David Horowitz

David Horowitz’s Thoughts on the Election

Posted on October 29 2010 9:53 am
David Horowitz is the editor-in-chief of NewsReal Blog and FrontPage Magazine. He is the President and CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. His most recent book is Reforming Our Universities
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I don’t think Democratic voters, disillusioned with Obama, are going to come out in force on Tuesday and I think that Republicans — scared for their country to a greater degree than they have ever been — will. It is my guess (and it is a guess) that the tide against the Democrats is so strong that Republicans will win every race that’s within 5 points at present. I haven’t checked to see how many races are that close but my guess is that Republicans will pick up 60+ House seats and the Senate.  But it is when the dust has settled that the big problems will begin. This economy is not going to turn around soon and the more power Republicans gain on Tuesday, the more they will be held responsible for what happens thereafter. To protect themselves — and their country — they better be ready to be ruthless in cutting the size and expense of government, opening comprehensive hearings to expose 1) government waste and 2) the political use (and abuse) of government in funding partisan political operations like ACORN and public broadcasting. They better also move fast and hard to lock down our borders and pass a new Hatch Act barring public sector unions from engaging in political campaigns as a conflict of interest and threat to the democratic process. Even if that legislation gets a presidential veto, the time has come to begin this battle and not only at the federal level but also in the states.

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