I don’t think Democratic voters, disillusioned with Obama, are going to come out in force on Tuesday and I think that Republicans — scared for their country to a greater degree than they have ever been — will. It is my guess (and it is a guess) that the tide against the Democrats is so strong that Republicans will win every race that’s within 5 points at present. I haven’t checked to see how many races are that close but my guess is that Republicans will pick up 60+ House seats and the Senate. But it is when the dust has settled that the big problems will begin. This economy is not going to turn around soon and the more power Republicans gain on Tuesday, the more they will be held responsible for what happens thereafter. To protect themselves — and their country — they better be ready to be ruthless in cutting the size and expense of government, opening comprehensive hearings to expose 1) government waste and 2) the political use (and abuse) of government in funding partisan political operations like ACORN and public broadcasting. They better also move fast and hard to lock down our borders and pass a new Hatch Act barring public sector unions from engaging in political campaigns as a conflict of interest and threat to the democratic process. Even if that legislation gets a presidential veto, the time has come to begin this battle and not only at the federal level but also in the states.
David Horowitz’s Thoughts on the Election
About David Horowitz
David Horowitz was one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and an editor of its largest magazine,Ramparts. He is the author, with Peter Collier, of three best selling dynastic biographies: The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty (1976); The Kennedys: An American Dream (1984); and The Fords: An American Epic (1987). Looking back in anger at their days in the New Left, he and Collier wrote Destructive Generation (1989), a chronicle of their second thoughts about the 60s that has been compared to Whittaker Chambers’ Witness and other classic works documenting a break from totalitarianism. Horowitz examined this subject more closely in Radical Son (1996), a memoir tracing his odyssey from “red-diaper baby” to conservative activist that George Gilder described as “the first great autobiography of his generation.”
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