Skip to comments.The Year the Dreams Died
Posted on 12/27/2012 2:30:42 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky fantasies.
Barack Obama in 2008 won an election on an upbeat message of change amid hopes that the first black president would mark a redemptive moment in American history. Four years later, the fantasies are gone. In continuing dismal economic times, Obama ran for reelection neither on his first-term achievements Obamacare, bailouts, financial stimuli, and Keynesian mega-deficits nor on more utopian promises.
Instead, Obamas campaign systematically reduced his rival, Wall Street financier Mitt Romney, to a conniving, felonious financial pirate who did dastardly things, from letting the uninsured die to putting his pet dog Seamus in a cage on top of the family car.
Obama once had mused that he wished to be the mirror image of Ronald Reagan successfully coaxing America to the left as the folksy Reagan had to the right. Instead, 2012 taught us that a calculating Obama is more a canny Richard Nixon, who likewise used any means necessary to be reelected on the premise that his rival would be even worse. But we know what eventually happened to the triumphant, pre-Watergate Nixon after November 1972; what will be the second-term wages of Obamas winning ugly?
The so-called fiscal cliff offers more examples of 2012 dreams giving way to reality.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Read the article.
Not one mention of the absolutely lousy campaign that Mitt Romney waged.
From supporting Abortion and the Gay Agenda, to refusing to stake out true limited-government solutions and communicate them as the only solution to our current fiscal crisis, to refusing to hold Obama accountable for they myriad of bad decisions and policy positions including his attempt at wealth redistribution at all levels of government including Obamacare.
Romney, with his progressive liberal past as Governor of MA, was the absolute worst possible GOP candidate.
Any real Republican, who was even moderately conservative and willing to hold Obama responsible for all of his bad decisions would have wiped the floor with Obama and walked away with a win.
Instead, we get the loser Romney who was supposed to be the most electable.
Do you have any data supporting any of your assertions?
Perhaps you should read the article. The article was about Obama policies, not election campaigns.
Yes Palin / West with Akin as campaign manager was the answer.
But, but . . . Romney was the only electable GOP candidate. Even Ann Coulter told us that.
2013 promises to be another year of misery as Obama and his state run propaganda machine tell us daily how it’s still not as bad as the Great Depression, Bataan Death March or Black Plague.
I’m so excited!
I quit caring about Americans with that election. They can fend for themselves. We were great charity givers,...no more. Not one red cent.
I urge you to read the article by Newt Gingrich which appears at the top of the link I sent to you. It is without question the most thoughtful analysis of what has happened to us published since the election. It raises many questions and has very few answers. Gingrich joins many of us who have been calling since the night of the election for a searching analysis based on real data, untainted by supposition, wishful thinking, doctrine, or resentments against Rinos, to figure out what is broke so we can get it fixed.
I would also urge you to take a look at Gingrich's speech at the Ronald Reagan Library which is now available on C-SPAN in which he alludes to the study to be undertaken. He articulates much of what we already know to the effect that demographics will kill us if we do not ground our party in reality and eschew myth, even conservative shibboleths, which we cannot empirically prove with hard data. The demographics are swamping us. We have got to get this right.
My questions were not meant to be personally contentious to you whose posts I have always respected but to be challenging. I believe we conservatives have to challenge every one of our assumptions or face extinction as an effective movement.
Newt's speech can be found here .
Boehner ought to consider the negotiating position that Obama may want to avoid the draconian defense cuts that are part of the off-the -cliff package. After all, a ballistic missile-equipped North Korea may not serve the caliphate’s strategic position either.
It’s the result of dumbing down.
Same here in our household. We are DONE. Best to keep what little you can for your own family. Call it SURVIVAL.
Amen on that one!!
I agree. Deals were struck. McClain and Romney were put there so Obama would seem like he won. Same MO both times. Palin and Ryan put out there to sucker us. Get us all excited then let us lose. Both had to pretend to have some kind of election especially since they were both on the bottom of the list if at all where voters were concerned.
This is the way the Communists work or whatever you believe is responsible. Slow; but steady. Cheating, lying fraud anything that is destructive. While we are sitting here reading every blog whining, yapping about the problem that never seems to be solved; they continue.
“I quit caring about Americans with that election. They can fend for themselves. We were great charity givers,...no more. Not one red cent.”
I have the same reaction. For years I’d been to lazy to set up online bill payments; since the election they’ve all been paid online (with the exception of one local bill) - I’m doing my part to drive the government workforce into the dust. I don’t give to my parish anymore because the Church refused to treat Obama and the Dems as the enemy of the Church that they are; here in NJ they are successfully shutting down Catholic schools & hospitals, and we’re even closing parishes at this point (yet somehow “social justice”, along with the assumption that Dems are more socially just, found its way into campaign rhetoric).
Finally, as much in my own self-interests for lowering debt as to make any statement, I’ve become the stingiest consumer in the world. Still making money, but very little of it trickling down to Obama voters...
Romney can kiss my GRITS.
ZERO owes him big time.
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