About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Responses - Presidential Election Analysis & Our Way Forward

There was a lower voter turnout in Tuesday's election compared to the election of 2008 – 132.6 million people voted in 2008 vs. approximately 117.9 million people in 2012 (99% of precincts reporting – source – AP).  Lower turnouts were also reported in several postings last winter for many Republican Primaries.  In the so-called "most important election of our lifetimes" these lower turnouts were either the result of apathy or a poor field or both.  I pick "both."  Mitt received about three million less votes than McCain did in 2008 meaning that Mitt turned off more than enough voters to win the electoral college had these people voted for him – they didn't for any of numerous reasons endlessly documented on this blog.
Below are ten responses to last night's subject message.
---Response #1 from two time congressional candidate---
Well stated.  Bottom line is until the people feel the pain, namely after the free enterprise producers "go Galt" and demand the crony capitalists ( Clinton, Buffet, Soros, etc) pay more and more of the tax burden reform will not come.

If and/or once it happens we have to be ready to take control once again. Simply meaning we will have to have been educating the people on basic freedom and economics in a user friendly way. We are 30 years behind the Dems. And we need to emulate what the liberals did on the other side.

When I ran for office one point I consistently made was that the schools should be teaching economics. If students studied Henry Hazlitt's " Economics in One Lesson" and any of Thomas Sowell's economic books in middle and high school we could kill off fascism/socialism in one generation.

The one point I disagree with is Romney being "the most flawed candidate."  John McCain is much more flawed.  Doesn't understand a single thing about economics (which puts him in good company in Washington) and was clueless on most topics as well.

I really don't blame Romney per se.  I do blame the Republicans as a whole who keep putting out their "America is a conservative nation" shtick for over 30 years, while the nation has been steadily shifting to the left with rapidly changing demographics.  And the Republican leaders are too dull to have figured that out.
RTE – McCain was the most incompetent.  Mitt was the most flawed - how could you expect to win with one of your party's biggest objectives being the repeal & replacement of ObamaCare when your candidate was the co-creator of the state system ObamaCare was based on?  There were many other examples of these types of flaws that led to three million less people voting for Mitt than voted for McCain.
---Response #2---
Hello Doug - sadly saying that this election was the most divisive we have ever seen.  Obama won by driving class against class, using color against color, and being backed up by the media with the most blatant, obvious lies imaginable.  Even though minority groups are outnumbered in this country, they obviously live in the right states with the most number of electoral votes, along with all those jubilant recipients of entitlements.
---Response #3---
John Galt, where are you? This small business owner is ready to go.
---Response #4---
Great article.
---Response #5---
Too few of electorate know anything of significance about Saul Alinsky. Great IBD editorial today http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/110712-632608-obama-followed-alinsky-playbook-beats-romney.htm
---Response #6---
Doug – the glimmer of hope you note is significant:

"The peaceful hope is that enough Americans will see the inevitable collapse of this type of country in time so that America can return to the excellence of our long forgotten founding principles."

Perhaps when our economy is on brink of collapse this will all start to make sense to many Americans and start a comeback.

Right now the reality is that:
at present the US does not have the prerequisites for traditional free market capitalism. This must be grasped by all. The expertise and motivation for free market capitalism, its risk taking, entrepreneurship has been in decline and accelerated over the past few years. This is a reality and a message from the election.

Overcoming this mindset will take some real leadership from a champion of free markets and strict constitutional law. We need someone with charisma and one who can communicate with the common people. Do we have a young Ronald Reagan in the waiting? If we do he should not wait but start countering our Nanny State right now – today.
---Response #7---
Thanks for coming over yesterday.  Nice seeing you and Carol.

Re: Election was close, but as I see it there were two major problems Romney had.

One was Bain, where he would send U.S. jobs to foreign nations.

Other was where he said no bail out for General Motors - let them fail. You have a lot of auto workers employed in Ohio and Mich. They make good money and would not like to be unemployed, even tho they do not have special skills.

My gut feeling is that blame should go to the Republicans who nominated Romney in the first place. They did not do their homework seeing what negative comments would be made by potential people who wanted to run for President in the Primaries. They fell down on their job in making complete background checks.

One bright spot - within next two years BO has to produce results, if not he will lose a lot of Democratic senators to Republicans.
---Response #8---
Hi Doug - I am much more upset over the election than I thought I would be, knowing in advance that Obama had little chance to be ousted. Will never understand why he is so much the media darling. Did Sandy help him? The GOP was so unorganized to begin with, who knows?  Did immigration do it, is this the group we have to cater to? Our families were all immigrants, and we saw them work like dogs so they could have something to eat, and buy 2nd hand clothes because they didn't have entitlements and walk around with free phones. Just sick about it. Big headline today, WORLD CELEBRATION - OBAMA VICTORY. Reading on I saw who was celebrating - China, Jakarta, Palestinians, and hints of secret meetings between Iran and his chief advisor Valerie whatever, former communist, born in Iran or Iraq, now Michelle's best friend.
Catch you later.........................
---Response #9---
Many voters who pushed the button for Obama are highly educated - just in the wrong fields.
---Response #10---
I said this before - Hispanics-Latinos are growing rapidly in U.S. & they lean to vote for Democrats.

Today's Newark Star Ledger said it all.  At least 70% voted for BO.  If this trend continues Republicans are in big trouble. Over 90% black vote went to BO as expected. They
supported BO because of promise of jobs, health care, education.
Republican message flopped.  BO's bailout of General Motors swayed many people to believe that jobs were saved.  Romney's plan to create jobs went nowhere. Romney wanted to dismantle health care.  Good article in the SL.


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