My Bad Attitude and Lack of Political Insight

My Bad Attitude and Lack of Political Insight

It’s official; I don’t know anything.

I thought for sure that given such a clear choice, Americans would vote for love of country over revenge.

I was wrong.

I thought, that just as every presidential election in my lifetime, the bad economy would be hung around the incumbents neck, sinking him.

I was wrong.

I thought that even those few Americans who were fortunate enough to still be fully employed (not counting those leeching off the public system) would be cognizant of how much pain their neighbors were in and elect someone who would at least try to make improvements.

I was wrong.

I thought that now that FINALLY some of the disturbing truths about our first Black president had come to light, voters would reject a man so dangerously at odds with the American experience.

I was wrong.

I thought the 2010 elections and the Tea Party meant something. I thought the enthusiasm on display at Romney/Ryan events, contrasted with the lack of same at Obama/Biden events meant something. I thought Americans would never sell their liberty for the sake of trinkets like cell phones or even big shiny lies like ‘free health care’.

I was wrong.

Never in a million years would I have supposed that America would support a president who left his (our) people to die at the hands of our enemies overseas without lifting a hand to help, then lie about what he watched in real time for over two weeks, then lie about the lie for another month.

I was wrong.

I thought Americans could tell a hawk from a handsaw.

I was wrong.

We were offered the clearest choice we’ve had since 1980, where we had malaise and a misery index on one hand and a shining city on a hill on the other. Back then, we chose the city on the hill. This time the choice was between a man who says 7.9% unemployment and $4.00 gas is the new normal and a guy whose entire career has been about fixing broken entities.

We chose to stay broken, and BROKE.

Maybe I’m wrong about the ramifications of this choice.

Maybe windmills will actually turn out to be a viable energy source.

Maybe Americans will be loved overseas.

Maybe a nuclear Iran won’t be a threat.

Maybe Israel is over reacting.

Maybe western civilization was always over rated.

Maybe life under Sharia is not all that bad.

Maybe when the rest of the world realizes that we have no intention of ever paying back that $16,000,000,000,000.00 (and counting) that we’ve borrowed from them, they won’t devalue the dollar, causing hyperinflation here at home.

Maybe China will just keep on giving us money and not demand our hearts, souls, national monuments and marriage-age daughters as payment.

I’ve watched my candidate lose elections before but I’ve never felt the way I did that night when this one was called for Obama. It wasn’t bitterness, sadness or even disappointment.

It took me a while to figure out what it was.

Then it hit me; it was horror; pure, unadulterated horror. Not because of Obama, but because of what it says about us, the American people, what WE have become and the fact that we chose this.

It shouldn’t have even been close.

Faced with the choice between taking charge of our destiny and tackling our financial problems, we opted to get high and have sex. We’ve elected a guy who doesn’t understand that a growing economy that creates more tax payers will bring in more revenue than higher taxes.

We have a Commander in Chief who doesn’t know our military still uses bayonets, a man who wants to control the economy without even knowing the difference between bankruptcy and liquidation.

It was one thing to elect an unknown quantity, buying his line of ‘Hope and Change’. It’s something else to deliberately choose his failed policies over someone who has actually achieved success in life. I never dreamed America would do that.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, Hello Idiocracy!

Goodbye, recovery.

Goodbye, energy independence.

Goodbye, religious liberty.

Goodbye, liberty and justice for all.

Goodbye, America dream.

It profits a man nothing to lose his soul for the whole world but we threw ours away for cell phones and birth control pills.

In the twentieth century (the American Century), we stepped up to the plate three times and saved the rest of the world from fascism, Nazism and communism. We were the cavalry, always riding to the rescue.

Now, we’ve gotten rid of our horses, spent all our money on windmills, alienated our allies, bowed to our enemies, cut ourselves off from our own natural resources, thrown away our children’s birthright and spent their inheritance.

And we did it on purpose.

When the wolf is at the door (and he’s coming, yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’) we’re going to find out that there is no one out there to come to our rescue.

On the bright side, maybe it’ll all turn out great.

After all, I don’t know anything. Do I?

TexasFred Note: Some powerful words concerning the election and the possible ramifications. Elections DO have consequences! I can’t take credit for this post, it was sent to me via email and I have NO idea who the author is, but it reflects perfectly my feelings and thoughts!

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15 Responses to My Bad Attitude and Lack of Political Insight

  1. Katie says:

    Don’t blame yourself. Obama had the fix in last August. Why do you think that Biden was acting like a fool at the debate. They knew the fix was in.

    In the next 4 years we will see the stock market collapse, jobs go away, an out of control spending spree, debt beyond your imagination and lawlessness spreading across the land.

    Stock up on food, water, ammo, guns, toilet paper. It is going to be a rocky road we are traveling.

    • Sammie Jo says:

      I agree, stock up, I’ve redone my pantry and am stocking up, only have one gun but I can only shoot one at a time anyway.
      It is going to be a rocky road, but, I think when we get through it, we’ll be better for it, and we will get through it, if we don’t believe that, then we’re finished.

  2. Capt Ron says:

    Listen to Katie, and bar the door.

  3. Roberto says:

    I believe I feel exactly the same way Fred. I’m preparing for the worst.

  4. mrchuck says:

    What scares me are the people behind the doors that write the speeches, telling O what to say and do.
    These are ALL socialists, communists, and have long years of association with Bernadine Dorn, Bill Ayers, and all the Trotsky lovers from the Chicago Political machine.
    Their planning of today’s successes, took place many years ago.
    Criminal, and “they” are getting away with it,,,so far.
    Lying bastards,,,all of them.

  5. OregonBuzz says:

    The communists have finally achieved their goal. They now have 4 years to implement the final destruction of the American way of life and institute World Socialism. Who do we blame? The communists? The socialists? The marxists? No, blame the dumbed down idiots who have sacrificed their liberty and freedom for a cell phone. It’s just about time to cross the Delaware boys.

  6. BobF says:

    Boy Fred, you’ve said exactly how I feel since the election.

    I know you all have read this but I’ll post it again as it sums up what’s happened to America so well.

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

    • BobF says:

      This from Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer who vainly tried to uphold republican principles in the final civil wars that destroyed the Roman empire.

      “Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the “new wonderful good society” which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean “more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious”.

  7. Robert says:

    Bottom line: 2012 was the election that saw children voting for a raise in their own allowance. That’s all it was. The class war in full swing and the GOP too stupid to fight it. Instead they want to broaden the tent. The tent needs to be bigger, but only if those inside the tent want the same things. I don’t agree that we need to pander to groups. Unless that group is AMERICANS.

    I’d just as soon see this nation go through another civil war or an economic collapse than see it continue down the path slowly.

  8. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821) wrote in 1811: “Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle merite.” (“Every nation has the government it deserves.”)


  9. Always On Watch says:

    I’ve never claimed to be politically astute. In fact, I pretty much ignored politics until 9/11 came along primarily because my mother was so involved in politics; I got turned off, I guess.

    I’ve been studying and reading ever since that horrible day in a desperate attempt to catch up.

    That said, I truly believed that America as a whole would vote Obama out of office. I even predicted a landslide for Romney! I based that assessment on many things mentioned in the body of the blog post — as well as believing that we had reached the equivalent of the 1980 tipping point, when Reagan trounced Jimmy Peanut.

    Hell, even here in liberal Northern Virginia, there was so much evident support of Romney!

    So, what the hell happened? In part, the harvest of decades of Leftism being taught in our school systems. And the media’s influence played a huge part too.

    Even since the results of the election came in, I’ve been in the depths of sadness.

    I see my family doc on Monday for my annual physical. This time, maybe I should take him up on his usual offer of an antidepressant.

    But what good will medication do?

    We don’t live in America now — we live in “America” with pod people all around us. That is the hideous reality.

  10. Always On Watch says:

    BTW, we’ve gone beyond an idiocracy. We are now a moronocracy. :(

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