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This Is The Last Time
Vanity | 11/07/12 | Veritas2002

Posted on 11/07/2012 4:32:50 AM PST by veritas2002

This is the last time I will be voting in a national election. I am in my 60's and have concluded that, if this is the kind of governing Americans want, they should have it...and all its consequences.

Sour grapes you say? Perhaps. But after four years of the most abysmally failed government with consistently high unemployment, 16 trillion dollars in national debt, downgrading of our bonds and monetary system with printing of dollars by the Fed, attacks against freedom of religion, a loss of American leadership in the world, class warfare, homosexuality embedded in our fabric, our nuclear family deconstructed by government policies, gun running to Mexico and lies about it before Congressional hearings, refusal to protect Americans serving in our embassies across the globe, an energy policy that has tripled the price of gasoline at the pump, a Justice Dept that treats people not according to an equal application of the law but according to politics, a politicized press that is derelict in adequately informing the people about its government, attacks against free markets and capitalism, and on and on and on...

If given all this, the American electorate is either too blind to see or thinks that this exemplifies good government, then have at it. Just count me out.

But, some day perhaps people will wake up. My guess is that it will be too late and things most cherished - civic values long held dear - will be gone forever.

In the meantime, this retiree will collect his pension and social security and together with savings watch those younger and smaller in number figure out how they will pay for all the 'government hand-outs' and supportive services the 'baby boomer' generation that is about to retire will require. All the time doing so without the tax revenue on the income they earned while working. They will have to figure out how they, a very much smaller cohort of taxpayers will make up the difference.

They will need to come up with some better ideas than one Barack Obama and his list of accomplishments from 2008 to present. Good luck but you won't be seeing me at the polls ever again. It's been a ride. Adios, Americanos.


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To: veritas2002
He speaks my words also. Forty years ago I protected our country loading nukes in foreign lands to prevent the spread of Communism and Kruschev was right we were defeated last night from within.
21 posted on 11/07/2012 4:54:44 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: veritas2002
Unless you can flee to some other shore, I'm afraid that (as Gregory Peck said to David Niven), "You're in it now, up to your neck!" Most of us are in the same boat.

Hell, I'm only 56 and I've already got what a late friend referred to as "old cop's disease": I'm tired of people. Really tired of them the last two months, and DAMNED tired of them this morning. Will I vote again? Don't know; we'll see. There's nothing a vulture hates more than biting into a glass eye, and playing the role of glass eye opposite the vultures among us may be the only recreation left to me.

Mr. niteowl77

22 posted on 11/07/2012 4:55:52 AM PST by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: veritas2002

I agree entirely. My vote no longer counts. It has been replaced by the illegal alien vote that both parties covet.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 4:57:09 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: veritas2002

I agree entirely. My vote no longer counts. It has been replaced by the illegal alien vote that both parties covet.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 4:57:37 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: veritas2002

“When you are going through hell, keep going.”


25 posted on 11/07/2012 4:58:21 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: veritas2002
Last night I went to bed at 9:30 p.m. ET convinced that the disappointment I saw in the trending voter results was just the latest in a long string of disappointments I have endured over the past four years. To some extent I guess I have gotten used to it because I slept like a baby. At 9:30, to any observer of events involving Obama, it was apparent that it was all over. Just the latest example of the guy being untouchable and unstoppable. What it means for the country is that we are much farther down the road to communism than we have been willing to admit. I am reminded of a statement by Orly Tatz, which she made early on as her string of losses began to mount in the lawsuits challenging Obama’s eligibility. She said arguing before corrupt judges reminded her of growing up in the old Soviet Union and trying to fight the entrenched statists. She likened it to banging her head against a brick wall. Common sense, reason, and the law meant nothing. You could argue with the statist until you were blue in the face. You could have all the facts and law on your side and at the end the statist would overrule you as if nothing you said meant a thing.
It's time we face the cold hard reality and recognize that this is where we now are as a Country.

Though the human spirit will never surrender to this kind of iron fist rule, it sure diminishes and depresses the quality of life. One thing is for certain, history keeps repeating itself and for some reason people have to lose their precious freedoms before they realize how valuable they are. Look how easy it has been for us to lose ours. While we were going about on our merry way, the Communists crept in and took over. The defining moment was when ignorant, dumb struck Americans blindly voted for an ineligible Marxist imposter in 2008. Now they have repeated this self destructive act. What more can you say? History teaches us that once dictators gain the upper hand it is easy for them to manipulate people and events, which explains to an extent these latest election results. At this point regaining our personal freedoms is not at all certain. What we do know following this election is that our freedoms are not going to be regained through conventional means.

26 posted on 11/07/2012 4:58:21 AM PST by iontheball
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How are these namby pamby’s that elected 0bama going to react when WWIII with radical Islam occurs? They will just bow down and get fitted for their burka’s.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 4:59:02 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: veritas2002

But, this wasn’t Democrats turning out to vote. According to Drudge, so far Romney/Ryan have received 6-million fewer votes than McCain/Palin.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 4:59:19 AM PST by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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I would guess that there are more freeloaders than fare payers...

So, it would be hard to turn out more...


29 posted on 11/07/2012 5:00:38 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: zagger

“electable”?????

Look at the machine they had chugging away last night.

This corrupt “election” machine will only become more deeply entrenched next time.

These aren’t elections...this is just theater to give the appearance of elections.

Putin must be so proud.


30 posted on 11/07/2012 5:00:51 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: hondact200

maybe we should rename the baby boomers as the “wannabe greatest generation”.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 5:03:58 AM PST by ping jockey (may I introduce The Honorable Mitt Romney President of the United States.)
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To: Scotswife

You can’t win a fight when the other side is playing dirty and has paid off the ref and the announcers, and you refuse to fight dirty.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 5:04:09 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: veritas2002

I’m older than you—I am your elder. I am apparently wiser and more determined than you. You know, this country was not built by frontiersmen and their wives and families throwing down their axes and their tools and start blaming the bears and the Indians for how difficult things were. They wanted a way of life that some were determined to stop. We know about them because they left us a great heritage and great examples to follow. The heritage you want to pass on is a temper tantrum. You have a responsibility. As Rush says, I’m not going to stop until they all agree with me. Physically and energy-wise, I may not have a lot left to contribute, but I be darned if they’re going to stop me. Now grow up and stop throwing temper tantrums. Overcome. All of them: the press, the Socialist-Liberal Democrats. The letter agencies. The religious left. All of them.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 5:04:27 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine .)
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To: USAF80

I agree that this is “the last time”. But, not about blaming Bush. The Dem’s will continue to blame Bush into perpetuity if it works. However, “the last time” I do see coming is the demise of the Republican Party. what I see coming is a third party with the Tea Party as its core pulling primarily from the conservative portion of the GOP. Not saying its a good idea, just say I see it coming.


34 posted on 11/07/2012 5:04:30 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: veritas2002

I am 67 and expressed the same point of view last evening albeit not was well as you stated it. In fact, I intend to use the body of your comment to notices to my associates.

I love the notion, you wanted it, you got it so live with it.

Wait till the sniffling little bastards find out the death tax will have to be extended down to below $50 at a rate of 75% just to keep our benefits coming! Those little pots of gold some are waiting for are not going to arrive.

From here on out, anyone younger than 40 approaching me for any financial donation or handout is going to get a three letter response too: GFY. This does not include veterans organizations or the Salvation Army.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 5:04:55 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: veritas2002

I didn’t realize so many people actually like paying double for gas.


36 posted on 11/07/2012 5:05:31 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: veritas2002

I could not have articulated my thoughts this morning any better than what you have done it your post. I’m sick, disgusted and angry. Welcome to the Amerika of Entitlement. I just turned 62, will retire on Jan 1 and seriously doubt I will ever vote in a national election again. Good luck you “gimme my free stuff” sobs...


37 posted on 11/07/2012 5:05:35 AM PST by ReddTexas (Ignoring the facts doesn't make them disappear.)
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To: zagger

yea yea heard it all before. After what just happened I zero faith in the “will of the people”. Short of a nuke in our back yard , nothing will jar them from their ingnorance and stupidity.


38 posted on 11/07/2012 5:06:41 AM PST by ping jockey (may I introduce The Honorable Mitt Romney President of the United States.)
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To: veritas2002

It isn’t so much that the liberals, have better ideas....it is all about “beating” the conservatives....most liberals, don’t want to hear about the economical downturn....they don’t care about the future of our children....they don’t care about the national debt....trillions in debt, flies over their heads....they more concerned, about buying a pizza...or some pot....no job, well, steal from the rich....


39 posted on 11/07/2012 5:07:11 AM PST by B212
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To: veritas2002

The election results are hard to take. We need organized resistance starting at the state levels on down to you and me, us.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 5:07:56 AM PST by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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