Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Free Stuff Nation?

by Idaho Conservative Blogger (ICB)
I have to admit that I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. On twitter last night my last tweet was “Maybe I'll wake up in the morning to find Obama winning a second term was just a nightmare and Romney is Pres.” I knew it wasn’t so. This morning the spin is in full swing. Everyone is trying to explain why Obama won and Romney lost. Even those whose opinion I respect were wrong and are trying to make sense out of the election results.

Dick Morris who said Romney will win by a landslide wrote this morning, “I’ve got egg on my face. I predicted a Romney landslide and, instead, we ended up with an Obama squeaker. The key reason for my bum prediction is that I mistakenly believed that the 2008 surge in black, Latino, and young voter turnout would recede in 2012 to “normal” levels. Didn’t happen.”

Michael Barone who was with Morris on the landslide prediction said today, “What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics.”

This morning Wall Street reacted negatively to Obama’s re-election by plummeting 200 points.

Some including Dick Morris are partially blaming NJ Governor Chris Christie for his post storm love-fest with Obama. In the same article Morris said, “But the more proximate cause of my error was that I did not take full account of the impact of hurricane Sandy and of Governor Chris Christie’s bipartisan march through New Jersey arm in arm with President (Barack) Obama. Not to mention Christe’s (sic) fawning promotion of Obama’s presidential leadership,” Morris writes. “It made all the difference.”

Some have said America just wasn’t in the mood to throw out our first black President. I'm not sure I subscribe to that though, I do believe Obama’s race played a part in his 2008 win. I wrote last month of Obama’s 2008 win, “There was strangeness in the air. Hope and Change was resonating with many Americans. Many who don’t normally vote or first time voters saw something in Obama that was appealing. The problem: It was all style over substance. It was being able to feel like a part of history. The ability to say, “I voted America’s first black president.” We showed the world despite our history of slavery and racism, we have finally moved past that nasty time. The election of Barack Obama proves it.”

I tend to agree with some of what Bill O’Reilly said last night on Fox News. "It's a changing country," O'Reilly said during Fox News' coverage. "The demographics are changing. It's not a traditional America anymore. And there are 50 percent of the voting public who want stuff. They want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama. He knows it. And he ran on it."

"Whereby 20 years ago President Obama would have been roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like Mitt Romney, the white establishment is now the minority," O'Reilly added. "And the voters, many of them, feel that this 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 that they are entitled to things, and which candidate between the two is going to give them things?"

When all the counting is done President Obama will probably win just over 50% of the popular vote. Just fewer than 50% of American’s don’t pay any federal income tax, correlation? Why would those who don’t pay any taxes care if those who do pay taxes have to pay more? Taxes will raise now that Obama will be President for another four years.

Obama famous for style without substance did run on one thing, giving free stuff to people. Free health care, free contraception, free Obama phones, etc. I saw this recently and it brought a smile. It reminded me that all good comedy is based on truth. “Latest Chinese Proverb: "Give a man a welfare check, a cell phone, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section 8 housing, Medicaid, 100 weeks of unemployment checks, a 40-ounce malt liquor, needles, drugs, contraceptives, and designer Air Jordan shoes.....and he will vote Democrat for a lifetime."

Has American changed into a free stuff nation? Today, it appears so.

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MEGAN said...

I was reading one poll that indicated that Obama won because women believed the lies that said that Romney wanted to stop abortions and ban contraceptives

Anonymous said...

It is very hard to compete with Santa Claus. Free is free, no cost gifts, no payment, not even a plastic credit card... Only point to this is our children, and grand children will be paying. But for now it is all free.

Gil said...

The sad part is, and one of the presidents spokesmen has admitted that every single attack ads that they ran against Ronmey were lies!

Mimi (Paris, France) said...

It is so sad............
America is soon gone and France and all of Europe can not survive without you!

Captain GB said...

I am Israel F-16F pilot.
We were discussing today the need for each of us to be mental ready if we have to use Nuclear weapons to defend country, which is likely result of lost American support.

. Your Mr. Obama is more to support Arab than Jews