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The return of the Republican Party?

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By Jeffry Gardner

Nothing says “lovin’ ” like winning big on an Election Day.

By now, you’ve probably read every possible spin on Republican wins in governors’ races in New Jersey and Virginia. Well, not every one because there remains this one, yes?

There are three sides to every story. Yours, theirs and the truth. In this case, the sides are the Democrats, the Republicans and reality.

Let’s take a quick look at the Republicans’ side first.

It’s undeniable that the two governor wins has given the GOP something worth lifting its head up off the bar and trying, at least for awhile, to sober up. Winning blue, blue, blue New Jersey and reclaiming some respect in predominantly conservative Virginia is like going to Betty Ford.

The question is, will the rehab take? Do the Republicans have what it takes to capitalize on the momentum these races have taken advantage of? Note: These races haven’t provided the momentum. That’s been churned up by the far left and the policies of Barack Obama.

Recent GOP history says the answer to the “take advantage of the momentum” question is, “No.”


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