America chooses socialism

November 7, 2012

Good luck with that one. How’s it working out for Greece?

Americans could be excused for voting for Obama in 2008. He promised post-partisanship and hope and change. Four years later, his record is consistent as an unabashed statist and central planner, and a Nixonian political thug.

There are a lot of factors behind America’s shocking and sudden embrace of socialism: the media being completely in the tank for Obama; the teachers’ unions indoctrinating the youth; the Democrats successfully creating a giant, permanent underclass of voters dependent on government handouts; the swing state of Virginia being tipped by wealthy government bureaucrats and lobbyists in the Washington D.C. suburbs…

But that’s all water under the bridge. America has embraced socialism. And what’s done will not be undone. A continuing expansion of the dependency state will create a permanent voting majority for more dependency. More crony capitalism will direct more wealth to the politically connected, who will in turn use that wealth to further entrench their benefactors. The PRI ran Mexico for 70 years with a patronage system like this, and their resources and pork were trivial compared to the US federal government’s.

Once you’re gone, you can never come back

America, you had a hell of a run.

19 Responses to America chooses socialism

  1. Earl on November 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Well said. As I indicated in another post, historically the world’s great powers and empires all had a rise and fall. Some were able to postpone the inevitable, but ultimately they all collapse on their own decay. Empires rise on the blood and sweat of their populace. When that populace loses the will to expend that blood and sweat it is only a matter of time before the fall occurs. Although the centuries pass, human nature remains fairly constant. When a man learns that he can get by on the blood and sweat of another, he will likely do it. Those that intially resist, succumb when they see the fruits of their labors robbed to support the parasitic class. Its even worse when the robbery is consciously perpetrated in order to maintain political power. As a student of history, I can say that things will likely get much worse before they get better. However, if its any consolation something always rises from the ashes. The problem is weathering the inferno. Good luck to you all.

  2. Herman on November 7, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Well, next time you Republicans come up with a candidate who does not REPEATEDLY FLIP-FLOP, who has NOTHING TO HIDE WITH REGARDS TO HIS INCOME TAX RETURNS, who would RATHER INVEST IN AMERICA THAN IN SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS, and who does NOT LIE & DECEIVE CONTINUALLY, you might actually win the election. Something to think about!

    “America, you had a hell of a run.”


    • Tim on November 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Don’t know what Ronnie would think. But I don’t see a rebuttal from you as to Poli’s point or Earl’s or anyone else here that America is through. I don’t even see a denial from you that you essentially live off the sweat others.

      And of course if America is through you also have the issue of who picks up our mantle if anyone. For example, if the Serbs decide to take another run at slaughttering their Muslims–who is going to stop them. Seems like the whole reason we got involved in Lybia was to stop a slaughter of civilians–at least if you believe the Administration. So who will take up the mantle next time–and don’t think for a secongd that the French and British would have done a dam thing without our blessing and support.

      Going to be a real fun ride. The only question is will we simply slowly decline from major power status to a second rate nation like England after World War II–or will there be a more sudden demise–sort of like the Germans in WW I (or sudden from the viewpoint of the average German who had been lead to believe by their press that everything was fine right up until it was not fine).

      I do think that for the first time in my life I am going to purchase a gun or two–just in case it is the later.

  3. Rational on November 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Interestingly, the old class theory is still quite adequate in describing the current American society: A ever expanding mass of dependent underclass, a small well connected to both parties super rich class (like those on Wall street), and a fast shrinking, hard-working middle class.

    The problem is both parties don’t represent the working middle class. Only one day middle class which still constitutes quite a mass has its own political representation, will the sun shine again in this depressing age.

    • bc3b on November 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. The pathetic thing is that (according to exit polls) a plurality of voters actually believe Obama’s policies favor the middle class.

  4. Nikki on November 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

    An end to a Federalist paper by John Jay, i think it is #10.

    “I sincerely wish that it may be as clarly forseen by every good citizen, that whenever the dissolution of the Union arrives, Amereica will have reason to exclaim, Farewell! A long farewell to all my greatness.

    This is cloward/piven strategy leveled on our heads, the poor will bring down this country. this is the plan and it has been a brilliant evil plan that has come to pass. They are patient as the jihadists and taken 50 years to bring us down but they have. this may not change because of the changing population that expects entitlement. Class warfare and tax the evil rich guys.

  5. Setnaffa on November 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Obama ben Ghazi…

  6. Jim on November 7, 2012 at 10:47 am

    This was massive voter fraud, the communist party aka the dumbocratic party has won with their communist, muslim,traitor. This now makes the USSA a banana republic instead of a constitutional republic which has been the progressives goal for over a 100 years. This is Gods’ judgement on this once great nation!

  7. Ron on November 7, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Rush is right. Romney’s campaign was all about putting people back to WORK.
    People who are given everything, all features of comfort, Free cell phones, Computers, food, healthcare and shelter plus money (Welfare) have no reason to work. Don’t even want to hear about it. We are finished as a beacon of hope for the worlds poor who once become the melting pot. No place for them to go, why come here when the money runs out?

  8. The Return of the Giant CrapWeasel on November 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

    not sure they chose Socialism w/Obama. ROmney was another big government candidate … ala ‘socialism-lite’. Neither candidate was ‘pro-capitalism’. Romney was another crony-capitalist. if he wasn’t then shame on him for not communicating it correctly.

  9. bc3b on November 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I wonder how much of Mitt Romney’s personal wealth he spent on his 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns.

    • Kamimeni on November 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      None, he probably made money putting his kids on the payroll.
      He could have put his money in and won the election.

  10. Hestrold on November 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    So bye, bye Miss American Pie.

  11. Knighthawk on November 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Precisely the song I was thinking of following the returns last night.
    It’s tough coming to terms with the fact this is not the same nation in which I grew up any more.

  12. Magwich on November 8, 2012 at 8:04 am


    America would have voted for socialism no matter who won. Romney/Ryan are both enthusiastic supporters of the welfare state. On the campaign trail they consistently pledged to preserve and protect our socialist/wealth redistribution programs (Social Security and Medicare). For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth over Obamacare, it is only a vacation of the social/welfare programs that they support.

  13. Kamimeni on November 8, 2012 at 9:35 am

    So people didn’t want to vote for Romney after all. You were warned. Rick Perry would have won Ohio and Florida and Virginia. Not sure if he gets the last state. Rick Santorum wins Pennsylvania and Ohio and Wisconsin.

  14. allie on November 9, 2012 at 6:11 am

    An article in the Jewish World Review (link below) is right. I hate to say it but I agree with the author. Republicans get out of the way of the democrats by voting present. Let them do everything they have been wanting to do for years. It will only take about 2 years for us to be even worse than Greece. There is no one America can turn to for help when the fiscal apocalypse happens. May as well let it happen sooner rather than later. As for the military, Obama and the dems mean to decimate it anyway. Let Europe pay for their own defense.

    After the collapse of our economy and military superiority, maybe the sheeples will wake up or maybe not. One thing is for sure, we are going over the fiscal cliff very soon regardless of what or how the republicans try to stop it. So let them have their way. See how they like it when it happens. Unfortunately we all will pay the price for the stupidity or willful ignorance of too many.

    Here is the link to the article.

  15. allie on November 11, 2012 at 6:11 am

    The only thing to be said is THE CULT THAT IS OBAMA WINS. You cannot defend against a cult leader when his subjects only listen to him. So cultists you have the leader you want. You may not like the end result when their is no food, no electricity, no gasoline and no military to protect you. You now own all the bad things that are going to happen. Don’t bitch or complain to me when that happens. I did not vote for this but you did and you are going to get your wish. Have fun in your misery, you earned it.