Before I tell you the election results for my home town in Washington County, here’s how I feel…..
An old friend of mine (not a political junky!) and I had a dismal lunch on Inauguration Day in 2009. We were almost alone in a lovely restaurant because everyone in America was home watching the Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama. Recently we joked that we might be able to soon have a celebratory lunch, but that is not to be. This is what she said in her e-mail to me a few minutes ago:
Picnic lunch, Jan 20th, Elmwood Cemetery, brown bag, and maybe bring an oblong box and pick a spot!
That about sums it up for me too!
I have no time or patience to wade through all the information on what happened and it’s too early to give any meaningful answer as to why it happened, but bottomline is that there are two Americas—and I live in one right here in rural Western Maryland and the people who voted for Obama in large numbers live in the cities—in Baltimore and Montgomery County.
Last night I collected the votes right out of the machines in Keedysville and here are the results:
Romney won with 66% of the vote
Dan Bongino won with 66% also
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett won with 59%
Question 4 (instate tuition for illegal immigrants): Against won by 65%
Question 5 (O’Malley’s redistricting): Against won by 56%
Question 6 (gay marriage for Maryland): Against won by 62%
Question 7 (gambling): Against won by a tiny 50.3%
For Washington County as a whole, Romney won and so did Dan Bongino, but Bartlett lost. As for the questions, I didn’t bother checking those right now.
What happens next? I don’t know yet. The Republican Party establishment has some serious soul searching, but they surely can’t blame the Tea Party since they clearly threw them (us!) out of the party at the convention in Tampa this past summer. And, I would hate to be Obama because now he has to perform and get the economy on track. We will all find out, once and for all, if a socialist big government will work. It is all on him!