Some Final Thoughts…

I pondered doing a typical post on the winners and losers of 2010, but thought that it would be more interesting, and less pro forma, to simply pose a couple thoughts for general digestion.

We’ve learned this year that we as a nation are not as fickle and short sighted as politicians might hope for. It has long been assumed that we will forget a slight within a couple months and all will be forgiven. He who is incumbent has little to fear because the sheep will just pull the lever. Well, that line of thinking didn’t work out so well this year. We did remember, and we’re starting to hold folks accountable.

I think it is pretty clear that the greatest winner from 2010 was the Tea Party movement- and they’re here to stay. How do I know? When I walk into a bookstore now, at the front in the prime retail space of the store I see the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the writings of our Founding Fathers. The political hyperbole aside partisans aside, there is a thirst and a hunger for a return to our beginnings, to understand who we are and where we came from.

But the Devil’s not left the building just yet. What can’t be done through legislation is and will be done through executive fiat. Don’t believe me? Look up Net Neutrality. The Court systemย  said don’t do it. The Congress said it wouldn’t pass it. So, like any good oligarchy, the Administration’s left wing radicals will do it anyway through executive powers. Remember, its about ends, not means.

2011 is a new year and a new chance. We can hope that this economic malaise we’ve been subjected through ends, but more importantly, it is the civil malaise we’ve been under that has to end. We are who we’ve been waiting for. Never has a more Orwellian phrase been uttered, but, as 2010 showed us, we are who we’ve been waiting for.

And we have arrived.


3 thoughts on “Some Final Thoughts…

  1. “And we have arrived” … to take our country back.

    I thought I’d finish that for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    On a more serious note, the Tea Party Movement has turned out way more interesting than I could ever have predicted. Watching the internecine battles among Republicans for the next two years will be most amusing. How long before the old-timers tell the new boys to STFU and play ball the way it has always been played … pork barrel politics, and keep the lobbyists happy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Won’t happen because we’re paying attention. You think folks aren’t pissed anymore? You think we’ve forgotten the crap you’ve tried to pull the last two years? Hardly.

      Like I said, Obamacare going through the courts for the next two years hurts you. Net neutrality hurts you. When energy prices sky rocket because of the EPA, it’ll hurt you. This Administration has done next to nothing to alleviate the fears and concerns of the population, quite the opposite.

      Quite frankly, Obama is the best thing to ever happen to the GOP. He is pushing for its cleansing and he’s reminding EVERYONE why we’re a center-right nation. So yeah, we’re taking our country back from hate-mongering, class warfare, populist assclowns.


  2. First I can’t understand Rutherfords comment. R are you seriously saying that whatever one is to call the Obama types they are the ones taking back anything?
    I haven’t seen any evidence that the Dems have a freaking clue whats coming and that includes Obama. I think Obama will attempt to take steps to save his legacy but ultimately I think his side will throw HIM under the bus,or at least very ironically,tell him to go to the back of said bus.
    As for the TPM I think it’s actually spent nationally.I think within the realms of power bargains will be struck and the best we can hope for is some transparency and pulling away from the disastrous bipartisan policies on the econ front.

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