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Well, we have come to the end of another election. And I remember four years ago when I wrote a more conciliatory response when Obama won. This time, my tone is a little less gracious.
So what did we all see in this election? Here’s what I’ve been able to see:
1) 60 million Americans do not care about the federal debt or having a federal budget. Sure, they mention it when it’s convenient or makes for good watercooler discussion, but at the end of the day, they could care less that the United States has $16 trillion of debt and over $65 trillion in unfunded liabilities. Instead, they care about all the government freebees that they can manage to wrest away and are not about to bite the hand that feeds them.
In short, Romney was absolutely right about the entire 47% thing.
2) 60 million Americans do not care about the laws of this country. They don’t care about the fact that 12 million people are in this country illegally and getting in-state tuition, sucking off the government for benefits, and working illegally, while not paying taxes. No, they are only interested in letting gays marry, smoking cannabis, and destroying hundreds of thousands babies through the horror of abortion and justifying it as so-called “reproductive rights”, while making the rest of us pay for it.
3) 60 million Americans have basically told us that the government is their savior rather than trusting in God and doing it themselves. They balk at the idea of American exceptionalism, like dissing one’s own high school football team during homecoming.
4) The Democrat and Republican establishments are basically useless and so impotent that a crate of Cialis couldn’t fix their problem. They are a bunch of out-of-touch beltway bozos who, ironically, continue to win even when the rest of us lose. In fact, I am seriously considering registering as an Independent. Political parties are basically useless.
5) The Main Stream Media is basically a threat to this country. They are nothing more now than sounding boards for the establishments. They failed miserably to report on the entire Benghazi situation, which to me, is darn near an impeachable offense for lying outright to the American people and not preventing the death of our diplomats. They have greatly ignored the plights of those affected by Hurricane Sandy and even that tool Chris Mattews said is was glad that we had that storm. He apologized for it later, but let’s face it, he’s basically a moron with bad hair and generally, now, irrelevant (as if he was really that important to me anyway)
So where does this election leave us?
Basically in the same mess that we were in before with little gained and little really lost. We had hoped that 2012 would be the year we shatter through the ceiling, but I guess we have to spend four more years educating the clueless neonates who mindlessly suck on the government’s teat, the socialists who seem bent on turning us into the same European failing model that is causing the EU to tank, and the liberals, potheads and homosexuals who want to basically attempt to redefine morality into something that resembles Sodom and Gomorrah.
“They had a choice, all of them. They could have followed in the footsteps of good men like my father or President Truman. Decent men who believed in a day’s work for a day’s pay. Instead they followed the droppings of lechers and communists and didn’t realize that the trail led over a precipice until it was too late. Don’t tell me they didn’t have a choice. Now the whole world stands on the brink, staring down into bloody Hell, all those liberals and intellectuals and smooth-talkers… and all of a sudden nobody can think of anything to say.” - – from Rorshach’s Journal
Still, there is half of the country who realize that there is still much to fight for – that America can be saved from the perverts and heathen, from the non-producing takers, from those who would re-write the principles of our founding so they can feed their lusts and make everyone else, the producers and the unborn, pay for their sickness. Romney just didn’t connect with the people very well and didn’t convince that remaining 2% that Obama wasn’t the right choice. Conventionally, it is very difficult to unseat an incumbent, so really, there’s no real surprise here, despite the predictions of Karl Rove and Dick Morris.
I refuse to accept that America is beyond saving. I intend to keep on fighting and, when we reach Rorshach’s precipice, we’ll have hope, because it doesn’t come from the Government, it comes from those of us who believe in individual liberty. And we’ll watch as the liberals bury themselves, because in the end, sin is self defeating.
As I sit here, like thousands of people tonight, waiting for the election results to come in, I am recollecting a situation that happened just three hours from this writing.
So I have a student of mine, who shall remain nameless, who needed some help with her mail-in ballot. She pulled it out and she was completely perplexed with the amount of data on the paper, as well as the feeling of overwhelming pressure to get a ballot turned it, because “if she doesn’t vote, she could never complain”. So we pull her ballot out and start going though it.
“Okay, select your choice for President.”, I said. And so she did.
I cringed quietly, knowing that tonight is going to be a close race and every vote counts. But as we went through each question, with her responses almost opposite to what mine were when I filled out the same thing this morning, I started to feel better about what I was doing, because she felt more and more reassured that she was at least having the opportunity to participate in the political process.
So, afterwards, we drove downtown where she was able to get to the city administration building to drop off her ballot. And as I dropped her off and drove away, I felt pretty good about what I was able to do for another American – and the immense amount of trust she placed on me to help her, even after she learned what my political leanings were.
“I had no idea…”, she said. I just smiled.
Tonight isn’t about Romney or Obama or anyone else. And who ever wins tonight, we need to remember that voting, regardless of where we go, what issues are on the table, or what person is going for what office, tonight is about being American and showing the world how freedom is done.
So, if Obama loses, there are going to be riots. Sorry, I’m not impressed. Sounds to me like a bunch of whiny brats who didn’t get their way, so they are going to cause a tantrum and go into civil unrest.
These people don’t believe in American ideals. That’s right, I said it.
We all sat back and watched in 2006 and 2008 when the Democrats had some pretty sweeping victories. And when that happened, while conservatives and Republicans that were clearly disappointed with these outcomes, there weren’t riots. Those on the right were civil and have mobilized over the last four years to get Obama out of of office. That’s the idea behind political mobilization.
However, these idiots don’t believe that way. Instead, they threaten to riot and cause civil unrest if they don’t get their way within the system. However, in 2006 and 2008, they were talking about the “will of the people” and how “the people have spoken.
Well, the people are speaking again and many of them are saying something different. What does this say about the left?
Yeah, I thought so.
I’ve said it before, elections are one of those things that have consequences. But I’m not the only one who has said that. Over the course of the last four years, the Lib-crats have pontificated that 2006 has been about the “mandate of the people”. And with that power, boy howdy did they ever run with it:
So today, Nancy goes in and says, “elections should not matter as much as they do” to a group at Tufts University this week. She certainly wasn’t thinking that way in November 2006 when she gave that self-congratulatory speech, now was she?
But now, with the Tea Party firmly tearing through the Washington establishment, Nancy is missing those good ol’ days when people didn’t stand on beliefs – they just stood on what special interest would fund them at the time.
Elections are supposed to matter a lot because if people don’t like the direction of their government, they should have the power to change it. November 2010 demonstrated that, after four years of change promises made by lib-crats, which only made the problem worse by failing to pass a budget – instead, spending every waking hour pushing the socialistic Health Deform bill.
By the way, Nancy, while you may call Republicans your friends, I scarcely can think of a Republican who would openly call you their friend. You represent government that no one really wants – at best a necessary evil, at worst an intolerable one. And you’ve never been the best at anything, except for caricatures.
In closing, I give you this insta-classic video to play over and over until either you get tired of it or Nancy gets actually voted out of the House…or your computer crashes.
And as I heard, Nancy Pelosi is out of a job…
When I started TRC in a big way, it was a November night like this one and Barack Obama had just won the presidency on his silly “hope and change” referendum. So here I am, two years later, and after a general hiatus for about six months (no questions, please), and watching the news again, seeing the Dems lose the House after vehemently taking it away from the GOP in 2006.
But what is tonight really about? I’ve heard the conservative pundits out there say it’s a “rejection of Obamacare” or “rejection of liberalism”, or “rejection of Democrats. But while these reasons are partially true, what is also true is that tonight’s stunning GOP win was that it’s about Americans in droves, coming out to say that they are tired of not being heard by Washington and they want a different direction for the economy and the Country in general.
Americans have spoken, but the message isn’t, “Dems are out; we like elephants.” No, tonight’s message is, “you better start listening to us or we WILL fire you.”
Right now, most Americans are incensed towards both parties because both parties have demonstrated their real constituency are their special interest groups, and none of those groups are “The People of the United States”.
The Dems have five weeks left to call the shots and try to railroad their crazy policies through the system. But come January, it will be on the GOP to govern as they campaign. More than likely, the GOP will try to get some things done – passing a conservative budget, repealing ObamaCare, or some other thing. It will slide through the House, get caught up in a hung Senate, only to get vetoed by President Obama. That’s what we have for the next two years…and it’s just alright. I think people are tired of having their country fundamentally changed.
Obama said today, “"Are we taking the steps now to move us in the right direction, or are going to go back to the policies that got us into that mess in the first place?”. Hopefully neither. Every conservative knows that George Bush was not a fiscal conservative and the GOP congress of the time got drunk off their own spending. The Dems played that counter card against spending in 2006, but never delivered on their promise. So, a new class of congressional leaders are on their way in. Folks, keep them accountable.
As for Pelosi, the word on the street is that her Queen-Bee-ness is going to take her pantsuits and leave the Capitol, heading back for the Napa Valley to grow grapes and drown out her sorrow in a glass of red wine. Break out the good stuff, Nancy-kins. It tastes better going down.
Speaking of going down, that’s what the Dems are doing right now. As Obama said a couple years ago, “change is on the way.”
So, in the spirit of going negative, I have a nice negative message of rabidity for all of you
With the pre-election season well underway, with many states in the Union having already finished their local caucuses or preparing for primaries/assemblies, etc, I wanted to take a second to look at the aspect at going negative. And this rant, for once, is not directed at any liberal or progressive today. No, it’d dedicated to all you Republicans out there who don’t seem to get the big picture.
Reagan’s 11th Commandment simply stated to not level criticism against fellow Republicans. The Democrats are supposed to be the party of complaint and opposition, strife, and discord, but the GOP, as of late, has been playing dirty while grassroots groups like the 9-12’ers and the TEA party goers have been trying to unify the base around solid conservative values.
My advice: Stay to the bloody issues; don’t go negative.
However, I’ve noted in the elections going on around me that some of the candidates, particularly the ones who are feeling the pressure of potential loss, that they need to level ad hominem attacks against their primary challengers. They dig up dirt, slap it onto a mailer and drop it in the mailbox. While we need to be screaming at 105dB about the issues, candidates keep getting dirty by dredging up dirty laundry. We start hearing the comments about how this guy once voted for this measure or this lady was part of so-and-so’s staff and suddenly, we need to, without delay, shift our vote.
But one thing that I see right off is that for every yin that one candidate throws at his/her opposition, there is a yang on its way back. In short, there is no person in the world who doesn’t have some dirty laundry in their past. Another reason why issues are more important than mudslinging.
Today, I’m registered GOP, but I was so close to unregistering and going independent because I didn’t see much difference between the Grand Old Party and the Democrat Party. Both parties seem to be filled up with self-centered, ambitious opportunists that are more hell-bent on being the winner and taking the job than to consider what their actual constituencies want. Never mind the fact there are races throughout the country that require the GOP members to unify and rally up support in order to stop the Obama agenda – no, these bone-brains think that they absolutely HAVE to be the person in office, otherwise, the Democrat will win. The GOP needs to look at the big picture of crushing the Dems in November.
So, in the spirit of going negative, I have a nice negative message of rabidity for all of you candidates who are presently attacking other members of the GOP, rather than focusing solely on issues: I’m so sick of you ambitious types! All of you career politicians, insiders, and the like make me sick. It’s any wonder why I became a delegate in the first place – I feel like all of you are only in this for yourselves, not for the good of the people, the party, and the country in general.
Reagan was right about politics being like prostitution.
It’s okay when you talk about issues, but I show up at an assembly and everyone wants to plaster me with a stupid sticker like I’m your bloody election billboard. You send mailings to my house and I get junk e-mails filled with lies and half-truths, designed to persuade and dissuade, while your opponent sends me the same stuff about you. You call me on the phone with fake recorded messages about how much you want my vote, but don’t have the common decency to call me yourself. And for those of you who do call in person, I hear the ambitious insincerity in your voice. You don’t give a rat’s butt about anything except getting into office – not to make the county, state, or country a better place, but because you just want the prestige of elected office.
Many of you don’t know what it means to live in a world where you’re not sure where your next meal comes from or how you need to make ends meet, looking at more bills than you have money. Some of you sham artists have whole foundations tied to your family name, yet you claim to be salt-of-the-earth people like me. Most of you people are aristocratic lawyers with some sort of superiority complex (never mind that I have a Master’s Degree and teach), claiming to know better than me. You cry alligator tears when I show a particular disgust for something else that an elected official did and hope that you’re in the clear, so as to not ruin a re-election bid.
When the state assembly ends, getting you on the phone to discuss my issue, after you are elected into office will be next to impossible. I send you an e-mail, heart-felt and with colossal concerns and I get form letters back, written by a slightly-post-adolescent staffer and signed by a stamped version of your signature.
I expect this behavior from Democrats, since they often know no better, but to those of us on the right who just genuinely want our liberties protected, want to keep more money that we make, rather than deliver it to corrupt bureaucrats who squander it with ridiculous spending programs, you people show no distinction.
So, for all of you posers, all of you phonies, all of you ambitious wanna-bes who court my vote, wake the heck up. Stay on issues. Focus on what we have to do in November. That way, when you don’t win, going into the general in November, you can throw your support behind the leading candidate without having to recuse yourself of your spurious ad hominem comments.
Okay, I’m tired and done. Let’s hear issues, people, not mudslinging….mmmkay?
Now this is strange – maybe.
Just today, we’ve seen three announcements of Democrats who are not seeking re-election in the upcoming 2010 election:
- Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced he was not going to seek re-election. Turns out, Ritter has had, what was described by Channel 7 Denver as having “flaccid” poll numbers and a borderline hostile relationship with organized labor. I’m watching this one, because Colorado is at a pivot point, having just switched blue during the 2008 elections. What’s scary here is that Ritter can now be a loose cannon with little repercussion, since re-election is not on the table anymore as a constraint.
- North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan announced he wanted to “pursue other interests”. Rumor has it he was on the downward trend too, being led by something like 22 points by Gov. John Hoeven. Both Hoeven and Dorgan had high approvals, which would have made this race something of a “rock-star duel”. Of course, I wouldn’t look for Dorgan to play anything harder than something from Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
- Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd will be announcing on Wednesday that he’s out. The leader of the Senatorial Banking committee is watching his own poll numbers come crashing down, which could cause the other Connecticut seat to flip away from the Democrats. This move is clearly strategic.
Now we also got the word that six GOP senators are looking to call it quits as well. But it seems kind of strange that we saw three Democrats, relatively prominent, who are jumping ship.
November 2010 is fixing to get a bit more interesting.
The Dems absolutely hate the idea of a federal republic because it takes power from Washington and keeps it in the hands of the individual states or the individual citizens.
There has been a lot of analysis (ad nauseum, actually) regarding the 2009 election, about whether it was a Democrat victory – the beginning of a GOP revolution, a referendum on President Obama’s first year, etc etc.
But the thing that I found most amusing was Nancy Pelosi’s remark about how it was a Democrat win because [they] "picked up votes". And to that end, she’s right, the Dems added two to their number in the House majority – a majority that is whipping the rest of the House Dems into supporting the Nationalist Health Care Malform Bill. And while I won’t go into the particulars of that 1900 pages of bureaucratic rubbish today, I must say that, yes, with Pelosi having a chance that the bill could be defeated in the House, she needs every vote she can muster. So, when the delta is at about ten votes, two votes are important.
But aside from that, there’s one other angle that I’ve not heard the pundits discuss – and one that the Democrats in Washington seem to give very little care – the autonomy of the State and how this past election affects that dynamic.
Consider the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution:
IX: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people
X: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The Dems absolutely hate the idea of a federal republic because it takes power from Washington and keeps it in the hands of the individual states or the individual citizens. The Dems want a stronger central government to control what the states and the people can do, rather than leaving them to govern themselves, as the Founders intended.
There are scores of violations of these two amendments that have allowed for inappropriate growth of government. Using the federal court system to override the decision of people, such as Prop 8 in California (which was decided properly) and or 1972′s Roe v. Wade decision (improperly overriding Texas law) are clear if we apply the Ninth Amendment properly. Implementing exorbitant government programs and regulating behavior through these programs violates the Tenth. And all of these things are issues that should be left to the Several States or the People.
So when Nancy Pelosi gets the word that the Virginia and New Jersey will have GOP governors, she could care less. Pelosi and her liberal bunch don’t care about the rights of the Several States (unless they are in alignment with the liberal agenda). Liberals seek to subvert the power of the States in favor of their agenda – using the power of federal government to override the will of the people.
It’s quite interesting to see that when decisions are left to the people, such as recently demonstrated by Maine’s voters over Question One, exercising a People’s Veto (something that I like, BTW), the rights are preserved in the hands of where they should be – with the people, first.
Pelosi doesn’t believe this.
BTW – Had Virginia and New Jersey’s gubernatorial races gone Democrat, we would have heard from Pelosi and her ilk that this was a clear referendum that the liberal policies are what the people wanted. But they certainly don’t believe it to be true with GOP wins. The spin on this one is pretty high for sure.
So, I walked into a Conoco to grab a Coke and a Rice Krispy Treat bar (hey, I need comforting here). I grab my snacks and greet Brandi the cashier, a Seattle liberal who admits to being a Christian, but not exactly a follower of Christ by her actions.
Turns out, I’ve had previous political discussions with Brandi and she knows I’m one of those crazy right-wing people. But I’m no ordinary neo-con, I’m the Rabid Conservative….and I am in need of caffeine, which is never a good thing.
“So, are you bummed?”, Brandi says, chiding me on the McCain loss with a smug look in her eye.
Without skipping a beat, I say, “Yeah, I am. But I’m optimistic too. I just want to know how long it will take before Obama starts reneging on his campaign promises.”
Brandi proceeded to give me a most dirty look before handing me my credit card slip.
“Sign!”, she demands, quickly irritated from my small dose of truth.
I chuckle, signing and handing the slip to her. She snatches it as I walk out while she chokes out a “Have a nice day”, which by her tone meant, “Get bent, loser.”
Liberals are so easy to annoy. When you have that much hate and vitriol stored up, hey, it’s like a powderkeg.
Folks, if this doesn’t convince you that racism isn’t a key component of the Barack Obama election machine, then I have some wonderful beachfront property in Arizona to sell to you.
This video, taken today, shows two militant-dressed Black Panthers outside a polling place (a senior citizen home) in North Philadelphia, one brandishing a nightstick.
Thankfully, Philly PD popped in pretty quick and had a little chat with our “Security Guards”
The nuts have turned up, but don’t be intimidated if you still have to vote and your polling place is in a less than desirable location. Vote Right, folks.
To my friends