Friday, February 22, 2013

Back from the Post-Election Apocalypse

Wow. I can't believe I haven't blogged since October. This blog has been frozen in time. Frozen in a much happier time, when we didn't know the election results yet and there was still hope and excitement for a Romney-Ryan win.

Take a look at my election countdown on the top right column: "Time Left to Save the Country: 0 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes" - couldn't be more true. November 6th was our last chance. And we blew it.

That election hit me like a ton of bricks. I've been like a zombie walking through a post-election apocalypse. I'm still not recovered. Will I (and the country) ever recover? Too soon to tell.

When Rush said the other day this sequester business was the first time in his life he's been ashamed of his country, I was shocked. I've been ashamed of my country since Obama was elected in 2008. 2012 went beyond even that. I don't know that I can ever forgive the American electorate and its idiot (excuse me, "low, low information") voters for betraying me for a second time.

I've been meaning to blog the last couple months, but I've just been so bitter, cynical, and jaded. I haven't even wanted to think about politics lately, it just brings up feelings of pain and hopelessness.

I have several partially written posts, including one titled "Blame Blaming Bush" about how we as conservatives should have defended Bush's economic policies more instead of running away from him. We let our concession that Obama inherited a terrible economy turn into the idea that all 8 years of Bush were terrible economic times, instead of the just last two when Democrats controlled Congress (another point we should have hammered home) to the extent that an exit poll said 53% of voters blamed Bush for the bad economy while only 38% blamed Obama. That whole "It took Bush 8 years to ruin the economy, it's going to take more than 4 for Obama to bring it back" really sunk in and we shouldn't have let that happen.

But I haven't had the time or the energy to sit down and write about politics. And as the months passed, I felt like I needed to come up with some really grand comeback post and the pressure held me back from blogging. But really I just needed to break the ice.

So now I'm breaking it. And I'm back. For better or for worse.

Developing ...


Anonymous said...

I thought you were leaving the country if Obama won? Was I mistaken???

Zilla said...

Welcome back, Alexa!