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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama Wins, America Loses

The Horse Sense & Nonsense:  There is no horse sense in what America did in this election.  Rather, what America has done will go down in our history as the greatest act of nonsense and selfish stupidity ever done in our history. 

All the evidence pointed to Romney having an overwhelmingly successful campaign while Obama was not getting interest or support anywhere near what he got in 2008.  The crowds for Romney were huge while they had dwindled for Obama to as small as being only 5% of the size they were when Obama ran in 2008.  The resulting re-election for Obama doesn’t make logical sense.  Something about it all doesn't make sense but no one is talking about it, much like the many other things about Obama that are “off limits” to talk about.  The results of this election make so little sense as to make conspiracy theories about how our leaders are selected seem somewhat plausible. 
The results of the election may not make sense when you examine what happened in the campaign, but it seems that we have no choice but to accept them at face value.  They paint a very different picture of America today than it ever has been.

Thomas Jefferson was right when he said a nation cannot be ignorant and free.  Americans have chosen to look the other way and not be involved in our political process where we hold our leaders accountable and choose only to have those of high character in leadership.  And since America has shown its ignorance we will no longer be free.

America is a divided nation and nothing that happened in the election is going to heal that.  Mitt Romney's concession speech where he called for bipartisanship will be disregarded by this president.  After all, in his first term he refused to work with Republicans, he just blamed them even when the Democrats had total control of the Senate and House and Republicans had no say in legislation.  The president chose division and blame so he wouldn't have to accept responsibility.  The president’s administration has been the most divisive in modern history, maybe even in the entire history of America. 
We faced serious problems as a nation if the policies and spending of President Obama would have stopped at the end of his first term.  Now that he’s been re-elected to a 2nd term, we will see far more spending and debt, far more executive orders bypassing our constitutionally-based check and balance system of government, and far more division in our nation.  Political correctness will rule and freedom of speech and religion will go by the wayside even more than they have in the past 4 years.

All of this and more won’t happen overnight, but it will happen much faster than you think it will.  One day in the not too distant future you will wake up and realize that we’ve lost our freedoms and they are gone forever.  Elections to make change will no longer be possible because the Constitution will have been changed under the guise that it’s a “living document” that must change with the times instead of being a solid foundation stone for our laws that does not change and sets standards for a moral and good society.  In that day when you wake up to recognize those changes you will see that the laws are different, and the political system is no longer one controlled by the people.  Rather, the system will control the people.

As I wrote in my book, No Tomorrows:  How To Halt America’s Imminent Collapse And Return To The American Dream – And Why It Must Start With The 2012 Elections:

There’s a Cherokee Indian proverb that describes an old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life.  He tells the boy, “A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thinks about it for a minute and then asks his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replies, “The one you feed.”

We have chosen to pick as leaders people who feed the evil wolf.

The establishment Republicans who control the GOP continue to give us losing candidates. We've had no real conservative as the presidential nominee since Ronald Reagan.  And with this election, Romney was another one of their choices that lost.  I am sure that in 2016 they will try to force upon us again another one of their establishment candidates and if we allow it, we will lose again.  Only by then it will be too late to get another chance like we still have now.  My bet is that the establishment GOP and their influencers like Karl Rove will want Jeb Bush as the candidate in 2016.  And while I'm not as sure about the vice presidential candidate for that election, I wouldn't be surprised if they look to someone like Marco Rubio thinking he'll bring the Latino vote.  If we allow it, we can kiss our future goodbye.

I fear for the future of our children and those who follow them.  We did not rise to the level necessary to keep America from the path on which we are headed.  Now we face the future that Ronald Reagan warned us about when he said:  “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."

Sadly, we have failed and our children and children’s children cannot say we justified our brief moment here.  We did not do all that could be done.