President’s Voice – November / December 2022
Post-election words of wisdom are always hard to come by, especially when the election produces such an unexpected (at least to my mind) result.
The re-election of a County Judge with such a dismal record and questionable ethics for a second term is hard to grasp, and I am sure the how and why of it will be debated for many months. Not the least of which will be why there was a shortage of ballots in mostly Republican areas. There is no reasonable excuse for this, and my hope is that the HCRP will bring litigation and get to the bottom of this. Although, in my heart I don’t believe there will be anything substantive to come of it like overturning the election.
However, on the Federal level we did take the House of Representatives and that is no small thing. This should stop most of the devastating Biden agenda and provide some much-needed oversight and investigations. While investigations are necessary and appropriate, passing good legislation and appropriations bills are more important. Even if they go nowhere in the Senate or get vetoed by the President, Americans must see Republicans as problem solvers and forward-thinking leaders. Proving that they can “walk and chew gum” at the same time.
Certainly, this will be a very difficult time for us as a party and as a grassroots organization, but the essence of what makes us Republicans — our values and our core conservative principles — remains unshaken. We will weather these “storms” and emerge stronger for the effort.
For now, the election is over, and Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner. A time of year for celebrating and being thankful for all that is good in our lives: our family, our friends and our many blessings, especially the blessing of being born in America.
There will be plenty of time for politics and the strategies for moving forward. For now, I will wish you a Very Happy Thanksgiving and a Very Merry Christmas!
See you all at Egg Nog on Dec. 7th.
Debbie Guitian Roan