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WAITING FOR DISILLUSIONMENT
Re: Robert Stacy McCain’s Future Ex-Democrats:
Mr. McCain makes great points. Those that voted for Mr.
Wonderful will find it’s a case of too little substance and too
much hot air. As a small business owner and employer we find
nearly universally that the younger members of our workforce are
incredibly ill-informed, undereducated in real world skills, and
underperformers in the basics of arithmetic. It might take a
person of normal intelligence about 3 minutes with a calculator
to determine that the programs being proposed by Washington
trolls to be un-fundable without a Clintonesque massive tax
increase across the board. Add to that the incredibly
short-sighted and disastrous “Bailout” and the tax increase is
beyond hope. But then the staffers Mr. Obama is adding are
probably already preparing the tax bill. Hide your wallets
— Greg Mercurio
VP Operations, Speck Products
Palo Alto, California
Mr. McCain’s article about the future of disaffected Democrats, along with a strong cup of coffee, woke me up this balmy fall Texas morning. It contained what I supposed to be hope, but failed, however, to lift my heart out of the dump. Banking on disaffected fools who followed the massively deceptive Democratic party, only to wake up too late to convert to conservatism, does nothing to bolster the heart of a mother who is about to send her son back to war for the 9th time.
The hope for 2010 or 2012 will never materialize, Mr. McCain. Too many were like you, fooled for too long. The United States has embarked down a road where its freedoms will long be gone by 2010. I remember reading (in Sept 2008), about Hugo Chavez being quoted as saying, and I quote directly, “The United States will soon be getting a new constitution written by others.” I remember reading this statement, which he brazenly made on 9/11 of this year and thought, “If folks don’t see that and wake up, then we are lost for sure.”
Now, this morning I read that Russian warships have now arrived in Venezuela. Let the games begin, says Putin, Medvedev, the punk in Iran, and China itself. I am thawing an extra turkey to have ready when they invade and have extra pecans in the freezer to make more of my famous pecan pies. Now, you say I am fatally pessimistic, you bet I am. In fact, the night of the election, when my husband walked into my bedroom to tell me it was all over but the shouting, he said, “I lost my country tonight, the one I fought for.” And I didn’t begin to correct him.
You all think about 2010. As for me and my family, I am trying to
figure out how to build bunkers on our ranches here in Texas and
Wyoming. I figure it’s time to give up worrying about the
folks waking and seeing a that what they were offered was the
call of the Piper who has piped a tune that will lead them down
the road of occupation at the hands of others, at the worst, and
poverty and real deprivations, on the other.
— Bev Gunn
Obama voters will be reluctant to turn on him, because they have invested so much false hope in their leader. Can anyone imagine the gullible and sophomoric Chris Buckley or loathsome Bruce Bartlett turning their backs on their idol? Even after the Muslim terrorists Obama wants to appease renew their war on the US mainland and the economy goes from a short downturn to a deep recession they’ll blame Bush and Republicans. That’s far easier than admitting they were wrong. One can hear the mind numbed robots of the Obamanation chanting “have audacious faith he’ll save us” even as things go from bad to worse.
While windmill farms fail to solve our Democrat inspired economic
troubles and the gasoline tax they will raise make the mindless
drones of the Northeast, Midwest and Left Coast pay to “save the
environment” they’ll defend their messiah, because they’d rather
suffer than think. Obama, America’s wannabe Hugo Chavez, is
a narcissist and his disciples are looking for a 1930’s European
demagogue. This is a dangerous marriage of egotism, ambition
and blind faith. Don’t look too quick for them to sour on
audacious hope, but do look for calls to shred the Constitution
and America’s freedom on behalf of the Kenyan in the White
— Michael Tomlinson
Camp Habbaniyah, Iraq
Unfortunately, true as the writer’s premise is, one of Ronald Reagan’s most insightful revelations is also true. The closest thing to eternal life is a government welfare program.
While many disaffected democrats may well vote for “change” in 2012, our rights will have been permanently diminished. I feel conservative in predicting that our medical care system will have been hijacked; our right to bear arms much infringed; our ability to listen to radio not controlled by the radical left will have been taken away and our practice of our respective religions, save for Islam, will have been further curtailed. Our military will take a huge backwards step and is likely to be perfectly equipped to fight WWI in 2012.
The most serious failing of this administration will in the area of energy. Obama will create a carbon credit market which will raise the price of electricity by at least 25%; he will continue to stifle natural gas and oil production in the US and effectively remove coal and nuclear power from the market. This will have two catastrophic effects: it will destroy the electric production, transmission and distribution system that makes the lights go when you flip a switch; and ensure our continued dependence on people who wish us dead for our oil.
This was an election where third graders were told by one candidate they would have ice cream and candy for lunch everyday and they voted accordingly. Unfortunately the next election will not matter. Just look at history. When Ronald Reagan took office America had at least four useless and disruptive departments: Energy; Education; Energy and Medicare. Did any of them vanish? No and neither will any of the initiatives and new radical left idiocy instituted by Obama.
To survive America must have a third party. One that
tackles waste and corruption head on and does away with all of
the federal government not set forth in the Constitution.
— Jay Molyneaux
I think you are overstating the civil knowledge of the “new” Democrat voter of 2008. They don’t strike me as wanting to seek out, let along listen to, the truth. They listen to and believe what the MSM tells them they should believe.
Case in point: All the Dems I have talked to believe we have been
in a recession for over two years. Even though there are no facts
to back that up. They recite the lines and lies they hear from
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online