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 To win the election Obama became small and petty. He has made the US Presidency smaller for his rhetoric and divisive politics. Many of you may not understand this but, I really feel sorry for the people who were targeted by Obama because they are the ones who will suffer most under this administration. From MOTUS

 As the final tally indicates, Romney was correct all along: 47% of the country will never vote the non-Democratic ticket: most minorities, youth, union members and anybody else who wants free stuff. Together they form a coalition of the aggrieved and entitled and as such they will, in the words of Robert Heinlein ) “always vote (their) own self-interest as he sees it…which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses.’”

The unions won with their backing of Obama but, the small contractors and shops did not. The city I live in is very diverse, many of our contracting businesses are owned and operated by Black, Hispanic and female business persons.  With the new federal mandates these struggling businesses are not allowed to bid on any government (federally subsidized) contracts. The consequences are huge for them. We watch as our local crews lay idle and union crews are brought in from IL and other states to build our infrastructure (streets, bridges, and buildings). But, they’re not finished, unions are now demanding that all residential work be done by unionized contractors. Obama’s EPA has made it so expensive to do any type of work in the trades, the costs are becoming prohibitive to the small and midsize companies. The layers of bureaucracy have become like a maze and the new requirements so onerous they help the bigger unionized businesses.  If they voted for Obama, they voted for their demise.

Roads, rail and airports all cry out for  investment and improvement. But as long as money is thrown at failing industries – such as in the car industry bail-out that helped Mr Obama win Ohio and  Michigan this week – the administration cannot afford to take big strategic  decisions such as these.

Just in case the union workers felt Obama would safeguard their jobs, it’s not true.

Boeing
announced a major restructuring of its defense division on
Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close
facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs

Rival Lockheed Martin has reduced its management ranks by about 25 percent in recent years after announcing a voluntary buyout.

Boeing said it would also expand its efforts to cut supply-chain costs by working closely with its suppliers, but did not provide details.

If Boeing is closing its facilities in CA, then those union jobs go with it. Congratulations to all of you union guys who voted for Obama and are now without a job.

Even the Daily Mail agrees with us on the media hype about Obama and the entitlement society he has been creating with the help of Democrats in Congress. It’s the only way he could win re-election by dividing the nation with “fear and loathing”.

Mitt Romney was right about one thing. He was  secretly taped back in May telling fund-raisers that half the country would  support Barack Obama because they depend on the government for all or part of  their income.

Romney correctly identified America’s  burgeoning entitlement culture as a major obstacle to a Republican winning back  the White House…….[snip]

Romney wasn’t just taking on the President,  he was battling a hostile mainstream media every bit as biased in favour of  Obama as the BBC is towards Labour. Of course, the BBC loves Obama, too. And  plenty of British commentators suspend their critical faculties when it comes to  America’s first black President.

This probably explains why a recent opinion  poll showed that 80 per cent of people in Britain wanted Obama to win. They only  know what they read and watch on TV, which for the past few years has been a  constant fanfare of fawning praise.

and here….

New dawn? This looks more like a new dusk

But the Democrats are well aware that the  pumping of federal money into corporate bail-outs and infrastructure projects in  declining regions is the key to creating a state clientele that keeps voting  them back into office.

The administration is already devising  stealth taxes to help pay for the bribes it wishes to offer the coalition of  minorities that comprise its supporters. Some will corrode the core of American  self-reliance, such as taxes on any substantial capital gains made from house  sales. Others are simply opportunist, such as a tax on tanning salons.

Biden stated the Dems “have a mandate” to raise taxes. Always talking about “mandates” have gotten previous Presidents in trouble. I suggest both Obama and Biden drop that shtick and govern for the good of all of the people, something he has yet to do. Obama created the factions that divide us by calling us the “enemy” and asking for votes based on “revenge”. It’s time for him to stop the pettiness and divisivness that has driven his politics and policies. He needs to end the class and race warfare he created for the good of the country and its people. According to the National Journal;

Barack Obama won a second term but no mandate. Thanks in part to his own small-bore and brutish campaign, victory guarantees the president nothing more than the headache of building consensus in a gridlocked capital on behalf of a polarized public.

If the president begins his second term under any delusion that voters rubber-stamped his agenda on Tuesday night, he is doomed to fail.

open thread….

40 Comments

  1. calistresstheboring has decided I need to know the OH numbers….she/he is still in election mode…I know the numbers, the auto bailout payback to the unions put him over the top. Buying those votes is the reason he won in OH, nothing more, nothing less.

    • srdem65

      Oh, just make her happy…tell her we’re all crying and moaning. Maybe even thinking about moving to Mexico, sort of a reverse immigration. Tell her we now believe that unwanted babies should be killed, that we should take all of the wealthy people’s money (starting with Jay-Z and Beyonce) and we’re all signing up for Obamaphones and food stamps.

      • She/he can read the blog….the voters decided she/he can’t comment…. that is what Democracy looks like… to coin a leftist phrase LOL :D

  2. spike in gun sales…Smith and Wesson and other gun makers stocks rise.

    • srdem65

      The writing’s on the wall. They’re coming after our guns.

      OT: not really.
      A friend is a BorderPatrol agent here in AZ. They have equipment that can see into your home to find any guns you might have. hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    • The Original

      I have a new shotgun.

  3. Top five tax increases on the middle class signed into law by the Obama administration and the Dems …..

    http://www.atr.org/top-five-obama-biden-tax-hikes-a7223

  4. So, here come more of those consequences from this election….looks like the leftist “coalition” are the big losers…damned shame they voted to be unemployed and tank the markets

    “Well unfortunately, and most of my employees are Hispanic — I’m not gonna go into what kind of company I have, but I have mostly Hispanic employees — well unfortunately we know what happened and I can’t wait around anymore, I have to be proactive. I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come. I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way. Elections do have consequences, but so do choices. A choice you make every day has consequences and you know what, I’ve always put my employees first, but unfortunately today I have to put me and my family first, and you watch what’s gonna happen. I’m just one guy with 114 employees — well was 114 employees — watch what happens in the next six months. The Dow alone lost 314 points today. There’s a tsunami coming and if you didn’t think this election had consequences, just wait.”

    http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/vegas-employer-obama-won-so-i-fired-22-employees/

  5. LOL :D …and he was re-elected …. LOL … the left also elects disbarred judges to Congress.
    .
    [...]Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated for allegedly using campaign funds to decorate his Washington home — but also Sneed hears he may also have used campaign funds to buy a $40,000 Rolex watch as a gift for a female friend.[...]

    plea discussions are ongoing…. the massive intellect of the left never ceases to amaze me

    http://www.suntimes.com/16234631-761/sneed-exclusive-jesse-jackson-jr-in-plea-deal-talks-with-feds-sources.html

    • I will never understand how he got re-elected. (I do understand, but you know what I mean.) His constituents are fools.

      • MI likes their Reps as crooks too…
        “Democrat Brian Banks, an eight-time convicted felon with a rap sheet spanning several years, on Tuesday handily defeated his Republican opponent in the race to represent Michigan’s first district as a state representative, taking 68 percent of the vote…..snip
        But recent events have cast doubt on Banks’ claims that he has, in fact, opened a new chapter in his life. In August, Banks was evicted from a Harper Woods home on Berden Street. The case involved a judgment of approximately $2,000.

        On Oct. 31, a $3,751 judgment for nonpayment of rent was entered against Banks after his landlord discovered bounced checks. Banks was evicted from a second Harper Woods home last week, this time on Fleetwood Drive”.

        http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/07/felon-brian-banks-wins-michigan-state-representative-seat-on-election-day/#ixzz2BffpR2dv

  6. Remember Patty Murray wanted to just go over the fiscal cliff instead of compromise…

    There has even been talk of going over the fiscal cliff to potentially strengthen each side’s bargaining position. Going over the cliff, though, would mean betting the country on the hope that the other side will back down before it is too late. That’s a bet we shouldn’t take. The risk is simply too high.

    Going over the fiscal cliff would mean allowing a massive and immediate cut to nearly every major government agency and activity, including those vital to our national security or economic growth. It would mean a large and immediate tax increase on nearly all Americans, not just the highest earners. It would mean a double-dip recession at a time when the economy is still very weak and many Americans are struggling to find work.

    But simply punting on the fiscal cliff and continuing to add to the debt would be an even bigger mistake. It would show markets we cannot put our financial house in order. Instead of using this moment as leverage to score political points, our elected leaders should seize the opportunity to finally address the long-term imbalance between government spending and revenue, and to prevent a future debt-induced economic crisis.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/erskine-bowles-a-deal-on-the-deficit-now/2012/11/07/265a2854-2900-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story.html?wprss=rss_opinions

    • exactly the plan Obama rejected…even though it was bi-partisan

      “It’s the type of bipartisan package toward which the fiscal commission I co-chaired with former senator Alan Simpson, the Domenici-Rivlin group, the Senate’s “Gang of Six” and the Obama-Boehner negotiations all worked. It’s a package large enough to put the debt on a clear downward path, relative to the economy, and designed well enough to promote, rather than disrupt, economic growth. It’s a package that includes real spending cuts and structural entitlement reforms to make Social Security solvent while slowing the growth of federal health spending while protecting vulnerable populations. And it’s a package that institutes fundamental tax reform that simplifies the code and encourages economic growth by cutting spending in the tax code to reduce rates and generate additional revenue for deficit reduction.”

    • The Original

      Patty Murray, unfortunately, is one of my senators. And to put it mildly . . . she is dumber than a rock.

  7. If this doesn’t make you nervous…..

    “the Y-12 National Security Complex is the country’s main storage facility for bomb-grade uranium and it makes uranium parts for every warhead in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Old weapons are also dismantled at the compound, which claims to “maintain the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.”

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for managing the Y-12 lab’s operations and for keeping it secure. Besides having a sophisticated $500 million security system that includes high-tech cameras and sensors, the compound has a substantial staff of guards and the property is surrounded by huge security towers and special fences.

    A few days ago the DOE Inspector General revealed in a report that the guard force at the Tennessee lab is compromised because officers and supervisors share advance copies of test materials. That means the guards aren’t necessarily qualified to do this delicate job of protecting the compound. Even worse is that the advance test copies came from a DOE official, the report says, and that the cheating has been going on for years and isn’t necessarily limited to the Oak Ridge facility.

    Circulating copies of key tests in advance to the contractor and employees responsible for ensuring that such a vital site is adequately protected against terrorism was “inexplicable and inexcusable,” the DOE’s inspector general found. “Security of the Nation’s most sensitive nuclear material storage and processing facilities must not be left to chance.””

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2012/11/feds-help-guards-at-nuclear-weapons-lab-cheat-on-security-test/

  8. More layoffs…BOOM!! …as the layoffs skyrocket, who will pay for the freebies the left voted for?

    http://michellemalkin.com/2012/11/08/you-were-warned-obamas-layoff-bomb-goes-boom/

  9. domanii

    As more and more people are layed off, as more and more people go on unemployment, then welfare or disability (with fake injuries) or early retirement as I’ve had to do, there will be less and less people to pay for them. They will eventually lose their jobs, either through layoffs or their company going out of business because they can’t keep paying the taxes. They will not be able to find a job for years. I’ll guess at least 4 more years, with many already having 4 yrs of unemployment under their belts already making the total 8 yrs. No one can survive that long. I’ll be honest. I couldn’t and wouldn’t go back to work now. I have no desire to anymore. My self worth has been annihilated due to Obama. I’ve been out of the workforce too long to get a decent job and I guess thankfully I was close enough to retirement age to take it early. Others haven’t been so fortunate.
    It’s only going to get worse, and I hope the people see what is happening very soon to them and find a way to get Obama out of office. I’m trying to be upbeat, but I feel we are really doomed. And this is only one of many ways we are doomed.

  10. Even more “layoffs”. In order to save $ for the impending finacial crises, I just cut loose three of my four college age moochers. I can only help one, and by some strange coincidence, the name I oulled out of the hat is the one who works three jobs, dates an independent small business owner, and has a Romney sticker on her fridge.
    I suddenly feel very free.

    • When it’s time to cut the cord, the fledglings will have to learn to fly on their own. Fact of life.

      • …and actions have consequences. Maybe the oldest should think of that next time he parades down the street dressed as a muppet. I told him to hang onto that feathery suit, he might need it to stay warm this winter.

        • Francine

          Roflol!

        • {{{{snickering}}}} shakes head at the vagaries of the young….especially those who depend on others.

  11. Setting the bar even lower.

    “http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229912/Joe-Biden-appear-Parks-Recreation.html”

  12. WTH is wrong with people?

    “Poll: Nearly One Third Of Americans Would Accept ‘TSA Body Cavity Search’ in Order to Fly ”

    http://www.infowars.com/poll-nearly-one-third-of-americans-would-accept-tsa-body-cavity-search-in-order-to-fly/

    • Waiting for 2012

      Can I accept the body cavity search from Biden, seeing he’s the sexiest man alive? :-)

    • srdem65

      They don’t even know what that means or they wouldn’t even consider it. ugh.

  13. Carole

    Today I got a call begging me to help support an organization for the needy. I just said, “Call Obama and ask him for the money, I am now paying for my own medical insurance and my husband’s medical needs have become a huge financial obligation.” The person just hung up on me.

    • Waiting for 2012

      Carole–Good for you! I was considering doing something similar. I regularly buy items for a local food bank, who I’ve always suspected was a least a tad liberal, but still very appreciative and nice. Many of the customers probably supported Obama in the last election, and many are AF/AM. No more donations from me. This is a huge step for me–I strongly believe in being charitable to worthy charities that I’ve done my homework with. In fact, it’s part of my religious beliefs; but, until this country wakes up, no more from me.

      • srdem65

        The only secular organization I support is the Salvation Army. No Red Cross, or TV type charities or phony “in your street” donations. The S.A. is exactly what they appear to be and provide food, shelter, and hope for the least of us.
        There is no one who has fallen so low that the S.A. wouldn’t welcome with love and compassion. I think of them as the ‘Mother Teresa” for all of us.

        • The Original

          Salvation Army isn’t secular. It is Christian based. It is a church that does awesome work with the poor and those who need help.

  14. The Original

    I just read on Twitchy that 45 companies have announced massive layorrs since election night. 45 companies!!! That is bad, bad, bad.

    • Worse than that…new thread up with a list, only partial…it’s really horrible

    • srdem65

      Sure, Merry Christmas valued employees, you no longer have a job………….And who do they blame? probably George W Bush. Of course, losing your job any time of the year is bad, but it seems so much worse before the holidays, just as winter approaches and the days get shorter.
      God bless them and their families, I pray that our economy gets better.

      • The Original

        You are so correct . . . my God bless those who are losing their jobs through no fault of their own. BO owns this, not Pres. Bush.

  15. Really surprised at the Pepsi layoffs, but I’m sur not as surprised as the workers. Aren’t they the company that put the 0 logo on their bottles for a limited run. I’ve always thought Pepsi as liberal, Coke as Capitalist.
    I have guidelines for handing out help now. One must be able to start a fire on one’s own, and be able to dress and cook a squirrel, before I can help you. It really cuts down on the palms up crowd.

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