Is America’s Political Slaughter Inevitable? Signs of Hope.
There are attempts to hide it, but cracks are widening in this Democrat hierarchy. Despite mainstream media’s diligent efforts, Democrat woven designs are coming unraveled. Stubbornly, Benghazi won’t go away. It’s becoming a widening stain. No matter how full Our Dear Leader packs his mandatory, worshipful audiences, or how many trips he makes abroad to deride America, his halo is slipping. Strident supporters (e.g. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Maher) are, by their own admission, “beginning to get nervous.” Despite the administration’s full court press, insisting that there is nothing to see here, more is being seen and acted on daily.
Two political shifts in The Force seem to be GOP candidate Gabriel Gomez of Massachusetts, and Dana Spain of Philadelphia. If the name Gabriel Gomez is unknown to you, it isn’t to Massachusetts residents. Mr. Gomez, in a blinding upset, won the GOP primary two Tuesdays past for the special election Senate race. Why an upset? Because Mr. Gomez, according to The Hill, is: …“a Hispanic former Navy SEAL (and an) investment firm executive”. Mr. Gomez is, in short, a successful, experienced executive that has credentials to kick butt.
Massachusetts has become a state of liberals who, under the harshest conditions, have been mugged. Their recent collision with terrorism has, literally, cut the legs from under them. They seem primed for a political change. And Massachusetts likes what it sees in Mr. Gomez. Gomez has unassailable, Washington-outsider credentials. Mr. Gomez’s Democrat opponent in the primary is eighteen-term Rep. Edward Markey. You read that correctly. 36 years in Congress. And Markey, in typical Democrat style, is already running attack ads, picturing Mr. Gomez and Osama Bin Laden on split screen. If Mr. Gomez can manage to avoid channeling Scott Brown and ignore milquetoast advice from establishment Republican advisers, he has a good chance of winning the Senate seat; despite decades in Congress, Markey currently leads Mr. Gomez by just 4 points.
Philadelphia is a liberal monopoly. In the upcoming mayoral election, however, there may be a new sheriff in town. Ms. Dana Spain, a registered Democrat, would run as a Republican. A native of Philadelphia and a successful businesswoman, Ms. Spain is devoted to rebuilding Philadelphia’s crumbling brand. That is key; Philadelphia is the nation’s 5th largest city. Ms. Spain, spanking new to the political scene, asserts, “I am an outsider. The only thing that I have in mind here is to fix the city that I love.” Why run as a Republican? Because her intent is to repair what’s wrong, not to control how people live. Significantly, a fractured GOP is coalescing behind her.
These are just two, small forays into territory considered unalterably Democrat. Neither of these candidates is Conservative, to be sure but, neither one is Barney Frank, either. Change comes slowly. If this is any indication, Americans can reclaim their political reins and defy political carnage.
Image: Massachusetts Senatorial Candidate Gabriel Gomez appearing on Fox News Channel with Neil Cavuto.