Skip to comments.Election 2004 - Some thoughts
Posted on 11/05/2004 8:40:07 AM PST by Jeff Head
The election is over. The only real poll was taken on November 2nd and it was not a sample. The largest numerical turnout in history spoke...Bush by 34 electoral votes (exactly what Texas is worth) and by 3.5 million votes. Although my own predictions were significantly higher for Bush, in my opinion, when it comes to traditional American values and to the foundational principles upon which this nation was founded, although he's not be the epitome of constitutional conservativism, nonetheless, the country is far better off with George W. Bush than John Kerry.
The impact of this vote on our security, on the House of Representatives, on the Senate and on Supreme Court will be significant We must continue to remain active and do all in our power to make sure that impact is a positive, constitutional one.
Here is a map of the final vote by state (using blue for the GOP and red for the DNC...much more fitting in my opinion).
My biggest concern is the fact that over 55 million people voted for Kerry.
We have won a significant battle, but the war continues. It is a continuing, protracted struggle for the heart and soul of this great Republic. We are faced with an ideology and party that just put forward as their proposed Commander in Chief of our military and the leader of our nation, an individual who betrayed his comrades in arms and his nation for his own political gain, and who did it based on lies, fruad and deceit. He has never retracted those statments, he has never apologized or been held accountable for those actions. His twenty years in the senate is a clear indication that he had not changed and would have done the same as the leader of this nation. Thank God he was defeated.
But it is not done, we must continue to do all we can to defeat any party and ideology that would put forward such a choice to the voters of this nation. That would fool, mesmerize, take in and enlist tens of millions of our fellow citizens in such a cuase so opposed to every thing our nation was established uipon.
God grant that we will have the faith, the strength, and the will to continue the fight.
Note the county by county map of CA. We have got to counter the high population centers somehow.
Take some small comfort that 1 or 2 million votes for Kerry were fraud. And worry that next time it may be 3-4 million fraud for dems because they will try to make up the margins lost in this election.
If the Congress and Senate had the stones, we could start improvement immediately by beginning impeachment proceedings against the most atrocious despots on the bench at the federal level. That would be a good start.
The next thing after that would be to do something about the education system. We can no longer allow only one set of ideas to fester in the education system, at any level. Either get a proportionate representation, or cut off federal funds. Period.
Republicans don't have the stones though. So we will continue to lose those battles, and thus the future.
If it's any consolation, I doubt very many of that 55 million voted for Kerry -- most of them voted against Bush, thanks largely to an activist media controlled by Democrats and other liberals.
Oklahoma, Nebraska, Utah, and Alaska got it right -- none of our counties went for Kerry! :)
I agree...but they were talked into, cajoled, lied to and brought around to voting, for whatever reason, for a candidate who have been worse thatn Clinton in my estimation. It is a significant concern...one we can only counter by education, reason, faith and a whole lot of hard work...sustained hard work.
Well, we won this battle...and if we continue to work hard, have faith, and educate and reason with those around us...on a sustained basis, we can turn the tide and (in time) put more and more people in office who do have the gumption and commmitment to do what is right.
Your Blue state by county is great.
It is obvious the MSM decided to label us as the Red states. If they had labeled the lefty states as Red, we know how we would have responded.
In most places, it was either liberal resort areas or liberal big cities that gave Kerry his votes.
Jeff, things are so much in flux right now, I think it is literally impossible to even approximate what will happen next. We have many factors against us. The educational system has now produced two generations of people unable to do basic rational analysis. The media and academia are still outright socialist in their philosophy, and have now decided that they are perfectly prepared to use fraud, deceit, and even violence and threat of violence to perpetrate their point of view. Even Republican government has fallen for many of the tenets of the welfare state.
Balancing that are some interesting positive factors. This administration has more room to make dramatic change than any since Roosevelt. Even more than Reagan, who had to deal with a Democratic-majority House. We could see Social Security privatization to dodge that financial crisis. We could see a Supreme Court that is reconstituted to serve as a final barrier against fruther encroachments to freedom, and even roll back some of the more egregious examples such as CFR.
Also, the Democratic Party is close to meltdown. They have survived for decades by banding special interest groups together, each of which got a share of an ever-increasing government pie. But that topped out a while back as taxpayers saw total tax loads on the middle class rise above 40%. There's a sense in this nation now that says "That's enough! It's too much! I don't care how many good ideas you have for schools and healthcare, you can't have any more of my money, and you ought to start thinking about giving some of it back." So the special interest groups must now fight over a fixed or decreasing pie, and that puts them in competition with each other. Such a composition of the Democratic Party is not stable.
There are symptoms of these problems. Kerry was an awful candidate, but he was better than any of the Democratic alternatives. Their bench is pitifully thin. When you see adulation of a first-term senator with no federal experience whatsoever (Obama), just because he's the only guy in the party with any charisma, you can tell how truly desperate they are.
They also threw everything but the kitchen sink into the election this time. Will Soros put up another $30 million next time? Will Micheal Moore come up with a movie bashing the next Republican presidential candidate that anyone will actually watch? I doubt it.
Finally, the old media is in it's last hurrah. They are now discredited, losing viewers, and an entire generation of frauds is due to retire. The new media is rising to take their place, and incidentally to keep the old media honest. So the manipulation of public opinion in favor of liberal candidates is at its height - it can only decline from here.
I was convinced in the late 70s that we had reached the point of no return, and the decline to a socialist welfare state with a horrible economy, no opportunity, and gradually decreasing freedom was inevitable. But Reagan reversed the slide for a while. So I have not given up hope, though the fight will be a long and difficult one.
You are welcome...not to continue the fight!
Thanks. IMHO, the map looks best wih the county boundaries removed, showing just those counties that voted Kerry.
Great map, Jeff, but one teensie lil correction, I think.
Check C-Span for the vote count in Chautauqua county NY. You have it colored red, and I do think it should be blue. Chautauqua county is the one in the farthest southwest corner of NY State.
We live there, and voted Bush.
Kerry, the candidate did not project leadership, or conviction. Bush did. That is the summary of what took place on Nov second.
The fight is not over...we won a battle, but the war wages on.
In Kansas, it was the blight of Kansas City, Kansas for them. Flyover Country knows a liberal when we see one! :)
What was interesting in Oklahoma was that we have some 80%+ registered Dem counties and Kerry didn't even get 35% in those counties.
Right shall prevail...but we still have a long, protracted, difficult, uphill struggle for all of the reasons you just mentioned. But the opposition will only prove ultimately to make us strong enough to win out in the end. Of this I am assured, of this I am positive.
I'll fix it...thanks.
Well done and I like your points, this one is a keeper, BUMP!
You are welcome.
Check it out now.
We must prepare now, and for the next four years, against the possibility that they will find and put forward a candidate with charisma and leadership capabilites who is equally against our nation and its foundational principles. If we continue to energize the voters, educate and reason with our fellow countrymen and women, and maintain our faith, we can do this...but we must not let up.
Now living in Idaho, I am equally proud to live amongst a very conservative and constitutionally minded group of citizens. We went Bush with a 38% margin.
Would you please repost the county map as a reply for me.
Thanks to SBC I can't copy a straight picture and post it. I have to use a back door to get to the source.
Sun Valley resort area was Idaho's one blight.
It does do that...let's us know whaere to concentrate our effort.
Thanks! Feel free to spread it around.
Great! I am doing the happy camper dance!
Our biggest problem with this group will be combating the misinformation campaign of the left. Thing is, after 8 years, we should have lots of concrete proof to win them over with.
You are welcome...
not NOW to continue the fight!
Looks like Chicago and East St. Louis controlled the color of IL. LA and the Gay Area controlled the color of CA but Earl Warren and the Supremes laughingly ruled 45 years ago that "Cows Don't Vote!"
Not so much worry as vigilance. One price of liberty is enternal vigilance.
The amazing thing-look at NY and PA. The majority of the state voted for Bush!! New York City and Philadelphia basically disenfranchise the rest of those states.
I sometimes think that if every state split their EV's like Maine, that it would work even better. As we know, a popular vote alone would make the cities control flyover country. Well PA has it's own little flyover country between Pittsburgh and Philly that gets overblown by the Dems in the cities.
Plus, splitting votes would seriously lessen the impact of voter fraud in Philadelphia. Instead of turning all 21 EV's to the Democrats, it may turn 3 or 4 worst-case, unless the fraud could be placed in every precient statewide which would be difficult to do.
See post 43.
Agreed 100%. Great points...thanks.
Now we're importing the plantation on top of that!!!
You are weclome. We must continue to energize the base, and educate and reason with the general population. If we are ommitted to that, sustaining it over years, and doing so with faith...we will not lose.
"My biggest concern is the fact that over 55 million people voted for Kerry."
That is my concern also, besides his family and staff who I knew would vote for him, who are these millions of others.