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El Guapo 505 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:10 PM
I served on active duty from 1992 to 1996 and was mobilized from the reserves again from 2001 to 2003. I have advised both my young sons to never go in the military (at least whatever’s left of it 10 years from now) and I will do everything in my power to stop them from doing so. No way I’m going to see my boys killed or maimed for a crumbling European style cradle to grave welfare state that’s no longer interested in freedom and the responsibility that goes with it. In fact, I’m getting us all on food stamps. Might as well get ours while there’s still something to get.
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El Guapo 505 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:10 PM
Now with Obamacare, everyone will soon be on the dole. Based on Paul Ryan’s mortality table, the U.S. economy will flat line sometime in the next 20 to 30 years. What’s amazing is that Americans, with good reason, always complain that politicians never look long term - that politicians only look towards the next election. Well, here we had one side saying, “Here’s a long term solution to head off an economic disaster and put the country on firm fiscal footing for the long hall”, and the other side saying, “we have no plan (nothing to see here folks, ignore that $100 trillion unfunded liability – just move along)”, and the latter won. Obviously, a majority just don’t give a damn.
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El Guapo 505 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:10 PM
Or consider that 40 years ago George McGovern lost 49 states to Nixon (McGovern was at least as Left as Obama and instead of membership in a “Choom Gang” he was a WWII hero!) Thanks to Obamacare this phenomenon is now going to move from light speed to ludicrous speed. By the time we get to the beginning of Hillary’s second term in 2021, it will have gone plaid. Just think, what got us here was Social Security and Medicare, that only apply to those over 65; and permanent unemployment payments, “disability”, and section 8 housing, etc., which are all chump change (and don’t think I haven’t forgotten all you crony capitalist corporate welfare recipients).
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El Guapo 505 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:09 PM
The federal bureaucracy has grown at such a clip over the past 12 years that Northern Virginia is completely populated by federal employees and contractors, their legal and logistical tail, and a service sector that caters to them. Simply stated, it’s a region that has a vested interest in the never-ending exponential growth of Washington and in the process has become among the nation’s “wealthiest” areas. Face it Republicans – Virginia is gone. Even long time Republican stalwarts are teetering. Take a close look at Texas county by county. Today, Texas is basically where California was 40-50 years ago.
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El Guapo 505 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:09 PM
To quote Bill Paxton in Alien 2, “Game over man! Game over!” Count me among those who have lost hope that this nation can ever be turned around. We have finally reached the tipping point that conservatives and libertarians have been predicting for decades. So many people now get a check in one form or another from the government that it is no longer possible to win the presidency on a platform of limited government, lower taxes, and less spending. Add to that the fact that we’ve given ourselves a historical and civic lobotomy and we’re entering the twilight of the republic. Exhibit “A” is Virginia. Virginia, like Maryland, will never again go Republican.
Why is everyone so shocked by this? This is just another example of someone on the Left accidentally letting their facade down and saying what they really believe which is at odds with the great majority of America. In spite of their rhetoric to the contrary, I have long believed that most on the Left believe that those who go in the military are at best ignorant dupes and at worst bloodthirsty war-mongerers. In fact, there was a great book written about this phenomenon called "Keeping Faith".
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