It’s the morning after, and I feel like there has been a death of someone I deeply loved – it’s a physical ache, and the pain’s too much right now for me to delve into.
For me this election was about four things. First is the SCOTUS. What those folks do will impact us for generations, and we have very little recourse. This one scares me.
Secondly is Obamacare. We will now have an entitlement program of vast proportions and the best medical care system in the world will become mediocre and expensive. This one saddens me.
Thirdly, we will never become energy independent. We will be at the mercy of the Middle East or the dictators of South America while at home we search in vain for ‘renewable’ energy sources and prices skyrocket. Fixable in years to come but devastating to an economy already approaching total stagnation. This one pisses me off.
And finally, it’s about what will become of our military – the only remaining ‘discretionary’ budget item we have. It’s about to be decimated – even Panetta says so. Our national safety will become a cliché, a memory. I cannot conceive of an electorate that has made Barack Obama CinC TWICE. This one makes me weep.
The one thing I’ve learned from this election is this. People claim to be right of center in their lives and I believed in my heart that was the case. Now, I truly think people just don’t want to be called ‘liberal’ because it’s a dirty word. We’ve become not the ‘me’ generation but the ‘gimme’ generation. Imagine the national shock down the road when the tit dries up for good. John Kennedy is spinning in his grave.
There is an old song – “You Don’t Know what You’ve Got Until You Lose It”. Sadly, we have a nation of people that have no idea what they’ve lost, because they were never TAUGHT what they had – what brave men and women died to give them.