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Are We Doomed No
Matter Who Wins?

American.com, by Michael M. Rosen

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 11/6/2012 3:26:49 PM

With Friday’s jobs report confirming the weakness of our economic recovery, the fiscal cliff rapidly coming into view, and American influence abroad continuing to erode, someone has to ask: is America doomed no matter who wins the presidential election? At first glance it certainly appears that way. Let’s begin by assuming that Mitt Romney ekes out a victory, winning the national popular vote by a point or two and capturing 275 electoral votes or thereabout. If Romney prevails — and I fervently hope he does — it will most likely be by slim margins such as these.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/6/2012 3:28:49 PM     (No. 8992894)

Yes, but we're slightly less doomed with Romney.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: spit the bit, 11/6/2012 3:38:53 PM     (No. 8992917)

Yes, we are doomed - unless we return to care, the principles, and the leading of the God upon whom we were established. No man, no men, will or can save us without God's blessing.
Romney may buy us a little time, but that's all. God help us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/6/2012 3:40:28 PM     (No. 8992919)

Actually, I'm afraid that we might be. Bernanke is like an 8 year-old that was given the car keys to a Ferrari and directed to drive by a lazy, arrogant, person with no experience - at anything, whatsoever. Ben has driven really fast down a road for the last 3 years that no one has ever been on and he couldn't see over the steering wheel to know where he's going. Now we are supposed to get out of wherever we are and where no one has ever been.

Imagine a decision tree with an infinite number of branches. We are at the very tip of one of those branches with no idea on how to get back.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: steph_gray, 11/6/2012 3:40:35 PM     (No. 8992920)

Uh, no, we're not. There is plenty Romney can do with the presidency and a Republican Senate. Starting with passing retroactive fixes to the debt-cliff tax changes at the end of January.

So let's get out there and give it to him!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/6/2012 3:41:07 PM     (No. 8992925)

NØbama and the Demon-RATS have done everything they can to destroy this once-great nation.

It is going to take Romney some time to get it turned around. But I have faith that he can do it with a good Republican Congress to back him up.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tunnelrat, 11/6/2012 3:42:35 PM     (No. 8992927)

If Mr. Romney gets elected, we can look forward to the mainstream media condemning and accusing him en masse. Bush Derangement Syndrome will be replaced by Romney Derangement Syndrome. Every failure will be scrutinized and every slip of the tongue will be exploited as the journolists get back to their favorite game of 'gotcha'.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jond, 11/6/2012 3:42:59 PM     (No. 8992928)

We are in for tough times either way, but the basic trajectory will be different.

With BHO, its a death spiral.

With Romney, not so much.

I'll take slow, in this case.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/6/2012 3:43:42 PM     (No. 8992929)

In the Republican Camp the situation is Serious - but not Hopeless.

In the Democrat Camp the situation is Hopeless - but not Serious.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/6/2012 3:44:10 PM     (No. 8992933)

We ARE doomed until that fraud Obama takes his taupe hind end out of DC and that fraudulent Irani Princess of his with him (Jarrett's so-called daughter). Chicago should secede from the union and take California and Hawai'i with them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/6/2012 4:10:23 PM     (No. 8992987)

An excellent question.

To use the circus analogy, politicians are just the clowns. The backroom boys who actually make the decisions are the senior Civil Service bureaucrats who run our government and watch politicians come and go.

If we can't cull the commies and fascists from our own government, then we are doomed...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/6/2012 4:10:27 PM     (No. 8992988)

Like I said, it doesn't take much to destroy this Nation, but it takes years to build it back up.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/6/2012 4:27:46 PM     (No. 8993034)

We're far from doomed. Just repeal everything the democRats did in the last four years and start over, no problem. Start by abolishing at least half of the bureaus in DC and reforming the others. Then repeal Obamacare and rescind all OB executive orders.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: crimea river, 11/6/2012 4:28:38 PM     (No. 8993036)

Unless we disappear the EPA and Dept. of Education, and cull Homeland Security and Interior dept. we are doomed.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/6/2012 4:39:18 PM     (No. 8993061)

Half of America believes the other half is racist, greedy, and uncaring. Half of America pays no federal income tax. Half of America thinks it's good that federal disability and food stamp enrollment is far ahead of job creation. Half of America thinks that 14% unemployment is not a disqualifier, that likability counts more. Half of America does not care that we ship automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels, that we have open border, and that Obama stood in the way of rescuing Benghazi. The country is broke and facing trillions in debt, with SS/Medicare collapsing. Half of Americans or more do not care.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chumley, 11/6/2012 5:10:10 PM     (No. 8993148)

I like #12's idea and would maybe take it a step further. Repeal everything done since Sept 11, 2001. Our freedoms since that day have been nothing more than what the government feels like allowing. After that I would selectively repeal much, much more.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/6/2012 7:12:46 PM     (No. 8993669)

Almost unknown to Obama, billions of dollars have been this year to drill for oil in TX (3,000 wells at $6 million apiece, hundreds of miles of collection and transmission pipe, drilling rigs, separation and refining, and upstream crackers and polymer plants). All of these plans have an asterisk indicating that hostile government may result in interruption of the plan. For a huge surge in growth we need only a promise from government not to raise taxes or regulatory burden. Romney can do that.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hardright, 11/6/2012 8:22:35 PM     (No. 8993904)

If Romney is elected we have a chance. If Obama wins we are DOOMED!

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