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November 10, 2012
Don't Blame Romney, Blame the Dreamers
Since the election Tuesday I've seen dozens of article and opinions on why Romney blew it and couldn't defeat the Obama juggernaut. While I don't dispute them all, I would like to throw a few facts out there for everyone to ponder.
121,366,971 people voted during the elections. President Obama received a total of 61,304,426 votes, Mr. Romney took 58,230,919. Where did the other 3,451,190 go, you ask? That would have put Mr. Romney with 61,682,109, beating dear leader by 377,683 votes.
It gets better when I tell you those votes went for pipe dreams and fantasy:
Gary Johnson -- 1,139,562 votes Jill Stein -- 396,684 votes
Virgil Goode -- 113,947 votes Rosanne Barr -- 48,797 votes
Rocky Anderson -- 34,521 votes Others -- 39,822 votes
Add the purchased Gay and Lesbian vote (wedding rights), the Latin vote (amnesty), Females (abortion and free birth control), and the occupy slash college crowd (free stuff, drugs and lots of hot celebrities).
Just saying it isn't all Mr. Romney's fault. He ran an honest and clean campaign and would have done great things. But...
Legal pot, free Birth control, unlimited welfare, free phones, free stuff overall is a powerful narcotic, and 50% of America is addicted. And apparently, free things trump our country's freedoms. And these people will never learn until they hit rock bottom. Sickening and heartbreaking is what it is.
I voted for Romney; my conscience is clear. I just want to survive the next four years at this point. You should too. I leave you with a pair of quotes:
Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the "new wonderful good society" which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean "more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.
-- Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones."
-- Marcus Aurelius
We will survive -- hold on.
Jeff Treesh is and can be reached at @iranaware and iranaware.com
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