What an absolutely terrifying thought! Malaise all over again!
For you youngsters who have no clue what I am talking about… allow me to clarify: Jimmy Carter’s administration was so bad it triggered a national state of depression unseen in America since it’s founding. Carter, himself, referred to it as a national “malaise”. I shudder when I think about it, even today. It was a brief brush with socialism, Democratic Party style. The fake oil shortage had Washington ordering thermostats in homes, offices, schools, and businesses set at 68º.
I got a call from the head of the Civil Preparedness Office in my county when that happened. I was summoned there to meet with the director. He was distraught. He told me he had been ordered to go into offices and businesses in the county and check the thermostats in those establishments to be sure they were set at 68º. I remember he shoved his chair back from his desk, stood, and turned to me and said: “I am not going to do this!” Oh, he was a democrat, himself.
What Foreign Policy Carter had was a disgrace. Mostly, it was an apology to the rest of the world for being the most successful nation in history. When threatened, the Carter Administration’s response was to immediately drop to the ground an assume the fetal position and hope, like the Opossum, the danger would pass.
The Iranians made fools of us by overrunning our embassy and holding Americans hostage for well over a year while the Carter Administration “talked”. The only military response to that embarrassment was a dismal failure because our military had been so deprived of equipment, and training, that we didn’t have the helicopters and personnel we needed for the mission. It ended in a fiery crash in the desert, which unnecessarily cost the lives of American servicemen.
Yes, the Carter Administration was what we used to call, when I was in the military,… a FUBAR!
But, too many young Americans have been born since Carter and they have no memory of the truly awful governance of the Carter Administration. They do not remember that his campaign was so very like Obama’s… always vague. Simply put, Carter ran as “Not Nixon”. Obama is running as “Not Bush”.
Now, we’ve just touched the hi-lights here, and just a tiny fraction of the things that went wrong during the Carter years.
As a result of the electorate’s ignorance, there is a good chance that we will wind up with an Obama presidency, or as we call it, Jimmy Carter Two!
So what if we DO manage to screw ourselves and elect Obama? What then? Well, there are some preparations we, as Americans, need to make. There is an excellent article over at www.dequalss.com that looks at this very thing. We recommend you check it out at:
There is hardly a day that goes by that I do not see, hear, or read how the election of Obama will finally put racism to and end in America. The naiveté of those even thinking that is immeasurable. It simply is not going to happen. If you are among those who believe that… prepare to be bitterly disappointed. The plain truth is that as long as there are people of different skin colors, different body features, different belief systems, etc., etc., there is going to be racism. Electing a black man as President of the US is not going to change that… at all.
As a white southern American male, of northern European descent, I have become used to being referred to as a racist. I don’t even mind it anymore. In fact, as a southern American, I have come to expect such empty-headed belief as the norm for those who find they cannot exist without having someone to pin their inferiority complex on. They have a crying need for someone they can point to as inferior to themselves. That is not going to change.
It is doubtful that Obama will win the white vote. History says he will not. In fact, he MAY lose the election! Ok, OK, I’ll pause a moment and allow you to catch your breath……..(PAUSE)……….. Yes, there is a distinct possibility that Obama will not win the election to the office of President of the United States in November. History tells us that no Democrat presidential candidate has won the white vote in 30 years. No, not even Bill Clinton. Already we are being warned of dire consequences if Obama is not elected. I don’t mean bad economic news or bad news from the war front… no… none of that sort of thing. We are being warned of what can only be described as an “uprising” of America’s black population… a “trashing” of America by black rioters.
There is an article over at Radarsite titled: “Elect Obama, or Else—“. We recommend you take the time to read it. You’ll find it at:
You can make up your own mind as to whether or not there is a real threat of civil unrest among the black community (If Obama fails to win) or not. Most of us are just brushing such rumors off. We’ll react to any such national “uprising” as is necessary to squelch it, if, and when, it occurs. Until then we do not intend to nurture seeds of such a calamity and cause them, perhaps, to blossom.
Personally, I find the thought of impending socialism, if Obama wins, far more frightening than rioting in the streets.