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Published on November 7, 2012 By Tova7 In Blogging

Edited 11/11/2012 for clarity and because I was really pissed off when I wrote this and it's just not very coherent.

“Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.”

~ Someone in the Czech Republic via a newspaper

 

I’m disappointed.

Yesterday the morning started out with such hope.  By the time I went to bed last night.  Crash and burn.

Ohio results weren’t in yet, but I could tell it was going to go for Obama.  Disgusted with half my fellow buckeyes, I went to bed.

Usually a night of rest makes things seem less grim, less hopeless in the morning.

Not so today.

It’s worse.

What I can’t wrap my head around?  How could white Americans vote for more debt?  Why do I differentiate between white and black?  Because I get racial pride.  I have black friends.  Even though Obama doesn’t have anything close to their background, their “black American” experience, he’s still “one of them.”  I think it’s retarded to vote for or against someone based on race.   Retarded when thought about logically.  But emotion, and racial pride, can blunt the senses.  And there is a simmering hostility in the black community.

The flavor of perceived oppression is often as bitter as the actual pill.

So I can understand the racial pride vote.  Or understand it as well as a white girl in the suburbs can    

So how could white, Latino, whatever vote for a man who has more debt than all other presidents combined?  Are they not paying attention?  And for the record, every single person I know who is on welfare, or gets SSRI, or some other gov. handout, voted BO.  Without exception.

The right to vote at the federal level for president isn’t a Constitutional right.  People getting checks from the government for doing nothing more than existing, shouldn’t get to vote imo.  That aside….

One of the reasons this election was so important is….Obamacare.  It is the cannon that will blast us over the fiscal cliff into oblivion and irrelevance.  Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200.

Can you say 50% income tax?

Don’t worry, you’ll have lots of practice.  It will be part of the common American experience in the not too distant future.

It is highly ironic that in my suburb, people voted for BO, and voted down the much needed school levy.  Meaning, they don’t want to pay more taxes.  hahahaha.  They elected the king of taxes!! 

Don't get me wrong.  Our current medical system is broken.  The cost of care is unrealistic.  There are things in Obamacare I support, but at the same time don't believe my family should be forced to pay for healthcare for grown-ass adults.  It's a quandry.

History shows, as a super-power declines, it is challenged by  other nations.  Usually war.  That’s what happens when the biggest kid on the block isn’t as strong anymore.  Others, who secretly resented their power all along, or simply want the resources that kid has, gang up to bring them down.  When that happens….if there is anything left of what once was America…I say we split it.  Liberals and government check collecting Dems on one side, the rest on the other.

The split is already here, but for the geography anyway.

So we split officially.  Obama-bots have their own place, one plagued with debt, taxes, and gov. dependency…and the rest of us?  Free to build the life we choose, live or die by our own ability and ambition, unlimited by gov. tax burdens. 

Our motto?

Live free or die.

Until then, I am an American.

But I have to wonder, will my grand-children be?

 

 


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on Nov 07, 2012

on Nov 07, 2012

I get food stamps, my kids are on state health, and I did not vote for Obama.

on Nov 07, 2012

Jythier
I get food stamps, my kids are on state health, and I did not vote for Obama.

Well Jyth I don't know what to tell you.  Exception to every rule?

I don't know you in RL.  The people I do know on assistance in RL ... 95+% are on assistance because:

1.  They made poor life choices and public assistance is their "bail out" and/or

2.  They aren't willing to work two jobs, hell, even one job.  They think other Americans "owe" them (and all the children they chose to bring into the world) healthcare, food, etc.

I have family members who are habitual bad choice makers.  They go for all the handouts they can get.  Why?  Because they don't take personal responsibility for their own lives and they makes excuses for their failure.  Plus it's easy.

Every single one that voted, voted BO.  And it wasn't because they truly believe he's good for the country.  They voted so the "poor" (ie themselves) can keep getting handouts.

Free riders.

When they outnumber the productive...lol.  The jokes on them.  THEN they will see what it is to truly be poor.

And one other point for the Buckeye state.  When this sequestration goes through....many DOD/Gov jobs will be gone, thousands upon thousands.  People are already being warned.  The DOD is a HUGE employer in Ohio.

This affects everyone, especially business owners.  But not just private.  Local govs won't have money from taxes, payroll, sales, so they'll be laying off local gov. workers. 

I hope I'm here long enough to watch us reap the whirlwind.

Then I'm moving south.

on Nov 07, 2012

Is Mexico really the answer, though?

on Nov 07, 2012

We can only be grateful we lived to see America's greatest years, and disappointed we lived long enough to see the beginning of the end.  And that's not just maudlin' post-election funk - the decline is now inevitable and irreversible no matter what happens in 2016 or later.  Conservative producers are now hopelessly outnumbered.  de Toqueville was no dummy.  A couple more Sotomayors or Kagans will fully seal the deal.  We're done.  The smart kids will start to study Arabic & Farsi soon.

on Nov 07, 2012

Daiwa
A couple more Sotomayors or Kagans will fully seal the deal. We're done. The smart kids will start to study Arabic & Farsi soon.

I'm thinking Chinese.

on Nov 07, 2012

I'm really disappointed too Tova. My hopes for a Romney/Ryan win were high and was already picturing Anne as First Lady.   

 

on Nov 07, 2012

The Chinese have their own (different) demographic problem and are not likely to end up King of the Hill.

Back to the OP topic, this sums up many of my thoughts/feelings about yesterday.

on Nov 07, 2012

Daiwa
The Chinese have their own (different) demographic problem and are not likely to end up King of the Hill.

Hmmm.  I don't know.  That dragon has been drinking out of our bowl for some time now unchallenged.  It makes for boldness.

Loved the article.  4 more years of no hope of change.

Nailed.

lulapilgrim
I'm really disappointed too Tova. My hopes for a Romney/Ryan win were high and was already picturing Anne as First Lady.

Last time I was "disappointed."  This time, well, fool them once shame on you, fool them twice shame on THEM. 

This time I'm looking for ways to separate myself, and my money, from the fools.  It won't mean much all by itself, but I have a hunch half of America is about fed up to here with this idiocy. 

on Nov 07, 2012

John Adams, Founding Father and the nation’s second President warned: "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."

They tried to buck that historical trend by designing a representative republic.  Same principle, unfortunately, has been at work, and once again history repeats itself.  We took the first hit from the needle, liked it, and will die for it (and from it).

on Nov 07, 2012

They tried to buck that historical trend by designing a representative republic. Same principle, unfortunately, has been at work, and once again history repeats itself. We took the first hit from the needle, liked it, and will die for it (and from it).

Ugh.

Today I am discouraged...but I know in a day or two, I'll start looking to act.

Democracy may be doomed to fail, but that doesn't mean I'm going to just roll over and give up...

I owe it to my kids, to all the people in the history of this nation, known and unknown, who laid down their lives in one way or another so I had the opportunity to taste Democracy, freedom, endless opportunity and abundance.

I will fight.

on Nov 07, 2012

I'd like to be more optimistic but I think the die is cast.  We'll only be able to delay and 'manage' the inevitable at the margins, best case scenario.  Were I 40, I'd stay all Brietbart, but my time will be up before any meaningful course correction can be achieved, if one ever can be.  May have cast my last vote of any kind, for that matter.

I've re-calibrated my life goals, the chief one being playing as many rounds of golf a month as the sack of shit occupying the White House.  You know, the guy who works as hard as he can every day of his Presidency on creating jobs for the middle class.  Or moving Forward!, or something.

Good enough for him, good enough for me.  Fore!!

on Nov 07, 2012

Wonder why this took so long.

on Nov 07, 2012

A post-script.

Even at my advanced age, I'd have had some hope that Benghazi would create conditions ripe for impeachment (sort of like Watergate ripened after Nixon's landslide), were it not for one thing.  In what may have been the shrewdest move of Obama's political career, he purchased absolute impeachment immunity when he picked Joe Biden for VP.  Obama's completely untouchable, no matter how bad Benghazi and the coverup most certainly were.

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