Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The election

I wasn't going to say anything. After all, there are more than enough pundits to explain it all. But one small observation I have made today helps explain why I remain proudly a Republican.

We got smacked yesterday. But today, I do not hear cries of "cheat" or threats to contest every election. Even the incumbent Republican in VA, Allen, is considering conceding to keep from dragging it out. While I am not proud of everything they do, there is a core sense of personal responsibility in the Republican party that is absent in large part from the Democrats. That is why, when we lose, we ask "what did we do wrong?" but when the other side loses, they ask "what did you do wrong?" We accept the blame, they (generally) shift it.

If you cannot humble yourself to learn a lesson when you lose, then you have wasted a good whipping.

3 comments:

the-unintentional-blogger said...

Ditto. You said it all.

wally said...

Well said

Anonymous said...

I admire your stoicism in your hour of defeat. But cheer up, we don't have enough to override vetos, which I would be willing to bet we'll see more of in dubya's last two years.

I cannot wait for our next lunch now!!!

Chris