I heard from a reader with good intentions telling me that my blog has been depressing the last few days. If I’ve been depressing to the rest of you, sorry. It’s been a depressing week. I posted something I thought sounded somewhat optimistic and the feedback was not the least bit positive. So I can’t win.
The only money this blog makes comes from the ads you see on the site, and I don’t even want to do the math to figure out what a pitiful hourly rate of pay it comes down to. Financially, I’d probably be better off flipping burgers at McDonald’s. I know for a fact I would make more money if I just quit blogging altogether and increased my hours at my day job. But that’s not why I do this.
I’m not a psychologist or a psychiatrist so don’t look to me to make you feel better after a truly horrible experience. And that’s what happened this week. The reelection of Barack Obama was a truly horrible experience. Blame it on whoever you want. I’m sure there’s plenty of blame to go around. We’re being told that if only we cave on immigration we’ll win elections, even though doing so is sure to increase the number of statist voters who will vote for a bigger government.
Racism and sexism is now the new normal when it comes to whites, and white men men in particular. As a white mother of two white boys who is married to a white man I find that to be unacceptable. But hardly anybody on either side of the aisle has a problem with it. Hating white people is now politically correct. Even some in our own party say the only way we will win the next presidential election is to elect someone who is black, or Hispanic, or some other “minority” that would be acceptable to the people who hate heterosexual whites. How is that not depressing? I’m not saying I wouldn’t support any of the above if the right candidate with the right qualifications* came along. But why should we whittle down our choices based on gender, ethnicity or sexual preference instead of experience and the ability to articulate a clear message? Based on those standards even Ronald Reagan wouldn’t stand a chance.
Oh, and if communists celebrating the culmination of 70 years of work they put into transforming this country isn’t depressing, I don’t know what is.
To those of you who sat this one out on principle all I have to say is thanks for nothing. By doing so you chose evil over imperfect. I hate to break it to you, but every one of us is imperfect. You’re as bad as the commies looking for utopia.
*I happen to like Senator Marco Rubio, but not because he’s considered to be someone who would help win over the Latino vote. I like that he recognizes that the United States was the last best hope on earth because his family came here to escape communism. I also like his ability to articulate a conservative message that to me should appeal to all Americans. But Alex Jones has been out there trying to destroy him so I’m sure there are some on “our side” who will vehemently oppose him. And then, again, we’ll all be tarred as racists. Lather, rinse, repeat.