I suspect that the Republicans who control the House of Representatives will fight them in every way they can. They will hang onto the desperate notion that they can still rescue America. Unfortunately, their efforts will only be seen as the cause of any and all failures in the coming years. They will be blamed even though the damage is already done. Honestly, I hope they step aside and grant all your wishes. I don't want them to have any excuses. Let all that is about to befall on the United States and the world land squarely on their shoulders.
Will I gloat if events prove me correct and that they chose unwisely? No. I will cry with them. I simply got a head start. I awoke with a sense of dread at 3:00 am on the morning following the election. I began crying. I was crying for my nation and my children. I even cried for them. Then I prayed. I prayed that I was wrong. I prayed that the future I saw was an illusion. No other election has affected me this way.
I'm sure that some of them are now laughing, just as many of them laugh at the doctored photograph of Mitt Romney as a weeping clown, the one that I found on my Facebook wall the day after the election. Do they really think that he's sad for losing? I can only imagine that he's relieved. I know that his wife is. He had volunteered for a monumental task, an almost impossible one. No, if he's sad now, I imagine that he is sharing my sadness.
This election was the tipping point. Barack Obama's dream has come true. America is fundamentally changed. He had achieved his father's dream. Just as he wrote in his book, he has brought America down a notch. We will never again bully the world. However, neither will we save the world again. I hope that all our friends in other nations who are gloating will remember that when they are desperately seeking someone to bail them out.
What will Mitt do now? I don't know but, if I were him, I'd clear out. Take my wealth and head for a tropical paradise. Wealth is very portable. If he hangs around, the government will eventually confiscate it. They will invest it in more bankrupt businesses like Solindra and General Motors. Do you really think that General Motors is thriving?
So what if they were wrong? If things turn out as badly as I expect, they can always put them back together, can't they? Well, actually, no. They can't. Where will they find the investment capital to rebuild the health care industry? The manufacturing industry? Where will they find entrepreneurs? Why would anyone trust them and take a chance on America again? Good luck with any of that.
“All the king's horses, and all the king's men...”