The day after the election, you can bet there are a slew of conservative responses to wade through. Well, we did the hard work for you and have included the top five.
1. Rush Limbaugh
"We're not going to be able to explain this away in one day...Small things beat big things yesterday. Conservatism, in my humble opinion, did not lose last night. It's just very difficult to beat Santa Claus. It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus. People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus. Now, everyone is jumping on Romney's chain today, getting in his chili. Look, he might not have been the optimal candidate, but he's a fine man. He would have been great for this country...I went to bed last night thinking we'd lost the country. I don't know how else you look at this."
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2. Glenn Beck
"Man, sometimes God really sucks...So I sat there on my set last night and what I said, I think about this time yesterday, was I caught myself halfway in the middle of a monologue and I think I cleared my throat and I said, I’m biting my tongue here to say things that I ‑‑ hopefully I won’t have to say tomorrow. But I got up yesterday at 3:00 in the morning and I knew. And I couldn’t sleep and I started to say my prayers and I got up and kneeled down by the edge of my bed and I knew that ‑‑ or I suspected that my mind’s not God’s mind, and the peace and the comfort that he had given me and so many of my friends was not about an election. God’s about a bigger picture than an election or a candidate. God is about the freedom of mankind. God is about the Constitution, which is a divinely inspired.
Just like those Christians that rolled up the Dead Sea Scrolls and put them in pots. I don’t know what happened to those Christians but they hid them. They hid them and they preserved them because it was important. The Bible was never wiped out, but the people who originally wrote the Bible were scattered. I don’t know what the future holds for the country, I don’t know what the future holds for business, I don’t know what the future holds for the dollar but I will tell you this: Do your own homework."
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3. Michael Barone
"The culturally cohesive America of the 1950s that some of us remember, usually glossing over racial segregation and the civil-rights movement, is no longer with us and hasn’t been for some time...Americans have faced this before. This has been a culturally diverse land from its colonial beginnings. The mid-20th-century cultural cohesiveness was the exception, not the rule."
4. Michelle Malkin
"My counsel to you tonight: Please, do not be bitter. Do not fall prey to the Beltway blame game. Do not get mired in small things. Do not become vengeful creatures like our political opponents who voted out of spite instead of love of country. We still have boundless blessings to count — and to secure. I remain a proud, unrepentant believer in the American Dream. And I know you do, too. Freedom will endure because we will keep fighting for it. We can’t afford not to, friends."
#5. Newt Gingrich
"We all thought we understood the historical pattern and the fact that with this level of unemployment, with this level of gasloine prices, what would happen. First of all the President did a very, very effective campaign. Second, I think that the country was looking at a different set at of things than we were looking, and I think Republicans are going to have to take a very serious look at what happened and why did it happen, and why were we not more competitive at the presidential level...John Boehner and the House Republicans do control the House of Representatives, which is first in the Constitution. And which has a right to say, ‘Gee, we have a mandate, too.’ And the question for the President’s going to be, ‘Is he going to really sit down and listen?"