Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Chris Matthews is happy that Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast

After all, it helped reelect the man who sends thrills up Matthews's leg.

For the record, this cretin said, "I'm so glad we had that storm last week!"

Watch and be amazed as Matthews says what is truly in his heart, and then backtracks a bit when he realizes what he has just implied - which is that it is a good thing that over a hundred people died and billions of dollars of property was destroyed as long as it helped get Obama reelected. 

The ends justify the means. Eh, Comrade?

Matthews later apologized to his viewers, but what is said cannot be unsaid.  He may have apologized for saying it, but that doesn't change that fact that this is how he truly feels.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

Obama turns out to be the candidate who is "for the rich"

If there is one description about Mitt Romney I heard again and again from my monolithically Obamaphile students was that Romney only cared about rich people.  Be that as it may, what is more important to note is that, conversely, my students believe with all their heart that Obama is for the little guy.

After looking at this article from CNBC, one thing is for certain:  Even if Mitt Romney really is only for rich people, it turns out that rich people are all about Barack Obama.  Voters in eight of the ten richest counties in the United States went for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in yesterday's election.

My Obamaphile students were also very indignant that Romney was a "millionaire" (the word being uttered with sneering contempt).  I was rather amused by the confused looks on their faces when I informed them that Obama is a multimillionaire as well.

I am daily astounded by the ignorance that surrounds me.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be."  -Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Bill O'Reilly nails it before the results even started coming in

Soon after I turned on the Fox News coverage of tonight's election results, I caught Bill O'Reilly being interviewed by Brett Baier and Megan Kelly about his thoughts on what was going to happen tonight.  At the time, the Electoral College map had Romney leading 49 to 3, yet O'Reilly was looking glum and resigned.  He had already all but written off Romney, and offered these words of wisdom that sounded very much like what I wrote in a post last night:
"It’s not a traditional America anymore. People want stuff. They want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama. He knows it and he ran on it. Whereby twenty years ago President Obama would be roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like Mitt Romney. The white establishment is now the minority. The voters, many of them, feel like the economic system is stacked against them. And they want stuff. You’re going to see a tremendous Hispanic vote for President Obama. Overwhelming black vote for President Obama. And women will probably break President Obama’s way. People feel they are entitled to things. And which candidate between the two is going to give them things?"

And, in the end, O'Reilly was exactly right.  He also lamented that Romney had played the campaign too safe and tried to coast across the finish line, rather than hammer on Obama to the very end.  O'Reilly then brought up the impact Hurricane Sandy had on the final days of the election, and he revisited something that I had heard from other pundits a couple days ago, but couldn't fully comprehend that people would actually think this way.  O'Reilly said that many people who might have otherwise voted for Romney decided instead to vote for Obama after seeing him "looking presidential" while walking side-by-side with Governor Chris Christie through the storm-ravaged streets of New Jersey.  Megan Kelly was incredulous - as was I - that someone would allow something that trivial to change their voting decision.  Obviously, O'Reilly was correct on that point as well.

I remember way back when Mitt Romney secured the Republican nomination for President, I slapped my forehead as I wondered how the morons in the GOP had managed to screw themselves again by nominating another retread squish in the vein of Bob Dole and John McCain.  I see a necessary war brewing in the Republican Party between these establishment squishes led by such assholes as Karl Rove and Ed Rollins and the conservative/libertarian wing who are sick of the Republican Party offering up these sacrificial lambs to the Democrats. 

If the "moderate/big government Republican" schtick that is being offered up by such losers as Dole, McCain, Romey, and, yes, George W. Bush is obviously not working, perhaps it is time to swing the other direction and offer up a true alternative to the inevitably big-government Democrat candidate.  What do we have to lose?  After all, we are already losing.  Big time.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be."  -Thomas Jefferson

Who's ready for four more years of this guy?!

Ready!  Set!  Go!

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be."  -Thomas Jefferson

Election Day 2012 is upon us!

Let's check out what is going on in the Democrat precincts...

Yep.  Just as I suspected.  Remember folks, if it's not close, they can't cheat.  Get out there and vote for Romney.  If you are like me, and you live in a state where Romney doesn't have a prayer, and you want to vote your conscience, go ahead and vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson or Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode.  At the very least, you will be diminishing Barack Obama's popular vote total.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be."  -Thomas Jefferson

Monday, November 05, 2012

In the end, we all lose tomorrow

Even if Mitt Romney eeks out a victory in tomorrow's presidential election, I will not feel much like celebrating.  The fact that he has to eek out that election at all is what depresses me.

Bear with me as I recount a tale that will make sense when I'm finished.

On May 12, 1987, I was a freshman in high school, and my 5th period P.E. class was underway.  It was near the end of the school year, and we were performing a physical fitness test to see how far we had come that school year.  The first apparatus was pullups - jump up to the bar and knock out as many as you could until you could do no more.

I had already had my turn doing my pullups, and was now watching Zach, a classmate of mine, jump up and grab the pullup bar.  He knocked out five pullups or so, walked away from the pullup bar, said, "That's it for me," and then promptly collapsed on the floor, struggling to breathe.  His breathing became more labored as he developed a panicked look on his face that turned from ashen gray to blue.  Paramedics soon arrived, and we students were quickly ushered out of the gym.  Several minutes later, the paramedics walked out of the gym and, without any sense of urgency, began putting their equipment back into the ambulance.  It quickly became apparent to all of us that Zach had died on the gym floor.  Between that day and the funeral a week later, rumors began swirling that on the day he died, Zach and some buddies had spent the 4th period lunch hour shotgunning a bunch of beers on the wooded hillside overlooking the football field.  It was feared that his physical exertion had joined forces with a massive amount of alcohol to stop his heart.

Several weeks later, the toxicology reports were released, and it turned out that Zach did indeed have a small amount of alcohol in his system that day.  What I found disturbing was peoples' reaction to the news.  They seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief, saying that it was a good thing that his blood alcohol level was not what did Zach in.

Meanwhile, I wanted to scream from the rooftops, "Folks!  Aren't you paying attention?  It may have only been a little bit, but ZACH HAD ALCOHOL IN HIS SYSTEM!"

So what does this have to do with tomorrow's presidential election?  I am going to have a similar reaction if Mitt Romney pulls out a victory.  If he gets the 270 electoral votes he needs, Republicans will breathe that same sigh of relief and celebrate that Romney defeated the Democrats and Barack Obama.  Meanwhile, I will have that same urge to scream from the rooftops, "Folks! Aren't you paying attention?  Romney may have won, but he barely squeezed out a victory!  This election should not have been a nail biter down to the very last day before the election!"

If demography is destiny, then Romney's victory tomorrow - should he even win - could very well be the final victory for a Republican candidate, let alone a true Reaganesque conservative, and I do not consider Mitt Romney to be a true Reaganesque conservative.

With each passing year, the ethnic makeup of this country is changing, and has been since 1965 when Lyndon Johnson signed that year's infamous Immigration Act.  As our country fills up with more and more people from third-world countries and their offspring, the statists in the Democrat Party will gain more and more voters every year, as most of these immigrants and their offspring - legal and illegal - tend to vote Democrat.

With the mess Barack Obama has made of this country while doing his best impression of Jimmy Carter, he should be getting steamrolled tomorrow in the Electoral College vote.  Instead, many prognosticators have Obama winning the EC vote by 290-248.  Even the most optimistic prediction showing Romney as the winner is pundit Dick Morris's projection of 325-213.  When Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in 1980, Reagan won the EC vote 489-49, winning such states as California, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, Vermont, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania - all states that a Republican has little to no chance of winning today.  Each passing election cycle sees our country grow less and less conservative; not because traditional Americans have rejected conservatism - heck they are the only ones still voting like the old days.  No, it is the newer Americans from Latin America and Asia who have been imported here from cultures that are incompatible with our governmental system and culture that was designed to embrace personal liberty and smaller government.  Add to this the millions of black Americans who monolithically vote 90-95% Democrat, and you begin to see the writing on the wall.  The only reason that Mitt Romney even has a prayer of winning this election cycle is because Barack Obama has truly done that horrible of a job as president.  Were he even partially successful in his endeavors, Obama would handily be on the way to winning reelection right now.

And yeah, when I say "traditional Americans," that inevitably describes Americans who are of European descent.  Prior to the Immigration Act of 1965, the people of the United States were about 90% European heritage.  Even when they elected Democrats, the Democrats they elected may have had some screwy ideas (I'm looking at you FDR!), but by and large, these Democrats, who also included Truman, Kennedy, and two-time candidate Adlai Stevenson, at least purported to put America first.  Through both his words and actions, especially regarding the middle east, I cannot say the same for Barack Obama, nor for the millions who plan on voting for him this second time around.

I realize I am speaking in rather broad generalities, and if I dig a bit deeper into my own arguments, even I could pick them apart on several issues.  However, you would be hard-pressed to deny that what I say above - although it may be uncomfortable to discuss - is generally true.

So, let's see what happens tomorrow.  Whoever wins, I have a feeling it is going to a long night before we finally find out.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be."  -Thomas Jefferson 

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Lapdog Media: Evangelical Christians are damned (literally) if they reject Romney the Mormon, and are damned (literally) if they support Romney the Mormon

As Newsbusters correctly points out, not too long ago, the common wisdom among the lapdog media was that, as one of those weirdo pseudo-Christian Mormons, Mitt Romney would be unable to secure the all-important votes of conservative Evangelical Christian Republicans, because they would be too bigoted to accept someone of another faith, such as Romney's unapologetic embrace of Mormonism.

Now that it is evident that these Evangelical Christian voters are not the bigots that the lapdog media painted them to be, and are overwhelmingly supporting Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in Tuesday's election, we now have Stephen Prothero, a religion blogger from CNN, telling us that Evangelical Christians are now sellouts who are abandoning their faith by supporting Mitt Romney for President.

These people are reaching, aren't they folks?

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be."  -Thomas Jefferson