Unfortunately, those of us who did not vote for Barack Obama are in the same boat as those who did. But at least we’re aware that his policies are destructive and can take steps to prepare, even if only to soften the blow. The rest of them will find out soon enough.
Perhaps we should start with H.L. Mencken, who once wrote that democracy is the theory that the people know what they want—and deserve to get it good and hard.
Or as New York Mayor Ed Koch put it, “The people have spoken . . . and they must be punished.” I think that’s just been arranged.
And the young voters? They’re screwed and they don’t even know it.
College students who got out the vote for Obama will only find themselves doomed to low-paying jobs and a life of indebtedness as they fail year in and year out to pay off their college loans, in a year or two. And by the time they realize what it means to be saddled with a national debt of $16 trillion, they will be locked into a government-controlled economy that requires them to keep their silence or lose their livelihoods.
They can’t say we didn’t warn them.
Update: Linked by Sentry Journal – thanks!