Skip to comments.It's time to face it America
Posted on 11/05/2008 4:40:17 AM PST by Scoville300k
The majority of Americans WANT Socialism. They don't know it's called Socialism. The majority of Americans don't even know what Socialism is.
To most Americans, "free" health care, "free" housing, "free" food, are wonderful things. To most Americans, it is a relief to give away the burden of these responsibilities to a government that will take care of them. It is just plain easier.
In another time, this was called "slavery." While once thought of as distasteful, it appears that it has come back into fashion. 60,000,000 American voters crawled into the voting booths, and volunteered to become wards of the State - the new "master." The liberal's dream of a nation of serfs, ruled over by the political elite, is one giant leap forward.
Of course, these same Americans have utterly no understanding that giving away these responsibilities also means giving away liberty. It's just so bothersome to think of. Besides, the next season of American Idol starts soon. Isn't it just so much nicer to sit and watch the funny people on the TV? Besides, all the talk about liberty just makes them sleepy.
Obama's agenda is 100% unstoppable. The majority party has but to point at any defiant senator and say, "racist". That, combined with the investigation of the MSM into the "racist" senator will cause immediate compliance.
No generation that lost their liberty - or in our case, gave it away - lived to see it again.
I concur. Yesterday, America turned into Argentina.
Can someone IM me when all the vanities stop? I want to read NEWS, not every single FReepers personal opinions!!!
You are very correct. It is pure selfishness without reason. It is rooted now in moral and religious relativism.
I wonder how many people voted for Obama thinking he was President Palmer.
Do I go to the 0be campaign headquarters to get my free gas now or do I have to wait until Jan 20?
You joined to say this?
I disagree. If he was white with the same policies and associations, he wouldn’t have won.
When we redefined free speech as unlimited access to pornography and gave up the right to free political speech it was all over. Don’t expect to have your political views aired in public anymore. Talk radio and the internet are the last repositories of free political speech and those will be at the top of the Dems agenda.
The electorial map was colored, almost to the state, the same as the clinton Dole map.
You’re right and there is now no place safe on the planet for those who want liberty above all else.
You are right, people just don't want to have to think and do for themselves any more.
We let this happen by giving in to political correctionism.
The only path for our salvation now is to force issues to be called by their correct and proper names.
Do not call it the Fairness Doctrine; it is Censorship.
Do not call it Progressive Government; it is Socialism.
Do not call it the National Security Force; it is Obama’s Koolaid Gestapo.
I pray that we can survive the next four years without suffering too much damage to our way of life.
Oh, and one more thing.
Start practicing the phrase, “Obama’s Fault !!!”
Please stop posting your opinion. I'm tired of all the complaints about duplicate posts and vanities. How 'bout one more opus?
They might eventually figure out that if you have a job, that “free” stuff means that you pay for your “free” stuff and others free stuff too. That the government doesn’t produce anything and that in order for government to “give” people stuff it comes from other people who earned it. It never ever really comes from “government”. Government is only the broker in the deal - by force of law - and they get their cut along the way.
Stupid people deserve the consequences.
The rest of us don’t.
I know a woman at work who voted for Obama (she was the only one in our work force.) She likes the idea of all of Obama’s free stuff, tax cuts, etc.
What she doesn’t realize is she’s shooting herself in the foot, so to speak. Our employer provides “free” health benefits, we pay no part of the premiums. In talks with the front office I’ve learned that if nationalized healthcare goes through, the company will most likely drop the “good, expensive” healthcare plan we now have and go wtih the cheaper nationalized version. Why wouldn’t they? When that happens and this lady gets inferior healthcare, it will still be free, but it will not be anywhere equal to what we get now for the $1,000 per month our employer pays (per employee) to insure us.
People are too short-sighted. If the tax cuts go through, this woman or other employees might not even have a job because employment might be cut (the business files as an s-corp and income is above $250,000.)
Ask and you shall recieve. Good.
In 2 to 4 years when this man turns this country into a socialist welfare state, down-grades the military and cuts defense weapons programs and energy costs skyrocket, the idiot who pulled the lever for this guy better not complain because they got the government they wanted.
They’ll probably claim that they didn’t know. Of course. You know NOTHING about this man if your spoon-fed the bias BS the MSM gives you on a daily basis. If these people would have gotten off their a$$ and did a little research into this man’s past they might have a different view of him.
You are as crazy as a coon tick.
The majority does not want socialism, but conservatives need to do a much better job of (1) explaining why socialism is undesirable, and (2) providing candidates for public office that the public can and should admire.
Yesterday, before voting, I took my first born to the DMV to get her learner’s permit. I pointed out to her to notice how grimy the place was; how surly and unhelpful the workers were; how poor the service was. We arrived early and were the fourth in line. An hour and a half later, we were done. It took them roughly 20 minutes to deal with one taxpayer and they were only set up to deal with one at a time.
I told my daughter to really let that sink in. For all those people who think the government should provide us with things, let them spend a morning at the DMV. This is what going to the doctor is going to be like.
I weep for this country and my children’s future.
I am keenly aware of the feelings of my subjects, but in accordance to the dictates of fate, I am willing to endure the unendurable, tolerate the intolerable, for peace to last thousands of generations.
We’ve been at Socialism for some time. We’re now headed down the Marxist Fascist rabbit hole.
Don’t be such a baby! This is the only place for many to sound off and connect with like-minded folks.
Afterall, didn’t you just give us your “personal opinion”? If ever there was a time for someone to express their own personal feelings that time is now.
Go now, beat the lines.
We are losing the war of ideas, big time.
The Democrat party is overrun with blatant Marxists, disaffected tax and spend liberals are crossing over and dominating the Republican party, we call them neo-cons.
With the fairness doctrine in place it will be even more of problem to overcome.
We need to go back and look at what was done in the aftermath of the Ford loss to Carter, that brought Reagan to power.
As I recall, Reagan was not all that popular in the beginning.
Sarah Palin is the subject of much PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome) already as the non-conservative elements in the Republican party try to eliminate her as a threat to “their guy”.
They are going to try to blmae her for this loss and not McCain’s Bob Dole-like “elder statesman” routine.
Thou shall not covet thy neighbors’ goods(wealth). I have been trying to get Christian leaders and activists to take up this cry. With no success. It’s easy to preach against abortion and homosexuality knowing that you won’t offend your constituents. It is a whole other matter to take a stand against government-mediated coveting. Nearly everyone is getting some kind of handout.
Other than Ron Paul is there one other Republican who does not pander to the covetous. Voters aren’t stupid (well actually they are, but). They went with the best offer. Ypu realy don’t need to know more than that.
When you have a job and you vote for “free” healthcare all you are doing is voting to pay for your own and somebody else’s too. Government doesn’t pay for anything. Only taxpayers.
Stupid, stupid people.
European and Canadian style socialism has a lot of appeal to folks. It is not until they have experienced it for a decade or so do the citizens come around to the realization that nothing is free.
For the conservatives we need to devote time to studying Europe and Canadian politics. We know that Canada is becoming more conservative, but they still have the socialism baggage weighing down their economy.
If we learn more about how to fight European and Canadian Socialism, then we can put up roadblocks in the next two years to stop passage of those things that are cast in concrete in Europe and Canada.
W was not a conservative. He's a good man and we owe him a beck of a lot for keeping us safe here at home, but he was a disaster on the home front. He vetoed nothing when we had the house and the senate. Let's not even get into the inability to articulate a message, let's just say we didn't have too strong a “bully pulpit” these last 20 years.
We had a bunch of losers in the House and the Senate when we could have transformed the political landscape but instead spent like drunken sailors. Lesson 1...never try to outspend a liberal to curry favor with the electorate.
In addition, our side fell in love with being called Congressman so and so or Senator so and so. Getting all the right invites to the DC social scene, etc, etc. Many of them were just hacks and deserved to lose in 06 and 08.
We'll see what the big O will do, but the most immediate concern should be rebuilding the conservative movement...at all costs. Let the great purging begin and yes there should be litmus tests. You're either a conservative or your not. Lee Atwater opened this door of the “big tent”, it's time to close it.
Additionally, I have coffee with two other retirees here in NYS once per week. They simply believe that the people on Wll Street make too much money (salary and bonuses). When I tell them that those salaries and bonuses are taxed at a very high rate (in both NYS and NYC) and that the state can't exist without that tax revenue they simply shrug and say that such income is unfair. Once again the phrase, a willing suspension of common sense applies.
Well, the news today is all about the millions of Generation O screaming "O-bah-ma! O-bah-ma! O-bah-ma!"
Yeah, that’s what many said about “Campaign Finance Reform”.
Not once He appoints new justices. It is only a matter of time
Agreed! Looking for news...
It's time for them to pay up for letting them live in the land of the free.
You neighbor has more than you? Go help your self - it isn't fair they have more so taking it is economic justice - just ask them.
Yes, I stated my opinion, but I stated it within a thread, I didn’t start another vanity.
Call your Mom next time, she I am sure is interested in your opinion.
What conservative is going to be replaced anytime soon?
Nothing is "free". Someone has to pay, and that is the working people of America.
Obama ran to the right and Mccain did not have the money to stop it his non stop 6 to 1 media blitz !
The election was bought and paid for with 650 million of foreign money that Bush’s gutted DOJ ignored and
Dem run depts let Acorn go unchecked .
McCain did not have a clue how to run a nation wide campaign and he hired Davis the same Dole idiot.
Maybe I can hire someone to stand in line for me? I don't have time today. My dog and I have to go to the range to celebrate yesterday's events. ;-)
CAWT - Drudgereport.com cnn.com newsmax.com breitbart.com
Just a few sites for your news reading pleasure.
No one’s FORCING you to read anything. Yet.
How’d that Supreme Court thing work out with “McCain/Feingold?” The First Amendment didn’t seem much of a barrier there did it?
I dunno, I’m still trying to figure out when I can stop paying for my own mortgage, it’s gonna be great!