I live in a one-party neighborhood in a one-party community. All local elections are settled in the Democratic Party primary, not in the general election. The last Republican to hold local elective office here was booted out more than 20 years ago.
Am I discouraged?
No. I hold my candle of conservative values high. My Democrat friends and neighbors know what I believe, and respect me for them, because I share my beliefs in a respectful way. More importantly, the light of this candle in the darkness is reflected in the eyes of those of my neighbors who are still in-the-closet, afraid of what our liberal neighbors will say if they’re exposed as conservatives.
If we designated conservatives don’t stand up for our values, who will?
Last November 7th, President George W. Bush was just starting to take the first steps in response to the financial crisis that would lead us down the road towards Bailout Nation. I was holding the keys for my republican friends in Michigan, and no one was yet talking about NooVooDoo Obamanomics, and the Obamanation was still reveling in Barack Obama’s historic election victory.
90 or so posts and 11,000 pageviews later…
Meanwhile in Michigan, Governor Granholm is still planning her next job-killing tax increase despite the best efforts of Senate Republicans. At least we have a fiscally responsible Republican-led local success story to point to in this past week’s off-year elections – stories that give this Designated Conservative hope for 2010 and beyond.
Who could have envisioned this sort of coming conservative ascendency a year ago? 🙂
Thank you to our loyal readers!
Let’s all raise a glass (of soda, of course – no RINO-spiked Kool-Aid drinkers here!) in salute to a Tea Party-led Republican Party rebirth in 2010… …and say a prayer or two that the country survives the Democrat Party leadership’s best efforts until then!