Several weeks ago I came to the realization that it will be impossible to discuss the November elections in polite company. How can I possibly sugar-coat the undeniably obvious, that only ignorance explains a vote to re-elect President Obama? How do I blog about that in my normally more restrained manner? As a bumper sticker I saw last week said: "Obama 2012: WTF? Are you stupid?"
Whether presumptive nominee Mitt Romney is conservative enough and resolute enough and persuasive enough to undo the damage done by President Obama (and yes, President George W. Bush) is an open question. Not open to debate is that another Obama term will make things immeasurably worse. He has no demonstrated ability or propensity to do otherwise. His divisive, arrogant, absurd, and as usual, many utterly false statements after ObamaCare was upheld confirmed this yet again. To vote to re-elect President Obama is to admit you are at a minimum, uninformed.
The recent Supreme Court rulings at least make the situation clear. We've got no friends in black robes to help us now, what with two new weak liberal appointees and now two unreliable "conservative" justices. Any issue now brought before SCOTUS starts off 6 to 3 against liberty. This isn't likely to change given the record of GOP appointees. In fact, the record of GOP Presidents is disappointing in general.
The battle must be fought at the Congressional level, where in fact I believe the Founders intended, and where the Tea Party had some good success in 2010. Now more than ever, every seat matters, to convene a Congress tough enough to repeal ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, and Sarbanes-Oxley, and a Congress that will put an end to all this mindless, job-killing radical environmentalism. It follows immediately and particularly that a vote to re-elect Senator Amy Klobuchar is just as idiotic as voting for another Obama term. Her record is clear as part of the problem, merely an enabler of our would-be kings like Barrack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi.
So, am I to be like Bob Davis and shout "Y-o-u i-d-i-o-t!" when someone tells me they intend to vote for Obama, Klobuchar, et al? Do I openly show my digust when the myopic Tim Pawlenty supporters in my own party claim that he would be a great running mate for Romney? Not quite, but I think we all are going to have to show the kind of courage Chief Justice Roberts did not, risking some family and social ostrization. For once, it is a clear choice that can no longer be put off. As Rush Limbaugh put it yesterday:
"The solution is […] never electing Democrats. And by the way, some Republicans. If the precedent’s been set that the government can tax us for anything, we have to elect people that don’t want to do that."
Cross-posted and comments welcome at Speed Gibson.