It's finally over and the results suck. Another four years of Obama is not what we wanted, but that's what we got. We can cry, grieve, get angry, or scream. When we're done with all of that we need to figure out how to keep moving. Elections are a strange two-sided coin. On one side it's all about us, the voters. It's our chance to control what happens in Washington, control our own destiny as Americans. On the other side is our powerlessness. It's the one time every four years where we feel like our voice doesn't matter and we don't know what to do. It's agonizing and stressful, and personally, despite the results, I'm glad it's over. I'm not mad about Obama winning, I'm over that. I'm mad about people's conservative post-election blues.
You can't give up on America and love America at the same time. Every empire is destined to end, and our time might be coming sooner than we had hoped, but that's not reason enough to give up. Our founding fathers didn't think we'd last fifty years, but we've been going strong for over two hundred. Our country was started with a heart-felt fight and if it must end, then it shouldn't end any other way. Mark my words, I will keep fighting for this country until that trumpet calls and even then I won't give up hope.
So how do we keep moving? First, we must recognize that Barack Obama doesn't get a third term. As much as he enjoys walking all over our Constitution nobody in their right mind is going to let him change it. On January 20, 2017, Barack Obama is done and I will throw a party. Cynical the thought may be, but we need something to look forward to. Second, we have got to learn from our mistakes. I love Mitt Romney and I am grateful to him and I stand behind him 100%, but when are we going to learn that picking a moderate gets us nowhere? We picked Mitt Romney not because he was the best man for the job, though I believe he was. We picked him because we believed he had the best chance to beat Obama. That's not enough. The Tea Party owned the 2010 midterm election and it's time to embrace them. Third, the excuses need to stop. Our Republican Party was founded out of the abolition movement. We need to go back to our roots and we need to invade the Democrat plantation because sitting back and watching the liberals destroy the black and Hispanic communities is STUPID. Fourth, we need to own our message. We need to find a better way to present our message and make it stick. Last but not least, we need to destroy the mainstream media. They have betrayed us and betrayed the men and women who died so we could have freedom of the press, and I'll be damned if I'll allow them to cover Obama's ass for another four years. We need to have our Andrew Breitbart moment and declare WAR.
In two years, we're going to go through this all over again with the 2014 midterm elections. We took our eyes off the Senate prize this time, but that's not happening again. Twenty Democrat seats are up for grabs and we need to make them ours. While we're thinking about 2014 we need to think about our prospects for 2016, if only to keep our heads up. More than likely, we're going to hit another recession. Obama has nothing to lose and his agenda is more of the same and Obamacare inevitably will kill jobs. It's going to be a rough four years, and there's nothing wrong with acknowledging that and being fearful of the future, but we're Americans damnit. We will get through it. If we allow ourselves to be defeated then we may as well surrender our country and all we've worked hard to build. Relinquishing our rights, values, and strengths as Americans will destroy this country before Obama will.
My message to my fellow conservatives is this: Grieve if you must, but don't give up! Never give up.