America, has spoken!

America, on Nov 2nd 2010, the people of the United States of America, has spoken! In the most unprecedented way, they have spoken. They chose to fire those, who believed in reckless spending. They fired those who believe government was the solution to our problems, and hired those who believe government IS our problem. Ronald Reagan warned us about this, and the people have spoken. Repudiation has been declared upon Washington. Those arrogant elitists, who once promised us that they would run the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history, that they would institute the “Pay as you go" system of governing, that they would allow "No, new deficit spending, and they would no longer "burden Americans with no new debt", remember? Well Americans has spoken!

Now, the Americans have a huge amount of work to be done, and see to it, that these newly hired employees do the work of the people. Starting with, extending the Bush Tax Cuts, and restoring Consumer Confidence, and allow business to begin spending money once again, and returning people back to work. Repealing the Healthcare bill, and restore some sanity, by taking a more logical approach to a free market that would offer an affordable, and more effective health care to all Americans. Put an end to earmark spending. No more bailouts, and quit dictating to Americans what is best for them. The American people have spoken!

This is not much of a hub, but rather a moment by me, after a long night of election returns, and a sense of American pride has overcome me.

(I return you back to your regularly scheduled hub.)

 

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Amen! the cod piece didn't save the nuts from getting kicked, I like to see America is awake and are utilizing the peace road of the ballot over the sword! God Bless those who chose to vote, and those who didn't vote or appose the stopping of obumer, STFU,...... 50


pcoach 6 years ago

I did the same thing with my Pelosi Need a Match? hub last night. I just couldn't contain myself!!!!! Obama's talking right now and apparently he still doesn't get it. For a second, I thought he did but no, he don't.


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SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

I feel quite proud of my fellow countrymen as well. Regardless of the drivel perpetuated by the MSM, the average folks are actually a bit smarter than they give us credit for!!


scriber1 6 years ago

To Tea Baggers one and all: It's only a question of when, not if, your arrogance of ignorance finds you even more blindly lead than leading. And that's because you react rather than respond, and thus are so pathetically predictable


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SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

scriber,

I am SHOCKED (not) that such a lib as yourself would use such a hateful and derogatory term (teabaggers)to refer to people from whom you differ. I thought tolerance and acceptance were the HALLMARKS of a true lib. Maybe you are just punch drunk from the ass whooping your side took yesterday!

cmerritt....hope my comment didn't step on your toes, but these leftie loons need to take a real close look in the mirror before they throw smears at ANYBODY!!


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

scriber1,

I find your response very typical for the average liberal. Using derogatory terms to attack anyone, who unambiguously understands the impact of this current administration, and it’s like thinking followers that we are heading in a direction that is going to only lead to the destruction of this great nation. I believe that we DID “respond” quite clearly, and seemingly was quite unpredictable to those who choose NOT to listen to the voice of Americans. It seems to me, that it is the liberal folks, such as yourself, who seem to be “pathetic” (to use your terminology) when they feel it necessary to have the government interact in your lives, to take care of you from cradle to grave.

That is not what Americans are about, nor will we simply sit and watch this happen in front of our eyes. THAT is why you witnessed the greatest power shift in Capital Hill in decades. I’m quite certain there is no blind leading the blind, the eye’s of Americans are quite open, and not only see what is going on, but are eagerly stepping forward to fix this problem that the left created.

But I do thank you kindly for stopping by and leaving your opinion.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Sheri,

You did not step on any toes here, I appreciate that you understand the situation. Thanks for responding and stopping by.


scriber1 6 years ago

You're welcome, one and all. And your children will reap the ignorance you are sewing. What's fascinating about all of this is the presumption that because I seek response rather than reaction, that I'm a liberal. Nothing could be further from the truth. I demand an honest day's work for a dollar, and the less the government has to do with my life the better; government, in fact, and when more than 10,000 people are involved, is an exercise in active control, not benign management. I simply choose to not be part of the herd mentality the nation is now witnessing.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

scriber1,

Though you claim you are not a liberal, I still find your response as "typical" as a one of a liberal.

It is my experience that your style of attack and use of derogatory words to describe others is merely a tactic to want others to support your, unfounded beliefs.

I don’t quite follow the “10,000 people are involved” comment. I would also like to remind you that your ability to “choose” may be at risk, if it were not for the folks, you refer to as “tea baggers”, but that is a topic all in its own.

But, that is just my opinion, and I appreciate you sharing yours with me on my hub.


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Old Poolman 6 years ago from Rural Arizona

I feel some of those left leaning people still can't believe how badly they got whipped in this recent election. In fact some still refuse to believe it and thus some of the comments you are seeing on various hubs. When they realize the citizens of this country are fed up with their politics, they might get back on track. If they don't understand the message they just received, they are in for even a bigger surprise in 2012.

Great hub and thanks for sharing.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

voted up and beautiful! well written, informative and concise. (I liked the responses to the ill-informed) keep up the good work and welcome to HubPages, I'll follow...


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Old Poolman,

I think the arrogance of the liberal left, well see to it that they all will be fired in 2012.

Thanks for your comments


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

samsons1,

I really appreciate your warm annotations, thanks for stopping by.


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Steve Orris 6 years ago from NE Ohio

Once you follow me on Facebook you can read more but on a note there I bring up the point that the government is not in charge. The government did not form this country, We The People did. We The People made the Constitution and the Constitution is over our government. When civil servants only listen to special interest groups it's time to remind them who is in charge.

P.S. If you call me a "Tea bagger" I will not be offended.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Steve, I may try to check you out on facebook. You just said it all, in a nutshell. We, The people..... ;)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

This is a great Hub! I love it. Those punks on the left cannot resist name-calling. That is because their emperor has on no clothes.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thanks James, I have been consistantly attacked by liberals for my positions. Name-calling seems to come natural for most of those on the left.


American Tiger 6 years ago

Pssst. Merritt. Buddy: "Americans HAVE spoken." Love ya, brother, but we're not in the inner city, here.

And I feel it only right to point out that Scriber only speaks against the "herd mentality" because he is a card-carrying member of the Flock.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

American Tiger, point is taken on both counts.... ;)

and corrected, I might add.


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puebloman 6 years ago from Andalucia, Spain

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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

puebloman .... ?


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

CMerritt, I am so happy that America spoke in a loud way. I'm sure that all the Dems got the message as some seem a little slow at seeing the writing on the wall. Your hub is excellent and I agree with you 100%.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thank you Pamela, I very much appreciate your remarks, I think we both have a lot in common.

:)


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Palehorse 6 years ago

Wow. . . That any collection of "true Americans" can so strongly believe that the election of a new batch of politicians is going to fix anything is astonishing.

Deregulation let the horse out of the barn a very long time ago, and it fled to foreign lands leaving this nation to its fate; which has been slowly approaching ever since.

The men and women this nation just voted in will do nothing more than those they are replacing; in fact I predict there will be a lot less constructive progress achieved.

They may say they work for the people, but their interpretation of that word does not include any one of us. The SCOTUS has also been infected with this corporate disease that seems to be running rampant in our nation, and anyone who thinks extending individual, constitutional rights to a faceless corporate entity that is not also required to extend those same constitutional rights in its business practices and treatment of its employees, is in a serious state of disillusionment!

While we were so busy with our political propaganda and posturing the SCOTUS sold us out to the almighty corporation, and in the process relegated our one true voice within government, our votes, to the status of toilet paper.

Anybody here in possession of equal or superior wealth to that of the corporate world? I didn't think so. The SCOTUS just told us that money can buy legislation and influence votes, so good luck with that!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I agree with voting them ALL out. But please do not think one more ass from Harvard or Yale will be the Messiah. There will not be one real American to graduate.

Now James says, "This is a great Hub! I love it. Those punks on the left cannot resist name-calling. That is because their emperor has on no clothes."

Excuse me? "Punks".

Now I'll be accused of being a liberal but God please! James is using the words "punks" about "name calling". Well $#it!

Republicans are the party of the rich.

There are no Democrats after Democrats are elected. EVERY politician is in the pocket of MONEY. This is America.

"Leftists/Rightists! The enemies are lawyers that both parties are voting in with impunity and stupidity. Lawyers cannot and will not run the Injustice system of America. The injustice system of the US has never worked. It sure has not in my 61 years. It did not work previously and the abandonment of federal troops after the stolen election of 1776 insured that. Lawyers. Really! Everybody that was voted in will hang with the status quo. No guts for politicians and none with the voters. Voting for the lesser of two evils is voting for evil. God bless! Thank you CMerritt!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thank YOU Mick, I appreciate your feed back, sincerely. I agree with you on the lawyer thing. I'm ready for the farmers, the plumbers, the mechanics, truck drivers, small businessmen, to go to washington to take care of business, according to our Constitution. Not sure if that will ever happen, but we got to keep putting pressure on these guys.

Thanks for stopping by.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Palehorse you know me....but, I am ready for the people to continue to kick and scream about what they don't like in Washington. Have rallies and get involved. I think we saw the results of this event, and I want more of it.

Thanks for your comments, you know I really do appreciate them.

:)


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Sorry- I meant 1876. I have half-himers! There was a backroom deal then to remove the federal troops which meant the revival of slavery. The plight of the black man was often worse than what slavery was to him. Black men were picked up and charged with bogus crimes amounting to nothing-yet their "sentence" was sold to farmers, mining companies, etc. Back room deals permeate every administration. these deals do not work for the common American. The deals are made for corporate America. I'm not letting out any secrets here. I feel like I'm the main character of the "Truman Show". Or is it Groundhog Day?


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Micky, I'm not saying that the tea party movement is the answer, but this type of American outrage and organized rallies, to make those in Washington hear and realize that there are many of us who are not happy, and want results, is telling me we are on the right track...but, I am a self-admitted, sap when it come to optimism...


Sarra Garrett 5 years ago

Pretty soon we will be using Chinese money instead of the American Dollar that says "In God We Trust".


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

sadly, it is entirely possible. I am STILL, somewhat optimistic, that we CAN, turn things around. We need MORE "tea-party" movements, and the people to get fed up, and demand we restore this country.

Thanks Sarra for stopping by and your comments.

:)


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cduncan10 5 years ago from United Kingdom

CMerrit, whatever you call this, call it a hub, call it a moment of patriotic excitement, it's wonderful to read and the comments are also

To Sarra thanks to the wonderful words "Political Correctness" which is of course fancy terms for sit down, shut up and deal with it, the words "In God We Trust" may soon cease to exist anywhere for they are to offensive to those who oppose America, yet live in it and enjoy the benefits the Goverment gives to them any which way they ask for.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thank YOU cduncan! I really appreciate you commenting here. I have become a fan of yours just this morning.


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cduncan10 5 years ago from United Kingdom

your welcome CMerrit and i'm glad to have you as a fan and to be a fan of yours


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My Esoteric 4 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

Chris, sorry about the belated following of you, thought I had returned the favor long ago. I will join the group to compliment you on a great hub, and, as you expect, begin to disagree, sort of, now that there is a year and half of hindsight. But first a couple of editorial comments.

- For every @Scriber, there is an @Will

- @Palehorse is a person after my own heart.

- Obama and the Democrats got their ass whoomped in 2010, probrably for much of the reasons you outline in your hub, but it was clear to me, that wasn't what was going to be delivered, after listening to their rhetoric, which leads into my first response.

When the ultra-conservative Tea Party bumped off first moderate and conservative Republicans in the primaries and then Democrats in the general elections, they did promise to do those things you mention as well; create jobs, repeal Obamacare, cut spending to the nub, make sure the rich kept their tax cuts (the cuts for the rest of us was a foregone conclusion), pass the balance budget amendment, and cut the debt by a huge amount, to name a few. The one other thing I heard that many people missed, is that they "would not compromise on anything".

With that knowledge, I was able to predict somewhere in my hubs the following, the new members of Congress would accomplish none of their goals, because they didn't have a supermajority in the Senate and that they would bring the government to a standstill, because they controlled the House, and had a lock on what could be passed in the Senate. As a consequence, America would necessarily find itself stuck in slow growth and high unemployment because business will not have clear signal from the government that it has a good handle on the economy; such is the effect of gridlock, in my opinion.

And with the election of the kind of Conservatives and in the numbers that were elected, gridlock was guaranteed. Oh by the way, it seemed to me, the new Congress was so tied up with their social agenda, they forgot all about jobs; political rhetoric aside, when I went through the Houses legislative bills they passed on to the Senate, whether passed by the Senate or not, the net impact on jobs was to kill more than they created.


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My Esoteric 4 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

Chris, sorry about the belated following of you, thought I had returned the favor long ago. I will join the group to compliment you on a great hub, and, as you expect, begin to disagree, sort of, now that there is a year and half of hindsight. But first a couple of editorial comments.

- For every @Scriber, there is an @Will

- @Palehorse is a person after my own heart.

- Obama and the Democrats got their ass whoomped in 2010, probrably for much of the reasons you outline in your hub, but it was clear to me, that wasn't what was going to be delivered, after listening to their rhetoric, which leads into my first response.

When the ultra-conservative Tea Party bumped off first moderate and conservative Republicans in the primaries and then Democrats in the general elections, they did promise to do those things you mention as well; create jobs, repeal Obamacare, cut spending to the nub, make sure the rich kept their tax cuts (the cuts for the rest of us was a foregone conclusion), pass the balance budget amendment, and cut the debt by a huge amount, to name a few. The one other thing I heard that many people missed, is that they "would not compromise on anything".

With that knowledge, I was able to predict somewhere in my hubs the following, the new members of Congress would accomplish none of their goals, because they didn't have a supermajority in the Senate and that they would bring the government to a standstill, because they controlled the House, and had a lock on what could be passed in the Senate. As a consequence, America would necessarily find itself stuck in slow growth and high unemployment because business will not have clear signal from the government that it has a good handle on the economy; such is the effect of gridlock, in my opinion.

And with the election of the kind of Conservatives and in the numbers that were elected, gridlock was guaranteed. Oh by the way, it seemed to me, the new Congress was so tied up with their social agenda, they forgot all about jobs; political rhetoric aside, when I went through the Houses legislative bills they passed on to the Senate, whether passed by the Senate or not, the net impact on jobs was to kill more than they created.


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thanks for coming by Esoteric.

No problem, I'm glad you found me. Though we disagree, I really am a fan and proud follower of you and your hubs. I recommend to all my followers to check out your hubs... they are always well researched and thought out.

On the discussion of gridlock...I do not think it is always a bad thing. I think we need to let our YES mean YES and our NO mean NO. Not "Kindof Sortof Yes".

Some issues are black and white. I agree on many issues there has GOT to be some common ground that can be found that would make things better for all.

I think we MUST get to a line item veto, or begin to vote on one issue at a time. Quit adding pork to a law, just so a vote can be bought.

I think the viewpoint of WANTING obama to fail is over diagnosed. The issue is MORE of not wanting him to succeed on some issues, because his success, is a failure to America. Such as the Healthcare Bill...many Ameicans believe that if this passes, it will be very detrimental to the future and lifestyles of millions of Americans. Caving in and to just let this pass, with millions of Ameicans against it is NOT be good stewards of the positions they were hired to do.

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