3 months ago to the day I wrote the post that is going to follow. I suspected it would not endear me to what I believed would be the newly elected Mitt Romney but it had to be said so I wrote it ready to go in the morning.

As I’ve mentioned it was coming I thought my readership should see it, but I’m also going to include commentary in italics after each, pretty much Fisking Myself to update it for the reality of today.

You’re now commanding officer. You’ve got 4 hours to break through that beachhead. lf you don’t make it, I’ll fire you.

Patton 1970

As America wakes up to the election of Mitt Romney as president of United States I’m writing this in August specifically to answer those people who for months are worried about Mitt Romney as president.

America has a lot of worries ahead of her now, but that one worry is now no longer in play

I totally understand your worries. He was governor of Massachusetts for 4 years, there is a reason why I didn’t support him in the primaries,

Perhaps that’s why the American people didn’t support him in the general election.

however he is infinitely better than Obama

As the American people will soon discover

thus I supported him all out

The only sign in front of my house was to oppose Question 2 (my one winning vote of the night)

and he has now been elected president.

feel free to insert any taunt you want here.

This doesn’t change any of the worries that we’ve shared and now our real task begins.

Now we have different worries and a different task.

The thing I fear the most about Mitt is that he will form a team with Establishment GOP and liberals in the House.

Instead it will be government by gridlock, while several freshmen lost (Ann Marie Buerkle was a particular heartbreak in NY-24) the GOP retains the house and because redistricting took place after 2010 has the lines drawn to help keep it

The Establishment gets it’s spending, liberals get a piece of the action and Romney is hailed as “Bipartisan”.

Instead you have a more conservative GOP base that will drive house races.  

And social conservatism goes out the window, here comes the next batch of David Souters.

Here comes the next batch of Elena Kagens it won’t be pretty but at least we won’t be doing it to ourselves

This can be stopped. If there is one thing we can be sure of is that Mitt Romney is vulnerable to political pressure,

If the democrats had run the “flip flop” campaign instead of the “evil conservative” campaign the popular vote numbers would have been bigger.

it is up to us of the right to hold him to his promises

Well one problem solved.

and to hold the GOP, particularly in the house to the cause of fiscal responsibility and social conservatism.

That task remains.

The GOP needs to know that the Tea Party didn’t elect them because we love the letter “R” but because we believe in something and expect it to be done.

The tea party remains the only real effective power in the GOP

If the GOP doesn’t, if they decide they don’t need fiscal or social conservatives then they should pay.

and if the GOP doesn’t want our votes we will happily withhold them

It could be that my fears are unfounded, it could be that now that he has reached the pinnacle of elected office he will feel secure enough to let the real conservative that lives inside out to govern. I would be delighted for this to be the case.

Alas that great mystery shall never be answered.

Basically GOP you’re on probation,

Establishment GOP your probation is revoked.  No more “moderate” candidates

members of congress you’ll have till 2014, Mr. President Romney I’ll give you till 2015,

members of congress you are the last line of defense

you either come through or it’s time for an actual 3rd party and remember we tea party people ARE the people who do the heavy lifting.

funny how the “moderate” wing gets the nominee and it’s the conservatives who are expected to work to get them elected

You’ve got one shot, don’t blow it.

Look on the bright side Gov Romney none of the next four years will be your fault, it will be ours.

A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him.  Jesus turned to them and said:

“Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children,  for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.’At that time people will say to the mountains, ‘Fall upon us!’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us!’  for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?”

Luke 28:27-31

He was free, then. It had all be brought out into the open, and he had gotten by with it. This seems to have had a liberating effect on Chase’s activities”

Bill James on Hal Chase

There have been more than a few people who I’ve talked to how have teased me a bit at the outcome of the election.  That’s fine. It turned out I was as wrong as I could be and misjudged the American People or at least how they were spread out since the popular vote in this election was razor-thin. so if folks want to hit me on it that’s fine, the consequence of that wrong prediction will be some embarrassment, I can handle that.

Unfortunately for the American people, while I made a mistake in terms of predictions and in reading the poll results they made a mistake in terms of decisions.

They lived through the last for years of the Obama administration and still re-elected him.

They lived though the jobless recovery under the Obama administration and still elected him

They saw a successful attack on Benghazi on 9/11 no less with him as commander-in-chief and still elected him.

They’ve seen business’ close, and choose not to hire, and the whole ten years and STILL re-elected him.

Granted the GOP decided to nominate the weakest candidate in the field, a candidate unwilling to defend conservatism ideas boldly nor willing to attack. But even the people knew what they had, knew it wasn’t working and stuck with it.

The Democrats ran a campaign based on ladyparts and the American People decided to buy it, particularly American women, and like many women who choose to stay in a relationship that they KNOW is harmful the result is going to be just as catastrophic.

Apparently it’s going to have to get a lost worse before it gets better, and the people decided on the candidate who will certainly make it worse.

We conservatives will have to double our efforts to teach but the results of the next four years under Barack Obama will do that more effectively than anything else.

Experience keeps a dear school, yet Fools will learn in no other.
Get ready America you are about to have a four-year course and the joys of socialism with a president who no longer has an incentive to pretend he is anything but the radical he has always been.

May you be Happy in the choice you have made because you’re not going to get another one for four years.