It was, as has been discussed before, a fundamental failure of thinking on the part of these non-Romney voting conservatives. Suppose that Obama was a Communist and would bring about Communist rule. Would these non-Romney voting conservatives still have said: “I can’t stand the Republicans, they’re meaningless, they’re useless, they’re against conservatives like me, so I won’t vote for them no matter what”?
There's no reason to think they would've. If they're weren't a lot of voters in America who would be activated to vote against the Democrat if they ran a bone fide Communist as their presidential nominee, it stands to reason the Democrats would've nominated a bone fide Communist for President.
They failed to understand that the issue wasn’t the Republicans or whether one supports the Republicans; I myself specifically said that I did not support Romney. The issue was opposing Obama and preventing his re-election.
I don't see what's the big deal here. Obama's policies in his second term aren't going to be much different than Romney's policies in his first term would've been. Plus the Obama policy Auster hates so much, the Affordable Care Act (i.e. Obamacare), is something Romney cooked up in the first place when he was governor of Massachusetts.
Did Romney have a change of heart about the government's relationship with healthcare in this country since he was governor of Massachusetts?
Truth be told he didn't even bother putting on a pretence of having such a change of heart, openly saying that he sought to "repeal and replace Obamacare" with a system that sounded almost exactly the same as Obamacare.
Romney wanted to pull the old shell game on people. It's only unfortunate that some sincere opponents of the Affordable Care Act like Lawrence Auster got suckered in.
But these conservatives were so fixated on their dislike of the Republicans that they lost sight of the bigger picture; indeed, it could even be said that as a result of their obsession with the inadequacy of Romney they lost certain basic characteristics of thinking beings: (a) the primary, intuitive ability to identify an existential threat, and (b) the logical ability to distinguish and prioritize between an existential threat and an annoyance.
Romney was more than a mere annoyance, he was a threat in himself. It's like when the police play "Good Cop/Bad Cop" on a suspect, the police officer playing the good cop is at least as much of a threat to the suspect as the bad cop.
It ain't nothing but a scam. People who voted for Romney are on par with those who think professional wrestling is real.
When these conservatives see the ruin unleashed by Obama in his second term it is going to be very difficult for them to admit that they themselves, through a fundamental failure of their own thought processes, helped this to happen.
It's interesting that for various reasons, one of them being their proportional system of representation, Greek voters seem to have a meaningful choice in their elections. Golden Dawn advocates policies far different than the policies advocated by the other parties, and yet in the last Greek election they got nearly 7% of the vote, allowing 18 of their members to enter the Greek parliament.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012