Elections have consequences. So suck it up and own it, America. America decided on Nov. 6. More than 121 million of us voted, and more than 62 million cast their ballots for the incumbent, President Obama. While some liberal political pundits like Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton wrongly claim the president has a “mandate” (he doesn’t, he won just 51 percent of the vote and 48 percent of America voted against him), they are correct when they assert, as they have repeatedly since Election Day, that “elections have consequences.” (Snip)The consequences of the 2012 election are coming
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Johnny Angle, 12/17/2012 7:36:16 AM (No. 9070353)
Elections have consequences? Yes - We elected a Republican House to be a shut-off valve for an out of control federal government. Now all we have to do is convince those idiots in the House, particularly Boehner and his Cabana Boys, that that was the reason we elected them.
That is NOT what really happened. The Media again is misleading us “big-time”!
Of the eligible voters in America….
28% voted for bigger government | more taxes | more spending | more borrowing. 26% voted for smaller government | less taxes | less spending | less borrowing. 46% did not vote and outsourced their thinking and responsibility for their future.
America has agreed to live under the tyranny of a 28% minority. In 4 years, all of us will ask: “Are we better off that we were 8 years ago”?
If we are, we will get more of the same. I we are not, then change will happen.
My children and their children will bear the consequences for their votes or “non-votes”. These are the consequences for letting other people’s critical thinking dominate your values.
The writer seems to be saying give up. We lost. Nonsense. This was a status quo election and nothing is really different than it was 2 months ago. The House will stop Obama and he, in turn, will issue countless "executive orders". Just like the last 4 years.
The writer points out what I have been saying all along. Taxes are going up, spending is going up, and there is no limit. a limit on spending is called a budget. The USA has not had one of those for Four Years.
The only way to change values is called a significant emotional event. For someone who has always been given what they need, having to earn it is a very significant emotional event. For this to happen we must go over the cliff. Taxes must go up on everyone. The Payroll Tax holiday must end. The checks from the government for low income must end. There needs to be anger if there is going to be change in values.
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