Younger readers may not remember Bill Clinton’s presidency. In 1992, voters were angry at Bush the Elder for raising taxes after he promised he wouldn’t. Contrary to the myth the media created about him, Clinton was a hardcore leftist much like President Obama, but unlike Obama, he was also a realist. He had been forced to govern moderately in conservative Arkansas, and, like Obama, he ran as a moderate because he realized Americans would never knowingly elect a hardcore leftist. As soon as he took office though, like Obama, he governed like a corrupt, hardcore leftist king. He had Hillary push a health care plan, Hillarycare, more oppressive than Obamacare. Angry voters quickly punished him by electing large Republican majorities to both chambers in 1994.
By 2000, voters were fed up with Democrats and barely elected Bush the Younger president because he lied like all Republicans and claimed he supported smaller government. By 2006, voters were rightfully fed up with Republicans and packed both chambers with Democrats then elected Obama in 2008. In 2010 they punished Obama by giving the House to Republicans. In 2014 voters were so angry they packed both chambers with Republicans again.
Voters keep repeating the same cycles and getting the same result then acting surprised. It’s impossible to change direction by electing the same two thieving parties which are destroying the country, but voters do it every time.
With that in mind, it’s easy to predict what to expect in the next two years. Ron Paul tweeted, “Republican control of the Senate = expanded neocon wars in Syria and Iraq. Boots on the ground are coming!”
That’s an easy prediction since both parties love to kill both US troops and foreigners, but Republicans are more bellicose about it. Thomas DiLorenzo observed on Fox News, “Politicians like to talk about problems without doing anything about them and pretending that they will just go away, said the neophyte [Republican] senator. [sic] ‘But ISIS is not going away!’ she continued, followed by lots of canned clapping and cheering by the GOP plants/flaks in the audience.”
Political commentator Lawrence Vance remembers how Republicans dealt with Clinton, “[After 1994] they spent the next six years making excuses for their actions while complaining that they needed a Republican president so they could really do something.” Republicans will chant that same mantra for the next two years.
Vance continues, “Then they got one: George W. Bush in 2000. And we know what happened then. The Republicans went on a spending spree, passed their own version of health care reform, and started two wars.” He forgot to mention expanding, instead of abolishing, the unconstitutional, immoral and counter-productive Department of Education like President Reagan had advocated.
Vance expects a repeat, summing up his prediction for Republicans, “They will continue to spend, spend, spend, bomb, bomb, bomb, tax, tax, tax, and regulate, regulate, regulate.”
That’s exactly what Republicans will do because, the same as Democrats, the more they expand the size and scope of government, the richer they get. The more Americans and foreigners they kill, the richer they get. The more they spy on us, the richer they get. The more money they counterfeit, the richer they get. The more welfare they hand out, corporate and otherwise, the richer they get. This is why Republicans govern identically to Democrats. The only notable difference is their rhetoric.
Sixty-six percent of Americans say the country is on the wrong track. Something is seriously wrong with the other 34 percent. The country is on the wrong track because it’s following the same path to self-destruction the Soviet Union followed. The more government interferes in our economy, the more it interferes in our personal lives, the more wealth our rulers loot, the faster the country declines. Our only hope to mitigate the damage from the impending Soviet-scale, or potentially Roman-scale, collapse, is to aggressively dismantle our oppressive government at the local, state and federal levels. Anybody who voted for a Republican or Democrat for any office, local, state or federal, or a tax increase, is preventing that from happening, and is therefore helping destroy the country.
The biggest irony of the election might be that resistance to Obama’s threat to illegally grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens drove the historic Republican wave, but Republicans have pushed to grant amnesty to illegal aliens since 2000. Voters empowered the fox to guard the henhouse. And Republicans couldn’t stop Obama if they wanted to. The House could impeach him, but Republicans don’t have enough votes in the Senate to convict, so they won’t make the mistake of allowing Obama to play the martyr while remaining in office.So nothing of substance will change. We can expect both Obama and Republicans to become more aggressive, belligerent and tyrannical, and America’s decline will continue apace.