Skip to comments.So this is what I see happening in November
Posted on 04/05/2012 7:05:23 AM PDT by Jerrybob
This is what i see happening in November:
A week or so before the election, the secretaries of states for CA, PA, FL, OH, IN, MI and other "must have" states get a personal visit from some thug in the Obama administration, telling him (or her) that Obama will win that state; make up any numbers you want, but Obama will win. Get it? Wink, wink. Or else. You have kids? Grandkids? They're all healthy, right? You want them to stay that way, right?
Then election night comes and the networks broadcast the results and, even in counties that usually vote very heavily for conservatives, the numbers for republicans are just not there.
Obama wins by a landslide; republicans cry foul, but who cares? Who is going to stand up and seriously question The One?????
And there you have it. In one night, it's over and we wake up in the morning to a total dictatorship......
Congress continues to meet, the Supremes continue to hear cases but none of it matters. Orders for EVERYTHING come right from the White House....
Geez, do I hope i'm wrong......
remember that obama already got the piece prize for his foreign policy accomplishments.
“No question the options suck. ABO is quite sensible. Alas, choosing the lesser of two evils still gets you evil ... and some of us arent, for good reason, clear on which is worse.”
Then the debate boils down to:
Will Romney try to cross the aisle and enact the Democrat agenda? And if he does will he be as successful as Obama will be?
Obama may have automatic opposition, but Obama has been able to rule, not govern. Obama will simply ignore Congress in his second term. The MSM will be thrilled, and will cover whatever needs to be covered.
I get it. I read all the anti-Perry-pro-Cain stuff ad nauseum from a variety of FReepers in the beginning.
Romney is barely getting touched compared to what Perry experienced strolling through these hallowed halls. So, I'm seasoned. That said, I admire and respect those who exercise their First Amendment rights while we still have them...”including myself.”
I don’t know who will win in Kaine vs. Allen. Both are highly unpopular. Kaine may well benefit from the high black turnout with Obama on the ticket.
“Additionally, we have a de facto Stimulus III from the Fed that has pumped money into the economy, causing a rising tide raising all boats.”
Actually, all the stimulus junk has done is cause inflation.
everything is more expensive. Been to the grocery store lately? 100% increase in some food items, not just gas!
White southerners now cling to the GOP and loathe the Dems with a tenacity not seen since Reconstruction when they felt that way about the Radical Republicans
Non southerners always think it’s just about God in Dixie...it’s not...it’s culture...in their case a shared one....going back to the start
There are cursing, drinking, hard driving men and women in Dixie who don’t like Evangelicals telling them how to live too but they (90% at least) hate this view that America is a crime, Western Civilization is one big ripoff of better minorities and that their ancestry is not better than Nazis and worse than Commies...and that they owe them something for a long ago past when in the present it’s the group that claim’s it’s owed making the most trouble
Except for dumbassed arty old hippies, govt workers, northern transplants and stupid young bright eyed kids, whites in the Deep South are a lost cause to the Democrats
and have been gradually since Goldwater-Nixon-Reagan....I think Clinton snagged a couple when enough whites defected
other than that...only southern states to stray are the ones with enough folks from elsewhere moved in....VA, NC, and FL
White Southerners have lived this social experiment petrie dish for a long time and know really well how the safety and order has collapsed around them.
Few Northerners outside Detroit get it like that
It’s not First Amendment rights that you need to worry about at FR, it’s whether or not the proprietor allows you rights on his private property.
Apparently, some of that vote was from Democrats crossing over and voting in the Republican primary, in order to skunk the Republicans; Operation Chaos in reverse.
I think MOST Republicans, at least those not enamored of Romney will take an 'ABO' attitude, and vote for whoever the Republican nominee happens to be.
Most republicans will vote for Romney, I agree, but if 5% stay home he will lose big.
Rising fuel prices percolate throughout the economy, including fuel and energy costs for farmers, food processors, and truckers, insecticides and herbicides that are petroleum derived, irrigation costs, etc. That said, inflation is by classical economics definition, an increase in the money supply. It does have the short term effect of making debts easier to pay by increasing the money supply. You could argue that the prior stimulus packages prevented a more severe collapse than what actually occurred. However, the long term effect is to defer the severe pain. There is only so long you can kick the can down the road. Nobody in either party except Ron Paul, who is unelectable, even proposes to balance the budget in the next 3-5 years. Congressman Ryan’s plan, though way better than anything in the mainstream, only projects a balanced budget by 2040.
Bingo. You could also look at GWB, who expanded medicare and education big time while adding the bureaucracy of Homeland Security. As Santorum said, it is a team game.
You’re absolutely right. After almost 12 years, I’ve witnessed a lot of patience on Jim’s part. I’ll watch my step.
You are correct, it is a VERY different world today.
I’ll add that Mittens is not Ronald Reagan.
I’m not feeling good at all about Mittens chances for a win. I don’t like him at all either but I HATE oblabla.
I see the same thing as in 2008. I wondered then when the economy would tank and when people would react to the price of fuel. It did tank and they did finally react. The vacation season in 2008 made highways and camping areas look like ghost towns. Sure some travel continued but not a whole lot. This summer will be worse, much worse. We have not yet recovered from the recession. It is all a house of cards.
For now though, you are right, they don’t seem to care about the price of fuel but I think they are feeling it. My renters left for a worse house 5 miles closer to town and work all over fuel prices. Shocked me since the rent house is dirt cheap to live in, has new paint, carpet, HVAC, dishwasher, fans etc., is on an acre lot and I pay to have the yard mowed. Five bills a month.
I won't stay home, because I don't want to have any part of Obama being re-elected.
Doesn’t Romney believe in gun control?
Last time around, McCain was the “establishment” candidate while Romney was the upstart. This time around, Romney is the “establishment” candidate.
I live in Virginia as well, and I don’t see hordes of people fearing Romney like the ignorant masses here. I don’t know what deluded world you’re living in, but it sure isn’t the real world.