Skip to comments.The Meaning of Yesterday’s Defeat (US no longer a center-right country)
Posted on 11/07/2012 10:34:16 AM PST by mojito
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It’s going to take the country hitting rock bottom before people start listening to conservatives again...for now, for all intents and purposes, we are a One-Party State.
We are no longer left of center either.
We took a massive turn left yesterday. And from the looks of it, we are only going to stampede further left in the years to come.
There will be hell to pay. Might as well let it crash now, so we can get started on the reconstruction sooner rather than later.
The "ME generation hit voting age back around '08. Everyone votes, not with respect of what is best for The Country, but "what's in it for me". What better guy than Barry (it's all about ME) Benghazi.
BTW - "0bama gone put gas in mah cah and make mah house payment. And he gave this free phone."
The future belongs to countries like India and China, The United States is currently where the British Empire was in 1912....
The attrition that will occur in their ranks when they are cut off in the inevitable collapse is the only way to lower their numbers. We just have to ride out the storm and rise from the ashes.
Good article. It immediately occurred to me that America is now a leftist nation. The author brings up some good points. I agree with all of it.
My only question is, is there a conservative nation left on Earth? How could a young person go somewhere and start fresh when the place they go to is just as screwed up.
I am fortunate...I grew up in the 50s and 60s...I saw the best of America...Since my late 20;s, Ive seen a downward spiral in my country...It has reached proportions now that I doubt are recoverable...I weep for my children and my grandchildren. I think I will die before the end of the USA, but it isnt very far away, Im afraid....
What a loss for the world, this country....
That the left got more people to the polls in key states in key areas. Community Organizing 101....
And now with Obamacare firmly in place, all the democrats have to do is scream, “Republican’s want to cut money for Obamacare which means you will have to wait six months in the national cue for a checkup instead of the 3 months you do now!!” Not to mention Michelle Obama’s school lunches will expand to adults, now that the government “owns” your health care they have a stake in making sure you eat right and excercise, after all they don’t want their property “your body” to fall apart before the death panel says it’s time.
Short answer: No. All one can say is, "Forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they have done."
You simply don’t win elections with a message of “Vote for Me, because I suck less than the other guy.”
Even greater concern of mine is what about the debt? Will Obama will be willing to start turning around and veto/negotiate to actually lower the debt, like he promised in both 2008 and 2012. I would like to believe so, but it’s all his choice, and not mine.
Not true. Finally saw some of the Obama ads that ran here in Texas the final week or two before the election. And I have to admit, they kinda sounded good to this conservative. He had killed Osama Bin Laden. He saved the Auto companies. He was trying to solve the budget crisis from Bush. Heck, kinda got me excited a little. So basically, Obama lied like the weasel he is. And we now know that if Palin had been the VP, the election might have been a repeat of Gore/Bush. Obama 60.1 million. McCain Palin 59.9 million. Dead heat with electorial college deciding.
“So with the economy the dominant issue in the campaign, why did that consensus not assure a Romney victory? Because a great many people live outside the real, competitive economy. Over 100 million receive means tested benefits from the federal government, many more from the states. And, of course, a great many more are public employees. To many millions of Americans, the economy is mostly an abstraction.”
It is because 4 generations of Americans have lived in a nation free of a war of immediate threat, crippling economic depression, and cheap plentiful junk at the store and on TV.
In short, we have millions that think that life as it is in America IS THE DEFAULT SETTINGS FOR LIFE ON EARTH.
So for them, they can play with socialism and redistribution. That they can get free goodies from the government. That they can just pay for stuff with a plastic card or paper because those things are “worth” something.
America is a 60-year old dreamworld that puts the Roman Empire to shame and the dream is about up.
I think the Out of Ashes series was prophetic, the author was just off by 24 years.
I consider myself fortunate that I got to live the whole of the 1980s. The last time this nation really shined bright and inspired all the peoples of the world to achieve better things.
Now I feel like I’m imagining a time that must have been made up because it is so far removed. And 1985 wasn’t even 30 years ago!
We lost because we countered the Obama Phone with Obama Phone w/ fewer minutes.
Looks at the numbers...Obama got about the same number of voters as GW did in 2004...who was also a weak incumbent.
Conservatives are not in a demographic decline, we simply haven’t had a canidate since 1984.
BTW, this election was fraud-a-polousa. We need to clean that up first.
I also grew up in the ‘50s-’60s, in an America that was the envy of the world — and with good reason. Indeed, it’s a loss that will touch every corner of the globe sooner or later. I’m glad I don’t have a lot of years left; I’ve already lived too long.
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