Is it my imagination?

November 10th, 2006

…or have the Right (in general) taken their electoral defeats better than the Left normally take theirs?

You don’t hear many anguished calls for recounts.

Or accusations of voter fraud.

Or the wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Of course, viagra sales for sale there is some angst, ambulance but my completely subjective impression is that there is less than you see on the Left when they take their lumps.

I wonder why that is?

My thoughts:

  1. The Right knew it was coming. The war is hugely unpopular. And much of their losses can be linked to that.
  2. The Left often sees losing as a repudiation of their basic values, but I think the Right looks at the outcome on the death penalty and the marriage amendments and say to themselves “our values are popular, we just got out manuevered.”
  3. In general, (and research supposedly supports this) folks on the Right just tend to be more upbeat in general.

So what do you think?

Why are so many of the folks on the Right taking these losses so well?

Entry Filed under: Observations,Politics

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jenna  |  November 10th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    You’ll hear this from me again on Sat., but I see it as a firing of the GOP, not a hiring of the Dems. If we start working now, start planning now, and hit the streets now, we could take the majority back in even two years.

    The key word is now. And work.

    I think we forgot that this campaign season.

  • 2. Wendy  |  November 10th, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    I guess I see it as something that was a long time coming. Look at the massive victory in 1994, two years after Clinton became president. It’s not at all unusual for Congress to switch to oppose the president’s party after two years. It didn’t happen in 2002 or 2004. We were due. And really, the Republicans didn’t do what they promised when they had the majority–in Wisconsin or Washington.

    I’m proud of the Republican ideals: smaller government, lower taxes, less intrusive government. What I’m not proud of is the power-hungry ninnies in Congress who touted their majority while screwing the people who put them there. Those aren’t Republican ideals. And they paid the price.

    But, the Dems will do the same. They won’t get a damn thing done, except maybe a minimum wage increase, which will raise unemployment, send many small employers out of business, and raise prices. And the pendulum will swing back our way. And the vicious cycle will repeat until we find another Reagan or our country falls apart.

  • 3. Casper  |  November 10th, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    For the record I WILL be seeking multiple recounts.

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