Bad news out of Florida, well bad news if you are a radical progressive whose is praying to Marx that the Democrats can hold on to the Senate. Great news out of Florida if you are a free thinking, sentient being, who values liberty and the rule of law. The upset of the century took place in Florida yesterday March 11th, 2014, where David Jolly won a special election in the 13th district to fill the seat vacated by the death of Representative Bill Young. Jolly is a Republican, and while his name is not well known nationally, his election is sending shivers down the spines of the progressive hoard.
Why, why is the election of David Jolly going to strike fear in the cavernous void vacated by a progressive heart? Because he was not supposed to win, just like the TEA Party was not supposed to win. Yes Bill Young was a Republican, but the assumption made by the media and the progressive movement was that Jolly would be unable to retain the seat for the GOP. The odds were stacked against him, everything pointed towards the victory that the progressive movement so desperately needs.
The deck was stacked against Jolly, in this a race that according to the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report was a must win for Democrats, and yet he still one. Jolly was running for office in a district that President Obama won in 2008, and 2012. He emerged the candidate only after a brutal primary, a battered and damaged contender. He was a first time candidate, competing against a former gubernatorial candidate who had much better name recognition. He ever had the curse of a third party candidate, which almost always spells death for the GOP. Yet despite all of this, Jolly still won. The question that both sides must ask themselves is how?
The answer is simple, despite their best efforts, the radical Democrat Agenda fails to resonate among the American People, and Obamacare is a death nail to Democrat candidates. Alex Sink, the lady who faced Jolly in the primary, pulled out all the stops to bring Jolly down, to shake off the black spot of Obamacare. She poured money into the campaign, she tried to make the campaign about anything other than Obamacare. She descended down into the bowls of political hell to demonize and destroy Jolly. She went so far as to label him a heretic, she accused him of being global warming denier. Global warming after all, is the issue that grips the hearts of every last American. Global warming, is the issue that will shape this election… well that is what the Democrats are hoping for. Alex Sink tried to turn Jolly’s position on global warming into a political albatross that would guarantee his defeat.
The problem though is that the American People barely concern themselves about “climate change”. It is hard to take the issue seriously when they claim that the science is settled on “consensus” rather than facts, when scandals like Climate-Gate reveal the corruption behind the consensus. It is hard to run on global warming, when the country is frozen over. Alex Sink tried to create a political albatross to take down Jolly, she might as well have sent a political parakeet to do the job. For as vast a shadow as an albatross casts, it pales in comparison to the sheer terror generated by the 800 pound gorilla in the room, Obamacare.
Obamacare has taken peoples insurance from them, caused people to lose their jobs, cost them hours at work. It threatens them with ever increasing costs, and uncertainty. The Democrats have tied their fate to Obamacare, they forced it on us, they fought for it, they shut down the government to defend it. They own Obamacare, and they will pay the price for their contempt towards the will of the American People. This election in Florida proved that. The out spent, battered, global warming denier, defeated the sure bet Democrat.
Now, I am of course aware that the Democrats are quick to recover, they are quick to do damage control, and they are quick to go on the offensive. Something that you honestly have to respect them for. Debbie Wasserman Shultz was quick to belittle this race, the one that once heralded the revival of the Democrat Party. Ms. Shultz said, “Republican special interest groups poured in millions to hold onto a Republican congressional district that they’ve comfortably held for nearly 60 years. Tonight, Republicans fell short of their normal margin in this district because the agenda they are offering voters has a singular focus – that a majority of voters oppose – repealing the Affordable Care Act” I truly love the way the progressive mind works. Let us examine the validity of her response.
To begin Ms. Shultz tried to conjure up a classic Democrat argument. She blamed the loss in part due to “Republican special interest groups” pouring millions into the race. If that was all you heard, you would think that the Republicans bought this election. Democrats constantly try to make it sound as if they are strapped for cash, that they cannot possibly compete against the cooperate financing that pads GOP pockets. However, we know that Alex Sink out spent David Jolly by over $1.5 million dollars. So, even if those evil GOP special interest groups did pour millions into the race, the Democrat Party still out spent the GOP. So I really fail to see the validity of this first part of her statement. If examined factually it serves no other purpose then deceiving the public through a misrepresentation of the facts.
Next, Ms. Shultz tried to perform a magic trick. She tried to pull a democrat victory from this colossal defeat. She tried to paint this as a loss for the GOP. So this beaten and battered, underfunded, rookie defies the odds and defeats the full fury of the Democrat machine, and we are supposed to believe that this is a sign of the weakness in the GOP? Ms. Shultz said that special interest groups poured millions into the race to hold a GOP district that they have held for 60 years, and that “Republicans fell short of their normal margin in this district because the agenda they are offering voters has a singular focus….” That focus being of course the repeal of Obamacare, which the Democrats are now referring to only as the Affordable Care Act. So let us examine the facts. First off, yes there has been a GOP Representative from this district for 60 years, but how strong of a Republican District can it be when it was won handedly by someone as radical as Barack Obama, in both 2008 and 2012? Then there is the claim that because the Jolly did not win in the large numbers normally seen in the past, somehow that makes this a loss for the GOP. This is a nice slide of hand, but yet again owes its perceived validity to a perceived ignorance of the listener. Jolly won the race 48.5% to 46.7% now that does not seem like a very solid victory however it fails to take into account the x factor. The X factor in this race, and why it is amazing that Jolly was able to win, was the presence of a third party candidate. Typically third party candidates syphon votes away from the GOP. The Libertarian Candidate took 5% of the vote, 5% that in all honesty would not have found its way to the Democrats in the absence of the third option. The libertarian syphoned the political base away from the GOP, yet he was still able to win. When the race results break down to 48.5% to 46.7% to 5% the GOP victory becomes all the more amazing. So again, Ms. Shultz is playing of a perceived ignorance of the American People.
Florida is but the first of many. It proves the toxicity of Obamacare, and the vitriolic rhetoric of the Democrat Party are going to be the death of the Democrat Party.