atticus wrote:It may take the numerous abuses of the federal government (IRS scandal, Obamacare, NSA domestic spying, etc.) to rouse the troops in 2014. We'll see.
Have you noticed that the propaganda arm of the democrat party (MSM) has been silent on those things for a while? A few blogs and one or two conservative leaning publications are not going to change anybody's mind....not when they are happening in an echo chamber. It requires, sadly, the legacy media to do their jobs, and they aren't willing to cooperate if it means a republican victory. The other day when that gal from the IRS resigned....BECAUSE of the IRS scandal....the NYT put the story on page 18, below the fold, in a column about people coming and going in government. For anybody who knows anything about newspaper publishing, BIG stories go on right hand pages, above the fold, up front (Page 3), or Front Page. They buried the story. So is everyone else. Kiss the IRS scandal goodbye as an issue to rouse the voters with.
Charles L. Cotton wrote: bizarrenormality wrote:
The only thing worse than losing the fight to defund/kill ObamaCare would be losing the House to the Democrats, losing Republican-held Senate seats to the Democrats, and putting a Democrat in the White House.
Listening to real people, not the media, it sounds like the surest way for Republicans to lose seats is giving in to Obama.
You must have missed the 2012 election. Obama was reelected and the Democrats gained seats in both the House and Senate. Those "real people" you reference did that.
That's the "52%" that I referred to previously. As long as those people remain locked in their stupidity and shiftless avarice, the party's over, so to speak. And because
they are stupid, shiftless, and greedy, they will never admit...even to themselves in private....that they made a mistake by voting for the charlatan in chief..........let alone their votes for petty charlatans. Their moral compass is broken, and every single vote they cast is decided on the basis of whether or not it will give them more free stuff in the near future. They are not long term thinkers, because long term thinking requires a belief in something bigger than immediate self-gratification.
That's bad news. But the worse
news is that these people procreate, and make more people just like them, with the same grasping lack of higher values. No amount of "free education" will educate them to think anything different......not when that "free education" establishment is firmly in the camp of encouraging that fecklessness.
The proportion of stupid, shiftless, and greedy voters to thoughtful, industrious, and higher thinking voters is roughly 52% to 48% right now....give or take a fraction of a percentage point on either side. What will that ratio be in 10 years? 60% to 40%? 75% to 25%? One thing is obvious to me: it is a growing
disparity, not a shrinking one.
For this reason, I firmly believe that we are past the tipping point. The tipping point, the finite fulcrum against which the lever of Obamacare was applied was the 2012 presidential election. That was the last point at which thinking people had an opportunity to resurrect the nation from a slide into irrelevance. Looking back, future historians (if there are any literate people left by then) will define Obamacare as the feather which broke the camel's back.
Really bad juju is comin'.