Left didn’t win

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

De­spite lib­eral me­dia hys­ter­ics, 40 per­cent of the elec­torate voted on Nov. 7— nor­mal for a mid term elec­tion. The 60 per­cent who didn’t vote are pre­sumed to be gen­er­ally happy with the sta­tus quo. Amer­ica’s econ­omy is sound. Wash­ing­tonelites­fran­ti­cabout­thep­assin­g­away oftheiroldlib­er­alorder­ar­efight­ingdes­per­ately to hang on to their po­lit­i­cal clout in an Amer­ica that con­tin­ues to be­come more con­ser­va­tive.

Many­in­com­ingDemocrat­sranascon­ser­va­tives. Two dozen of the newly elected Democrats ran af­firm­ing tra­di­tional so­cial val­ues, low tax­e­sand oth­er­con­ser­va­tiveis­sues.Longterm, things look bleak for the old lib­eral or­der. Bob Casey, who beat Sen. Rick San­to­rum in Penn­syl­va­nia, is a so­cial con­ser­va­tive whose fa­ther was barred from the 1992 Demo­cratic con­ven­tion­be­cause­ofhis­pro-lifes­tance.JimWebb,who rana­gain­stSen.Ge­orgeAl­len­inVir­ginia,wasa Rea­ganRepub­li­canandPres­i­den­tRon­aldRea­gan’sSec­re­tary­oftheNavy.New­ly­elect­edHouse Democrats ran as ad­vo­cates of gun own­ers’ right­sand­tra­di­tion­al­val­ues. Sev­er­alDemocrats signed a pledge against higher taxes with the Amer­i­cans for Tax Re­form. Chuck Miller Ca­mus, Wash­ing­ton

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