September 28, 2008

Predictions I Hope Are Incorrect

It’s time for me to put it out there.

Obama is going to win this thing. He is going to win and he is going to win decisively. I can feel it. I can feel it in my bones.

I’m aghast, of course, as we are about to have either the most ineffective President in one of the most important times of our history, or the most damaging President in one of the most important times of our history, and of course, with a Democratic Congress… we will be on the official slippery slope to becoming the largest ‘European Welfare State’ the world has ever known… and without being European.

Cradle to Grave care with scary high taxes and it won’t effect just those ‘rich people’ that make over 250K a year… it will effect everyone.

It is the dawning of a very new and potentially dark age as I see it.

I could be wrong.

But time will tell, will it not?

Now where do I base my facts that we are about to have Obama as the big cheese? On a couple things…

First, yesterday I sat in front of Wal-Mart selling Cub Scout popcorn for two hours, and standing there was a young black man, who was not much darker than I was when I was 16 and worshipping the sun, kind face and very approachable, with the braided long hair, saggy pants, and Bling, lookin’ all cool, talkin’ to the brothers, and getting people to register to vote.

Lest the above paragraph seem racist, it’s not. It’s all fact. You had to be there to see the whole hip hop/rap scene playing out before me.

And the young black man only approached black people to register.

Not one white.

At all.

Now he didn’t look threatening. He had a big smile, he’d wave and smile at the white people, but he didn’t ask one of them to register to vote. Nada.

Every black person? “Excuse me, are you registered to vote?”

His brothers went around the parking lot telling people to go see him, to register.

Nine times out of ten, the folks registered.

So… was it bigoted of him because he assumed every white person was already registered? Was it bigoted of him because he didn’t want to register white people? Was it bigoted of him to assume who all the white people were voting for? Is it bigoted of me to think he is voting for Obama based on what I witnessed?

Who knows? But I saw what I saw… smiling sweetly, selling popcorn, and wondering if he’d ever approach me, “Excuse me, are you registered to vote?”

He did not.

And if he had asked, I’d have said to him, sweetly, with a smile on my face, “I am thank you. And I have voted in every election since I turned 18. Thank you for asking…”

Oh we spoke… we laughed, but never once did he ask me if I was registered to vote.

Which brings me to our next problem.

Second… this could be national, but I know this will happen in Florida. Florida cannot get their voting shit together, in particular S. FL, more pointedly, Palm Beach County where I live.

If PBC can’t get a regular election right (the election of August is still being haggled over), and it was done with all regular voters… people who have voted for scads of years, HOW IN THE HELL will they get it right with an influx of people who have NEVER voted in all their lives?

HOW?

I see disenfranchised voters. No chads… we don’t do Chad here anymore. But I see missing votes, too many votes, miscast votes, you name it… we’ll see it.

The Dems won’t let it die this time. If FL is tight… we’ll see you in the courts, folks. I guaran-damn-tee it. And potentially… we won’t be the only State.

Third… and I find this truly disturbing, people are going out to vote for Obama because he is black. That absolutely blows me away.

I’d never vote for someone just because they are a woman. NEVER. If that were the case, you’d have seen my actively campaigning for Hillary.

I didn’t.

I look at the issues.

Good Lord, voting for someone BECAUSE of their color makes me just as frustrated as people who will vote AGAINST based on color.

It’s the same boat, folks. Neither is looking at the issues… both are looking at skin… and I do not get it. AT all. On any level.

And fourth, the American Public in general, wants a free ride. They don’t want to work anymore.

We’re past a chicken in every pot.

As I said in a previous post, when did owning a home go from being the ‘American Dream’ to an entitlement? I missed that leap.

We’ve moved onto every person is ‘entitled’ to a house, 2 cars, big plasma screen TVs, VCRs, every playstation imaginable, and the list goes on.

Entitlement. That’s what we are in. We’re in the Age of Entitlement and it sickens me.

So Obama is going to take this. The media is in love with him and will give him the slide on anything he does. It doesn’t matter if he’s tied to Fanny May and Freddy Mac, if he constantly changes his mind, or if we find out that he has horns and a tail and eats babies for breakfast… they’ll give him the slide.

I said to Morrigan, ‘You want to wager on this? That’s how sure I am… Obama is going to hand McCain his ass.”

Mo: No, no wager.

Bou: I am SO SURE of this, I’d be willing to tell my readers if Obama loses, I’ll put a picture of myself up wearing a bathing suit… on my blog.

Mo: NO! NO! Don’t do that!

Bou: The shrieking hordes of readers I’d damage…

Mo: I have hope. I want to think we have hope…

Well hope I have.

So… for all of you who truly do not want to see Obama get in, whether you are Republican, Independent or disenfranchised Democrat… I’m dead on serious here… get out there and vote on Election Day. At least when he gets in, and we slide into the European Welfare State we will start to become… you can say you tried.

I view McCain as my Barry Goldwater. How Johnson seriously beat him is beyond me, the crook that he was. In 40 years, I’ll be telling my kids, “I voted for McCain… but we got Obama and look what he did…”

Then again, since I do believe he is so ineffective since he’s never actually MADE anything happen… it could be four years of nothing. But I have my doubts about that.

I truly do.

Posted by Boudicca at September 28, 2008 03:22 PM | TrackBack
Comments

You said it well. I am scared. Truly scared for my children. I just don't know what to do besides vote. I also don't want them frightened seeing you in a bathingsuit. ;-) just joking!!! Wonder if I should over the same? At least you look decent, me being 35 pounds overweight and ALL around the belly... yaa... that would scare most people into voting. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at September 28, 2008 04:54 PM

Yeah, Bou. I am feeling the same way, with the same dread-in-the-pit of-my-belly way. Like James Earl Carter all over again. But I'm praying we're both wrong.

Posted by: ray at September 28, 2008 06:03 PM

Bou, I hate to admit it, but I'm feeling it too. It's distressing... I keep trying to remind myself that from time to time we need a Jimmah Cahtah administration to usher in a Ronaldus Magnus, and that the country survived Jimmah -- but I'm still not sure we survived Jimmah and I think we're still paying the price.

[sigh]

We will survive, but the economy and the social situation is going to be really, really ugly for a really long time, I'm afraid. Too many people who don't have the first clue how to take care of themselves and their own families. Idiots like that will give over everything they've got to the Almighty Government to meet their needs.

Posted by: GradualDazzle at September 28, 2008 06:25 PM

there were some white folks at our local walmart asking people if they were registered. One of them had an Obama sticker. I still think McCain will win, but I'm not betting a picture of my self in a swimsuit on it.

Posted by: holder at September 28, 2008 07:47 PM

This is the first election that Arthur is really involved in from an observer's standpoint. Oh, he always votes, but now he comes home and scans the news every night and watches everything he can.
He's terrified for the country because he thinks Obama could win, which would spell disaster. A Socialist President with a Congress to do his bidding? Ack!

I had him listen to Rush a few days and he's better, but still a little scared.

Yes, someone who chased Russian subs around the North Atlantic is frightened. Not just for himself but his children and grandchildren.

Listen, I hate to hear your premonition because they're right more than not, but we can survive an obama presidency. It won't be pretty, but we can, and then we can put our country back together. This nation has weathered tougher things than obama. Keep a positive thought, and if you pray at all, do it now.

Posted by: pam at September 29, 2008 05:45 AM

I was watching the History channel the other day and they had a show on the Dark Ages and it hit me in the face like a brick

We are just starting into the Dark Ages right now

Seriously

Just think about it and what the Dark Ages were "in the time when the wisdom of the ancient times was dead and had passed away, and our own days of light had not yet come, there lay a great black gulf in human history, a gulf of ignorance, of superstition, of cruelty, and of wickedness"

That is what a Obama Presidency would be.

Do you know how afriad I am of a Obama presidency, I am stocking up like it's Dec 1999. I am hoarding my drugs, buying up food staples and water and I plan on buying a gun with plenty of ammo before Nov.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at September 29, 2008 08:13 AM

Great post. I,too, am terrified of this. I am also afraid of what will happen if he doesn't win... We're already so divided... I am imagining something close to a civil war, which may be overreacting, but I'm betting not by much. Honestly, it's a lose-lose situation completely.

I really think we need to scrap it all and rebuild our government from the ground up.

I'm also considering a move out of the country for the next 4-8 years. I'm terrified.

Posted by: Jody at September 29, 2008 09:06 AM

Not. Gonna. Happen.
Registering them to vote, sure. Getting them to vote, well...
Plus there is a whole lot more country out there than west palm beach.
I want an autographed copy of the bathing suit picture.

Posted by: K-Nine at September 29, 2008 11:41 AM

K-Nine, my friend, you are talkin' smack. To the witch.

So, are you willing to put your money where your mouth is? A betting man? Hmmmmm?

Let me say, I'd be happy to be wrong... but I'm feeling pretty damn sure on this.

Bathing suit picture of me... (no bikinis as my body truly does sucketh) and if you lose???

Posted by: Bou at September 29, 2008 11:52 AM

Talk to me, honey. I am a betting man. If'n you weren't married I'd up the ante.
Oh, what the Hell, how about just a small raise... Bikini for you, speedo for me. Sound fair?
I've seen you in person before, granted you weren't in a bikini, but sucketh isn't the rith word.

Posted by: K-Nine at September 29, 2008 12:38 PM

We'll see. It's one thing to get people to register to vote and quite another to get them to go to the polls. Anyone who is older than 21 and hasn't registered and never voted - it's not really a priority with them. They might register because someone asked them, but on election day - will they take the time? Highly doubtful. Yes, even in a Presidential election.

I remember back in the day... when it was Nixon and McGovern. The news media had the entire vote sewn up. McGovern was gonna win in a landslide - he had ALL THE YOUNG COLLEGE KIDS ON HIS SIDE. He had all the Hollyweird crowd - there was no way Nixon could win... none. Then it turned out that the young kids on his side, liked all the social life, but few of them cared to actually... vote. heh.

We know how that turned out.

Hard to say in this election. I know I've been reading there's a lot of people just not saying they're voting for McCain because they're afraid of the anarchists doing damage to their property in some way. We may once again have a "silent majority" those who go to vote and speak there.

Or Obama will win and find (like Jimmah Carter before him) that screwing up a country will only get you elected one time and many will hate you when you leave office.

We'll see. We're a strong country. Stronger I think than most give us credit for. It's easy to be pulled in to fear. Fear is the friend of our enemies. I refuse to be afraid. I refuse to believe that even with all the idiot Congress people - that Obama will get everything he wants. It's a bit harder to do than it sounds.

So, I'll take things as they come and wait for the results.

Posted by: Teresa at September 29, 2008 01:48 PM

K-nine- Ahhh, the bikini is a deal breaker for me. I've not been seen in one since I was 16 probably. I truly am... that modest. ;-)

Teresa- I'm not in a panic. Not by any stretch. It is only what I see... what I feel coming. Obama is going to take this and I think we need to brace ourselves.

And as I've said in the past as well... whoever wins this is the biggest loser. What a frickin' mess we are in. Every time I think, "This cannot get worse..." I am proven wrong.

BTW, I'm glad this bail out failed. It pisses me off...

Posted by: Bou at September 29, 2008 05:05 PM

Alright, let me think on this for a bit. Hell, you've already seen pics of me with my shirt off, so a bathing suit ain't much of a bet...
Put it to your readers. I ain't skeered.

I despise the entitlement generation, but I have faith that there are more people out there like us that keep their head down and work that will vote for something besides flash. McCain isn't the best candidate, but he's the best one running.

I wasn't all excited about the bailout either. Spending money is something you should never rush into.

Posted by: K-Nine at September 29, 2008 06:18 PM

K-nine- I sent you an email. We can see if we can hammer this out.

The bail out... let them all frickin' fail. I'm so pissed I could spit. There should be people who have everything taken from them... made homeless is not good enough. May they all frickin' rot.

Posted by: Bou at September 29, 2008 09:21 PM