Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Republicans Sweep to Victory; Democrats Must Stay Strong
This isn't where we intended to be."
Those are the first two lines from the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from the musical Evita.
Tonight, it could be said about the Democratic Party. Outside of Marion County, it was a horrible night to be a Democrat, and, at press time, the hits just keep on coming.
Nationally, Republicans picked up the U.S. Senate, retained the U.S. House, and appear to have a stranglehold on the legislative branch.
Here in Indiana, it's just as bleak of a landscape. Republicans swept the statewide races and appear to have gained seats in the Indiana General Assembly.
There will be a daytime. There will be other elections. Democrats will be in power again, and we must, at the grassroots, take the lead of this fight. This is no time to give up. It's time to redouble the efforts and find out what went wrong and how we can fix it.
Republicans deserve a ton of credit for their wins tonight, but this is not over. The campaign for 2015 starts now, and 2016 isn't far behind.
Don't Cry for the Democratic Party. We'll be back.