two years will look like. Will Republicans lay down over Obamacare? Will 20 million plus illegal criminals get a free pass because the GOP looks the other way due to a “compromise” that probably doesn’t benefit the good of the nation any way?
Although many of my friends were elated that Republicans won, I myself have taken the road of being “cautiously optimistic”. We have seen the song and dance before and frankly, seeing is believing. I tend to agree with what Fox News‘ Todd Starnes said on his Facebook page. He wrote:
A very important message to my readers…
We the people have given the Republican Party a mandate. And when lawmakers return to Washington they do so with orders to stop President Obama’s radical agenda.
It’s about restoring traditional American values. It’s about cutting taxes. It’s about securing our borders and backing our allies. It’s about understanding the difference between workplace violence and acts of terrorism.
The message is clear — it’s time to undo President Obama’s fundamental transformation of our nation. That being said – there is one more matter to attend to. I want to make you this promise. I am not beholden to the Republican Party. And should they fail to deliver on their commitments to the American people, I give you this solemn promise – i will hold them accountable.
I am in total agreement with Mr. Starnes. We must hold establishment Republicans accountable for how they handle this great blessing that they have been given. The American people didn’t hire them to play footsie with the Democrats. They were hired to “undo” the damage that was brought on by the communist regime known as the Obama administration.
In a speech that Mitch McConnell recently gave in Kentucky, he vowed a “spirit of cooperation and compromise” regarding Obama’s agenda. This is a huge red flag as to how much backbone the establishment will have when it comes to doing what they say they will do and having strong leadership.
Republicans have a dismal record of upholding conservative ideology; in fact, they are really looking more and more like Democrats every single day. Many Republicans have even attacked conservatives and the Tea Party, vowing to destroy them. There is no room for failure as conservatives will be watching and critiquing their every move. It’s time for Republicans to start living up to their “I’m just like Reagan” speeches and it’s time for them to put their money where their mouth is.
There is no room for squandered votes, bi-partisan pandering, or enormous egos. This time, the stakes are at their highest. America’s future is the end game and there must be a clear and concise path on how bringing her back from the brink of destruction will be achieved. Some of these elected officials will have their sights set on a Presidential run in 2016 but if they continue to act more like donkey’s than elephants, there won’t be a 2016 because like elephants, conservatives never forget.