A warning

November 2, 2010

It’s too early to tell what the results of today’s elections will be. If Scott Rasmussen is correct, the Democrats will lose quite a few seats. He wrote a good column about why in the Wall Street Journal recently:

A Vote Against Dems, Not for the GOP
Voters don’t want to be governed from the left, right or center. They want Washington to recognize that Americans want to govern themselves.

In the first week of January 2010, Rasmussen Reports showed Republicans with a nine-point lead on the generic congressional ballot. Scott Brown delivered a stunning upset in the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election a couple of weeks later.

In the last week of October 2010, Rasmussen Reports again showed Republicans with a nine-point lead on the generic ballot. And tomorrow Republicans will send more Republicans to Congress than at any time in the past 80 years.

Assuming Mr. Rasmussen’s prognosis is accurate, Simon Jester has a timely warning for Republicans who may be tempted to take their victories as endorsements of the party rather than as a reaction to too much government in our lives. Simon’s post is brief and worth your time.

Dear Republicans, new and old:

Should you believe, once this heady time of “we the people” is past, that you may continue your ruinous and rapacious ways, we here at Simon Jester – and indeed, all across the country – would advise you to think again.

As P.J. O’Rourke said, “This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order.

Marco Rubio, who won his bid for the Senate in Florida, said it well in his acceptance speech:

CNN – On a night of jubilation among Republicans and Tea Party activists, Florida Senator-elect Marco Rubio sounded a note of caution during his victory speech: “We make a grave mistake if we believe that tonight these results are somehow an embrace of the Republican party. What they are is a second chance: A second chance for Republicans to be what they said they were going to be not so long ago.”

Rubio, a Republican who won a three-way race against Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek and an independent bid by Governor Charlie Crist, told his supporters in Coral Gables, “Our nation is headed in the wrong direction and both parties are to blame.”


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