Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Is That All There Is Folks?
I remain skeptical. Yes "We" won in a manner of speaking, by a mud slide in comparison to the avalanche I thought deserving! For me, too many of us failed to grasp the enormity of the dire straights our country is in, the tumult and turmoil our world is in and expressed our displeasure and concerns in this pivotal election accordingly! In my estimation we did little more than take our frustrations out with but a slap on the wrist of our President Barack Obama. I think it best said by Vaclav Klaus, former Premier of the Czech Republic, who so poignantly captured my sentiments of this moment, when commenting on Barack Obama's presidency a while back: "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 judgement 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 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".
We seem to lack the intelligence, the grit to get by politics as usual, adhering to the absurdity of the purveyors of political correctness; succumbing to the promises of something for nothing; racial, ethnic, religious and gender dividing differences. We've become our constitution's prescribed un-American Americans. I was hoping for so much more from these mid-terms, a ringing profound awakening of the nation as a whole. Are we now destined to limp along to 2016 having a determined uncompromising lame duck president obstruct, circumvent, impede, veto any efforts of the House and Senate that conflicts with his agenda. Do we once again find ourselves wavering haplessly down the middle of the road of uncertainty surely to be run over by the inefficiencies of a bloated, ponderous bureaucracy consumed by self preservation, questionable mores, bent on socialism and a lacking sense of country? All to the further detriment, if not the foreseeable end of these United States of America as we knew it! Was our victory at the federal level, touted to be by some, a clear mandate for the right kind of change? We shall see.