Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pros and Cons of Obama Victory

  • Hopefully this puts to rest any idea of prevalent racism still existing in America
  • I won't have to try to defend McCain for the next 4 years
  • Democrats are now in complete control and fully liable for anything they screw up
  • I am optimistic that the policy changes over the next 2 years will remind enough fractured conservatives why they need to coalesce for 2010


  • Democrats will continue to make any opposition to Obama into some kind of racial issue
  • Democrats are now in complete control (100 seat margin in the House, 57 seats in the Senate, plus the Presidency) and will not hesitate to screw things up
  • Unless we can hold a filibuster together in the Senate, we'll see the elimination of secret ballots in union elections, rule changes in arbitration to favor unions, and growth of union contributions to Democrats
  • The Free Choice Act will pass knocking down all state laws limiting public money for abortions, parental notification laws, waiting periods, informed consent laws
  • The top 5% of income earners (not the top 5% of wealthiest people) will be soaked and their money will be handed out to low income earners as welfare in the form of refundable tax credits, providing less incentive for increasing productivity for both high and low income earners
  • The capital gains rate will be raised in the interest of fairness, driving more capital overseas just when we need the capital the most
  • The corporate tax rate will remain tied with Japan at 35% as the highest rate in the world, encouraging corporations to move or expand overseas, costing us in jobs and more expensive goods and services
  • 2-3 liberal Supreme Court justices will likely retire so they can be replaced by like-minded activist judges -- we will lose the chance to reshape the Supreme Court for another generation
  • The entire federal court system, which was just getting back to about even, will tilt back liberal again -- my prediction is we won't be able to hold a filibuster in the Senate to stop this because of folks like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Mike DeWine, Orrin Hatch, etc.
  • We will get more decisions legalizing gay marriage, expanding the definition of hate crimes, banning guns, coddling terrorists, eroding private property rights, etc.
  • The "Unfairness Doctrine" (as I call it) will be reinstituted to try to dilute conservative talk radio
  • Government spending will grow even faster than it has for the past 8 years
  • We may or may not continue to leave Iraq responsibly and may or may not keep our commitments in Afghanistan
  • We will start moving in the direction of government healthcare for all -- it will likely be gradual, people will move over to it as government offers free or cheap healthcare -- health care expenses will continue to skyrocket as market forces continue to be ignored
  • Trial lawyers will get all kinds of goodies, allowing them to sue for this and that
  • Who knows how the rest of the world will test Obama and how he will react
  • Democrats will try to cut defense spending
  • For at least the first year of Obama's presidency, Democrats will continue to blame Bush for anything that goes wrong

Now if this is not enough motivation to start organizing for 2010, I don't know what is!

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