I’ve been reading various other bloggers’ opinions on what may be to come. Some say to relax, others suggest doom on the horizon. I think it will be somewhere in between. To those who are saying the coming presidency is no big deal: you are badly underestimating the steamroller that a socialist president and socialist-controlled congress will become. To the doomsingers I say: it’s not the end of the world, and it’s not the end of this country. The coming years will be ugly, rough, terrible, add a few more adjectives, but it isn’t the end.
The Obamaniacs have had a long stage of “hope.” Hope for what? No one knows, but they have it. But now they’ve won. The hope stage is ending. Today began the Anticipation stage.
Remember Christmas Eve when you were a kid? Remember how you consulted with your siblings and cousins, and talked about what you wanted and what you expected to get? Speculating on the immense fortune that the future would bring was more fun than actually getting the gifts; by the end of the day you were stoked on adrenaline and could barely sleep, so worked up you were thinking about the next day.
But you were always a little disappointed, right? You never really got everything, did you? (I hope not, otherwise my analogy falls apart).
The Maniacs have two months to work themselves into an even greater lather on speculation of what they expect. Then he takes office, and the Expectation phase begins.
Except a lot of those Expectations won’t be fulfilled. A lot of those Expectations will take forms that were wholly unexpected, even by his sycophants.
The Expectation phase will be followed by a stage of inevitable Disappointment. And following Disappoint, Anger. But it could take a long time.
Well, I’m tired of trying to predict the future and I’m running low on chicken entrails. I’m no one important, anyway. But I have to say one or two more things before I leave it alone.
Expect the Democrat/socialists to try and get rid of the filibuster. Some bloggers think they won’t do it because it would remove their last excuse for failure. However, I am certain they will, the first time it is used to block one of their new proposals. They have been making incremental gains for decades, but now they have tasted blood and it is going to be very hard for them to hold back from removing anything that blocks their way. Neither will I be surprised if they try and remove the two-term limit on serving as President.
Forgive me for not providing links, but I have also read some bloggers who think that the MSM will turn against him fairly quickly. I think this is possible, but it will be very long term and will depend on how frequently and how brusquely he “casts out” journalists who don’t display a proper level of unquestioning reverence. If he plays them right, he could keep them as his unofficial propaganda department for years to come. If he starts cutting them off for asking real questions, the confusion and resultant fury of the MSM will be a joy to behold.
Finally, I am reminded today of an episode of the British comedy Coupling. It was made not long after the Labor Party had gained control, and one of the conservatives in the portrayed discussion made the point that now (paraphrasing), “We are the minority. We are the opposition. We are the revolution.”
This is something to remember. The socialists have their way. They control the Presidency and the Congress. Within four years they may very well control the Supreme Court. We are the opposition. We are the revolution.
I am still convinced that the upcoming struggle will be one mostly of information. The Democrats, or liberals, or socialists (pick your term) are going to swiftly run out of excuses. The war will be won by hammering home the facts, again and again; by putting the information out there where it will be seen by anyone and everyone. It isn’t going to be fun. It’s going to be hard, frustrating work. It could easily turn into dangerous work. But by the time the Disappointment stage is reached, people are going to be feeling betrayed and looking for answers, and only the truth will catalyze their anger.