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Bottom line: A Democratic victory would not be the end of the world
Published on October 17, 2006 By Draginol In Republican

Today on Rush Limbaugh's show, Rush referred indirectly to yesterday's article about the Instapundit vs. Rush fallout.

From listening to the show, Rush clearly seems to think that conservatives, such as myself, are being naive or as he put it, should "expand their horizons" on what the repercussions of a Democratic victory in November would be.

Considerable time was spent on the premise that votes shouldn't be used to "teach a lesson".  Or more to the point, that a vote really can't be used to teach a lesson.  I disagree.  You can bet that if the Republicans lose, especially given how loud the right has been about its dissatisaction with Republicans in congress, that they will take it to hear.

The difference is that many conservatives, myself included, don't think the world will end if Democrats gain control of the house (and even the senate).  We're not like the hysterical left that thinks if its opponents win that the world will be destroyed. 

I don't think we'll see some massive tax increase, I don't think we'll "cut and run" from Iraq, I don't think Bush will be impeached, I don't think we'll lose the war on terrorism.  If the Democrats were about to get a big majority of congress, I might feel differently, but at most, the Democrats would have a tiny majority in both houses with a veto-wielding Republican in the white house.

If congressional Democrats start acting like kooks for all the American people to see, they'll suffer in 2008 when the stakes are much higher. 

And you can also be sure that congressional Republicans won't soon forget what happens in the age of the "new media" if you piss off your base.

So Rush, spare us the patronizing "we've been brainwashed by the 'drive by' media".  It was on-line conservatives that got Trent Lott out after his foolish remarks about Thurmond. It was on-line conservatives that exposed the forged documents on 60-minutes.  We don't get our marching orders from the MSM.  If anything, the marching orders to the MSM increasingly come from the blogsphere. Sites like Instapundit, JoeUser, and tens of thousands of others who in turn express the opinions of ordinary Americans.

We are unhappy with Republicans. That doesn't mean we'll vote for Democrats out of spite, they have their own constiuencies to deal with.  If Republicans lose, it's becauase they didn't earn our vote. And you can bet they will remember that. They will have plenty of statistical research to drive that point home.  And the world won't end.

Update: And no, I won't be "glad" if Republicans lose. I just think if they lose, they brought it on themselves..

Update: Yes, I understand there are lots of Democrats who act like kooks. And yet, when the senate was narrowly under Democratic control prior to 2004 it wasn't the end of the world. IF the Democrats win back the house AND IF they pass bills that Republicans don't find acceptable THEN Bush should use his VETO. IF he does not use it, then that speaks to a totally different problem.

Response: Rush discussed this on the show, here is a response.


Comments (Page 6)
on Oct 18, 2006
Hey, maybe bloggers can get House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, (D-Maryland) to step down for saying an
African-American Senate candidate "slavishly" supported the Republican Party. Get it? The word "slaves" and an African American candidate's name used in the same sentence". Trent Lott didn't even go that far! Man, you all better get busy since it's so easy to get anyone, be it a democrat or a republican, to step down from their lofty position. Can't wait to see the power....any time now.....sure it will be soon....

on Oct 18, 2006
And Major Democrats have already stated a lot of other things. Doesn't mean it'll happen.


Alright, I amend that to...."they will try to do that", "if" they win control.
on Oct 18, 2006
"I also didn't claim to be a Republican. I clamed to be a conservative. "

You CLAIM to be a conservative. I think you're just an amateur with an opinion. Not to mention a damned fool. (And I don't even listen to Rush or any talk radio! Whaddya know!)

Silly blogtard. OOOH, look at me! I'm a blogger! We brought down Trent Lott! Spare me. How embarrassing that the "greatest" achievements the blogosphere has is destroying people, whether they deserve it or not. Show me where The Bloggers have done something to, I dunno, save a life or something, and you might have a point. Do you, Mister Blogs Are Teh Awesome even bother to do anything like the milbloggers do, supporting the troops, raising money for injured servicemen and women? Christ, you people are so freaking vile and amateurish it's comical. You said it yourself: you're a freakin' ENGINEER. Say what you want about Rush Limbaugh or any of the others who blast the blogosphere, but he and others have been busting their asses for conservative values for one HELL of a lot longer than you ever thought about it. And trust me, they know of which they speak.

Unlike you and that silly law professor--who is, by the way, NO conservative.

And John Hawkins? What, because he's got a big blog, he's an authority? Like Instapundit, right? Puhleeeze. He's just been at blogging longer than others and hence, has connections. Not that those connections have educated the tool IN THE LEAST. And if having "the biggest blog" means squat, why aren't you on that idiot Kos' bandwagon, too? (Did it occur to you that Rush Limbaugh's taken shits bigger than the Almighty Instapundit and RWN?)

Poor widdle Draginol. You got your feewings hurt by big bad Rush. Typical thin-skinned, pretentious blogger. *EYEROLL*

And by the way? I AM a blogger, myself. A "bigger" one than you are, even. But I won't call your ass out, because 1) spoiled pissants like you make me retch and don't deserve my attention beyond a comment, and 2) I DON'T EAT MY OWN. I would much prefer to go after the moronic ideals of the left. Maybe you should try it.

on Oct 18, 2006
Poor widdle Draginol. You got your feewings hurt by big bad Rush. Typical thin-skinned, pretentious blogger. *EYEROLL*

And by the way? I AM a blogger, myself. A "bigger" one than you are, even. But I won't call your ass out, because 1) spoiled pissants like you make me retch and don't deserve my attention beyond a comment, and 2) I DON'T EAT MY OWN. I would much prefer to go after the moronic ideals of the left. Maybe you should try it.


Oh "really"??? Then why don't you prove it "big man"? Or maybe a spolied little pissant like you doesn't know how to do anything but lie! And fyi..... people like "you" make me puke and be ashamed of being a human.
on Oct 19, 2006

Silly blogtard. OOOH, look at me! I'm a blogger! We brought down Trent Lott! Spare me. How embarrassing that the "greatest" achievements the blogosphere has is destroying people, whether they deserve it or not. Show me where The Bloggers have done something to, I dunno, save a life or something, and you might have a point. Do you, Mister Blogs Are Teh Awesome even bother to do anything like the milbloggers do, supporting the troops, raising money for injured servicemen and women? Christ, you people are so freaking vile and amateurish it's comical. You said it yourself: you're a freakin' ENGINEER. Say what you want about Rush Limbaugh or any of the others who blast the blogosphere, but he and others have been busting their asses for conservative values for one HELL of a lot longer than you ever thought about it. And trust me, they know of which they speak.

Oh woe is me, I'm an "amateur".

And you have your head in the sand. 

And by the way? I AM a blogger, myself. A "bigger" one than you are, even. But I won't call your ass out, because 1) spoiled pissants like you make me retch and don't deserve my attention beyond a comment, and 2) I DON'T EAT MY OWN. I would much prefer to go after the moronic ideals of the left. Maybe you should try it.

You're definitely a bigger something.  In my experience, successful people don't have to boast.

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