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The People Have Spoken – by Dan Bubalo

Like him or not, Mitt Romney ran a good race. In fact he ran a great race. He was “presidential”, he’s brilliant beyond anything I can imagine, he presented an alternative, and the voters of the United States said, “Take a seat on the bench.”
WOW. WOW. WOW. The message is still sinking in.

The people spoke, but one can’t help but wonder in what language they expressed themselves and I’m beginning to think it wasn’t in English.

Last night I discussed the lives of Mitt and Ann Romney and asked rhetorically, “Do you think they’re sleeping well?” Nobody could ask for a better shot at the prize. Nobody could have picked a better running partner than Paul Ryan, and nobody could have presented a more workable alternative than Mitt Romney, and America said, “NOT INTERESTED.”

Watch out what you wished for, because reality is going to land soon with a giant thud. Apparently the country wants foreign energy dependency, the country cannot wait to embrace the excessive taxation of Obamacare, it desires a neutered military, and cares not a whit about a strangling deficit. The questions are how and why did we make this decision, and what prompted the country to accept such a weak man as its leader after he’s proven himself to be a naïve and incompetent poser. I’ve heard people try to peddle the “new normal” but what awaits us is ridiculous, and is “complemented” by a Senate that against its Constitutional mandate has not presented a budget in nearly five years, thanks to oily Henry Reid, a man who does not deserve another term as the Senate majority leader, but could perhaps be changed by a term in prison.

The people spoke, but one can’t help but wonder in what language they expressed themselves and I’m beginning to think it wasn’t in English.
Would you want to own stock right now? Think it through. Take your hard-earned money and bet the farm on the stock market, using the rationale that the business environment has never been better, that the future looks promising, and that bottom lines for corporations never looked brighter and that they’ll thrive with all the recently written and ongoing onerous laws.

The foreign policy of this administration, or lack thereof, will continue to be favorable toward radical Islam, having sat like a potted plant while more strategic land was ceded to militants than Hitler was able to acquire during WWII. Mr. Obama has signaled to Israel that it is no longer an ally and that he will stand down with respect to maniacal Iran. The country inexplicably voted for a man who believes the position of Secretary of State is for amateurs, so whether Obama continues to leverage the pictures and negatives he has of her it will be interesting to see if he opts to keep Hillary Clinton for another four years when in fact she has demonstrably shown ineptitude and proven that she is in depths she cannot fathom. We have relinquished our right to develop our own energy and made a decision that we want to remain puppets to OPEC.

We have voted to become a welfare state and no longer wish to challenge constituents to be as good as they can be. There is no policy in place to develop the economy and apparently people are comfortable with the malaise. Industry has no incentive to stay here so it will now outsource to foreign countries, and the engine of this country’s economy that could have been set free to help reduce the national debt has had its spark plugs pulled and been reduced to a franchise of the government as if commerce was a mere subsidiary whose profits could be pillaged.

And they said Bain Capital was a danger to American business.

We no longer require accountability and accept the glam of a celebrity president, a man more concerned with appearances than with policy. A man who would rather golf than hold a press conference. A man who would rather pontificate than act. A man who would be king instead of a leader. And there he is on the sidelines: Mitt Romney. A man who had a plan, a man who knows success, and a man of integrity, and a man willing to lead.

And we told him to leave us alone and go home.

I wonder what Mr. Romney is thinking right about now. I wonder if he has second thoughts, could he have done something different, or did he misread the tea leaves, and I would like to tell him that he didn’t do anything wrong. He had a message of uncompromised standards. He offered alternatives. He is well known for his ability to engage others with whom he shares a difference of opinion, and he laid out a plan to save America from becoming another back-water, socialist European country and said the medicine might be bitter but it will achieve its desired effect.
America rejected it. What’s troubling is what America decided was better.

It decided that a man who single-handedly designed a “recovery” that was worse than the recession was somehow worthy of another round of trust. Based on what? 17 Million more people on food stamps. Trillion dollar deficit overruns. Gun-running scandals. Turning our backs on our allies. Kissing up to foreign terrorists and dictators. Lofty language without a scintilla of substance. Constant vacations on the public nickel. Abuse of privilege with an anti-American bent.

It’s a surreal premise and one fraught with danger, and America just said “give us more.”

When the term is over, there will be plenty of tears, but there will be no America left as we know it.

Hello, Canada! Hello, Australia. Hello, Ireland. Hello, Scotland.

I have a picture I.D. and a birth certificate if you’re interested.

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96 Responses to The People Have Spoken – by Dan Bubalo

  1. Mindy Robinson November 17, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    We are prepared to leave this country in the event the worst happens. I don't mean hard financial times, I mean socialism or any other form of gov which strips us of our freedom and independance. We will continue this battle to the last breath of this nation , but, it will take all Americans and should America decide it wants party favors instead of freedom, we will leave our once great nation with very heavy hearts.

  2. Seth Golightley November 15, 2012 at 7:18 am #

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  3. jim November 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Dan, best article yet…I’m still reeling..can’t believe anyone voted for hussein…the worst person that ever ran for ANY office,but yet scared all the loons into voting for his take-over. ( hussein obama reminds me of articles I’ve read on Stalin and Hitler.) Your article helped a little bit…I’ll will always be bitter over this election….I will never watch FOX news again. Turns out O’Reilly talks a big game-but is the biggest wimp yet.Always had racist Juan Williams or Dr. Lamant on..what biggot racist they are.Nor will I listen to talk radio again and will never vote for a democrat…ever—under any circumstance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • dan bubalo November 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

      I agree on your comments on Fox, Jim, and particularly on O’Reilley. If he’s not interrupting conservatives he’s lying down like a rug for liberals. Hard to believe it was a week ago today that we found out where we’re headed for the next four years. The only question remaining is how far we’ll fall.

  4. Theresa November 13, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Oops. I forgot to say that North Dakota also put in a petition to have New York do the same. Sorry!

  5. Theresa November 13, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    MSN announced that 15 states (Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana (which led the charge), Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon and the Republic of Texas) started petitions to withdraw from the USA. Each of those states have a month to gather 25,000 signatures in order to have their petitions seen by the President. Obama has DEFINITELY divided this country.

    • dan bubalo November 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      Texas had the necessary signatures on Monday, Theresa, and has already filed. It is in the state’s original agreement upon joining the union that it always had the ability so secede.

  6. Rob Hanson November 13, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    Don't full yourself. Obama is not a naive poser. He is a narcissistic poser but he knows exactly what he is doing. He considers himself president of the world and is completing his mission to debase the USA, lower our standing and make us just another 3rd rate power under the UN.

    • dan bubalo November 13, 2012 at 6:56 am #

      A strong case can be made for your position, Rob, so I’ll will ask you a question: who is he satisfying most by keeping us reliant on foreign oil producers?

      I think when that question is answered you will also know sent him on his “mission.”

      • harold remus November 14, 2012 at 1:42 am #

        Is Obama a Mormon on a “mission” now?

  7. J-M November 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in my house as well. Lots of talk about seceding and plans to jump on the Obama gravy train as quickly as possible. Right up until I read some election returns. There is no way in Hell that Obama carried precinct after precinct with 100% of the vote as shown. Ditto the 99% of the vote in precinct after precinct. There is no way that this is a statistical anomaly, or a statistical improbability… It’s simply NOT POSSIBLE. Maybe we are going to roll over and let this outrage get past us in our current apathy, but Obama DIDN’T WIN the election. He rigged the voting machines. There is no mandate other than getting better election watchers and doing away with the electronic machines.

    Santa Claus HIMSELF would polarize the electorate. You would have the fundamental Christians mad about the commercial aspect of Santa Claus. The athiests would be suing the government for having the audacity to run such a candidate. Muslims would be mired in perpetual outrage over Santa running for office, you get the picture. Santa MIGHT get 47% of the vote or thereabouts. The rest of us know that we the people are actually paying for the gifts, that Santa isn’t real. So even Santa Claus couldn’t have come up with the precinct numbers that have rolled out of a lot of places. THAT’S what angers me!

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      One thing that is 100% certain, J-M, is winning ALL or 99% is, indeed, a statistical impossibility.

    • harold remus November 14, 2012 at 1:43 am #

      Polar, Santa… good one.

  8. Alan November 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Why is it that I so often feel like Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land” in my own country anymore, a foreigner in the land of my birth?

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

      You shouldn’t feel alone, Alan, because a lot of us feel the same way.

      • Alan November 13, 2012 at 6:45 am #

        Thanks for the encouragement Dan. It is truly inspirational to know that I am not drifting alone on an empty sea.

  9. Arlene Thomas November 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." -Declaration of Independence LOCK AND LOAD AMERICA. Time to utilize our 2nd amendment right and RE-secure our founding documents!

  10. gynojunkie November 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Even if the election was not stolen by massive–but clever–voter fraud, we are then left with the disquieting thought that Obama “won” because a majority–a small one, at that–voted him in mainly because they want other people’s “stuff.”

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

      I fear there will be more of those people at the midterms, gynojunkie, and even more by 2016.

      The problem is there will not be any money left to pay for any of it, as if they’re not simply printing it right now with no sense of responsibility whatsoever.

  11. Carol Osborne Mason November 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    I too believe voter fraud was an issue in this election. Another factor is the rampant ignorance of the electorate. Is there ANYTHING that can be done about the propaganda that spews forth from the "mainstream" media?

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

      The media certainly is complicit, Carol Mason, but the ignorance of the electorate is profound and deep-rooted, and I don’t know for sure what concerns me more, although from a cause and effect basis the media isn’t helping the latter problem and by rote distributes liberal soundbites as if they came fron On High.

  12. B J Shouse Zeagler November 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    All the liberal media spinning about conservatives loosing the election. Even Rush is talking about how you can’t beat Santa Clause. It isn't about people not voting for Romney, it is all about fraud. Wayne you are so right. Allen West is fighting for his political life and the integrity of our elections. Just keep spinning and we will never win another election. If this doesn't get corrected, then plan to live the liberal way of life.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      The precinct actions were so corrupt, BJ, that they couldn’t even rig it to 95% to 5%————they were recording 100% in area after area.

      Now how could that be done with a straight face unless you knew you had political and legal cover from the very top? ?

      • pblee November 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

        Mr. Bubalo, Allen West has the guts and spine to suggest that 140% voter turn out is a bit too enthusiastic even for the left but there is little news coverage suggesting he may have a point. BTW, I knew more details about West’s position on everything than I did Romney’s. We must be in your face conservatives or else we face extinction.

  13. Markie De November 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    To me Romney is very much a part of the Obama machine. Like Gov Mob figures fighting for who would get's to be head puppet. They both lied through there teeth, and they both showed utter disregard for the constitution and individual liberty.while pledging allegiance to world bank's, private interest and not the flag. I think Romney was put in place to run interference between the media, the american people and Ron Paul, The over all objective was to keep Ron Paul in the fringe category and obscure his message of liberty, small government, sound money, end the federal reserve criminal money printing, banker bail out games, no more lie's to the american people as if we are 5 year old children who would nt understand or don't deserve the truth? Speaking of the word; DESERVE? If the Romney camp was sincere in there attempt to put him in the oval office? I say they got exactly what they deserve, because the Romney side of the GOP showed nothing GRAND at all about there down right dirty dishonest politics, media black outs and high dollar vote stealing from Ron Paul! I spent most of my life on this planet questioning my own intellect. Thanks to this recent so-called election? I've gained a small amount of peace because of the realization that I am not as dumb as I look!

  14. pblee November 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    I believe Tocqueville has been proven right.(I myself will never capitulate or move to Scotland. I don’t look good in flannel.) You have written a breathtakingly accurate account of our current crisis.

    EXCEPT FOR ONE THING: Running Romney was like running a loaf of Wonder Bread. You know, “Builds strong bodies 12 ways.” Umm, OK- HOW EXACTLY??? General Baking didn’t explain Wonder Bread and Romney’s people never explained Romney. I know I wasn’t sleeping through it but I missed any kind of powerful and motivating message and a very brief explanation behind it that could be understood by Joe Average. I was more than willing to vote for a candidate who isn’t a Socialist but when that’s the best reason I could come up with…

    I needed to hear from his campaign/Board of Directors a concise plan for fiscal responsibity, secure borders, defense, foreign policy, energy production, and less government is better government. I needed to be able to tell my liberal brother these six things and it could have fit on an 8×10 sheet of paper entitled “Romney: Building A Strong America 6 Ways.” Fill me in with more details on November 7. Run the campaign like a hungry business and devour the market.

    I needed to see Romney grab the fraud at the other mike and hang him publicly with the chord while recounting the failures and falsehoods about the past 4 years of his administration and his personal past.

    I needed to see Romney be what I know he is capable of and not a loaf of Wonder Bread.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      I’ve heard the complaint that he was as exciting as mayonnaise on white bread, pblee, but I think those that were looking for free just weren’t listening or aren’t personally capable of understanding the ramifications of continuing on this downward spiral begun by Pelosi in 07, and accelerated under whatshisname beginning immediately in 09.

      • pblee November 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

        Mr. Bubalo, Romney could have made a brilliant and clear cut proposition to the voter but shrank back at the last moment.It’s like the high dive- are you going or do I have to push you? Nobody pushed. Why? His team buzz sawed through the most important primaries only to remake Romney during the campaign into Mr. Nice Guy. Now I must say that I am a very nice Christian lady whe wears a hat to church BUT don’t mess with me. The only sound bite I heard from his wife was that the most important thing I needed to know about Mitt was that “He’s committed.” WHAT? I hope to God he is committed. I know I am. When 3 million fewer Republicans and 2 million fewer Mormons vote for Romney than McCain, well there’s huge trouble. I suggest next time we run a flat out conservative slate of candidates and make it perfectly clear what the stakes are and what the solution must be. It may be the very last time.

        • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

          Love your enthusiasm, pblee, and by all means, please call me Dan.

  15. Harold Remus November 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Hey there big hoss you’ve just crossed the line from crazy to ignorant. The reason your party can’t get their facts straight is because of the numbers. This isn’t your grandpa’s grand old party days. Look around while you are waiting on the magical Christian right to get out and vote Obama realized that the country is far more than just a bunch of crazy right wing nuts. Maybe because he’s Muslim… seriously part of your problem is you don’t even know your enemy. Romney’s only mistake was not picking Rubio and pulling the population that could have swung things his way. Again while you were stock piling guns for the end of days the other campaign was handing out dope filled rainbow cupcakes and winning. The GOP has seen it’s last stand hope you enjoyed the ride Custer.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      Ah, Harold………..you have to do better than name-calling to be taken seriously. Everyone with whom you disagree does not qualify as a “crazy right wing nut.”

    • Annie Hamer November 13, 2012 at 12:22 am #

      Harold Remus:

      What a great comfort to the broad plains of America that we have found, in you, a stunningly High IQ’er and brilliant wordsmith. You put me much in mind of that joltingly obnoxious chap who goes by the name Piano. You two have too much in common for the common good. (I think I hear your mother calling you for lunch.)

  16. Daylo November 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    I have given up on the people of my country. They are uninformed and self-important. They have voted in Super-Welfare (they believe). They have voted in “You take care of me because I don’t want to take care of myselfe…and YOU OWE ME ANYWAY”. This is the United States of America today.

    If I was wealthy enough, I would leave this country and move to another country, although many of them are worse than this country, that is probably only going to be true for TODAY because our country is on the edge of becoming one of the worst countries this world has ever seen. There are countries that will be needing help and aid and we won’t be able to provide that any longer.

    The Statue of Liberty states “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

    Actually, that should be changed as our country has changed. It should read “Give me, give me, give me. Poor? Don’t fret, we are happy to take from Paul and give to Peter. Huddled massses? Free Housing for all, except those who are paying for it of course! Yearning to have free stuff? You have landed!”

    This country is only as good as its people. The election has shown in no uncertain terms that the majority of them have proven themselves to be unworthy of the vote that was given as a “right”, but has been used for leverage to acquire more, and more and more — not liberties, but material goods. When you live amoung this type of people, you might as well leave the country. These people are not my people. I beleive in accountability, responsibility and hard work. I don’t believe skin color or “free stuff” should have ever played a part in this election. People come from other countries to live here, i.e. illegals and they come from a country that provided them nothing, so they come here to get free everything. It’s the land of opportunity…er opportunistic parasites. and yet, they American people have shown their lack of intelligence by urging this process along…soon there will be no one paying taxes and what little is given to the country will be frittered away on something else other than taking care of these illegals and even the rest of us, who have worked hard all of their lives to make a honest living.

    The burning question for me has always been…why didn’t the ILLEGALS fight for their own country? Why didn’t they stay there and band together to make it a country they would be proud to live in? Too hard…This one is already here and does it have a cornucopia of goods to hand out for the vote. I have not one whit of respect for illegals who come here and who have not even tried to fix their own country. I have not whit of respect for anyone who is lazy and will not work, but choses the government dole as a way to survive. Soon this country will look like Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan.

    Hovels for everyone. The layoffs have already started…way back. They are increasing daily. No insurance for the ones laid off…more added to the ObamaCare rolls. If I was a business owner, I wouldn’t pay for your healthcare either. I am not a business owner, and I am not wealthy, and I still won’t pay for you. Believe me, if I had the wherewithal, I would leave this country that I dearly love, but whose people have become intolerable. You, who voted for this moron, have nothing to cry about. Nothing. When things go south here and they have been headed south already, the trip is just being stepped up, you can blame yourselves and cry on each others’shoulders because I can’t stand a crybaby.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      I thought it would tip in 2020 if things didn’t change, Daylo.

      Guess the internal rot was deeper than anyone could imagine, and now that a majority may now vote themselves benefits and entitlements, things have not just tipped; they’ve begun to crumble.

  17. sumitch November 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    James Carville of all people is recently quoted as saying that the votes of Democrats are easy to get. All you have to do is promise them more freebies than the Republicans.

    Almost 100% dead on except he shouldn’t have left the Republicans out. It’s not one party or the other, it’s both. Blaming the Republicans or the Democrats for every wrong is a waste of time.

  18. Marilyn November 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Very well stated, Dan. Thank you! I received some disturbing information last night. The credibility is unknown. http://www.craigbhulet.com Scroll to bottom of page to find the PDF and you will find a link to where the TARP money went and the lawsuit and parties involved. It’s enormous news if correct and I don’t think this could be false information. Laudering money is thievery! Also,regarding the Military’s absentee ballots not arriving in time for the election is very powerful news. Quote [WASHINGTON, DC – Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted.Officials say the ballots were delivered late due to problems within the military mail system. Tracking invoices show the ballots sat in a warehouse for a month, then they were accidentally labeled as ammunition and shipped to Afghanistan. At Camp Dwyer, Marine Sergeant John Davis signed for them and was surprised at the contents.“I told Gunny we got a bunch of ballots instead of ammo,” Davis told investigators earlier today. “He told me to file a report of improper delivery and that the chain of command would take care of it. We didn’t hear anything for three weeks. While we were waiting we came under fire so we dumped a After military officials realized the initial error, the ballots were then sent back to the U.S. but suffered a series of setbacks.
    Twelve boxes of ballots were dropped overboard during delivery to the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) in the Persian Gulf, then while the ship sailed to Bahrain, postal clerks allegedly pocketed whatever ballots they wanted.
    The remaining absentee ballots were loaded onto a C-130, but the flight was delayed until November 1st so the crew could get tax free pay for the month. Once the ballots arrived stateside they were promptly mailed to each state’s counting facility, reaching their final destination on November 7th.
    “It’s a shame,” Rear Admiral John Dawes said when asked for comment. “I expected a delay so I ordered that everyone cast their votes eight months ago. It’s really unfortunate that our mail system failed us and directly affected the course of history.”bunch of them in the Hescoes. We didn’t dig those ones back out.” ] end of quote. With all of this said, I am still intent on finding more news about Benghazi as I’m sure the families of the dead Americans are doing much the same thing. With The Military given a gag order, Ham of course has been relieved of duty, Carrier Strike Group Three Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette was fired by Obama for inappropriate leadership judgement, The news of General Petraeus extramarital is announced at appropriate time, Hillary Clinton has been thrown under the bus, Ali Ani al Harzi who has knowledge of exactly what happened at Benghazi was arrested in Turkey and strangely transferred to Tunisia where U.S. investigators can’t access him until after the presidential election, and, I fear there are more people involved who have too much information about Benghazi. After all of this, The Poser is elected to four more years in office. And, people ask why didn’t Romeny bring out all of the ineptness of a Commander in Chief. Perhaps Romney did not have all correct data in hand and that would have spelled disaster for him not to be able to back up remarks with facts. Meanwhile, Obama sat there knowing exactly what he had done and I pray he was sweating it out that Romney was not privy to ALL information about Benghazi. The liberal Media didn’t help at all and never will. They glorify Obama as the “Santa Clause!” The Security of the United States is at stake and the liberals have not one clue. If they do, they don’t give a toot.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

      It’s an administration chock-full of scandal and underhanded dealings, Marilyn, but with a majority of the media so complicit in ignoring and enabling it, I’m out of suggestions as to where to start to see it turn around.

      It is without question the very definition of a co-conspiracy.

  19. Gary Thomsen November 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    I sometimes feel like I have awakened in an alternate universe, where dark is light, wrong is right, lies are truth, etc. I made a comment recently about falling down the rabbit hole with Alice and being in a land ruled by the Mad Queen; I forgot to mention that Lewis Carroll wrote the book, not for children, but as political satire. If you look at the story that way and compare it to today’s news, there is not much difference. Two pieces of advice: Get your children out of public schools ASAP, and do not spend a dime on anything that supports liberalism. The monster will not continue to grow if we stop feeding it.

    • sumitch November 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      Speaking of authors, let’s not forget Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged. It’s almost like she was writing from what she was seeing in a crystal ball. I remember reading it in high school instead of Ivanho and The House of Seven Gables and thinking that couldn never happen here. Looks like my Cub Scout, Boy Scout and military lessons on our country were just so much lip service. Not to mention the aforemention public schools.

      • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

        The Dems have fought vouchers at evey turn, Sumitch, to keep the status quo or worse on behalf of the teachers’ union, and look where it finally got us————-they think 40% literacy is a good thing.

        At least they taught us to read so we could think in those days. Imagine what is taught today.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

      I’m glad there are no school age children left in the house, Gary, because I sure wouldn’t want to have little ones in public school today.

  20. Pamela Ellis Hall November 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    America as we know it "did not" vote for Obama. Mitt and Ann Romney ran a great race and most of us are very proud of them! However, it's VERY hard to fight crooked Chicago politics and Santa Claus at the same time. It's all about "entitlements". I don't agree that Republicans should change their standards. They need to find a way to stop illegal immigration across our borders and abortion. Young women need to be responsible for their actions.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

      I agree completely, Pamela: this would be the WORST time to change standards, for it would mean to lower them and that is not a sign of leadership.

  21. Wayne Cowles November 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Romney would be the President elect if not for massive vote fraud of hacked electronic voting machines and armies of inelligable voters. This election should be deemed Null and Void.

    • Vickie Manning Maxwell November 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

      Not to mention, the fact that so many of our people that are overseas, were not able to vote!! I truly believe with all my heart that he should have been elected LEGALLY!!! NO ONE can tell me otherwise!! Here in NW Florida, we had a full week to vote early, and the lines were long EVERY DAY!! I've never witnessed so much excitement and activity for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to be our next Prez./VP!!!! My only hope is that Mr. Romney will ask for a recount or something!

      • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

        Pretty daunting request, Vickie, but one I wouldn’t mind seeing occur. Even major polling groups had pulled out of Florida with five days to go because all the data was pointing statistically to a huge Romney win.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

      Agreed in total, Wayne.

      I’ve been talking with people from all points of the compass, and it is statistically IMPOSSIBLE to receive 100% of the votes from 59% of the precincts in and around Philly, and a similarly absurd number from so many in Ohio.

      (we’ll leave out the roadblocks set before the military voters for a later discussion)

  22. Janie Chatelle November 12, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    In reality, its a beautiful sunshiny day in central Tx. ; but there is such deep,dark sadness and fear for the future of our beloved America -just impossible to understand why so many couldn’t see thru Mr. Evil – Music helps- last night we listened to the Golden Gate quartet -so fine!! As is your excellent column – thank you !!! One day at a time!!!!

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      Great advice, Janie.

      Feels like trying to make a quick U-turn with a loaded oil tanker, however.

  23. Lolo November 12, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Watching the election “results” on Tuesday evening made me sick. I literally cried myself to sleep that night. I still get tears in my eyes thinking about what happened. I NEVER in a million years thought he would be re-elected. I pray the powers that be decide to attach this election full force and demand a recount and included any and all votes including the military and mail in votes. I just can’t fathom the voting went as broadcast to the public. I have read numerous article, blogs, tweets, emails, facebook comments, that the elections resulted in the same thing as death and that people are in mourning. I for one, am in mourning and have vowed to wear black every day until that poser is out of office. Gonna have to get more black attire, it seems.

    • Vickie November 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      I agree 1,000%!!!! I too, hope and pray that there will be a recount (as I posted above)There is just no way any of it was legal!

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      As for myself, Lolo, I’ve been channeling Johnny Cash.

  24. Renee November 12, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Dan, you’re right on the mark but the truth of the matter is that Mitt Romney ran a “moderate” campaign with the express purpose of continually reminding his base that he would eventually compromise with the enemy and “create jobs”!

    A true leader doesn’t compromise with the enemy because at the end of the day, compromise entails defeat. And what’s more, job creation is not the sole responsiblity of the president either. Just imagine if the northern, mostly Republican based abolitionists had compromised with the mostly racist southern dixiecrats in ending slavery. What would our nation look like today?

    Better yet, imagine had a Democrat president been elected as oppose to Republican president Abraham Lincoln during that era. Mitt Romney’s handlers assisted him in enabling Obama the empty suit, another 4 years to further erode our nation into economic disrepair! Period! End of Story!

    Had Mitt Romney hired me as his campaign manager, he would be sitting in the White House right now after I publicly directed Obama with a clear and concise tongue lashing as to why he was really elected as America’s so-called “first black president” and tossed his dreadful memory into the ashheaps of history! The Republican establishment is abounded by way too many self-defeating moderates who are too afraid of standing up for the core principles of conservatism.

    These mealy-mouth moderates don’t want to swim against the tides and combat the pernicious agenda of the Democrat party. They’d rather play it safely knowing fully well that at the end of the day it will simply destroy the party. If I were Mitt’s campaign manager I would have used all of the finacial resources raised to point out Obama’s provable but numerous flaws and inexperience.

    I couldn’t care less about his “racial insensitivites” any more than he does when he is routinely attacking the sensitivities of mostly white businessmen, Christians and the unborn!

    * I’d alert the public that his presidency was simply the end result of “white guilt” which is still the motivating factor in eradicating the “sins” of slavery & Jim Crow, which by the way was established by racist white Democrats! Then I’d provide Mitt with examples of what happens when white liberals insult blacks and hispanics by lowering the bar of high standards as they have through Obama’s presidency in avoiding criticizing him when he makes juvenile mistakes!

    * I would have allowed Mitt to point out the numerous ways in which the media has collectively given Obama a pass for his inexperience while disappointing the public with their amatuer brand of journalism.

    * I would have directed Mitt’s attention towards the African-American community and insist that they look at their current living condition as well as the entire community and ask themselves, what has the Democrat party done for them within the past 50 years both on an economic & spiritual level in advancing them collectively?

    * I would not have encouraged Mitt to address the NAACP because they do not represent the best interest of the black community, instead they are merely a subsidiary of the Democrat party! I would also have encouraged Mitt to point out the good things which the organization accomplished before and during the Civil Rights movement before alerting them of the number of anti-Christian liberal based causes which they now support!

    * I would have encouraged Mitt Romney to pinpoint the number of policies which the Democrat party has continually promoted within a span of 50 years which helped to destroy the black family icluding welfare.

    * I would have insisted that Mitt Romney remind the public of the number of abortion supporting policies which Barack Obama supported while in the senate. Heck, that was pretty much the most consistent issue in which he heavily supported during his short and unimpressionable senatorial tenure!

    * I would have directed Mitt to address the Latino community and remind them that (unlike blacks) they are not a monolithic group which votes 95% of the time for Democrats but I would have encouraged him in reminding them that as Christians (by the way they are heavily comprised of)they have an obligation to publicly express their Chritian faith both within the public square as well as privately by upholding the moral laws of God, which the Democrat party adamently rejects! Trust me, Romney would have garnered a large influx of hispanic votes had he used this method of injecting their religious beliefs into the public diologue!

    * Romney should have reminded both of these groups of the horrors of abortion and show images through his televised ads of how the Democrat party with the aid of their trusty ally, Planned Parenthood (who deliberately situate their clinics heavily in low income black & Hispanic neighborhoods) have spent billions of tax payer money for nearly 50 years in diminishing mostly their communities!

    * I would have reminded Mitt in addressing our society of the necessity in upholding the traditional meaning of marriage between one man & one woman and prove to them all of the provable harm in which the collective acceptance of homosexuality would heap upon our nation!

    These are just some of the issues which Mitt failed to vigilently address including Barack’s lackluster foreign policy experience! Time & space does not allow me to pinpoint the numerous weapons in which he should have easily utilized in combatting Obama’s Affirmative Action oriented presidency while winning both the presidency and respect of the genral populace!

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

      Good stuff, Renee. It falls onto the candidate in part, but there are some bad handlers and “strategists” in the Republican Party, and it all trickles down from Karl Rove.

      Maybe he’ll become at long last an after-thought like Carville.

  25. doublesmith November 12, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Our pastor says pray for our leaders. Do we pray for their success? How can we? Do we pray for a party they chooses to remove God from their platform? How can we? Do we pray for men and women who support abortion, infanticide, etc.? How can we? Do we pray for a president who sits idly by while 4 Americans are murdered by savages and yes, they are savages. How can we? Can we pray for a President who thumbs his nose at countries like Israel and bows to those such as Russia or Saudi Arabia? How can we? If I pray for them, it will be for their defeat in one way or another. Or maybe I should pray for some miraculous event to take place like the one that happened to the Apostle Paul. But, I can’t just blindly pray for these so-called leaders who wish to destroy what is good in this country and who look upon evil and evil-doers with a blind eye. In my opinion, I would be praying for everything I stand against as a Christian. How can I?

    • sumitch November 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      Act now. Pray later.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

      Tough call, doublesmith. Really a tough call.

    • Annie Hamer November 13, 2012 at 12:00 am #

      Doublesmith,

      Good post and interesting. Your pastor, as I suspect you know, is only an echo of God’s word to us that we are to pray for our leaders. God also states that He sovereignly establishes them in their positions. I don’t see anywhere that we are admonished, commanded or suggested to pray for anyone’s personal success nor leadership success (however that person defines success).The Bible is clear that we not call evil good and good evil. We can pray for a person’s salvation; we can pray that person will come to know the only true and living God. When I’m more into the imprecatory prayer mode I can dream of lightning bolts and have suggested such, deo volente. (I’ve always been an expediter.) A portion of my prayers are devoted to the stopping of the advancement of evil in our land and the world. Proverbs 21:1 tells us that the Lord turns the king’s heart in whatever direction He desires, as channels of water. In Psalm 37:13, a favorite of mine lately, we find that the Lord laughs at the evildoers because He knows their time is coming. Hasten the day, Lord.

  26. Urstrange Imnot November 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Exceptional article, but loses credibility when the D-Ratted Harry Reid's name is wrong. Unless his name is "Henry" and h, e like the BOGUS POTU, S uses aliases.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

      Small typo that went past all of us, Urstrange. Turns out “Henry” Reid was a scandalous fellow, too.

  27. Thom's Thumb November 12, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    The Prince of Fools was kept in office by the population at large of fools. If the America presidency is the resust of the reflection of those he represents then what he sees in the mirror is a fool surrounded by fools.

    When we were kids, it was fun to blow up a baloon and not tie it but turn it loose. You never knew which way it was going but it went fast and always, always landed, by then useless, without any air in it.

    Romney knew the unions, supported unflinchingly by the president, were such a baloon and the unions knew he knew it. Even the dullest of pencils now understands that one and one equal trillions more in spending, favoratism and lost economies. The glaring fault in their math, when it finally comes to the attention of the people and it finally dawns on them that there is no more money, will already have proved fatal to many with many waiting their turn at the guillotine.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

      They wrote something similar in the Prague Zeitung, the largest (German)non-Czech paper in Prague.

      Pretty sad when the Europeans are laughing at us.

  28. Ed Rem November 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    This link offers a sobering look at the election. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp069Y_P-9M

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      Good link, Ed.

      Thanks.

  29. John Rusnak November 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    a different truthful view…..God help us.

  30. Pamela Arnold November 12, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    I just cannot say enough wonderful things about your truly articulate, well thought out article. I think you have echoed what so many of us are thinking and pondering. I think the only wording, I personally would have changed is, where you call “it” an “incompetent poser”, I’d have called “it”, an incompetent “imposter”.
    ~Blessings~

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 9:21 am #

      Good one, Pamela !

  31. Ben November 12, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    I’m torn om the problem. While I firmly believe that there is enough evidence, even if anecdotal, that fraud on massive level took place in at least the swing states. Who will demand accountability? This congress led by the weak and useless Boehner? I think not. First he must go.

    Romney, probably one of the most decent men to run in recent memory, was not my first or even third choice. However, I and most conservatives rallied behind him with full support to save the country. Could he have won with all the fraud? Maybe not. However, I do blame his campaign for the weak message. When basically called a felon, murder, and painted with every other vile broad brush 0bama could come up with, he was silent. He allowed himself to be vilified while 0bama was held up as a caring model of decency.

    The GOP and the RINOs need to go, their stable of campaign consultants need to go, and constitutional candidates, without a wavering message, using the same strength to counter the communists use on us needs to be adopted. We must stop the milk toast responses and stop bringing sticks to a gun fight. When they call us a dirty liar, the response should not be well…uh…wait…I take a bath daily. This is insanity. The entire Karl Rove type machine and the belt way Kristol’s need to ne starved out.

    God help us.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 9:18 am #

      Couldn’t agree more on Boehner, Rove, and Kristol, Ben, and on a good many of your other points as well.

  32. Dawn Hall November 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Well written & well worth the read…

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 9:15 am #

      Thanks, Dawn.

      (I think I dented some of the keys on my laptop when writing it)

  33. Francis Lihvarchiksr November 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    the people that supported Romney knows an understands what's going on in the world , we supported him an thank him for his efforts..The other nonsupporters they can be looked at as Government Zombies , no hope for them distruction of the US of A.

  34. Frances Morris Young November 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Will the America we knew and loved ever return? Oh Lord, I pray so. But I wonder…Will live long enought to enjoy it?

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 9:04 am #

      I wonder, too, Ms. Young. I don’t have a limitless amount of sand in my hourglass.

  35. Doug Hansen November 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Scotland sounds good – Scotland sounds REAL good…..

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 8:54 am #

      No kidding, Doug.

      So what if I have to buy a bunch of sweaters and flannel?

  36. Karen Sensenig November 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    The only reason we lost is because of total FRAUDULENT VOTES! We can't stop now, we have to keep fighting this evil FRAUD in our White House!

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 8:53 am #

      Well, Karen, I don’t intend to retire my keyboard, though it will be an uphill battle.

      We’ll keep hammering away.

  37. Patricia Leath November 12, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    It does not take a genius to realize that this was the largest voter election fraud in American History. For what we know, it maybe the last election in our history. Think about it.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 8:38 am #

      I’ve been thinking about constantly since last Tuesday night, Patricia.

  38. Bill Sr. November 12, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Obama must have gotten a huge pay raise. Four years ago he didn’t earn enough (“above my pay grade”) to make decisions on when life begins (in the womb).
    It’s either that or he has finally acknowledged to all the world that though the fetus may be considered a baby by most women and doctors as far as he is concerned pregnancy is a disease and killing a fetus or even a born alive survivor of an abortion (some living today to tell their story) were and are not to be recognized as human beings.
    And this man who claims to be Christian also believes teen girls on his hoped for free contraceptive devices who use sex as a popular recreational sport and somehow become pregnant have within their bodies not a promise from their Creator for new life but a punishment by a morally corrupt society being perpetrated by his party for making poor choices in personal hygiene and he wants to make it a point of law to give them free access to taxpayer money to eliminate that new life and to void the punishment he feels they have unjustly incurred. This is the leader of hope and change for America?
    Our country is on a slippery slope to both economic disaster and moral decay. The last thing we need is a leader who is a moral midget who had never held a responsible job in his life and most often voted “present” as a senator to avoid making a decision. (We might add here he claimed that is the reason he did not want to wear an American flag pin because he refused to take sides). But over 50% of voters last week, MOST of whom were living Americans casting one vote per person, preferred these Obama policies rather than the opponent he, his party, and his unashamedly biased media portrayed and demonized as a rich white ex corporate executive non-taxpaying woman hating non-Christian wanting to take way their healthcare, Medicare, and give tax breaks to the wealthy.
    So they were given the choice of THAT terrible person OR a man of color promising to humble his nasty opponents kind taking what they illegitimately accumulated and distribute it among folks of color, displaced immigrants, the unemployed and all needing or wanting the “necessities” of living free through big government programs. When given a nearly unchallenged a free reign at the White House for four years with policies and fear mongering designed to transfer the majority of citizens into a position of big government dependency the choice is/was simple.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 8:43 am #

      Many great points, Bill Sr. Let’s not forget we were warned by Thomas Jefferson over 200 years ago: “A government big enough to give you everything you need is also a government big enough to take away everything you have.”

      • sumitch November 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

        Morning Dan. And 2,000 years ago it was said that Democracy will fail as soon as the majority realize they can vote themselves more from the public trough and do nothing for it. That’s paraphrased, but the point is there. And I know we’re supposed to be a Democratic Republic. Doesn’t seem to be working so well lately does it?

        Congress investigates Petraeus (rightly so) but turns a blind eye to Obama, Reid and Pelosi. What’s wrong with this picture?
        And the hammer hasn’t dropped yet. Wait till January and listen to the wailing and watch the breast beating when the Obama plan really gets rolling. I’d laugh my arse off if I weren’t going down with the idiots that voted for Obama.

        You can bet there will be a one finger salute from my quarters.

  39. Martie November 12, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Did “the people” REALLY speak? What about the reports of widespread voter fraud? The margins between Romney and BO were not that great in some locations. A lot of widespread THEFT adds up and it’s not limited to Chicago anymore.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 8:37 am #

      I made an oblique reference to the widespread fraud, Martie, and the comment about English wasn’t directed soley at illegal aliens.

      When holding his “democratic” elections Saddam Hussein used to get 93% of the vote, which begs the question against all statistical odds and probabilities that another Hussein could carry 100% in precinct after precinct in Philly and other places.

      There were also a majority of military votes that never arrived or were not counted for some pretty suspicious and specious reasons.

      • Lolo November 12, 2012 at 11:21 am #

        Will there EVER be an accounting of votes? Your comment about the military vote not be counted makes me furious! Given that most military members voted for Romney…highly suspicious their vote was not counted. It also begs the question about people who voted early with mail in votes (me). My daughter said I should not mail in my vote as it would never be counted. Is she correct and how will we know? You can be I’ll not mail in my vote again, but if the machines don’t register my “conservative” vote, what is the point in voting at all?

    • Karen November 12, 2012 at 8:51 am #

      I believe that we can’t stop now! We have to stop this MADMAN in our White House! Our Declaration of Independence gives us the authority to do so! If we don’t, our Children and Grandchildren will suffer DEARLY!!!!!!!!!

    • Bill Sr. November 12, 2012 at 9:50 am #

      Right, I remember the Newsweek headline in 2008 that “we are all Socialists now”. Well now it’s “the whole nation is Chicago now”. The goons along with Obama’s version of Pravda are running the show. My take: unless Fox News, i.e. O’Reilly, understands that fair N balanced will not cut it anymore if we are to survive as a nation of strength and freedom because it is lights out and the regime can and will shut down talk radio and the internet sooner or later. Fast and Furious on the part of we the people to impeach the impostor in chief with the help of what is left of the Republican congress is the call of patriots now before Executive Orders become the law of the land and the Constitution is scrapped.

  40. Pat Smith Hutchins November 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    An excellent article that should give Americans a lot to think about. We had a good chance and botched it!

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 9:47 am #

      Agreed, P.S. Hutchins. Someone chimed in with talk about party leadership, and a housecleaning should be in order, starting with Boehner and Rove.

      Get out the broom!

  41. C. Ricucci November 12, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Excellent post, Dan, heartbreaking though it is. In 2007 when Obama and Ms. Clinton were campaigning for the Presidency, I commented to a family member that I believed Obama would be America’s last democratically elected President. At that point he wasn’t even the favored to win, but I had a conviction in the pit of my stomach as to what was coming. Pessimistic or not, I stand by my belief. But that doesn’t mean that actually watching it happen doesn’t still cause me anger, fear, and deep grief every day. It does. And the pill of recognition that my fellow countrymen not only chose it once but invited it back a second time to grow bigger, fiercer, and more destructive is a bitter one indeed. I hope godly Americans will commit to spending a whole lot more time on their knees.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 8:33 am #

      I can’t peg the moment as closely as you, C. Ricucci, but it was about that time I became aware of him, too, and something seemed wrong from the beginning————now we know all too well that nothing adds up and hasn’t from Day One.

  42. simmjz November 12, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    “the taste for physical gratification among them has grown more rapidly than their education” maybe they thought it was mom and dad punishing them for not doing what was good for them. move over there is a seat in the back of the bus.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 8:30 am #

      I agree with your premise, simmjz, and have a couple more of my own I can’t print here.

  43. Jim Bouchard November 12, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    WWell worth the time and effort to read and ponder.

    • dan bubalo November 12, 2012 at 9:56 am #

      Appreciate it, Jim. I only hope is that there are enough left who CAN read.

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