Skip to comments.What America Voted For Last Night
Posted on 11/07/2012 2:12:01 PM PST by pwatson
Americas voice was quite clear last night. It voted, by a significant margin, for the Republicans to retain strong control of the House, for Democrats to have stronger control of the Senate, and to re-elect the man proven to have no inclination to work with either in such an environment. By voting the way they did, the American people did not vote to re-install the dream of 2008, but voted for the gridlock nightmare of 2010. They voted to support governance without budget, spending without revenue, and executive by diktat, not by the will of the people nor constitutional constraint. They did NOT vote for Hope and Change; otherwise they would have booted the GOP for the House. They voted the next generations into the fiscal graveyard.
Trillion dollar deficits will continue and grow worse, since they voted to control taxes, but not to rein in spending. The flight of capital from the U.S. will accelerate, as will global efforts to break dependence on the dollar as the international currency. True unemployment (u-6) will continue at its high rate although the popular number will fall, as more people give up looking and drop the labor participation rate further into unsustainability. What jobs that will be available will be lower pay, less technical, and- for the most part- part-time (to avoid the Obamacare penalties AND having to provide massively expensive health insurance). QE 3 will continue, with the U.S. government using that currency to become pretty much the sole purchase of our own debt (no one else is interested or has the funds). Inflation will accelerate substantially- and will be global, since the EU is also generating worthless paper.
On the political front, the Republican party has died as a national entity. The Powers That Be there helped select and push the most moderate two candidates ever and failed utterly. Indeed, they have not elected a president since Nixon (The Bushes and Reagan brought their own teams from their states with them and were initially fought by these Powers That Be). Much discussion of third parties will now start; impossible without an infusion of hundreds of millions to build a 50-state infrastructure (and the super-rich will not do that; no personal glory in the mundane building of a political architecture for others.)
As for the Tea Party movement: it will continue; but, at the national level, it will lose its voice until the full financial collapse happens. Only then can it be revived outside of the red states. Only then will enough people turn off the MSM and the latest American Idol and start to listen to a message of fiscal sanity. Right now, the nightmare result of decades of living beyond your means is just beginning the impinge on the dream, still hidden in the fog of perpetual entertainment. It will come out in full force soon, not to be ignored. And what happens then will be very ugly- and hopefully fall far more on the older generation- who are most responsible for this mess due to our gross political negligence- than the generations that follow. Our nursing home days are slated to be horrific, to say the least; and it is our own fault.
As for me (Michael Openshaw) personally, Ill be going into full political retirement- much to the relief of many of the professional political class. Unlike many of my Tea party compatriots, I have fought this battle for 50 long years and thats enough (especially given personal medical issues). Others less war weary will carry on the fight well; whether under the name of North Texas Tea Party or elsewhere doesnt matter much at the moment; the fight WILL continue. But this old war horse will be limping (literally) off to pasture. I will always cherish my friends from these days and I will still likely be spouting off from time to time, just to stir the pot. But I have come to the end of my personal run.
May God bless America and Texas; both will need it more than ever.
It is clear to me that the national IQ has not improved in the last four years, God help America
Over half this country wants the government to take care of them and feels entitled to steal from the harder/smarter working. de Tocqueville had us pegged correctly 175 years ago. We’ve now reached the point where the takers outnumber the makers and this republic may perish as a result.
Conservatism has no say in this country any longer.
Its time to take our productivity and go Galt.
The takers need to own what theyve sown.
I wish the best for the president in his leadership, but again, his choice is his own choice. I think honestly at this point, let the electorate get what they asked for.
I am glad there was a willingness to concede, let the electorate get what they asked for, and don’t hold back. And if you really want something well, I get my news off the internet or any upaid manner I can, and don’t buy much of Hollywood produced films anymore, because they’re hardly my values, and frankly, it’s funding plenty of less-than-decent people in today’s world.
Big Ears’ minions ginned up the malcontent vote fair and square. While he thought he was busy being supposedly counter-productively divisive, he was busy creating any excuse imaginable for a malcontent to cast a vote against those wascawwy Wepublicans.
I do not think Tuesday’s results would have been mirrored in a random plebiscite.
While WE thought...
There will be no gridlock. 0bama will rule by fiat and EO’s.
If you look at the unfolding voting results, you may find it likely that Romney actually won this election, but Democrat vote fraud stole the election by denying soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen the right to vote, voted multiple times, fixed voting machines, and much more by the thousands of votes.
Conservatism will never take hold in the blue states even after everything has hit rock bottom. It is just not in those people’s make up.
I honestly wish that the United States was split in two. One side for liberals and the other for conservatives.
1) I voted for Dole..
2) I voted for Bush Sr. twice
3) I voted for Bush Jr. twice...
4) I voted for Juan McLaim....
5) I voted for the inventor of Romney-care..
*NOTE; WELL.... that obviously didn’t work.. NEXT I will NOT be voting for any republicans in the future.. I’m not smart but eventually I do learn stuff... VOTING DOES NOT WORK... Maybe I am a moron..
I will looking for alternate forms of ugh... “expression”..
Maybe a different party maybe something else..
Does anyone here seriously believe that Republican leadership has the backbone and smarts to effectively counter or block Obama?
Does anyone believe that if Obama cannot get what he wants through Congress he won’t just go ahead and do what he wants anyway?
He has ignored congress and wiped his feet on the Constitution before without rebuke.
Why would he change now?
What they voted for is complete Dem control ... no more checks and balances. They’ll take this momentum into 2014 and could take back the House with that. At least 2 SC justices will retire and be replaced by progressive agenda judges.
Thus country is going to hell on the express train.
I do not believe the exit polls....any of them.
I firmly believe we have just been the victims of the biggest fraud in the history of mankind.
I refuse to believe that the American people were energized to vote for President Obama yesterday.
This election could be a script from a movie, therefore, I am starting to believe it was designed as such.
I think it is far more likely that a plan has been in the works to corrupt this cycle since 2010.
Multiple blue states voted for every Democrat in statewide races by a similar count as what President Obama gained in that state.
States that typically split their statewide vote went 100% Democrat for every statewide race. That can only come from straight party-line voting.
If you wanted to demoralize your opponents, and had the ability, you would arrange the votes in a few safe districts within a few states to overwhelm the other partys safe districts, regardless of turnout.
Then, you would ensure the exit polling contradicted everything your opponents believe, everything they expect and everything they support.
At that point, your opponents would turn on each other, re-think their beliefs and dissolve into irrelevance.
Who would have thought that four years ago, the United States would elect a man who served only 40 months in the US Senate to the White House? Who would have thought his background, his history and his performance would be protected, minimized or dismissed over the course his first term?
If an evil alliance of socialists and islamists really exist in our world, could they have engineered such events?
Oh, one last thing......the most accurate polls were those conducted by the most liberal, corrupt groups: NBC, Washington Post and PPP.
They voted for the Kevorianizarion of America.
They voted for the Kevorkianizarion of America.
They voted for the Kevorkianization of America.
The tipping point in the election was when Candy Crowley
stopped Mitt in his tracks over the Benghazi Gate affair.
Mitt looked stunned. It seemed to look like a weak person looking for help!
MSM elected this poser again!
0 ran on his lied about accomplishments/ 5 million new jobs
Saved GM? They’re about to go under again, owing 6 billion to the tax payer.
And moving Cadillac to China.
Looks like Mitt was wrong about another thing.
It’s not 47% of Americans living off 47%.
It’s 56% living off 44%.
The 56% will retain the Nation for the Decade.
Dem’s will now hold the Presidency as the voter base of entitlement will surely
Look for more governing from Executive Order as Congress will still Gridlock
Impeachment is not an issue as Dems control the Senate.
America had the chance to crush the ills begat in the last 4 years but decided to
ignore the prescription!
That said all we can do is Pray for our Nation and hang tight. jhny!
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