America, you blew it, big-time!

Democratic party prankster Dick Tuck once ran for political office, and was soundly defeated. Asked by the press for a concession statement, Tuck said, “The people have spoken — the bastards!”

The American people spoke yesterday, giving another four-year term to Barack Obama as president of the United States. He was not qualified for president when they elected him four years ago. He did not deserve a second term. But he managed to sneak back in, fooling enough of the people enough of the time to get a slim majority to vote for him. I wouldn’t use Tuck’s word to describe those who did; I think “fools” would be more appropriate.

“Ain’t I somethin’? Mmm, mmm, mmm!”

Of course, Obama and the Democrats didn’t pull the sneaky-peeky all by themselves. The mainstream media did all they could to help him back in. They have been in love with Obama since he gave a wowser of a nomination speech at their party convention in 2004. Their legs have been tingling ever since whenever they even hear the mention of his hallowed name. I might add that Barack Obama appears to totally agree with their regard for his mightiness. Look at the photo of him which accompanies this article. He looks to me like a haughty, prideful race horse which has just won the Kentucky Derby and is thoroughly enjoying having the press snap numerous photos of him. Notice, too, how the media like to photograph Obama from a slightly lower level, to try to make him look 10 feet tall. Oh, I forgot; they think he actually IS 10 feet tall.

The media — excepting Fox News — gave short shrift to the shameful Benghazi incident in which a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were murdered by Muslim terrorists while Obama and his White House did nothing to stop them. Forget Obama’s lines about “we’re still investigating” and “the people responsible will be made to pay.” That was pre-election B.S., designed to placate the media, of which most elements were more than happy to be placated and to turn away.

Don’t look for much else to happen with that now that Obama is safely re-elected. That is, unless the Republicans who still control the House of Representatives show more courage than I expect they will, and actually continue to push hard for subpoenaes of administration officials and a full-scale investigation. It could actually lead to articles of impeachment being filed against the Mulatto Messiah. But I doubt that will happen, as the fiscal cliff looms before us, and the two parties must now, at five minutes to midnight, actually get serious about dealing with our $16 trillion, some-odd billion national debt, and with income tax rates which are scheduled by law to go back up to Clinton-era levels Jan. 1, if no action is taken by Congress and the president. Deal with looming national bankruptcy first, boys. But don’t forget executive malfeasance, either.

Of course, the mainstream media aren’t likely to pursue Benghazigate with anything like the fervor that they pursued Watergate during the Nixon administration in the 1970s. They’ve let Obama get away, for four years, with concealing his college transcripts, plus certain other information about his murky early life. But they were all in a sweat because Mitt Romney, the ill-fated Republican candidate whom Obama defeated, wouldn’t release 10 full years of his tax returns so they could pick over them and try to find “gotcha” elements with which to smear him.

Romney deserved better than that. Politics aside, he is an eminently decent man who has been highly successful on his own in life, despite coming from a moderately wealthy family.  He appears to be an excellent husband, father and grandfather, as well as a pillar of his Mormon faith. He also didn’t deserve the major league smear job that Obama’s campaign did on him via negative TV ads, especially in Ohio, over the past several months. But the trashing they gave him probably turned just enough votes Obama’s way to enable him to grab the (tarnished) brass ring one more time. After all, many people just believe the stuff they hear in negative political ads, without bothering to check the facts for themselves.

Of course, the Republicans hurt their own cause in a number of ways, too. Hard-fought primaries always leave the ultimate winner vulnerable to attacks from the opposing party in the general election, and the GOP primaries were often no-holds-barred. The GOP had to defend only 10 Senate seats this year, as opposed to 23 that the Democrats had up for grabs, and yet the Republicans managed to come up about two seats shy of what they held before the election.

Two losses, in Missouri and Indiana, can be attributed to Republican candidates being tripped up — again — by debate questions about rape and abortion.  Hello! When those interviewers or debate moderators start asking questions about contraception, or abortion, or rape, or all three, don’t you GOP campaign honchos realize that they’re just trying to trick your candidates into making statements that can be spun by the Democrats as “anti-woman”? How many times does it have to happen before you catch on to that ploy? The GOP needs to work out a standard answer to such questions, print out a number of copies, and give one to each Republican congressional and Senate candidate next election. And try to make sure they stick to what the prepared answer says.

So the American people have spoken, during a period of persistently high unemployment, turmoil in the Middle East that is worse than it was four years ago, doubts about America’s standing as the world’s super power, and a dozen other things, by re-electing the president, and keeping the Senate and House in the hands of the same parties which have held them during a good part of the development of  this mess. Doesn’t make a lot of sense, but then, does politics ever?

Barack Obama is riding high now, in the eyes of his followers and the mainstream media. But “His Uppityness,” as I like to think of him, may find the path becoming rocky again soon. There are a whole host of unresolved problems which have been kicked down the road for years. He, and the Congress, are going to have to confront them, and very soon, or we are headed for a REAL crash, probably similar to those that Greece and other European countries are going through right now. We’re just a year or two behind them. Hold onto your hats. And also your wallets, as it now appears that Obamacare will go fully into effect.

So, celebrate your victory, Mr. President. But remember that the Bible says, “Pride cometh before a fall.” Don’t get that nose too high up in the air.

As to my own personal feelings, I’ve considered myself a Democrat my entire voting life. But from now on, you can call me “independent.” I’m disgusted and fed up with both parties. I’ve gone my own way all my life (look at the Robert Frost quote at the top of my home page). Now I’ll be doing that politically, as well.



9 comments for “America, you blew it, big-time!

  1. melvin zollman
    November 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you for saying what so many of us (honest taxpayers) are thinking! What a dismal turn of events. I am thoroughly sick at heart! How sad for America. I wonder if we will ever recover?

  2. November 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I think the time will come when Obama will wish that he lost this election.

    The Republicans have got to find a way to bypass the mainstream media. By now they should have learned that the MSM will never present their ideas and policies honestly and the less they deal with them the better.

  3. November 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    another excellent article old corporal, you hit the nail squarily on the head. the next
    four years will determine obama’s legacy, good or bad. of course in the eye of the main stream media (MSM), it will be anything but reality. hurricane sandy is a good comparison of reality in the eye of the MSM. report after report shows fema, governor’s, mayor’s. politicians etc.,patting themselves on their back for the excellent job they are doing, but the opposite is true when the affected residents are interviewed. resident after resident has said the same thing.they have not seen any relief workers but they have seen plenty of looters. can you imagine if bush would have been in charge and what the MSM would have said?

    old corporal, in your article above you mention that romney “has been highly successful on
    his qwn in life, despite coming from a moderately wealthy family”, but it was never reported
    what he did with his family’s inheritance. he donated 100% to charity, what a class act.

    can anyone thing of why obama has continually refused to release his college records. could
    it poor grades, bad attendance, flunked a course, took an off the wall course or something
    else? some day we will find out, but my money is on that he attended college on a foreign
    student scholarship.

    readers, have you considered a small donation to old corporal for his excellent articles?

  4. November 9, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks, Old Seabee, for your comments. Yes, a contribution of a few bucks here and there would be greatly appreciated! Glad you mentioned it to the other readers.

  5. Dan Hoffman
    November 10, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Sorry guys. White folks had 70% of the electorate. Hispanics 16% and African Americans 10%. The problem is simple math. White america’s demographic is diminishing 4% every 4 year election cycle. The Republican Party managed to tick off women, Hispanics and African Americans and simply couldn’t scare enough old white guys to make the old formula work.

    It is a new morning in America. Like or not you woke up in a different country. You have a simple choice. You could accept reality and work with folks to make this a better place or you could go and sulk and complain and we can all fail. Either way the rest of us are moving on.

    • November 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      “Old White guys,” huh, Dan? You liberals have the idea firmly fixed in your minds that “old White guys” are the only ones who still vote Republican. And yet the GOP manages to win more than its share of elections — it just didn’t win this one, because too many Republicans said, “Aw, I don’t like either one of them,” and stayed home, while the Democrats were hauling busloads of urban bottom-feeders to the polls. If it is a “new morning in America,” do you think that’s automatically a good thing? Do you think being a liberal Democrat will give you a pass when you’re part of a White — and hated — minority in this country? You mentioned about “accepting reality.” Don’t forget those lines from Dylan Thomas: “Do not go gently into that good night; rage, rage against the dying of the light!”

      • Dan Hoffman
        November 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm


        I am simply making an observation. The math is undeniable. Argumentum ad hominem isn’t going to change it. My response was not meant to be an argument for or against white people. The Republican party has persued policies that are not supportive of Latinos, African Americans, or women. They are now reaping what was sowed, While they retained the House, their majority suffered somewhat and I haven’t see the state races but I expect they continue to remain the same partly because the Republicans drew the majority of districts in 2010. I think that will change over time.

        I have worked outside of Jefferson County for several years among the Latinos, African Americans, homosexuals and yes, white people. I have over the years found that when one treats people with dignity and respect one often has the same in return. Sure, there are racists African Americans to be sure. However, most people from different races and backgrounds have treated me with respect. I don’t fear becoming more racially diverse, I welcome it.

        The nativist always sows fear in us with their cries of “us” being treated badly by the new “them”. It seems to me their cries were often exaggerated. I welcome anyone who wants to come to this country and work hard and build us up. I do not fear change.

        Wayne, I refuse to attack you personally for your views. Every person is entitled to their own and I can not claim to be one who looks for middle ground and attack positions that I feel are wrong who feel strongly. In a democracy we much change minds with words and logic not emotional attacks. Indeed, I have often enjoyed our conversations and hope to continue to in the future. While I disagree with your position I still respect your opinion.

  6. Charlene Abel
    November 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Thanks, Dan Hoffman, for a sensible response. Wayne, you’d probably fit easily into the American Third Position Party, or the like. They would soothe your troubled white soul. I’m glad you will no longer identify yourself as Democratic

    • November 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      I’m always amazed, Charlene, by people like you who make such wise cracks directed at people like me concerning race. Go look in the mirror, Charlene; you’re Caucasian, just like me. You think “race doesn’t matter”? Tell that to the non-Whites when they become a majority in this country. As you and I are the same age, we probably won’t live to face becoming a hated minority in our own country, but, yes, race DOES matter.

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