Although studies show that we conservatives are usually happier and more optimistic than most about our personal lives, we also tend to be a bit more pessimistic than the average person about the country. We look at our unsustainable level of spending, the dramatically expanding, increasingly lawless welfare state, encouragement of tribalism and class hatred as a political tactic, hostility towards Christianity, schools that teach socialism and liberalism, the morally bankrupt entertainment industry and the reelection of a man who may have had the single worst performance as President of anyone in our nation's history and we quite naturally...
We lost in 2008, then won in the mid-terms of 2010, and then lost again in 2012. Perhaps we will win again in 2014 or 2016. In that sense, there is room for optimism. In the long run, however, the trends continue against us: as a people, we seem to be becoming both stupider and more corrupt. That is the work of the schools and the pop culture. Nothing that can plausibly be expected to happen in our national elections is going to change those trends.
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