Even as an eternal political pessimist, I believe that I had too much faith in what has turned out to be an elusive trait: the common sense of the nation’s voting public. I cannot believe that the intentional devastation of America by OWEbama and the liberal Democrats, both politically and economically, didn’t properly register with its victims. Were they oblivious or were they fooled? The old saying goes, “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me” yet OWEbama and the liberal left have NEVER ONCE “fooled me”..
As to “what went wrong”, there are a number of theories that will be formulated but there are also a number of concrete absolutes that cannot be proven false and should therefore not be ignored any longer..
The “impartial” media. The American public is docile and more importantly, lazy. When an “impartial” media has the OVERWHELMING majority of the air and print space available for their careful formulation of what they believe to be the “news”, when their unquestionable BIAS is allowed to flourish unchallenged, the proper dissemination of ALL SIDES of an issue disappears from the intellectual landscape. The American public has been buffeted with a torrent of “impartial” coverage, anywhere from obvious deflections to a complete ignoring of ANYTHING that would shine the light of truth upon and therefore possible “damage” their chosen candidate, ALWAYS Democratic..
For NINE WEEKS, the American public has been not-so deftly spun away from the realities of the OWEbama/Rodham FAILURES in Libya. For MONTHS, they have been cajoled over the Holder/Justice (“Justice”??) FAILURES of “Fast and Furious”. Sparse and selective “coverage” has accompanied OWEbama since January of 2009, the list of which those of us only mildly observant can quote chapter and verse as we have been victimized and violated for four years..
If you would like to apply a “litmus test” to this theory, imagine just for a moment if ANY ONE of the failures of OWEbama would have happened under say a “McCain administration”.. Would there have been such a wholesale whitewashing? Would there have been such a uniform silence from the “watchdog media”? Some believe that the media were too infatuated with the whole Kennedy/Camelot nonsense but the “reporters” of that time have NOTHING on the wholesale worshipers of OWEbama and the Democratic Party today.
Only a lazy and under-informed voting public can look at OWEbama’s “drive by photo op” in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy and call it “presidential”. I still cannot place blame with Governor Christie for trying to look out for the best interests of his constituents but why he didn’t loudly ask for more assistance other than a few “I feel your pain” hugs from OWEbama AFTER OWEbama left to go back to his endless campaigning.. (As well, the words from Christabelle Matthews, “I’m so glad we had that storm last week” remind us that this isn’t the first time that the liberals have used a DISASTER to bolster themselves politically. The acquisition and the retention of political power is the ONLY imperative for the “compassionate” collectivists..)
Some may say that the “tactics” used by the Romney campaign could have been better.. Those who say this are looking well beyond the actual reason for the defeat and the actual “tactics” that were successful..
The last two national elections have been the culmination of over FIFTY YEARS of liberal “tactics”. In 2008, we were unfortunately immersed in the “historic” candidacy of a candidate that was not even eligible to receive a security clearance to visit the White House and yet he managed to move in courtesy of the voters, both alive and dead.. A campaign of “you are a racist if you don’t vote for me”. A campaign of divisiveness and distractions became a first term of divisiveness and distractions, not to mention complete and abject FAILURE on almost EVERY count. Never mind, lets move “forward”..
In 2012, the results of the “unemploying of America” placed the nation in the unique position of having more of its citizens tethered to the governmental handout mentality than ANY other time in our history. Some of us were NOT “fooled” by this.. For four years, the liberals focused their domestic agenda upon making America addicted to the perverted concept of being dependent upon the federal government for your sustenance. From union members clinging to the “auto bailouts” in Ohio and Michigan (these same beneficiaries FORGET that the bailouts for the auto industry began under George Bush..) to the lowest class grasping for the redistributed income of the middle class in the form of the “Health Care” scam..
The template for the “victories” of 2008 and 2012 were forged decades ago with the “New Deal”, the “Great Society” and other liberal meddling. Something so obvious end up being successful AGAIN..
We cannot overlook the culpability of the Republican Party as the “alternative” to the liberal Democratic Party. Were it not for Ted Cruz in Texas, the Tea Party has been sterilized by the political party that should have warmly embraced them.. The “Chic Fil A” Day was NOT an aberration. Over these same decades, the Republicans have allowed the “benefit-ization” of America to proceed. The nation’s voters will ALWAYS vote with what they believe to be their “best interests” and when the government is patterned to redistribute the wealth of the nation to group of “beneficiaries”, the road to the voters “best interests” goes straight through the Democratic Party.
Even as manufacturing jobs under OWEbama and the Democrats have disappeared faster than Al $harpton does when the check arrives at a restaurant, the former manufacturing havens of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania all thought that the DESTROYER of jobs will miraculously get around to “saving or creating” them in places other than his teleprompter-powered speeches..
Who can we say “failed” when the voter turnout was 14 MILLION LESS than it was for the not-so electrifying McCain/OWEbama race of 2008? Then again, with the indoctrination of America as “receivers” as opposed to being “responsible”, almost all of this fourteen million are probably on the dole so they would have just voted for the redistributor anyway.. Who will take responsibility for the LOSS of Senate seats to the Democrats?
In looking back at the eerily similar times that surrounded the election of 1979, we have to remember that Ronald Reagan didn’t just suddenly appear upon the political landscape. His beliefs were deeply engrained and his political provenance had been established since the Goldwater “A Time For Choosing” speech. Even if another politician like Reagan comes along, the DIFFERENCE between the “America” of 1979 and the “America” of what will be 2016 is VASTLY different due to the careful and calculated work of the liberal Democratic Party who have fooled America MORE than once..