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Where do we go from here:
The Ann Barnhardt’s plan
The reality is that nothing has changed. There was an opportunity for a reprieve, so it is obviously extremely disappointing to go back to square one. Horrifying to know that the election returned the less qualified candidate, but we who see the situation for what it is have the responsibility to continue, do better, or do more. I confess to belonging to the last group. What’s the alternative? Succumb to the unfolding nightmare and chaos?
I blame the media most of all for covering up Obama’s mistakes for the last four years, so any Republican running was going up against that wall. Most of the people I know, Democrats, voted on the basis of past understandings and biases about Bush and the Republican Party, etc., they haven’t kept up with current facts.
Given the massive bias of the media, if it weren’t for the blogs and Independents Obama would likely have achieved a much larger victory. He does not have a mandate however, he had a well established ground game in place for the last four years, reverse racism, and probably lots of voter fraud helped him win.
This battle is more than about this election; as Robert has pointed out, it’s really about the culture. Adherence to the Constitution and the ideals of individual rights or socialistic statism.
But somehow the Republican Party, the party of Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, became known as the party of exclusion and intolerance, so clearly it’s time for them to reassess their message and how it is being presented.
We elected Santa Claus. Romney was Thrifty Joe pretending to be Santa Claus and people saw through him.
The next candidate should be Thrifty Joe and stop with the charade. Eventually Santa Claus will be hated because Santa Claus has no money and has to take it from somewhere else after taking a cut for “administration”. When the Santa Claus gets the country in a situation so dire as in being desperate, people will elect Thrifty Joe.
As an Italian writer once said:
“Therefore, any one wishing to maintain among men the name of liberal is obliged to avoid no attribute of magnificence; so that a prince thus inclined will consume in such acts all his property, and will be compelled in the end, if he wish to maintain the name of liberal, to unduly weigh down his people, and tax them, and do everything he can to get money. This will soon make him odious to his subjects, and becoming poor he will be little valued by any one; thus, with his liberality, having offended many and rewarded few, he is affected by the very first trouble and imperilled by whatever may be the first danger; recognizing this himself, and wishing to draw back from it, he runs at once into the reproach of being miserly.
On the other hand regarding Thrifty Joes, the same writer has this to say:
“And there is nothing wastes so rapidly as liberality, for even whilst you exercise it you lose the power to do so, and so become either poor or despised, or else, in avoiding poverty, rapacious and hated. And a prince should guard himself, above all things, against being despised and hated; and liberality leads you to both. Therefore it is wiser to have a reputation for meanness which brings reproach without hatred, than to be compelled through seeking a reputation for liberality to incur a name for rapacity which begets reproach with hatred.”
This is an email I just sent to Bill O’Rielly:
I am tired of all this Republican “what happened, what happened?” Then trying to analyze it to death, as though this were the end of conservatism.
It was such a close election, I will tell you what happened:
Even though many Christians voted for Obama, many would not vote for a Mormon, that’s right, many who would normally vote republican did not because they did not want to put a “cultist” in the White House.
This means, that even with all the young voters, all the drug loving, abortion loving, etc, the Republicans still would have won but for the Fundamentalist Christians who were afraid of a cultist.
That is NOT a crisis in the Republican party. Republicans should not be planning to lay-down for Obama in Washington, but standing up ready to fight against all his evil that he will be bringing to us now that he has no more elections to win.
I’d be wary of recommending Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’ to people as *the* guide to their moral and/ or political conduct..
And I’d note that in Dante’s Inferno both the spendthrift (even more so the ostentatiously wasteful, who appear further down, bracketed with the suicides) *and* the avaricious or miserly are condemned for their wrong use of wealth.
Thanks for that link, Salah.
I’ve said it before here, and I’ll say it again; I’m falling in love with Ann Barnhardt, and I ain’t got a dime.
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