Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Election Post-Mortem: The cracks in the dam

Well. There it is. A slight majority of Americans, a sizeable one in electoral terms, believe massive unemployment, massive debt, government health care, and not a single thought of how to address the coming cataclysm of entitlements is OK with them. We are whistling past the graveyard...

Meanwhile, here in California Governor Moonbeam effectively extorted taxpayers with the schools gambit with Proposition 30, while a $60 billion and counting choo-choo that no one will ride will continue to be studied, if not built.

Almost unnoticed, Proposition 39, a phony "closing of tax loopholes for out of state businesses", passed. These "loopholes" *don't* really exist (of course out of state businesses don't pay California income taxes on their operations, because they are not located in California!). All of which really means out of state businesses *won't* locate here. And what revenue that Proposition 39 *does* raise will go to more failed "green energy", which somehow does not include hydroelectric dams, the one proven source of such energy. Expect blackouts and utility rate hikes in our future.

From Gregory Bradford on Facebook:
Well, It's official folks. The country I loved as a free and right state has ceased to exist except on paper.

The progression as I see it is as follows:

- In the mid 90s America was tolerant of allowing a President to sully the office of the Presidency and well, quite frankly let him get away with probably staining the carpets in the Oval Office.

This tolerance was a major crack in the dam and foretold of things to come.

- 2000-2008 saw a supposedly Conservative Presidency *still* spend money on a trajectory like we had never seen previously. The spending was tolerated by practically all.

Water was flowing through the cracks in the damn at this point in time.

- 2000-2008 also saw a distinct rise in partisanship. Both sides of the isle participated.

(And while I don't agree with probably a majority of the policies of those years Presidency I do feel President Bush was a fairly honest and sincere man. His activities after the Presidency have reiterated that for me.)

The partisanship was effectively water starting to breach the top of the dam.

- 2008-2012 saw the passage of Obamacare and the installation of a Congress in 2010 that did not one single solitary concrete thing to abate the problems facing the country (i.e. talk is cheap Darrel Issa).

This was water flowing unabated over the dam.

- 2011-2012 saw the Supreme Court uphold Obamacare.

Big junks of the dam are being washed away at this point in time.

- November 2012 we just witnessed the American people re-elect a President that has a record as stellar as it is.

The dam is gone.

America is no longer the land of free. You now live in a socialist country.

It is simple. There are now enough people who are willing to take what is yours and give it someone else. And you have no way of stopping it. Last night proved that point.

So, you may as well get used to the new golden rule.

"Do unto others as much as you can conceivably get away with."
This is even more true in California, where the Dems now have a 2/3 supermajority in the Legislature, and can now impose tax hikes on a whim. While not all of them are Commiecrats, the leadership is, and they will bully the "Blue Dogs" into line.

And Jeff Goldstein on Protein Wisdom is always spot-on:
Looks like the Mayans were right, after all.

Sadly, there is no going back now. At least, not by way of elections. The masses here are content to run out the debt clock, get theirs, and say fuck it to the next few generations, who will bear the burden of what will be an inevitable collapse. So there’s really no going back, period.

{Given the Senate, the Congress will be no help}. McCaskill — whose family raked in stimulus money; Sherrod Brown, the Senate’s most leftwing Senator; a fake Indian; and a rubber stamp for Obama in Donnelly, a former Obaman DNC chair running as a “moderate” in VA, all winners. So the Presidential election doesn't even matter.

The mainstream press once again bought Obama the election. Which will buy him 4 years of an imperial presidency with nothing to stop him.

End of country.

Time to maybe start a new one, I think. Because I’ll be goddamned if my family is going to work to pay for other people’s shit; and I most certainly won’t live in a post-Constitutional police state — at least, not without putting up whatever resistance I can. 
Robert Stacy McCain is also spot-on:
The American people -- or, at the very least, a sufficient plurality of them -- decided that they want another four years of clumsy policy failures and vengeful "progressivism," as Democrats nowadays describe their agenda for wrecking what remains of our constitutional republic. Even before the unmitigated political disaster of November 6, 2012, a date that will live in infamy, the prospects of salvaging the United States were not particularly hopeful. Now, however, we are permanently and irretrievably screwed.

Let's not mince words, eh? It was one thing, obviously, for the electorate to choose Barack Obama in 2008, when Bush-era "brand damage" was still a fresh irritant in the wounds of a war-weary nation. Four years ago, Obama was untested and enshrouded in the glowing mantle of Hope. No intelligent person could possibly believe that "Lightworker" crap anymore, but then again, it's been a long time since any intelligent person believed anything a Democrat said. The cretins and dimwits have become an effective governing majority, and the question for conservatives at this point is perhaps not, "What does it mean?" but rather, "Why should we bother ourselves resisting it any longer?"
What is left to hope for? That the American people will soon regret their choice? That another four years of economic stagnation and escalating debt will cure them of their insane appetite for charismatic liberals? If four years of endless failure have not rid them of this madness, the disease may well be terminal. Perhaps others will still see some cause for hope, and in another few weeks my friends may persuade me to see it, too. But today I will hear no such talk, and I doubt I'll be in a better mood tomorrow. At the moment, I am convinced America is doomed beyond all hope of redemption, and any talk of the future fills me with dread and horror.

1 comment:

Derrolyn said...

Buck up! There's always the mid-terms...