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I Want to be Able to Safely Ignore My Government

Great comment left in response to this post: Oh Dear: Rubio Within Ten of Crist; Palin Favorables Up

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: elections are always referendums on the incumbent. If by some quirk of fate Keynesian economics and pump priming and massive entitlement programs cause prosperity for the first time in the history of the world, then we will lose in 2012 no matter who we run.

However, if unemployment is high, and the economy is sluggish, and the deficits continue to be sky high, and (depending on the healthcare bill) people are getting their first taste of socialized healthcare, then we will win. That’s what the issue is, and it should not be as hard as it is, what with McCain completely concedeing the economic argument to the Dems last year.

I think a lot of this is that people who think they are free marketeers, people who think they believe in the power of the private sector, people who think they know that the government creates problems, these people don’t really believe that in their bones. They are scared to death that Obamanomics will actually work, and that if we stake out a strong position, if we make strong predictions, then we will look like fools in 2012.

There is no need to fear. The reputation Keynsianism enjoys is entirely a product of the conflation of the New Deal with the immense contracts for the American defense industry, steel, chemicals, etc. caused by WWII. The New Deal was an abject failure. Obamanomics will be an abject failure.

We need to start laying the groundwork for a conservative counterrevolution. There has not been a conservative President and a conservative Congress seated simultaneously since the 20s. The Dems make their case. They just attack the Republicans and then the power falls into their lap. Then they do the things they want to do. I want to do that. I’m sick and tired of watching my freedom get traded away piece by piece. I want it stopped. Stop compromising with them, they never compromise with us. More importantly, some things are not up for compromise. My freedom is not up for majority vote. We are at a point in this country where I don’t feel much love at all for my government or for fully half my fellow citizens. Well meaning fools will ruin us all, and I’m sick of me and mine picking up the mess. That’s why I like Sarah. She doesn’t whine, she doesn’t make excuses. She handles shit. You have no idea how much I want a President I can ignore for a week in safety. Every day I flip on the monitor wondering what Barry did today. I want to be able to safely ignore my government. That’s what the American Dream is.

When the hell did we lose that?

Posted by: Britt at November 19, 2009 06:59 PM

November 20, 2009 , 3:38PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Conservatism, Democrats, Liberalism, Marxism, Sarah Palin, Socialism | Comments Off on I Want to be Able to Safely Ignore My Government