Congratulations to the winners; condolences to the nation
Wow, am I glad that's over. It went about as I predicted in terms of a very substantial Obama victory, with his winning most "swing states". Let's just say the the next two years or four will give those of us who believe that America represents the ideals of the Founders rather than the ideals of Barack Obama and his far-left associates and supporters plenty of fodder to write and speak about. That is if the Democrats don't successfully muzzle all dissent. I have often said in trading that people tend not to learn from mistakes if the mistakes aren't expensive enough. That's just what's happening here. America has just made what I expect is the worst political decision of my lifetime...probably worse than Jimmy Carter in the sense that Carter ran as something different than he was but Obama is running as a socialist with very little respect or love for his country. It will be a very expensive mistake and, I expect, much more expensive for the lower and lower-middle class Americans whom Obama marketed to during this election. All that said, there is no doubt that the GOP is getting what it deserves for spitting on the legacy of Reagan by their pork-barrel spending, corruption, pandering, and generally being so obviously in pursuit of power rather than principle. I'm not sad to see the GOP get bludgeoned, with a few exceptions such as Bob Schaffer here in Colorado and John Sununu in New Hampshire. I hope those guys get back in the game when the board isn't tilted so heavily against them. It will be interesting to see whether liberal Republicans (such as the Senators from Maine) stick with the GOP or vote with Dems when it comes to filibuster issues. It will also be interesting to see if there comes a situation where there would be 60 votes to end a filibuster whether Joe Lieberman votes with the Republicans to uphold a filibuster. One of the worst things about this outcome is that it means we'll never get real investigation into the massive voter fraud that we know about by ACORN and the likely fraud in Obama's millions of undisclosed "small donors". I'm sad and somewhat frightened for our nation, but we shall survive. Over the next couple of years, the GOP needs to return to truly standing for liberty and limited government, to remake the party of Madison and Reagan. If they just become "not Democrats", that won't be enough to win unless the Democrats are as bad as the Republicans have been for most of the past 8 years. And now that I mention it, I certainly wouldn't put it past them to be that bad.
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