Sharpen your tongues, peoples. I am about to dip my toe into the cesspool of America:
It's a good thing that the Bible states that my (self) righteousness is as filthy rags (compared to the righteousness of Christ) because I wouldn't want to wear fine clothings for this expedition. Filthy rags for a filthy job. I'm going to need two showers later.
First let me echo the wisdom of Rush Hudson...Limbaugh in case you missed it on his program or website:
A protest vote against the Democrats doesn't mean that the country is embracing Conservatism.
It may be a landslide against Democrats in 11 days, but that might have more to do with the Obama administration making worse the lives of voters.
If you could tally as Republican every vote of someone who:
Lost their healthcare insurance.
Kept their insurance but saw premiums skyrocket and coverage shrink.
Lost their job due to the bad economy.
Saw their taxes increase.
You would probably see a Democrats buried in a landslide of protest votes.
It would be a mistake to think that the country is becoming more conservative. People don't change their opinions so easily, and any opinion quickly changed may change back on a whim.
I'm more sanguine than melancholic, and face each difficulty, if not with a smile, at least with the courage that comes from having already come through so many fires/earthquakes/tsunamis/elections.
The only GOOD government will occur when Christ rules the world from Jerusalem. Until then...we make do with that we have. I will be voting the straight Republican ticket not because I have great love for the GOP. Mine is a protest vote against the other side.
One 'caveat lector': I am notoriously wrong about elections; I assumed that President Obama had no chance of winning, and doubled down by stating that he would be a one term President.
So I may have egg on my embarrassed face 12 days from now.
Luckily, I have learned to take my lumps as I do my successes: with a smile.