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Game On. Game Lost. Game Over for the United States

Let me see if I have this straight: I pass a drug test to keep my job, but you don’t have to to receive my welfare check. That’s what America said on November 6th.

I had a cell phone in the mid 80’s the size of a small Toyota, but it’s the one I carried in 1996 when my long time assistant called me to say during a late round of golf that they were already projecting Bill Clinton to gain another term, and I distinctly remember the aspiration in my mouth and thinking the country was going in the toilet. Clinton was willing to “move”, however, and that is the difference between him and Mr. Obama.

Mr. Obama is in a position to change America forever, and you may bet he intends to do so to the extent that in 2016 you will not recognize the place. Short of attempting to install Sharia law, he will do everything imaginable to make the United States a quasi European and Middle Eastern establishment

I’m still trying to analyze what happened this week, and can only assess what has been placed in front of me. ”America”, such as it is, just said the following: Give me higher deficits. Give me more irresponsibility. Give me obscene taxation. Give me four more years from a rebel without a clue, and hurt me some more.” It’s the country’s process, and I respect it, but it doesn’t mean I can understand it, much less explain it. What it portends, however, I can explain.

The under-reported side of business is that conservatives did not gain the Senate. Wow. Ouch. Holy Macaroni. That means Harry Reid will continue, unabashedly, running an empire without check. It means that Eric Holder will not be held accountable for anything, though he will be unbridled in his attack on me or my colleague, Mr. Massie. It means that four seats on the Supreme Court are in the hands of Mr. Hussein Obama, and it means the country is on a steep slide to nowhere. I do not know where journalism standards went, but there has been little to no discussion about these matters, much less any examination about Benghazi and corruption. The pens and keyboards are very eerily silent, and it is endlessly baffling.

Where are we going, and where will we be in four years? I think I know the answer and it isn’t pretty. As a matter of fact, Mr. M., and I came under attack earlier this week for being in no specific order, Uncle Tom’s, pawns, wannabe’s, and a few unprintable things we received directly that fair play will not allow me to print here. The vitriol was thick, and it was directed at us because we deigned to not follow the status quo, which brings about an equally important issue, which is John Boehner, the weakest man to ever hold the title of Speaker of the House.

He just came out to say he is considering raising taxes, apparently to stay in Big Daddy Hussein’s back pocket. John. Think it through for a minute, would you? QUIT SPENDING MONEY YOU DON’T HAVE. What on earth is the matter with you? If you could not run your household so irresponsibly and survive, why would you attempt to run the House and this country with such malfeasance?

Mr. Obama is in a position to change America forever, and you may bet he intends to do so to the extent that in 2016 you will not recognize the place. Short of attempting to install Sharia law, he will do everything imaginable to make the United States a quasi European and Middle Eastern establishment, and it will be ugly and unraveling it will take decades once he’s finished putting his tattoo on the flag. The “new normal” is already underway and there is nothing on the horizon to suggest the avalanche can now be stopped.
Voters spoke, though there is no way to verify how many were legal. Game On. Game Lost. Game over for the United States, and that makes this the saddest thing I’ve ever written.

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76 Responses to Game On. Game Lost. Game Over for the United States

  1. noram November 13, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    There seems to have been problems with the voting machines, absentee ballots (how many do you want?), and numbers that don’t match up with the number of registered voters. Florida was reported to have 60,000 more voters than registered. Something is fishy here. This may be the place to start—with the numbers that don’t add up. Interestingly-the states that had voter ID went for Romnmey, none for Obama.

  2. Anonymous November 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    My sentiments exactly Mr. Bubalo.The nation has spoken, but what have they said? Check out this quote a co-worker shared with me from the Cvech Republic:"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement needed to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for thier President. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him thier prince. The Republic can survive Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive the multitude of fools such as those who made him thier President.This ignorance will be the demise of America.

  3. Owen Kinnan November 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Very sad indeed. Dan is correct in this analysis. So, where do we go from here? Perhaps now is a good time for us to focus on ourselves. I know this sounds selfish, so let me explain. By focusing on ourselves, I mean focusing on our financial independence. We do this by: 1- getting out of debt. 2 – finding a better place to invest, such as Canada or some other country. 3 – If possible, invest in commodities or precious metals. 4 – Educate ourselves in investing and growing our wealth and protecting it. These are the only ways we stand a chance at weathering the storms ahead. Now for my dislclaimer: "This is not to be considered to be financial advice. I am not a CFP nor am I involved in the sale of foreign stock or investments. I am not involved in the sale of commodities or precious metals. Nor am I trying to pump anything. My recommendations are for entertainment purposes only." There. Hopefully that will satisfy big brother who will probably be watching.

  4. Carmelita Garcia November 9, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    Hispanics were lied to, given high dosses of propaganda and fear mongering by the Dems, left controlled media & the UNIONS, that if McRomney won that they will all be deported, trust me I heard all of it. I'm tired of the old establishment Rebubs, we need more exiting young conservatives coming in, I wish Mia love would have won, at least Ted Cruz won. I'm so disgusted, Cain was the man. Rubio could have been on the ticket, check out Crystal Wright's comment on her blog, something to think about.

  5. Avery November 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    imo Obama’s platform was one of wormwood, i.e. he was re-elected by those filled with bitterness.

  6. Julie Sabuda November 9, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    I just want to cry until 2016 when we can have a go of it again. I don't understand how anyone can vote for someone who always lies and does everything opposite of what he says…it is like he is intentionally making our country crumble and we look the other way. Hasn't the past 4 years been enough punishment and sign for the American people to say…I've had enough and I'm not taking it anymore. This is not a black/white issue it's a president who doesn't know what he's doing or doing such a good job at destroying this country…either way, I don't understand how Americans still want more of this president's fiscal & economic punishments. There is not an ounce of remorse or human connection from this president…he is such a detached person so focused on down-sizing our country. I even get the feeling that Obama himself was very surprise to win a second term knowing his record and also knowing that the people who voted for him also knows his record…he probably feels like he is above all people and king of the World.

  7. sumitch November 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    I’ve been trying to figure last night out too.

    Here we have El Presidente of the liars club, an egomaniac that thinks “you don’t need to go to Las Vegas” but I need to spend thousands so my wife and I can go to a New York City Play or she can drag 40 or so people to Spain for a “gals night out” on your dime.

    You should buy a smaller car so I can jet my kid’s dog around the country and I’ll make up some new Executive Orders (where does the authority for this come from anyway?) so you can be prosecuted and my friends and I will ignore the law and more importantly the Constitution if it serves my purpose. I’ll advertise myself as a Constitutional scholar when all I did was be a part time guest lecturer for a while and based on my vast knowledge of the Constitution tell the Supreme Court they are wrong in their interpretations.

    I’ll try and sneak my kids away to Mexico along with the Secret Service protection for their birthdays without the public knowing of it, I’ll put shady characters in “Czar” positions and protect them from whatever law they break by the aforementioned Executive Orders and put death squads in my new super duper health care system and lie on the floor of Congress about it. I’ll bow to Muslims crawling on my belly like a whipped dog, apologize to the world for the wrong the United States has done them when Europe would be speaking German if we hadn’t jumped in WW I and WW II and helped them from getting their butts kicked and also for developing the oil fields in Africa so the grateful Arabs can collectively up their dresses and moon us.

    I’ll protect countries like Kuwait and Israel from these 12th century dogs that attack them and I’ll demand ten years of tax returns from Romney while I hide everything about my life that I can and refuse to produce it. I’ll affiliate myself with such five star Chamber of Commerce organizations as ACORN and SEIU and help them fix elections while telling the Catholic church they must forget the basic principles of their religion. I’ll walk out on the President of Israel because I have a lunch date with my wife and show my big horsey teeth in a grin while doing it and for the cherry on top, I’ll put Bill Clinton out there to talk about the evils of lying.

    Here’s what I’ve decided is a big part of the problem aside from a crooked bunch of pigs in Congress that do nothing but collect their cushy life time earnings for just a month’s work. The problem is the “Me” generation that we’ve had preached about to us for years and who we’ve raised. Yup, our kids and grandkids. All their lives they’ve lived the good life, never at fault for anything, never expected to perform and then protest and riot with teary eyes about the people that drop out of school, commit crimes for a hobby and couldn’t or won’t hold a job if they were qualified for it. They’re grownups now (at least age wise) and they still expect life on a silver platter and anything they want be handed over to them with no effort on their part. They, these liberals along with the blacks (whose voting en mass for Obama because he’s black isn’t racist while I’m called a racist because I won’t vote for him because he’s a liar), the Illegal Mexicans cast their law breaking votes to pay him back for keeping the borders open like a six lane highway and the unions march in route step to thank him for the gift of General Motors.

    It’s our fault for being lazy and stupid for years. For being “nice guys” that no one respects but everyone uses for their purposes when they want. In the long run, we’re at fault for electing the do nothings to Congress and for letting our kids think they are special and deserve everything they get when all they’ve done is ask for more cake.

    And I’m as guilty as anyone.

  8. Sue Christoph Thiel November 9, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    I agree with everything everyone has said, and I think it will take some time for many of us to not feel defeated. However, we now need to have articles/information on what we as citizens can do to expose all the lawmakers that continue to make BAD/corrupt decisions. I would like to know what ACTION I can take as a conservative PRO-country supporter that will help this country in the next 4 years and beyond so that our children can have some resemblance of AMERICA. We either have to decide to cry in our beer or do something..Things we can do or continue to do: We need to teach our kids that living on government assistance is WRONG, that corruption is WRONG, that lying is WRONG even though they see it everyday… we should not elect anyone in 2016 that had anything to do with the Bengahzi scandal (aka Clinton), Fast and Furious Scandal and continue see if government holds people accountable (which probably won’t happen) but that doesn’t mean we have to be quiet about it..there may be things we can continue to do or say that will make a difference. Mychal, you have a strong voice..Give us some direction on continual ACTION..maybe a group of people who live in the same state ban together, inform one another… vote anyone out that doesn’t do their job..I don’t know, I am just searching for something to DO to possibly help in this dire situation..I can only be angry for so long……..

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      It’s a tough situation, Sue, and while I normally have a bunch of answers, this time I’m out of ammo.

      My colleague said, “Nixon got re-elected but didn’t get to finish,” and I think there’s something positive there. I don’t see him completing a full term, and that is how it should be.

      • lvsu29 November 9, 2012 at 9:48 am #

        Yes Dan, a lot of people are out of steam this time around and the difference this time is that lazy citizens now outnumber the people who really care about this country. The convervative platform will never be the same because of the takers. I am hoping there will be major pressure regarding Benghazi, but I can’t imagine it would go so far as to impeach Obama, there are just too many things going on behind the scenes that wouldn’t allow that. My thought is that there could be attempts on Obama’s life this go around-not that I would want to see that happen..however, I can’t imagine Biden at the helm. Thanks Dan for your posts

      • Betrayed November 10, 2012 at 9:28 am #

        Hi Dan, please give my heart some hope and explain your last sentence????!!!!!!!

        Take care & God bless…

        ~Betrayed

  9. lvsu29 November 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    I agree with everything everyone has said, and I think it will take some time for many of us to not feel defeated. However, we now need to have articles/information on what we as citizens can do to expose all the lawmakers that continue to make BAD/corrupt decisions. I would like to know what ACTION I can take as a conservative PRO-country supporter that will help this country in the next 4 years and beyond so that our children can have some resemblance of AMERICA. We either have to decide to cry in our beer or do something..Things we can do or continue to do: We need to teach our kids that living on government assistance is WRONG, that corruption is WRONG, that lying is WRONG even though they see it everyday… we should not elect anyone in 2016 that had anything to do with the Bengahzi scandal (aka Clinton), Fast and Furious Scandal and continue see if government holds people accountable (which probably won’t happen) but that doesn’t mean we have to be quiet about it..there may be things we can continue to do or say that will make a difference. Mychal, you have a strong voice..Give us some direction on continual ACTION..maybe a group of people who live in the same state ban together, inform one another… vote anyone out that doesn’t do their job..I don’t know, I am just searching for something to DO to possibly help in this dire situation..I can only be angry for so long……..

  10. Martin November 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Okay, it’s almost unimaginable that the Usurper is still in. Probably no one is more surprised and delighted than he is.

    What no pundit has said, so far as I have read, is that the country had no choice between the two wings of the same grotesque bird of prey.

    The puppeteers were going to win, and after Tampa, we were going to lose.

    The country had no choice once Ron Paul was kicked out of the process, literately in the case of some of his delegates.

    Okay, so now what? Here’s my solution. After years of hounding my Senators and Congressman I’m convinced that the reason the craven cowards that misrepresent me in Congress, or the corrupt courts, will not touch the legibility issue is that they know how it has to turn out.

    We have a usurper in the Oval Office who lied, among many lies, on his Illinois Bar application, committed a felony when he presented a falsified birth certificate to the country, released a falsified draft card, is using a social security card issued to another person, and until he saw a path open to higher office professed to be born in Kenya, where his grandmother claims she was present at his birth – in that country. There’s more but that’s enough to make the point.

    Forget natural born citizen – Obama is an illegal alien.

    This issue has been kept alive by brave and indefatigable patriots. What the rest of us now need to do to join in and beat the drums, blow the trumpets and raise hell demanding a full, complete and honest inquiry in a proper venue into the usurper’s eligibility.

    Such an inquiry can only end one way. He’s out, and hopefully in jail, and the last 4 years are null and void. All legislation, all crony appointments, all Executive Orders. No – the money gone to Wall Street never to return.

    Hell would be raised, but it’s better than losing the Republic to the police state totalitarianism that is now legally set up: That just needs someone to pull the trigger.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

      Annie was right in a comment earlier in the week, Martin.

      “They’ll have to expand the size of hell to accomodate them all.”

  11. pblee November 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    You are right Mr. Bubalo. I would also add the following:
    1. The biggest winner last night was the NEA Teachers Union. Not only do they launder money for every Democrat candidate/crook’s campaign who will insure their poorly performed jobs, but their product is what walked into voting booths this week and stuck the rest of America with the bill. It’s a wonder to me that that many people were actually able read the ballot. Most surely didn’t understand the consequences of what they were doing. Those who did, understand that they can look forward to a life sucking at the teat of the US government. What’s better than trading your personal dignity, responsibilty and individual sovereignty for a block of government surplus cheese and condoms? Sweet deal.

    2.Hillary Clinton came up out of the sewer smelling like a rose this past Tuesday. I am surprised she didn’t announced her campaign for 2016 as soon as the polls closed. She will get as far away as fast as possible from this administration. You can be sure while she puts the final touches on the fundamental tranformation of America, fun and games will return to the Oval Office.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

      The Clintons are like fish, pblee.

      They start smelling after three days.

      I remain mystified how they still remain in such high regard, but, given the current faker in chief, their stock keeps climbing.

    • sumitch November 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      pblee, she hasn’t announced because she’s not sure if Obama will figure out a way for a third term or not.
      Until we can find a gutter trained street fighter to run against the likes of Obama, there’s no chance for us. There are too many people on the government dole to ask them to vote against their free goodies which is the same as asking Congress for term limits. It ain’t gonna happen.
      People are already writing about what Romney did wrong and how he would have won if only he had done what they said (does Mr. Know-it-all Arrogance Himself Mr. Bill O’reilly ring a bell?). The only problem with telling the truth is not in the telling; it’s with the press yelling dirty politics if a nominee does. That’s all we’d hear is that he’s a dirty fighter, not a liar like his opposition.

  12. Glenn Jaffas November 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Agree 100%.

  13. Sharon Tomas November 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    Indeed, one of the saddest columns I've read too. are we bereft of common sense? a caller today on a radio show didn't vote because he couldn't in good conscience vote for Obama, nor did he consider Romney 'conservative enough" plus thought the Mormon Church is a'cult' and so could not vote for him either. How many idiots did the same? Also, where are the intrepid reporters who delved into Watergate and brought Nixon crashing down? The pansies in the media are nothing but lapdogs for the liberals and demo-rats.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

      “Idiots” is the operative word, Sharon.

      Well said.

      DB

  14. Alan November 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    The pain i’d felt the night of the 6th was palpable, a feeling not unlike what i suspect would feel something like a searing blade being driven through my heart as i’d listened to my wife’s quavering voice while she’d informed me that “He won!”, tears rolling down her cheeks as she spoke. How could such a terrible thing happen? For the life of me I just couldn’t come to grips with the idea that Americans could be so blind as to allow such a tragedy to reoccur. Have we sunken so low in our values that we no longer care about the descent into oblivion which we are choosing? To think that by the time my grandchildren are old enough to understand all the things they’d lost to the past is nearly more than I can bear. How truly sad it is that they will never enjoy the freedoms i’ve known. May God bless them and see fit to one day restore this once grand country to it’s former splendor.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

      Sad, but powerful stuff, Alan.

      I have children, too, and cannot fathom the outcome they will face.

  15. Gary Thomsen November 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Everyone who truly loves this country and respects the form of government set up by our founders need to reread the Declaration of Independence for the list of grievances, and reread the Bill of Rights. If any changes could be made for the better in this country, I have 2 suggestions. After looking at state maps of who voted for who, I observed that the blue areas are all college towns and big cities where a lot of welfare recipients live. My suggestions are these: No college students can vote until they have been out of college and worked at a job for at least 2 years, and anyone who is on welfare loses the right to vote until they are employed. Also, the voting age and drinking age should be raised to 21.

    • JAZ November 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

      Gary, I’ve been saying the same thing for years: if you accept welfare, then you forfeit the right to vote until you’ve been off welfare for 6 months or a year. It’s the only way to prevent what just happened, legions of deadbeats voting themselves a handout from those who produce. But of course, that would require a constitutional amendement; and that will never happen. Who truly believes that we could get

    • JAZ November 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      a 2/3 majority to approve that amendment when half of our population is gleefully collecting welfare benefits at our expense? A great idea, but, alas, a pipe dream.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

      I agree with you, Gary, but they have to be able to read English, and that’s the sticky point.

      On a second note, I’d be in favor of raising it to the age of 25.

  16. Marilyn November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I’m not giving up, Dan! My disrespect for the Poser is even more intent. His wife who gathers up her family and takes them on Vacations at Tax Payer’s Expense will continue and I’ll continue to ride her about it. When she buys a new pair of shoes or panties, she will hear about it. The Poser’s appointed investigative team to look at Benghazie terrorist attack is not a viable team to do so and we need to add our names to the Generals who are going after Obama and Clinton for their treasonous act. One way or the other, regardless of the kids and women who want everything handed to them, The Poser and Commie Clinton will have to do some hard time for their lack of good actions. We can’t stop now and just take this re-election without putting our teeth into it and demanding some retribution for four Americans who died without the Poser helping them. It isn’t right and it is Treason and no other word for it! Sandy or whatever the storm’s name caused the Nation to stop and take a look. What they saw was The Poser and Christi walking arm in arm and Looking. I didn’t see either of them handing out diapers and food to those who had lost Everything. They could have stopped the NJ Electric Union from turning away non-Union help but they didn’t raise a finger to stop the nonsense! People waited and are still waiting for their power to be restored!! And, FEMA closed their doors because the snow storm was coming on Stanten Island. Closed their doors and let Helping Moms to keep the people fed!!! For this, Obama was lauded for “helping” the victims of the storm. BS. But, Many of us didn’t stop thinking about Benghazi for a second. The parents and families of the dead Americans didn’t stop thinking about their losses. When we need an American President to help, we can’t count on The Poser to do anything but ‘look’ and go chest bumping and telling people how wonderful he is and how bad Bush was and Romney would lie and cheat as a U.S. President. Some idiots lapped it up and loved that toothy smile and all the lies. No, I’m not stopping and will continue until The Poser and Clinton have paid their dues! If Congress won’t do anything because we still have Reid and the Boner, The Miliary can step in. Clean sweep and I’ll donate bucks to keep the pressure on. Am I angry? To some degree I am. But I also know what is right and what is wrong and Pray to God to be my strength and guide me. God Bless America. In God We Still Trust!

  17. Deborah Heckart November 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I have concluded we cannot trust anyone in Washington DC. Boehner is not playing with a full deck to give in.
    How can you win an election against Santa Claus? Why have Mitt find you a job, when Santa Claus has so much to give you?

    • Alan Holland November 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

      Agreed Deborah! Government is a cesspool of corruption which only grows worse with each passing day.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      We’re in agreement, Deborah.

      Nobody buys the cow when they get the milk for free.

  18. Ed Rem November 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Unfortunately, the folks who want free stuff outnumber the taxpayers. We may not be able to overcome their voting superiority. We may have lost America as we know it.

    • Marilyn November 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

      >Ed Rem: I hope not. When I recall who the Liberal voters are, this strikes me as very uninformed people. The recall of the people who were interviewd on the streets: One said she had a phone and kept repeating Phone-Obama over and over again. Another man thought Obama and Ryan were a team and said what a great team they are. Another didn’t know any man by the name of Biden – never heard of him. And so it went. All ignorant of the presidential race but they would vote…for Obama. But, the “fight” is not over. Obama has done some very illegal things and he will be brought up on charges if we keep pounding Congress and helping whatever groups want to have some kind of justice for the ineptness of Obama. Don’t give up. The test has just begun.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

      I had it pegged for 2020, Ed.

      Guess I missed because it is now upon us.

      • Marilyn November 8, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

        Dan, I can’t wait eight years. By then, ObamaCare will be handing me a booklet on how to die peacefully and not take any life saving measures. I have to help work on nailing that __ NOW…for my grandchildren and my great grandchildren…

  19. JAZ November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    On Monday night I had very high hopes for the future of this country; but now I feel nothing but despair. What this election has confirmed is that there is no way to overcome a coalition of morons and welfare deadbeats. Regrettably, I see no possibility that it can or will ever change. And that is very bad news for this once great experiment in democracy.

  20. William T Ramsey November 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    For those of us who are Christian, we can still count on the following:

    1. God is still on His throne.
    2. Jesus is still King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
    3. The Bible still has the answers.
    4. The tomb is still empty.
    5. Jesus is still the only way to heaven.
    6. Prayer still works–it still makes a difference, and God still answers prayer.
    7. The cross, not the government, is still our salvation.
    8. There is still room at the foot of the cross.
    9. Jesus still saves obedient people who place complete faith in Him.
    10. God is with us always. He will never leave us nor forsake us.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

      You are correct, Sir.

      Thank you,

      DB

  21. jr November 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    I am 65 years old. I have to say I never really thought I would live long enough to see the USA embrace immorality; dishonor; incivility; illegality; and outright vile behavior by its National governing leaders.

    I was wrong.

    May God have mercy on us.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

      You got me by a few years, jr, but I’m right there with you.

    • Kacee November 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

      I agree completely jr. I’m 74 & have had a good successful life (that I did build myself). I’m just sorry that I’ll have to die in this cesspool surrounded by pig-track trash who mistakenly pass themselves off as human beings (readers of the Daily Rant excepted, of course).

  22. Nan Thomas November 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    I too feel utterly dejected, helpless, and empty after this election. But the one thing I see is that those of us on the side of good feel so strongly about this country. We understand what being American means. We take this all to heart and we take it seriously. Those on the other side don’t believe in anything. There must be a way we can overcome and show those on the other side the error of their ways. I realize there are many that are not interested in truth and would never change but there must be some reasonable people on the other side. Somehow there must be a way to educate the masses. There must be. I don’t know what that way is but I can’t (or maybe just can’t face) believe the country is really going away. There must be a way.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

      Nan, there’s no way to disagree with your wonderful sentiments, but I am, personally, all out of answers.

  23. Suzie November 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    My husband and I also have been distraught over this travesty to our country. While I am angry with this administration for four years of failure and lies, I am even more angry with the liberal party this election. Here is what I posted on one of my fb sites this morning. I’m sorry if it offends someone, but those who would be have offended me and half the country.
    ———– my post:
    I’ve learned a lot about this country in four years, from Liberals that I didn’t know much of before: Rules do not apply to Liberals. Period. Most have no real morals. Most are arrogant and seriously racist. Too many more are immature and cannot think for themselves. They have to have the crowd to think for them (who are also not thinking for themselves). And even more are greedy and self-serving, at everyone else’s expense. I must add in manipulative, as they could never have re-elected someone with Obama’s kind of record without all the manipulation and underhandedness. The Constitution is expendable to them. They have no allegiance to the country, their only allegiance is to their idol and their party. They feel no patriotism. They feel no respect for anything or anyone but celebrity. They have absolutely no respect for anyone’s rights but what they believe to be their own (and I’m seriously doubting that their beliefs are even their own). They only feel idolism to their party and their candidates. Not all, but too many despise Christians. They are more interested in ‘celebrityism’ than liberty and justice for all. They preach peace, love, tolerance, giving… while they take, violate, hate, lie and cheat, and stomp on the Constituion. Period, Exclamation Point! Thank you, Liberals, for showing the rest of us who you really are, this election. We will make no mistakes about that in the future. (If there IS a future when you’re done running things into the ground). Based on the last four years, your ‘progressive’ platform is nothing more than bullshit and failure. But if you think the half of this country who truly cares about it, and truly cares about the suffering, and truly cares about bulding a more profitable, responsible, secure country is going to roll over and allow you to continue to destroy it, I suggest you think again (this time for yourself).
    ——
    We have a right to feel depressed and disillusioned, folks, but please feel what you must, then get passed it, and continue the fight for our country. We cannot just give up, roll over and play dead. Too many have fought and died to preserve and protect our rights. We owe it to them, and to ourselves, and to our country to perservere with what we know and believe. If there is a loser this week, it was not the conservatives… it was the country! We need to fight for it. One person may not move a mountain… but mountains have indeed been moved when there is a determined team working together to do so. Mr. Massie, I consider you one of the many worthy voices who may be able to instigate some mountain moving here. I have my shovel in hand, and have been digging hard. :)

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

      Great stuff, Suzie.

      I hope everyone’s listening.

      • Suzie November 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

        Mr. Bubalo… I’m sorry, I meant to acknowledge my respect and my complete agreement with your article in my comment. You were right on with so many points, saying what so many of us feel. Thank you; and; I, too, hope everyone is listening!

  24. Carol November 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    I usually like and agree with the posts here. I will NOT agree that it is “Game Over” for the U.S. No way. We have two sons. One is 27, recently married, and hoping to start a family soon. Our other son is 19, and desperately wanting to do what he can to help change the way things are. I want them to have a hope and a future in our country. As I read somewhere else, George Washington never gave up, and what a tragedy if he had. If you have seen the movie, “Monumental”, you would know what the pilgrims actually went through to get here. It is astounding to hear all the setbacks they had, and they never gave up. What a shame it would have been if they had given up! We can’t give up! God gave us this country, and I believe He is saddened too, but He never gives up! And He forgave the Israelites time and time again! He’ll forgive us too, if we repent. Please, don’t give up on America!

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

      I’m not a quitter, Carol, and your points are well-taken.

      Sometimes a little frustration bubbles to the top, as I’m sure you understand. My children are close in age to yours, so I’m “hearing you.”

      D

      • Carol November 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

        Dan, Thanks so much for responding. I do know the frustration. I felt it deeply when the results came out. I know the news isn’t pretty, but if we give up, then they win, and at the very least, I don’t want to give them that satisfaction! One thing I did read somewhere that I thought worth mentioning, is that we should pray for the health of the Supreme Court members. If they stay healthy another 4 years, and if we can get someone conservative in, then we have a shot at this. Most of all, we need to pray. Our Pastor told us last night that something like 1 in 20 churches really took this moment seriously, and prayed and fasted for our nation. We can do better than this!

  25. dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    So solid, Patricia.

    Wish I could disagree with you but I can’t.

  26. Colleen Quinn November 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Oh, & Mychal, give 'em everything in every barrel you have! Keep kicking butt & taking names!

  27. Colleen Quinn November 8, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Dan, unfortunately I agree w/you on this post. Like many I felt Wed. morning that someone close to me had died…yep the USA that I have known, loved/hated, fought for (& sometimes with) has died. The people (supposedly if you even believe those machines count our votes correctly – you are on better drugs than I my friend!) have, with malice aforethought, chosen someone that truly hates America – the country that I love.
    He is intentionally breaking every law, instating precedents that are directly contrary to our laws, & helping to ensure Chicago/Marxist/Socialist style politics prevail – all this with the help of a majority of our Congress.
    I weep…
    AND I will continue to fight this -garbage- with every fiber of my being. This is MY home, you will NOT tear it down, if I have any say in it!

    And some folks wonder at the rise of the Tea Party…please.

  28. doublesmith November 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    The America I have loved and lived in for more than sixty years has come to an end for people in my generation. I hope it will come back, but it won’t in my lifetime or the lifetime of the generation older than me. There’s going to be a time of turmoil and unhappiness for the next four years. If you lived in states like Texas where I live, you would see what illegal immigration has done to damage my city and my neighborhood. You would be shocked and yet the Republican party establishment feels they must reach out to these lawbreakers who are not here to improve their lives with a few exceptions. They are here for the goodies and that’s why I’m sure they voted illegally for Democrats. That party holds the treasure chest. We need to learn a valuable lesson: don’t put trust in men or their government, put your trust in God who can be trusted. We feel despair right now, but who knows what is in God’s plan for the future? Someone said God makes kings and he brings them down. Maybe that is what will happen to Obama.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

      I’m in the same canoe as you, doublesmith, and shaking my head as I type.

  29. Kwatz November 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    In my depths of my darkest nightmares, I worry you may be right. I am faced with a dilemma. Do I stay active and try to influence the future or look out for myself and do all I can to be in position to thrive when the shit hits the fan. Undoubtedly, there will be nasty things coming out in the future about Obama and his cronies handling of Benghazi which may undermine his administration. I also sense that Obama’s press coverage will start to get more accurate. The only media enterprise thriving these days is Fox News. MSM outlets, networks, newspapers, magazines have been losing subscribers/watchers for years. How long is it before some suit notices the success of Fox and sees an opportunity? There is a vast, untapped market for unbiased news. Once that domino falls, how long before the second one does. Is it too little too late? I pray not. Just in case, time to get a bit selfish.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

      Depths and nightmares capture it well, Kwatz.

      I’m still processing to such a point that I could not tell you the day, much less formulate what I’m thinking.

      However…………………..stand by.

  30. Melissa Linn Askew November 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    EXCELLENT article…EVERYONE needs to read this..I am in mourning for our country. I know my true citizenship is in Heaven so I am not destroyed by the outcome of our election, but I feel such a loss for the U.S. The beauty of America and everything it stands for and our Constitution (what forethought our founding fathers had-it's overwhelming) has all been a blessing from God. And we have taken it for granted. We've taken God for granted. I really truly believe the days of reckoning have come. I think we have passed a certain point, and it is a point of no return. More and more people will be getting in that line for free stuff and more and more children born will never have any understanding beyond the idea of entitlements. We are breeding in all areas the idea of "free". Unfortunately we have forgotten "freedom".

    And both parties are caving in. Too many have decided not to keep their convictions (timeless convictions) because it is easier to succumb to the winds of change. But some things don't change, and we need to stand up now, more than ever. Boehner is a wimp as most of our leaders (I use the word loosely) are. Actually, where are our leaders? I guess God is showing us that HE is our only leader..He always has been..we've just ignored that fact. But God won't be ignored forever. It's about time America realizes how inconsequential it really is. All of our strength has been from God, not our own doing. For too long we have decided we have our own strength and we can do it alone. How's that working out? Not very good.

    I personally don't see any hope for America. And it is sad to come to that conclusion. But the good news is the assurance I have in God of what the future holds. Maybe we have been concerned for too long about America. Maybe we need to be concerned about God's Will. He's got the Master Plan..

    • lvsu29 November 9, 2012 at 10:05 am #

      Melissa, I am going to save your article to read from time to time, as I am a firm believer about the good news in God and that God is in charge..However, I wish my children had the same beliefs because they are going to really need it….

  31. Phillip Howard November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Fully agree with this posting. Two salvations: God is in charge – the red states secede ASAP and become THE UNITED States of America.

    • Patricia M McBride November 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      Phillip, there are now over 30 states with republican governors. That is the only beacon of light we have right now…………….. God help us!

    • Patricia M McBride November 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      And 6 states have begun nullification processes

    • Lolo November 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

      I think exactly the same way. We need to organize. If the Dems want it their way, let em have it. Conservative need to unite!!!

      • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

        So true, Lolo, but how? ?

    • Polina Maire November 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Patricia M McBride
      We need more of them!
      I still feel we shouldn't lay down and surrender our country.
      Since Media had been playing such pivotal role in the election outcome we have to start with them- starve the bastards! CANCEL all the subscriptions and boycott ALL their sponsors ALL of them including FOX as I find them at times just as repulsive…I actually stopped watching it almost 2 years ago.
      That is our only hope..If we are ALL informed we have a better chance to hold their feet to the fire..If truth comes out it will make Obama address it and maybe even NYT demand his impeachment!!!!!

      • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

        Wow, Polina.

        (you should write next week’s column!)

        DB

      • lvsu29 November 9, 2012 at 10:10 am #

        I agree we need a coordinated effort so the millions that don’t want this country to go completely down the toilet can feel like they can do something. it is not good to feel helpless…

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      Plug me in with you and God, Phillip.

    • Melissa Linn Askew November 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

      Someone mentioned the Republican Governors in some states. These states may have been a challenge for Romney simply because these states were doing better under Republican leadership, and unfortunately the people attributed it to Obama and not to the Republican leadership. ??

    • Julie Sabuda November 9, 2012 at 1:06 am #

      I am in total agreement with you…in 2014 we need to vote again. We really need to get the senate seat so we can retire the old hack Harry Reid who isn't in touch with reality. If we can get both houses it will be much harder for Obama to push through anything…I'm sure he will try.

  32. Donna Oborne November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I agree it is so sad. It feels like a loved one has been diagnosed with a fatal disease..That feeling of this can't be happening yet knowing it is. 4 years ago I had hoped I would be wrong about Obama, I wasn't. This time Idon't even have that hope.

    • dan bubalo November 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

      Fatal it is, Donna.

      You really said it well.

    • Polina Maire November 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

      No, the loved one had been diagnosed with the disease a long time ago, it is now the life saving meds had been taken away!

    • Nan Thomas November 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

      Donna, this is exactly how I feel. I also 4 years ago had hoped I was wrong. It is a very very sad and empty feeling knowing the country that was so great and that you love so dearly is no more and will only continue to get worse. I feel so helpless.

    • Ed Rem November 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

      Nan Thomas You are not alone.

    • Regina Berg November 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

      Exactly the way I feel, and couldn't have said it better. I'm posting this article with your comments.

    • Cherry Talsma November 11, 2012 at 3:06 am #

      Ditto. And my (grown) kids still act like I'm a whacko. They still have no idea, and we're too crazy to be believable. Hard to be grieving alone.

  33. Patricia M McBride November 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    And the saddest thing is, the people who voted for Obama or whatever his name is are the parasites and those who vote based on skin color while not knowing a single thing about the person who they voted for, what he stands for, or what he will use the position they gave him to do. They do not understand they just voted away the last hope their children, grandchildren and all other members of their families and friends will ever have to realize the American dream and no one will have any chance at achieving anything that passes for success. They don't know this man is not enforcing the laws, because he personally doesn't like them. They don't know he plans on making it impossible for them to practice their religion and he also wants their guns if they have them. They

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