What a week.
Victories are meant to be savored and enjoyed. Although most of us aren’t in full battle rattle while taking a hill in the middle of a Middle Eastern hell hole, we nonetheless had to endure one of the most gut-wrenching choices in modern electoral history. A majority chose the lesser of two evils, and that lesser evil has won. So let’s take some time to breathe, be grateful for avoiding the greater evil, pray for a peaceful transition, and plot our next moves.
Hillary Clinton is a loser. Despite wildly overspending her opponent in key areas like TV ads, and despite polls that all but coronated her before Election Day, we can say as a country we didn’t put a corrupt-to-the bone, unindicted felon in the highest office in the land. Will she go free? Sadly, she probably will avoid spending the rest of her life in prison. But we can at least sleep peacefully knowing she won’t have her corrupt finger on the four-minute button — among other high power acts of a president.
Hillary isn’t the only loser in 2016. We should celebrate the final nail in the coffin of the network media’s pointless existence. No one can deny the media is a praetorian guard (h/t Mark Levin) group of Democrat hack operatives who do not care about facts and values, but only in electing their next candidate regardless of the means or no matter how immensely unqualified, corrupt, or criminal that candidate is. Local and national news reporting of people and issues is dead. The only news we can reasonably count on concerns sheer numbers and natural disasters. When purchasing large ticket items, we’re often told to get three quotes. With our news, from here on we should get three sources.
Barack and Michelle Obama also lost. Political repudiation comes in many forms and attaches itself to different people. The failed coordination and half-hearted stumping both Obamas did for Clinton will stick to them for years to come. Hillary is a felonious, pantsuited Barack Obama, and the people rejected both.
Another victory we should enjoy – and one that has the potential to put us further down the road of an Article V Convention of State — is that of state governors.
Republicans cemented their dominance of the nation’s governors’ mansions in elections Tuesday, ending the night with their highest number of governorships since 1922. The GOP flipped control of state executives in Missouri, Vermont and New Hampshire as of early Wednesday. That means the party will hold the governors’ offices in at least 33 states, up from 31.
Republicans also held state legislators.
“Republicans, who have dominated control of legislatures since the 2010 mid-term election, held the majority in 67 of the country’s 98 partisan legislative chambers, while Democrats had 31 going into the election. ”
The gun industry will have to accept a two-edged sword. Sales will not spike as they would under a Clinton administration, but the people who make their living with guns or gun-related products and services can expect stability in the coming years. Most economies thrive, and the consumer wins, in stabile markets.
Enjoy the victory laps, my fellow Americans. This is a good day. But be advised: You can say many bad things about the Left such as whatever they touch, they destroy (h/t Dennis Prager), they’re anathema to freedom
and the individual, and most are godless. But you cannot say they give up. They are unusually tenacious. As one of the final lines in the movie Serenity says of The Alliance, of the Left we can say this: “They are not gone, and they are not forgiving.”
Celebrate today, battle tomorrow.