Ah! How sweet the coffee’s taste is,
Sweeter than a thousand kisses,
Milder than sweet muscatel.
Coffee, coffee, I must have it,
And if someone wants to treat me,
Ah, my cup with coffee fill! ~ Johann Sebastian Bach (Koffee Kantate)
Blogs For Bush (Mark Noonan) A Great Time to be a Conservative Republican — “This is not to say that things will be easy – really kook-fringe Democrats, especially in the House, are committee chairmen, and they will go about being as kooky as we expect. We can expect an endless stream of Congressional investigations in to Bush Administration policies and the attempted criminalization of being a conservative. This will be rough to get through, but it can be overcome if we do one thing: be as conservative as we can be.”
Captain’s Quarters (Ed Morrissey) Final Thoughts — “This is a big loss, and it will hurt the GOP and the Bush administration. Even if we do hold the Senate, we will have to find compromise candidates for the federal bench, and also look forward to more taxes and regulation. Free trade is a goner. The prosecution of the war on terror will get limited by a probable repeal of the Patriot Act, or at least an attempt to do so, and I’m very sure the Democrats will move to defund the operations in Iraq by a date certain in order to force a “phased redeployment”.
And that’s not even counting the myriad investigations that Democrats will launch against the Bush administration. Republicans will keep it from getting out of hand, but the Democrats will want to build enough damaging allegations to win again in 2008. ”
Blue Crab Boulevard Senate Down To The Wire — “One thing is for sure. Any conservative who complains in the future about the Supreme Court and its decisions better have voted in this election.
Or they are fooling themselves about how seriously they take politics or conservatism.”
Michelle Malkin Conservatism did not lose — “The GOP lost. Conservatism prevailed. “San Francisco values” may control the gavels in Congress, but they do not control America. Property rights initiatives limiting eminent domain won big. MCRI, the anti-racial preference measure, passed resoundingly. Congressman Tom Tancredo, the GOP’s leading warrior against illegal immigration–opposed by both the open-borders Left and the open-borders White House–won a fifth term handily. Gay marriage bans won approval in 3 states. And as of this writing, the oil tax initiative, Prop. 87–backed by deep-pocketed Hollywood libs, is trailing badly in California.”