Those who stayed home will reap the consequences of the election as much as those who voted. Making no decision is a decision.
The residents nice suburban tree lined streets will experience job losses, higher taxes, higher energy and food prices, and more restrictions on freedom. Perhaps none of this matters as long as there is a roof overhead, food in the refrigerator, and a widescreen television with hundreds of channels in the house.
The only thing I can see on the horizon that may shake Americans out of their stupor is the medium term consequences of Obama’s war on fossil fuels. As we’ve seen this week he is prepared to bring the oil shale boom to a halt using environmental regulations to end development of resources. This means higher gasoline prices in the future. The war on coal will soon be over and with the permanent shutdown of America’s coal fired power plants we will begin experiencing frequent brownouts and blackouts in the heartland. No doubt the federal government will mandate the grid supply the cities. Gasoline prices of $7.00 to $10.00 per gallon will hurt the pocketbooks of rural and suburban dwellers hard. Loss of electric power for 3-4 hours a day will be a major irritant and inconvenience except for those who recently immigrated from 3rd world countries where unreliable power is the norm.
Perhaps when the suburban middle class worker is spending $10.00 per gallon for gasoline and can’t watch Dancing with the Stars due to frequent electric power blackouts, he will want to vote for “change”.
Perhaps the moderates who left us with no choice in this election will learn their lesson. I doubt it though, because I’m sure we’ll continue to hear that the Republicans lost because they didn’t swallow enough socialism.
I know a number of people who say “they are all the same,it doesn’t matter who you vote for,nothing will change” DESPITE the vast changes that have occurred !
And I am unable to reason with these people;their minds are totally closed to argument,it is all about “feelings”.
Some are actually PROUD of not voting!
Don’t say “why associate with them?” I have to work with them every day.
Californians are paying $5.00 a gallon for gas and get frequent brownouts during hot summers. They also pay through the nose for their *clean* energy and massive environmental and social regulations.
They just overwhelmingly voted for more of the same.
When the moochers and looters prevail, it doesn't matter what little inconceniences they may have to suffer as long as their free bling keeps on coming. If it stops coming, they can always riot or simply skip the middleman and go out to your place and steal some of yours. Or vote in more looter politicians with the passion to do the same.