Congratulations, America. You have forever quieted my internal struggle with the real heart of our country. I know now where it is. For Romney supporters, condolences. Today must be hard, learning that your party couldn’t hit a bull’s butt with a bass fiddle. For Obama supporters, congratulations. You are about to get everything you want–until you don’t.
Gary Johnson supporters can at least claim that they avoided evil altogether. And by the way, if you are one of those idiots who would like to blame Libertarians for Romney’s loss, I’d keep that to myself today around me. I am not in the mood. Romney lost because of what Romney is, not because of anyone or anything else.
America will not fold today, nor will it explode tomorrow. Some poisons kill over a long period of time. So it is with Barack Obama. He is certitude smothered in incompetence. He has the sensibilities of a King and the character of snake. He is without a doubt the most corrosive and incapable leader this country has seen since…well, he may just have surpassed anyone I can think of.
This will all go unnoticed by the giddy masses and their favorite pundits today. Being a fan of George Will, I tuned in to ABC last night just long enough to learn that Obama was likely to win. Will, as usual, added some valuable thoughts to the discussion, such as the fact that Republicans are losing more and more among minorities. By 2020, it won’t even be close. The others, George Stephanopolous first and foremost, were about to wet themselves with every nugget of “good” news. I had the urge to wet them down as well.
I predict that giddiness will turn to horror in those who live more than about seven or eight years. Obama will accelerate our race toward the finish line, and I mean “finish” literally. His head already room-sized, he will take yesterday as a near-universal endorsement of bigger government, business-bashing, and economy-choking. Obama does not want a successful country. He wants a successful government and a subservient citizenry. If you think that is what you want, please don’t be offended if I opt out.
Barack Obama has told his supporters the worst kind of lie–the kind his listeners want to hear. A serpent by nature, he has slithered up to the weak and the clueless, whispering “It’s not your fault” and “They didn’t do that.” Battered by the inevitable vagaries of life, many have listened to his message. No one has told them different–that life asks of us our best. No one has explained to them that a genuine effort invites a helping hand, not from government, but from decent people who know what life requires and want others to understand it as well. When the last ounce of self-respect is wrung from his minions, Obama will no longer insult those who resist–he will destroy them.
As for you who are not destitute but still find yourself uplifted by yesterday’s victory, you have made a grave error. The people whom you claim to care so much about will suffer in ways that you cannot imagine. Even your god-like Obama cannot stem the tide of disaster headed our way if we do not change our profligacy into responsibility and our underclass into fully-contributing citizens. Your tender hearts are no good without tough minds. Better start working on that now–it’s getting late.
To Republicans I say, “Go home.” Just go home. You have failed to explain to anyone why government is not the answer to their problems. You have insulted immigrants, bashed gays, and provided a safe haven for monsters who think women should shut up and live with the consequences of rape. You cannot beat a man who has lorded over the worst economy in memory and who constantly mocks the business backbone of our country. You are insensitive, inept, and useless. If the equivalent of Mitt Romney is all you can muster in 2016, don’t bother.
And libertarians? We have work to do. We are not perfect, and we need to remember that when arrogance tempts us. Yet we are the only viable alternative to a political world gone mad–a heavy responsibility. Slowly, steadily, firmly we must go seeking to give people a real choice, to show them that they have the power, the intelligence, and the courage to better life for themselves and those around them. We need to expose the lies of the Left and the Right daily, hourly, moment to moment. We need not wither in the face of the calamity that is to come. Somewhere in the core of every human soul is a force driving constantly toward decency, liberty, and prosperity. Find that in everyone you meet. Appeal to it. Reason with it. Live as an example for it. One day maybe, just maybe, we will look back and be able to say that we changed things for the better. I can get excited about that. How about you?