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When Winning An Election Means No More than an East German Olympic Gold Medal in Swimming

How many times in your life have you heard “This is the most important election in the history of our country”?

Mark this: There is only one most important election in any country’s history. And that is the one that promises to be the last free election if the wrong side wins.
This is the one.

America stands athwart a threshold of first instances, for no nation has ever stood at this crossroads before. Take the right path, and we remain that shining beacon to the rest of mankind. Take the other and we become as predictable and ordinary as a Mussolini takeover in Italy, a Lenin takeover in Russia, or a Bonaparte takeover in France. For where the next generations of those new American leaders will take them, it has all been written down before. From the Dark Ages forward we already know how the next generation, and likely the next, will play out in America once the socialists get into power.

And although Mitt Romney was off a little in his math, we know at least 35% of Americans are chomping at the bit to get us there.

In this coming election we are not so much deciding between Romney and Obama, or even Republicans and Democrats, as to what will be the very foundations upon which the republic rests.

Will we remain a republic? Yes, they’ll keep the name, socialists have always been fond of “republik”. But in the clearest terms, Obama has already said “no” to the old-time definition.

Do we stay on the old road and remain an imperfect, sometimes stumbling, sweaty, oafish but free republic with a Constitution written by free men for free men, (what Obama calls the “tired old policies of the past”)? Or do we choose Door #2 and turn down a planned, and dimly-lit, two-tone path lined with armies of well-dressed, well-educated managers, the 5%, the riggers of the system, standing watch over the 95% of the rest of us, all equal in our shared misery and below-averageness? Can anyone sing “The Song of the Volga boatmen”?

Talk about reluctant heroes, the great sadness here is that the Party who must win in order to prevent this catastrophe either doesn’t know this to be the case, or is purposely, or vainly, ignoring it. Why Republicans are afraid to use the words “socialism” or “Marxism” is anyone’s guess, but I am beginning to see that at least Mitt Romney knows, even if he won’t say so. This enthuses me, for he will know what to do once installed, and no longer worries about his campaign consultants.

I write this only to speak to the one point that many conservative Americans feel today, “Well, okay, if it turns out these guys are really taking us down the road to socialism, we’ll just throw them out next time around.”

This certainly seems to be the notion of several conservative pundits, Bill Kristol, Peggy Noonan, George Will, and yes, Erick Erickson, now that he has also has a taste of what it’s like to be inside the establishment. They all know that, for them, the dance will in fact go on. They, and their families will be spared our fate.  (I know this is Bill O’Reilly’s first concern, not having to put up with the kind of harassment from government the rest of us do.) They will be part of the 5%, albeit the token part, for the socialists will always need to keep some conservatives around for appearances.

Orchestrated properly it will be almost a generation before the 95% know they’ve been had. And by then, as I learned in Russia, Motel 6 will be the best hotel in town, the new-and-improved Volt the best car (for those who can afford it), and gruel on every menu, and lines a block long wherever potatoes can be found.

The first law our 95% will learn, and so we must understand now, since Kristol won’t tell us, is that we won’t get a chance to ever vote them out. That’s a Marxist law (which Ortega cavalierly ignored); once you achieve power by the vote you make it impossible ever to lose power by the same means.

My first lawyer-mentor in state government (in the 1960s’) was a Marxist, and this is what he told me.

For forty years Americans have marched to the polls, then nodded in complacent approval as some little liberty here, a freedom there, (usually someone else’s) had been diluted or sliced away. All those little slices have led to this moment, for now we stand at a choice that once done can’t be undone in this lifetime. What we could have done with an angry phone call, a letter, an email, a loud vote, these past forty years will be postponed and shifted to the shoulders of our children or our children’s children to be taken back, if at all, but with their blood.

We are hewing the log today that will be their cross to bear.

The Franchise

My friends and I have been working on a list of things that must remain outside politics in order for the Constitution and the Republic to survive. The inviolability of the Bill of Rights is certainly among them.

This could all become moot relatively soon, but also on the list is the inviolability of the franchise, the aforementioned vote we will use to make this crucial choice and, in our minds at least, use to undo our mistake four years ago. It’s always been easy to write a cheat-proof voting law, one page should do, but we have watched over the years those regulations increase to hundreds of pages, all designed with the intent to minimize, not expand the strength and value of the franchise. Ohio proved how well this has worked in 2008.

I bring up the fragility of the vote here because I don’t expect Pres Obama to suddenly come out on the Capitol steps on January 22 and announce that heretofore, the national language will be Albanian. The planned path into socialism, while drastic, even draconian, will all be very orderly, all under the cover of legal elections.

We have watched (idly, for the most part) a 30 year process of subverting the electoral process. It has been intentional yet so covert in its intent that even state bureaucrats, local ward heelers and ballot box stuffers did not know the end game. Race and race alone has been the shield that has allowed them to operate this long, this openly and this criminally. Now is “their time” as Obama still reminds them

November 4th may be America’s last chance to vote freely. Oh, there will still be elections and that’s the point. As true democracy hobbles down, Americans will continue to dutifully exercise the franchise, in fact, the percentages will go up. The constitutionalists out there won’t be shot, or imprisoned, or sent to the Gulag. They will simply be diminished, as so many have actually worked hard to accomplish themselves these past four years. Mitch will always be around to fill out a foursome. No matter how white hot the heat they think will be in their message, they will lose every election. The next Ronald Reagan, and the next, and the next, will lose, all fair and square. And most citizens will walk away and just wonder, “Well I’ll be. Oh, well, maybe next time.”

But in a generation there will be no next time. In two generations there will be little memory of what sort of hope even raced through the heart of grandma and grandpa back in Ought Twelve. In Generation Three there will be no memory at all…until someone on the West Coast picks up a story on Internet Free America from Shanghai (that slipped past Yahoo!’s filters), about kids over there wearing blue jeans and listening to rock and roll. Damn! What have we been missing out on? And it will start all over again.

If the Marxists have their way, by 2016, an election in America will carry no more honest value than an East German gold medal in swimming.

The citizen-voters will go quietly and innocently about their way, never knowing their vote has been diluted and their choices doped. The fix will be in, and, just as those thousands of DDR athletes who were secretly drugged, our history will be locked away with the caretakers.

If you are to vote on November 6th, vote as if it were your last one, for there are approximately 40% committed citizens out there who hope that it is.

vassarbushmills
Citizen With Bark On

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  1. That’s what’s odd. Many people are so complacent. They think some evil leader is going to be a TV/Movie villain, rubbing his hands together and yelling his evil laugh, moooo hhaaaa haaaaaa. Since that hasn’t happened, we have plenty of time to wait in line for the Iphone5.

    I remember visiting a small Baptist Church when I lived in Atlanta. Never forget the sermon. The message was, the devil’s greatest line is, “you’ve got plenty of time to repent, change your ways, live it up now.” Many of us are doing just that, floating along, letting things happen, not getting involved.

    The message paralleled this:

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

    “other” sites are waking up a bit to the total propaganda lying media, but nothing on grass roots activism. Nothing. They are only playing the political campaign game, oooh, listen to me, or how the Romney campaign is screwing up by not listening to me. All this while America burns. Like a quarterback taking precious time in a final 2minute drill drive, after each play to dress down a player to prove he was right.

    Obama is boiling the frog and its pretty sick a large chunk of people voluntarily jumped in the pot.

    • Well hello there. Didn’t know you were a member here but welcome.

      Gotta go with Vassar though. Never has America seen such fundamental “transformation” in so short of a time than in these last 4 years. And not for the better, either. We are fighting for our lives and for future generations.

      • Lincoln, FDR, and LBJ all transformed the US. Obama has transformed nothing. He’s puttered about in a very moderate way. He hasn’t created a single major new program or made a single major change in American life. Obamacare? It’s a few modest regulations that leave private insurance pretty much the same. FDR, who passed Social Security, and LBJ, who passed Medicare, might’ve mistaken Obama for a Republican. Come 2016, we’ll hear that Hillary is the true Antichrist. For some reason a lot of conservatives always think the world is about to end. Maybe it comes from reading Revelation too much.

        • Wow. Where should we start here? Obama makes America a weak laughing stock, bows to foreign dignitaries, hates our military, took us to $16T debt, EOs stuff in when he doesn’t get his way, trashed our Constitution, sues states over immigration & voter registration laws, gives amnesty to kids of illegals, takes away the work requirement for welfare recipients, grants massive new power to the EPA that results in thousands of new regs killing our fossil fuel sector, fires a contractor he hired when he didn’t get the results he wanted, had the BP spill report altered, throws Israel under the bus, puts billions into bogus wind & energy companies he is in bed with and then go bankrupt, bails out a car company that makes cars which catch on fire which ironically need electricity to charge which is usually created by coal which he has vowed to bankrupt, fails to protect our embassies & consulates and continues to campaign and party right after one of our ambassadors is brutally murdered.

          Want more?? If that’s not “transforming America” I don’t know what is.

        • Yes, when I put my pocket copy of Revelations down and thought about it a while, I had to admit that it is a routine thing for “a few modest regulations” to make their way to the top of the Supreme Court agenda, to be decided by a 5-4 margin. In fact, the regulations were so modest that thousands and thousands of waivers had to be issued, and the Class provision had to be abandoned because HHS couldn’t figure out how to implement it, it was such an ….. un-taxing proposition.
          One minor disagreement, though – we are unlikely to worry about Hillary being an antiChrist, more to be fondly remembered as a reset button pusher and Muslim parody film trailer reviewer. She’s just the best.

        • Yeah whatever, pal. Obamacare “not a major program”, and de facto cap-and-trade done by executive order, pushing the debt from $10T to $16T in under 4 years.
          .
          Perhaps just he’s just not transforming things and deconstructing the Constitution fast enough to suit you the commies, marxists, anarchists and other freedom-haters.
          .
          Now that there is a shame. When the Obamanistas are kicked out on their ears in November and your lofty ambitions are short-circuited before they could come to fruition, I hope you don’t cry in your beer too much.
          .
          That would be a waste of good alcohol.

        • Considering how Obama has managed to cause America to lose respect in the world, be weakened economically (now we’re ranked 18th from 2nd), and militarily we’re spending blood and treasure for no good cause, and he added 6 trillion dollars to our debt in 3 1/2 yrs (a record) and HIS Obamacare is going to destroy one of the best health care systems in the world, I imagine he’ll go down as pretty significant in our history.

          Will you be rioting in the streets like they do in Greece when the entitlements are cut off because there isn’t any money? Will you be marching with Lenin’s band? Stalin’s? Really, that’s what people like you with Liberal’s disease do – though, funny thing, your type never sees them coming…(for you).

    • As my Arabs friends say, “You have no eyes.” 2008 should have been the last free vote in America, but perhaps God is on our side after all, for thanks to Obama’s glittering incompetence we have a second chance. Your attempt to deflect away from Obama and back to FDR and LBJ confirms that you too understand the significance of this vote. As God warned Noah, “How long can you tread waters?”

          • There will always be one last chance because conservative pundits and politicians will always need to make a living frightening people with doom in the near future—a future that never comes. In 1940, Republicans used the campaign slogan “Third term means dictatorship.” Things haven’t changed much since then.

            In 2016 you’ll write much as you do now. Only then you’ll say that God spared us doom in the Obama years but if we let Hillary win this time, it really will be the end.

            • You’ve been misinformed. son. No one here makes a living at this.. In 2016 we will write about what a sorry picture you are, standing outside the candy store window looking in.

              We must really frighten you, for you have said nothing about the status quo is good. We have said much about it that is bad.

              • If you don’t even get paid for this fearmongering, that’s even sadder. At any rate, it’s strange how conservatives claim that America is both perfect in every respect and an earthly hell due to the Kenyan secret Muslim who is both feckless and the most brutally efficient dictator since Stalin. If I wete a cynic, I’d find it entertaining.

                • 1) You’re not old enough to be a cynic. You have to have actually seen things first. But to your point, you have no point. I’m trying to be polite and teach you stuff here, boy. This is a GOTV essay, Get Out the Vote. What are you trying to say? Don’t vote? I understand all the “workers of the world unite” catchphrase crap, but seriously, you have to learn to read what the writer is trying to say. We studied that in 8th grade….in 1958. What is the author’s point? Why not bring in the Dred Scott Opinion? Obama isn’t a part of this essay. Socialism is, and If you’re for it, say so and defend it. Be brave. You’re writing like a sneaky coward. I know, even call friends, many communists, in Bulgaria, Bulgaria, Serbia, Lebanon and Kenya. You are not one of them. They would not recognize you.
                  Nazdrayviya

                  • Neither Obama nor other US Dems are socialists and if you think they are, you don’t know what socialism is (state ownership, control, and direct management of all enterprise, setting of wages and prices). And “na zdorovye” is something Russians say when you thank them for a good meal or compliment their cooking. “Za zdorovye” is a toast (“To your health!”).

                    • ROTFL, at your ignorance and arrogance, sqeptiq. Mr. Bushmills could run rings around you in the Eastern European language department. The irony, you couldn’t even get the reason why he left you with such a salutation. He is this site’s own “Charles Krauthammer.”

                      BTW, Obama is a Marxist, and the Lefties in this country, (including you, Mr. wanna be) range the gamut from Communist/socialist/fascist. You seem like you’d like the fascist modis operandi. The one thing they all have in common is their anti-Americanism. I suspect you are too young and immature to understand such a thing, but someday, perhaps…

                    • If you think Obama’s a Marxist, you haven’t the foggiest notion of Marxism. He’s a moderate capitalist, a bit to the right of the UK’s Tories. Что касается Господина Бушмиллса, то я буду рад беседовать с ним по-русски когда только он хочет.

                    • To put you straight, Obama joined the socialist party in Chicago in 1991 in order to get their support. Card-carrying. Personally I agree with you as I don’t think any American can be a true Marxist. At least none of my old Party member friend from Russia or Bulgaria think so. I call them Cliff’s Notes Marxists. Not sure what you are, but you have a penchant for saying things you can’t possibly know to be true. I face to face with a Marxist, or for that matter a Libertarian, you’d never make it off the stage alive. FYI

                    • Could you just tell what I said on this page or anywhere that led you to bring up Bulgaria or the Bulgarian language? This mystifies me.

                    • If you think that’s how Russians speak, you have a bad dictionary or phrasebook, Skippy. It’s obvious you don’t speak yje language.

                    • I worked in Russia and east Europe for almost 20 years. You inability to connect even the simplest of dots astounds me. I saw the Hammer and Sickle come down over Kiev. This is why I know you’re young, for no Russian or East European yearns for the good old days you seem to harken back to.

                      You’re a guest here, so mind your manners. Just understand you haven’t the education, experience, depth of knowledge to match any of these regulars here, so you will not be long allowed to instruct us in anything (especially since you’ve been factually wrong in everything you’ve said). Ask a question and we’ll answer, and we’ll expect the same in return. That’s called a dialogue.

                      Try it. In fact, for light reading pick up Plato and see if you can follow Socrates for even a paragraph. He connects more dots in one paragraph than you have in all the time you been here. It’s not political mind you, just a way to think and talk.

                    • For “yje,” read “the.” By the way, why are you on about Bulgaria? I referenced neither it nor the Bulgarian language, only Russian.

                    • You are welcome to visit more often, son, Bring your friends. This site is 75% about what we believe in, and 25 about what we don’t believe in. We believe in the Constitution, liberty, honor, integrity, and we don’t believe in socialism of any stripe, moral cowardice, you know, stuff like that. This is not about what we don’t like, which is not the same as what we don’t believe in. Socialism is not the same as broccoli, although at this point I’m not sure you know the difference between socialism and broccoli, or a big Milky Way candy bar.

                      Since you didn’t come here to persuade, but rather to chastise, I wonder why? Go sit alone in your bedroom and ask yourself why it is you can’t reveal what you mean to others, or even yourself?> I think it is because you really don’t know. As I often say, you can only connect two dots.

                      I invite you to read what these people write, and ask why they write it. We’re all 30+ years older than you, so for one, we’ve seen a lot more. We’ve raised children, even buried them. We’re almost all professionals. Try that third dot on for size.

                      Thus endeth the lesson.

                    • Thanks. I will. I’ll be sure to read your stuff in particular. It’s worth its weight in comedy gold for the pomposity alone. “Thus endeth the lesson.”

                • And here in lies the rub, my twit friend. Conservs don’t believe they need or want to, get paid for defending our great nation called America. Nor should we. It’s what we signed up for and we are in it for the long haul. Forever.

                    • I am well. But I would invite you to take a look around and see what is NOT here. No PayPal button. No ads. No links to retailers. That should give anyone pause about what this site is really about. We aren’t hawking gold, or even a newsletter or shelf stable food. We know instinctively what to do and how to go about it. God Bless America. And He has.

  2. As it is said the follies of youth and their willingness to follow the shiny, bouncy baubles right into the abyss.
    The liberal mindset is an all encompassing dross.

    We as Americans have a choice to make. Freedom and being accountable to ourselves; or Slavery to the State with a few in total control and the rest of us living a diminished future.

  3. *chuckling*

    Tell me sqeptiq, what is your life experience? Many of us here have served this Nation both in the public forum and behind the scenes. Some have even walked in the shadows and been to hell and back.

    So what have you done with your oh so very young life?

  4. Consider the possibility that a complete financial collapse occurs under a Romney presidency, catalyzed by BIG BRObama’s spending and years of debt from both Dems and RINO’s, complete with California, New York, and assorted other Blue states going bankrupt.

    You can bet the few pennies left in any bank then that the Dems will be waging even worse class warfare, blaming any tax breaks or spending cuts inaugurated early in a Romney presidency, and demanding nationalization of all major companies and financial institutions. You can also bet the possibly hyper-inflated dollars left in circulation that signs saying “MAObama 2016” will be sprouting everywhere.

    If Romney/Ryan can avoid caving into RINO’s wanting to act like Dems during such a crisis, they will be able to blunt any such collapse. If they act like “compassionate Dems” they will exacerbate the situation and give “BIG BRObama 2016” legitimacy.

    If MAObama wins in 44 days, expect everything in the 2nd paragraph to be enacted, when the collapse occurs, except they will continue to blame W. Bush for everything instead of Romney.

    And concerning East Germany: its official name was the “German Democratic Republic.”

    Its unofficial name in West Germany was the “German Undemocratic Unrepublic.”

    • Actually, DDR. You’re right of course, the flip of the coin is whether Romney and Team will lean to the GOP or the people what brought him to the dance once in power. A methodical technocrat and mission man, I think he’ll do his damndest to avoid the collapse you outline. And I think he an Ryan are fully prepped on the fire from both the Left and the wobbly GOP that will ensue.Courage walking into fire is nothing compared to courage under fire. Time will tell..

      • Ja, die Deutsche Demokratische Republik! Die Gelegenheit hatte ich im Jahre 1989, die DDR mit meinen Schülern zu besuchen, und das war ein sehr interessantes Erlebnis! 🙂

        Like seeing hardly any stores at all in the center of East Berlin, or seeing little booths on street corners with one-way mirrors so that the Secret Police (“Stasi” : the descendant of the Gestapo) could watch the few people on the streets…like us! We saw the spot where the last person trying to escape across the Berlin Wall was shot dead…in February 1989. We were there in the summer, and of course in November the deceased could have just walked across!

        But even in the summer it was not real obvious that things would collapse so quickly.

        A lesson for us here! A large collapse could occur with little warning.

  5. We are hewing the log today that will be their cross to bear.

    That is one of the most profound summations of our current situation, vassar, that I’ve read. It ranks up there with the climax of Reagan’s prescient “A Time for Choosing” where he stated:

    You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

  1. That’s what’s odd. Many people are so complacent. They think some evil leader is going to be a TV/Movie villain, rubbing his hands together and yelling his evil laugh, moooo hhaaaa haaaaaa. Since that hasn’t happened, we have plenty of time to wait in line for the Iphone5.

    I remember visiting a small Baptist Church when I lived in Atlanta. Never forget the sermon. The message was, the devil’s greatest line is, “you’ve got plenty of time to repent, change your ways, live it up now.” Many of us are doing just that, floating along, letting things happen, not getting involved.

    The message paralleled this:

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

    “other” sites are waking up a bit to the total propaganda lying media, but nothing on grass roots activism. Nothing. They are only playing the political campaign game, oooh, listen to me, or how the Romney campaign is screwing up by not listening to me. All this while America burns. Like a quarterback taking precious time in a final 2minute drill drive, after each play to dress down a player to prove he was right.

    Obama is boiling the frog and its pretty sick a large chunk of people voluntarily jumped in the pot.

    • Well hello there. Didn’t know you were a member here but welcome.

      Gotta go with Vassar though. Never has America seen such fundamental “transformation” in so short of a time than in these last 4 years. And not for the better, either. We are fighting for our lives and for future generations.

      • Lincoln, FDR, and LBJ all transformed the US. Obama has transformed nothing. He’s puttered about in a very moderate way. He hasn’t created a single major new program or made a single major change in American life. Obamacare? It’s a few modest regulations that leave private insurance pretty much the same. FDR, who passed Social Security, and LBJ, who passed Medicare, might’ve mistaken Obama for a Republican. Come 2016, we’ll hear that Hillary is the true Antichrist. For some reason a lot of conservatives always think the world is about to end. Maybe it comes from reading Revelation too much.

        • Wow. Where should we start here? Obama makes America a weak laughing stock, bows to foreign dignitaries, hates our military, took us to $16T debt, EOs stuff in when he doesn’t get his way, trashed our Constitution, sues states over immigration & voter registration laws, gives amnesty to kids of illegals, takes away the work requirement for welfare recipients, grants massive new power to the EPA that results in thousands of new regs killing our fossil fuel sector, fires a contractor he hired when he didn’t get the results he wanted, had the BP spill report altered, throws Israel under the bus, puts billions into bogus wind & energy companies he is in bed with and then go bankrupt, bails out a car company that makes cars which catch on fire which ironically need electricity to charge which is usually created by coal which he has vowed to bankrupt, fails to protect our embassies & consulates and continues to campaign and party right after one of our ambassadors is brutally murdered.

          Want more?? If that’s not “transforming America” I don’t know what is.

        • Yes, when I put my pocket copy of Revelations down and thought about it a while, I had to admit that it is a routine thing for “a few modest regulations” to make their way to the top of the Supreme Court agenda, to be decided by a 5-4 margin. In fact, the regulations were so modest that thousands and thousands of waivers had to be issued, and the Class provision had to be abandoned because HHS couldn’t figure out how to implement it, it was such an ….. un-taxing proposition.
          One minor disagreement, though – we are unlikely to worry about Hillary being an antiChrist, more to be fondly remembered as a reset button pusher and Muslim parody film trailer reviewer. She’s just the best.

        • Yeah whatever, pal. Obamacare “not a major program”, and de facto cap-and-trade done by executive order, pushing the debt from $10T to $16T in under 4 years.
          .
          Perhaps just he’s just not transforming things and deconstructing the Constitution fast enough to suit you the commies, marxists, anarchists and other freedom-haters.
          .
          Now that there is a shame. When the Obamanistas are kicked out on their ears in November and your lofty ambitions are short-circuited before they could come to fruition, I hope you don’t cry in your beer too much.
          .
          That would be a waste of good alcohol.

        • Considering how Obama has managed to cause America to lose respect in the world, be weakened economically (now we’re ranked 18th from 2nd), and militarily we’re spending blood and treasure for no good cause, and he added 6 trillion dollars to our debt in 3 1/2 yrs (a record) and HIS Obamacare is going to destroy one of the best health care systems in the world, I imagine he’ll go down as pretty significant in our history.

          Will you be rioting in the streets like they do in Greece when the entitlements are cut off because there isn’t any money? Will you be marching with Lenin’s band? Stalin’s? Really, that’s what people like you with Liberal’s disease do – though, funny thing, your type never sees them coming…(for you).

    • As my Arabs friends say, “You have no eyes.” 2008 should have been the last free vote in America, but perhaps God is on our side after all, for thanks to Obama’s glittering incompetence we have a second chance. Your attempt to deflect away from Obama and back to FDR and LBJ confirms that you too understand the significance of this vote. As God warned Noah, “How long can you tread waters?”

          • There will always be one last chance because conservative pundits and politicians will always need to make a living frightening people with doom in the near future—a future that never comes. In 1940, Republicans used the campaign slogan “Third term means dictatorship.” Things haven’t changed much since then.

            In 2016 you’ll write much as you do now. Only then you’ll say that God spared us doom in the Obama years but if we let Hillary win this time, it really will be the end.

            • You’ve been misinformed. son. No one here makes a living at this.. In 2016 we will write about what a sorry picture you are, standing outside the candy store window looking in.

              We must really frighten you, for you have said nothing about the status quo is good. We have said much about it that is bad.

              • If you don’t even get paid for this fearmongering, that’s even sadder. At any rate, it’s strange how conservatives claim that America is both perfect in every respect and an earthly hell due to the Kenyan secret Muslim who is both feckless and the most brutally efficient dictator since Stalin. If I wete a cynic, I’d find it entertaining.

                • 1) You’re not old enough to be a cynic. You have to have actually seen things first. But to your point, you have no point. I’m trying to be polite and teach you stuff here, boy. This is a GOTV essay, Get Out the Vote. What are you trying to say? Don’t vote? I understand all the “workers of the world unite” catchphrase crap, but seriously, you have to learn to read what the writer is trying to say. We studied that in 8th grade….in 1958. What is the author’s point? Why not bring in the Dred Scott Opinion? Obama isn’t a part of this essay. Socialism is, and If you’re for it, say so and defend it. Be brave. You’re writing like a sneaky coward. I know, even call friends, many communists, in Bulgaria, Bulgaria, Serbia, Lebanon and Kenya. You are not one of them. They would not recognize you.
                  Nazdrayviya

                  • Neither Obama nor other US Dems are socialists and if you think they are, you don’t know what socialism is (state ownership, control, and direct management of all enterprise, setting of wages and prices). And “na zdorovye” is something Russians say when you thank them for a good meal or compliment their cooking. “Za zdorovye” is a toast (“To your health!”).

                    • ROTFL, at your ignorance and arrogance, sqeptiq. Mr. Bushmills could run rings around you in the Eastern European language department. The irony, you couldn’t even get the reason why he left you with such a salutation. He is this site’s own “Charles Krauthammer.”

                      BTW, Obama is a Marxist, and the Lefties in this country, (including you, Mr. wanna be) range the gamut from Communist/socialist/fascist. You seem like you’d like the fascist modis operandi. The one thing they all have in common is their anti-Americanism. I suspect you are too young and immature to understand such a thing, but someday, perhaps…

                    • If you think Obama’s a Marxist, you haven’t the foggiest notion of Marxism. He’s a moderate capitalist, a bit to the right of the UK’s Tories. Что касается Господина Бушмиллса, то я буду рад беседовать с ним по-русски когда только он хочет.

                    • To put you straight, Obama joined the socialist party in Chicago in 1991 in order to get their support. Card-carrying. Personally I agree with you as I don’t think any American can be a true Marxist. At least none of my old Party member friend from Russia or Bulgaria think so. I call them Cliff’s Notes Marxists. Not sure what you are, but you have a penchant for saying things you can’t possibly know to be true. I face to face with a Marxist, or for that matter a Libertarian, you’d never make it off the stage alive. FYI

                    • Could you just tell what I said on this page or anywhere that led you to bring up Bulgaria or the Bulgarian language? This mystifies me.

                    • If you think that’s how Russians speak, you have a bad dictionary or phrasebook, Skippy. It’s obvious you don’t speak yje language.

                    • I worked in Russia and east Europe for almost 20 years. You inability to connect even the simplest of dots astounds me. I saw the Hammer and Sickle come down over Kiev. This is why I know you’re young, for no Russian or East European yearns for the good old days you seem to harken back to.

                      You’re a guest here, so mind your manners. Just understand you haven’t the education, experience, depth of knowledge to match any of these regulars here, so you will not be long allowed to instruct us in anything (especially since you’ve been factually wrong in everything you’ve said). Ask a question and we’ll answer, and we’ll expect the same in return. That’s called a dialogue.

                      Try it. In fact, for light reading pick up Plato and see if you can follow Socrates for even a paragraph. He connects more dots in one paragraph than you have in all the time you been here. It’s not political mind you, just a way to think and talk.

                    • For “yje,” read “the.” By the way, why are you on about Bulgaria? I referenced neither it nor the Bulgarian language, only Russian.

                    • You are welcome to visit more often, son, Bring your friends. This site is 75% about what we believe in, and 25 about what we don’t believe in. We believe in the Constitution, liberty, honor, integrity, and we don’t believe in socialism of any stripe, moral cowardice, you know, stuff like that. This is not about what we don’t like, which is not the same as what we don’t believe in. Socialism is not the same as broccoli, although at this point I’m not sure you know the difference between socialism and broccoli, or a big Milky Way candy bar.

                      Since you didn’t come here to persuade, but rather to chastise, I wonder why? Go sit alone in your bedroom and ask yourself why it is you can’t reveal what you mean to others, or even yourself?> I think it is because you really don’t know. As I often say, you can only connect two dots.

                      I invite you to read what these people write, and ask why they write it. We’re all 30+ years older than you, so for one, we’ve seen a lot more. We’ve raised children, even buried them. We’re almost all professionals. Try that third dot on for size.

                      Thus endeth the lesson.

                    • Thanks. I will. I’ll be sure to read your stuff in particular. It’s worth its weight in comedy gold for the pomposity alone. “Thus endeth the lesson.”

                • And here in lies the rub, my twit friend. Conservs don’t believe they need or want to, get paid for defending our great nation called America. Nor should we. It’s what we signed up for and we are in it for the long haul. Forever.

                    • I am well. But I would invite you to take a look around and see what is NOT here. No PayPal button. No ads. No links to retailers. That should give anyone pause about what this site is really about. We aren’t hawking gold, or even a newsletter or shelf stable food. We know instinctively what to do and how to go about it. God Bless America. And He has.

  2. As it is said the follies of youth and their willingness to follow the shiny, bouncy baubles right into the abyss.
    The liberal mindset is an all encompassing dross.

    We as Americans have a choice to make. Freedom and being accountable to ourselves; or Slavery to the State with a few in total control and the rest of us living a diminished future.

  3. *chuckling*

    Tell me sqeptiq, what is your life experience? Many of us here have served this Nation both in the public forum and behind the scenes. Some have even walked in the shadows and been to hell and back.

    So what have you done with your oh so very young life?

  4. Consider the possibility that a complete financial collapse occurs under a Romney presidency, catalyzed by BIG BRObama’s spending and years of debt from both Dems and RINO’s, complete with California, New York, and assorted other Blue states going bankrupt.

    You can bet the few pennies left in any bank then that the Dems will be waging even worse class warfare, blaming any tax breaks or spending cuts inaugurated early in a Romney presidency, and demanding nationalization of all major companies and financial institutions. You can also bet the possibly hyper-inflated dollars left in circulation that signs saying “MAObama 2016” will be sprouting everywhere.

    If Romney/Ryan can avoid caving into RINO’s wanting to act like Dems during such a crisis, they will be able to blunt any such collapse. If they act like “compassionate Dems” they will exacerbate the situation and give “BIG BRObama 2016” legitimacy.

    If MAObama wins in 44 days, expect everything in the 2nd paragraph to be enacted, when the collapse occurs, except they will continue to blame W. Bush for everything instead of Romney.

    And concerning East Germany: its official name was the “German Democratic Republic.”

    Its unofficial name in West Germany was the “German Undemocratic Unrepublic.”

    • Actually, DDR. You’re right of course, the flip of the coin is whether Romney and Team will lean to the GOP or the people what brought him to the dance once in power. A methodical technocrat and mission man, I think he’ll do his damndest to avoid the collapse you outline. And I think he an Ryan are fully prepped on the fire from both the Left and the wobbly GOP that will ensue.Courage walking into fire is nothing compared to courage under fire. Time will tell..

      • Ja, die Deutsche Demokratische Republik! Die Gelegenheit hatte ich im Jahre 1989, die DDR mit meinen Schülern zu besuchen, und das war ein sehr interessantes Erlebnis! 🙂

        Like seeing hardly any stores at all in the center of East Berlin, or seeing little booths on street corners with one-way mirrors so that the Secret Police (“Stasi” : the descendant of the Gestapo) could watch the few people on the streets…like us! We saw the spot where the last person trying to escape across the Berlin Wall was shot dead…in February 1989. We were there in the summer, and of course in November the deceased could have just walked across!

        But even in the summer it was not real obvious that things would collapse so quickly.

        A lesson for us here! A large collapse could occur with little warning.

  5. We are hewing the log today that will be their cross to bear.

    That is one of the most profound summations of our current situation, vassar, that I’ve read. It ranks up there with the climax of Reagan’s prescient “A Time for Choosing” where he stated:

    You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

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