Jill posts a great link to some words from George Weigel, who sums up Tuesday’s results
Here’s some excellent analysis from George Weigel (and Alexis de Tocqueville):
That half the country was prepared to reelect a manifestly failed president whose personal incapacities, like the incapacities of the bloated governmental bureaucracies over which he presided, were on full display in the weeks before the election, and in venues ranging from North Africa to Staten Island, is a very disturbing “indicator,” as the pollsters like to say. That a goodly proportion of that half of America seemed susceptible to the Obama campaign’s class warfare is also disturbing. But perhaps most disturbing of all is the exit-poll data showing that a healthy majority of the electorate believed Obama more capable than Romney of handling foreign crises: and this, after the lethal fiasco of Benghazi, itself the embodiment of an ideologically driven pusillanimity in foreign policy that has been on display since the president’s apologize-for-America tour at the beginning of his first term. “Missing greatness,” it turns out, is not just a function of who’s in charge. It’s a result of democratic citizens’ not paying attention. Or worse, it’s the result of citizens’ suffering such severe ideological glaucoma that they cannot see what is in front of them.
How true. This is the result of identity politics, class warfare, a media that has become cheerleaders for the Liberal view of America, and do not forget to blame the sorry state of our education, especially history! David Gelernter shares my view
David Gelernter has a partial explanation for the degradation of the electorate. It’s the schools, stupid:
. . . you can’t graduate class after class after class of left-indoctrinated ignoramuses without paying the price. Last night was a downpayment.
The Left has hijacked our education system, replacing education with indoctrination.
Remember how Liberals like Nanny Bloomberg treated the people after Sandy. The Lonely Conservative has the details
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers remain cold, hungry and in the dark after Hurricane Sandy, but Michael Bloomberg has decided to go ahead with the New York City Marathon. This is unbelievable. They have three massive generators for the media tent, and they will need to divert police to the marathon away from where they are really needed.
The three diesel-powered generators crank out 800 kilowatts — enough to power 400 homes in ravaged areas like Staten Island, the Rockaways and downtown Manhattan.
Since emergency executive orders have been issued, the governor, mayor — or even President Obama — could take the generators for a more important use, explained Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman. …
But plenty in the city wish they had taken such decisive action. After all, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie postponed Halloween for safety reasons, so Gov. Cuomo or Mayor Bloomberg should issue an executive order for lifesaving generators.
“We’re struggling here, and we want the city to know that,” Councilwoman Margaret Chin of Chinatown said yesterday.
She asked the Office of Emergency Management on Tuesday for a generator to run pumps to get water to stranded seniors.
“They’re telling me there are other priorities,” Chin said. (Read More)
The article goes on to note that the manager of a Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn said they will not honor marathon reservations if it means having to throw out those displaced by the storm.
The people running the marathon say that the generators are not owned by the city or the government, so they aren’t diverting resources. But they are using NYPD flatbed trucks which were being used to transport people who were stranded until they were recalled to carry the barricades that line the marathon.
Needless to say, people in Staten Island are outraged.
Molinaro urged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wednesday to cancel Sunday’s New York City Marathon. The race’s staging area is on Staten Island and Molinaro said it would be “crazy, asinine,” to have the race after what has happened.
“My God. What we have here is terrible, a disaster,” Molinaro said Wednesday. “If they want to race, let them race with themselves. This is no time for a parade. A marathon is a parade. Now is the time to put your shoulder to the wheel. If they want to prepare for something, let them prepare for the election, not a marathon.”
“Do you realize how many police officers you need for a marathon?” he asked. “There are people looting stores on Midland Avenue. There is looting taking place in the homes on the South Shore that were destroyed. That is where we need the police.”
This should not surprise anyone, Statists like Bloomberg care nothing about people. They care about power, and control, and their own benefit, but people? Bloomberg has no regard for people.
Some things cannot really be described. they must be seen to be believed, and even then, well……
If a moonbatterized culture denigrates masculine virtues long enough, eventually it will degenerate into something like this:
Dale Fjordbotten is a proud “My Little Pony” fan, with the shiny blue body suit and yellow lightning bolt, blue wings and blue tail to prove it.
Like many “Bronies” — boys and men who like the cartoon “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” — the 25-year-old college student turned out over the weekend for “BronyCon Summer 2012″ at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, which drew 4,000 men, women, boys and girls, many in colorful wigs and costumes.
My Little Pony is a kiddy show about pastel unicorns.
Outside the convention center, young men danced and sang along with songs from My Little Pony cartoon that blasted from loud speakers as a video screen on a large truck showed the show’s characters. One observer said it almost felt like a Grateful Dead concert.
DUDE!, No really DUDE!!!!!
WEll, you might want to ask those who lived under Communism………….
Many Russian immigrants to the “red borough” of Staten Island are flocking to the Republican Party, saying that the national Democrats’ “socialistic” policies remind them too much of the top-down oligarchy they fled in their native land.
See folks, these people KNOW Communism, unlike many Americans today who, sadly, have no clue what it is.
Fridman said that the Democrats “are going in an absolutely different direction,” focusing on “income redistribution” and rich-versus-poor “class war.”
“It’s too socialistic,” said Fridman, head of the non-profit Staten Island Community Center and president of Citizens Magazine, a public affairs publication. “It’s very painful for us to see.”
The Democrats’ national losses were seen as a rejection of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law and other initiatives that opponents say went too far in pushing government control on Americans.