Barack Obama won a second term. Tocqueville was right. Once the indolent realize they can vote themselves wealth from those who produce, the republic is over.
It was a good run, America, while it lasted.
For those of us who can see down the road, it's time to start buying food storage supplies. That includes guns, ammunition, and camping equipment. Learn to fish. Learn to hunt. Learn to forage. Skin and cook your own meat, just to make sure you know how.
We can't keep running huge debt and maintain a viable economy. There are not enough people producing to provide for those who refuse to pull their own weight. They are now a majority. We'll have to feed our own kids and the children of those who refuse to get off the couch.
It's Atlas Shrugged time. I never thought I'd live to see this day. I hoped I never would. Two states legalized recreational marijuana use. Both states have generous welfare programs. Putting two and two together, our taxes will be paying for people to smoke dope and amount to nothing. Munchies? Food stamps will buy you a bag of Hot Cheetos.
One possible reaction? All of us who are tired of feeding the leeches could simply quit and do as they do. With nobody to pay taxes, the freebies would necessarily end. Then we could pick up the pieces and start over. As despondent as I am now, it's the only solution I can see.
I have some election data to analyze. We may not have lost the majority, but simply the legitimacy of our democracy. I'll get back to you.