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American Thinker

So the diagnoses are all in — the voting public has lost its collective mind; they’ve all been brainwashed by the media; the welfare class has taken over and is now in charge. The downhill slide has begun, and there’s nothing to stop it. All that awaits us is the fate of Weimar Germany, if not The Road Warrior.

But try taking a look at it from the viewpoint of the average, everyday voter. From the limited point of view of the public, Election 2012 looks at least something like a rational choice. (If a less than admirable one.)

For decades, the Republican Party told the people of this country that once they got in, things would be different. No more wild spending, no more deficits, none of the waste and extravagance that had marked the decades of Democratic rule since the New Deal.

But that was a lie. Because soon after the GOP did get its hands on the purse-strings in taking the House in 1994, it began throwing around change just as wildly as the Dems at their worst. As far as the public could see, a new set of pigs had muscled its way to the trough, and that was all.

Much of this spending was absolute wastage. For instance, Trent Lott, one of the dumbest men ever to run the Senate, arranged for the construction of a billion-dollar helicopter assault ship that the Navy didn’t want and couldn’t even port (lacking the facilities), evidently so that he could watch it being built from his beach house in Mississippi. As we all know, any Democrat can pull this kind of thing once a week and never have it mentioned in the old media. But Republicans being, of course, a different story, the media made damn sure that the public heard all about Trent’s pet ship. …and there are plenty of other examples.

Were there any Republicans who didn’t play this game? Sure; there’s Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin and… Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin. (Actually, there were a number of others, not including such figures as the recent presidential candidates Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Santorum.)

George W. Bush is commonly blamed for all this, but his guilt is strictly limited. He only showed up for the last half of the orgy and his crime was limited to failing to put a stop to things.

 

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  1. cfm990

    November 10th, 2012

    Yeppers! Rinos are breeding faster than roaches. Unfortunately, “we the people” are breeding them. Corruption in politics has always been supported from within. If my guy says it’s good, must be good.

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  2. Houston

    November 10th, 2012

    I wish I could argue, but I can’t. We have been had time and time again.

    The more reports of voter fraud I see, however, I believe this could be the last time.

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  3. Xavier

    November 10th, 2012

    I just read in the paper that here in WV the Libertarians got enough votes to be put on the ballot for the first time since ’96.

    I’m not necessarily glad about that but when I haven’t really been (happy? enthusiastic? pleased?) about voting straight GOP since 1980, another option might be worth considering.

    All this high level political philosophizing I’m reading makes my brain feel like Novocained green jello. Big tent this and demographics that. All I want is an honest candidate who reflects at least some of my values and is willing to abide by the Constitution. I’m not asking for perfection, just an acceptable level of competence and decency. Otherwise I’m going to go kick the tires on the L-model. Is anybody listening?

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  4. Houston

    November 10th, 2012

    Can’t argue Xavier. I wouldn’t consider 3rd party this year because Obama is a menace. It is time for more choice.

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  5. Anonymous

    November 10th, 2012

    Leave the masochism, concern-trolling, and self-criticism for the leftists. Another option is to consider the presidential election result as completely fraudulent and take it from there.

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  6. Left Coast Dan

    November 10th, 2012

    The key is always in the primaries. That is where GOP has the opportunity to select candidates who will make the right choices for our country. That means not selecting people like Romney, whose business savvy was overwhelmed by his Romneycare and flip-flopping, and also those like Akin, who make the GOP look like a bunch of ignorant abortion fanatics.

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  7. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    If we ever get to vote again, I too am ready for something more reliable. Have voted for non-partisan Biblical values all my life except for the 1st. time when I foolishly voted democrat. But I was still a teenager, so I forgive myself for that Carterized mistake. At least I didn’t vote for commie bigears dumbass liar.

    If they don’t make a new party we can start one right here. Call it the Freedom Party of Armed Citizens.

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  8. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    @Left Coast Dan

    I voted for Newt in the primaries. He knows his shit. The voters apparently don’t.

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  9. Houston

    November 10th, 2012

    You raise a good point Dan. I have been frustrated because living in Texas I have had no opportunity to vote in the primaries. By the time it gets here the fat lady has sung.

    I would really like an opportunity to voice my opinion. The primary process is too long and spread out. If we had one set day everyone could have there say equally.

    My two cents.

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  10. citizenjane

    November 10th, 2012

    The election was stolen. We can argue about this or that policy–we didn’t get the Hispanic vote, blah, blah, blah.

    If we don’t close the effin’ borders, stop entitlements– it’s over.

    Blame here, blame there. The voters were there. They were as fed up as all of us.

    I’m sick of all the ‘what did we do wrong.’

    Bullshit. We’ve been had once again.

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  11. Xavier

    November 10th, 2012

    @Left Coast Dan

    Yeah those primaries went pretty well for the one man who could have beaten Barry. The MSM loved doing the GOP’s dirty work taking out Cain.

    If you’re not in lockstep with the machine you’re not going to win the Primaries. Everyone knew Romney would be the candidate before the first debate began. It’s all theater.

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  12. Houston

    November 10th, 2012

    @Xavier I noticed during the primaries that every candidate who had a backbone, stance or charisma had something dug out of their closet and they were drummed out. Nothing ever came up on Romney.

    Romney is the man Obama wanted to go up against. He was chosen and the media was a tool to line up the fight the way Obama’s handlers wanted it.

    To Jane’s point, we’ve been had. I sincerely believe we were hoodwinked. The UN “Observers” were there to add extra validity to how “Fair” our elections were.

    We’ll see what the next few weeks bring. I think things are going to get rather interesting.

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  13. citizenjane

    November 10th, 2012

    Thanks, Houston. I’m a Houston girl. Transplanted there from a farm about 90 minutes away.

    Enough already about what we didn’t do.

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  14. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    Specific to the story, I think the American Thinker has a brain cramp going on.

    Barry got 47% of he white vote, 69 % of the Jewish vote, about the same of the Catholic vote, the majority of the under 24 vote, and I guess all the women, Shrewd. I can guarantee you, none of these demographics were thinking right before they voted, hey ya know, that Trent Lott was an asshole.

    As conservatives, next time around we need to stick to conservative economic, and Foreign Policy issues and stop talking about social and moral issues. They turn it against us every time.

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  15. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    Oh yea, and if the Evangelicals, who apparently did not vote fro Mitt because he was Mormon, but by all means keep the freaken muzzy in power, aren’t smart enough to shut the fuck up and vote for the conservative, then they are part of the problem.

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  16. Rick

    November 10th, 2012

    “The more reports of voter fraud I see, however, I believe this could be the last time.”

    Sadly Houston, this story won’t be remembered past New Year’s, let alone the next election.

    If there IS a next election.

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  17. karen stevens

    November 11th, 2012

    Big tent this and demographics that.

    someone’s posted on here that it’s the dems in the repub party

    doesn’t it go back to skousen’s 45 goals of the communist agenda:: gain control of one or both of the political parties?

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  18. dissident

    November 11th, 2012

    Let the libertarian wing of the party take the wheel.

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  19. pissedpatriot30

    November 11th, 2012

    F this whole 2 party dominant system!!! Who the fuk said it ALWAYS had to be EITHER dem or rep!? You’re ALL brainwashed!!!!!!!!

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  20. Billy Fuster

    November 11th, 2012

    Where’s Ron Paul when you need him?

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  21. Jerry Manderin

    November 11th, 2012

    Boehner NEEDS to be tossed out on his crying ass along with that useless Cantor.

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  22. Jerry Manderin

    November 11th, 2012

    Again. I called Karl Rove a “great ally” on election night here because he gave me hope about Ohio and wasn’t giving up so easily. I apologize for my poor choice of words under such diress.

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  23. Mz McHorsey

    November 12th, 2012

    The GOP is dead…..stillborn off the floor of the last election. I hope the old Goats running the GOP realize they are leading a group of less than 10% of the voters going forward….may they ROT….. They killed off all the candidates with that everlasting primary, and had chosed Mitt as their ONE, with O’s approval. So now we all drift to another party (if there ever is another election)! When what replaces our Constitution by O is in place….we all lose.Never be the same America again.

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