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Making Sense of the Trump Election

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 20, 2016

With the presidential election behind us, pundits attempt to analyze and explain the results.  Some on the Right interpret the Trump victory as a conservative mandate.  Others on the Left blame Hillary Clinton’s poor campaigning skills or the low intelligence of voters for the loss.  Such conclusions from both sides miss the greater meaning of the election, which is a continuation of the political paradigm shift worldwide.

In the United States the shift began with the Tea Party after Obama’s first election.  It continued with Democrats losing power in both subsequent mid-term elections.

trumpThe United Kingdom voted for Brexit, to disconnect themselves from the European Union.  Similar to the US presidential election, expert pollsters indicated Brexit would not occur.  Just like in the United States the People proved the experts out of touch.

The paradigm shift is the result of the failure of Progressive governments to meet the needs of the People.  While governments bailed out banks in 2009 to the benefit of the wealthy, and continually come up with social programs for the less fortunate, they have ignored the needs of the middle class whose financial well-being has been eroded.

The forces that led to Brexit and the election of Donald Trump will continue to pick up momentum.  As governments continue with the same failed policies, they will lose legitimacy and be voted out.  These forces will likely lead to the breakup of the European Union, as well as increased European nationalism.

John Mauldin recently published an article titled This Could Be Our 1989” that helps explain the eroding authority of Progressive governments.  He begins by quoting Jeffrey Tucker of the Foundation for Economic Education who correctly said:

“All these details of the Trump platform are still important, but strike me as less relevant to what we can expect going forward.  The more I look at it, the less it seems to me that the election results are less about what Trump believes and more about what he represents: a fundamental shattering of an old paradigm.  And I’m finding the widespread commentary that this represents some kind of triumph of racism, misogyny, etc. etc., to be superficial and even preposterous.  And you know this if you visit with any regular voter.

What lies in ruins here is not common decency and morality – much less the character of a whole people and nation – but rather an anachronistic, arrogant, entitled, smug, conceited ruling elite and ruling paradigm.  You can see this in the clues that show that the vote was not so much for a particular vision of one man, but against a prevailing model of managing the world.” [Emphasis added.]

Mauldin then goes on to offer some logical conclusions relating to not only the Trump election, but also the paradigm shift in political power unfolding before us.  This includes:

  • When I read (somewhat bemusedly) that the halls of power in Europe are in an uproar over our election, I think that they should be. Not because Trump is now president but because elites everywhere – the people who “know” how the world should be run and expect the “little people” to stay in line – are an endangered species”.  Yes, these elites have much to fear as they watch their base of power disintegrate.
  • “It is up to the leadership of countries and communities to make sure that everyone is protected – equally – and to do so without burdening future generations with the task of paying for the solutions they come up with.” For decades governments worldwide have ignored the plight of the middle class who are now revolting at the ballot box.
  • The old institutions are not up to the task of managing a world awash in massive and ever faster technological and social changes that are not leaving us enough time to adjust. We went from a world where 50% of us worked on family farms to where less than 2% do today, but that took 8-10 generations.”  Many of the institutions that Mauldin is referring to were created shortly after World War II.  It is not surprising that they are not working in this rapidly changing world.  Expecting the ruling political class to implement change that while necessary, would diminish their power, is illogical.  It is also not surprising that the old guard claims that incoming change endangers society.

Mauldin concludes that those shaking at the idea of a Trump presidency should “get a grip”, reminding us that the power of US presidents are quite limited by the Constitution.  While Progressives, including the current president, have suggested that the Constitution should be a living document that can be morphed to their political agenda, many in this country, including real conservatives, conclude otherwise.  Strict interpretation of the Constitution and the powers it gives the office of the presidency inhibits any president, including Trump, from significant overreach.

The American People have spoken.  They are demanding change and have elected Donald Trump to carry out that mandate.  Time will tell if he is up to the task.  Should he not, he will be voted out by the same group that have given him the office he will shortly command.

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California Taxing and Regulating Itself into Bankruptcy

Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 26, 2015

Victor Davis Hanson published a piece in the nationalreview.com titled “Can California be Saved?”.  This article offers a clear indication that California is a canary in the mine for the social and economic decay in America.  Hanson shares the following facts for the State:

  • Los Angeles’s violent crime is up nearly 21% for the first half of 2015 with an 11% increase in property crimes. One cause is California’s Proposition 47 passed in 2014 that released thousands of prisoners.  Proposition 47 was an attempt by California to its costs for the prison system.  Costs may be down, but crime is skyrocketing.
  • California is in the fifth year of a significant drought. This could be alleviated had the State followed through with a new reservoir system approved under California Water Project.  Lack of funding caused projects to be unfinished.
  • California’s traffic accidents have increased by 13% during in last three years. A significant cause is deteriorating roads that are not properly maintained.  It is hard to imagine why a state that includes some of the highest taxes in the country cannot repair its own roads.
  • California is awash with natural resources, yet its gasoline and electricity costs are amongst the highest in the country. Progressive policies inflicted by wealthy liberals who can bear these expenses are the cause.  However, these high costs devastate lower income brackets, a typical unintended consequence of Progressive policies.
  • Approximately 33% of America’s welfare recipients reside in California with nearly 25% of the State’s residents falling below the poverty line. This is unconscionable considering where that state was economically just a few decades ago.

Who is responsible for this sad state of California’s economics?  It is politically expedient to blame the wealthy or nasty conservatives.  However, given that many of the wealthy in California are liberals and all major government offices in the State are controlled by Democrats, this dog just doesn’t hunt.

California can be considered one of the great experiments for American Progressives.  Liberal politicians promised to fix societal ills with all sorts of interventions.  The fact that these ills are larger today than when the liberals started their experimentation and have spent trillions implementing the policies is proof they failed.  In addition, a significant portion of these poorly spent funds were but a form of crony capitalism, benefiting the social services, education and other industries

Adding insult to injury, Progressive policies distorted the economic diversity of the State.  Those considering starting businesses are likely to leave California in search of more business friendly environments.  Those wanting to build wealth for their families moved to states with less aggressive tax policies.  In addition, immigrants found California’s easy to obtain social benefits and naturally matriculated to this environment.  The result; California is top-heavy with those who being pulled in the cart then those pulling it.  The cart is now being bogged down in a quagmire.

California needs to change its political and economic ways if it is to remain solvent.  Before a plan can be created to implement change, it is necessary that the State become introspective and ask why and how California has deteriorated so much over the past five decades.  The answer will be painful for many.

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Al Sharpton Refuses to Pay His Fair Share

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 23, 2014

Liberals are all for wealth redistribution until the tax man comes for their assets.  Examples include the mega-rich Kennedy clan continuing to live off the riches that patriarch Joseph created before, during and after the Great Depression.  More recently Secretary of State John Kerry, who gained his wealth by marrying into the Heinz catchup family, was caught moving his multimillion dollar yacht to a state with significantly lower taxes than Massachusetts charges.

SharptonThe current outrageous example of tax avoidance by a wealthy liberal is Al Sharpton.  While it is difficult to determine exactly how Sharpton obtained his substantial wealth, he is currently a MSNBC host and often a visitor to the Barack Obama White.  He is a member of the top 10%.  Remarkably, in an article titled “As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Taxes”, the New York Times reported that this Progressive owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes.

When confronted with the unpaid tax issue in a recent interview, Sharpton’s first excuse was that “we’re talking about old taxes”.  Then, he went into the victim mode even inferring racism:

“I think it’s political, he said. A lot of people don’t like the fact that President Obama’s the president.  A lot of people do not like the fact that Bill de Blasio won for mayor.  And they certainly don’t like that I’m still here, and I ain’t going nowhere.”

It is hard to fault Sharpton for not wanting to pay taxes that are often excessive.  However, his unwillingness to do so given his Progressive views is hypocritical.  Those with means who preach and rationalize the societal benefits of the welfare state and wealth redistribution should be first in line pay their fair share.  The fact that so many do not is another indication that their political motives are not so righteous.

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Leftist Actors Accused of Anti-Semitism

Posted by Steve Markowitz on August 3, 2014

In previous postings this Blog has proffered the view that the dangers of racism and anti-Semitism emanating from Progressives and Leftists are increasing.  This view is in opposite of the narrative the Left promotes of its views.  However, their actions demonstrate a dark side of their philosophies.

Relating to racism, or for that matter sexism, the Left often promotes the view that people of color, as well as women, are somehow unable to complete on a level playing field in the business and academic world.  The numbers of African Americans and women in high places of government and all sectors of the world proves this to be fallacious.  That raises questions as to the nations behind the Left’s continued use of this narrative.  At best it is to support industries that profit from the narrative.  The alternative is darker.

Jon VoightConcerning anti-Semitism, many on the Left now have a strong anti-Israeli bias.  In an effort to cover up the building anti-Semitism within the movement, criticism is typically couched with claims such as they are not anti-Semitic, but merely anti-Israeli policy.  While Israel, as with any country, should be open to criticism, the vitriol behind the Left’s attacks, as well as the disproportionate use of these attacks against Israel, indicate a motivation that goes beyond policy disagreements.  The open anti-Semitism openly promoted by Hamas, other Muslim radicals, and in the protests currently ongoing in various countries, also supports this conclusion.

Hollywood is not only one of the most vocal proponents of Leftist philosophies in the United States, but also a significant monetary contributor to politicians who promote Leftist causes, including President Obama.  That is not to say that all in Hollywood share the leftist dogma.

One actor who has been an outspoken critic of the Left is Jon Voight.  This week Voight attacked fellow actors including Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz for signing an open letter that was highly critical of Israel’s war against Hamas.  Voigt did not pull any punches accusing his fellow actors of fanning the flames of worldwide anti-Semitism.  Excerpts supplied by The Hollywood Reporter are included below, a refreshing view that is to avoid of political correctness or double-talk.

Jon Voight:

I am heartsick that people like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem could incite anti-Semitism all over the world and are oblivious to the damage they have caused.

They are obviously ignorant of the whole story of Israel’s birth, when in 1948 the Jewish people were offered by the UN a portion of the land originally set aside for them in 1921 – and the Arab Palestinians were offered the other half.

The Arabs rejected the offer, and the Jews accepted – only to be attacked by five surrounding Arab countries committed to driving them into the sea.  The Arabs tried again in 1967 and again in 1973.

Each time, the Jews prevailed, but not without great loss of life.  And yet, Israel has always labored for a peaceful relation with its Arab neighbors.  It voluntarily returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt in return for peace, and gave the Palestinians all of Gaza as a peace gesture.

What was the response?  The Palestinians elected Hamas, a terrorist organization, and they immediately began firing thousands of rockets into Israel.

I am asking all my peers who signed that poison letter against Israel to examine their motives.  Can you take back the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now?

You should hang your heads in shame.  You should come forth with deep regrets for what you did – and ask for forgiveness from the suffering people in Israel.

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2014 World Events Eerily Mimic Those of 1914

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 20, 2014

Lee sent in the email posted below that shows he is a student of history.  The issues he refers to led to the First World War and the death of millions.  That war ended with the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 during which Progressives basically re-created the map of the world, changing boundaries of many countries and creating new ones that previously did not exist.  These actions were ultimately catastrophic and led to the Second World War, a mere 20 years later, with even worse consequences for mankind.  Remarkably, Progressives are rarely blamed for the tragedy of their creation.

It is interesting to consider how history may have played out had World War I not ended with an armistice, but instead the total defeat of Germany with the victors marching through the streets of Berlin.  At the very least this would have eliminated the argument of those who sided with Hitler and other German nationalist who blamed the surrender on German minorities and traders.

Many of problems and confrontations between countries today are the result of the misplaced Progressive interventions in the world order.  While the problems of the Middle East are often presented by Progressives as merely the confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians, these two entities are but bit players in the overall problems.  The events in many Arab countries since the Arab Spring are the result of Progressive map redrawing.  The Arab Spring was but the beginning of a fragmentation and undoing of the Progressive’s interventions.  The 140,000 killed in the Syrian Civil War can be attributed to these lame interventions.

There are many parallels today to the early part of the 20th century.  Smaller groups of people are becoming nationalistic.  The world has a tyrant in Russia that is beginning to exert himself in other countries, similar to the actions of Kaiser Wilhelm.  There is a relatively new power in the Pacific, China, which is mimicking the increasing power and militarism of Japan in the early 20th century.  The English Empire was at its pinnacle, similar to the current situation of the United States.  Finally, the United States has a radically Progressive president that matches the logic of President Woodrow Wilson.  Like Wilson, Obama does not want to exert American influence on a worldwide basis, believing that somehow the goodness of man will take the place of such intervention.

A great history of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference is available in “Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World” by Margaret MacMillan.  It is doubtful that Barack Obama read this book.

History is a wonderful guide for problem avoidance.  Unfortunately, its message is often critical of human behavior, a reality that Progressives cannot tolerate.

Lee’s comments:

WSJ letter to Editor today is sobering.

The writer recalls why, in 1914, the progressives knew that war with Germany was impossible.  They all believed that the European economy was dependent on relationships.  Wrong.

England was the dominant power, with a web of colonies and resources that spanned the earth.  France and Germany were jealous and aggressive toward this tiny seafaring island.  One murder triggered the death of millions.  What followed created a century of conflict.  That fact that history has been kind to the progressive movement is a puzzle.  I am convinced the answer is simple.  Progressive types are convinced of their superiority and seek power because of ego.

If Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Castro, et al, had met an early death, other ego driven types would have written only a slightly different history.

Students of history understand progressive/aggressive monsters, but are powerless against their endless rants that set fire to the masses.  The silence of the American people against our current progressive tyrant is shameful.   Each outrage lowers the bar for the next lie.  Shovel ready work in 2008 is now digging the grave of our long lost Republic. 

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Left Blames Oklahoma Tragedy on Climate Change

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 21, 2013

Even before the dead have been buried in Oklahoma, Progressives are attempting to use this horrific tragedy for political gain.  Last night, CNN’s Leftist commentator Piers Morgan was interviewing climate scientist Bill Nye and asked:

Piers Morgan – “As a scientist, when you hear about the size, scale, power, devastation of this tornado, what does it tell you about the ongoing debate about climate change?

Bill Nye – Instead of offering a straightforward answer which would have had been that he did not know, the scientist responded: “Thunderstorms are driven by heat and a tornado is a super thunderstorm — result of a super thunderstorm. So you’ve got to figure that if there’s more heat driving the storm then there’s going to be more tornadoes.  Now this is the kind of thing that is worth investigating,” This is but a weasel worded way of saying he did not know.

If Piers Morgan wanted an honest response concerning any connection between the tornado and global warming he could have asked the scientist if the amount of tornadoes and their ferocity have changed over the decades.  But question might lead to an inconvenient truth.

It is not surprising that the Left would use human tragedy to further political aims.  It is a hallmark of their modus operandi.  Whether the event be the shooting of children in Connecticut or the death of Oklahomans by tornado, the Left never lets a crisis go unused.

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Boston Marathon Terrorism and Multiculturalism

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 6, 2013

In the aftermath of Sandy Hook Connecticut massacre, Progressives were quick to find a culprit; the assault-style rifle.  The fact that the killer, Adam Lanza, was mentally ill, a product of broken family, and raised by a mother who saw fit to introduce her mentally ill son to guns garnered little attention in the mainstream media.  These omissions were not by accident.  Digging into such issues would get dangerously close to areas that could damage the façade of the Progressives agenda.

Tsarnaev PhotoIt is interesting to compare the Left’s quick, but misguided, conclusion relating to Sandy Hook to the more recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon.  Guns were not used to kill and maim at the Marathon so they were spared from an assault by the Left.  However, like the tragedy in Sandy Hook, there are important issues that demand discussion, but are being ignores by the mainstream MEDIA.  This includes the American government being informed by the Russians that one of the perpetrators had terrorist connections, but took no serious action.  That same person left America for a six-month visit to an area full of terrorists, but still no action from the government.  In addition, one of the students who covered up for the suspects after the bombing remains in United States on a student visa, even though he is no longer a student.  The mainstream media remains silent on these issues for fear they would bring into question the failure of government its Progressive policies.

What the Left fears most from the tragedy known as the Boston Marathon Bombing is the fact that its cause is deeply rooted in the Progressive agenda.  One leg of this agenda is the Left’s push for multiculturalism, an issue that is deeply rooted in the relatively new phenomena of immigrants disliking their adopted country.  Mike Gonzalez published an op-ed in the Denver Post, included below, that rightly attacks multiculturalism.

Gonzalez: Wrong message on assimilation

By Mike Gonzalez, The Heritage Foundation

In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, many are asking how someone who came to America at the age of 9, attended some of our best schools, captained the wrestling team, went to the prom and became a citizen could have inflicted such a devastating attack on our society. The emerging evidence suggests that part of the answer is that no one in the past decade taught Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to love America, or at least did a very poor job of it.

But we know one thing for sure: He wasn’t taught that assimilation into American society was desirable.  As I’m finding while researching a book on Hispanics – indeed, what I experienced as a young Cuban coming to this country in the early 1970s – we no longer teach patriotic assimilation.  By that I mean love of country, not just its creature comforts.

We teach the opposite, in fact – that we’re all groups living cheek by jowl with one another, all with different advantages and legal class protection statuses, but not really all part of the same national fabric.  In other words, we teach multiculturalism and diversity, and are officially making assimilation very hard to achieve.

If Dzhokhar and his brother Tamarlan are guilty of the acts of terrorism they are accused of because they succumbed to Islamist radicalism, then they are monsters who are personally responsible for turning against the land that welcomed them.  Tamarlan has paid with his life, and Dzhokhar will be dealt judgment.

But as we grapple now with the thorny question of immigration, how to handle the millions of people who started to arrive at mid-century in a massive immigration wave, we could do worse than look at the affairs in Boston for a clue on whether our current approach works.

First let’s look at the brothers Tsarnaev.  For a hint on their motivation we have no less an authority than their uncle Ruslan.  Asked why his nephews had bombed the Boston Marathon, he replied with the now famous line, “Being losers, hatred to those who were able to settle themselves; these are the only reasons I can imagine of.”

In other words, failure to assimilate provided the fertile ground that allowed the bad seed of radical Islamism to take root.  Ruslan’s reply resonates especially because it contrasts so greatly with his own view.  Here’s what he said he teaches his own children: “This is the ideal micro-world in the entire world. I respect this country.  I love this country.  This country – which gives chance to everybody else to be treated as a human being.”

Then we have tweets that 19-year-old Dzhokhar, now clinging to life after a shootout with Watertown, Mass., police, has sent over the last few months.  Two in particular display a disdain for the country that gave him refuge, sent him to the prestigious Cambridge Rindge and Latin Academy and gave him a scholarship to attend the University of Massachusetts.

On Nov. 6, the night of the elections, @J—Tsar tweeted out “america is impervious to the fxxkery #justforthisoneday. On March 14, 2012, Dzhokhar averred, “a decade in america already, i want out.”

As we can see, Dzhokhar had mastered the lingo of an American, but not the patriotism that once went along with it.  As Peggy Noonan said in a prescient column in 2006:

“We are not assimilating our immigrants patriotically now. We are assimilating them culturally. Within a generation their children speak Valley Girl on cell phones.  ‘So I’m like no,’ and he’s all ‘yeah,’ and I’m like, ‘In your dreams.’ “Whether their parents are from Trinidad, Bosnia, Lebanon or Chile, their children, once Americans, know the same music, the same references, watch the same shows. And to a degree and in a way it will hold them together.  But not forever and not in a crunch.”

What’s even worse is that this state of affairs is the result of decision we made.  We didn’t just get lazy and stopped teaching immigrants (and natives) to love America; we decided to stop and made assimilation a dirty word that connoted coercion and loss of ancestral culture.  This despite all the evidence that assimilation, as preached and practiced since the nation’s founding, was not coercive nor did it demand an end to St. Patrick’s Day parades or love of Italian cooking.

In a retrospectively timely paper this month, the Hudson Institute reviewed evidence from a Harris Interactive Survey that showed that a large patriotic gap exists between naturalized Americans and native born.  On such questions as to which should be the highest legal authority in the land, the Constitution or international law, or whether they considered themselves Americans or “citizens of the world”, native Americans saying the Constitution and U.S. citizen led naturalized Americans by more than 30 points.

“Why is there this large patriotic gap between native-born and naturalized citizens?” asked the Hudson researchers. “American leaders have essentially altered our de-facto assimilation policy from Americanization (or patriotic integration) to a multiculturalism that emphasizes ethnic group consciousness at the expense of American common culture.  In short, we have sent immigrants the wrong message on assimilation.”

It wasn’t always so.  We debated assimilation vs. multiculturalism in the 1910s, and chose the former.  The Greatest Generation that ensued met Noonan’s “crunch test.”

Over the past few days, many people pondering the question of how the Tsarnaevs could have acted the way they did have discounted that lack of assimilation could be the case, emphasizing that the brothers Tsarnaev lived in Cambridge, “one of the most diverse and inclusive places in America.”

The problem is indeed with an “inclusive” approach that considers it wrong to teach love of a country so generous that it takes in two foreigners from a far-away land, gives them refuge, welcomes them in and gives them a free education.  To have done so might have precluded the radical brain washing that led to the bombing.

Mike Gonzalez is vice president of communications for The Heritage Foundation.

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Liberal Logic-2

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 5, 2013

Makes perfect sense to some!

Liberal Logic 101b

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Newsweek Compares Obama to Christ

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 20, 2013

The mainstream media has had a Leftist bent throughout modern history.  Over most of this time period they kept their bias in the closet.  While admitting Progressive views, they created the false façade that it did not interfere with reporting.  In recent years the media has given up on all pretense of unbiased reporting.

Barack Obama became the darling of the Leftist media even before his first election.  In Obama they found a fellow Progressive educated and raised amongst the same radicals revered in journalistic schools.  The media ignored Obama’s character flaws including his 20-year attendance in a racist church and that he had the weakest resume of any candidate to run for the presidency.

On Friday, one of the stodgy old names of the mainstream media, Newsweek, removed the last vestige of impartiality of the press.  Now an online magazine, it included the heading “The Second Coming” along with a photograph of Barack Obama looking much like Caesar in announcing Obama’s second term.  While the Left would rid America of established religions, it would replace them with a new one of Progressivism.

Modern history offers examples of leaders who either placed themselves or were placed in a higher stature than their countrymen’s.  Such leader worshiping generally does not end up well. What the Newsweek cover stands for should be of concern to all Americans.

Obama the King

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Conservative Remorse

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 8, 2012

The election is over, but the consternation of Conservatives is just beginning.  It is natural after the election defeat that Republicans and conservatives in particular are feeling low.  Some express the belief that this loss signifies a tipping point, marking the beginning of the end of conservatism in America and will lead the Country towards European type socialism.

Jim Maloney, a contributor to this Blog said: ” Unfortunately the election results show that Obama has made good on his promise (threat) to “fundamentally change the United States”.  We now officially have more people in the wagon than are pulling the wagon.  The country is hanging by a thread and another 4 years of this will leave us with something none of us will recognize.

Bob Lonsberry in his post titled The GOP Died Last Night said:

  • “Somewhere in the suburbs of Cleveland, on the shore of Lake Erie, in the decisions of some suburban voters, the Republican Party stopped being a nationally viable political organization.”
  • “The nation has changed, the values have been replaced, the demographics are different.”
  • “Last night was a tipping point, …..  The margins will grow, the base will shrink, the tide will turn and the day will pass.”
  • “More specifically, America wants liberal.  It wants an activist, empowered government, imposing fairness and supporting entitlement.”
  • “It was the last chance to gain a last national electoral victory over the Democratic coalition – Latinos, blacks, gays, feminists, trade unionists, government employees and welfare beneficiaries.”
  • “Four years from now, more of the older conservative voters will be dead, and more of the younger liberal voters will be registered to vote.”

Both Jim and Bob make valid points.  However, this Blog believes that their dire conclusions are premature.

Too many America’s including corporations and individuals now look to the government for support and betterment.  This offers an advantage to the Democrats who promise the most “treats”.  However, there is an invisible partner working against the Liberals.  The unfailing law of supply and demand will cause disappointment for those looking for government handouts.  The very system and corruption that Liberal politicians use to retain power is top-heavy and will implode, likely during the tenure Barack Obama, due to unsustainable economics.  This will necessitate cuts in benefits to the very constituents that voted the Liberals in power.  At that time the electorate will be open to more sound economic approaches.

Another block of Americans that voted against Romney is Hispanics.  However, this category is an unnatural creation of Progressive government.  Ones language does not connote a culture or political view when the individuals come from varied countries.  Immigrants from Eastern Europe throughout history entered American politics from the Left only to move to the Right as they climb the social ladder.  While improvement is currently more difficult due to Progressive politics, Spanish-speaking citizens will also move the Right as they are forced to pay increasing taxes for others.

While minorities and special interests were major forces behind the President’s victory, Obama won the vote of the Country’s biggest majority; women.  While some voted Democratic because of economic handouts and radically pro-abortion policies, others voted for Obama because of what they perceive as Republican policies that are intrusive to individual woman’s rights.  The Republican Party must return to Libertarian values that limits governmental powers only to those expressly granted under the Constitution.  It is disingenuous for Republicans to castigate the Left for interpreting the Constitution as a living document when they do the same for their pet peeves.

It is undeniable that Tuesday’s election results are a repudiation of Republican and conservative policies.  However, to conclude that this is a sign of the end of conservatism in America is premature.  Let us remember that it was only two years ago that the Tea Party dominated the midterm elections.  Still later, the Scott Walker recall was soundly defeated in Wisconsin.  It was

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