This, most likely will be my last posting on WordPress.com. With the re-election of President Barack Obama last night, civilization as we know it will surely come to an immediate end. The first thing to go most likely will be our electrical grid, which will lead to the rapid decent into Armageddon as governments crumble and citizens will be force to fend for themselves. The Mayans were right; we have only a little more than one month until our world as we know it comes to a merciful end on December 21, 2012.
Why, one might ask why the apocalyptic forecast? It seems that many hardcore Republican supporters seriously believe that life will come to an abrupt end with President Obama’s re-election and implementation of his draconian policies, such as his Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (i.e., ObamaCare). Is it really such a terrible thing for all Americans to have some sort of health insurance? No, it is disgraceful for a prosperous nation such as the United States to have nearly fifty million citizens without adequate health care coverage. President Obama entered office four years ago facing an economic crisis many economists were predicting to be as severe as that of the Great Depression. He inherited two unfunded and unnecessary wars, two unfunded massive tax cuts mainly benefiting the wealthy elite, a collapsing auto industry and a housing market whose bubble had just burst. Dire consequences individually on their own, however, when combined created a perfect storm of economic catastrophe. When you integrate these economic disasters together with the fact that Republican members of Congress did absolutely nothing to help the president implement sound policies to turn the economy around during the past four years, it there really any wonder why the economy is still in critical condition? The true underlying problem with the American economy is that the manufacturing industry, which was the backbone of the middle class, began its exodus nearly forty years ago when steel plants moved overseas in search of extremely low wages.
In my nearly fifty years of following politics, I do not believe there has been a more hated and feared president than Mr. Obama. Why is it that so many Republicans actually believe the president to be both a Muslim and Kenyan, despite all evidence to the contrary? I find it rather ironic that many Republicans believe Obama to be a member of the Islamic faith, yet they can immediately name the Christian pastor whose church the president attended for twenty years, who baptized him, married him and baptized his two daughters.
On the very night that President and Mrs. Obama were celebrating his inauguration four years ago, more than fifteen top Republican congressional leaders and strategists met during a private dinner in Washington, D.C. to plot ways to defeat both the newly elected president’s policies and his re-election bid. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky opined three years ago that his number one priority was to see that President Obama does not get re-elected. These Republican leaders should be ashamed and embarrassed by this manner of thinking. Their constituents should be disgusted by this disgraceful ideological indifference by their Congressional representatives who put themselves and their party before their country.
As for me, I do not have time to dwell on such nonsense. I have thousands of empty gallon milk jugs to fill with water before the apocalypse rears its ugly head.
Steven H. Spring