Election 2012, it’s all over but the shouting.

Posted: November 8, 2012 in Barack Obama re-election

One of my Facebook friends, actually a family member, posted earlier today how sad she was for America today, and how she couldn’t understand how the re-election of Barack Obama, who had the endorsement of the communist party (evidently she still thinks it’s 60’s and we’re still in the cold war) could possibly lead to people celebrating in the streets.  “A sad day…” she said.

Some of her FB friends enthusiastically agreed, and went on to postulate this election signalled the End of Days, that they were preparing for Christs imminent return, and that they feared for their children’s and grand children’s futures. 

Really?  Obama is the Anti-Christ?  I did think I heard, standing in line to vote, a distant rumble, but that seemed to be the 47% Mitt Romney so casually dismissed, marching in to vote, not the Four Horsemen.

First, if we are going to be witness to the second coming of Christ, isn’t their, and presumably, their children and grandchildren, futures considerably brighter?  Assuming of course that they REALLY are on the side of the righteous.  In that case, they’re all going to be whisked up to heaven, where ther is no politics.  Or beer, if the polka song is right.

Second, couldn’t we argue that the results of the election IS IN FACT  Gods Will?  I mean, if some crack-pot tea party senator can argue that a rape victims pregnancy is “Gods Will” (that he was soundly defeated DOES seem to be God’s Will), wouldn’t a free election, by the citizens of the greatest country on earth,  also fit into His  plan?  And, if it’s Gods Will, wouldn’t that itself be cause for celebration and some dancing in the streets? What makes them so sure that their political view is God’s Plan?

I feel pretty good knowing that the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Carl Rove et al, spent BILLIONS in their attempt to buy the election, and the country, and got their hats handed to them by a public that managed to see beyond the  obscene amount of money they threw away.  Money well spent, I say, it certainly helped stimulate the economy for a time.  I got my vote, donated only $5, and got a winning result!  Much better return on investment!

Here in Michigan, Matty Moroun, the owner of the bridge to Canada from Detroit, lost his bid to amend the state’s constitution to favor his personal fortune.  Not one, but TWO amendments he shoved onto the ballot went down in flames.  He reportedly spent upwards of 15 million dollars for this defeat.  My only regret is that he, Adelson, the Kochs, Rove, and the lot didn’t bankrupt themselves spending every nickel they had on the failed Romney bid for the White House, and their corrupt business endeavours.  Sadly, none of those guys will  probably miss the money, but it does seem to be cause for a little celebration in the streets.  There’s always 2016, they can start saving now.

  1. Tom says:

    Well said. Thank yo

  2. Sherry says:

    I love your garage, it’s a good place.

  3. m says:

    body{font-family: Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:9pt;background-color: #ffffff;color: black;}just a few facts for you.during the last 4 years;gas prices doubledthe number of americans fighting overseas doubledthe unemployment numbers doubled……

  4. Bob Heine says:

    Other than young people, women, latinos and african-americans, Mitt did quite well. Just not enough angry white men left to win a national election. My representative was Allen West, who managed to raise $17 Million to crush his commie/democrat/liberal/non-military opponent, Patrick Murphy. I invested more than $5 in Patrick but I too received an excellent return on my small investment. Angry Tea Party representatives did not fare well. Never thought I would say this but it’s nice to just see auto insurance, new car and ‘ask your doctor’ ads again.

  5. flynbrian48 says:

    @ m: Not going to try to dispute your “facts”, there’s no arguing that gas is indeed twice as expensive, and we are still mired in Afganistan, where we should leave ASAP (although I would ask you what you think the president of the United States has to do with establishing the price of middle east oil…). I wasn’t arguing facts, I have a difficult time understanding the philosophy behind the far rights hatred of Obama.

    • Bob Heine says:

      Every coin has two sides and sometimes “facts’ do too. In July 2008 unleaded regular was selling for $4.37 a gallon. When the economy collapsed so did gas prices, On January 20, 2009 they were at $1.89 a gallon. At the same time, the Dow Jones Industrial average dropped from 13,265.47 to 7,949.09. Like gas prices, the market has gone up and closed at 13,112.44 the day before the election. In 2008, there were 187,900 American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and that number has gone down every year since. Today there are about 100,000 troops left in Afghanistan.

      In eleven years of war, I haven’t been asked to sacrifice anything while the 1% who serve in our military have been asked to sacrifice everything. Our government lowered our taxes the same year we invaded Afghanistan. I received a government check in 2001 and another in 2008 (same time gas spiked to $4.37 a gallon). That’s no way to run a country at war and both Democrats and Republicans chose to play that game.

      The United States is in trouble. Whether you believe it’s the Democrats or the Republicans fault, you are probably wrong to some degree. WE caused the problems together and WE can solve them together. If your only solution is to sulk and blame “the other side” this country is doomed. Whether you think we won or we lost doesn’t matter. We voted and the people we elected need to know we want this mess fixed. If the fixes don’t hurt, they probably won’t work so get ready for some pain.

  6. Karin says:

    Well said Brian. I don’t pretend to know much about politics, but I know that Mitt would have been a huge mistake. I personally wish there was no Republican/Democrat/left wing/right wing/all that BS. We just need honest intelligent people in office, I personally don’t care what party they are in as long as they keep their religion out of office – we can make religious decisions ourselves 🙂

    • flynbrian48 says:


      How true. The Founding Fathers knew the importance of the separation of church and state. So many people today want to drag their personal religous beliefs into politics, and feel so smugly self-rightous doing so. I don’t care what a persons belief system is, I just don’t want it crammed down my throat, and I don’t want it part of the government.

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