Sink ran a campaign based upon making changes to Obamacare, not repealing it, and also strongly supporting immigration reform as proposed by the Senate which, of course, is really just a disguised amnesty. Despite advice to the contrary from the Republican Establishment pundits, Jolly stuck to his principles and ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare and border security. He also railed against federal deficit spending and, as a result, he won the election by gaining traction with independents while also holding the Republican base.
Many look at this as a bellwether election and it would seem to indicate clearly that despite what the Establishment preaches, staying on course with a clearly conservative message is the way to go if you want to win elections. But, never to be trusted and always misreading the tea leaves, the Establishment is already advising that Republicans should not look to Jolly's approach as a way to win elections. Even on Fox News the day after the election, the Democratic shill Bob Beckel warned Republicans that they had better not run a campaign based heavily on Obamacare because it will not work. Do you really think that Bob Beckel has any interest in giving good advice to Republicans?
Almost as if the validate his argument, Dana Perino, the former Bush press secretary, agreed with him that they shouldn't pile on against complete Obamacare elimination. Once again, someone who should know better fell right into the trap. Maybe it's from too many years in Washington playing political nuance games instead of dealing with the truth of the matter.
As I listened to this, all I could think of was the campaigns of 2008 and 2012 when the Republicans continually warned against attacking Obama while taking incoming broadsides continually without response. What was the result? Disaster. Both John McCain and Mitt Romney had plenty of opportunities to clearly point out the horrible direction that Obama wanted to lead the country but they deferred and they lost.
Listening to Perino, who is a Republican Establishment darling, I saw much of the same and I fear that the RINO element of the party is once again moving us toward a milquetoast campaign where the Republicans are hit by a barrage of political missiles while simply standing in the ring with lightweight boxing gloves on. And I hope, no, I pray, that they are not on the road toward another snatching of "defeat from the jaws of victory."
America, Obamacare is on the ropes as are many of Obama's leftist plans including immigration. Immigration, in fact, wouldn't even be discussed right now if John Boehner and his Chamber of Commerce controlled clones hadn't paid to keep the issue alive. The American public clearly is fed up and wants to return their country to a bastion of freedom, independence and sovereignty. We must speak up loudly before it's too late and let the Republicans know that we will not accept further subservience to tyranny in our candidates. We want real conservatism and honor, not a bunch of hacks who jockey for position on the Washington gravy train based on what their lobbyist masters seek. While the winds are blowing in the right direction, it is time now to make that happen.
Stay strong, God bless you, and support those men and women who support what made this nation great, not those who take the easy way out. We can win this thing if we only stay the course.