And somewhere men are laughing and somewhere children shout, but there is no joy in Libville – the lefties have struck out.
But it’s not just liberal Democrats who lost big on Tuesday. The “centrist” Republican establishment crashed and burned as well, lending credence to the growing narrative that a thoroughly exasperated America has entered the age of the political outsider.
While this week’s midterms saw sweeping victories for both conservative candidates and ballot initiatives nationwide, the big winners were religious liberty and family values. Two particular victories best illustrate this national shift in the electorate’s “tolerance” for “progressive” socio-political extremism.
First, voters flushed Houston’s anti-woman “HERO” ordinance. This radical “LGBT” policy would have, among other things, allowed sexually confused men in women’s public restrooms and showers, severely punishing anyone who tried to stop them.
Second, was the unexpected trouncing Kentucky businessman and outspoken Kim Davis supporter Matt Bevin laid on Democrat Attorney General Jack Conway in that state’s governor’s race.
While Houston’s bathroom bill was crushed by 62 to 38 percent, Bevin, who was behind in the polls all the way to the end, nonetheless handily beat Conway by 53 to 44 percent.
The Bathroom Bill
Houston, Texas, is anything if not “progressive.” After all, voters there have thrice elected a militant lesbian activist as that city’s chief executive. After Mayor Annise Parker’s misogynistic bathroom bill spiraled down the toilet bowl of life Tuesday, she angrily proclaimed, “No one’s rights should be subject to a popular vote!”
On this we agree, Ms. Annise. No woman, teenager or little girl should ever have her absolute right to safety and privacy subject to a popular vote. How dare you place women and children in danger and force your constituents to reaffirm this self-evident truth.
If you have a trace of honor, you’ll resign.