Saturday, November 10, 2012

CORRECTION: Eastern European Speaks From Experience

CORRECTION:
Thanks to a friend of mine bringing this to my attention I have delved deeper into this story and found my formally trusted source to be in grave error. If I receive an email or information from anyone with this kind of data I normally try to verify it with at least two different sources before printing. However, I believed this source to be very reliable, as they have always been in the past, and did not look deeper into its validity. My mistake!

TO ALL MY READERS: Please accept my apologies for allowing this one to slip through the cracks. I will keep it on the blog to show that even those of us in the business of trying to print factual opinions can royally screw up sometime. I vow to try and never let this kind of thing ever happen again.

Those of us who are baby boomers remember what life was like for America in the 1950's and 1960's under the constant threat of annihilation from a nuclear Soviet Union as it flexed its muscle and spread throughout Eastern Europe. However, those living behind the infamous iron curtain during the era of the Cold War under Soviet control can speak from real experience and have a unique perspective on what an empire of oppression looks like. Here is a brief article that was recently placed in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon. We in America would do well to read, take heed and learn something from this bit of wisdom.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America."

"Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President."

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"I Want My Stuff!"

President Barack Obama has been reelected to another four year term as the President of the United States and leader of a waning free world. A slim majority gave him the victory over Governor Mitt Romney. The House and Senate remain virtually unchanged. This narrow victory doesn't give the President or Congress a mandate, nevertheless, a check in the win column is still a win.

I'm not stunned by last night's outcome but I am disappointed in my America, if I can still call it that. I come from a generation that believed in the John F. Kennedy mantra, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." I find myself increasingly being surrounded by a generation chanting a whole new and strange mantra, "Where's my entitled government stuff?"

This 2012 election proved beyond any reasonable doubt that lurking behind the scene and the facade of political business as usual, there is a massive ideological civil war going on in this nation and it's being waged between urban and rural America.

The political map shows a sea of red from West to East coast with small blotches of blue scattered throughout the heavily populated urban centers in the United States. It was these urban areas that garnered Mr. Obama his narrow win over Romney and they are growing more liberal and socialistic every year while the rest of the country remains solidly conservative yet in dwindling numbers.

Can this momentum from the left be halted or slowed? I'm not as sure as I use to be. I still hold out hope for this country with the rise of younger leaders like Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal and Paul Ryan. However, by the time they are seasoned enough to fill the big shoes it may be too little too late to stop America's current declining slide into failed European socialism this President and 51% of American's appear to want. Time alone will tell.

So then, what can we expect over the next four years? Short of Congress trying to impeach this President over Benghazi, this is what I see happening. The Balance of Power on Capital Hill is basically unchanged and unless the President pulls a surprise Clinton and moves to govern from the center (not likely), there will be no change at all. The Middle Class will continue to shrink, taxes will climb up on everyone, a federal budget isn't likely, the deficit will skyrocket, Obama will govern more and more via Executive Orders and his scary promise to Russia's leadership - "When I'm reelected I'll have more leverage," - hangs over the head of every conservative, constititutional, freedom loving American.

There is one bright side to all this: Those free cell phones and food stamps will be available for everyone wanting their "STUFF!"