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Unhinged by Obama

johnm h Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:56 AM
Chapman you haven't been paying attention. While that is easy because establishment Republicans were fixed on taxes. The issues aren't redistribution and taxes or even the fiscal cliff, those are just symptoms. The regulatory state, the centralization of power in Washington has only one end. We have seen that end throughout history. Our founders had a different idea and it worked for 200 years. It is the end of that idea that is of concern. Once that's gone the outcome is known although its form is always different. Stagnation, the growth of the plutocracy, the erosion of freedom and dynamism and inevitable decline. These are inevitable unless we can find our way back to freedom under the rule of law.
On Wednesday morning, sober conservatives pondered an election defeat, swallowed their disappointment and turned their attention to things that truly affect their lives, such as work and family. But there are other conservatives, who were profoundly affected by their collision with reality.

Upon learning of Barack Obama's victory, they envisioned themselves in one of two movies: "Man on a Ledge" or "Braveheart." The first group fell into utter despair. The second chose furious defiance. All agree the apocalypse is at hand. The argument is only about what to do next.

Why the reaction should be so intense is a mystery. We have already...