Republicans won the majority in the House of Representatives, gained six seats in the Senate, and took the majority of State Governorships during the 2010 midterm election. They also managed to take a handful of State Legislatures in the process. 2010 was a huge victory for Republicans, especially Conservatives and those candidates associated with the Tea Party. They all ran against Barack Obama and the Democrat Majority in Congress and their money-wasting policies. Small government, decreased spending, a strong military defense, repealing ObamaCare and job creation among others were the blueprint of their campaigns. They ran for and with America and Americans instead of against them. And the majority of them deemed successful.
Congressman John Boehner (R-OH) is expected to become the next Speaker of the House, where Republicans will have 239 seats compared to the Democrats’ 190. Ousted Speaker of the House, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is said to be seeking the position of House Minority Leader. If the Democrats know what’s good for them, they would look somewhere else. In the Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will most likely remain Minority Leader and Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) remaining, much to our dismay, the Majority Leader. Republicans will have 46 seats and Democrats 51 come January 3, 2011 when the 112th Congress is given the oath. Change is coming.
All of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up again for election in 2012, and Republicans have 10 and Democrats have 25 seats in the Senate to defend. This is an extremely great time for Republicans to garner a heftier majority in the House and a nice majority in the Senate. This can be done with a lot of work on the side of Republicans, and many more days of ignorance and deceit for Democrats. A GOP majority in both the House and Senate would seal Barack Obama’s fate if he were to win a second term; he would officially be lamented as a Lame Duck, useless. And that is where I turn the page onward to the 2012 presidential election.
Barack Obama has been in the White House since January 20, 2009, after being successfully casted as the “hope and change” candidate that would bring unity and transparency back to our government. But almost two long years later, the majority of Americans has seen past the mask and saw who this President really is. They’ve seen someone who apologizes for America when this country has absolutely nothing to apologize for, along with someone who can talk behind America’s back with no ounce of guilt. They have also seen a person that will make the effort to bow before leaders of Japan, Saudi Arabia and most recently in India, but show absolutely no respect for the American people and even refuses to say “Creator” when reciting his version of the Declaration of Independence. We currently have a President that, in my opinion, harbors countless hatred for the country that elected him in 2008. Obama has no respect for America, but I am not here to indulge in the darkened past. Now we look into the future in hopes for a better and more transparent America.
The 2012 presidential election is going to be beginning in a very short time, in the matter of just a few months. Republicans from every part of America are going to begin fighting for the top spot on the GOP ticket, and it isn’t going to be an easy achievement. Millions upon millions of dollars are going to have to be raised. Each of the candidates are going to have to do some really good explaining to the voters. They are also going to have to be more Conservative than ever before, due to the fact that both the Moderate and Liberal ends of the political spectrum are currently under attack – as we recently witnessed during the 2010 midterm election a week ago. People want smaller government, decreased spending; ObamaCare repealed, replaced and lower taxes for all Americans, as well as more transparency that was originally promised repeatedly by Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi during the 2008 presidential election.
The goal for Americans will be to begin supporting and then vote for the Republican that will, from day one, work vigorously to undo everything that garnered Barack Obama’s signature. This includes passed/signed legislation and all of his power grabbing Executive Orders. It is time for us to move our nation forward and away from the ruins caused by the Obama Administration and the Democrat Congress. With the GOP in charge of the House beginning on January 3, 2011, this will only be the start of something big. They will hopefully begin the process of defunding and repealing/replacing ObamaCare and conducting investigations into President Obama and his administration for a laundry list of ethics violations and possible criminal activity along with many other items that require their attention. This administration hasn’t exactly been operating in an American-like manner.
There are many candidates that may announce their candidacies come 2011. I will tell you the ones that should get into the game and those that should remain home. First of all, the ones that stand more of a chance than anyone are former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, newly-elected United States Senator Marco Rubio from Florida and Senator Jim DeMint from South Carolina. These are the candidates I would like to see enter the fight for the GOP Presidential Nomination next year. Incoming Senator Marco Rubio may not be presidential material, but he could very well be a Vice Presidential choice for whoever should win our party’s nomination. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Iowa Congressman Steve King are also a couple more Consistent Conservatives that could make awesome competitors during the 2012 fight, including Texas Governor Rick Perry. The key is to support, vote for and nominate a staunch Conservative for American President. We have to turn down the moderates, the “Convenient Conservatives” and the ones who seem to have liberal tendencies. Libertarian-minded “Republicans” or “Conservatives” should also be ignored. The key is to go Conservative for the sake of our future. A list of possible 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates can be found at Conservapedia.
Those who should be kept out of the 2012 fight are former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, Texas Congressman and anti-war “Republican” Ron Paul, as well as incoming Senator Rand Paul (Ron Paul’s son) from Kentucky. Mitt Romney passed and signed his version of ObamaCare - RomneyCare - in Massachusetts during his time as Governor, and Senator Scott Brown is way too moderate to be worthy of the Republican Presidential Nomination. Congressman Ron Paul is anti-war during a time when the world is shaking and uncertain. His son, Rand Paul, supports cuts in the American military. These are the types of misguided politicians that should be kept far away from a presidential ticket, whether as President or Vice President. Nominating a “Convenient Conservative” or an “Acting Republican” would be an epic disaster.
There are other bad candidates, but I will leave that for you to research and ponder. We need to come together in agreement and support, vote for and eventually nominate a GOP candidate that will bring America back to its founding, Conservative principles. Lower taxes, not more taxes; decreased spending not overspending; a stronger military not a weakened one; individual responsibility, no government handouts; more American jobs and support for small businesses and an end to illegal immigration where American citizens can feel safe within their own country. No more backwards “leadership” and an end to the Democrat agenda that has only one goal: to destroy America as we know her. Conservative Leadership can and will save America.
The Republican victory of 2010 is only the beginning; our ultimate goal for 2012 should be to increase our majority in the House of Representatives, garner a heavy majority in the Senate and to take back the White House. Only then can our great country be led into the right direction. Lady Liberty is calling on us to make the right decision when we head to the polls during our respected primaries, and to do the same when the 2012 Presidential Election comes on November 6, 2011. We can do this if we kick out the wrong people and elect the right people to lead us onward to everlasting victory. A Conservative America is a stronger, more reliable America.