Video: New golden age of peace and prosperity dawns

posted at 3:31 am on November 8, 2006 by Allahpundit

And from the get-go, it’s filthy with defeatism. Even at the hour of victory, they’re reciting death tolls.

I’m surprised to find myself agreeing with Hugh Hewitt:

[I]t is a wonderful day for new media, especially talk radio. For two years we have had to defend the Congressional gang that couldn’t shoot straight. Now we get to play offense.

Indeed. Aside from that time when Reid went thug on Disney over “Path to 9/11,” I haven’t devoted a single serious thought to either one of these grotesque milquetoasts over the past six years. You probably haven’t either. That changes now. For the first time since the blogosphere broke big, there are people in charge whom conservatives can attack with a clear conscience.

Uncharted territory. Kind of exciting.

Let’s hope it doesn’t get too exciting, though. That’s how you end up with a nutroots.

Murtha’s already angling for Majority Leader, which is all to the good for our chances in ’08. Tinti’s got video of him telling an erect Chris Matthews tonight on MSNBC that he can’t wait to get his hands on that subpoena power.

I’m going to bed. Keep your eye on Burnsy, though. He’s within 6,000 votes with a quarter of precincts left to go.

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Heh, the Dems might think they have absolute moral authority but everyone else knows they don’t and that they won only because conservative voters tired of Republican shenanigans.

Benaiah on November 8, 2006 at 10:52 AM

At best, the next two years will galvanize the country into realizing that a mad dash to the left is a mistake. At worst, the welfare state is here to stay. Likely? Probably somewhere in the middle. With any luck, Fearless Leader awakes from his stupor and remembers that constitutional atom bomb, the veto, and the word we hear most out of the White House is “NO!” As for immigration, stand by for a replay of the Reagan Amnesty without the business provisions. And as for Viet Nam Iraq, well, I just hope and pray that someone with a brain (read: not turncoat Jack, a candidate for ex-Marine if ever there was) realizes that to cut and run (hate that phrase) from Baghdad the way we did Saigon is a recipe for disaster. The election is over, time to work on the next one.

BTW, it wasn’t Viet Nam until those bent on losing it got into power. If they refrain from fighting with the purse strings, there is hope. If not, my next tour over there may be watching over our withdrawl. Or, perhaps worse, there won’t BE a next tour! So much work to do, so much work…

Militant Bibliophile on November 8, 2006 at 10:57 AM

Michelle has link to an article about how happy the Useless Nations about last night.Go figure.Just another reason why we just need to up and walk from the UN.
Ok, I’ve left enough commments. Between the chat thing yesterday and leaving my “day after”comments, I’m not getting any work done at the office. Darn you HotAir!

vcferlita on November 8, 2006 at 10:59 AM

Folks, this is not the end. The Dems didn’t win the election so much as we lost this election ourselves. The question is why. As a southern republican I have always felt that the party stood out as the group that called BS when they saw it. The group that stood firm and told the loony left that their multi-cultural theories were drivel and that their special interest group pandering/prostitution was a stark example of their ineffectiveness to be cohesive and govern. Republican constituents generally expect more from our candidates than that. We expect our candidates to be straight forward, common sense and honest. What have we seen the last few years is that what was once the lean and hungry agents of change have turned into the corrupted, spoiled, non-cohesive and undisciplined agents of the status quo. We lost the fire in our belly. I have no doubt that we will get our guts and direction back and our leadership will wake up. The Dems will get 2 years to show their true colors and screw themselves (as is their habit) because democrat cohesiveness will splinter almost immediately upon taking power. That will allow us to reenergize, get hungry again and provide a useful alternative in 08. Keep your chins up and maintain the faith brothers and sisters.

Trooper on November 8, 2006 at 11:03 AM

I’m disappointed about Allen, but as far as I’m concerned the Republicans deserved to lose. They refused to enact meaningful border security, and President Bush would not use the Bully Pulpit to counter a liberal press. Also, he chose to wage a politically correct war in Iraq and gave them sharia law instead of a secular state. Big mistake.

Democrats have attempted to trick Americans into voting for “conservative” Democrats. It is going to backfire on them because I can’t see these new Representatives voting to repeal the Patriot Act or give rights to terrorists.

This should be an interesting two years and will help Giuliali considerably in 2008. He will have a lot of material to campaign against.

Finally, gridlock is good! It means liberals aren’t enacting anything.

januarius on November 8, 2006 at 11:09 AM

The dems will have only a short time to cluck and claw and scratch the ground. The whole conversation is going to turn around on a dime and it won’t be from Dem talking points. The conversation is going to be determined by a foreign power. Look out people. There is a big bucket of ice cold water getting ready to hit you in the face.

One thing you can take to the bank. Our enemies do not understand America and Americans. This folly of an election is going to cause them to make a move. So Dhimmis I hope you got a game plan cause if you don’t the American public is going to turn into Robespiere.

Limerick on November 8, 2006 at 11:16 AM

Amen SunnyBrook Amen

As downhearted and downright angry as I am about this election for so many reasons, they all pale in comparison to what our servicemen and women and their families must be feeling right now.

It wasn’t Vietnam yesterday, but barring an act of God, it will be tomorrow.

May God help us all!

Now that the Dems control the House of Representatives and if the Senate also falls their way are soldiers will probably be home sometime in March/April timeframe. Here is why. The Dems have already drafted the report that is required by the WPA (War Powers Act), but it will remain to be seen if they actually submit it. The WPA requires the withdrawal of Armed Forces within 60 days of notice being sent to the President with a extra 30 days extension if needed. The Dems don’t actually take control until Jan so this report will have to wait until then to be submitted.

Relevant parts of WPA
(b) Within sixty calendar days after a report is submitted or is required to be submitted pursuant to section 4(a)(1), whichever is earlier, the President shall terminate any use of Untied States Armed Forces with respect to which such report was submitted (or required to be submitted), unless the Congress
(1) has declared war or has enacted a specific authorization for such use of United States Armed Forces,
(2) has extended by law such sixty-day period, or
(3) is physically unable to meet as a result of an armed attack upon the United States. Such sixty-day period shall be extended for not more than an additional thirty days if the President determines and certifies to the Congress in writing that unavoidable military necessity respecting the safety of United States Armed Forces requires the continued use of such armed forces in the course of bringing about a prompt removal of such forces.
(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), at any time that United States Armed Forces are engaged in hostilities outside the territory of the United States, its possessions and territories without a declaration of war or specific statutory authorization, such forces shall be removed by the President if the Congress so directs by concurrent resolution.
So America you might get what you want and the Dems will once again get to say that Iraq is just like Viet Nam and they have several members of the original cast returning for an encore performance.

LakeRuins on November 8, 2006 at 11:22 AM

Me, I can’t WAIT for the next terrorist attack.

I can’t WAIT to see the Dems looking over the battered, broken corpses in the streets of Denver or Dallas or LA or Phoenix, and saying, “But we just need to understand them, and they won’t hurt us anymore!”

When they say that, America will wake right the fuck up. And ONLY then.

mikeomatic on November 8, 2006 at 11:22 AM

“New golden age of peace and prosperity dawns”


pocomoco on November 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

Any attack that occurs will still be Bush’s fault, in fact they will still be blaming him 25 years from now provided we aren’t a Islamic nation by then. MN elected their little kafir hating Muslim, Keith Ellison, Nashrallah is already talking about a glorious victory it will be in Iraq for the Muslims, Hamas tells Israel that the deals off, and I am sure here shortly we will hear from Zawhiri and Ahmadinnerjacket.

LakeRuins on November 8, 2006 at 11:29 AM

So America you might get what you want and the Dems will once again get to say that Iraq is just like Viet Nam and they have several members of the original cast returning for an encore performance.

LakeRuins on November 8, 2006 at 11:22 AM

If Dems do recall the troops immediately to make it look like a Vietnam, it would be a huge miscalculation on their part. Hello, Giuliani 2008! Lieberman just won a huge victory in a liberal state. Americans are disappointed in Bush’s handling of the Iraq; they don’t want to withdraw ignobly.

The Iraqi PM has been extremely arrogant lately to the U.S. I bet he will be a little more humble in the upcoming weeks. The Iraqi forces better start training hard.

januarius on November 8, 2006 at 11:32 AM

Just because we don’t like the way the war’s been going doesn’t mean we want to quit.

But the sheeple WILL be wanting to quit after March ’07, after five straight months of being hammered with The Troops Need To Come Home Right Fucking Now by MSNBC, CNN and even Fox News.

mikeomatic on November 8, 2006 at 11:34 AM

Sharpen the knives, soldiers, and prepare for battle with the Party of Death and Destruction. We are going to take Pelosi and her stormtroopers down–and the good thing is Pelosi and her stormtroopers will help us cut them to shreds. These assclowns can’t govern their way out of a paper bag. Alcee Hastings? Rangel? Murtha? C’mon, these are opportunities to turn the democrat party into dog food.

Let’s take every opportunity that presents itself and do whatever it takes to promote the inevitable democratic dissension that will pop in January 2007.

jaleach on November 8, 2006 at 11:36 AM

Will The Heath Shuler’s of the party tow the Dems line and vote with thier leadership? or will they vote according to thier proffessed beliefs?

Freshmen legislators have absolutely no power. They may come in with rose colored glasses on and attempt to blaze a new trail, but in the end it won’t work for them. Pelosi and Reid will isolate them and cut their nuts off if they stray from the pack.

But, like E. L., Limerick and several others have said, it’s time to get back to work. Who do we want to lead our party?

BacaDog on November 8, 2006 at 11:37 AM

Ah, well. Feces occur, as they say.

Shake it off, boys. You play the hand you’re dealt, or you get out of the game.

mojo on November 8, 2006 at 11:39 AM


But, like E. L., Limerick and several others have said, it’s time to get back to work. Who do we want to lead our party?

Not George Bush, that’s for goddamn sure.

mikeomatic on November 8, 2006 at 11:39 AM

I think it’s time to pull Newt out of retirement.

natesnake on November 8, 2006 at 11:42 AM

Dems Win…

Congrats to CNN for all their hard work… that internet Snuff video of the Iraqi/Jihadi sniper named Juba killing American Soldiers worked wonders in the last days.

Propaganda won…

I have yet to hear anyone mention this Winning strategy – even from those that I highly esteem such as Charles Krauthammer (this was the winning strategy – Dean did nothing – Juba and CNN did it all).

Disgraceful and pathetic…


ar_basin on November 8, 2006 at 12:04 PM

It was once said: “Elvis has left the building.”

It can now be said: “God has left America.”

Better hope you children and grand children learn to speak Chinese and read the Koran.

Wuptdo on November 8, 2006 at 12:04 PM

Learn the lesson well, and stand true to principle. Never compromise with evil, and don’t ever again vote for someone who will.

Tancredo/Thompson ’08

Freelancer on November 8, 2006 at 12:11 PM

Pray for our soldiers, while we still can.

BohicaTwentyTwo on November 8, 2006 at 12:21 PM

As much as I deplore the media (like most above), we can’t blame them for the loss last night. Republicans lost in large part last night because they abandoned all their core principles and became too comfortable with the perks of power.

Look, I’m as disappointed as anyone with the results of last night. I loathe the liberals and liberalism as much as anyone else here, and I’m very skeptical about some of the newly-elected “conservative” democrats, who will owe some allegience to a party that is controlled by the moonbats. I hate the message this election sends to our troops in the field, as well as the message it sends to our enemies.

All that being said, the first place we need to look in figuring out what happened is in the mirror, because the record of the Republican congress in the last two years has been quite a disappointment to those of who put them there in the first place.

thirteen28 on November 8, 2006 at 12:24 PM

Pray for our soldiers, while we still can.

BohicaTwentyTwo on November 8, 2006 at 12:21 PM

Speaking as one of the troops, I’m safer with a terrorist in front of me than a Democrat behind me.

ReubenJCogburn on November 8, 2006 at 12:26 PM

I’m worried about what this “new direction in Iraq” will be.

Something tells me it won’t involve standing by our Arab and Kurdish Iraqi allies who want to live in a secular and democratic country. If America withdraws from Iraq, they will be the first victims, but certainly not the last.

We’ve abandoned them before in the 1991 Gulf War and Saddam slaughtered them. Fortunately, we’re strong enough to forgive ourselves so that we can abandon them again.

Free Kurdistan on November 8, 2006 at 12:35 PM

Screwing up national security ……

so easy a caveman could do it!

Sarcasm, Just one more service I offer.

VikingGoneWild on November 8, 2006 at 12:37 PM

Yes, folks, it’s true. They really ARE idiots.

Bet you thought they were just joshin’ ya, huh?

mojo on November 8, 2006 at 12:40 PM

I, for one, welcome our new donkey party overlords.

This is what the Republican leadership gets for treating its own base with such contempt, and then expecting them to “root, root root for the home team” when crunch time came. The feeling I had congressional Republicans on Tuesday night was like contemplating yet another disastrous Oakland Raiders season: So busy beating themselves with a lack of discipline, lack of team spirit, lack of leadership, stupid mental mistakes, stupid penalties, and stupid turnovers that they allow the other team to “win” by simply showing up on the field.

In 2004, we gave the Republicans a congressional majority in part, at least, to shove a boot up some richly deserving donkey party greasy butt. We gave them all the tools they needed. And they just sat there, like morons.

Well, most of them at least – except for people like Hagel, DeWine, Snowe, Chaffee and McCain, who always remind me of Ripley’s immortal line from the movie “Aliens”: “I don’t know which is worse – you don’t see them f*cking each other over for a percentage!”.

What did they stand for? What did they accomplish?

– Social Security reform? Nope.

– Making the tax cuts permanent? Uh-uh.

– Border security? Too little, too late, and what they did do they did only grudgingly.

– Pushing forward with conservative judicial nominees? Sorry.

– Fiscal restraint? Hahahahahahahaha.

– Policing their own miscreants? Looked up at the ceiling and whistled is what they did.

Somebody else – I don’t recall the name – encapsulated Tuesday night best:

Donkey party slogan: “Had enough?
Republican party slogan: “It could be worse!”
Voters’ reaction: “Let’s find out.”

Spurius Ligustinus on November 8, 2006 at 1:27 PM

(Schummer/Pelosi picture)

Is Schummer kissing Pelosi?

If he is, he’s about a half body length too high.

pocomoco on November 8, 2006 at 1:37 PM

When you get an ass whuppin’, you can do one of two things:

1. Hang your lip out and get your feelings hurt and see if anybody cares.

2. Consider what got you that whuppin’ and fix it.

What conservatives need to do is to look at the lesson. Does the current Republican Party agree with the policies of the conservative? If there is still some common ground here, we stick with it and try to fix it. If they are treating us like the Democrats treat their black constituency (and women, and gays, etc.), that is taking us for granted, then we need to make a decision to either leave or start weeding out the weiners in the Republican Party. I think losing Lincoln Chaffee last night was a good start in the right direction.

It won’t be easy, but if we’re not serious about the War on Islamofacism and Illegal Aliens and Imminant Domain and the rest, then we need to just shut up, smile and go on along. Otherwise, I say maybe we needed this kick in the ass to wake us up.

I’m going to demand more and better from every single candidate that wants my vote from here on. No more of this “Vote the Party Ticket” crap; its made us fat and lazy. I want my Representatives and Senators to start sweating. I want my next President to be a leader with a plan and the will to implement it.

One last remark: So far, none of the crowd floating trial balloons for the Republican Party Presidential nomination give me the faintest spark of confidence. Maybe Tancredo. But we will suffer the fate that is hamstringing Iraq; no real leadership. We need strong hands on the reigns.

I want a country that I can be proud of.

Texan on November 8, 2006 at 4:03 PM

Holy Mackerel! I do believe that’s called taking a lemon and making lemon-aid.

…not a Santorum fan…is there “turd-aid”?

Puritan1648 on November 8, 2006 at 5:00 PM

…actually, that would be “turd-ade”…if it exists…which I hope it doesn’t….

Puritan1648 on November 8, 2006 at 5:01 PM