November 7, 2012

So the most feckless, puerile, race-baiting … [Darleen Click]

… class-baiting, corrupt, disengaged, coveting, narcissistic, even-makes-Jimmy-Carter-look-good, President is re-elected?

Oh yeah, because 59 million of my fellow “Americans” believe they have a right to pick my pocket, because I didn’t really “build that”.

Get off my lawn.

Posted by Darleen @ 6:43am
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Comments (68)

  1. We are all Julia now.

  2. Always knew the zombies would break down the wall one day. Time to see what we’re made of.

  3. I pledge allegiance to the flag
    Of the Divided States of America
    And to the banana republic for which it stands
    One nation, under crushing debt, inexplicable,
    With free shit for all except those who produce it.

    Welcome to the Third World.

  4. Hey, if your people will vote for you while you’re in rehab, your people will vote for you while you’re in the process of breaking the country.

    Because they’re your people.

    Right?

  5. Darleen, I think it is the result of a combination of factors: Every conservative I know warned the pragmatists that Romney was a bad candidate to begin with. Couple that with MBM getting out the kneepads every time the Won appeared and of course Obama won.

    Naturally, conservatives will be blamed for the loss, because we dared point out that Romney was a bad candidate from the beginning, never mind the fact that, in the end, conservatives voted for Romney.

  6. Blake

    When Allen West and Mia Love lose, and Alan Grayson wins, its a bit more fundamental than messaging.

    Half our population has changed its morals. And the anti-American Left doesn’t hide anymore, they are cheerfully dismantling this country before our eyes.

    Good fucking god, but Californians just voted themselves another tax increase and voted to allow unions to remain in charge!

  7. I think it’s rather simple. If a guy is shouting “Free Lunch” and a beautiful woman with an extreme hairspray ‘do nudges you and goes, “It really is, you know,” most people will go a’running.

    And it’s a bad strategy to yell after them, “Grow your own garden instead! It’s patriotic but there’s no real downside to what you’re doing! I respect you!”

  8. When Allen West and Mia Love lose, and Alan Grayson wins, its a bit more fundamental than messaging.

    Half our population has changed its morals. And the anti-American Left doesn’t hide anymore, they are cheerfully dismantling this country before our eyes.

    Precisely and exactly. You can’t write that in letters big enough.

    This is Roman.

    Also, when Allen West and Mia Love lose and Alan Grayson wins, it’s because constituents were specifically marketed to — that’s the messaging — and they proved they’re plenty intelligent enough to know where the last cheese is. Dependent blue America and its keepers, suppliers, customers, cronies, and systems, who it can be argued already live in the most artificial of systems, cost this election. This isn’t missed messaging; this is targeting the very people with the very sounds and images to produce the very effect that cost this election. The “right” was entirely too fragmented to matter.

  9. Half the population has been told for three generations that morals are for squares, so…

  10. Wonder how far Michelle has gotten on planning her next 48 months of around-the-world vacationing on our …oops… the Government’s … dime?

  11. Welcome to the Third World.

    More like, “Welcome, Third World:”

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5391395

    Haha! The Democrats tricked you! And now they get to sit back and say smugly “demographics is destiny.”

  12. Not only re-elected, but expect the campaign to repeal the 22nd Amendment to kick off any day now…

  13. So long as the Republican Party’s primary process consists of selecting the person most adept at slagging other Republicans expect more of the same.

  14. The alarm was about to ring because it is time to go to work. America just voted for 15 more minutes. We’ve been late to work for 50 years now. Reality, who is our boss, and his assistant math, might not be so understanding. Our job is surviving and thriving, so that’s probably a real bummer.

  15. Hey did I mention that California just went over the cliff. We are now officially the most heavily taxed state in the nation AND we are leaving the unions in charge. Keep an eye on us, as we sink into bankruptcy & third world status, it’ll give you a clue of what the Democrats have in order for the rest of the nation.

  16. Super Detroit and constant brush wars where we negotiate with our enemy ahead. We ordered this like it was a pizza.

  17. Ding dong! It’s here!

  18. I just deleted my Facebook account. No more meme links, burrito coupon codes, and duck faces for me.

  19. Darleen, I stand corrected.

    That an Alan Grayson and Jesse Jackson Jr can be re-elected to Congress says a lot about the inmates and the asylum.

  20. The tombstone of the America I knew reads: ‘ Obamaphone!! Keep Obama in president okay?!! ‘

    Naw, I’m kidding. : ) There’s no tombstone. Just vultures and coyotes tearing at the carcass while the ants wait their turn.

  21. I hope we’ve learned one thing: should have run a candidate who can post a better golf scores and hangs with cooler celebs. Duh.

    Stupid Party indeed.

  22. Get off my lawn.

    “You didn’t grow that lawn!”

    (I had a bunch of things to say when I got up this morning, but it looks like most of them have already been said here. Maybe I’ll think of something later…)

  23. I gotta say, weird feeling today.

    Like the anti-Christmas: No gifts and no Christ.

    or like the guy who’s 300+ pounds and was hoping the doctor would tell him he didn’t have diabetes. When the doctor says “Sorry, you do,” all I can go was: Dang. I was hoping for at least four more years. But… yeah.

  24. The TP had a chance to make a difference after 2010, but the social cons and mainstream GOP blew the chance at holding the coalition of “moderates” (middle-class liberals who have jobs and pay taxes) and conservatives by getting sucked in to the bullshit that was the “war on women”.

    I think when the dust clears we’ll see that the most important issue in this election was sex, not the economy. Abortion, abortion pills, ladyparts and free condoms overrule unemployment in a day and age when you can receive unemployment benefits for close on two years and 40% of births are to single mothers.

    If fiscal sanity is ever to return to the US, the conservatives are going to have to build a partnership with the libertarians (Gary Johnson’s votes would have given Mitt the popular vote and absolutely guaranteed gridlock for the next four years), and start having conversations about personal liberty and delegating “moral legislation” to local control.

    Hypothetically, let’s say Mitt mentioned that he thought that pot should be decriminalized at the federal level. On the stump, he says he’s concerned that the huge number of non-violent prisoners, largely young, minority males arrested for marijuana offenses, is a civil rights issue that should be addressed. He would be sure to have been asked about it, and he could have had a real conversation about limited government with people who are too stupid to understand it. He could then have punted on abortion and gay marriage because he would have owned the “choice” argument.

    That couldn’t have happened this year, but in 2010, it could have. Instead, Romney, Ryan, Akin and Mourdock had their platforms, statements, message and ideas defined by the other team. And our betters, who foisted these idiots on us, ran with that definition until it was too late.

    Whores and sluts decided this election and I hope they fail. All of them. Again.

  25. His Inevitable Electableness. A warmed-over also-ran who couldn’t beat the guy Obama beat in 2008.

    What’s the masculine version of “Cassandra”?

  26. the social cons and mainstream GOP blew the chance at holding the coalition of “moderates” (middle-class liberals who have jobs and pay taxes) and conservatives by getting sucked in to the bullshit that was the “war on women”.

    Huh-huh. You said “sucked.”

  27. the conservatives are going to have to build a partnership with the libertarians

    The way I see it, libertarians need to come to terms with the fact that most of the people who oppose big government do so because they believe robbing Peter to pay Paul is WRONG, not because it’s fiscally unsound.

    Libertarians have more in common with social cons than pretty much anyone else out there — but their voting behavior is exactly like that of black voters.

  28. Hosts 48
    Parasites 50

  29. More like, “Welcome, Third World:”

    Fuck that shit. Nobody gets off the hook for this one.

  30. I think when the dust clears we’ll see that the most important issue in this election was sex, not the economy. Abortion, abortion pills, ladyparts and free condoms overrule unemployment in a day and age when you can receive unemployment benefits for close on two years and 40% of births are to single mothers.

    I think this pretty much explains why your arguments against the Social Conservatives are pretty much bullshit. They’re no longer looking for the right to birth control pills and abortions in the negative sense, but have gained ground and believe now that your unwillingness to pay for same is an intolerable “denial of access.”

    Of course, Social Conservatives would quite rightly tell you that the socially libertine lifestyles lead to the fucked up lives which, in turn, lead to the demands on your wallet, but they’re not cool like, I presume, Gary Johnson.

  31. the social cons and mainstream GOP blew the chance

    No, Winston, there was no chance. You only THOUGHT there was an underground movement for freedom, but we created that, too, so that we could better identify the enemies of the state.

    Now enjoy your rats.

  32. Of course, Social Conservatives would quite rightly tell you that the socially libertine lifestyles lead to the fucked up lives which, in turn, lead to the demands on your wallet, but they’re not cool like, I presume, Gary Johnson.

    This.

    We strain at gnats and swallow camels and then wonder why our digestion is off.

  33. The way I see it, libertarians need to come to terms with the fact that most of the people who oppose big government do so because they believe robbing Peter to pay Paul is WRONG, not because it’s fiscally unsound.

    I believe it’s deeply, spiritually, cancerously morally fucked up largely because it’s ultimately economically, fiscally, and monetarily wrong. Causes and effects and that positive social and systemic feedback I’ve been on about for about six years.

    Libertarians have more in common with social cons than pretty much anyone else out there — but their voting behavior is exactly like that of black voters.

    Really not sure I follow that. This I follow, and I suspect the libert-xyz types of many kinds are really quite sure of their positions today. I know I am.

  34. Darleen, you ain’t gettin’ it, honey. It ain’t your lawn. Property is theft and all that, don’t you know. A majority of American voters just ratified that anti-American abomination of an idea, with bells on.

  35. Fuck that shit. Nobody gets off the hook for this one.

    If someone can explain to me how nearly 50 years of immigration policy (legal and illegal) tilting the American population towards the third world will abate anytime soon I’d love to hear it. We’ve been snookered by our own sense of fairness to grant American citizenship and the franchise to people with deep-seated grudges against us as proxies for the former colonial powers. You can’t even mention this shit in polite company anymore – and we’re told (I think probably correctly – except maybe for the Miami Cubans) that to mention reforming even legal immigration is a third rail that will lose us the 30% Hispanic votes we’re now getting. You can’t win minds when they’re not using their minds with which to vote.

    I can’t shake the feeling that this is over – we’ll eek out off year elections here and there but eventually there will be a permanent majority governing party and a powerless protest party with a few seats in the House and Senate.

  36. That an Alan Grayson and Jesse Jackson Jr can be re-elected to Congress says a lot about the inmates and the asylum.

    The truth no longer matters. Feelings rule the day.

    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings will limp up to explain it once more.

  37. Obama, Reid, and Pelosi are symptoms, the diseases is the disaffected electorate who no longer cares, much less knows, what their heritage is and how dearly it was obtained. None of them can be held up as examplars of the great man theory of history. They are just the kings of the parasitic hill.

    I wouldn’t worry about the 22nd amendment being annulled. Look at the electoral map. No way you get 2/3rds of the red states to go along.

  38. Can anyone see an Instapundit entry later than this one?

    JAMES TARANTO: The Case for Obama: Re-election would ensure he is accountable for the mess he inherits from himself.

    I can’t. It’s weirding me out. I don’t need more stuff to go wrong today.

  39. I wouldn’t worry about the 22nd amendment being annulled. Look at the electoral map. No way you get 2/3rds of the red states to go along.

    Decrees aren’t off the table, though.

    Who’s gonna stop him? A bunch of angry blog comments? A trending hashtag?

  40. A bleg. Does anyone have any idea why I can’t get anything more recent than 11 AM on the site, no matter how many times I reload? It comes in fine on my laptop, but not on my desktop. I’m in Firefox.

    link

  41. Really not sure I follow that.

    You’re saying to get their support the GOP has to pander to them.

    If it works, it proves libertarians are no better than any other irrational voting bloc. If it doesn’t work, obviously we just didn’t pander enough.

  42. Ctrl/F5, dicentra? I can’t imagine it’d be as simple as a local cache problem but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

  43. I just can’t stop thinking about the Ant and the Grasshopper. Today I cleared out a closet and started stocking canned goods and rice. Not out of hysteria, but because I see the handwriting on the wall.

    One of my neighbors is freaking out, her husband bought an AK-47 and they are planning some “prepper” activities now.

    When I said this to a friend on facebook, all the Obama voters laughed and poked fun. Like I was crazy. Like anyone who stocks up on rice right now is to be mocked…

    So am I the Ant? Or just some nutjob who is scared of Obama for no reason?

  44. If someone can explain to me how nearly 50 years of immigration policy (legal and illegal) tilting the American population towards the third world will abate anytime soon I’d love to hear it.

    You missed the point, but if you hadn’t you wouldn’t have gone off on an immigration tangent anyway.

    It was Americans who did this. Americans born within our borders and educated in our schools. Deflecting blame onto immigration policy only lets them off the hook for buying into a Third World ethic.

  45. Pablo, I honestly believe the Republic is dead. Shirking responsibility is now institutionalized and rewarded. The current White House has proved blaming others and making excuses works as a strategy.

    I’ve already seen rumblings in the media that are eerily reminiscent of the “wrecker” themes of the old USSR. When things go down hill, there will be show trials and lynchings of Americans.

    Anyone wh0 thinks we can vote our way out of this mess is delusional. Voter fraud is now institutionalized. Vote suppression is now institutionalized.

    2012 was probably the last fair election in the US.

    The Republic is dead, though the death agonies will convulse the body politic for a few more years.

  46. Said it before, saying it again: I and my family are moving to the first state that secedes.

  47. I wouldn’t worry about the 22nd amendment being annulled. Look at the electoral map. No way you get 2/3rds of the red states to go along.

    Who needs 2/3 of the red states when you have John Roberts?

  48. Insty’s fine for me, but there’s no permalinks.

  49. missfixit, I would ignore the idiots and go on about your business. Also, never ever advertise that you’re doing anything to prepare. You’re setting yourself up to have unwanted guests show up at your door when the inevitable happens.

  50. You’re saying to get their support the GOP has to pander to them.

    If it works, it proves libertarians are no better than any other irrational voting bloc. If it doesn’t work, obviously we just didn’t pander enough.

    Wrong. I’m saying that to use your construct, morality isn’t even remotely on the Republican ticket nor may it be. You and the rest of this lunatic asylum we just woke in need to grasp that liberty is the net end effect of sound personal morality.

    As in when I do right I cannot but leave you alone except to see to what you rightly ask me to do when you want me involved with you.

    What’s bullshit is the belief that outside of a legal system operated by The People — and backstopped by twelve men and the right for any of them to simply and instantaneously rule any law wrong — that even an ounce of right or wrong is somehow the business of government.

  51. Almost 3 million fewer people voted for Romney than McCain. Or, 3 million fewer people voted against Obama this time than did the first time. We are too stupid to survive.

  52. The first thing to do, missfixit, is close the facebook account, and stop listening to anyone who voted for Obama.

    Ignore them.

    Then, do what you think is proper, given what Obama has actually done, not what he says he’ll do, since almost everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie.

  53. This is Roman.

    Late Roman, to be precise. Post-Diocletianic/Constantinian reform Roman.

    What they used to call the Le Bas-Empire —to distinguish it from le Haut.

    But that was back when it was okay to make value judgements. And we all know how wrong it is to judge.

  54. And we all know how wrong it is to judge.

    Of all this relativistic, postmodern, unmitigated bullshit, that is probably one of the cornerstones. It is the axis on which institutionalized envy, covetousness, theft, and probably a dozen other sins revolve. It starts at home.

  55. The first thing to do, missfixit, is close the facebook account, and stop listening to anyone who voted for Obama.

    done and done. It’s not hard — I don’t know any Obama voters that I think are wise. They come to me for advice when they have problems, if that’s any indication.

    since almost everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie.

    okay, but it makes it hard to determine direction since he’s so full of empty promises. Once again I’m back to worst-case-scenario

  56. re: California “Keep an eye on us, as we sink into bankruptcy & third world status…”

    Expecting state-level “stimuli”/bailouts throughout Obama’s 2nd term. Not only will the “1%” be expected to pay for every slacker’s goodies, every fiscally responsible red state will be paying for all of the blue state follies.

  57. okay, but it makes it hard to determine direction since he’s so full of empty promises. Once again I’m back to worst-case-scenario

    Planning for the worst but leaving yourself some room for a few of life’s enjoyments would not be a bad way to go, I think.

    I really don’t know what I will do. I live in the city, and don’t have the means to live elsewhere. I did not plan for the future, now the present, under the assumption that the system would collapse.

  58. You’re saying to get their support the GOP has to pander to them.

    Yep. The GOP panders to all sorts of people, might as well pander to people who may actually pull the lever on the R side. If that means deflecting yucky abortion questions, then so be it.

  59. What’s the masculine version of “Cassandra”?

    James Cole is one.

  60. Ctrl/F5, dicentra? I can’t imagine it’d be as simple as a local cache problem but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

    I’m getting him now. I had cleared my cache at home and it did me no good last night.

    I blame Obama.

  61. 2012 was probably the last fair election in the US.

    If it’s not close they can’t cheat.

    It was close.

    You do the math.

  62. Almost 3 million fewer people voted for Romney than McCain. Or, 3 million fewer people voted against Obama this time than did the first time.

    Turnout was THAT low? Really?

    No really?

  63. Shenanigans, di. Widespread and colluded shenanigans.

    I blame Obama.

  64. dicentra, I use the word “fair” advisedly. I probably should have put “quotes” around “fair.”

  65. The “3 million fewer voted for Romney” isn’t accurate, as the totals don’t reflect 100% count yet.

    In 2008:
    Obama: 69,456,897
    McCain: 59,934,814

    In 2012: (I’m taking the ‘97% counted’ numbers and extrapolating to 100% totals.)
    Obama: 61,7xx,xxx
    Romney: 59,4xx,xxx

    So: Obama lost 7.7M voters, or 6% of the people who voted for him in ’08.

    Inexplicably, 500K fewer people voted for Romney than voted for McCain.

    I can’t begin to explain why, or how that’s even possible. Other than we’re living in a bubble, and everything anyone told us about this election was a filthy lie.

  66. Screw the US, it’s toast, and Americans did it to themselves. I’m for a free and independant Texas, we have some problems, but at least most of us have our heads on straight. Sorry Ben, we couldn’t keep it…

  67. November 6, 2012: America signs the Declaration of Dependence.

  68. With an X, because they can’t write any more. They didn’t bother to try to read it before they made their mark either. It might have upset them if they did. Party DUDE!

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