A lot of people are saying that this election shows America is cooked.
What this elections shows is that producers are now outvoted by gimmiedats, a change that happened between 2010 and 2012: The gimmiedats are mostly non asian minorities plus white sluts.
Obama’s stimulus failed to stimulate, for the same reason as Britain’s austerity is not austere. It discouraged people from being producers, while encouraging them to become gimmiedats. While this failed to stimulate the economy, it did a mighty good job of stimulating the left wing vote. The British conservatives, as much as Obama, give economics second place to moving the electorate ever leftwards by making it ever more dysfunctional, and it seems likely that Romney would have at best been no better than British conservatism.
But this outcome was made inevitable a long time back
Obviously politicians want to buy votes, which tends to destroy democracy no matter what the franchise. And they want to buy the cheapest votes going, hence want to expand the franchise and import an underclass, which tends to destroy democracy.
The founders attempted to protect against this tendency, but actively encouraged it by proclaiming that “all men are created equal”, and by substituting “pursuit of happiness” for “protection of property and freedom of contract”.
America worked when there was a frontier so that people could get away from the establishment, and it worked when there were fifty different establishments in fifty different states, so that there was a high level of competition between state governments, which limited how bad any one state government could get. After the civil war, there was only one establishment, but the constitution limited how much power it could exercise centrally, prohibiting the establishment from cartelizing effectively, so America still worked – but, inevitably, the establishment set to undermining the constitution from above, and the masses from below. Every barrier to an ever lefter America has been deemed oppressive, and removed or worked around, and this set in immediately. As is apparent when one reads the anti federalist papers, federalism was a leftwards movement, and the bill of rights, and all the features of the constitution that slowed the leftward slide, such as the enumerated powers, were concessions to the anti federalists, which concessions have, predictably, been progressively retracted. The defeat of the Whiskey Rebellion was the initial military victory of progressives, from which followed all their political victories.