Posted by: reformedmusings | November 7, 2008

Post-election observations

“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” –Alexander Hamilton

Of course, most of the folks who voted for Obama will have to look up a number of words in that quote. Consider the irony.

Under the heading of “be careful what you ask for, you just might get it,” there’s this from the Obama victory rally in front of the White House:

Obama's true colors

Obama's true colors

You can see the video suppressed by the main stream media on Cao’s Blog. Also, there are also revealing pictures of a communist victory rally for Obama in Grant Park in Chicago. Yep, those are the wealth redistribution folks to whom Obama owes his soul and to whom he will attempt to deliver the country.

While we’re at it, Obama did not win by a landslide as the liberal press keeps asserting. Obama received (so far) 65,133,863 popular votes to McCain’s 57,188,017. After you subtract out all the socialist voter fraud, I’m sure the margin is much closer or maybe even goes the other way. ACORN and others are still under investigation, but we know that those investigations will end on 20 January as political payoffs to the thugs who take their cues from Lenin. Still, I’m heartened that over 57 million Americans could see through the socialist rhetoric and vote for country first.

A real landslide would be, oh say, 1972 when President Reagan beat the socialist-lite George McGovern by 23% in the popular vote and received 91% of the electoral votes. That was a landslide, and in the direction of greater freedom for Americans.

We’ve already seen a foretaste of what just the promise of Obama’s socialism has on the country. The stock market has dropped by a record-setting, post-election amount. It set one record the day after the election – over 5% – and then down a total of 10% the second day after the election. Get used to it. Remember Ludwig von Mises’ wise words: “Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer.”

Socialism will make us all poorer. It’s already begun. History teaches us that without exception under sustained socialism, there won’t be any wealth left to redistribute. Get used to it.



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