"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The "Secession" Lunacy--NOT A Conservative Response

Will Malven

Wow!  Talk about a bunch of whiny children who can't handle losing . . . I'm almost embarrassed to call myself a conservative.

Fortunately, this so-called "secession movement" is nothing more than the irrational, emotional venting by those who lack the maturity to deal with reality or adversity.

Come on people, WE WERE WRONG and we got our butts handed to us.  Our talk-show hosts were WRONG.  Our understanding of the polling process (or rather misunderstanding) was profound.

Those who attacked Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich for their intelligent, measured response to the illegal immigration problem were WRONG.

Accept it, grow up, and move on.  Stop whining like a bunch of 12-year olds who have just been told they aren't going to get the latest Nike shoes, or the latest iPhone.

Real conservatives aren't quitters, just as they aren't haters.  Real conservatives face up to adversity--learn from adversity, then they revise their strategies, reevaluate their ideals, and persevere.

I am at least as disgusted by this pathetic temper tantrum by those on the right as I have ever been by the same from the left.

Have we fallen so far from the intellectual, moral, and spiritual strength of our Founding Fathers than we are no more than children?  It now appears that half the nation want's Uncle Sam to be Uncle Santa and the other half wants to take their dollies and go home.

Here's a big clue for all you self-righteous, "Secede Now!" wingnuts; the majority of those like you calling for secession reside in states that are NET TAKERS from the federal government you so revile.

So before all of you "Einsteins" cross that Rubicon of idiocy, you had better look at your own houses.

Have you people no pride?  Have you no honor?  Have you . . . no brains?

This convulsive explosion of anger and frustration is embarrassing and nauseating.

Apparently you "secessionaries" no longer support or believe in the Constitution you claim to hold is such high exteem.

Should I bother even to state it anymore? . . . Long Live Our American Republic!!!

I don't see much hope of that, we are too overwhelmed by children.

Monday, November 12, 2012

What Republicans Should Do After Election Fiasco

Will Malven

Short and sweet: SIT ON YOUR HANDS!

This past week, the majority of American citizens made their desires and beliefs quite clear and the Republican Party should take note.  They voted for more spending--give it to them.  They voted for more government intervention--give it to them.  They voted for the Obama/Democrat Party Agenda--GIVE IT TO THEM . . . IN SPADES.

If Republicans ever expect to be in the majority again, they must be willing to sacrifice much to teach the America electorate why it is that the liberal policies of tax more and spend more will not, cannot, and have never worked.

For the next two years--and possibly the next four years--Republicans in Congress should propose rational policies and solutions and vote for them and watch them go down to defeat or stall in the Senate.

Once those proposals are on the record--and have been loudly and frequently touted to the American people as our alternative--THEN they should allow the Democrats in Congress their head.

On every Democrat proposal, on every agenda item the majority party and their president propose, vote "PRESENT."

It is the only way for people to learn.  We must become Greece if we are to prove once and for all that socialism and the redistribution of wealth is a failed philosophy that will only lead to economic ruin.

Not a very pleasant prospect, I admit, and I don't look forward to the privation and difficulties such a policy would entail, but sometimes pain is the only effective teacher.  When the wealthy disappear and the coffers are empty, and the Chinese can no longer afford to buy our debt, then PERHAPS the American electorate will learn a hard lesson . . . Santa Claus makes a terrible government.

Republicans would be very well advised to follow this advice.  A single majority vote in opposition to the Democrat agenda leaves Republicans open to more Democrat Party/MSM demagoguery of "obstruction" and "blocking the President's agenda."  More claims of doing anything they can to force Obama and the Democrats to fail--this we cannot afford any longer.

It may be too late.  It may be that those with their hands out to the government, those who vote with their emotions rather than their brains will learn nothing.  In that case, as I said in my earlier commentary, America is lost and there will be no rediscovery of our Founding Principles--no free market capitalism, no Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness--only shared lives of quiet desperation and sacrifice.

If I am wrong, then great.  The Democrat Party will lead us all into a new paradise of prosperity and freedom.  Perhaps their redistributive policies, their eternal devotion to Keynesian economics without end will work (though I doubt it).  If so, I will freely admit to having been wrong all my life in opposing the fairy dust promises of the left.

So Republicans SUCK IT UP.  Take one for the future.  Let Socialism Ring!!!

Allow the radical environmentalists destroy the coal and hydrocarbon industries.  Let's tax oil and gas into oblivion and spend hundreds of billions of dollars on solar and wind pipe dreams.  Give everyone free medical care, free housing, free televisions, free cars, free everything.

Give it to them in spades and let the Democrats take full credit--or blame--for the entire fiasco.

Just make certain the our alternative proposals are well publicized, and well explained.  Let the American people know that, though we have alternatives which we believe will solve our problems, we have heard their message loudly and clearly.

The people (the majority of them) have voted for Uncle Santa rather than Uncle Sam, so give it to them . . . and let them learn the consequences. 

Let's see if all those big talking, big spending liberals who have made a cottage industry of demagoguery and promises of cradle to grave care by big government have the courage of their convictions. See if they really will implement all of the items they have proposed as tools to bash "Republican obstruction." 

Let's find out if they truly believe that the government can spend and tax it's way out of this dead economy.  Allow them to explain why it is that, given their every wish, unemployment continues to remain at record levels, personal income continues to fall, and more and more people are left without resources for retirement.

Sometimes the only solution to stupidity and selfishness is tough love.  Following the election results of this past week, it is the only way.

A lesson learned of PAIN is always a lesson well learned.  It is just unfortunate that the sane must suffer from the ravages of the insane.  It is unfortunate that those of us who vote with their brains must suffer the devastation wreaked by those who vote out of emotion and ignorance . . . but there you have it.

Sometimes acquiescence is the best opposition.

Long Live Our America Republic!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama White House Round 2: Predictions

Will Malven

Last night in his victory speech, Obama sounded and said much the same as he did in 2008, with all sorts of promises of working across the aisle and building a better economy and focusing on job creation.   Blah, blah, blah.  The same old line . . . and the same old lies.

President Obama's idea of "reaching across the aisle" in his first term was to invite the Republican leadership to the White House, to sit quietly and NOT listen as Republicans presented their ideas and opinions, and then to tell them, "I won.  Now sit down, shut up, and do as I tell you."  I have seen nothing in this campaign or in the President's demeanor to indicate he will behave any differently than he has in the past.

It's not hard to predict what America will look like in the next four years, one only has to look at the last four years.  So here are a few predictions.

  1. Death of the coal industry.  Obama has the EPA working overtime to implement draconian regulations on "greenhouse gases," the net effect of which will be to destroy the coal industry and force the shutdown of most coal-fired plants.  "Clean coal" is history.
  2. Full employment will now be redefined as being around 8%.  It will be the new norm.  When Nixon was running for his second term, unemployment was at 4+ percent and much was made about the fact that "full employment was below 3.5% unemployment.  Since then, full employment has been redefined as being somewhere between 4.5 and 5% unemployment.  It's not hard to guess what will happen over the next few months and years.  Welcome to the new standard.
  3. Gasoline prices will remain high and climb higher--if Obama's energy secretary has his way it will be much, much higher--Steven Chu suggested that he wants the price to climb to $7.00/gallon.  It is clear from his policy decisions that Obama is on board with that and that liberals intend to use those high prices to force Americans into smaller and smaller vehicles and/or a vastly expanded mass transit system.  Good luck with that in sprawling cities like Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Los Angeles--2 hour commute anyone?
  4. The radical green agenda and policies intended to prevent non-existent man-made global warming will be given a full blown green light.  Be prepared to pay a lot more for more than just gasoline.
  5. Private insurance (and private health care) as we now know it will cease to exist as businesses choose to accept the federal fines (excuse me, "taxes" as Justice Roberts declared them) and regretfully inform their employees and retirees that they will no longer provide health care coverage.
  6. Corporations will accelerate their move toward establishing their headquarters and their manufacturing processes overseas as tax burdens remain high and incentives for staying disappear.  As go the corporate headquarters, so will go the jobs they generate.  Rather than more manufacturing jobs, we will continue to be a service economy and more and more people will be forced into part-time employment.
  7. Islamic extremists will be emboldened.  Israel will be under greater and greater pressure as Iran, once headed towards becoming a nuclear power will now see a clear road ahead and move full bore to completing their quest for weapons of mass destruction.  The perceived (and real) weakness of American foreign policy and leadership will lead to a further radicalization of the Middle East and the possibility of war will become the probability of war.
  8. China will eclipse America as the dominant economic and political power in the world, as deficit spending will continue unabated. Each challenge America faces will be addressed with additional spending (all "urgent" and "necessary") and our already overwhelming debt will grow from $16 Trillion to over $23 Trillion as the full cost of Obamacare and all of the other "important" initiatives--like a new "Cap and Trade" type bill--are implemented.
  9. A life of "shared sacrifice" will become the new norm as well.  Taxes will initially be raised solely on the "rich," but inevitably there will be a new form of "trickle-down" economics, the trickle-down of tax increases.  A greater and greater portion of everyone's paycheck will be taken to pay for all the generosity promised by Democrats to keep their constituents happy.
  10. Divisiveness will only worsen.  President Obama has done more to divide Americans than any President in history.  He has used identity politics and race baiting to advance his candidacy and his agenda and to expect anything less in his second term would be naive.
  11. Disillusionment will increase as people see their way of life contracting under increasingly austere economic conditions.  The rich will continue to get richer and the rest of us will be living off their leavings.  We will have a more stratified society with the wealthy ruling class elites--from the Ivory Towers of Academia to the millionaire Congress, to the entertainers and athletes and the wealthy bankers and industrialists who have thrown their lot in with the Democrat Party--enjoying their privileged lives and the average citizen struggling to make ends meet.
None of this is hard to imagine, we have seen it time and again in other nations who adopt the policies of leftist ideology.  I wish I was wrong--I hope I am wrong--and the policies advocated by the Democrats and President Obama do exactly as they promise.  I would love to be proven wrong and to discover sudden enlightenment to the liberal philosophy by witnessing a miraculous transformation of our nation.  I would love to see their policies bring us into a new age of wealth and quality of life . . . but I don't believe it, just as I don't believe in the Tooth Fairy any more.

History has proven time and again that such fairy tales don't come true--just ask those who lived their lives of "shared sacrifice" under the tender ministrations of the former CCCP and the Warsaw Pact nations--leftist reality is far different from leftist promises.

So, good-bye prosperity, good-bye liberty, good-bye America as it once existed and hello America-Britain, hello America-France, hello America-Greece.   Hello third-world America.

God Bless America--we need You now more than ever.

Is that pessimistic enough for you? Sorry, folks, but I call it as I see it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Death Of A Nation: Another Dose Of Crow

Will Malven

Well, I guess this isn't the America in which I grew up.  The Demographic swings and the huge number of people who now choose to depend on government for their existence have turned America into and admixture of a Euro-style state filled with people who prefer to live on the dole rather than work for a living and a third-world state comprised of people who have grown up in socialist, authoritarian pseudo-democracies.

Sour grapes?  You better believe it.  The very systems which created this most prosperous, vital, and free nation are being systematically supplanted with "shared sacrifice," subsistence economics in which industry is punished and sloth rewarded.

You voters want Greece, you're going to get it in spades.  When the national debt reaches $22 Trillion in Obama's second term and our healthcare system resembles Britain's infamous National Health Service, in which the old are "inadvertently" euthanized, because no one thought to give them water or food and "optional surgeries" like hip replacement require waiting until your name comes up in the 6 month long queue, I hope you are all as pleased as you seem to be now.

And all you college kids who brainlessly follow the preaching of your leftist professors suddenly find yourselves graduating with a built in $50 thousand in national debt burden on top of your tuition debts as  you flip burgers at the local greasy spoon, because there are no jobs available--have fun!

Don't say we conservatives didn't warn you ahead of time.  Don't say we didn't tell you that even if you tax the wealthy at 100% of income, there won't be enough money to pay our debts.

Me?  I guess I'll get on the dole and let all you socialist workers support me for a change.  We'll see how you like being on the receiving end of Obama's "big stick."

You can't tax and spend your way out of debt.  The math just doesn't hold up.  Every dollar you allow the government to spend on some program, is a dollar taken out of the private sector . . . and no matter what Obama says, it is that private sector, those small businesses that Obama wants to tax even more, that create jobs, not government.

It is a black day in America and perhaps the end of the Great American Experiment in self-governance.

As the saying goes, a democracy (or republic in our case) will only last until the people discover they can vote themselves money--we have now reached the point at which the majority of Americans have done so.

It won't be a quick death, it will be a slow, lingering, decline--look to Great Britain and the rest of Europe to see our future.  Happily, I won't be here long enough to witness the worst--I figure about 30 years--so you kiddies have fun.

Now where did I go wrong?  First, I forgot the lesson I learned so well when Clinton got reelected in 1996--I the America people would reelect Clinton after his disastrous first term, there can be no surprises in how foolishly they cast their votes.

Second, I failed to understand the significance of the DRI splits in the many polls I was dismissing.  Election night, Fox News Analyst Kirsten Powers gave the first intelligible explanation I have heard . . . and thus my first feelings of nervousness . . .

Pollsters didn't use party affiliation to select who they were calling, the party affiliation numbers (the DRI) is a result of people being asked which party most closely reflected their views.  Had I known that, I would not have been so dismissive of the poll results, because that means the DRI numbers were reflective rather than selective.

It also means that the models predicting turnout levels like that were accurate and thus the polls were equally accurate and all of us who were busy dismissing those polls were flat out wrong.

I freely admit it, I WAS FLAT OUT WRONG.

These results also demonstrate once more that no matter how much voters protest about not liking negative advertising, the respond to it more than they do to any other form of political advertising.  The hateful, dishonest anti-Romney campaign ads Obama spent tens of millions of dollars running back in early summer portraying Romney as an out of touch, uncaring, rich man and his time at Bain Capital as one in which he took great joy in firing people and destroying businesses paid off in the end.

It is truly a sad day for America and a sad day for American politics.  Don't look for any more candidates running "Morning in America" ads, look instead for the kind of cut throat, slash and burn ads that Bill Clinton so descried and labeled "the Politics of Personal Destruction."

So much for our Great American Republic . . .

EDIT:  By the way.  It appears that many folks wish to place the blame on Governor Chris Christie for embracing Obama in gratitude for his assistance following Hurricane Sandy . . . POPPYCOCK!

 This is a manifestation of an American populace who have collectively decided that dependence on government is preferable to industry and self-reliance. It is a manifestation (inevitable) of 60 years of welfare, Medicare, and Medicaid. It is a manifestation of Pell grants and other forms of middle class welfare. It is a manifestation of our changing demographics in which white, hard-working men and women of faith and traditional lifestyle will no longer determine the direction in which this nation moves . . . and it is the death knell of our Republic.

I wish we conservatives could blame this loss on Chris Christie or some other scape goat, but I fear that we have now crossed our national Rubicon and will not again cross it until we have "enjoyed" the dubious pleasures of Euro-socialism.

May God bless us and have mercy upon us all, for we are all sure to need His help.


Will Malven

In my final pre-election post, I just want to say, "VOTE!"

Voting is the single most precious right we Americans enjoy.  Millions of Americans have given their lives to protect this right.  It is the miracle that most characterizes our nation.

Our Republic--and it is, much to the dismay of many Democrats, a Republic, not a Democracy--depends upon your participation.

Throughout our nation's history, the ability for America to experience a peaceful transition from one administration to the next, no matter how rancorous and hateful the political battle may be, has been the inspiration for millions of people across the world who could only dream of such a system.

This civil transfer of power is the wonder of the world.  Unlike our European friends, unlike those who still live under despots who mandate their citizens vote in a pathetic  and distorted imitation  of our system, we still elect one individual to be our leader.  No parliamentary vote, no sham elections, just each citizen exercising their natural, God-given right to self-determination.

Today Foreign Policy reports that some among the U.N. election observers are still over-awed at our elective process.
Nuri K. Elabbar, head of Libya's national election commission, said, "It's an incredible system.  It's very difficult to transfer this system as it is to any other country. This system is built according to trust and this trust needs a lot of procedures and a lot of education for other countries to adopt it."
[Read the article at the above link]

It is that trust, that confidence that the system, for all its flaws and controversies, will still work that makes our nation unique.

WE ARE AMERICANS.  No matter what our differences, no matter our politics, once every four years we come together and through a series of messy, rancorous, highly charged campaigns choose who will be in our government and which direction that government will take.

It is simply and amazing, awesome process and despite all the histrionics and extreme predictions, we still survive.

As a conservative it is my fervent hope that you will vote for Mitt Romney and that he will, in concert with a Republican majority in Congress, lead us out of our economic doldrums into a real, vigorous recovery, but no matter what the outcome, it all begins with a single individual entering a voting booth and casting his vote for the candidate who most reflects his or her views.

Do I believe that another four years of President Obama would be disastrous for our nation?  Yes, but the alternative--not having this messy process is far more frightening than even a repeat performance of the last four years.

So . . . no matter who you are, no matter what your party affiliation, no matter who you chose to support, "GET UP OFF YOUR ASS AND VOTE!"

If you fail to do so, you lose another of one of our greatest privileges, the right to gripe and complain about who wins.  If you don't vote, then I don't want to hear you whine about who wins.

It's your right and your duty as a citizen. So VOTE!  VOTE!  VOTE!

Vote as if you life depended on it--ultimately it does.


Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

President Obama/EPA On Course To Destroy Coal Industry

Will Malven

Wow!  Win or lose, it appears that the left wing extremists in the Obama Administration have declared all out war on coal miners and the coal industry.  The EPA, with Obama's blessing, have begun an all out push to implement draconian greenhouse gas emissions restrictions designed to destroy the coal industry.

All of you coal miners and power plant workers better listen up.  The new reegulations would cost the American economy about $700 Billion.  Conn Carrol has the story over at The Examiner:

November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation

November 4, 2012 | 11:44 am
Conn Carroll--Senior Editorial Writer

President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.

More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.

[cont'd at link]
If you ever doubted that the inmates are in control of the asylum, this should remove it once and for all. These radical environmental extremists are out to destroy our nation once and for all and in President Obama, they have a friendly, receptive audience who is totally on board with their insane proposals.

Anyone reading this believe these regulations will help solve our economic problems?  Anyone believe the more jobs will be created with these radical regulations--or will it do the exact opposite?

When he was running for President in 2008 Obama promised that he would put coal-fired power plants out of business and his choice for Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, bragged about needing to find a way to increase gasoline prices to over $7.00/gallon.

With this latest effort, no one need hesitate at taking Obama at his word--he has promised to destroy the coal industry and now he and his radical elitists in the EPA have set about doing so.

How many of you plant workers in Ohio are going to be able to afford to drive your own cars to work with gasoline at over $7.00/gallon?  How are you going to heat your houses in the winter and cool them in the summer when electricity rates climb 50-100% with these new regulations.

You voters better think long and hard about the consequences of voting for the most radical leftist ever to occupy the White House, because it will be you, not the wealthy who suffer the most.

Obama can promise to raise taxes all he wants on the wealthy, it won't affect the national debt or our annual deficits to any great degree and you will still be paying the taxes you already pay . . . except now, with these new regulations, you will be paying more at the pump, more at the grocery store, and a whole lot more for you electricity.

I have said it before and I restate it now, if President Obama had set out to destroy our economy and our nation (and I believe that is precisely what his personal agenda is) he could not have done a better job. 

From day one, every move this administration has made has been the opposite of what should have been done.  The results of this, seemingly intentional, systematic destruction will be felt for decades.  If America is to have any chance of not simply surviving, but of returning to being "that shining city on the hill," Obama and his cadre of radical, ivory-towered elites must be turned out of office.

Fortunately, Romney is on course to do just that . . . and in a landslide.

Coal miners and working class citizens WAKE UP!  You are about to lose your livelihoods to these malevolent actors.  This isn't about "man-made global warming."  Even man-made global warming wasn't about stopping global warming, it is and always has been about power.  The power to control your lives--that has ever been the liberals cause.

After all, they know better how you should run your lives than you do . . . right???   LOL!!

Throw the Democrats out and free yourselves from their chains.  Vote Romney/Ryan--vote for freedom.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Romey/Ryan 54 - Obama/Biden 46

[I should note that those are relative percentages and don't account for the other 3-5% of us who are simply loons and will vote 3rd party]

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Romney Landslide: You Read It Here First

Will Malven

Tooting my own horn.

I see that Michael Barone has gone "out on a limb" and declared the race for Mitt Romney.  I just have to laugh at such a "courageous" prediction.  Come on, Michael, "going out on a limb" three whole days before the election?

Now that all of the polls have begun to lean towards Romney and the "battle ground states" include such solidly blue states as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin and now that Romney has a solid lock on Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia (so much so that most polling organizations have pulled up stakes in those states), I'm not certain that "going out on a limb" is an apt description.  It's more like bowing to the inevitable.

I first made a numerical prediction back on August 15th, the day after Artur Davis (Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign Co-Chairman) declared his support for Romney.  My exact words were:
"I'm telling you folks, it ain't even going to be close. Romney by 10%."
Now admittedly, I'm not a professional pundit and my income doesn't depend on my ability to be correct . . . and I also admit that my prediction included a fair amount of hubris and in your face to liberals, but it was also based on the abysmal record of the Obama Administration in handling the economy, the disparity in voter enthusiasm between Republicans and Democrats, and the fact that many of Obama's original supporters had been caught up in "Obamamania."

Apparently for many Americans, the cachet of voting for the first African American president was stronger than their ability see that the man was horribly unqualified to take on the onerous  responsibilities and duties of the American presidency.

It was just another example of the masses allowing their emotions to get the better of their common sense.  Had Obama been a white man with the exact same educational and professional background, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN LAUGHED OFF THE STAGE.

Fast-forward four years, and the bloom is off the rose.  Even among his most ardent supporters, there was a vague feeling of unease, a realization that the man with feet of clay was never a match for the exalted expectations and glowing empty rhetoric that accompanied him.

Sometime reality is a bitter pill to swallow, but to their credit it appears that a good many folks who were caught up in the Obama fantasy last election have snapped back to reality.  Obama's "Hope and Change" campaign of 2008 has declined into a campaign of pettiness and "revenge" voting in 2012.

One might say that Obama's "Hope and Change" has been revealed to be nothing more than False Hope and Failed Change.  Rather than gaining momentum, the economy has been in steady decline for the last three years, with economic growth lower this year than last and last year's growth lower than the year before.

We have fewer people in the workforce than at anytime in the past 30 years, higher unemployment than when Obama took office, and a grotesque national debt that is slowly killing our nation's ability to do the things we need to do.

Since that article in August, I have occasionally been cowed by the constant bombardment of negativity by the MSN (when the "47% story" first broke I backed off my prediction and suggested a 5% margin), but I have never wavered from my belief that Romney would win.

After the first debate, I again reaffirmed my 10% prediction and shortly thereafter I quantified my (slightly narrower) belief even further by predicting the Romney/Ryan 54, Obama/Biden 46 margin that still appears in most of my posts.

Who knows, with all these Johnny-come-lately pundits jumping on the bandwagon, maybe my original estimate was too conservative . . . Romney/Ryan by 20%? LOL!!!   Nah, that would be absurd, but a 11 or 12% margin could be in the offing.

I'm not going there, I'm happy with my 54-46 prediction.  If I'm wrong, well it won't be the first time, but I truly believe that we are in for a historic rejection of this sitting Clown Prince Narcissist in Chief.

Romney/Ryan 54%  Obama/Biden 46% still sounds about right . . . some folks will vote Democrat solely because they are generational Democrats, some will vote for Obama because they just cannot bring themselves to admit they were wrong in 2008 (it's hard to admit you've been conned), some--particularly in the black communities--will vote for Obama just because he's black, and about 25-30% of the American electorate are simple-minded (liberals) and will vote for Obama because they still believe that the same exact socialist principles that have failed everywhere they have been implemented will work (there's no hope for people that deep in denial).

The rest of us, the sane, sober, freedom-loving, free marketers (who still cling to our guns and our Bibles) will vote for Romney.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!