I for one am of the opinion that the most recent national election was a victory of conservative ideas and a demonstration of the lack of conservative leadership in the Republican party. I can look at my home state of Michigan and see evidence of this in a Blue state. There were 2 big ballot proposals that were very clearcut liberal/conservative issues and the conservative side for both won. The ban of affirmative action was really significant because it also had to overcome the natural inclination of voters to vote No on ballot proposals. The other proposal was a “Guaranteed Funding” for schools. Most voters saw this for what it was, a Guaranteed Tax Increase. The only “victory” in the Michigan proposals that Liberals could claim was a proposal that would have allowed Morning Dove hunting, I don’t see that as a significant loss because both sides went pretty extreme with the issue and a no vote kept things the way they are.
The Republicans loss of control of both houses of Congress should primarily be blamed on the lack of conservative leadership. That and conservative voters are stupid are the reason we are looking at two years with Nancy Pelosi two steps from the Presidency. Voters that failed to learn the lesson of the Ross Perot fiasco are to blame when impeachment proceedings begin. Conservative voters are the first to abandon candidates who don’t perfectly match their views. Conservatives think teaching Republicans a lesson is more important than preventing Liberal Democrats taking power in Washington. Since there is no office seeking Republican leading the cause for conservative ideas, there is little reason for the
stupid conservative wing of the Republican party to vote. I get why the Liberals have to hide who they really are, but that is a consistent election loser, but I don’t understand why Republicans run away from proven winning election issues.