Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A sad and fearful day

Yesterday, Barack Obama received 9.1 million fewer votes than he did in 2008.

Yesterday, Mitt Romney received 2.4 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, and lost by 2.8 million votes.

How could this happen? Because sometime in the last four years this nation reached an inflection point. We've forgotten what America stands for. We're fundamentally transformed.

We were offered a choice between "voting for revenge" and voting for "love of country."
We chose revenge.

We were offered a choice between "free" stuff and earned stuff.
We chose "free" stuff.

We were offered a choice between Julia and Horatio Alger.
We chose Julia.

We were offered a choice between a cult of personality and traditional values
We chose the cult.

We were offered a choice between equal outcome and equal opportunity.
We chose outcome.

We were offered a choice between dependency and economic freedom.
We chose dependency.

Worst of all, this was accomplished by the most vicious and petty campaign tactics in living memory. Therein lies an unfortunate lesson, which we will see applied again.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
H. L. Mencken

And get it we will.

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