After my husband and I discussed the whole thing last night he said, “The people have spoken, and they don’t care” That’s the hard truth. Obama won because nobody cares. I’d like to think this would expose Hillary for who she is, but nobody cares.
And that is largely why BTL stopped posting. It is so discouraging to realize that the American public will allow this amount of corruption and gross incompetence. There’s always some, to be sure, but this is ridiculous. And the real problem is that you can’t just wake up one morning and say: No. Wait. I changed my mind. I want effective government and I want the rule of law. I want accountable public servants. Sorry. Too late.
I agree. It is very sad that most people simply “don’t care” or worse care more about the handouts the current administration offers. I think it is also sad that BTL would be so discouraged as to stop posting.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
I may have stopped posting, but I haven’t stopped reading. Remember, I was going to retire even if Romney had won, although my reasons would have been different.
This quote by Edmund Burke haunts me: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
I’m not doing nothing. In fact, I’d like to do more—or at least have more of an impact. I took a perverse (and thoroughly unwarranted) pride in being one of the voters to vote for Bush (and decidedly against Kerry) in 2004, after having voted against Bush (and for Gore?!) in 2000. Aggie and I stuck it in the faces of the smug liberals around here (however secretly and indirectly) by returning the Great Satan to office after his manifest crimes.
But in spite of our best efforts—and they really were our best—the American electorate saw fit to reelect the real Doofus in Chief to finish the job of cutting America down to size. And the smugness—oy, the smugness—it never left; it was just in hibernation. Now, it’s active again, and hungry.
I have voted Republican since the first election I could vote in (Bush v. Kerry). I do not know what can be done other than vote. Unfortunately, I wonder if we will continue being a free nation for much longer.
I have been reading your blog for ~4 years (I started when Pres. Obama was elected for his first term) and I have learned a lot from your entries as well as from the comments on your entries.
Maybe I should reinstitute our SMUG™ segment and start posting images of Boston/Cambridge area smugness. It is irritating. But that doesn’t get me nearly as much as the strangeness of these people. They loved and trust Obama even as he carries out more wars, more torture, more drone attacks than Bush + Israel + the rest of the world ever even dreamed of. And they are silent. He adds over 60% to our debt and they are silent. They are actually pretty much mellow and happy, the ones I know anyway. Why aren’t they upset about this stuff?
So, what did we really learn from Hillary’s testimony? I listened to a good portion of it. I’ve read and listened to commentary on it. I haven’t read the transcript, but I doubt it’s worth it. Aside from her indignant demeanor, did she reveal anything? I’m not surprised. I didn’t expect to learn anything. It’s about as helpful as testimony from Ben Aflec, or the faux hearing where Sandra Fluke “testified”. If we ever get to the truth of what happened in Benghazi,… it won’t matter.