I went to bed giddy and woke up giddy. Conservatism had a fantastic night last night. My phone was hot and my fingers were sore from all of the social media correspondence, texts, and emails of those who have worked as hard as I have to spread the Gospel of Conservatism over the last handful of years. Today we can celebrate the fruits of that labor.
Obama policies were on the ballot for the first time. We knew what his policies were -but only in theory. Yet, for the first time we were forced to begin living under those policies as they were implemented over the last 2-6 years…And last night, America said NO MORE.
There is so much we can take away from this election. I’ve been saying for the last 2 years that the “war on women” card was tired and worn out. I’ve known in my heart that women have to be smarter than Democrats give them credit for-especially as the women demographic has been one of the largest victims of Democratic policies with more women losing more jobs under Obama than any other administration in history. For the last 6 years the Democrats have run out of ideas and so they’ve attempted to use and manipulate naive women and minorities into believing that they are victims… Yet, minority unemployment is soaring and more than ever are on food stamps to provide sustenance to their families. Democrat policies have been a giant failure and their victimization RACE cards and “War on Women” cards have come back DECLINED!
In fact, it’s the Republican WINS that have been the defining moments for women and minorities this week and we just proved that America is REJECTING the lies of the left! WE are the party that made history last night! WE are the party that put forth strong women, minorities, (some of them minority women) and won! The proof is in the pudding!
1. Republican Shelley Moore Capito wins West Virginia, making her not only the first GOP Senator in 55 years but also the FIRST female to hold the position!
She received close to three out of 10 Democratic votes and almost seven of 10 independent votes, according to preliminary results of an exit poll of 960 voters conducted for The Associated Press and television networks.
2. Republican Tim Scott was already an appointed Senator but he had never actually won an election until last night. This win solidified him in history as the first black candidate to win a statewide race in his state since before the Civil War and Reconstruction Era!
He is South Carolina’s first black senator, and the fifth black person elected to the Senate.
3. Republican Joni Ernst beat out big government, smug lawyer Bruce Braley which meant Iowa also made history and made a ground breaking, glass ceiling shattering moment for women in electing their FIRST female candidate to a statewide position! She will also be the first sitting female combat veteran in the United States Senate.
4. Republican woman from Utah, Mia Love’s win, makes her the first black Republican Congresswoman.
Love, 38, who also will be the first Haitian-American to serve in the Capitol, was surrounded by her husband, Jason, and their kids: Alessa, 14; Abigail, 11; and Peyton, 7. And look to the pro-life, pro-gun Love, who holds a concealed weapons permit, to make waves in the heavily Democrat-leaning Congressional Black Caucus, which she says she’ll join.
“I’m kind of a nightmare for the Democratic Party,” Love said on the campaign trail earlier this year. “They don’t want me there. But I’m coming.”
Republican Elise Stefanik has become the youngest woman elected to Congress in history, winning her race against Aaron Woolf in New York’s 21st open district 56-32, ABC News projects.
She’s the first Republican to win the district, which had been held by Democratic Rep. Bill Owens since 1993.
Stefanik, 30, is seen as a new face and image for the GOP. House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy both campaigned for her on the trail, offering a preview of the attention she’s sure to receive at the Capitol as she projects an aura of energy and vitality for a party hoping to appeal to younger demographics.
Add to these moments the rejection of the false narrative regarding women that Democrat Udall used in an effort to secure his win. His loss proves that women value their lady smarts just as much as their lady parts when voting. And let’s not forget that Wendy Davis, the Champion of the left leading this false war in Texas with her catheter and pink running shoes, couldn’t even secure the women vote for herself giving Greg Abbott the women vote at 52/47!
Last night was a telling moment for America. But let us not forget and overwhelm ourselves with false and unrealistic expectations of what a new Republican majority can give us. This will serve as nothing but a stopgap for Obama for a couple of years. The real work will have to be done in 2016. If we want to see change, real change, we have to win again in 2016 and we have to take the Presidency. This will serve to tie the hands of liberal policy for two years- but not a whole lot more. Stop and celebrate for today. But let’s get back to work tomorrow in working to secure the future of American in 2016!