Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Regan Democrats are gone
Over the past year, I have seen and heard many comparisons between last Tuesday’s election and the election of 1980. President Obama was seen as being far worse than President Carter so the expectation that he would meet the same fate was overwhelming. It did not happen in at least part because the people who made up the Regan Democrats and swung to the right for that election are no longer numerous enough to make the difference. The CHANGE that President Obama spoke of has been implemented and is permanent. A good example: Obamacare. A good friend of mine told me last weekend that he had voted for Regan. Being a Democrat, this made him a Regan Democrat. He was going to vote for President Obama because Obamacare would make the heath care system free. He is thinking of people who were sick and were in debt that they could never repay. He is far from being alone with his thinking. My wife suffers from this type of thinking and she NEVER voted for Regan. What they do not understand is that we will never be able to go back. The CHANGE here is just as permanent as his swing to the left. Just think: Free. Free is a simple concept. Easy to understand and like. Do you believe that once you obtain something for nothing that you will EVER accept having to pay for it? If you really need it and want good quality, you will have to pay a VERY high price. This is what you need to do if you live in England or Canada. (Canada is much closer to the U.S. so it is much less expensive to travel here for quality.) It will take years, decades for us to reach this point. But make no mistake: This CHANGE is permanent, no matter how much we attempt to slow it down. The Regan Democrats are not going to be able to bring us back. They are gone and gone for good.