And, Tomorrow Is Another Dayby Don on Nov. 07, 2012, under Uncategorized
Suffice it to say, the gang at Fort Buckley is beaucoup bummed about last night. The entire garrison, unanimously, thinks America made a bad decision last night.
I don’t see our economy reviving, under our current leadership in Washington. The regulators are about to be unleashed. Expect businesses to cringe, shelter their assets and not expand. Soon we will feel the full effects of Obamacare. How much more of our children’s and grandchildren’s money are we going to spend on stimulus spending? There aren’t enough rich people who are willing to stand by and be taxed outrageously, in order to pay for everything the Democrats want.
Nevertheless, the electorate has spoken. Loudly. Now, we will see what the Democrats do with the next four years. They have won power; with that comes responsibility. Let’s see what path the administration wants America to travel. (Its next budget should tell us a lot, because budgets force you to make tough decisions and set priorities).
Congratulations to President Obama for waging a tough-but-effective campaign. Politics is a contact sport; both the Democrats and the GOP dished out tough stuff. Such is the nature of American politics. As a people we debate meaningful things, which affect all of us. Moreover, we are a nation whose people hold many different, and often diametrically-opposed, viewpoints. That’s a recipe for turmoil. But, consider the alternative. Would you want to live in a country where the people have no voice? As Winston Churchill said, democracy is a terrible form of government, except for all the other alternative forms.
Today, we conservatives move into the opposition. I am thankful that the House of Representatives stayed in GOP hands. That ensures a vigorous debate over the next few years, as to the extent that government should intrude into our everyday lives. I am looking forward to seeing LOTS of Paul Ryan, doing the math that shows the folly of sustained deficit spending.
Now, there are wounds to lick, and lots and lots of work to do. The sun came up this morning, just like it does everday.