For 10 months, we have been treated to a series of obama power grabs and the media frenzy that comes with each. Then the tea-party movements started, and then the healthcare town halls. The town-halls have been silenced by inactivity, crowd packing, and media complacency. Every indications seems to suggest that nationalized healthcare is at the forefront of everyone's hopes during this economic down turn in the midst of 2 wars. Of course, this really isn't the case.
All polls indicate conservatism is on the rise. I'm not talking about RINO conservatism or that junk Bush tried to pass off for his 8 miserable years as a set-up man for Obama. As most informed people know, the first test of tea-party conservatism was under way in New York's 23rd district. A three way race was underway between a democrat(i won't even give him press), the epitome of a RINO Dede Scozzafava, and a conservative in name and action, Dan Hoffman. The old guard Republicans, like Newt Gingrich, told us we should support Dede Scozzafava. It didn't matter if the person would always side with the Democrats. Party loyaly was the most important thing. This is the line we have been fed for a long time as to why conservatives should support the republican. As a result, we got George Bush and the Republican majority of 2000-2006. This led to the type of voter apathy that got Obama elected.
Now, with Dede Scozzafava down double digits in the polls to both the conservative and democrat nominee, she has stepped down from the race, allowing Hoffman to bid for her voters. The result will likely be the election of our first Obama era conservative to congress. Hopefully, this trend will continue. A friend of mine advocates to vote out the incumbent. I don't think we would do poorly to do so in 2010.