I'm told that Ronald Reagan said, "Once a nation loses its freedom, it never regains it."
Two people I was sure would win were Allan West and Mia Love, two fine black conservatives. They both lost in close elections even though West outspent his opponent 5-1 and demonstrated what a pathetic creature he was.
Already the members of Conservative Inc., people who always keep their jobs no matter what happens, are announcing that Romney lost because he wasn't more like a Democrat. He lost because he didn't promise women free abortions and birth control, because he didn't promise Hispanics enough amnesty; because he went after white votes; because he didn't seem like "a man of the people". (True enough, that.)
What about the fact that he lacked "the vision thing"?
Obama had a vision. A stupid one, but a vision nonetheless. "Elect me again, and I will get you to the promised land this time around. It's right over there, see, and I'm the guy to finally get you to utopia -- in a while, some day, any day now, don't call it vaporware, upgrades will be coming, bug fixes are in the works, don't mind me, I really like playing golf and my czars can get it all done."
Romney's vision? "I'm a good businessman. Really. Trust me. I fixed the Olympics. Help me help you."
The power of the media. Voters believed that the economy was Bush's fault.
We keep saying (hoping, fingers crossed) that the power of the mass media is dying, but it's not. It just got Obama re-elected.
I live in a nation of morons, ignoramuses, fools, idiots, dolts, and a$$holes. What else is new? They know what side their bread is buttered on.
You go through your day, mingling with co-workers, talking to clerks at various stores as you do your errands, talking to the waitress at dinner or the person at the fast food joint taking your order and you think . . . life and people are pretty good. How friendly, helpful, and useful they all are.
You forget that people are being paid to be nice to you. They might be nice to you anyway, but communist societies show that service people aren't nice at all if they don't get paid to be or held accountable if not being nice.
No, everyday life seems to be made up of fairly decent folks going about their business like you.
But the fact is, they're mostly morons, ignoramuses, fools, idiots, dolts, and a$$holes; and have never had a profound thought in their entire lives.
Ah well, well, well. Such is life.
Bring on the Judgment Day!!!!!!