I received this comment on a previous post and wanted to discuss this with the gentleman (or lady?) in a more prominent setting:
Blogger Arctic Patriot said...AP,
An Obama '16 victory will be a net gain for freedom in the long term.
Romney's statism will (and has never) shown any objective, substantial, or measurable difference from Obama's. Problem is, a Romney victory will put the partially aroused American people back to their slumbering.
Four years of "Obama with a mandate" will galvanize the American people for real freedom more than anything. In 2016, we will have a galvanized liberty-craving electorate, and a fractious (not united, as now) democrat party.
The Dead Elephant party is offering no substantial alternative to the party of Obama.
Republican and Democrats are both sides of the same Statist coin.
You can call me all the names you like. I believe one way or the other, it doesn't matter, because Obama will most likely win this year.
Politicians are the symptom, not the problem.
Sorry for the late response; I do not feel compelled to call you anything except a good person with an opinion that differs from my own.
Please recognize that I have a bad case of ODS and feel that if he is given another fours years -- irrespective of who controls Congress -- he will do far more damage to this country and this economy. I laid this out in the post to which you added your comment but I feel it important to reiterate some points -- not to be argumentative, but for you and others to consider.
Firstly, I think you mean re-electing Obama for 2012 - not 2016. I am not a tin-foil hat wearing member of the fraternity that believes he will suspend elections in 2016 and appoint himself Emperor Barack I of the U. S. S. of A. like his hero, the cancer-stricken tub of goo running Venezuela. (But get back to me in, say, 2015 and we'll see.)
That said, however, the prospect of giving Obama another four years is nonetheless frightening. He will not be fettered by re-election worries; his only concern -- because of his monumental ego -- will be to cement his legacy by indelibly imprinting his image on this country.
He will surely veto any bills to cross his desk that don't cleave to his ultra-liberal, socialist bent. How about attempts to repeal ObamaCare? Forget that; not gonna happen. And, once that monstrosity is in place and the benefits have kicked in, then it becomes an entitlement like Social Security and cannot be gouged out of our firmament. The prospect of a non-tax-paying underclass being permanently welded to the Democrat party might well ensure that the Spartan, conservative darling candidate you yearn for in 2016 will fade in the haze as the proles clamor for more and more from a permanent, socialist all-powerful, all-controlling, all-providing government.
Then there's the prospect of his stacking the SCOTUS with two ultra-liberal justices and that is something that will doom us for decades to come. If that happens and we are lucky, we might not see the light of day until this century has played out. (Of course, we shall be dust by then.)
No, Romney is not the reincarnation of Reagan but I do not believe he is nearly as bad as Obama and his crowd. I fully believe -- if he is the nominee --the key lies in whom Romney picks as a running mate. Someone like Rubio will be the heir to Romney's tenure and certainly lead us out into much brighter, sunnier days than the gloom of giving this idiot another four years to compound the damage he has done to this country. But I believe that he may very well turn out to be a lot better -- conservatively -- than people think.
By the way, and for your edification, I am not wed to Romney. I will work equally hard for any candidate winning the GOP nomination. But, as I said in the post you commented on:
But the deal breaker for me are those who stamp their feet, hold their breath, take their ball and go home or otherwise throw a tantrum by threatening to cast a protest vote for some no-chance libertarian or third-party candidate. Or even worse yet: voting for Obama in the hopes that their precious little conservative nirvana will eventuate in 2016.I hope you are reasonable and see that there is NOBODY worse than Obama this November. Ain't worth another four years of this ass clown.
Anyway, thank you for visiting and commenting. I hope you will drop by again and express your opinion.
UPDATE: Odie thinks this guy is a commie and that I should have flushed him. For benefit of those who do not wish to venture to the comments on this post, I offered this response:
Rare opening here at work, Odie, so I'll respond. Dunno if the guy is a troll or not. I looked at this website and he seemed to be pretty much an ABRer. I took his comments at face value and merely enunciated my opinion of getting The Supreme Pantload out of office *then* go to work on the [considerable] damage he has done.
I still cleave to the electability of Romney by virtue of his appeal to moderates and disaffected Dems. And, in the end, we will have to work with those people in the general election and beyond.
I do believe that the country -- if we get Obama out -- will continue the revolution that started in NOvember 2010.