By John Hawkins
We lost on Tuesday night and let’s not sugarcoat it: Incalculable amounts of damage are going to be done to the country as a result. ObamaCare is going to go into effect, the Supreme Court seems likely to move to the left, we seem likely to accelerate our slide towards becoming Greece, and a hateful, racist, utterly incompetent statist with no respect for the law or the Constitution is going to feel empowered to try to fundamentally transform this country for the worse.
Still, it’s worth remembering Adam Smith’s reply to a young man who told him that Britain had been “ruined” by its defeat in the Revolutionary War. Smith calmly replied, “There is a great deal of ruin in a nation.”
Folks, this country is resilient. It survived the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, WWI, the Great Depression, WWII and Jimmy Carter. Now, we’re going to get to see what Jimmy Carter’s second term would have looked like, which undoubtedly will not be pleasant, but as long as God doesn’t take His hand off this nation, we’re not done yet.
Furthermore, there may be a lot of liberals who are cheering today because Barack Obama won.
But, the bad thing about winning an election with Barack Obama is that you get Barack Obama. He’s not a good man, he’s not a patriotic man, he’s not a competent man — and he’s in charge of a nation that’s in need of all three qualities.
Meanwhile, Republicans in the House still have a large enough majority to block anything they disagree on with Obama, the American people are going to have little patience with his excuses from this point forward and his lies and scandals seem much more likely to catch up with him over the next year or two. Meanwhile, the facts of life are and will continue to be conservative. Obamacare isn’t going to work well. Medicare and Social Security are in danger. Our nation’s credit rating is going to continue to drop. Liberalism isn’t going to suddenly start working and make life better for people instead of worse.
I’m not going to tell you that we have an easy task in front of us, but when has life ever been easy? Life has always been hard and at the end of the day, you don’t win anything by lying down in the dirt and crying, “Woe is me!”
Do you remember what Winston Churchill told his people after Germany had overwhelmed the rest of Western Europe and they were standing alone against Hitler’s most devastatingly powerful military machine?
I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, What is our policy? I will say; “It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.” You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory – victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.”
If we’re going to preserve the last, best hope of mankind from the pack of liberal hyenas that are dragging it around by the throat, we have a lot of work to do over the next four years. Some of us aren’t waiting to get started on it either. So, if you need to take a little time to accept the fact that the country you know voted for a man who hasn’t proven fit to run the late shift at a Putt-Putt golf course, then do it. But, when you’re done shaking your head and wondering what happened, brush the dust of this loss off your sandals and get back into the fight. American politics are cyclical and we’re going to swing it back like a sledgehammer next time around.