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The People Have Spoken - by Dan Bubalo

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……… 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. 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.

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