We’ve all seen this before, and we all had a good laugh, but it’s not at all funny, it’s what our nation has become. Idiots who are proud to sell out their future opportunity to amount to anything, or to have any ability what so ever to support themselves, have sold their souls, and along with that price, our future, for cheap consumer products. The message last night delivered by the people who bothered themselves to vote was loud and clear. “Soak anyone more successful than we are, and use that confiscation of their property rights to give us more free crap!”
I am sickened beyond belief, and not just at the prospect of a second Obama term in office, a man by the way who has yet to do anything at all to show that he deserves the respect befitting a man who holds his office. I am sickened that I live in a nation where 59,971,178 of my fellow citizens feel that he was worthy of their vote, and that he actually performed the duties of his position well enough to deserve a second term. Beyond that though, there are a couple of lessons that we can take from the disaster, and any time a lesson is learned, even though it is often painful as it is in this instance, it will turn out to be a positive thing.
You will notice that Barack Obama’s vote total was actually 10,000,000 less this year than it was four years ago. The problem of course is that Mitt Romney’s vote total was also lower than the number of supporters that John McCain actually had show up for him. Mitt Romney received 2,000,000 fewer votes. Barack Obama’s entire campaign was based on demonizing Mitt Romney, and it appears to have worked. When push came to shove, the undecided independent voters saw the choice in last night’s election as voting for Mitt Romney or staying home. They chose to stay home, so score one for dishonest negative advertising. Remember that lesson in four years, when you hear all about civility in campaigning and how it will damage our brand to go negative. Leo Durocher was correct about how well nice guys do. In two elections the geniuses who run the Republican Party refused to take on Barack Obama, fearing some sort of backlash if they, “went negative.” The irony of course is that pointing out the negatives surrounding Barack Obama would have been entirely true. Mitt Romney was so clean, that all the negatives surrounding him had to be completely fabricated, top to bottom, and there was no real backlash. So, how did that refusal to take on Barack turn out? Hear we are, saddled with four more years of watching the single worst President in our nation’s history go about the task of attempting to destroy the greatest republic the world has known.
During the last two weeks of the campaign, Mitt Romney switched his message from one of conservatism to one of appealing to the more liberal voters in our nation. I am growing tired of being the base voter in a party that considers me to be an embarrassment, rather than an important constituency. Sometime during the coming weeks the Republican Party will hit me up for a donation, for the important elections coming in two years, or to help Republican Governors running some where else, or for lobbying efforts necessary to stop the damage about to be inflicted by a man that they refused to fully engage over the last four months. Since Barry Goldwater we have nominated Richard Nixon twice, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan twice, George H.W. Bush twice, Robert Dole once, George W. Bush twice, John McCain once, and Mitt Romney once. There is only one man from the conservative wing of our party, also knows as the voting base, on that list. He won by two of the largest landslides in our nation’s history, so please stop telling me that we need candidates exclusively from the liberal wing of our party in order to win the independents necessary for electoral success. During an argument at Tea Party Nation in which I was defending one of my essays that was slightly critical of Mitt Romney, one of his supporters called me out for believing that we conservatives were at all important to the Republican Party. What was lost on this particular dolt is that we conservatives are the only ones voting for Republican candidates, and that without the pesky, knuckle dragging, sloped fore headed base, they would never win another election. The time has come to abandon the Republican party, unless of course they start making an actual attempt to represent our principles. I don’t see that as happening, so maybe a shake up is in order. The fact is, that conservatism, when articulated clearly, and consistently wins elections. It is when the message waivers or submits its candidates to purity tests of singular issues that our side meets with electoral failure.
There really are two America’s, and the problem is that they are geographically intertwined. One American wishes to live under the rule of law established by our founders, who saw the destructive potential of a democracy, and the lasting virtue of a republic. Protecting individual rights against the tyranny of a majority who would simply vote themselves authority to systematically rob the fruits of the labors of those who chose to be productive. The second American wishes to live in a society that would seek to cede all responsibility and consequence to a federal authority in exchange for having their basic needs provided for. The second America is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave, but is instead the land of the kept and the home of the clueless. They seek nothing more than to have their freedoms traded one by one for a stream of relatively cheap consumer products and state run reeducation at one of the labor camps known as land grant colleges. Unfortunately, these two Americas live side by side, and have very little if any geographical division, which would be necessary for the divorce that I believe is now inevitable. Said divorce will be a messy affair, but there is no chance of a reconciliation that I can see as being possible.
Sure, we have the usual suspects in our government talking about working together to solve our problems, but what we do not have is any possible ideological bridge where our differences can be placed into anything that resembles common ground. One America believes in a government limited in scope and authority by the constraints set in place by the governed, the other America sees that as an outdated notion which should be swept away as a footnote to a by gone era. One America seeks to maintain individual property rights and the rights guaranteed by the First Ten Amendments as the corner stone of our society, and the Other America has already taken the steps necessary to eliminate those Constitutional guarantees, once considered the entire basis of our founding. The problem is that in even those states where the Marxists lost last night, the Marxists still managed to receive between 40 and 49% of the vote. In those places where the Marxists won, our side managed to garner between 40 and 49% of the vote. The two Americas live in the same space, constantly violating the very laws of nature. Separation of our two diametrically opposed existences will be a painful and messy process, but our differences are irreconcilable, to borrow a phrase from the many divorce lawyers whom I have unfortunately made the acquaintance of.
I am definitely growing tired of living with an ungrateful soon to be ex spouse. While I wish her well, I also wish her to be gone. I would rather go about my own existence, and will bristle with the concept of her supporting her own self.
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