I’m not trying to be cruel with my title for this post; I’m just stating a fact. (I said pretty much the same thing about Alberta’s provincial election earlier this year.)
With the American economy in its current decrepit state, you would think Americans would have been smarter and voted out the socialist progeny of Frank Marshall Davis. But no…
If this is the way America wants to go off the cliff, so be it. But I wish we’d at least had a Big Picture election. The motto of the British SAS is “Who dares wins.” The Republicans chose a different path. A play-it-safe don’t-frighten-the-horses strategy may have had a certain logic, but it’s unworthy of the times.
Barack Obama had nearly 10 million fewer votes last night than in 2008.
But it was enough to win.
Fewer Republicans turned out to vote for Mitt Romney
Mitt won only 57 million votes.
In 2008 John McCain had nearly 60 million votes.
I wonder why? Maybe they listened to and believed the mainstream media, the Obamedia, or as we call them here in Canada, the Media Party. It’s hard for me to believe people are so easily duped, but I guess I underestimated the resolve of Americans to undo the damage of the last four years. I mean, really, you actually pay heed to the kind of people who make insane statements like this?!: “I’m So Glad We Had That Storm Last Week”
The good news: Obama has inherited a mess for which he can no longer blame Bush — at least not with any credibility. The bad news: You guys are stuck with Obama’s policies for another four years — ugh.
Some suggestions for conservatives in Tipping Point.
As for me, I’m wondering how many more Americans will be taking their lovely money as far from the reach of the Great Redistributor as possible. If the rich all leave America and take the drastic step of renouncing their citizenship, whose taxes will Obama hike in order to make sure everyone’s paying their “fair share”?
Never fear, for Obama has other tricks up his sleeve for battling the deficit. How about a carbon tax…
And now it’s on to something other than politics for a while at least.
UPDATE: An added thought on elections and voters… There are many people out there (*cough* women *cough*) who vote based on nothing more than whom their friends are voting for or whom they think has the best chance of winning. To them it’s as if an election is a horse race where you want to bet on the winner in order to collect your “prize” at the end. It’s normal to want your chosen candidate to win, but voting should be based on a person’s or a party’s policies, where they stand on important issues, not on “everyone I know is voting for this person so I should too”. I’ve met people (women) who intended to vote for a particular candidate but switched based solely on their friends’ alternate choice, saying “I wanted to pick the winner.” Facepalm!
UPDATE II: Dow Jones plummets…
The good news for Canadian cross-border shoppers: Our dollar is likely to remain strong in comparison to the US dollar. Not good for our exporters, but good for those who want a bargain on gas and dairy purchases.
UPDATE III: Yep…
Friends who own businesses saythey’re figuring out how many people they have to lay off. They can’t afford health care & stay open.
— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) November 7, 2012