Now and then, Good does prevail

Stuart MoskovitzBy Stuart J. Moskovitz

In every election there are winners and losers. This year was no exception. On the national scene, the obvious losers will be written about by most pundits – Obama and the Clintons. Obviously Harry Reid has probably seen his last days of power in any form. But there are other losers. The entire Democratic platform — the so-called war on women, the freebie mentality, the irresponsible blind eye to international distress, the cowardly acquiescence of the Democratic congress to Obama’s war on Israel, are all losers. Republicans elected young people, African-Americans, women, as diverse a group as anyone would want to see. In many cases these were the first of such to be elected in their state — an accomplishment the Democrats never managed and never would manage. These Democratic campaign platforms were as fake as their claim for the last forty years that Republicans would overturn Roe v. Wade. The electorate is simply not as naive as they were in 2008 and 2012. No more. Obama has accomplished at least that.

The news media were losers. This is a complicated one to understand. It’s not just that the news media were in the bag for the Democrats. It is that this election proved they no longer control the information going out to the American people. The main stream media refused to cover Obama’s failures and Harry Reid’s stubborn refusal to allow the Congress to accomplish anything at all, by blocking virtually every bill to come out of the House and not letting the Senate as much as debate it. The American people showed they know full well what damage Harry Reid has done to this country, causing the Congress to be considered the least effective, certainly since World War II. That the electorate understood this despite the news media’s failure to report it sends a serious message to the main stream media. They are about to become obsolete unless they start doing their job, being honest news brokers and not cheerleaders for a failing party.

Locally, the voters of Manalapan and Monmouth County have every reason to be proud. The Democratic machines of Union County poured ridiculous sums of money into these elections to attempt to upset the Republicans. The entire Democratic campaign in both instances was to attempt to tie honest, hard working Republican elected officials to a former elected official who got in trouble with the Democratic controlled US Attorney’s office for matters of which the Republican elected officials were not remotely connected. It was an ugly campaign. It displayed a lack of integrity, a lack of character, a lack of values, a lack of dignity, a lack of decency. The voters saw through this tactic, from candidates who did not spend a nickel of this flood of outside money to actually tell the voters anything positive about themselves. Perhaps there was nothing to tell.

It can only be hoped that this negative campaign failed so abysmally that maybe in the future candidates will begin to abandon the Torricelli method of campaigning to focus on issues, not character assassination, to give voters reasons to welcome them into the government, not simply decide whom to throw out this year.

With all of those losers in this year’s campaign, maybe the failed tactics of the Democratic party in Monmouth and Manalapan will result in a victory for the voters for future campaigns.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments »

11 Comments on “Now and then, Good does prevail”

  1. Bob English said at 7:10 am on November 6th, 2014:

    An honest discussion of Congressional gridlock would not just blame Harry Reid and would bring into the conversation House Republicans whose leader would not allow a votes on bills such as the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill which passed the Senate. That was a compromise between Senate Dems, the President and Senate Republicans. Would have had a very good chance of passing the House if Boehner was not afraid to allow a vote on that bill. Can’t blame Harry Reid for that one.

    I would also suggest that you can trace gridlock back to a dinner of leading Republican Congressional leaders on the night of Obamas first inauguration where they agreed to oppose Obama at every turn including his economic stimulus plan (in January of 2008 the economy was at near depression level so who needed economic stimulus) and that their number one priority had nothing to do with the good of the Country, rather it was making sure Obama was a one term President (a similar line was repeated by Mitch McConnell.)

    The topper is when Republicans oppose ideas that they had formally been in favor of, just because Obama has embraced those. Kind of like “I was for it before I was against it”.

  2. Republican in name and actions said at 11:14 am on November 6th, 2014:

    Really. Give me a break.

    According to the President he can do what he wants with his pen. He does not need Congress.

    A fact we are going to see when he signs his Exec Ord on immagration now that the Mid Terms are over.

    He should have been the most successful President in History. Him and his Monte Blanc.

    This Presidency is a Failure as is this President. Oh yeah it’s not his fault its Bush’s, no it’s Boehner’s, no it’s McConnell’s, no it’s Reid’s, no it’s Bibi’s fault, no it’s Kerry’s fault, no it’s the IRS fault, no it’s Rush Limbaugh’s fault, no it’s Hillary’s fault, no it’s Fox News fault, no it’s the VA’s fault, no it’s the 1 percent’s fault, no it’s the CDC’s fault, no it’s businesses fault. On and on and on……

    Don’t keep defending this disaster your fellow Dems that got voted out have stopped.

    It’s time for the Dems to take their party back from the extreme left that has Kidnapped it. Lloyd Bentsen most be turning in his grave.

  3. Jim Giannell said at 12:11 pm on November 6th, 2014:

    Hi Stuart,
    Very well said !

  4. Well done! said at 1:54 pm on November 6th, 2014:

    Great article, Mr. Moskovitz!

  5. Bob English said at 2:39 pm on November 6th, 2014:

    @Republican in name….Interesting that you jumped right off subject…..The President had said numerous times that he would like to House to do what the Senate did on a bipartisan basis and take up the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. The President also told the Speaker that if the House choose not to do so he would take whatever actions he could take on his own. So when it comes to gridlock, the arrow is pointing at the House Republicans who basically are refusing to do their jobs on an extremely important issue and pass a compromise bill as their counterparts in the Senate did.

    Not Harry Reids fault!!!

  6. Name (required) said at 3:15 pm on November 6th, 2014:

    You’re wrong Bib English. Good attempt to spin though

  7. Bob English said at 5:59 pm on November 6th, 2014:

    I didn’t spin anything…what I posted is 100% true. If your okay with House Republicans doing nothing on comprehensive immigration reform, just say so…at least its an honest position…..my point is the writer of the original post is blaming Harry Reid for gridlock….in the case of comprehensive immigration reform, that is clearly not true….a balanced piece would have noted that.

  8. Sancho Panza said at 7:56 pm on November 6th, 2014:

    @”An honest discussion of Congressional gridlock would not just blame Harry Reid and would bring into the conversation House Republicans whose leader would not allow a votes on bills such as the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill which passed the Senate.”

    One bill equals the 350 stuck in the Senate. That is really quite a distorted perspective.

  9. @ Bob English said at 8:30 am on November 7th, 2014:

    What you want, by the Republicans accepting the Senate’s so called immigration reform bill is to let the Democrats rip off the arms of the House Republicans with a bill they (and the American people) clearly do not want.

    And yes, Sancho Panza is correct. One bill does not equal 350 stuck in the Senate. The real obstructionist are the Democrats and you cover for them.

    Let’s see what happens now. I think the money is on the President using the pen to veto those bills again proving that the Democrats will not listen to the will of the people as spoken Tuesday

  10. The Other Jim G said at 8:49 am on November 7th, 2014:

    I second the first Jim G’s comments Stuart.

    Always love to read them, and nice to see you writing for MMM.

    Jim Granelli

  11. The election said at 10:26 am on November 7th, 2014:

    is over. The people have spoken and Crazy Harry Reid has been ousted from his proclaimed position as King of the Hill.

    That tells you everything you need to know on the matter. He’s done an awful lot of damage to The Senate, that one.