Great Expectations Electing A Newcomer

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You really don’t know what you are getting when you elect a newcomer. The moneychangers at the GOPe temple can write all the words they can think of in support or in opposition to a newcomer, and you still don’t know what you are getting. The featured image are a photo of two newcomers to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House in 2014. The people who voted for them and sent them money to their campaign had great expectations. The two who were largely supported by GOPe did not live up to expectations, and the two who were mostly ignored by the GOPe met and exceeded expectations.

This can be instructive for considering Donald Trump for President. If elected will he not live up to your expectations or will he meet and exceed them? Nobody knows. The same holds true for Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. The other candidates have been elected into office, and they have received a grade for their performance in office. Two of them have received an A on their Liberty score from Conservative Review. If electing a conservative is important then you may want to take this into consideration. We suggest that you don’t need to worry about what others tell you about who is a menace to conservatism.

The two GOP freshmen elected in 2014 who didn’t live up to expectations.
joni ernst

mia love

The two GOP freshmen elected in 2014 who exceeded expectations.
ben sasse

dave brat

The two candidates for president who received an A from Conservative Review.
rand paul

ted cruz

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bobmontgomery
January 23, 2016 4:08 pm

There is a lot of disappointment among us who watch and follow candidates not only in our own backyard but across the country. I’m pretty convinced that a lot of newly elected backslide because it has been made so easy for the culture, which was fostered by their Progressive /Education which everybody gets, to be perpetuated once they get to the State Capitol or inside The Beltway. The only solution, and even this is going to take some time, is deliberate downsizing of government. And it’s going to take some leadership, and some selling, and some hard work, and some… Read more »

LadyImpactOhio
January 23, 2016 4:12 pm

Great Expectations is the perfect title for this article. Yes we hope candidates will live up to their promises, but there’s no telling. The Dump Trump hit piece by NRO is almost 16,000 comments now. In my opinion more of a testament to Disqus ability to withstand this without crashing than the integrity of the article. NRO has lost a lot of fans. Yes, I’ve been watching twitter and FB. And at the risk of being called a “Trumpbot” I still like the man despite his “raccoons in the basement” syndrome. IIRC George Will didn’t like Reagan and we all… Read more »

vassarbushmills
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January 24, 2016 3:37 pm

It’s a roll of the dice, Pil, and as the “new” older generation, we deserve no better for we watched all this transpire for 20-plus years and did nothing…except mutter under our breath. We don’t deserve a savior on a white steed or even a Patton. We have to learn to trust our instincts…and as you pointed out, sometimes we will be wrong. As long as the devil gives us that next day, we will pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again, as I think Jodi Ernst will soon learn. Seeking the approval of strangers is… Read more »

Melody Warbington
January 28, 2016 6:26 pm

You can add Gary Palmer, 6th district-AL (my district), to the list of newcomers. Like Brat, he scores 100%.