No, the election of 2012 is not going to be the last election because of the end of the world, Mayan style, December 21, 2012.
Rather, it is because the national referendum on the role of government in lives is over. The era of Big Government, proclaimed dead by Bill Clinton, was just hibernating. The majority of people no longer agree with "founding principles" of limited government, or Federalism.
Those who are now the winners, including President Obama, have a big responsibility. They somehow have to keep all the promises made to various niche groups while keeping the the city, state and nation viable.
This will be an ever increasingly hard task, because the basis of the governing of the Democrat Party is transfer payments, and there is less and less to transfer. No matter if Warren Buffet gave up all his income and revenue for a year, it is not enough to fund even a week of entitlements now promised and expected by the majority of the population.
So goes Illinois, so goes the nation.
Illinois has been a solid Democrat Party state for the last fifty years, with Republicans providing the loyal opposition, and Illinois today? It is what it is.
History was made last night. Not because a man of mixed race was re-elected (Does this end racism?), but because one major party, The Republican, and one minor party, Libertarians, were destroyed.
There is one party now, the Democrats.
One party nation states should scare people, but it does not. Not yet.
Enjoy your victory. Collect what you can. Debase further the rule of law for the rule of man.
Let us see how long happy days being here again can last.
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