Just got in from being outside, freezing what little derriere that I have off. Leaves here at the Adkins Manor needed tending to. So, me and my Dad and my second Cousin, Benjamin took to it and used the lawn mower, a leaf blower and sucker,(*snicker*) and a whole bunch of back muscle to make the back and front yards look reasonable decent. Ben cleaned the gutters out, and made sure everything up there on the house was working properly. We are all tired, but pleased with our work.
I come in the house and check the blogs, and I noticed that Chris Smith, one of the nicer bloggers around, is going into semi-retirement:
What I do is what Christians do: pray. Pray for wisdom, peace, guidance. Also, rest. I slept poorly on 05 November, and haven’t done well since dragging home. I’ll be going into semi-retirement from blogging, cutting way back on the amount of time I spend on all of these social network endeavors, and finding therapy in fiction. At least until I get hauled off to Room 101.
Believe me, I know how he feels, last night, I was feeling like just shutting all the sites that I own down. But, you know? This is precisely what the left wants. They want us to quit, they want us to toss in the towel and just accept what the liberal controlled Government wish to foist upon us. I have read about the “Doom and Gloom” too and folks, listen. It might not be as bad as some are predicting.
Well for one, we kept the house and those guys in the house are not going to back down. I tend to believe that John Boehner is going to get tough. I tend to suspect that there are going to be house hearings on the Libya situation, as well as on Gunwalker thing too. The House might and believe me, when I say might, I mean MIGHT — actually have enough on Obama to pursue articles of impeachment against the President. It all depends if the House has the stomach to do such a thing. I really doubt that it will happen very quickly.
Either way, I think slinking off and quitting, is a mistake. I am not changing my stance on anything. The Democrats are wrong, have been wrong and will ALWAYS be wrong. They just were able to keep their Presidency. Whether by malfeasance or legitimate means is irrelevant at this point. What matters is this; we have to regroup, get our message together and move on. Plus, we will have to continue with our voices of dissent against the left. We still have the right, they have not taken that yet.
Now, there is something else, I have to agree with as well; and it is this from the Tea Party News Network:
WASHINGTON D.C. – Leaders of the Tea Party News Network (TPNN) and TheTeaParty.net offered an unflinching assessment of Election Day results. Todd Cefaratti, editor of the Tea Party News Network said, “We’re disappointed in Governor Romney’s loss. But this goes to the heart of what we have been saying all along. Bob Dole didn’t win. John McCain didn’t win. And now Mitt Romney hasn’t won. The lesson the GOP and Americans need to learn is that weak-kneed Republicans do not get elected. Conservatives do.”
“The Tea Party has not yet begun to fight. It’s time for a wholesale reassessment of the D.C. establishment politicians and party grandees who have no commitment or courage to reduce the size of government. We now have another four years ahead of us with Barack Obama leading the charge against liberty,” TPNN News Director Scottie Hughes said. “There were some bright spots tonight from Ted Cruz to Jeff Flake, to a decisive win in the U.S. House where Tea Partiers have a mandate to stand against Obama’s big government second-term agenda. ”
“I eagerly await the day the GOP establishment figures out that the ‘safe’ candidates are not getting the job done,” stated Hughes. “The GOP needs to adhere to stricter ideological purity and put forth candidates that represent a significant difference in viewpoint from the Democrats that are creating devastating policies for Americans. The Republican Party has been shoving ‘their’ candidate down the throats of conservatives for years, and it’s not working. It’s time for them to wake up.”
Cefaratti said, “We are disappointed tonight, but tomorrow morning the work begins. We will search every corner of this country for strong conservatives, not wishy-washy moderates. There’s a change coming to our national politics, and TheTeaParty.net and the Tea Party News Network will be on the frontlines waging this battle.”
Outside of the obvious self-promotion in the release; I have to agree with what is said here. We have to stick to core principles and pick someone who everyone will vote for. Mitt Romney was, in fact, a Mormon and there is a deep-seated mistrust of Mormons among evangelicals and fundamentalist Christians. It has been that way for years. Also too; the Republican Party needs to run someone who will embrace the three legs of the Conservative stool; Fiscal, Social and Defense. The fiscal is easy, however the other two require skill. You want a social conservative, who is not going to come off sounding like a Theocrat. You also want a defense conservative who is not going to be a warmonger, but that the same time not be a Ron Paul type of isolationist.
All of these things have to be thought about, when the next election comes around. Again, my friends, it is not the time to give up. Now, is the time, as I wrote before; to plan.