After Reading Obama's books, realizing he had been an anti colonial marxist since childhood and "realized when I went to college, I should seek out the revolutionary student and Marxisst professors", I predicted the election of 2008 would be a watershed election. That the country was at a tipping point. I tried to believe I might have been mistaken and that there was still hope. This election confirms my first evaluation. The Republic is on a downhill slide to becoming another socialist morass. We are now a nation of net takers NOT makers. Socialist believe in a finite size to the economy to be shared out. Capitalist believe the ever increasing size of the pie gives everyone a bigger slice.