Democrat victory dances have not ceased since last yearâ€™s elections, and have plainly been invigorated by the recent resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Yet the party of Kennedy, Schumer, Reid, and Pelosi remains in the dark as to any important aspect of where the country needs to go. Consequently, Republican prospects for the current day as well as in next yearâ€™s pivotal elections remain within Republican control.
Unfortunately, too many key Republicans appear as clueless of this situation as they have ever been. The mood of the American people and the defining issues of the day, even including the Gonzales resignation, bode well for an unabashedly conservative party leadership that can seize the moment. Yet Democrats have historically had little reason to fear such a possibility. Â
In the wake of the 2006 elections, every liberal and â€œmoderateâ€ interest group was asserting its own rationale for the sea change that resulted. Some, who had been perceived as conservative, such as former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, came out of the closet with their anti-Christian biases.
Others offered various explanations for public disillusionment with the GOP, ranging from the prospect of drilling in ANWAR to the Presidentâ€™s attempts at Social Security reform.