Dear Readers: Needless to say, my projections of a Romney landslide sadly did not occur. Fortunately, I was with a good group of friends — the SLOBs (San-Diego Local Order of Bloggers) — as the sad national and state results came in. IN fact, one of the best moments was hanging out at the Grant Hotel briefly with Lipstick Underground.
It turns out LU studied dance, and I did some professional dancing. She was the one who recommended Zumba to me, which has been a godsend. So, after a fitful night of sleep and disappointment, I kicked into high gear and went for a session. My mood picked up so much, that the rest of my analysis will be peppered with fun dance-oriented videos to lift the spirit. Here is something I was saving for the big win, but perhaps will lighten hearts now:
LU hopes that the liberal ladies are enjoying free contraception, because in 2014 our healthcare system is going to hell in a hand basket. In fact, our hero Captain Capitalism as a few things to say about the liberal ladies who voted for Obama.
In short, women, especially single women, heavily prefer to vote for socialism.
I don’t think they even know why beyond a “I want to help the children” or “spending money on the unfortunate sounds nice.” Subconsciously, even consciously, though, I believe they also like the idea of having a father/husband/provider figure in the form of the government in that it not only fulfills the financial-provider role, but there is no payment or consequences for such services. They need not to commit to any one man. They need not to be held to a certain set of standards by any one man. They need not rear their own children nor pay for their children. 100% freedom with 0% responsibility. In short, no earthly man can compete with the metaphorical “Supreme State Alpha Man” because we (unlike the state) do not have access to the entire financial resources of a $15 trillion economy.
ENJOY THE DECLINE!
I will be having a lot more to say about feminist theology and its corrosive impact on Capitalism in future posts.
Turning back to my evening with the SLOBs, another favorite moment came when Word Warrior distracted me from the election results by turning the channel to a replay of the historic George Foreman/Mohammad Ali fight, giving me the background and details on the style. I do love a good history lesson — and I have a feeling this election will offer historic lessons. But, I digress. Suitably, Word Warrior offers a boxing analogy in his analysis today:
“We have an expression in prize fighting: Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit. Well my friend, you’ve just been hit. The getting up is up to you.” Ghost and the Darkness (1996); Michael Douglas’ character, hunter Charles Remington, to Val Kilmer’s character, Col. John Patterson
There is no disputing that we conservative Americans took one on the chin last night. Our fond expectations of a Romney landslide victory went up like so much smoke. The best man did not win; but in the real world of adults, that sometimes happens.
Perhaps this can become some sort of conservative “rope-a-dope“, allowing the forces of progressivism, political correctness, and statism to expend themselves into oblivion in the next 4 years? Which brings be to W.C. Varones’ post:
America has embraced socialism. And what’s done will not be undone. A continuing expansion of the dependency state will create a permanent voting majority for more dependency. More crony capitalism will direct more wealth to the politically connected, who will in turn use that wealth to further entrench their benefactors.
Beers with Demos comments on one of the saddest losses of the evening: We’re at a loss to explain Bob Filner’s victory over Carl DeMaio for San Diego’s mayor post. Two ballot measures on pension reform and labor contracting that won handily in June were vigorously supported by DeMaio. That should have been a leading indicator, right? That and the endorsement of a popular outgoing mayor. We honestly felt DeMaio would walk away with this thing by about 10 points so we guess we have some explaining to do ourselves.
B-Daddy features a Lord of the Rings video…which seems appropriate as we all live in Mordor now.
Across the country, our New York compatriot Lonely Conservative is following the extremely close NY-24 race, and also has a review of a detestable analysis made by Mr. Tingles himself: I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things. ….The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.
I would like to ask Glenda Moore what she thinks about good storm politics:
A Staten Island mother is grieving the loss of her two young sons who were swept away during Hurricane Sandy. Searchers found the bodies of Brandon, 2 and Connor, 4, in marshland about 30 yards from where they went missing Monday.
KT Cat offers his predictions as to what will happen in 2014 and 2016.
It is all very depressing and deflating. The Republicans continue to fail at messaging among key demographic groups. For example, the local GOP had a party that featured a Dixie band. Not really something that would appeal to all sorts of voters, including young ones that contributed 80 electoral votes to Team Obama. My Zumba teacher played this today, and it made me feel so much better.
It seems Gangham style was the HOT Halloween Costume this year. Something like this should have been at the party. It is this sort of thing that might just attract a second look.
Finally, Legal Insurrection’s Professor Jacobson has a review of the status of “Operation Counterweight” elections.. A few successes — but it would be more helpful in the future if Tea Party candidates stuck to fiscal matters and didn’t get entangled in social issues in general elections!
I am blessed to be part of the Professor’s College Insurrection team. It gave me some motivation to be proactive, as the best way to get through the progressive hell we have unleashed is to keep going really, really fast!!!