Ever since the 2008 election, many of us have become more engaged in American politics. While I have always been interested and exercised my rights, that election was what turned me into an activist. I have spent the last 18 months, a ton of my own money, and many sleepless nights trying to affect the restoration of our government to a smaller, more-responsive model. Many of you have given your sweat, blood, tears and cash in like manners and you deserve the nation’s thanks.
Every single contest matters tomorrow. This is a census year so even local Congressional matches are important because they will determine the squirrelly lines that make up Congressional districts for the 2012 election. The Governor’s races are also important as having Conservative governors in-place will make it easier to replace King Obama with someone more in-line with our center-right Conservative principles. It has been proven over-and-over that Governor’s play a huge role in the election of the President.
Some races are outright blow-outs. Those will be exciting as we see the result of our hard work.
Some races are close and those will be nail-biters. I’ll probably take a short nap tomorrow afternoon to prepare for long night of keeping you all informed.
There are races that look dismal. I live in one of those House districts where the real-deal, Conservative candidate is trailing an establishment Democrat. Despite our phone-banking, door-hanging, door-knocking, free advertisement efforts, some districts just have too many “gimme gimme” leeches to change things. Once re-districting is complete, perhaps 2012 will be exciting in even these places.
I would tell you all to vote today, but I am sure that patriots like you already have. There isn’t any more to be done for this election. We just get to watch the races and hope for the best. What is important is what we do next.
Starting on Wednesday, write every one of your new Reps and Senators and tell them what responsibilities their newly-found victory comes with. Tell them again what we have been saying for almost 2 years: Smaller government, lower taxes, reduce the debt, repeal Obamacare. Write, call, email or visit them and let them know that you will hold them accountable for the vote you gave them (or in the case of a loss, the vote you didn’t give them).
Things will be tough. Do not expect too much. With grid-lock we achieve a huge victory – stopping Obama’s ridiculous spending spree. If that is all we accomplish with this election, we have a major triumph to our name. If we get more than that, we should praise our newly elected Congressional members for having heard us. If we get less than that, we should shout loudly and often to remind them that their jobs is up for review in just a few short years.
I imagine we will all take a small breather to recharge our over-used batteries and get ready for the battle that will complete the restoration of our government. Election 2012. That’s when the grid-lock ends. No extreme left-wing President to silence the will of the people and incredible majorities in both houses should be our goal. THEN – we get to repeal Obamacare, fix the entitlement programs and return America to the great nation she deserves to be.
2010 is important – no – critical as a step to the goal. Enjoy the evening, know what it means, then take a long breath, take some time for yourself – then, hit the trail. We have another election to win.