America's Malaise Is BACK!
The Misery Index Is Rising
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Malaise in an individual is bad. Malaise in a nation can be fatal.
America is currently mired in the worst case of malaise in my lifetime.
I've been around since FDR was President. I have experienced American national malaise twice in my lifetime. Both times it was during the administrations of Democratic Party Presidents.
first case of American malaise (in my lifetime) was under the
administration of the 39th President of the United States -- Jimmy
Carter. It was BAD.
I was trying to run a business --
and it was pure hell. All business could do was hunker down and wait
for a flicker of light at the end of that very long and very dark
When it came, it was not a flicker -- it was a sunburst by the name of Ronald Reagan.
came roaring out of her national depression and raced back to the to
the top -- turning on all the lights as they went -- illuminating "the
shining city on a hill."
Now, under the Obama
administration (another Democratic Party President) here we are -- in
an even deeper national depression -- or malaise -- than we were even
under Jimmy Carter. This time -- there is no Ronald Reagan waiting in
the wings. In my opinion THAT is why THIS malaise is even deeper than
Carter's. We just don't see the promise in Mitt Romney that we saw in
Having said that, allow me to say that
it is not Romney's fault. NOBODY can live up to Reagan. And no one can
come anywhere near matching the legend of Reagan. Reagan was one of a
kind. We will likely never see another Ronald Reagan -- and THAT, I
believe is adding to the depth of our national malaise.
national malaise is what happens to people when they are saddled with
socialism. THIS is IT. And it only gets worse until socialism is
thrown off and people can breath free again.
Let me be clear. Liberalism is one thing. Socialism is entirely another -- and what
we have in the Oval Office in Washington, DC is a socialist President
with a socialist agenda and a socialist Democratic Party in charge of
the US Senate, which is hell bent on destroying America. Period!
top if all off, if we don't catch a break, we're going to have a
socialist Supreme Court -- very soon -- and THAT will be the end of
Any day now, I expect to awaken and find women
with babushkas covering their heads glumly sweeping the streets of the
silent cities of America. (If you didn't get this -- think 1950's
Soviet Socialist Russia ... or just Google it.)
is a sense of impending doom in America. The expectation that Obama
will somehow pull a rabbit out of his hat and win a second term as
America's President has blunted the enthusiasm and the energy of
America's right. No. There is no joy in Mudville.
around, dear reader. THIS is what you get when you elect a socialist
to lead a capitalist nation. THIS is what you get when you elect
socialists to Congress. And don't kid yourself, Obama and his cadre of
communists have only begun! Given a second term he WILL finish the
job. He WILL take America to the outhouse of history.
percent of Americans do not believe their children will have a better
life in America than they. That bit of earth shaking info came recently
from one of America's leading polling companies. I believe it.
as they might, Americans cannot see a clear path, an optimistic path,
into the future for their children. They know that, no matter what
happens November 6th, their kids are already saddled with crushing debt
that will smother their future and short circuit their plans for a
happy, prosperous, life for themselves and their families.
the mercury in a thermometer held near a flame the "Misery Index"
continues to rush upward as Obama's socialist government binds Americans
ever tighter to central oversight of every facet of American life.
is not a moment of the day that Americans can feel truly alone. We are
monitored twenty-four hours a day by the government -- for our safety
and security, of course. If you believe that lie, I have a bridge --
on sale this week.
For America to survive it is
imperative that we take back the government from those who intend the
destruction of the republic. Make no mistake about it -- that is
exactly their agenda.
Mitt Romney is not Ronald Reagan, but he has made himself available and offered his business experience to, at least, get America back on track again.
America's Malaise Is BACK! It
is a given that no one president can undo the damage the Obama
Administration has wrought on America. THAT will take generations.
I have concluded, in the past few weeks, that Romney can do three
things. He can replace Obama in the Oval Office -- he can slow
America's slide into oblivion -- and he can prepare the foundation upon
which our recovery must be built over the coming decades.
Providence smiles on America and Romney wins, understand, it will be a
long, difficult, journey back. Some Americans do not believe just how
close to disaster and complete collapse the country is today. Rescuing
America will require a massive effort over many decades. Yes, we are THAT close to disaster.
Romney stand before the people of Israel, last weekend, and observing
the connection between the Israeli people, the leaders of Israel, and
Romney, it was clear that in THIS election the choice for America is clear and definitive. To SAVE America, and to RESTORE America, electing Romney is absolutely crucial.
On November 6th the choices for America are clear: Romney -- or -- Destruction.
J. D. Longstreet
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