A last thought for this evening

by Skip

Fox News just called it: Obama has been re-elected.

Will we be?

“Some New Criterion stalwarts congregate to ponder the future of the land of the free and home of the brave:  will it continue to be free?  Will we continue to be brave?”

Freedom (TRUE Freedom) requires self-responsibility, self-restraint, delayed gratification, and self-reliance. True Freedom is when *I* get to decide – and not Govt telling me what I can decide.  I despair – it seems that Romney’s 47% remark for which he was excoriated by the Obamabots is true – Obama’s entire message was “We give you stuff – they will take stuff away from you” (just consider expanded welfare and the “free” stuff in Obamacare (and let’s not forget about free Obamaphones) added to the message that, when you boil it down “Romney is an evil person”.  Grift, Graft, and Bribe mixed with an unholy dash of Alinsky organizing “demonization of The Other”.

And this:   http://washingtonexaminer.com/95-blacks-say-feds-should-provide-jobs/article/2512739#.UJnWaYbJpl8

Providing an 11th hour clue to how blacks will vote on the presidential stage, 95 percent of African Americans believe that the federal government should be the nation’s jobs creator, according to a last-minute battleground poll.

Have govt do more – centralize the entire economy.  How does that square with polls that say that government does too much?

I fear that we have now become a nation in which character no longer counts for much – only what one can lobby for at the expense of others (and not caring that it is at the expense of others).  In this case, how do the Feds become job creators except via govt jobs?  Thus gives a clue:

AndrewCMcCarthy Face facts: Can’t keep confidently saying ‘This is a center-right country.’ Cede institutions to Left for 50 yrs, get different country.

If tonite is the tipping point, we have just seen the philosophy of our government go from one that was tasked in protecting our Rights given to us by our Creator to one where Government doles out, not just those Rights, but everything else (as long as you have the lobbying juice to do it).  Coarsening of the culture, losing the pop culture, and the complete takeover by the Left of the Arts, Educational, and Media (with a lessening of religious / moral values) – and we should be surprised?

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  • allen

    we might continue to be free…but only so long as we hold the line. it won’t be easy. they will surely come for our freedoms, a nibble at a time, like they always do.

    the fiscal cliff is coming. the obamacare taxes will start hitting. businesses will go under because of the massive tax load. and people will wonder what happened..how did we get here?

    and all we will have to ask is “well, who did you vote for? bread and circuses, or responsibility and sacrifice?”

    • C. dog e. doG

      Free? Is that in a past tense kinda reference, before Z&B, income taxes, marriage licenses ….
      – C. dog, 50% pregnant

      • allen

        do you remember back when Justice Breyer said that there was no violation of the 2nd amendment, so long as there was somewhere you could own them?

        we will be “free” in the sense that there will be a small space, somewhere, that we can exercise all of our God-given constitutional rights. it will be about 10ft square, and only one citiz..err…SUBJECT will be allowed at a time. can’t have people spreading subversive ideas, so they keep ‘em isolated. that will be the extent of our freedom. and by Breyer’s definition, it will be constitutional and legal.

        welcome to the police state. was that a thoughtcrime? papers, please.

        • C. dog e. doG

          I think its high time we uplift by separating from the mothership.
          – C. dog, citizen of no incorporated political machine

    • allen

      or, to quote Mike Vanderboegh…

      “If you are a Christian, an observant Jew, a “conservative,” a libertarian, a firearm owner, a veteran, a businessman — you are all now officially a despised — if not yet hunted — minority in your own country. The lawbreakers, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, et. al., now define what is “legal” and can no longer be restrained by politics.”

  • Lori Ingham

    I just made the mistake of checking the results in the middle of the night just because I couldn’t get back to sleep right away.

    I NEVER do this, but I’m sitting here crying over them..

    I’ve been out of work since 2008 (laid off), since right before Obama was elected. I was pregnant at the time, so I couldn’t find work right away. Plus I was starting in college, so getting “back to work” wasn’t necessarily an immediate priority.

    I’ve taken a few small jobs here and there, but nothing that would really be able to help my husband and I out. The only thing we have been able to do is live off my loan refunds that I was getting from school to help keep us afloat, especially since we had just bought a house right before I was laid off.

    It’s now four years later. I now have a Masters degree, and I can’t get a full time job. I’m working, but it’s not enough for my husband and I to be able to stay in the house we’re living in another year — we’ll have to move to somewhere cheaper if I can’t find a full time position by next school year.

    I’m sitting here crying, because I know it’s going to be another four year struggle for my husband and I. I don’t want to do this anymore. It’s getting so that I don’t know what I’m going to do anymore. I can’t even get work in retail-related fields in the meantime because they won’t hire me. I’ve got resumes and applications out there, but I’m not getting called. And it’s really, REALLY making me frustrated and mad.

    Normally, if it were any other candidate, I would have just shrugged it off and said, “Wait until 2016.” But I can’t this time. This election was too important. And our country blew it.

  • IWKAGGP

    The looks on the faces of the three FOX and Friends idiots at 6 am this morning was PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!

    News flash for the Tea-party/Libertarian/Free-State crowd” THIS INDEPENDENT WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR JON HUNTSMAN OVER BARACK OBAMA.

    I hate to say I told you so – but Huntsman was the one candidate that could have beaten Obama.

    BUT NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! You had to pick Mitt – who got in bed with the tea-baggers. All across the country, Tea-baggers went down in flames.

    To quote Howie Carr: MY HEART FEELS LIKE AN ALLIGATOR THIS MORNING!!!!!!!!!!

    • C. dog e. doG

      Enjoy you pyrrhic victory, Flute Boy. I’ll facilitate your debt crisis by not contributing a dime to the federated coffers. Enjoy. FORWARD!
      C. dog secure in bunker somewhere deep in the White Mtns of New Hamsters

      • IWKAGGP

        Oh . . . I know where that is . . . it’s right near the “old man of the pile of rocks at the bottom of the hill” . . .

        • C. dog e. doG

          Provides excellent cover to dodge the zombies.

  • C. dog e. doG

    How many lifetimes of delayed gratification before you are free, Skip? Seems there’s a systemic problem at play in the Grate States of New Hamsters and across the fruity plains. Seems like a new, total revamp strategy is needed for those who wish to approximate freedom in their current lifetime. Remember, there’s nothin’ the bureaurats and drones like more than hard workin’ industrious republicans to finance the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed.
    – C. dog not even seeing baby steps, only convulsive leaps backwards

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