I am not a fan of John McCain and I do not support John McCain but I recognize the truth in his words in one respect: we lost. We lost and the result of our string of defeats between 2008 and 2012 in the places and events where victory counted the most have resulted in terrible consequences: the Democrats get to have their way with our economy and our health care programs, our government and our way of life. Our failure to defeat the villains means our liberty is forfeit. Elctions have consequences. Those consequences mean that by losing the election we lost liberty. The extended speech by Ted Cruz will not retrieve our lost liberty.