..and repeat after me: it's the best thing that could have happened, people.
Now you know what it is like to live in an echo chamber. We were getting sandbagged by the siren calls that we should expect nothing less than a 100-seat turnaround or it will be deemed a failure. And it is as much a product of the left's propaganda as it was a result of our reading our own press clippings. I mean, the more they talk up how bad November is going to be for them, the less horrible it will actually be.
Think about it. Have you ever gone into your tax prep guy or an IRS audit or a midterm or final exam and think you were going to get murdered to emerge owing "only" $2,500 or getting a C- and thinking it wasn't near as bad as you originally feared?
Well, that's what is going on here and we got to turn the tables on them. If we only get 40 seats in the house and 6 seats in the senate -- or, worse yet -- we get less and that glowering, Botox-besotted hag is still running the show in Congress and the Democrats are gloating because they dodged the bullet, then we have our work ahead of us. Come ready to play in November and stay in the game.
This was never going to be a piece of cake and we still have to roll up our sleeves and get to work. We cannot let the G.O.P. do the heavy lifting for us; they could not do it in the past especially here in California where their buddy-buddying with the Democrats have turned the economy of this state into a crap sandwich. No, my friends, we're going to have to do this by ourselves.
So you need to start checking into the candidates and races across the country where maybe your $5 or $10 will help our folks in November. Also, have you picked out a candidate for whom you will work this Summer and Fall? Are you prepared to walk the neighborhoods and bang the drums? We can't all handle a musket in this fight, but we can sure as hell melt the pewter plate, cast bullets, and cut up cloth into patches and bandages. Ever heard of Molly Pitcher?
Get mad! Get motivated! Get Busy!
C'mon folks, George Washington & Co. still had a lot of hard work to do after the battle of Saratoga and Trenton. So plan on working for what you want -- and that also means after November. This thing ain't over until it's over..
..and then even it's not over.
UPDATE: See what I told you. Hot Air has this post from Ed Morrissey where Pelosi gloats over the PA-12 loss:
In an interview with The Hill, the Speaker said it was very important to her that Democrats retain the late Rep. John Murtha’s (D-Pa.) seat, which they did Tuesday night.
Pelosi, who was very close with Murtha, said Republicans once again tried to nationalize an election by way of an “anti-Obama, anti-Pelosi” message.
“It didn’t work,” Pelosi said, calling the strategy Republicans have employed regularly in recent years “predictable.” …
Despite some predictions of a huge GOP wave this fall, Pelosi says it’s not going to happen: “One thing I know for sure is that Democrats will retain their majority in the House of Representatives.”
..this is what belongs on our locker room bulletin boards; read it from now until game time.