Smitty has a post-election post up that contains these words:
Apparently, it has to get worse before it gets better.
Yes, that’s probably correct. The country hasn’t hit bottom yet, and like a drunk or addict that still thinks he can handle it, the body politic simply isn’t ready to clean up its act. While 52% of the country probably aren’t all Takers and Moochers, they have enough Enablers to result in an electoral majority. Progressivism has been quite seductive in its appeal.
Recovery is still possible, but it won’t begin until we understand that we are powerless over Progressivism–that our lives have become unmanageable. That realization can be the beginning of the restoration of an America that folks like the Founders and Alexis de Tocqueville would recognize.
BTW, that realization needs to come not only to the Taker/Moochers/Enabler crowd but also to those of us who have been in what amounts to a codependent relationship with them. We can’t let their dysfunction ruin us as well whether they come to their senses or not.
That realization can be the beginning, but only a first step in our recovery.