Letter: A great Republican victory
November 18, 2014
To the Editor:
The election was certainly a shock to the Democrats. This victory was monumental for the Republicans and devastating for the Democrats. Their attempts to spin the results are hysterical. Let's take a look at some of the most pathetic:
"Republicans blocked Obama on all progress and made Obama and Democrats unpopular." Let's see … Obama has the White House, Democrats had the Senate for six years and Democrats had both houses for two years … but lack of "progress" was the Republicans fault! They did nothing about illegal immigration and now blame that on Republicans. The Republicans have passed over 300 bills since taking control of the House (many with bipartisan support) and they are all on Democrat Harry Reid's desk in the Senate … going nowhere. When Obama had both houses of Congress he passed Obamacare without allowing any Republican participation, no Republican amendments, in the middle of the night without any legislators having time to read it. They essentially did only that one bill in the first two years. Who was blocking who?
"This election was a movement to throw all the incumbent bums out!" Let's see … The Republicans will have control of the Senate by winning nine seats, increase their majority in the House by 12 seats, now have 31 of 50 governorships and many state houses including the Colorado Senate. Almost all of the gains were at the detriment of Democrats. Who were the bums that got thrown out?
"Republicans repudiated the Tea Party!" Let's see … Most new legislators are conservatives. We conservative Republicans are gradually taking over the party. Carl Rove even stated that his organization looked for "the most conservative folks who could win." Who repudiated who?
"Rich Republicans bought the election!" Let's see … Liberal PACs and Super PACs outspent their conservative counterparts by $89 million in this election — the most generous single donor was Tom Steyer (Democrat environmentalist who spent $58 million to elect Democrats). The "Gang of Four (three Colorado millionaires and one billionaire) that have previously dictated results with their money in Colorado have failed. Who tried to buy the election and failed?
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