America woke up on Wednesday morning, November 5, 2014, having regained some reason for hope in the future. Voters all across America soundly repudiated the Obama agenda and in the process Republicans made historic gains at all levels of the mid-term election.
Republicans now control the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House and are in the position to halt President Obama’s head long charge towards further assault on the Constitution and our conservative values. And how sweet it is to know that come next January Harry Reid will no longer be in charge of the U.S. Senate legislative agenda.
But it just was not in the Congressional mid-term elections that Americans spoke loud and clear. Republicans captured the Governor’s office in three states, Massachusetts, Illinois and Maryland, all previously held by liberal Democrats and solid blue states.
And it just gets better. As the final votes are being counted at the state legislative level, it looks like Republicans will control 68 or 69 of 99 state legislative bodies. And will have total control, Governor, House and Senate in 24 states. Republicans now hold over 4,000 of the Country’s 7,300 state legislative seats.
This election was a sweeping rejection of the Obama agenda.
However, while President Obama’s job approval rating fell to record lows and in the low thirties in some key states, many targeted races for U.S. Senate and Governor remained too close to call in the closing days of the campaign. And then the President threw the Republicans a bone when he said even though he was not on the ballot in this election, his “…policies were, every single one of them.” You could almost hear the wind come out of the Democratic campaigns. The groans of agony at the Democratic Senate and House campaign committee headquarters could be heard throughout the country.
Indeed this election was a referendum on the President and his agenda. He failed completely, as he has failed America and her people for the past six years.
Now the first responsibility of the Republican Congress is to stop the social, security, and economic erosion brought on by President Obama and his far left agenda. When the boat is taking on water, first you plug the leak then figure out what to do next. The Republican Congress should first make sure to halt the President’s assault on the Constitution and then put forth, on a regular basis, practical solutions to our tax, defense, energy and health care issues. And dare the President to veto them.
I want to close by thanking you for your support over the past several years. Conservative StrikeForce Pac has been blessed to receive the financial support from thousands of donors all across the country which enabled us to assist good conservative U.S. Senate candidates like Tom Cotton in Arkansas, Thom Tillis in North Carolina, David Perdue in Georgia, Joni Earnst in Iowa, and Cory Gardner in Colorado . All were successful and are going to serve with great distinction.
Adding to the excitement is Dan Sullivan in Alaska who holds an 8,000 vote lead. Because of the nature of the geography in Alaska it will be a few more days until this race is final but conservatives can be very excited about our prospects there.
Finally, we have Congressman Bill Cassidy in Louisiana. What a great candidate he is and I am looking forward to him winning the runoff against Mary Landrieu on December 6th. Mary Landrieu is the poster child of a liberal Democrat who needs to be removed from office…she votes with Barack Obama 97% of the time.
The liberals are going to fight us every step of the way to December 6th. We have to stand with Bill Cassidy and fight back. I am also pleased to report that Colonel Rob Maness has endorsed Congressman Cassidy in the runoff bringing the passion, energy and commitment of Tea Party members into this runoff. It is very exciting.
Finally as great as the night was we missed a few opportunities like Ed Gillespie in Virginia who came within less than one percentage point of defeating liberal Democrat Mark Warner. All the pundits gave Gillespie no chance as recently as four weeks ago but he worked hard and ran a great campaign. I am so proud Conservative StrikeForce supported him.
Thank you again and I hope we can count on your continued support as we do everything we can to help Bill Cassidy retire liberal Obama supporter Mary Landrieu on December 6th.
Chairman, Conservative StrikeForce PAC
Former Deputy Secretary of Labor Under Ronald Reagan (1985-1989)
Senior Vice-President, National Federation of Independent Business (1998-2002)
Executive Vice-President, American Conservative Union (2008-2011)