November 11, 2012
As with almost every narrative the left floats out there, it is a false narrative.
Unfortunately, we must fight this immediately or it will become the accepted narrative and will cause extraordinary damage to the conservative movement.
What is this shocking lie the left is spreading and what must we do?
The lie is simple.
The lie is the American people rejected conservatism in general and the Tea Party in particular on Tuesday.
This is the big lie. For starters Mitt Romney was not a conservative. Contrary to that idiotic remark he made during the primaries about being “severely conservative”, he was nether severe nor was he conservative. He was a safe, moderate, candidate.
Mitt Romney never even mentioned the Tea Party during his campaign. He specifically made it a point of campaigning without Tea Party support during the primary and the general election. He made it a point of adopting positions that were not Tea Party positions.
Mitt Romney lost for two reasons and neither of them had anything to do with conservatism. First, he was a lousy candidate. He was just another northeastern moderate that the establishment wanted, but not the conservatives who make up the boots on the ground for the GOP.
Romney had nothing about him that excited anyone. Most of the people who were supporting Romney were never Romney voters. They were OMG voters. OMG: Obama Must Go. They were not voting for Romney. They were voting against Obama.
One of the truisms of politics is, if the electorate is voting against the other guy instead of voting for you, you have a real problem. At the end of the day, a lot of groups went out there and decided if they were going to vote for someone, they would vote for Obama.
Word is now coming out about how badly managed the Romney campaign was. Despite Romney’s vaunted reputation as a fixer and a businessman, he could not run his own campaign. The get out the vote effort was a joke. At the end of the night, Romney tallied fewer votes than John McCain did four years ago.
A number of well-known conservatives went down to defeat on Tuesday night. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock were defeated. Their defeat was not due to a repudiation of conservatism, but instead was due to two guys who did not handle gotcha questions well. The liberal media screamed about Mourdock’s stand on abortion and how he would drag women back to the dark ages, when his opponent has the exact same beliefs on abortion.
And then there is Allen West. West initially won, then a Democrat election official “rechecked” ballots and suddenly West went from a 2000 vote lead to a 4000 vote deficit. Now, Allen West has a narrow lead. Amazingly enough, in some of these precincts, they had over 100% voter participation. In Port St. Lucie, amid many allegations of vote fraud and tampering, 141% of the registered voters cast ballots.
That’s right. 141% of registered voters cast ballots. As the recount is proceeding, Democrat officials are not allowing Republican watchers and neutral observers to see the process, leading many people to believe they are trying to steal the election.
The narrative being pushed not only by the left but also by the establishment of the GOP is that the conservatives are the ones who are responsible for the defeat. The opposite is true. The Republican establishment that gave us Mitt Romney and so incompetently ran the national campaign for President and for the Senate is responsible for this defeat.
We must make certain everyone knows this and they do not forget it.