Left didn’t win
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