What the 2006 Elections Were Not

What the 2006 Elections Were Not

While many discuss what the 2006 elections represented, perhaps it is better to discuss what the elections did not represent.

The 2006 elections were not about voter satisfaction. They reflected unrest and uncertainty about the future.

The 2006 elections were not only about issues. Voters strongly reacted to personal corruption and scandals.
The 2006 elections were not an overwhelming endorsement of the Democrat’s position on the Iraq War. The Democrats simply do not have a unified position on the war.

The 2006 elections were not a total rejection of conservative positions. Many Democrats tailored their views and ran on conservative platforms.

The 2006 elections were not a setback for property owners. Anti-Kelo eminent domain initiatives won in nine states.

The 2006 elections were not a defeat of traditional values. Traditional marriage amendments passed (some overwhelmingly) in seven states. A referendum allowing civil unions was also soundly defeated.

The 2006 elections were not a total defeat for pro-life forces. They have weathered worse storms.

The 2006 elections were not a dramatic shift of directions. They only confirmed the fact that America is polarized.

The 2006 elections were not a victory for conservatives. However, it was not a crushing defeat.

The 2006 elections were not ringing defeat of Catholic values opposing today’s Culture of Death. Rather they were a setback that only increase a Catholic’s confidence in Providence.

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