When President Obama won re-election last Tuesday, it was hard pill for many people to swallow. Though the vast majority of Romney supporters knew all along that the race would be tight, and there was a good chance Obama could win, they still felt like they had been punched in the stomach when the bad news poured in. The Obama victory spawned an uproar of bitter feelings and utter resentment from many conservative-minded people throughout the country, who took to the internet to vent their pain to the rest of the world. One column that received a good amount of viral attention was from a man named Eric Dondero who writes for a website called Libertarian Republican. Dondero didn’t hold back any punches, calling the president’s re-election “the end of liberty in America.” He expressed his sharp disdain, not for Obama himself, but for the people who voted for him. “Starting early this morning, I am going to un-friend every single individual on Facebook who voted for Obama, or I even suspect may have Democrat leanings, ” he wrote. He continued with, “I will do the same in person. All family and friends, even close family and friends, who I know to be Democrats are hereby dead to me. I vow never to speak to them again for the rest of my life, or have any communications with them. They are in short, the enemies of liberty. They deserve nothing less than hatred and utter contempt.”Continuing:
The column has received a lot of attention for a couple of reasons. Obama-supporters liked it because it’s an over-the-top example of poor sportsmanship, coming from someone they see as a political foe. Conservatives like me were amused by it because, as excessive and parody-worthy as it is, it tapped into something very true and honest: The same guilty, hidden contempt that we’ve been feeling since last Tuesday night’s election results. You see, this wasn’t just another election to people like me. It was THE election of our lifetime – our last, best hope for putting a halt to the destructive policies that have sharply led this country away from the era of prosperity, freedom, and exceptionalism that we grew up in. We now see a likely future of permanent, European-levels of high unemployment, imminent bankruptcy led by unsustainable government dependency, a degenerative culture of entitlement, and the end of Western influence in the world. So yeah, we’re taking it a little hard.Read the full column at the link above.