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So Romney Lost... by Namath1968 So Romney Lost... by Namath1968
What should I write here?
Should I convince myself that Mitt Romney probably would not have changed the course of our nation drastically enough even if he was elected?
Should I tear my fellow Americans a new asshole for re-electing Barack Obama? What would that solve?
Should I blame myself for not trying hard enough?
Should I blame the Republicans for mishandling yet another campaign?
Should I accept the decline of American conservatism and, with it, American exceptionalism?
Should I even care?

I can tell you this: I do care. And I have a bad feeling in my gut
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I guess I should describe my art. This is the "description" after all.
I tried to make it appear that I colored in a picture of my original character with crayon.
A little moody, I know.
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MercenaryX Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
There's still hope, fact of the mater there's no where else to go. We have to fight to keep what the Founding fathers envisioned. And pray that we don't have to lay down our lives like some of them had to do back then to keep what they spilled so much blood over to save.
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SweetGems Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I was pissed. I ranted immediately on my Dev Profile profile[link]
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CrossoverGamer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
was pretty disapointed when he lost. its hard to talk about how bad obama is when all my watchers are obama supporters
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Ranmano1fan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is what I posted on my facebook page shortly after hearing Obama won:
"Well America all I'll say is what happens in the next 4 years is what you wanted. You voted for bigger, more intrusive government, socialized medicine, abortions on demand, a larger welfare state and whatever else comes down the pipelines. Once 2016 comes around and this country is in desperate need of a real leader, let's hope everyone will remember the last 8 years."
Funny thing is a liberal friend of mine liked it, I don't think she realizes what I was saying :XD:

The people who voted for Obama deserve what's coming, only problem is they're taking the rest of us with them.
May Celestia help us all(yes I'm a brony too)
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:iconnamath1968:
Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Sweet! Hello, fellow brony!
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Ranmano1fan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbrohoofplz:
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Writer
I see you're receiving lots of tolerance and love from people here. lol
Anyway; IMO people shouldn't judge a man they've never met personally. Lots of people talked trash on G.W. Bush, yet when my father had the chance to meet him for a Teacher of the Year ceremony (which Obama never showed up to in his years, btw), he was a kind, well spoken, and intelligent man. People should never judge based on what they hear through word of mouth, nor through media. (for better or worse, you should always take it with a grain of salt)
I appreciate your artwork, and I feel ya.
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Well spoken, good sir. Thanks for your input!
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NewMclovin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I just.... I HAD to comment on this. I am at work and when I saw this, I had to log on and comment.
Dude.. before I say ANYTHING else... /) <- Put 'er there. :iconrainbowdashsaluteplz:
Most all bronies I talk/have talked to are democrats so it's nice to meet another Conservative brony. xD

What you say is very true to. I could go on and on about how silly people were for electing him in office but like you said... what would it solve? I have a truly bad gut feeling about the next four years because while he can't get any more years in office after this, four years is still a pretty long time for him ^-^;

But I'm not going to lose hope. As easy as it is I'm just not, I know we can make it out of this, and with the majority of the house being Republican (Correct me if I'm wrong) it will be difficult for Obama. But then again, if he fails even worse this time around he can always blame Bush again :iconlooolplz:
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Y'know, Obama is inheriting a really bad economy! :iconlooolplz:

Love and tolerate, and all that jazz. :iconrainbowdashsaluteplz:
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NewMclovin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Right?? We're obviously being too hard on the poor chap!

xD Yuuurp
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Palemeno Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I have learned a great lesson from this election that I thought would have been bad enough the last 4 years to turn everyone the conservative way. Well, I made the mistake of thinking we conservatives are the majority. I now know that our country has fallen farther from God than even I had origially realized. We conservatives are in the minority.
Also it didn`t help any that 3 million republican voters didn`t get out to vote.
I hate the way the election turned out but to repeat Rush Limbaugh, "It`s hard to beat Santa Claus."
You see the democrate party is the party of stuff.
We will survive but everyone get ready for a bumpy ride.
Hopefully the Obama lovers will eventually open their eyes.
Otherwise we will never have the America that I grew up in as a child.
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chesiregirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm scared...
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Giftkrieg23 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
It's hard out there for a conservative brony
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
You're telling me!
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Giftkrieg23 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Yeah! Because there's nothing more conservative than a cartoon show made by an avowed feminist with a purposeful feminist message. Why can't more bronies see this? :(
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mbrsart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
On the bright side, Obama's forced retirement is in only four years!
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I heard my father crying last night for the first time in years. He's been very stressed out lately with stuff at work, with his mother, and overall weither or not me and my siblings will ever move out and have lives of our own. The only one of us that stands any chance of getting a job they want is my sister who is going to school to become translator so that we can comunicate with our future Chinese overlords. I can't find a job that's over part time, my brother has to work with people who are sometimes responsible for their own disabilities and disrespect him, and my youngest brother just started college. I'm worried what's going to happen at my current job, since the owners are a small business who can barely cover their bills sometimes. That money is needed to take care of the animals we sell. I'm new so I might end up being the first to go. I can't handle unemployment again T_T I was without work for a very long time and I had to give up my apartment to move back in with my parents. I have never known depression like this before. Obama getting kicked out was the light at the end of the tunnel that would have finally given me hope. I have no hope now. I barely have any change either. How can I partake in my favorite pasttime of Christmas shopping without money? Two months till my happy time T_T Too long.
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I'm sorry to hear that, from the bottom of my heart. I don't believe in God, but in case He is real, I'll pray for you. Just know that as long as you keep breathing, you will always have a chance. I know that up here in Cleveland, you will hear thousands of similar stories, if not worse. But you know what the difference is? Clevelanders are happy about Obama being re-elected. It's unbelievable to me. They've voted straight Democrat for decades. And they can't figure out why the city continues to crumble as businesses and taxpayers leave in droves.

Watching an Obama rally was like watching a line of cows heading to the slaughterhouse cheering for their own demise. I pity my fellow Clevelanders. But I don't pity you. Pity is certainly beneath you. Just keep fighting on.
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Ranmano1fan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
or watching lemmings follow their leader off a cliff only to find out he can fly.
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Thank you. I pity a few of my people too. I'm from a state that's only blue due to a technicality. Most of the democrat supporters mass in huge numbers in one small area in the west part of the state. This is where our major cities are while the rest of the state is small cities, nature preserves, and farmland. Somehow, that small areas population outnumbers the rest of the state so we've had democrats in charge since the 70s or 80s. My parents are in their 50s and they can't quite remember when we last had any other party in charge. Every election the final tally is very close and yet the democrats show no concern that their clear disrespect for the rest of the states wishes might someday bite them on the @$$. I hope I'm wrong, but I fear if something doesn't change soon, something bad will happen. Same with anywhere else. Decent people have started breaking.
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JacksonianFanBoy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, love how you added the Romney "R" into conservative!
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thanks! Came up with it in the last second. I think I'll use it from now on. I know Romney lost, but I like how it looks.
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JacksonianFanBoy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. And to be honest, it's way better logo than Obama's, lol.
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JacksonianFanBoy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are some of my feelings. I am very disappointed, but at the same time I don't feel the need to be rude or mean to others (unless they purposely piss me off, that's different) But also, I don't believe in giving up. We may have lost this election, but I don't see this as the end. There are still plenty of us in America of all ages. Even some young ones coming up. I know a few conservative/republican/libertarian teens under 18 who were so mad they couldn't vote this time, but I know they cannot wait for when they can.

It bugs me so much that there's so many people who seem to think Obama actually cares about them...
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GrayCamaro Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a very painful pill for me to swallow D; I am still very sad.
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Yeah. If there's any solace to be had, it's that the Democrats maintained control of the Senate, so a Romney election would not have meant much change for the economy. I don't know if any of this "sour grapes" talk helps you cope, but I try.
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GrayCamaro Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, and yeah I know. Maybe we'll get a better pick of the litter next term :/
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Rubio 2016?
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GrayCamaro Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can hope. :woohoo:
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Solomen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't feel bad. At least Romney can't sell America to China now ^^;
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
7 out of 10 GM cars are made in China. I thought the point of bailing them out was to save American jobs.
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Kingboo10 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Riiiiight... That's what Romney wanted to do regarding China...

And instead, we can now focus on increasing the deficit to 20 trillion by the end of this next term with Obama, raising taxes on the middle class by some $4,000 a family, needlessly subsidizing programs like PBS, paying for Obamacare (which no country on EARTH can actually afford), not balancing the budget, hollowing out the military, taking away our guns, and granting amnesty to a million-plus illegal immigrants. And why not bring in Sharia Law into America, while we're at it! After all, "Obama needs to 'accept the will of the Arab people," as was said by the Muslim Brotherhood after the re-election.

Oh yeahhh. Just you wait. The slip and fall into European-esque socialism is where we're headed now.
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Solomen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you drink the tangy tangerine koolaid... You know even far right economists suggest raising taxes as the only way to fix the economy right? I don't see why you would trust a flip flopping liar in a magic underwear wearing cult to have your best interest in mind :rofl: I was actually forced to vote for Romney and he still lost because he is the greater evil :D
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Kingboo10 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
And I see you are a clearly a professional in distorting the facts so as they appear be in your favor and make yourself seem right. After all, you just said Romney wanted to sell America to China, when he really just wants to put regulations on them, because they're seriously exploiting us right now. So you just lost all credibility there.

Right. Because Obama hasn't lied about anything and more, right? It's not like he hasn't lied about Mitt Romnney during the whole debate and placing false quotes as "facts" more so than Romney did or anything, or saying that he's actually done more for Israel's security "than any president ever," or that the Benghazi violence was caused by an "internet video and demonstrations" and refuses to call it a terrorist attack, right? I mean, it's not like he hasn't been the first president to ever refuse meeting with Israel's prime minister Netanyahu; or that his administration basically refused to heed warning to the attack on the embassy in Libya, and didn't even do anything about it afterward, right? It's not like in his first term, he didn't have his first interview on "Arab TV" or anything, or that he's been listening to Reverend Joseph Wright, an extremist racial divider, all his life in the church; or that he's been racially dividing the country and putting the label on business owners as "the new boogy man" or anything. But no. These apparently don't register as facts to you, or you are just simply too naive and don't pay attention to what goes on around you.

But have fun living in your fantasy world, my friend. Because that's exactly where you'll stay, most likely, as none of what I said or would continue to say would have any effect on liberal-leaning mindsets like yours, because I've been made a product in dealing with people like you. So continue to believe in your false assumptions and be ignorant to the facts of what goes on around you. Hell, I wish I was in your position, actually. Then I could feel good about this election and the choice of the president. So that's a positive in your favor, eh? ;)
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Ranmano1fan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconclapplz: well said.
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I second that. :iconclapplz:
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Solomen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep on drinking the koolaid. Which Romney are you talking about anyway? I'm no fan of Obama but Romney is a piece of Mitt :rofl: I have 10 years of military service for this country. What about you?
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
So true. Let's hope we can still stop it.

It may be inevitable.
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Tokiuru Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Bronysm implies love and tolerance.
Romney is neither lovely nor tolerant.
I'm not judging, I can't since I'm not american, but what I hear about conservatism and romney scares me...
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mbrsart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Then you're hearing it from the wrong sources, like MoveOn.org, MSNBC, and so on. Conservatism is about working hard, being rewarded rather than punished for success, being held accountable for your actions, and standing up for traditional morals. It's also about fiscal responsibility rather than spending a buck and a quarter for every dollar of revenue.

If you hear that we're racist or sexist, you're dead wrong. In fact, we're the people that don't put everybody into boxes, the people that don't place importance on labels. We tend to treat everybody based on the content of their character, just like Martin Luther King said we should.
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Tokiuru Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I'm actually hearing it from all the tv news (not that I trust them, it's just that they've ALWAYS told us at school and at university that conservatism is bad...).
So, you mean it's totally false what they're saying about Romney? It's not true he's racist (that's what a news clearly said) and only wants to increase the military?
It always amazes me how overbold and fake tv news can be, like people from different countries can't communicate with each other.
Well I'm glad I got so many answers so I can have a clearer idea
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mbrsart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He does want to increase the military. But then again, Obama hasn't exactly been the anti-war president he said he would be, either. I'm not surprised that you're hearing anti-conservatism stuff at school and university. The vast majority of teachers and professors are for some reason leftists who have a particular predilection to hating the opposite ideology. Now, true, there are some whackos in conservatism. There are apparently some racists (though I know none). But there are also these kinds of people in liberalism. (You should see how Dan Savage berates gay conservatives! It's just sickening.)
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Takisan111 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
You've probably only heard of conservitism as American media portrays us. Our media is corupt and greedy. They want our country to conform to the standards of the rest of the world. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but it doesn't work for us. Our politicions are too power mad and out of control (both parties are so I'm not blaming just one), seeing themselves as above everyone else and therefore must take away rights we are used to having to keep us in line. Conservatism is about preserving the freedoms listed in our constitution. Freedoms our founding fathers wished for us. We are called primative and bigoted but that is only from the perspective of closed minded indeviduals who don't appriciate the freedoms and the potential we have who try to emotionally blackmail us to see things their way by using common buzz words. We didn't become the greatest nation on the planet for being like everyone else. We got that way because for being ourselves and having the ability to dream big and make it happen. That's the core of conservatism. Screw party ties. We can be any party we decide to be, not just republican (I once met a conservative democrat so they do exist).

As for Romney, he's a Morman. They make it their business to love and tolerate, even if their methods don't always make sense.
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Tokiuru Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Oh, this makes me change my mind...
They've always pictured conservatism as fascism, that's what scared me. It scared me because my country has to imitates yours all the time, and it would be unbearable if they imitated an even stronger government.
But if you say it's different, and there are so many people complaining about Obama's victory, it means conservatism ain't that bad...
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Kingboo10 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Can you explain what you mean by conservatism scaring you? You mean only focusing on "your" goals and future, and not having to worry about subsidizing someone else? Or not having to force those who were actually successful and hard-working all their life to give a good sum of it back to the public, or state that their "wealth" was not made on their own and that the government "essentially" helped to create or created their business for them (if they ever owned one/currently own one)? Why should they have to be forced to give up any of their money at all? They earned it and played off "the American dream" of being able to create their own business and make a living off of it themselves; not having the government interfere at all, or take away any of that. Liberalism is the epitome of greed in this nation and what gives birth to slacking, lazy people, who live off welfare programs.
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Tokiuru Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Well, it scares me because in my coutry they've always pictured conservatism as a limitation of freedom. And since our countries are allies, mine has to stupidly imitate yours in everything. All they say about Romney here is that he wants no gays, no abortion and guns for all. But if there are so many people disappointed by Obama's victory, there must be something wrong in what they say about him.
Well, at least I had some answers now
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
First of all, yes, you are judging. You just said "Romney is neither lovely nor tolerant." That seems like a judgement.
Second, what you hear about conservatism is false.

Love and tolerate. Yeah, won't that be the day!
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Tokiuru Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
No I'm not judging. I said "WHAT I HEAR ABOUT CONSERVATISM", not "conservatism is scary and I don't want to hear any different opinion". That would be stupid and I'd be obviously attacked for saying this. I'm just surprised to see there actually are people who wanted Romney to win. It's not my fault if they tell us conservatism is like fascism; in my coountry they picture Obama like the saviour of the universe, while Romney as the typical racist white christian guy (and this is because our government imitates Obama's), so it amazes me to see it's false. It really confuses me.
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Namath1968 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Okay, glad you cleared that up for me. You need to learn to phrase your statements a little better! Anyway, for me, I just saw a failing national economy and a guy by the name of Mitt Romney who seemed to have some good solutions. That's all. Neither candidate is racist, neither candidate is evil (as least, I don't THINK Obama is evil), and neither candidate had very good social policies in my opinion. It's just that Romney seemed more competent on handling the economy.

Oh well. America felt differently.

Love and tolerate, won't that be the day?
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