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The Politicians We Have Chosen Reflect Who We Are As A Nation

The American people have spoken.  It is estimated that approximately 6 billion dollars was spent on political campaigns in 2012, and we ended up exactly in the same place that we were before.  Barack Obama is still in the White House, the Democrats still have solid control of the U.S. Senate and the Republicans still have solid control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Clearly, the American people want more of the same, and that is really bad news.  The path that we have been on will only lead to unprecedented disaster, and now it is abundantly clear that there are not going to be any solutions to our problems on the national level.  Not that things would be that much different if we reversed things and gave Republicans control of the White House and the Senate and we gave Democrats control of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Over the past several decades, nothing has really seemed to get any better no matter what faces we have sent to Washington.  But this time there is really a feeling of "finality" to things.  The American people have made their choices, and those choices are going to have consequences.  There is no turning back now.  The politicians that we have chosen reflect who we are as a nation.  It is not just our leaders that have turned their backs on the U.S. Constitution and on the principles that this country was founded upon - the truth is that the majority of the American people have rejected them.  We have willingly chosen our destiny, and there are no more excuses.

What Barack Obama has pulled off is absolutely mind blowing.  First of all, I must acknowledge that the Obama campaign had the best "ground game" in the history of American politics.  Their ability to deliver their voters to the polls was absolutely amazing.  Yes, the election was close, but I thought it would be much closer.  The Obama "ground game" made a significant difference.

Having said that, it says a lot about who we are as a nation that the American people would willingly send Barack Obama back to the White House for a second term.  You could almost excuse the American people for having the wool pulled over their eyes the first time, but at this point American voters have had four years to evaluate Barack Obama and learn what he is all about.

Barack Obama, like many of our politicians, is a con man.  He just doesn't have a few skeletons in his closet - he has a whole army of them.  Over the course of two presidential campaigns he has refused to release his school records, there are very serious irregularities concerning his Social Security number, and he has managed to keep vast stretches of his past a total secret to the American people.  Anyone applying for a decent job or trying to get into a decent school would have been required to disclose more background information than Barack Obama has revealed to the American people.  What Obama has pulled off is completely and totally absurd.  I truly believe that Barack Obama will someday be regarded as one of the greatest con men of all time.

But even setting all of that aside, the outrageous things that Barack Obama has publicly said and done should be more than enough for every American that loves the U.S. Constitution to reject him.  The truth is that no American should have ever cast a single vote for him for any political office under any circumstances.

And yet now he is headed for a second term in the White House, and now he will feel absolutely no accountability to the voters since he will not be running in 2016.  He can do whatever he wants over the next four years, and nobody can do anything about it.

Not that Mitt Romney would have been much different.  Out of all of the Republican candidates, the Republicans selected the candidate that was most similar to Barack Obama.  During primary season, in many of my articles I pleaded with the Republicans not to choose Mitt Romney.  I warned that large numbers of very conservative voters would refuse to support him in the general election.  I was horrified by how Romney treated Ron Paul and his supporters during the primaries.  It turns out that Romney desperately could have used their help in swing states that Romney barely lost like Ohio, Virginia and Florida.

In the end, Mitt Romney ran one of the most inept campaigns in modern American political history.  Except for his one brief shining moment during the first debate, Romney just seemed to keep falling flat on his face over and over.  He seemed to have absolutely no idea how to attack Obama's track record, and he kept shifting positions every five minutes.  To be honest, his campaign was an embarrassment to the Republican Party.

I know that a lot of Republicans are mourning today, but things would not have been much different under a Romney administration.  Romney was perhaps the most liberal candidate the Republicans have ever nominated for president, and Obama and Romney were perhaps the two most similar candidates that we have ever seen run against each other on the national stage.

The fact that the Republicans picked Mitt Romney says a whole lot about the Republican Party just like the fact that the Democrats picked Barack Obama says a whole lot about who they are.

But let us not overlook the other choices that the American people made yesterday either.

The U.S. Senate has been an abysmal failure for years, and yet the American people just keep voting for more of the same.

If you can believe it, the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget in over 1,200 days.

In fact, the last time the U.S. Senate passed a budget, there was no such thing as an iPad.

But not only did the American people allow Democrats to keep control of the U.S. Senate, the Democrats actually gained a couple of extra seats, and several of the newly elected Senators are extremely liberal.

And keep in mind that all of the new Senators that were elected yesterday will not be up for re-election until 2018.

That is very frightening to think about.

The funny thing is that the American people also gave the Republicans very firm control of the U.S. House of Representatives once again.  It is almost as if they were saying that they want things to remain exactly the same as they are right now.

So we can definitely expect more gridlock in Washington.  And perhaps that is a small piece of good news to come out of all this.

If we can get our politicians fighting with each other so much that they can't get anything done, perhaps they will have less of a chance of messing this country up even worse than it already is.

This election season was the last, best chance that the American people had to bring about changes on the national level.  Unfortunately, the Republicans, the Democrats and the American people all failed miserably in this regard.

As far as the economy is concerned (after all, this is a column about economics), we will continue to steamroll toward collapse at record speed.  It is now glaringly obvious that there will be no political solutions to our problems on the national level.

So you better brace for impact, because a crash is coming.

And I think we just got a preview of coming attractions.  The Dow was down by more than 300 points on Wednesday.

I wish that I could be more optimistic, but the truth is that there is no hope on the horizon on the national level.  The American people have spoken, and they have made their choices.

Now we all get to pay the price.

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  • de Malfosse

    “We”?

    What’s this “We”?

    The takers now outnumber the producers.

  • jojo

    Looks like General David Trotsky Patraeus is done for. Let the purges begin anew

  • SD Mule

    MAD Max,
    On your most recent comment,I would agree with you 100%.

    How can anyone be a member of either major political party in America at this point in our history? Have you not eyes with which to see? Have you not a brain with which to reason? Perhaps the puppets are not the politicians, but those who respond to the media programming in such a way as to make Pavlov want to beat his dog!

  • El Pollo de Oro

    I didn’t call this joke of an election when I predicted a 2-3% victory for Mitt “Wall Street” Romney. It was actually a 2% win for Barack “Goldman Sachs” Obama. I was wrong. But I did predict a 50-state victory for The War Party, and sure enough, The War Party will continue to rule The Banana Republic of America (formerly Gli Stati Uniti) as we slide deeper and deeper into the corporate/fascist Third World abyss. Many Democraps are dancing with joy, while Republi-cons are saying ridiculous things like, “Boo hoo hoo. We lost our country. The socialists have won.” No, this isn’t “socialism.” Try fascism. The merger of state and corporate power, as Gerald Celente so eloquently points out, is called fascism. This isn’t “socialism,” “communism” or “Marxism” any more than it is “capitalism,” “free enterprise” or “rugged individualism.” This is raw, naked, vicious, jackbooted fascism, also known as corporatism (as defined by none other than Mussolini himself). And regardless of whether the Democrap or Republi-con wing of the War Party won during this farce of an election, the BRA’s fate had already been sealed long ago—sealed with the bailouts of Wall Street and the banksters, sealed with NAFTA (No American Factories Taking Applications), sealed with the poison of globalism, sealed with oursourcing. A Texan by the name of Ross Perot tried to warn us and globalism back in 1992 and 1993, but Americans didn’t listen. So the noose was placed around our necks, and that noose will only grow tighter and tighter regardless of which wing of the War Party is in power and has the authority to stomp us bloody.

    “The War Party has two wings: the Democrats and the Republicans. All others are outsiders, whose ability to storm the gates is ‘legally’ restricted by a nearly impassable series of bureaucratic obstacles designed to keep them out while still maintaining the ‘democratic’ illusion, i.e. the phony two-party system, which is in reality a single entity.” —Justin Raimondo, AntiWar.com

    “The policies of George W. Bush have been assiduously carried out, for the large part, by Barack Obama. Even figures like Dick Cheney have confirmed this.”—Chris Hedges

    “All the themes of incipient fascism are present, to some degree, in our present-day political culture: the fear of the Other, the need for a (powerless) scapegoat, including the theme of expansionism. ”—Justin Raimondo, AntiWar.com

    “It is easier for a political party to attain national ballot status in Russia today than it is for the Libertarian Party or the Green Party to get on the ballot in, say, Pennsylvania.”—Justin Raimondo, AntiWar.com

    “When the President spoke of voting as ‘revenge’ the other day, the wimpish girlish Republicans immediately started up a chorus of whining—one reason why they’re such losers, and why they deserve to lose.”—Justin Raimondo, AntiWar.com

    “Voting for the ‘lesser evil’—or failing to vote at all—is part of the corporate agenda to crush what is left of our anemic democracy. And those who continue to participate in the vaudeville of a two-party process, who refuse to confront in every way possible the structures of corporate power, assure our mutual destruction.”—Chris Hedges

    “You can sum up what has killed capitalism in four words: too big to fail.” —Gerald Celente

    “They call it campaign financing. That’s White Shoe Boy language for bribes and payoffs.” —Gerald Celente

    “Institutions like Goldman Sachs are criminal enterprises.”—Chris Hedges

    “The United States has collapsed economically, socially, politically, legally, constitutionally, and environmentally.”—Paul Craig Roberts

    “You’re wasting your vote if you vote for a Democrat or Republican.”—Jesse “The Body” Ventura

    “Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are in shambles now. These two parties could care less about those documents.” —Jesse The Body” Ventura

    “Truth is treason in the empire of lies.”—Ron Paul

    “Los Estados Unidos has turned into a banana republic, a fascist banana republic. That’s what’s happened to America. I’m not making this up. The facts are there for anyone who cares to look at them.” —Gerald Celente

    “Look at this guy Akin saying that if you get raped, you’re not gonna have a baby. I mean, come on with this stuff. Look at the quality of people who are running this country. I’m sick of it. I’ve had it.”—Gerald Celente

    “George Orwell would be shocked if he saw what was happening. It’s far greater than he could have ever imagined.”—Gerald Celente

    “A decade ago, the Bush regime demonstrated that it could over-ride US statutory law, the US Constitution, and the constitutional separation of powers in order to concentrate unaccountable power in the office of the president. The Democrats, when they gained control of Congress in the mid-term elections, did nothing about the unprecedented legal and constitutional crimes of George W. Bush. The Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives, who could easily have impeached George W. Bush for his obvious crimes against US law and the US Constitution, announced that impeachment is off the table.’ Money was more important to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi than the rule of law.”—Paul Craig Roberts

    “The Nuremberg Trials of Germans after World War II established that naked aggression is a war crime. Naked aggression, renamed by Washington, ‘preemptive war,’ has become the operative principle of US foreign policy.”—Paul Craig Roberts

    “One of the engines of spending is militarism and empire, and (Obama) enhanced it.”—Ron Paul

    “These globalists hate humanity and enjoy ugliness and pain and raw power. They love raw power so much.”—Alex Jones

    “Iceland didn’t bail out the banks. They bailed out the people.”—Gerald Celente

    “Americans like to believe that the rest of the world looks up to us, but the truth is that the rest of the world is laughing at us.”—Michael T. Snyder

    “The concentration of wealth and power in the US today is far beyond anything my graduate economic professors could image in the 1960s.”—Paul Craig Roberts

    “We are well on our way to seeing our great country move toward an oligarchic form of government, where virtually all economic and political power rest with a handful of very wealthy families.”—Bernie Sanders

    “Whereas the conservative middle class once cheered the circumscribing of the federal government, it now celebrates power and adores the central state, particularly its military wing.”—Lew Rockwell

    “For many, the American Dream became a nightmare long ago. It’s little wonder that Americans are afraid and angry.”—Michael Fumento

    “The New York Fed is one of the linchpin crime syndicate hubs. Timothy Geithner comes out of that crime syndicate.”—Max Keiser

    Benvenuti, americani, al fascismo. Benvenuti, americani, alla Italia di Benito Mussolini, Il Duce. Questo paese é divenuto un paese fascisto. The ghosts of Il Duce, Franco, Pinochet, Juan Maria Borderberry and other fascistsi are smiling because the BRA is now a banana republic on so many levels. And the Democraps and Republi-cons are both complicit in this Orwellian criminality.

    Che dio ci aiuti. In other words, God help The Banana Republic of America, land of the corrupt and home of the desperate.

    • onething

      This is your best post ever.

    • Gay Veteran

      great comments as usual El Pollo de Oro

      too bad so many people crying over Romney (and cheering Obama) do not have a clue!

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Gay Veteran: Gracias, jefe! I have to admit that The Presidential Reality Show, as Gerald Celente calls it, is entertaining in a slapstick Three Stooges/Snookie kinda way. It’s fun to watch the asshole Republi-Cons crawling around on the floor in agony (couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys) and the Democraps gloating and kicking them in the gut when they’re down. Here in Philadelphia (which hasn’t elected a GOP mayor since the 1950s), people are jumping up and down and acting like the Phils just won the World Series, the Eagles just won the Superbowl and Philadelphia Union just defeated Real Madrid, FC Barca or AC Milan 6 goals to zero. OK, let them have their sugar high. But as Michael T. Snyder often reports on this blog, Alex Jones often reports on Infowars and Gerald Celente often reports in his Trends Journal, the problems facing The Banana Republic of America and other UN-developing countries run very deep. The BRA’s appointment with the Grim Reaper will go ahead as scheduled. God help us.

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    HERE IT COMES ARE YOU READY!!So what, exactly, makes up the fiscal cliff?
    Automatic spending cuts
    Since Congress failed last year to reach a bipartisan debt-reduction deal, the Budget Control Act requires automatic spending cuts to commence on Jan. 2 that will amount to $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years.
    Defense: $55 billion will be cut in 2013 from projected levels of discretionary defense spending. That translates into at least a 10% cut to every program, project and activity that’s not explicitly exempt.
    Nondefense: $55 billion will be cut from projected levels of nondefense spending, which includes things like education, food inspections and air travel safety. Budget experts estimate the cuts will result in at least an 8% cut to programs, projects and activities.
    Bush tax cuts
    The Bush tax cuts, the eternal partisan trip-wire, are set to expire Dec. 31. And as a result:
    Income tax rates: Rise to 15%, 28%, 31%, 36% and 39.6%, up from 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33% and 35%.
    Capital gains rate: Rises to 20% from 15% for most filers.
    Qualified dividend rate: Rises to one’s top income tax rate, up from 15% for most filers.
    PEP/Pease limitations: Restored. High-income households may not be able to take some itemized deductions and personal exemptions in full.
    Child tax credit: Falls to $500 per child from $1,000. The refundable portion also reduced.
    American Opportunity Tax Credit: Expires. The lesser value HOPE tax credit for college tuition is reinstated. Several smaller education tax benefits also expire.
    Earned Income Tax Credit: Expansion of eligibility for the credit expires.
    Marriage penalty relief: Expires. Effectively that means a low- or middle-income two-earner couple will owe more to the IRS than they would if they were single making the same income.
    Estate tax: Parameters revert to pre-2001 levels. The exemption level falls to $1 million from $5 million; and the top tax rate on taxable estates rises to 55%, up from 35%.

    AMT patch
    Expired already for 2012. Income exempt from the Alternative Minimum Tax in 2012 — for which taxpayers will file returns next year — falls to $33,750 for individuals and $45,000 for married couples. That’s down from $50,600 and $78,750, respectively, if the exemption amounts had been adjusted for inflation.
    As a result more than 30 million people will be hit by the so-called “wealth” tax, up from 4 million to date.
    Payroll tax holiday
    Expires. The Social Security tax rate reverts to 6.2%, up from 4.2%, on the first $110,100 in wages. Effectively, someone making $50,000 will pay another $1,000 in payroll taxes next year.
    Unemployment benefits extension
    The federal extension expires. That means workers who lose their jobs after July 1, 2012, will only receive up to 26 weeks in state unemployment benefits, down from as many as 99 weeks in state and federal benefits that had been available until recently.
    By one estimate, more than 2 million claimants will lose their benefits by January.
    Tax extenders
    A host of smaller individual and business tax breaks will have expired. A bipartisan bill from the Senate Finance Committee proposes to extend many of them, but it has not passed the Senate or House yet.
    Medicare doc fix
    Expires. Medicare payment rates for physician services drops by 27%.
    Other
    Some budget experts count as part of the fiscal cliff the onset of a new Medicare surtax on high-income households under health reform.
    But unlike the other fiscal cliff tax provisions, the new tax was not written into law as a wink-wink “temporary” provision. It is, however, included to reflect the magnitude of tax increases set to take effect simultaneously in 2013.
    A 0.9% surtax will apply to wages on earned income over $200,000 ($250,000 if married). That’s on top of the 1.45% Medicare currently owed on all wages. Those making between $200,000 and $500,000, for instance, will only pay about $633 extra while households making $1 million or more would pay another $11,242.
    A 3.8% Medicare surtax will also apply for the first time to at least a portion of high-income households’ investment income.NOW I KNOW WHY I CANT SLEEP OR IS IT SOME THING BIGGER???

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    I SEE LAYOFFS COMING!!So what, exactly, makes up the fiscal cliff?
    Automatic spending cuts
    Since Congress failed last year to reach a bipartisan debt-reduction deal, the Budget Control Act requires automatic spending cuts to commence on Jan. 2 that will amount to $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years.
    Defense: $55 billion will be cut in 2013 from projected levels of discretionary defense spending. That translates into at least a 10% cut to every program, project and activity that’s not explicitly exempt.
    Nondefense: $55 billion will be cut from projected levels of nondefense spending, which includes things like education, food inspections and air travel safety. Budget experts estimate the cuts will result in at least an 8% cut to programs, projects and activities.
    Bush tax cuts
    The Bush tax cuts, the eternal partisan trip-wire, are set to expire Dec. 31. And as a result:
    Income tax rates: Rise to 15%, 28%, 31%, 36% and 39.6%, up from 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33% and 35%.
    Capital gains rate: Rises to 20% from 15% for most filers.
    Qualified dividend rate: Rises to one’s top income tax rate, up from 15% for most filers.
    PEP/Pease limitations: Restored. High-income households may not be able to take some itemized deductions and personal exemptions in full.
    Child tax credit: Falls to $500 per child from $1,000. The refundable portion also reduced.
    American Opportunity Tax Credit: Expires. The lesser value HOPE tax credit for college tuition is reinstated. Several smaller education tax benefits also expire.
    Earned Income Tax Credit: Expansion of eligibility for the credit expires.
    Marriage penalty relief: Expires. Effectively that means a low- or middle-income two-earner couple will owe more to the IRS than they would if they were single making the same income.
    Estate tax: Parameters revert to pre-2001 levels. The exemption level falls to $1 million from $5 million; and the top tax rate on taxable estates rises to 55%, up from 35%.

    AMT patch
    Expired already for 2012. Income exempt from the Alternative Minimum Tax in 2012 — for which taxpayers will file returns next year — falls to $33,750 for individuals and $45,000 for married couples. That’s down from $50,600 and $78,750, respectively, if the exemption amounts had been adjusted for inflation.
    As a result more than 30 million people will be hit by the so-called “wealth” tax, up from 4 million to date.
    Payroll tax holiday
    Expires. The Social Security tax rate reverts to 6.2%, up from 4.2%, on the first $110,100 in wages. Effectively, someone making $50,000 will pay another $1,000 in payroll taxes next year.
    Unemployment benefits extension
    The federal extension expires. That means workers who lose their jobs after July 1, 2012, will only receive up to 26 weeks in state unemployment benefits, down from as many as 99 weeks in state and federal benefits that had been available until recently.
    By one estimate, more than 2 million claimants will lose their benefits by January.
    Tax extenders
    A host of smaller individual and business tax breaks will have expired. A bipartisan bill from the Senate Finance Committee proposes to extend many of them, but it has not passed the Senate or House yet.
    Medicare doc fix
    Expires. Medicare payment rates for physician services drops by 27%.
    Other
    Some budget experts count as part of the fiscal cliff the onset of a new Medicare surtax on high-income households under health reform.
    But unlike the other fiscal cliff tax provisions, the new tax was not written into law as a wink-wink “temporary” provision. It is, however, included to reflect the magnitude of tax increases set to take effect simultaneously in 2013.
    A 0.9% surtax will apply to wages on earned income over $200,000 ($250,000 if married). That’s on top of the 1.45% Medicare currently owed on all wages. Those making between $200,000 and $500,000, for instance, will only pay about $633 extra while households making $1 million or more would pay another $11,242.
    A 3.8% Medicare surtax will also apply for the first time to at least a portion of high-income households’ investment income. 16 TRILLION!!THE DERIVATIVES THE EUROPEAN MESS. LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT BABALON FALLS IN ONE HOUR!! OVER 6 BILLION CELL PHONES IN THE WORLD WE HAVE BECOME ONE LANGUAGE AGAIN.MY GIRL FREINDS DROID IS FASTER THAN MY BIG DESKTOP WTH??CAN YOU SEE WHAT IS COMING?”Now the whole earth had one language and few words. And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.’ And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, ‘Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.’ Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:1-9)

    “Babel” is composed of two words, “bab” meaning “gate” and “el,” “god.” Hence, “the gate of god.” A related word in Hebrew, “balal” means “confusion.”

    Nimrod probably began to build his cities within a hundred years of the Flood. The confusion of tongues is usually thought to have occurred during the days of Peleg (Gen. 10:25). The chronology one derives from most English Bibles, which are translated from the Masoretic Hebrew text, places the time of Peleg only about 100 years after the Flood. This is probably incorrect. Barry Setterfield dates Peleg as living 530 years after the Flood, using the Vorlage Text and the Septuagint (LXX). See his Creation and Catastrophe Chronology. The dates computed by Setterfield seem to be a much better fit to what we know from archaeology and recorded history about the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Fertile Crescent Region. The world population at the time of the Dispersion at Babel may have been of the order of tens of thousands of persons.

    Babylon becomes, in history, the fountainhead of false religion in the Post-Flood world.NOW WHERE IS BAYLON TODAY?

    • Gay Veteran

      “Barry Setterfield dates Peleg as living 530 years after the Flood, using the Vorlage Text and the Septuagint (LXX).”

      and of course the Earth is only 6000 years old

  • onething

    I do agree and feel dismay at the choices that the American public makes, but on the other hand they are in over their heads. They are in a cultural war, but only one side knows that it is fighting. It is absurd when people here say that Obama ruined the economy. No president has that much power! You don’t take a healthy economy and culture, and ruin it with a new president.

    Our economy and culture has been going down for at least two or three decades, and of course the roots go back further than that. It is two or three decades ago that it began gaining speed downhill.

    Why do all the knee jerk Republicans not remember that it was before Obama took office that we had a housing bubble, a collapsing economy, multiple FRAUDULENT and CRIMINAL activities by the highest financial institutions, and an unemployment crisis! Were they thinking the president has some sort of dictatorial and magical power over something as big as the American economy? It is absurd!

    Everything would have been great if we had elected McCain? Really?

    But the American people have had some choices, if they were less gullible and a little more intellectually curious. They could have learned more about Ron Paul. But I believe that Ron Paul could easily have won the presidency if not for the fact that the real powers in America don’t want anyone other than the Tweedledum and Tweedledee candidates to get in. Despite being ignored and marginalized by the mainstream media, he did incredibly well. In the end, people lost their nerve because they don’t want to waste their votes. If he had been treated fairly, he could have won.

    We even had Ross Perot. Remember him? He warned us what would happen to our jobs under NAFTA. Why didn’t people vote for him?
    I am listening to an audio book by Peter Schiff, called The Real Crash. This is quite an eye opener. Despite I’m very liberal and he is conservative, he has taught me quite a lot and I have seen things in a new way. He predicted all this back in 2006. It has nothing to do with Obama. The roots go back 100 years. McCain wouldn’t have solved it, Romney wouldn’t have solved it. Kennedy tried and you see what he got for it.

    It’s really time for people to stop blaming their fellow citizens and figure out who the real culprits are. Like, our media is now owned by 6 people. Monopolies used to be against the law. Does anyone here think that having the public access to information controlled by a very, very small club still means we have a free press?

    Doesn’t everyone here realize that without a free press we don’t have a real democracy? These are basic concepts.

    The problems run way deeper than who sits on the throne.

  • phelps

    Michael this is your best work I’ve read.

    Gay veteran: excellent comment.

    Ron Paul was the answer to the nations ills. His ideas would have gotten us out of this mess. Even several business man on Fox of all places said Paul would have been the most business friendly candidate. Paul would not bail out industries that suck. He would have put an end to those who game the system.

    Paul was the establishments worst nightmare. Now the nightmare will be ours, will not end soon and end badly for most of U.S.

    Good day.

  • liberranter

    The American people have spoken.

    Nope, at least not as a collective. Even if they did, no one in power would have been listening. The outcome of this (s)election was determined long before the first (probably fraudulent) absentee ballot was ever cast weeks ago.

    While we can probably argue based on circumstantial evidence that the majority “have spoken” to the degree that they’re enthusiastically choosing socialism, their votes on the matter are irrelevant. Since socialism, fronted by a figurehead sock puppet who is a member of an “oppressed” minority is what suits the invisible power brokers, that is exactly what has been retained.

  • cannuck21

    Very good article Michael.
    Thought that readers might be interested in this short but excellent article by Pat Buchanan.This article along with your article are perfect incentives to start preping!!

    Is the GOP Headed for the Boneyard?

    After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis.

    Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. And Obama has now won two of the three remaining mega-states, Ohio and Florida, twice.

    Only Texas remains secure—for now.

    At the presidential level, the Republican Party is at death’s door.

    Yet one already sees the same physicians writing prescriptions for the same drugs that have been killing the GOP since W’s dad got the smallest share of the vote by a Republican candidate since William Howard Taft in 1912.

    In ascertaining the cause of the GOP’s critical condition, let us use Occam’s razor—the principle that the simplest explanation is often the right one.

    Would the GOP wipeout in those heavily Catholic, ethnic, socially conservative, blue-collar bastions of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, which Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan swept, have anything to do with the fact that the United States since 2000 has lost 6 million manufacturing jobs and 55,000 factories?

    Where did all those jobs and factories go? We know where.

    They were outsourced. And in the deindustrialization of America, the Republican Party has been a culpable co-conspirator.

    Unlike family patriarch Sen. Prescott Bush, who voted with Barry Goldwater and Strom Thurmond against JFK’s free-trade deal, Bush I and II pumped for NAFTA, GATT, the WTO and opening America’s borders to all goods made by our new friends in the People’s Republic of China.

    Swiftly, U.S. multinationals shut factories here, laid off workers, outsourced production to Asia and China, and brought their finished goods back, tax-free, to sell in the U.S.A.

    Profits soared, as did the salaries of the outsourcing executives.

    And their former workers? They headed for the service sector, along with their wives, to keep up on the mortgage payment, keep the kids in Catholic school and pay for the health insurance the family had lost.

    Tuesday, these ex-Reagan Democrats came out to vote against some guy from Bain Capital they had been told in ads all summer was a big-time outsourcer who wrote in 2008, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt!”

    Yes, the simplest explanation is often the right one.

    Republicans are also falling all over one another to express a love of Hispanics, after Mitt won only 27 percent of a Hispanic vote that is now 10 percent of the national vote.

    We face demographic disaster, they are wailing. We must win a larger share of the Hispanic vote or we are doomed.

    And what is the proposed solution to the GOP’s Hispanic problem, coming even from those supposedly on the realistic right?

    Amnesty for the illegals! Stop talking about a border fence and self-deportation. Drop the employer sanctions. Make the GOP a welcoming party.

    And what might be problematic about following this advice?

    First, it will enrage populist conservatives who supported the GOP because they believed the party’s pledges to oppose amnesty, secure the border and stop illegals from taking jobs from Americans.

    And in return for double-crossing these folks and losing their votes, what would be gained by amnesty for, say, 10 million illegal aliens?

    Assume in a decade all 10 million became citizens and voted like the Hispanics, black folks and Asians already here. The best the GOP could expect—the Bush share in 2004—would be 40 percent, or 4 million of those votes.

    But if Tuesday’s percentages held, Democrats would get not just 6 million, but 7 million new votes to the GOP’s less than 3 million.

    Thus, if we assume the percentages of the last three elections hold, the Democratic Party would eventually gain from an amnesty a net of between 2 and 4 million new voters.

    Easy to understand why Democrats are for this. But why would a Republican Party that is not suicidally inclined favor it?

    Still, the GOP crisis is not so much illegal as legal immigration. Forty million legal immigrants have arrived in recent decades. Some 85 percent come from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Most arrived lacking the academic, language and labor skills to compete for high-paying jobs.

    What does government do for them?

    Subsidizes their housing and provides free education for their kids from Head Start through K-12, plus food stamps and school lunches, Pell Grants and student loans for college, Medicaid if they are sick, earned income tax credits if they work and 99 weeks of unemployment checks if they lose their job.

    These are people who depend upon government.

    Why would they vote for a party that is going to cut taxes they do not pay, but take away government benefits they do receive?

    Again it needs be said. When the country looks like California demographically, it will look like California politically. Republicans are not whistling past the graveyard. They are right at the entrance.

  • Teresa

    I do not agree period. The last President mess up everything
    He had eight years to fix it. But he left us in a mess period. Quit blaming Obama. He is and has been fixing this mess. Republicans didn’t mess up over tonight. It won’t be fix in four years. Majority knew that period.

  • http://baid.us/hh8M Nadzieja

    I have a blogspot account. I want to be able to see what state, country my visitors are from..

  • Virginia

    American presidential candidates are groomed for years before they become public knowledge. It’s probably all mapped out by the powers that be who is going to run, when, where and what time period. We really don’t select our candidates. They are pushed in our faces when their time comes up and financed by corporate mogules and we are then given the “privilege” to choose from A, B or C.

    So to say that we make our bed, in the political sense, and then have to sleep in it, really is not true. Very little choice is allowed us in this country anymore. We are manipulated through the media and led to believe that one will serve our needs better than the other. When in actuality none of them are serving the needs of the people. In fact none of them even care a hoot which is becoming more and more evident as time goes on.

  • Wake up

    In politics who has integrity? National politicians with integrity are rarer than diamonds and local politicians at best are members of self-serving special interest clubs and at worst they are part of organized crime syndicates. In most cases the first priority is not to serve the people, it is to spin events so that they get re-elected or to raise special interest money to move up the political ladder. If you watched your local election ads I bet they were all accusing each other of something corrupt. With good reason I might add, it takes a crook to catch a crook. So who are you supposed to vote for when un-elected party heads lacking integrity insure that only corrupt people are placed on the ticket?
    Few would accuse most national leaders of having integrity. They are always promising things they know they can never deliver and once in office will not even try. There are many things they deceive the people about and cover up because they lack integrity. Most know our government is about bankrupt but only a few men of Integrity such as Ron Paul will dare to tell you the truth and then when they tell the truth they are mocked by the press who lack integrity.
    Now people who lack integrity will abuse their power and try to panic the people to support taxpayer bail-out after bail-out and the national debt will be gradually turned up on Americans like frogs in a pot. They are counting on us frogs not jumping out of the pot before our goose is cooked for the feasting pleasure of several thousand global elite.
    News media lies to us and spins news stories to promote the liberal views of their handlers and owners. Most of the reporters who have any personal integrity no longer work for main stream news media because they either got fired or could not advance.
    People in education only teach the politically correct views of the secular humanist establishment so children will never learn anything outside of the politically correct socialist agenda. Many people of integrity have long since left the teaching profession as well. Those of integrity that remain often find their career is at a dead end.
    There are two Americas in America but the one that now seems to prevail is the nation that is full of self centered lustful people without Integrity. Half of the nation is now doing whatever they can get away with and not what real Americans would be doing if they were still people of integrity.
    Matt. 23: 33. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

  • Paula New Zealand

    I found this comment on another site, and thought you might like to consdier it.!!

    “Before you start whining that liberals are ruining America with socialism, type in “Red State Socialism” on Google Images and take a minute to think about it. Some of the most republican states are actually the ones getting the most federal welfare money. I live in one of those states, and I work in healthcare so I can tell you firsthand – a huge portion of the people that come into our hospital rely on medicare because they cannot afford private health insurance and their employers don’t provide it. If these companies do not provide the insurance, it is ultimately the taxpayers who pick up the tab when people come into the ER (which is where I work). It is in our country’s best interest for every company to be required to provide health insurance. And again, its not the northeast which is the problem. The majority of welfare money actually goes to the midwest and the south, which are strongly republican.

  • Ralphie Boy

    I am presrntly on travel in Europe visting several countries on business – and my EU friends ask me if America is going insane. They are very worried about the re-election of Obama, and are about as much in a state of disbelief as so many of us are back home.

    Literally every American I run into – whether on a plane, a shuttle, or hotel, claims they voted for Romney. Maybe I am living in denial, and maybe Obama won fair and square, but I’m not buying it. I simply can’t fathom how stupid the majority in our nation has become.

    We are having a business meeting when I get back in a couple of weeks to discuss our future hiring plans. Fact is, we cannot afford the cost of Obama care, and will likely not proceed with plans to bring on more staff. I do not believe most Americans understand just how devastating Obama’s policies are to small business. I have no doubt in my mind that the “official” unemployment rate will climb in just a few months to above 10 percent. Obama’s approach is either incredibly stupid, or, like some think, he is doing this on purpose to truly destroy our country.

    Most of my business is in Europe and the Far East, and now I am considering moving our company abroad. Never have wanted to do it. All I can say to the morons who voted for him is, good luck finding a job. Ain’t going to happen. Those of us who do the hiring will soon be posting what few job opportunities we have in ovcerseas newspapers. I worked a lifetime building this business, and I am not going to let President Moron tear it down through his utter hatred of free markets and capitalism. And again, for the complete asinine idiots who and voted for Obama – enjoy your food stamps while you can. I’d like to see you in a few years and ask you how your political genius worked out for you.

  • http://www.wp.pl Diane Marietta

    Interesting post. Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Washington

    Petition for Texas secession hits White House response mark By Brendan Sasso – 11/12/12

    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/267413-texas-secession-petition-gains-enough-signatures-for-white-house-response

  • Mark

    The 2012 elections are over and the American people have once again spoken. Americans could have fired Obama in the 2012 presidential election but instead they have chosen a dictator that will bring more division and the fall of this nation within grasp. I am not saying that Romney would have turned things around in America, but there is one thing that is for certain, the lying sociopath in office that was just re-elected will try to finish the evil agenda that he was groomed for.
    It is amazing that the election was even close with all the deception and failed economic policy. That just shows how Americans have become a nation of non thinkers (Idiots) that just believe whatever they are fed by the socialist and elitist controlled main stream media.
    When you are heading for a cliff, if the driver can’t or won’t change directions you will still crash on the rocks below. We are heading for an economic cliff among other dangers but most Americans have blinders on. Removing Obama from the presidential office was only the first political step of many that should have be taken to save this nation, but that didn’t happen.
    Americans had a choice although not much of one and they have chosen to retain a budding socialist dictator. What the majority wants is what they will get. If you really do not know what you are voting for, you probably should not be voting at all. If you actually believed in the American system, you certainly would not be voting for those that will put you under elitist controlled world socialism and the tyranny that this will bring.
    Let me just leave you with some food for thought with a few of my own findings:
    I find the morals of many Americans become very revealing when they still choose to buy into the obvious lies and the hypocrisy of the Obama administration. When Obama ran in 2008, he said that his administration would be the most open and honest administration. What we got instead was the most corrupt, dishonest, closed administration in American history and anyone with an ounce of “Gray Matter” between their ears should realize that.
    I find it bedeviling that there is overwhelming silence from the pulpits of this nation about the evils of continuing the course that Obama is taking this nation. Do they really think they will have the free speech to preach the true gospel under politically correct tyranny? Maybe they do not even care since many of them do not even preach the gospel now? I think the vast majority of pastors already care more about offending one black sheep in their pews than keeping their whole flock out of the mouth of wolves. These shepherds are sacrificing their sheep on the altar of political correctness.
    I find it perplexing that people who want cheap energy, vote for people who always prevent cheap energy sources from being developed.
    I find it puzzling when people who expect government social benefits then vote for politicians that will destroy our free enterprise system and our economy that makes those social benefits possible.
    I find it to be the height of hypocrisy when the people who took an oath to uphold the Constitution become the very ones that carry out the tyranny that our Constitution was supposed to prevent.
    I find it to be insane that people who cannot find good jobs will vote for politicians that will insure that they will never have good jobs.
    I find it baffling that religious Americans that claim to believe that the church speaks for God on earth would still vote for a President that dictates immorality to their church.
    I find it to be disturbing when blacks and even Christian blacks that do not want to be judged by the color of their skin now vote for candidates based on the color of their skin. Apparently racism is alive and well in black Christian America.
    I find it unconstitutional that private banks would just print money and then use those dollars to buy up American debt. This will have the same effect on our nation as massive counterfeiting. It will weaken the dollar and if it they continue to buy up real estate notes they will eventually have financial control over most real estate in this country. (Robery)
    I find it to be a derangement syndrome when people who always talk about their ancestors slavery vote for a national party that keeps them under government bondage and brainwashed their race into aborting most of their future children.
    I find it to be self-destructive when those that became citizens of America legally, vote for politicians who will allow illegals to come in to underbid their jobs and ruin their ethnic neighborhoods with gangs and drug traffickers.
    I find it to be a conspiracy when a President can conceal his Marxist past and the Media will not investigate the truth about his past but will knowingly promulgate propaganda and disinformation.
    I find it unimaginable that a President would just leave four men behind to be murdered by terrorists in Libya when it was in the power of our military to save them. Those willing to help were ordered to stand down by the highest levels of our government. Then for weeks the American people were lied to about what happened in Libya and the mainstream media just enabled the lies. It seems a high crime was committed but they are doing their best to cover it up.
    I find that Americans that are enabling their own destruction must be suicidal. Now, in this election, we found the majority to be suicidal. This Obama administration now gets a blank check to murder this nation by Americans!
    It saddens me to realize that abortion, as a form of birth control, not in cases of the woman’s health or the act of a crime, but for the sole purpose of being a form of birth control, has robbed the country of a clearer path to economic well being and stability. I am amazed that about half of the citizens in this country are OK with this, and that half the country feels that this issue is of greater importance than the well being of the nation as a whole.
    After thinking about all this, why should Americans expect anything better than what the majority voted for on November 6th?

  • Anonymous Woman

    Do you know what I think really shows where we are as a nation? The fact that you do not have to take an IQ test to be a politician. We need intellectual people with good intentions. But no, we just let them do whatever they want. I don’t vote because I don’t even care anymore. You mentioned Obama is a conman. He is, but I believe he is just a puppet. This country was founded on hate, racism, and imperialism. Americans want “change” right? Well when most can’t even evaluate simple figures and calculate that what government doing doesn’tmake sense mathematically or see that they just get on stage an say simple things like “America is good” and speak so vaguely to the general public like we are stupid and aren’t waiting to hear more, when Americans ignore things like this or don’t have the ambition to get educated then America deserves everything that is coming.

  • http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/johnnybartee JOHNNY BARTEE

    Talk about extremely flawed and programmed thinking! This article is poorly written. The use of the word “we” is about as wrong as it can be. “We” do not choose politicians, PERIOD. “We” do not give them anything, power or otherwise. “We” have ZERO power to allegedly do these things. To think that the so-called American People actually elect these “politicians” is just not true, PERIOD. It’s a LIE and YOU are buying it! This article is full of preconceived notions based on government propaganda. It astounds me that people write so many words and use most of them incorrectly.

  • JustanOguy

    Nothing amazing about what Obama did. All he did was pander to all of the special interest groups which collectively is the majority.

    Gays and Lesbians, Hispanics, Blacks, Welfare Recipients, Food Stamp recipients, Unions, Government employees, etc, etc..

    10% of the population here, 10% of the population there… at the end of the day… it totals over 50%.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boothe-Pope/100001020608737 Boothe Pope

    I would like to say the best man won. I really can’t.

    I doubt Romney would have been better, and the Republicans have only themselves, collectively, to blame for the dismal choice of Candidate and pathetic line up of alternative candidates selection in the run up.

    But my beef here is with the author of this article.

    Sir…you are evidently strongly opinionated. You have fervent beliefs. Your writing is constantly about “I” and “me” and self promotion.

    According to you, your ideas are the right ones. We must watch the world crumble as you whine and whinge away in this forum spouting your wisdom as self evident knowledge of what should be done and how easy it should be to do so.

    Have you run for office ever ? Why not do more than sit in a chair and type words that appear on a page read by a few. You have a support base, judging by the many “fans” of this blog. Milk
    them for money. Get out and be more effective and effusive, if you can. There are credible ways of making change. Your blog is one, but it is meagre and read by a mere few. And trust me, after not reading it for a while and then coming back again to read it again, post-election, I was disillusioned to see just more of the same: whinging and moaning and arm chair solutions. I have none, but you sir seem to have them all.

    So, how about getting out there publicly and doing something about it?

    I challenge you…move your mass and do something positive. Actions speak louder than words after all. Get out there, in the system. Make a change. Who knows, maybe you’ll be successful.

    That is, if you have the balls and truly believe your ideas are right ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001781183212 Karen Kennedy

    The 1% run the White House and it’s puppets …does not matter who is elected …

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