Snarky Basterd–in a most unsnarky post–has some thoughts on just how close we are to either recovering our nation or destroying it.
Choosing Mitt Romney over Barack Obama is infinitely more palatable than continuing on this path of destruction we follow. We have great sacrifices to make. We will have to retire later than we planned. We will have to expect less government entitlements than we were “promised” when we were forced to give the government our money to fund them. Then more money. And still more money. (Hell, every year we vote to tax ourselves locally for infrastructure projects many of us never see come to life, because often that money is diverted to other expenditures, just like the entitlement taxes we pay.) We will have to make the biggest gut check of our lives. We will have to hold the limbs of the people we elect to take over this monstrosity to more than just a fire; we will have to tie them to a rack and torture them, if necessary, to right this sinking ship.
Read the whole thing. Go ahead. I’ll be here when you come back.
Winston Churchill is supposed to have said that he didn’t want to hear any anti-Americanism because the Americans did more than enough of that on their own. On a related note, since the GOP primaries were basically wrapped up I haven’t written a whole lot of negative things about Mitt Romney. Why? Because the way I see it, he’s going to get enough of that from Ron Paulbots, useless celebutards, self-hating Republicans, and Obama’s MSM stenographers.
I’ll not join in the reflexive hypocritical Two Minutes Romney Hate chorus that has gathered for their 5 month long command performance in our popular culture. The Left has enough outlets to spew their bile. They have plenty of enablers. This election is too important to just go along with the Stalinist crowd.
People always say that this year’s election–1820, 1876, 1956, whatever–will decide the fate of the nation. That statement, or a variation on the basic theme, is a constant in American political life. True believers, cynical hacks and everybody in between always say that the upcoming vote will make or break us a society.
But maybe…just maybe…that sentiment is right for the 2012 contest. Check out this handy-dandy chart created by none other than CBS.
Let us flash back to February 2009.
Keep track of the date on that video. Obama had been sworn in by then. He wasn’t the fresh-faced rising star of the 2004 Democrat National Convention. He wasn’t the post-racial Messiah figure making the faithful swoon at his ’08 tent revival style summer rallies. He wasn’t even the head of the up to that moment completely unheard of yet somehow incredibly important Office of the President-Elect.
No, Obama was the actual president of the United States. He had achieved the position he had been striving for since at least 2005. The job he had trampled over so many to get was now his. More importantly, he had access to all the information he could get his hands on about the state of the US government. He could talk to the American people in the most educated way imaginable and tell them what he was going to do. At the dawn of his presidency, when he was at the height of his persuasive powers and political popularity, he promised the citizenry that he was going to reign in our nation’s profligate ways.
Now we can all see Obama for the shameless empty-headed huckster that he really is. On the most important issue of our time–runaway government spending–Barack Obama has failed. He has failed to live up to his own promises. In fact, he has done nothing to limit federal spending and done a great deal to exacerbate the coming catastrophe.
Better still, if the Obama presidency was limited to that one singular failure–which is probably impossible given the intertwined nature of our circumstances–he would go down as one of America’s worst presidents. The fact is that President Obama has failed on numerous levels. His ‘shoot first so no questions can be asked later’ approach to fighting terrorism is problematic at best. The credit downgrade was a particularly novel way to screw up. The auto company bailouts, which admittedly started out under George Bush, have been a multi-billion dollar catastrophe under Obama’s leadership. Obama’s health care plan is a nightmare that hangs over the US economy like a modern-day Sword of Damocles, stifling job creation and growth across all sectors of the American business environment.
And these are merely the catastrophes that immediately come to mind when one ponders the Barack Obama presidency. We’re not going to discuss the broader foreign policy meltdowns. We’ll avoid discussing the self-destructive energy policy. Beer summits, reset buttons, enabling Anna Wintour’s dopey haircut, encouraging Sarah Jessica Parker’s addiction to HGH; how about we just avoid digging too deep into the quagmire of Obama’s incompetence.
I’m with Snarky on this one: We are faced with a choice about what sort of nation we will be. The socialists have invested a lot of emotional and political capital in Barack Obama pushing America into the warm primordial ooze of soft statism. They recognize that St. Barry is not Howard Zinn, but he’ll do in a pinch.
It’s time the conservative movement does the same thing. Let us come to grips with Romney’s faults, then figure out ways to ameliorate them after November. No matter how much we squint our eyes, read Ayn Rand novels and make wistful wishes on our Dick Cheney action figures, Mitt will never be Ronald Reagan. But if we politely and constantly encourage him to avoid candy ass moderation, he might be able to pull America out of the Euro-squish death spiral.
I’m not saying it’ll definitely work out. It very well may be that the US is too far gone and that decline is our fate. But we may as well try.
Voting for Obama is a vote for the annihilation of the America that has blessed us with prosperity, choice, opportunity, religious freedom and a life by and large free from the overwhelming coercive power of an uncaring capricious State. Voting third party may be emotionally satisfying, but it is undoubtedly a vote for Barack Obama’s doom-laden agenda. In fact, there is only one choice available to us and it is Mitt Romney.
So let’s get him elected. Let’s get him elected in a 4o state blow-out. Let’s cheer his victory speech on Election Night. Let’s attend his inauguration in unalloyed merriment as we watch Obama slink out of Washington and melt back into the Occupy Loserdom campus fever swamps from where he came.
Then, when the celebrations are finished, let us make damn sure that Romney understands that his only chance for re-election will be if he realigns the American government with our Constitution.
Sound like a plan?