Posted by tipper 2012-11-07 02:24||
#5 The people have spoken.
Posted by Flinert Clunk9181 2012-11-07 03:23||
#6 Or, at least, the 47% of them.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-07 03:36||
#7 Bush got elected with a minority of the vote. Its a shitty system for sure, but it does give us the right to go round preaching to the rest of the world about what a great system it is.
Posted by PlaneSPeeker 2012-11-07 06:17||
#8 The American people have voted for the government they want, and they're gonna get it...good and hard
Posted by Frank G 2012-11-07 07:49||
#9 A win for the Main Stream Media spinmeisters and the debate moderators. A loss for freedom.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-07 08:39||
#10 I agree Frank. I know you will appreciate this: this a.m. at a morning P.T. run I asked my peers - "are we the crazy ones or is it the 51% of adult electorate that are fucking idiots?". All of them, highly educated, sharp, family men, patriots to the fucking core, men who have been in combat, Iraq, Afghan, etc - they know what a leader is, they know what it is to lead companies or battalions in CONUS or overseas -- to a man -- we are dismayed at last night's results. We don't get it. I don't get it. Actually, that's wrong, I do get it. We have a society of non-stoic, poorly educated, history-challenged, what's-in-it-for-me types that can now vote. 40yrs of piss-poor indoctrinated public schools are bearing fruit. And as you so aptly said - the American electorate will get what they wanted. The road to serfdom will just continue unabated. I fear for our constitution and the country my children will fall in on.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-11-07 09:18||
#11 Ditto Colonel.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-07 09:25||
#12 Many years ago, my late father-in-law - who was in Illinois politics for a while - told me the American people get a much better level of government than they deserve. I thought it pretty cynical, at the time, but have come to understand what he meant. Broadhead 6 explained it.
Posted by Bobby 2012-11-07 09:35||
#13 Yes America has changed. It's far more urban, not just in the civic boundaries, but in attitude. When Detroits go belly up, the people just displace to another urban area, they don't go back to the old homesteads. It's an environment of delicate balance held in place by myriads of systems, just like the body. How fragile that system was amply demonstrated by Katrina and now by Sandy. Humans seek to bring control over their environment and in doing so will trade freedoms with its vagaries for promises that in the long run won't be able to be kept. Carpe diem.
When the light switch doesn't magically come on, when the toilets won't flush, when the refuge won't disappear, when the fuel doesn't appear at the pump, when the food vanishes, they really can't comprehend why. It's one big Cargo Cult. There is no cause->effect connection. Their solution is to scream louder, throw tantrums, and find someone who'll bring back the magic. Urban dependency.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-07 10:04||
#14 Good morning, comrades.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-07 11:35||
#15 Words fail me today other than I'll be go to hell and sunofabitch.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-07 13:38||
#16 I've been searching for the right words as well, but I think Procopius2k nailed it: "There is no cause->effect connection." That's a huge part of the underlying cause (and we see the effects).
Posted by JonC 2012-11-07 15:19||
#17 As I woke up this morning, and saw the headlines of my local rag "MO-BAMA" - all I could think of was this,,,
sorry I can't get the http link feature to work..
Posted by linker 2012-11-07 16:33||
#18 The 47% have spoken...
...next time they'll be the majority.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2012-11-07 18:39||
Clean-up on aisle 19....
Posted by Barbara 2012-11-07 18:51||
#20 Chris Matthews gets a thrill up his leg and I get a migraine thinking about all of the new taxes.
Posted by Bill Clinton 2012-11-07 20:05||
#21 #19 *Sigh*
Clean-up on aisle 19....
Rantburg coding suggestion - when you remove a comment - don't renumber the comments below it - just 'skip' that comment number. :)
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-07 20:23||
#22 Good idea, CF. ;-p
Posted by Barbara 2012-11-07 20:40||
#23 The more I think about it the more I wonder if America voted for socialism or simply for Obama (and his coat tails). Remember that he wasn't on the ticket in 2010 and the Republicans cleaned up. He can do a lot of damage of course, but those projecting the end of the Republicans are jumping the gun a bit.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-11-07 23:27||