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Blog: A Post Election Republican Survival Guide

That closet Muslim in the White House has something up his sleeve doesn’t he? It’s food stamps, isn’t it? The “Food Stamp President” is out of control creating a culture of dependence.

Okay, your guy lost. Didn’t Anne Coulter tell you he would lose? Are you really surprised? Let me get this straight, in the aftermath of the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression (never mind for a second that Republicans were the brains behind both collapses) your Party threw its support behind a Wall Street plutocrat with offshore bank accounts and an unrepressed desire to fire people. A man frequently referred to as a “Vulture Capitalist” (not to be confused with a bird of paradise) by his fellow Republican Presidential hopefuls. Good thinking. Nice choice.

I feel your pain. The Obama inspired Caliphate notwithstanding, I’m here to urge you, in the spirit of “just say no,” to look at your political glass as fully half-full, your present as truly not lost, and your future as bright (though possibly solar-powered) and assured. Here, I’ll prove it.

Go down to your church, assuming it’s still standing after the Democratic Party’s “war on religion,” and get down on your knees (don’t worry, it’s still legal). Go today. Go tomorrow, and have at it. Pray as long and hard as you want. Nobody, not even America-hating Reverend Wright himself can stop you!

I may be wrong about this, but if you’re a Republican gal you’ll probably not be forced to have an abortion any time soon. In fact, you’ll still be able to birth as many babies as you please. And isn’t it comforting to know that all of those babies will be covered for pre-existing conditions, and can remain on your health insurance policy until their 26th birthday. I know, your uncle will probably call you a socialist, but isn’t that a small price to pay for all that baby goodness? Say it loud, say it proud – “Obamacare is my healthcare too!”

Quickly now (there may be some urgency to this), go down into your basement or garage or love nest find that hidden closet, and make sure your guns are still intact, and have not been requisitioned for operation “Fast and Furious.” Remove your trigger locks (you locked them – right?) go on outside, and treat yourself to a little “Ted Nugent Time.” Squeeze off a few rounds. It’s starting to feel way better now isn’t it?

Taxes, I know, I know. A few of you will pay more. But be honest, how many of you will actually slip into that $250K plus zone? I mean that’s $250K after deductions (i.e. the deductions that Romney was going to get rid of but wouldn’t tell you about), which means as a couple you’d have to gross something like $300K before you paid one cent more in taxes. But let’s say you wind up having to pay that job-creator, punishing, Obama tax on a net of $300K. The tax rate on your first $250K doesn’t change one bit, and the rate on the remaining $50K goes from 35% to 39%, which means you’ll pay an extra $2,000 in taxes on a net income of $300K. I know it’s rough. I know you’re not rich. But if you’re not rich at $300K how would you describe all of those people earning the household median income of roughly $50K – at 1/6th your income, does that make them poor?

You’re still not convinced are you? That closet Muslim in the White House who wasn’t even born here, was a flunky in college, was to blame for four deaths in Benghazi but not commended for freeing Libya with no military deaths and little expenditure, who is secretly shipping all of those auto jobs he saved to China has something up his sleeve doesn’t he? It’s food stamps, isn’t it? The “Food Stamp President” is out of control creating a culture of dependence.

All right, you got me. Despite the fact that three million jobs were lost in the 12 months before Obama (aka “that one”) took office, and several million more jobs were lost in his first few months on the job (ignoring the fact that unemployment numbers are a lagging economic indicator and not the result of his policies), and the fact that all of those unemployed workers were suddenly in need (in a severely crashed economy) of unemployment benefits (that would add to the deficit now wouldn’t it) in addition to, yes, food stamps……you may have a point.

Whatever one’s political affiliation, however, we all can be grateful that Obama’s election success did bring with it several timely and under-appreciated benefits namely, the resurrection of Etch-A-Sketch as a cool Christmas toy, and the sudden availability in bargain-bins across America of surplus vaginal probes.

All’s well that truly ends well.

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Gregory Brittain November 09, 2012 at 05:32 AM
“The message of freedom and opportunity is not done.” Erick Erickson Part 1 This post is intended for conservatives and people who believe in the principles that made America great, free and prosperous. Here is a great article by Erick Erickson of Redstate.com http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/08/we-forget/ We must raise our sites beyond the next election to the next generation. The left has been fighting for and winning the next generation almost by default for ~50 years. Only now, is our side that believes in the principles that made America great, free and prosperous, beginning to engage in the battle for the soul of America. "Culture is upstream of politics." Andrew Breitbart Please also see http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/06/Courage-for-the-Long-War-Ahead www.breitbart.com is an excellent site for conservative news and the “long war ahead.” “We must begin again anew talking conservatism as evangelists, not fellow travelers. We must remember we are not in a permanent decline, but a cycle of politics that is only permanent if we let it be.” Erick Erickson
Gregory Brittain November 09, 2012 at 05:32 AM
“The message of freedom and opportunity is not done.” Erick Erickson Part 2 It will be hard to persuade many people to say “No” to Santa Clause and “yes” to liberty, opportunity and responsibility. But we know socialism/liberalism/leftism does not work. We know conservatism does work and that our principles are what made America great, free and prosperous. “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” Benjamin Franklin “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan “Never, never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in, except to convinctions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” John Adams So, “Be of cheerful heart. The world spins on and I fight on. Join me. Let’s take the country back as happy warriors for a cause we know is right that too many on our own side have forgotten is right.” Erick Erickson
Robert Defulgentiis November 09, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Well Gregory - glad to see your response to my tongue-in-cheek column. A bunch of quotes from dead people - how very conservative of you.
Gregory Brittain November 09, 2012 at 09:24 AM
Correct principles are timeless.
Herbert Barnes November 09, 2012 at 03:00 PM
"(never mind for a second that Republicans were the brains behind both collapses)" I have a rule.... When I read a lie, I stop reading. Since your lie was in your second sentence, perhaps I should thank you for saving me a bit of time. Thank you.
Robert Defulgentiis November 09, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Herbert - "When I read a lie, I stop reading." Well Herb, I must admit.....that second sentence, in fairness, is subject to debate. If my overall tone was not so tongue-in-cheek" but straight factual, I might not have been that simplistic. For example - I doubt that surplus vaginal probes are available in bargain-bins across America..........but you do get the point I hope.
Robert Defulgentiis November 09, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Gregory - "Correct principles are timeless." Indeed. "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #1 Top US Companies Plan Layoffs Because of Obamacare http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Companies-Plan-Layoffs-Obamacare/2012/11/09/id/463571#ixzz2BmFkMHzE
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 01:14 AM
I am not a biblical scholar, but I think you will find other statements in the bible encouraging or at least permitting people to be successful. I do not recall Jesus saying anything to the effect Rome or the Governor of Judea should raise taxes on the 1% in order to provide more benefits for the middle class.
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #2 Do you remember Obama saying the debates he wanted an all of the above energy development? Did any of you believe him? Two days after being reelected, “Obama shuts down 1.6 million acres to oil shale development” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/09/Obama-Admin-Shuts-Down-Drilling
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #3 How many companies have announced closings or layoffs since Obama won reelection? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/how-many-businesses-have-announced-closings-or-lay-offs-since-obama-won-a-second-term/
Robert Defulgentiis November 10, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Gregory - "I do not recall Jesus saying anything to the effect Rome or the Governor of Judea should raise taxes on the 1% in order to provide more benefits for the middle class." Exactly. That is why our secular government is not guided in its policies by religious scripture. Look to Iran for that. BTW - if you continue to cite sources such as NewsMax and Breitbart your already shaky credibility will be further diminished.
David V. November 10, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Gregory, really, Newsmax and Breitbart are not persuasive sources to most of us. Citing credible sources would help your case, and any debate we might have. What does the fact that companies laid off workers after the election prove? The economy is the same now as it was last week.
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Multiple major companies announcing layoffs is not a good sign and further evidence of Obama's failed economic policies.
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Watch this space for more "Don't say we didn't warn you"(s). “I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine It is up to you whether you want to see and hear.
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 05:36 AM
If you have contrary info, please feel free to cite it.
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 05:44 AM
The role of religion in America and the importance of religion to civilization is a much longer discussion that I will defer for now other than the following from George Washington and John Adams. "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens." "Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice?" "And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” And I will add one more from John Adams: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” The Bible does not tell us what the tax rate should be. While I am an atheist, I agree with Washington and Adams. I believe you cannot have a civilization without religion.
Robert Defulgentiis November 10, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Gregory - "I believe you cannot have a civilization without religion." For 500 years before WWII in literally every town in Germany there was either a Catholic or Protestant Church (steeped in religion they were)......a lot of good that did.
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Robert, That people who believe in a religion sometimes do bad things is a non sequitur to whether religion is essential to human civilization. Your example is a good one. If you mean the Nazis did horrible things despite the religious base to German society, [as did the Communists in Russia despite the religious base], in both instances Nazism and Communism ~superseded the religion. The guys with the guns and secret police took control. In Germany, much of the resistance to the Nazis was from religious people. If you are referring to the many wars in Europe over the last 500 years, many based in part on religion, that is again a non sequitur and in part proves my point. [Frequent wars have always been part of human behavior.] While wars in Europe based in part on religion were devastating and killed large numbers of people, European civilization continued, prospered and became the leading civilization economically, scientifically and militarily in the world.
Robert Defulgentiis November 10, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Gregory - "That people who believe in a religion sometimes do bad things is a non sequitur to whether religion is essential to human civilization." All I'm saying is that a Western, "civilized" highly-educated, scientific society absolutely steeped in religion for 500+ years was somehow not touched enough by that religious input to avoid moral madness by the German society at large - read "Hitler's Willing Executioners." Everyday Germans, most of them I'm sure regular church-goers, willing to walk 12 year-old Polish girls out into the woods and put a bullet in their necks. Read what I've written about the All Volunteer Army (it's in two parts) here: http://fairfield.patch.com/blog_posts/off-the-hook-why-the-all-volunteer-army-is-wrong-for-america-part-i-42feed9a and my view on religion.....it's partly here:http://lacanadaflintridge.patch.com/blog_posts/patch-blog-santorum-is-barry-goldwaters-nightmare-and-mine-too and I'll bet you are shocked by Goldwater's thesis.........
Robert Defulgentiis November 10, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Gregory - "“Obama shuts down 1.6 million acres to oil shale development” I'd urge everyone to read an expanded version of this news release here- http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/267095-interior-proposes-shielding-federal-lands-in-west-from-drilling Is it really that simple? That black and white Are there other issues at stake? Here's one additional tid-bit - "The administration noted the plan pushed forward Friday also included two research, development and demonstration (RD&D) leases for oil shale development...innovative technology and techniques that will lead to safe and responsible production of resources, including oil shale and tar sands, which industry recognizes are years from being commercially viable, but require RD&D today."
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #6 “Private Sector Troubled, Bailing Out After Obama Win” “The National Manufacturers Association forecasts 6 million layoffs and an 11% unemployment rate as a result of Obama's pending tax hikes and regulatory siege.” “Boston Scientific is laying off 1,400 and moving manufacturing to China.” “Business spending has fallen in the third quarter for the first time in more than a year, dropping from a 19% annual rate a year ago to a 1.3% rate, according to the Boston Globe. The logical consequence of this is layoffs.” http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/111212-633201-with-obama-victory-the-private-sector-is-voting-with-its-feet.htm
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #7 “More Great Movements in Socialized Medicine The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found," reports ABC News: The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act--a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans… "It's pretty tough to convince medical students to go into primary care," said Dr. Lee Green, chair of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta, who was not involved with the study… "[Patients] won't be able to see a primary care physician hardly," he said. "Primary care will be past saturated with wait times longer and will not accept any new patients. There will be an increase in hospitalizations and increase in death rates for basic preventable things like hypertension that was not managed adequately."” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323551004578119161093885242.html?mod=djemBestOfTheWeb_h
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #8 “In October 2012 alone, the budget deficit jumped $120 billion. October is the first month of the fiscal year. That number was $6 billion higher than economists’ forecasts, and a full $22 billion higher than in 2011.” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/13/Obama-fiscal-cliff-October-$120B

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