Contribution from Left

Nov 17 - On this day in 2008, an article titled "How to Fire Secretary of State Hillary Clinton" was published on the left-leaning Media Matters website. This piece by Eric Boehlert came out before she was even offered the position.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wiped Out

It has been quite some time since my last post. The laptop I used for all of my research and posting crashed, everything was wiped out and there was very little backed up. This was a major disruption, but I now have a new laptop and enough pieces back together to move onward.

That is as good of a segue as any… Speaking of wiped out, how about them Democrats? It is funny how the word “historic” is not getting thrown at you every which way like it did in 2008. This past election was very historic indeed. In case you lost count, Republicans picked up 60 seats in the House, with 7 still pending; 5 Senate seats, with 1 still pending, and 5 Governor races, with two still pending. Bringing the totals to 239 House Seats, 46 Senate Seats and 29 Governorships.

As great as those results are, there should be equal or more excitement about the statewide races throughout the country. Republicans made historic gains in State Legislatures of more than 675 seats, which dramatically surpasses the gains in 1994. The chamber switches are all Democratic to Republican, except for Montana where it was tied and is now Republican, and Oregon which was Democratic and is now tied. If you drill down further in these races and the national ones there is even better news. There seems to be a whole crop of New Republicans, which were heavily influenced, if not born from, the Tea Party movement. This will translate into a more conservative Constitutional form of government at every level. The state and local levels of government are extremely important, as they help shape and set the tone for national races.

This was an exciting election. You could feel the energy building up the whole year. I know that I could not wait for the big day. I even carved up a little more time this year to post signs, deliver flyers in the neighborhood and work the local polling station. It's one thing to sit at home and blog, but every freedom-loving American should do as much as they can for the candidate that is most committed to preserving liberty up until the day they cast their vote.

Here is an example of a woman doing her part on Election Day. She is on a little road that doesn't get a ton of traffic, but she felt compelled to remind people to exercise their right to vote. I snapped this picture on my way to work. I have no idea how long she had been out there, but I made sure to thank her for what she was doing for America!

Contribution from Right

Nov 17 - On this day in 1974, President Ford visits Japan, which was the first visit to that country by an American President.