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Unhinged by Obama

Merrie Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 11:18 AM
Do you not realize that if Obamacare kicks in, it could destroy the private insurance industry? In fact, I think that was the point. Then the government will have to step in and we will have the socialized medicine we fought so hard against. Then begins the rationing. Can't happen? Happens in England all the time. I guess you HAVE a job, but after next year, a lot more people won't. If you're a waiter or manager at Red Lobster, your full time employment is gone. And now they're talking about a carbon tax. Now I personally can actually afford higher energy costs. But it means no more eating out, no more trips to the nail salon, no more vacations. That means more unemployed people.
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...