Despite high unemployment being the actual national priority, the GOP has been extremely successful at pimping an obsession with that $16 trillion of national debt that just keeps on ticking. Their remedy? Cut everything from Head Start to Pell Grants to … well … yes … Big Bird, too. You’ll feel it from the unemployment benefits running out prematurely, the food stamps getting scarce and your kid not getting as much money for the semester as they did year before. But, if you’re in the military, you’ll be plenty protected. (Credit: Shutterstock)
4. President Romney Won’t Owe You (Black Folks) a Thing
For therapy, rent that 1998 cult classic Bulworth and check the scene where a fictitious Senator (played by Warren Beatty) going through a public mental meltdown goes unhinged on a crowded Black church. “Well … you haven’t really contributed any money to my campaign, have you?” If Romney wins, Politics 101 goes into full effect: you didn’t vote for me and you damn sure didn’t give me any money – therefore, you don’t get a damn thing. Knowing Romney, though, he’ll find a smoother way to put it.
5. Brace Yourselves for Possible Social Unrest
We hope not – but, there could be a lot of angry folks the night of November 6th if word gets out that President Obama lost. But, unemployed to underemployed to the most disenchanted cats on street corners will look for an excuse to wile out – “Say Obama just WHAT???” A few turned away at the polling station due to lack of Voter ID might also join in. Predictably, civil rights groups and Black elected officials will stage public boycotts of the White House shortly there-after, perhaps refusing to meet with a newly-elected President Romney and disallowing him the privilege of a photo-op. But, we’re talking more about the night of the election and the folks who have lost so much that they really don’t have anything to lose. Think 1992 L.A. riots or Smiley burning down Sal’s Pizza joint in Do the Right Thing.