The punditocracy, like the oracles of old, has spoken. Obama won because of various and sundry reasons, most of which can be debated and none of which is the single, sufficient cause. But one reason, or unreason, was a definite and perhaps the single most important factor: what became infamously known as “the 47%,” who now suckle at the government teat. While these people rationally, though selfishly, choose that it is better to receive than to give, they failed on Tuesday to choose the nation’s best interest or even their own long-term interest on Election Day. They fail to understand that the goose can run out of golden eggs. The printing presses, and even China, can run out of money. On its current path, America must go broke. Their short-term “reason” to vote for Obama ignores the inevitably ruinous consequences.
Obama’s victory rewrites our National Anthem. Before us, the dawn’s early light gives way to a dark future. How proudly can anyone hail 47 million Americans on food stamps? That bomb bursting in air is the debt bomb — not a portent of stalwart patriotism, but the herald of a vanishing American Dream. Like our diminishing status and future prospects, our banner is no longer star-spangled, but rather strangled by a sclerotic, rapacious leviathan kleptocracy, otherwise known as “the government.” We are no longer the land of the free, but instead the land of the free stuff; no longer the home of the brave, but instead the home of the craven.
Tuesday exposed a critical electoral mass favoring fainthearted dependence over the grand American tradition of plucky self-reliance. A great number of Americans lacked the courage to risk a dime of their government lucre for the sake of their own children, who now will face a future of crushing debt, economic stagnation, dwindling resources, a ravaged health care system, and, worst of all, virtually no way out.