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Time to get serious about Nov 6th (A very cynical rant about this election)

Updated on December 20, 2012

Where the rubber meets the road...

Okay, it is getting down to where the rubber meets the road in the race for our next President. I for one, am somewhat poised, perhaps the term “cautiously optimistic” is a better way to phrase it, with regards of our potential outcome of this upcoming event. Being a strong Conservative for most of my adult life, these last four years has not been the most pleasant to me in the world of politics. Seeing, before my eyes, the decaying of our economy, along with several other issues has not been easy for me to digest.

I know that our liberal guided media has done everything under the sun, to suggest this race is over, and the current resident will remain another four years at 1600 Pennsylvania. Many of the latest Polls are indicating that Obama is commanding a sound lead over Romney. The news media is ranting and raving over the so-called fatal speech of Romney’s that Jimmy Carters grandson has recently leaked out suggesting that he does not care about 47% of Americans. Chris Matthews is starting to get his “tingle down his leg” all over again. Rachel Maddow is on Mitt like uh, well the stench on fresh fecal matter (had to re-phrase that one, to keep this one a PG-13 rating)….They (the liberal media elite) are tasting victory.

Okay, I won’t lie to ya, I am somewhat nervous. This really is such an extremely important election, as you guys already know. It is not over-exaggerating to say we are on the cusps of riding this nation over the financial cliff. Every economist out there is sweating like a uh (this IS PG-13 so, I’ll just say it) a prostitute in church! They know all too well, if we do NOT reel in our outrageous spending habits, and increase our federal revenue, to begin pay off our enormous debts, we are facing in a very, very serious dilemma.

With all the doom & gloom that is being portrayed by those on the left, of Romney being a felonious, tax-cheating, woman-hating, murderous, capitalist, and Paul Ryan, the greedy, evil, medicare-cutting VP, who loves to push little old ladies in their wheel chairs over a cliff, it is kind of amazing that anybody at all is interested in remotely voting for these two evil-doers! Well, I got news for them, not everyone is quite as gullible as they once were four years ago, as the promises of “Hope & Change” was being assured to all those who had the conviction to run out and pull that lever to the liberal land of Shangri-La, where we all well have FREE healthcare, FREE homes, FREE college and well, EVERYTHING will be FREE! The horrible Big Businessmen will finally be forced to pay their “fair share”.

Okay, I’m getting WAY too cynical right now, back to my original point.

According to many of the latest Polls Obama has a lead over Romney, showing as many as five or six point lead, according to whose survey it may be. But, I am reminded of the Gallup polls in 1980 that had Jimmy Carter up over Ronald Reagan by 4 points in mid to late September ... and was up 8 points in October. In fact there was a published Gallup poll showing Carter up six among likely voters in a poll conducted Oct. 24 to 27.

Well, needless to say, that did not turn out quite that way, as Reagan won by a landslide taking 44 states. I am a firm believer the only poll that truly matters is the one on November 6th.

Okay, this is just my latest RANT this one has been building up for a while now, and I feel another one coming on.


Remember to go out and vote, unless you are for Obama, then I take that back…stay home on Nov 6th and wait on your government hand out. (Bad Chris…BAD!)


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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Hi Poolman! and you are right about some people just want to vote with who's popular or perceived as popular, and not who will do a better job.

      tillsontitan, YEP! I too, am praying, and praying hard.

      samson, YOUR rant is MY rant! I appreciate you, as always. Thanks for the votes.

      William, I think, at least for 47% of the people, that answer IS YES! and so very sad, that they cannot think of what is best for the Country and not themselves.

      thanks for your comments


      Please just ask yourself, can we continue spending money we don't have?

      That is what we will do if we have another four years of the current admin.

      Romney has given detailed plans on how he will do thing differently.

      anyway, know it CAN be a tough pill to swallow sometimes, but the wrong vote can truly be disasterous.

      I really appreciate you stopping by and commenting,

      All of you, thanks!




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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Cmerrit...registered Independent here. I seriously dislike and disagree with one candidate and am not at all crazy about, nor necessarily in favor of the other. Of course, I'm not withholding my right to vote...nor will I be throwing it away by writing in my paranoid, schizophrenic neighbor.....but with the utmost of honesty.....I have never been so unsure, shaky, lost and ...mostly angry that THESE are our choices.

      And that's all I have to say. I'm painfully aware of how close we are becoming. Only makes me a bit sicker about the whole thing...UP++

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      William Young 5 years ago from Eaglle Grove, Iowa

      Great Hub, CMerritt!

      It's really shocking to me that America has seen four years worth of the nonsense that has come out of the Obama Presidency and the fact that he has attempted to turn our country into his own little version of socialist utopia, added 5 trillion dollars to our national debt and has killed jobs with his policies like there was no tomorrow and he is STILL ahead in the polls. Could people really be that misguided that they would give this guy another four years in the White House? Sadly, I think the answer is Yes.

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      Sam 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Way to go Chris! A lot of the polls I feel are influenced by the liberal media, and even though "O" is frantically campaigning & advertising more than the local auto dealers on TV, I hope and pray that God intervenes and forgives America for past abandonment and sends the current occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave a'packin' if you know what I mean. The liberal left (media included) cares nothing about this country and what it took in sweat and blood to make her great. They would rather believe a lie and be damned, while wandering around aimlessly following a pied piper of ignorance.

      Sorry, this is your rant and I guess I've said enough. Voted up, useful, beautiful and shared...

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Half the time when polls are taken people answer the way they think they are 'supposed' to. We all have the right to rant but underneath I'm praying somebody does something at election time to help us get out of this mess!

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      Chris, great rant as usual. Polls only affect those who always try to vote for the winner. They don't mean much until after the votes are counted as history has shown several time. Good to see you on here again.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Right on Frog!

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      I'm not paying attention to the polls because the majority of them are over sampling Democrats and using 2008 figures as a baseline. The figures for this election will be much different that the 2008 numbers and the dishonesty involved in over sampling a party is ridiculous Chris.

      At this time in 1979 Carter had a 10 point lead supposedly over Ronald Reagan. We know what a landslide that turned out to be and how stupid the pollsters and media looked. We're called the silent majority and we're coming out in force. Count on it.

      Changing Congress some more is also critical this election and I see that happening too. It will take 3-4 election cycles to start getting a lot of this straightened out.

      The Frog

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Hi lifegate,

      Nothing would surprise me, with the crooked congress we now have....but, I'm going to be there bright and early Nov. 6th doing my part.

      Thanks for coming by,


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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I knew by the title it would be a good one - and it was. Although I'll vote and continue to vote, I seriously wonder whether the next president of the United States has already been decided for us. Voting is just a formality to make us think we have a say. Who knows?

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Pam,

      I think you make a valid point....

      I appreciate your comment.


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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Chris, I have come to a point where I am starting to ignore the polls. There are too many of them and they change all the time. With the volatility in the Middle East and the way it was represented, I think the verdict is just not it yet. At least I hope I am right. Good rant!