This post originated a couple threads back with Cluster offering the following challenge:
“Bring it on liberals. There is not one position in your favor and I look forward to bashing you about the head for the next four years.”
One of our resident Leftist Useful Idiots, thetruthshallsetyoufree, responded with:
Except for all those positions that favored liberals on election day, of course. Good point.
JR responded with:
Small-minded as you are, TruthSSYF, it’s clear you fail to see the irony in that. Absent mass forced reeducation camps, the only thing this election will result in is death and despair. And there are those of us who, if it’s the last thing we do, will see to it that you and those who share your views will be on the receiving end of that paradigm. I don’t think you have the slightest grasp of what lies ahead, but it ain’t gonna be pretty. It is gonna be fun to watch, though.
And I responded with:
Not really a good point, Truthie, as JR points out. Besides winning the presidential election and increasing the Donk majority in the Senate, what positions on November 6th favored Liberals? No President in the last 75 years has been re-elected with the unemployment rate as high as it is — and it’s going higher. No other President has been re-elected with economic growth as weak as it is since they began keeping such statistics in 1930, and Obama’s policies will ensure that it’s only going to get weaker. No other President has been re-elected with the right track/wrong track numbers so stacked against him. The number of GOP governors (30) is at a 12-year high. The GOP-controlled House still controls the purse strings. I haven’t spoken to a single Conservative since the election whose resolve has been anything but strengthened.
Other than free contraceptives and free abortions, what, pray tell, does a second Obama term offer anyone except those with their hands out? As JR alludes to, our side still has most of the guns, and the U.S. military will never, I repeat, NEVER side with Obama. And if you think that Obama’s cute little Kiddie Corps is going to be anything other than cannon fodder, you’re more delusional that I thought.
This exchange, probably close to the end of a dead thread got me to thinking; is there anything that really favors the Progressive agenda going “forward”? Do Progressives now believe they can just do what they want the next 4 years without repercussions? The House of Representatives does still hold the purse strings, but what if Obama continues to just bypass the House with executive orders? Will the nearly 60 million people who voted against him just lay down and do nothing? What, if any, policies will Obama pursue going “forward” that will result in more liberty and more prosperity?
Update: I’m not getting any takers on the final question of the post, and, admittedly, it asks for someone to have a crystal ball. So let me rephrase it: what policies going “forward” would you like to see Obama pursue that you believe will have a positive effect on liberty and prosperity?