Posted on | November 7, 2012 | 39 Comments
That notion was handed to me. Apparently, it has to get worse before it gets better. At least we won’t hear about how we should get rid of the electoral college for another four years.
A broader point that needs to sink home is that, given a choice between Party A and Party Mostly A, the country seems to be holding with Party A. The fundamental reform of taxation, entitlements, and the Federal Reserve that are truly required seem too radical for GOP candidates. If voters can’t tell the difference between candidates, it looks like they hold what they’ve got.
For my part, I don’t do despair. I served as a election officer, pulling close to an 18 hour day. I just don’t see where shenanigans could have occurred. My little 4.5k chunk of electorate went 2:1 Democrat, up and down the ticket, for the 55% of it we saw in person. Can’t speak for early voters and absentee ballots. Those who love liberty have got to be more involved, not less. Cede not the fray to the foe, or the whole effort is lost.
What I do is what Christians do: pray. Pray for wisdom, peace, guidance. Also, rest. I slept poorly on 05 November, and haven’t done well since dragging home. I’ll be going into semi-retirement from blogging, cutting way back on the amount of time I spend on all of these social network endeavors, and finding therapy in fiction. At least until I get hauled off to Room 101.
Besides: by his third or fourth term, President Obama will probably have a hang of this whole zany economics thing.