A Tea Party editorial compares Romney's loss to Confederate defeat:
Along a ridge at a cemetery, a stone wall marks the farthest advance of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Pickett’s Charge at the battle of Gettysburg marked what historians call the high watermark of the Confederacy, the crowded moment when the war to preserve America’s constitutional system would prevail or die. Lincoln’s Army of the Potomac held the stone wall and stopped Lee’s attempt to preserve the South’s slaveocracy.
Tuesday night, America’s political right and the Republican Party hit a stone wall and, like Lee’s army, they will never recover. In spite of extraordinary get-out-the-vote efforts by the Tea Party and Republican activists, President Obama sailed to an easy victory over his rival Mitt Romney. Election night analysis showed that access to free contraception and abortion-on-demand were key elements explaining Obama’s victory. Suburban women accomplished what King George III, the Kaiser, Hitler and Stalin failed to do – end America.
I think it’s time for the so-called “Tea Party” to leave the Republican party completely and go off on its own.
Nationally, Libertarian Republican publisher Eric Dondero gives up on the entire political process and embraces everything from de-friending Democrats on Facebook to armed insurrection:I know those are words of heresy to many but the concept of some sort of bastardized political party where we incorporate Democrats and call them Republicans is not what Conservatives in this country want.
Secondly, today starts a new course for my life. I've soured on electoral politics given what happened last night. I believe now the best course of action is outright revolt. What do I mean by that?
Well, to each his own. Some may choose to push secession in their state legislatures. Others may choose to leave the U.S. for good (Costa Rica, Switzerland, Italy, Argentina, Hong Kong, Israel). Still others may want to personally separate themselves from the United States here in North America while still living under communist rule' the Glenn Beck, grab your guns, food storage, build bunkers, survivalist route. I heartily endorse all these efforts.
Again, locally, Chris Slavens at DP (isn't that actually a genre term in the porn world?) tells us all the things that Mr. Obama is about to do to us (without the GOP-controlled House, and a Senate in which the Republicans can still filibuster). Of course Chris neglects to mention that Mr. Romney had promised to do almost all the same things:
That means we can look forward to an unprecedented federal assault on individual liberties and states’ rights, as the Obama administration strives to control everything from private education to county-level marriage licensing. We can look forward to attempts to censor the Internet in the name of combatting terrorism, piracy, and corporate control. We can look forward to more wars in oil-rich countries, and more spy drones in the skies over our neighborhoods and schools. We can look forward to carefully planned, historic inflation, as the Federal Reserve quantitatively eases the economy towards an inevitable currency collapse. We can look forward to attacks on religious liberty, as more people of faith are forced to fund activities which violate their convictions.
Get it? The country is dead. America died yesterday at the ballot box. Those damn suburban women used their wicked ways to kill the Confederate Republicans at Cemetery Ridge, when all the Romney Rebels wanted to do was stand up for the right of the government to define legitimate rape.
Irony? You want irony? I will give it to you, although it will only make sense to folks who actually live in Delaware.
I just want to congratulate all of the winners, in all of the races. I will be putting up a more in-depth post later, but right now I am operating on about eight hours of sleep in the last forty-eight hours.
I will just say that between the local wins and the state and national losses, it is a bitter-sweet day, but we are Americans and we will get up go to work, we will see our mistakes and attempt to correct them, because after all, we are still the greatest nation, with the freest system of governance in the world.
God Bless us all and the United States of America !
Thank you, Frank Knotts, apparently the sanest Republican in Delaware the day after election day.