I knew I wouldn’t be voting for Barack Obama when I heard his exchange with Joseph Wurzelbacher when he said:
My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.
It was at that instant that I knew Obama was bad news but, because of his “storybook” rise he would be elected president.
To quote Joesph Biden:
I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.
Many white Americans would vote for Obama because they wanted to send a message – either to themselves, their parents, or “society” that they were not racist. And John McCain was an inferior candidate to go up against the trendy, young, hip, bi-racial Obama.
As someone told me at the time, McCain was a typewriter while Obama was an iPhone.
But because of a variety of forces, Obama was elected however Americans didn’t really look beyond the flashy marketing to see what they were actually getting.
We saw a variety of SJWs (Social Justice Warriors) put into position of power. Everybody from the wacky Van Jones to the scary Eric Holder. And we had a press that just frothed over the chance to love Obama.
But the outcome was different.
The outcome of today’s elections should be no surprise… except that they are not a more resounded refutation of Obama and his party. Perhaps, as Rush Limbaugh suggested, rejection of the Tea Party by the GOP is why. Perhaps voters feel neither side has any solutions. Perhaps the candidates aren’t overly stimulating. Or maybe people are simply worn out.
the outcome of today will matter, a little, in the short term… the outcome two years from now will really be what counts.
Will the GOP use the time wisely or just piss it away?