The Red November Initiative, Revisted
Well,...looks like the MSM managed to bulls**t enough people that voting for Republicans would result in the end of America as we know it, so,..let's look at some of the candidates the TrekMedic (and supporters) endorsed:
Lynn Swann for Governor, Pennsylvania:
Political pundits everywhere will tell you its nearly-impossible to dislodge a sitting governor in PA, regardless of party affiliation. Swann came out early, then sat back for far too long and let Ed Rendell get even more entrenched. Here's hoping we hear from Swann again in a few years (maybe US Congress in Sewickley?)
Rick Santorum for US Senator, Pennsylvania:
Crucified for sticking to his beliefs. We will also hear from him again in the near future. (Wouldn't a Santorum/Swann ticket for 2010 Governor sound cool??)
Raj Peter Bhakta for US Congress, PA-13:
Derided by the media as a 'showboater' for some of his gimmicks, but Raj really did care about NE Philly and Eastern Montgomery County. When the MSM doesn't give you any press time, you have to grandstand a little to get noticed. Sadly, until the next census, the PA-13 is Allyson Schwartz' for the taking - NE Philly is loading up with blacks and Hispanics that live for Democratic hand-outs and the Eastern side of Montgomery County has a large liberal, secular, Jewish population that always supports the Democratic Party (and who's taxes pay for the welfare addicts on the other side of the 13th District).
Mike Fitzpatrick for US Congress, PA-6:
See Rick Santorum. How can you vote in Patrick Murphy when every local newspaper questioned why Murphy was even running for such a high office?? Hitler could have run against Fitzpatrick and won, considering the zombie-like "must-pull-big-D" mentality on Tuesday!
Jim Gerlach for US Congress, PA-8:
Mercifully, Gerlach survived to MSM-led purge. The TrekMedic will now consider establishing the new TrekAbode somewhere in his district, since, obviously, some people in Pennsylvania actually have some brains!
And now,....the TrekMedic would like to thank a few people behind the Red November Initiative:
- Ghostie Alix, formerly of Alix in Wunderland, for designing the RNI logo. Big hugs!
- BobG at Sweet Spirits of Ammonia. The TrekMedic's ideologic twin brother, BobG literally and figuratively took the RNI banner to the frontlines of the last election!
- Charlie on the Turnpike at Whats It To You. Charlie took care of the NE Pennsylvania front on the campaign.
- Mary at Freedom Eden. Mary took care of the Wisconsin front.
- Ray Smalley, the man behind the scenes at Raj for Congress.
- Duane at Pennsylvanian in Exile, who handled the Southern front.
- MDMHVONPA from White Lightning Axiom Redux for bolstering the Philly front.
- Ditto for Paul at Right in Philly, although bringing a future Republican into this world curtailed his blogging activities. Hopefully, Squeaker of the Mouse Pelosi won't pass too many bills that would hurt this kid!
- AlexC, John Galt and JK from Three Sources. Although not officially an RNI member (hint), they all took up the banner and ran with it. People should also know that AlexC worked tirelessly on the Santorum Blog, as well.
Several people originally stepped up to help the Red November Initiative and simply disappeared, especially in some of the key battleground states! Matt, a/k/a the Drunken Samurai, has several personal issues pull him away from the blogosphere for the time being. But the rest of you - the TrekMedic hopes you enjoy life under the thumb of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid! Go back to blogging about cookie recipes and life with your pets! You are now officially persona non grata around here!
That's all, folks. The Red November Initiative is now on hiatus. The rolls will open again when the 2008 silly season is upon us.
Until then, I leave you with this message from Rick Santorum's blog (posted by John Lewandowski):
The message to the Republican Party is clear - reclaim your conservative roots or be condemned to minority status for decades.
The Republicans must immediately begin to convincingly work for the conservative principles which they promised to support when they got elected. As Michael Savage says, Borders, Language, Culture. Republicans had four years to secure the borders - they didn't do it. Republicans had four years to make English America's official language - they didn't do it. Republicans had four years to get the garbage in the media out of our children's faces - they didn't do it. Republicans had four years to cut government spending - they didn't do it.