I’ve spent the past several days driving across the country from Fort Partisan, Wyoming to Occupied America on the East Coast. I’ve had a lot of time to think about the consequences and fallout from our country’s apparent decision to move left.
I woke up on Tuesday, voted, hit the road, and then listened to intermittent FM radio updates covering the election results. I pulled over at a truck stop to fill up with gas and saw it on the teevee: “CNN Calls Re-Election for Obama”. Surely CNN must have erred, I thought. A friend called me a few minutes later to ask my opinion and talk about what else is left to do. I was still in shock and didn’t have a concrete answer for him, other than that life goes on and we just have to do the best we can with what we have. (As an aside, Romney took 22 of 23 counties in Wyoming; representing about 69% of the vote. Our State House is 83% Republican and our State Senate is 87% Republican. I think this makes us one of the most Republican, if not the flat most Conservative/Republican states, in the Union.)
I caught a series of NPR stations as I drove across the bread basket of America and I could just hear the glee in their voices as they regaled in their victory. (By the way, I think Nebraska seems to have more Christian radio stations that they do all others combined. Just an observation. Also, Missouri and West Virginia both have a lot of “gentleman’s clubs”. I cannot offer a report on the talent.) I finally turned off the news coverage and listened to August Burns Red.
In light of 034M4′s re-election, here are my thoughts.
The 034M4 Administration is going to be ruthless.
They have no idea if the next eight years after his administration will be Republican, so you can rest assured that they will press the full extent of their agenda and ensure that his administration will be forever viewed as the elected leftist revolution. For proof, let’s look at what we presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett recently said.
After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.
Here’s what I expect. Obama, his advisers, or whomever are going to come knocking on House Republicans’ doors and give them “an offer they can’t refuse”. You play ball and go along to get along or we’re going to specifically target your re-election campaigns. We’ll throw the kitchen sink at your districts and put you in the history books. We’ll lie, we’ll cheat but most importantly, you’ll be gone. Boehner’s tears can’t save him now. I’m afraid that the Democrats now have the upper hand on the electorate.
Demographics are changing.
I don’t want to be alarmist and tell you that we’ll never have a Republican president again. I think we may not see another conservative president. The Democrat platform has been extremely successful in dragging down the Republicans and forcing them to promise less than Democrats – but still promise entitlements nonetheless. The Democrats are finally winning the fight in convincing the electorate that the federal government is the rightful holder and distributor of wealth and the Republicans – especially the establishment – are all to happy to out-promise the FSP.
We’ve heard a lot from pundits about “demographic changes” and they’re probably right. Blacks and Latinos are composing a growing percentage of the population and both vote overwhelmingly Democrat. The White demographic is shrinking. This is only a problem if the Republicans continue to fail at courting and gaining the minority vote.
The past election was a referendum on the role of government.
Liberty lost on Tuesday, as it has everyday in the past decade and nearly everyday in the past 200+ years. No longer does government exist to merely protect us from ourselves and others but it now exists to provide for us as well. Democrats won because Republicans failed to carry the message of the proper role of government.
In January 2012, I wrote this in Five Reasons Why the 2012 Election is Less Significant Than You Think:
Like crack fiends looking for a fix, our nation is full of entitlement recipients who literally depend on government support to survive. You cannot coach this mentality out of someone. Like a terminal disease, it incurably lingers; and the recipients of entitlement spending, along with the party so dependent on them, will do everything within their power to continue with the status quo. A Republican presidential candidate may cut entitlement spending, but he will have no effect on their mentality.
After being starved of their government checks for four years [if a Republican president were to win in 2012], you can bet your top and bottom dollars (and all the dollars in between) that the crack fiends will be out en masse in the 2016 election to vote for whichever candidate will promise them more crack. A Republican president will likely endure the same economic pains we experience now – these problems aren’t solved overnight. A Republican president, unless great gains are made in economic growth and unemployment, will not be re-elected.
Rassmussen reports that Republican registration is the largest since 2002. In my opinion, the Republican Party would do much better at the ballot box if they became the Liberty Party instead of Democrat Lite Party. This is why 2016 will be the most pivotal and defining election of contemporary American political and economic direction. If America opts for more socialism in 2016, the Republic is dead and beyond resuscitation. If the Republican Party fails to become the Party of Limited Government and win that message then we will see a revolution within my lifetime.
Militia Growth in Post-Liberty America.
My guess is that the number of Americans interested in joining militias is going to grow by leaps and bounds. It’s already growing. All those redneck, gun-toting, Bible-reading, racists just running around in the woods.
We don’t need redneck militias. We need real, quasi-professional fighting militias. Militias and their leaders need to step up and be leaders in the community. The entire reason why many Americans equate militias with gun-toting rednecks is because that’s how they’ve been portrayed in the media. We need militias to win hearts and minds locally.
Is it FO time? Not yet but organized mass resistance is on the horizon.