Among the best parts of watching the election results last night were the excuses the various talking heads tried to make for their favorite politicians. MSNBC talkers bent like pretzels trying to find excuses for their liberal politicians and why they were getting such a shellacking.
In Virginia, Keith Fimian defeated slick political insider Pat Herrity. One factor in Herrity's defeat was his vote in support of the radical Islamic Saudi Academy, a madrassah in Fairfax, VA, which indoctrinates young Muslim kids with anti-Semitic and anti-Christian poison.
TVC testified against the Islamic Saudi Academy and we were berated by then Supervisor now Congressman Gerry Connolly for "slandering" Islam. We read facts straight from State Department reports and criminal trial transcripts. Herrity stared at the floor during our fight with Connolly and then he voted with Connolly to approve the radical jihadist lease for a county-owned property.
Last night was payback time and Herrity became the first political casualty of putting campaign money ahead of principle.
All primary day, a phony "Christians for Herrity" group sent out e-mails begging people to go to the polls to vote for the election cycle minted "conservative" Pat Herrity but they had a head-on collision with a big bloc of religious conservatives who had seen Mr. Herrity in inaction.
A number of people called our home yesterday and asked for information about Fimian. They already knew Herrity and what he had done and they just wanted to be sure Fimian was not "owned by the jihadis."
In race after race last night, establishment candidates of both parties were thrown out. Our friends and allies in the tea party movement played an important role in all of this but I think we need to recognize the one person who energized people across America – Barack Hussein Obama.
No one I know believes the President is serving America and her best interests. He has managed to abuse our one ally in the Middle East – Israel while sheepishly mouthing the UN talking points on Iran and Hamas.
The open and transparent government he promised is as murky and opaque as a tumbler of Gulf of Mexico water.
What was once mistaken for "cool" in our President is now recognizable as confusion, detachment and indecision.
Every day in every way, Barack Obama is morphing into Jimmy Carter who has been, up until now, America's most befuddled and ineffective President. Obama is about to leave poor Jimmy in the dust of history as he drags America to "deep sea" depths we have never seen.
Last night was an incremental milestone in reestablishing American exceptionalism and leadership.
Let's hope there is something left to save by 2012.