Updated at 8:25 pm pacific time Tuesday night, November 6th 2012
Barack Obama has been re-elected to the presidency, winning Ohio thus clinching the majority of electoral votes. More than 6 billion dollars was spent collectively in all the political campaigning.
Earlier this week I wrote:
“It’s a numbers game. The nation is leaning so far to the left right now that I can hear California falling into the sea. The 2012 election, more than anything, was a contest of competing . demographics
– Screenshot news blog
This is my last blog post about the 2012 presidential campaign, and boy am I glad. I’ve never become so weary of an election year as I have this one. Neither have I ever witnessed such a vapid campaign so utterly devoid of vision, leadership, new ideas, or real drive – by either candidate.
I have already voted about a week ago [ I voted for Romney ] but frankly it’s not as if the choice placed before me was stellar. I went for Romney based on his solid business background, well knowing his foreign policy skills are not that great. But I can be assured if Mitt Romney wins the White House he won’t hop on Air Force One and jet around the world, literally bowing to the waist to the Arab Princes who run OPEC. That was a moment of American shame I don’t think I will ever forget from four years ago. Under a Romney presidency I am pretty well convinced that Congress, the Senate and the White House will all get along better and will make a real effort to work together to solve our country’s many complex and pressing problems. I just have that gut level hunch, call it “woman’s intuition” that Mitt Romney is a man who can get along with Democrats when he needs to, that he well knows how to cross the political aisle and get the ear of the other side on issues, and that his leadership style won’t inspire all-out vitriol. In fact, I think he will discourage it. We need that.
I believe a Romney presidency will kick start a new era in D.C. of “take no prisoners” fiscal policy, where every piece of ludicrous pork that has been sliding under the radar in the federal budget for years will now be on the chopping block, where states will assume greater responsibility for the financial destinies of their own regions, where the re-invigoration of the U.S. military will resume to guarantee that our enemies well know our strength and therefore choose not to test it. I have no problem with any of that. America stands alone with few real friends in a dangerous wing-nut world and we need to maintain our military strength. It’s the only thing standing between us and all-0ut global anarchy. I am smart enough to see that with my own eyes. I’m not spiritually asleep and I am not misguided about how precarious the world situation actually is. I do not operate under the foolish notion that we can negotiate with the worldwide movement of radical Islam toward global Jihad with the West. I pity the Left Wing ideologues who think that appeasement and “cultural inclusiveness” will make the wickedness of the world go away. They are so dead wrong at this moment in American history that it does truly bring pause. We have to maintain a strong military or we can expect suicide bombers to start detonating on American streets within a year or two. These are the facts and I am not averse to facing them.
I am of the mind that the less federal government we have the better off the nation is. Period. I believe a Romney presidency will begin setting itself to the task of either seriously reforming Obamacare, or just rolling back the legislation altogether. I’m all for that. Barack Obama steam rolled that law into existence over the vociferous and strenuous protests of literally millions of middle Americans three years ago this past summer, and that was the beginning of the souring of middle America onto Mr. Obama. Our voices were disregarded and we didn’t appreciate it one bit.
My instinct is that a Romney presidency would bring a renewed interest in Washington D.C. of actually listening to the voice of the American people and cooperating with it, rather than ignoring it. Because of Romney’s religious background I don’t get the feeling he is going to be a “gung-ho UN” sort of guy. I could be really wrong about this but I think he has the wisdom to know that we need to keep the United Nations out of American affairs whenever possible. In fact, I actually think that alot of good could come out of a Romney presidency that would begin the behemoth task of turning the nation’s fortunes around.
The only problem with all of this is that I actually doubt Romney can win, unless undecided voters have some sort of real spiritual epiphany between today and tomorrow. They are holding all the cards in this election, along with women voters, Latino voters, and college aged voters who voted for Obama the last time. There’s always the hope that the millions of first time voters who sent Barack Obama to the White House four years ago will change their minds this time and vote for the other guy. There’s always the hope that they might have a real change of heart, after living unemployed in their parent’s basement for three years, subsisting on food stamps, submitting their resume to more than 200 companies every 90 days with no response, finally slumming it up at the “Occupy” protests because they have little else to do. Maybe these young American Obama minions from 2008 have reconsidered, maybe they have possibly decided that they are sick of living in their mom’s basements and that “a change would do them good.”
That’s what it would take at this point for Romney to win: the young people who are college aged, the Hispanic / Latino vote and the undecided women voters would have to come out IN FORCE voting for Mitt Romney in order to tip the scales and change the future of the nation.
At a certain point all one can do is throw up their hands to fate, sit back and watch. But here is what the country will face under four more years of Barack Obama. For young people, don’t pack your ripped jeans yet, because you will be living in your mama’s basement for quite some time yet to come. There won’t be any substantial change in the jobless numbers during 2013-2016 under Obama. Just renew your food stamp card instead. For Islamic radicals who are poised to infiltrate every media outlet in the country in order to “soften up the American citizen” to the idea of a nation whose population is 25 to 40% Muslim within 10 years, congratulations. Your guy won. You may now proceed to advance your “Islamification” of America program unabated, and with the full political support of the Commander-in-Chief. For the Occupy movement with it’s communist / socialist underpinnings and it’s murky connections to the CIA sponsored “Anonymous” group, congratulations as well. Go out there and start tearing up the city squares again, shitting in the streets, breaking glass and setting fires. Your guy won. You now have official permission from the Obama White House to raise hell and get out of jail free for it.
And finally a word of caution to any US Ambassador who is serving overseas in a precariously violent and volatile environ. Don’t bother sending any more emails to the Obama State Department to beg for military support and back-up. He just won re-election. Your requests will be ignored. His White House is not thinking about you. Just like Christopher Stevens, you have been officially thrown under the bus by the Obama White House. You may consider your service to America as a sacrifice which may include your death at the hands of radical Islamic hellions who hate you while you work to bring civilized society to their ravaged failed states. Your nation is not going to back you up in your position so you may as well know that in advance. You are serving under the Obama administration, so all bets are off that your frantic emails calling for help will even be noticed before the throngs set fire to your diplomatic outpost and suffocate you in it. That’s what happened to Christopher Stevens and it could happen to you.
For the voters who are re-choosing Barack Obama and inviting four more years of American decline in so doing, realize that it won’t be reversible by 2016. There is a tipping point just ahead. Beyond that, I don’t see how the fortunes of the nation can be re-directed without the pretext of another war. Wars have been used to re-ignite failing economies before. I’m sure it’s not off the table as the Obama White House plans their next four years. It really saddens me that there is no averting this outcome. But such a massive change of heart among young liberal voters, women voters and ethnic voters is not something I see happening. I can blog my heart out and it won’t make a bit of difference.
It’s a numbers game. The nation is leaning so far to the left right now that I can hear California falling into the sea. The 2012 election, more than anything, is a contest of competing American demographics that favor the young and the foolish over the old and the wise. Brace yourself for the next four years of America under Barack Obama. The demographics of the nation are leaning in his favor.
- Obama, Romney make last stand in tight race (thehindu.com)
- One day to go: Obama, Romney make their final case (news.yahoo.com)
- Where Obama and Romney are winning (sfluxe.com)
- How Barack Obama could still lose the US election | Simon Tisdall (guardian.co.uk)
- 2012 Presidential Race: In road to 270, Obama leads but Romney has a shot with electoral map (oregonlive.com)
- Obama Works Turnout as Romney Seeks Wave on Final Day (bloomberg.com)
- Obama, Romney to make their final case on last day of race – Reuters UK (uk.reuters.com)
- On Final Lap, Romney, Obama Focus On Key States (nbc4i.com)