Friday, 9 November 2012

What if Obama would have lost the election by 2 % of the vote?

Should we be elated if Obama had lost the election by 2% of the popular vote? If some 58 millions of voters were cast for 4 more years of the same policies and omissions as the last 4 years, would that be cause for celebration? 
Just read this quote from a Czech newspaper, the Prager Zeitungon:
 "The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president."

Eking out a win for the GOP while 58 million voters are wishing for a continuation of the Obama Administration would hardly be reason for contentment. There is just a very real , steady development of the country moving to the left, already resembling the social democracies of Europe. When the upfront socialized, even 'communized' countries have proven to be foolish utopias at best and unbridled dictatorships at worst, post-Soviet Europe is slowly embracing economic and political systems that led to the dismal failures of the Soviet empire, Cuba , North Vietnam and others.

That, in spite of  historical precedents of failed social experiments, a large part of the US population  is blind and ignorant about the dangers it courting, is cause for real concern for the future of the Republic. 
It may take years, still, or even another 2% win for 'progressives'  as they call themselves, but the final  act of this drama could be cataclysmic.

So, losing or winning by 2% does not change the dangerous shift of the Republic towards economic and political suicide.
Large blocks of the US electorate are poisoned  by class envy, false future entitlements and absolution of individual responsibility. The 2008 recession was the direct result of the 'affordable' housing fiasco.  Look for of the same result for the 'Affordable' Obamacare, just about to be implemented.  If you want to be certain about ANY program that will be a costly failure, look for the moniker 'affordable' .
In social democracies 'affordable' means, not corresponding to real cost , subsidized, usually by taxpayer funds.   

It will take only days to watch the Obama administration becoming emboldened to enact their agenda for redistribution and 'social justice' . After all, they have 60 millions of our fellow citizens' support to do so.   

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The student loan cliff is coming...

An article this weekend appeared in the WP, citing the plight of a  young woman. She was teary eyed and in rapture in the evening listening to Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Grant Park, back in 2008. She was a college student then and felt a new world was opening up for her with Obama in the White House. 
Today she is still, if somewhat disillusioned , believer in the magic of Obama and liberalism. Having graduated since then, she has found the real world less than Utopian , unable to find a job, she has applied for more student loans to continue with graduate studies.

Where did young people learn today that if a college degree does not get you a job , the next best thing to do is to take more student loans and keep on studying? Is this the same mentality that is spawned by Obama and his party that economic setbacks   can be resolved by borrowing more and spending that borrowed money? This is what they see from today's Administration. Economic ills, social ills have a simple solution: money. And if that money is not available, it is borrowed. But it's not the government's money and it's not government of the moment  that is responsible for repaying that money.

Student loans have escalated to unprecedented heights, and repayment of the these taxpayer "advances" are increasingly in  jeopardy. Of the threatening fiscal cliffs, the student-loan-cliff is going to be cataclysmic in  the not too distant future.