Not discouraged, not dismayed

Thanks to the wonderful immediacy of social media, I watched the panic of conservative Republican voters rise as election returns started pouring in last night.

By the time I went to bed, little doubt remained. Barack Obama would spend another four years as the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And mild unease had grown into full-fledged despondency.

As Wednesday unfolded, conservatives and Republicans tried to figure out what went wrong. They analyzed polling data, rehashed the campaign and pointed fingers. They also struggled to figure out what to do next. After all, they just lost “the most important election of our lifetime.” With all of their eggs riding in the Mitt Romney basket, many now seem at a complete loss. In fact, the entire conservative movement seems veiled in a dark blanket of discouragement.

Obama supporters were relieved. Disaster averted!

But here at the Tenth Amendment Center, we are not despondent, dismayed or even discouraged. And we are not at a loss as to what to do next.


Bronco Bamma…Another Four Years

If you went to Barack Obama’s website around 11:30 p.m.  last night you saq this letter titled “How This Happened”

I’m about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.
I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen.

You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn’t easy, you pressed forward.

I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.

But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.

Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.

There’s a lot more work to do.
But for right now: Thank you.

Let’s break this down shall we….