And I voted.
Can I just say that if you are one of those people who has not yet decided who to vote for… DO YOU HAVE BRAIN DAMAGE???
These two chuckleheads couldn’t be more different if they tried. Even if you were planning to vote for BAD reasons, you’d still have more than enough information to make your decision. Let’s think about this for a moment:
If you want rich people and businesses to pay higher taxes so you can get a rebate check, by all means, Obama’s your guy. If you want abortion on demand to stay legal, Obama’s your guy. If you want the cost of electricity to go through the roof (thanks to his idiotic cap and trade system), Obama’s your guy. If you want to maybe-someday-if-it-all-works-out get out of Iraq, Obama’s probably your guy.
If you want to have our troops stay in Iraq until Armageddon, McCain’s your guy. However, if you want tax cuts for everyone to help stimulate economic growth and new jobs, McCain’s your guy. And if you think giving birth to a baby all except its head and then killing it is wrong, McCain’s your guy. (Obama voted to legalize partial-birth abortion 4 times).
If those options aren’t cut-and-dried enough for you, then you clearly don’t have the intellectual firepower to be making important decisions and it’s best you just stay home and eat glue.
On the eve of what will likely result in the country taking the left fork in the road, I have a few thoughts. First, I would generally say that the president doesn’t make much difference, so who cares. But this year is different, and that’s because the Democrat party could conceivably get 60 senate seats. That would mean they could literally steamroll any spacktarded legislation they come up with and count on the president signing it. There would be zero checks and balances. So, it does matter who the president it this time.
I wouldn’t want the Republicans to have 60 seats and the president either. Gridlock in Washington is the only thing that semi-preserves the founding principles of our country.
Will an Obama presidency be the end of the world? Of course not. However it will likely lead to massive unemployment that will make 1981 look like a party. If he also has congress, the decisions he makes will be put into law and it will take 20 years to undo the damage, if it can even be undone.
Capitalism is the reason for the immense wealth and success of the United States. No country has ever come close with any other system. The idea that we can socialize our country and have it still be great is nonsense. How many examples are there around the world of socialism failing? Too many to count. That’s because basic human nature prohibits it from working. Socialism puts too much power into the hands of too few, and it absolutely guarantees there will be no more innovation or entrepreneurial behavior. Why work hard or take risks when there is no payoff?
I do firmly believe that Obama’s plans will lead us down a path towards socialism that will be nearly impossible to undo. I feel for everyone, agree with them even, that George W. Bush has been a complete disaster in every possible way. But the gargantuan failures of one man should not be used as an excuse to change the fundamental basis of our economy and culture.
Obama should heed the warning of Thomas Jefferson about the government doing the thinking for the people…
“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
“The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.”
Who are we going to believe, the founding fathers, or Obama, Biden, and Pelosi?