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Almost wasn’t enough

Almost wasn’t enough

This seems like a fitting post Election Day entry, summing up hundreds of bumper stickers we have seen the past several months.

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legacyrepublican | November 7, 2012 at 7:24 am

The fight goes on. We have to stop kicking ourselves.

The truth is that we were very successful in 2010 and in this election we were too even though the Democrats know how to engineer an election to silence us. The Democrats know how to do GOTV well too.

Our task to is to take it to their machine and grind it to a halt.

That process has started, but it is going to take a few election cycles to tear away the veil of deceit and corruption that has become the Democratic party machine.

Teach, Preach, and Overcome. We shall prevail!

The New Deal, then The New Frontier, now The New Flexibility.

What Fresh Hell Is This?

    Catherine in reply to RightKlik. | November 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

    So far individual americans haven’t suffered enough under Obama because we haven’t experienced Obamacare in all its glory. Also, only 23 million were out of work so there is still an overwhelming majority of people working and of those 23 million out of work and the millions who have cobbled together a living by having 2 or more part-time jobs, their burden was lifted by access to food stamps and Obama phones and/or access to disability income.

    The fresh hell is that Obama isn’t being held responsible for Benghazi (Who wants to be the next ambassador to Libya?), Afghanistan (Would you like to serve there when you wonder if the Afghans you are training will kill you the first chance they can?) Fast and Furious, and that we could be energy independent if Romney were president but instead we will continue to waste money on green energy projects that don’t succeed (Solyndra).

    President Obama has no new good ideas to offer or he would have offered them before the election so all we can expect is more golf games and more parties with celebrities and a battle over the implementation of Obamacare (Do devout Catholics and Christians have to pay for other peoples birth control and sterilizations when their faith says these are immoral?)(What about the future denial of care for individuals for example knee replacement surgery?) Last I heard Obama said there would be no sequestration that there would be some sort of fix for that. Will Obama ruin the country in the next 4 years or will it be ruined 1 year after he is gone and he’ll say that the President after him ruined the country.

Time for me to eat my crow. I was wrong. I don’t have enough good information to know yet where I was wrong, and I did have a lot of good company in my wrong prediction. A lot of it was based on sound reasoning and observation (i.e., newspapers changing endorsement, etc.), but it was wrong.

I am very much afraid that yesterday was an inflection point in history. While I hope I am wrong, I cannot see how America…by a slim majority…did not just chose catastrophic failure by default.

ObamaCare will not be stopped, and WILL metastasize around the spine of our nation. There will be no American economic renaissance, no return of the flush of optimism that was the American entrepreneurial spirit. The Obamic Decline will continue…until it cannot.

And if America fails, all humanity will be at great risk.

And, remember; I am an optimist.

I’m sorry, but if I hear in four years that Candidate X deserves the nomination because “it’s his/her turn”, I’ll scream. And no matter what, I will not vote for another Bush–the GOP’s Kennedys.
Rush says it best–when we run as conservatives, we win. We ran a candidate who said the right things (depending on the day, the issue and the audience)and this time, had the skill to pull it off, if he got elected.

The American electorate chose the devil they knew over the devil they didn’t know because he had so many positions on the same issue, they weren’t sure which Romney was speaking to them.

In the end, he really was an Etch a Sketch.

    persecutor in reply to persecutor. | November 7, 2012 at 8:06 am

    PS: I thought I changed my avatar. How do we do it?

    Ragspierre in reply to persecutor. | November 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I couldn’t disagree more strongly.

    Romney presented a set of clear…even stark…contrasts.

    ObamaCare/NOT ObamaCare.

    Free enterprise and markets/more regulation and fascist economics.

    A good, productive, charitable life/a life of pure narcissistic indulgence and consumption.

    Reform of broken government/more elaborate broken government.

    I could go on.

    Americans…or enough Americans…chose unwisely, and we’ll all pay for it.

      GrumpyOne in reply to Ragspierre. | November 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Having a little time to think about this and considering that Obama got way less in the way of votes than he did four years ago, I smell a rat in the form of the religious right. They stayed home!

      If I’m right on this, then we truly deserve what we will get.

      Pogo was right…

        Ragspierre in reply to GrumpyOne. | November 7, 2012 at 9:11 am

        I read one analysis today that said men elected Romney, but women elected Obama.

        I am still waiting for good, solid data.

        Romney was a far better candidate in the end than I ever had any hopes he would be, and he ran a good campaign.

        Americans…by a small majority…choose the the worst president evah. I don’t pretend to know WHY yet, but it was not because they didn’t have a clear choice before them.

          theduchessofkitty in reply to Ragspierre. | November 7, 2012 at 9:44 am

          “I am still waiting for good, solid data.”

          Sadly, we are not going to get solid, reliable data on that, since exit polling was only conducted in 31 states, all Democrat-controlled. Republican-controlled ones were left swinging in the air.

        CalMark in reply to GrumpyOne. | November 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

        I concur.

        Could it be…I’ll whisper it…they couldn’t bring themselves to vote for a Mormon and a Catholic?

        Four years ago, a) Huckabee, Evangelical wet dream candidate, connived with McCain to get Romney out of the race due to bigotry; b) some Evangelical told Hannity she couldn’t vote for Romney, only Huckabee, because “it’s important your candidate have the same faith.”

        Because as bad as Romney’s campaign was, he hit all the points important to Evangelicals. If that’s what happened, those folks have a lot to answer for, in this life and the next.

          theduchessofkitty in reply to CalMark. | November 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

          I didn’t give a rat that he is a Mormon. (I’m a Baptist.) I figured that this man was perfectly capable of doing what needs to be done. He made the sale to me.

          Unfortunately, the population has reached a tipping point, in which more people would rather take free stuff than to work for it. The “work ethic” is a thing of the past. Romney represents something that is now definitely lost in this country: enterprise, hard work, good morality, and solid family values.

          What does the electorate have the most of now? The want for free stuff, no work, whatever-floats-your-boat, and disintegration of the family unit to the whims of the State.

Raquel Pinkbullet | November 7, 2012 at 8:07 am

Again I expected that Romney was going to lose. And I didn’t subscribe to the “all polls are bs” theory being pushed as it was eerily reminiscent of 2008 when we are all also playing the “all polls are bs” game. Bottom line is this: The worst Republican candidate in modern history just lost to the worst president in modern history. I hope after the McCain/Romney disaster in subsequent elections the GOP will FINALLY wake the F up and stop nominating the “Next in Line” RINO.

Romney like McCain ran a horrible campaign, let’s face it. Calling Obama a “nice man” while Obama and his cronies are calling you a murderer, felon, crook, sexist, racist, is NOT going to win elections.

Another note: That fat POS RINO Christie cost us at least 3% in the final vote and possibility the election per the exit polls, close to 20% rated Obama’s response to Sandy as “the most important issue.” Never underestimate the stupidity of the American electorate as a whole.

    Raquel, I agree with you in part. Politics always involves wey agering that the majority of the populace will agree with your positions. A pure ideologue will never win unless he/she has an army for support. It is fanciful to believe that an unleavened ideology will win enough votes to succeed.

    Romney wagered that he had to come across as a reasonable and pleasant person to garner the independent vote. Remember, he had been portrayed during the summer as a heartless, greedy, plutocrat. He had to spend his money in a rational manner since Obama had more money than he did. Moreover, Romney believed that he would get most of the vote of the conservatives regardless. I was not originally a Romney supporter but, eventually, I did support him as by far the lesser of the evils.

    Romney is a good man. He did his best against terrible headwinds of the media and the Dems. I don’t blame him at all.

Raquel Pinkbullet | November 7, 2012 at 8:12 am

Perhaps the biggest punch in the gut was Mia Love and Allen West losing, along with the return of Grayson to congress.

And the utter carnage that was the Senate races. We lost ND, MT, IN, and MO.

Losing all those races takes a special type of failure, only possible by the Stupid Party.

    Say…wasn’t the whole purpose of nominating Romney? To regain the Senate, because nobody REALLY expected to beat Obama? That’s what we were all told.

    The Dems were defending 23 of 33 seats, a whole bunch of them from the ’06 GOP bloodbath. And it’s the Republicans who will suffer a net loss.

    Ineptitude on such a grand scale that I’m left speechless.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Raquel Pinkbullet. | November 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Love and West were very good people. The problem was not Love and West. The problem is an electorate that cannot fathom to see people like Love and West living, working, or even running for political office in this country.

      Good point!

      Blacks aren’t “supposed to” be Republicans. Therefore, hate, threats, and attacks are not only in order, but laudable.

      You know who I blame? Eight decades of Republicans, who never had the spine to stand up to this kind of nonsense and denounce it. Republicans lost their integrity during the Great Depression and, except briefly under Reagan and even more briefly under Gingrich, never stood up for anything.

    Equal to Allen West “losing” was that repeat liar, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “winning”.

    You’ll never convince me that the voting machines in the key and critical states were NOT hacked.

Midwest Rhino | November 7, 2012 at 8:13 am

“tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won its right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our UNION moves forward”.
BHO last night

Obama has the union label. He gave them billions, they returned the favor.

But more disconcerting than his union alliance, Obama feels America still needs fundamental transformation, moving further away from our “imperfect” constitution. Barack is moving back toward the tyranny we escaped … moving away from federalism, individual rights, decentralized power.

We are an American FAMILY

The tyranny of the majority is upon us, and they are demanding free stuff from their rich “brethren”, requiring redistribution of your assets.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Midwest Rhino. | November 7, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Yep. FORWARD.

    To the fiscal cliff.

    To Depression.

    To civil war.

    To dictatorship.

    I saw this quote in a book I once stumbled upon at an antiques store: “It was not the Barbarians that destroyed Rome, but the free circuses.” We are seeing it played before our very eyes.

It doesn’t make sense. I read this:

“Odd isn’t it that voting machines have a 2% margin of error and yet your calculator never comes up with the wrong answers 2% of the time. ”

We had the momentum, enthusiasm – early voting – this election total doesn’t look right.

Google – Algorithm election 2008

http://www.improbable.com/2012/08/11/algorithm-predicts-barack-obama-will-be-re-elected-president/

http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2012/10/fade-to-election-theft.html

I’m not a conspiracy person – it just doesn’t add up – would’nt it be good to know
how O stole the 2008 elections in flipping 10 million Republican votes?

The more I dig into this – the uglier it gets.

Who’s Fixing Elections? Sequoia-Smartmatic-Unisys – a Venezuelan shell company.

Anonymous submitter. Looks like a Photoshop.

Raquel Pinkbullet | November 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

Romney ran a campaign that was horrible. When that Obama super pac ran that ad accusing him of killing the dude’s wife, Romney’s spokesperson Andrea (something) suggested the guys wife would have been covered under “Romneycare in MA”

Obama and his cronies accused Romney of being a felon, murderer, tax cheat, racist, sexist, cult member. While Romney was calling Obama a “nice man”

Romney’s whole campaign was “I am the acceptable alternative.” He picked Ryan then quickly muzzled him. He didn’t draw any bold contrasts.

And when you are running to unseat an incumbent, running as the “safe alternative” is not ENOUGH.

Raquel Pinkbullet | November 7, 2012 at 9:05 am

Oh and for future reference, whatever Dick morris predicts, EXPECT the opposite to happen.

Dude is now batting 0 for the century.

Maybe it’s simpler than that. When forced to choose between responsibility, budget-balancing, empowering hard work and discouraging entitlement mentality, it seems lots and lots of people chose free stuff.

Free birth control, free healthcare, free student loans and probably free mortgages, all given out by the President who simply has to make the rich pay more. More people who swallowed this line voted than the folks who know better.

Re-balancing this equation needs to be taken into consideration, and if the GOP continues to fiddle, well, we’re in for an uphill battle. Maybe we really do need to go back to basics and become precinct captains and throw the bums out….

NC Mountain Girl | November 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

Obama did an excellent job suppressing the turnout with negative ads. Votes are still being counted but perhaps 3 million fewer people voted in this election than in 2004 and 14 million fewer than 2008. This played into the Democrat advantage in turning out their voters in the big cities. No doubt some of that vote was questionable, but the Democrat urban machines are very good at rounding people up and getting them to vote.

I haven’t had a chance to compare turnout by state but I suspect there are two things Romney wishes he could do over. He should have answered the negative ad barrage in swing states far earlier. He also should have bought the half hour informerical to make a positive case for himself.

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