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Are conservatives too far right for American presidential elections

Mitt Romney did not lose because conservatives are not too far right to win presidential elections

Do you truly believe that conservatives in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Virginia or any other state in America were just too, too far to the right for Mitt Romney or any Republican to win? The notion is incredibly meritless on its face. The facts are quite simple. Obama saw a drop of nine million plus voters from his 2008 vote totals for president. 1.6 million less blacks voted for him than did in 2008 as well.

The true fact is that Romney received nearly 2 million less votes from conservatives than Senator John McCain did in 2008. The truth appears to be that more conservatives have to be brought to the election table and for the right reasons.

Already there are apologists in the republican establishment who are straining their neck to receive the nod of approval from mainstream media pundits and the alphabet soup networks. Their goal is to toss conservatives under the bus.

Liberal pundits like MSNBC Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton are crowing over the thug-in-chief behavior of Obama and his Chicago campaign street crew. They believe it is permissible to attack, demean and destroy republicans and Tea Party candidates because, after all those Republicans and those Tea Party people are “not decent, and are racist!”

Instead, these pathetic pundits were very desperate to showcase on as many network broadcasts as humanly possible the bowing and scraping of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. They could not wait to display for the nation Christie’s love fest adoration for Obama over a Hurricane Sandy photo-op. This is the picture that liberals want conservatives to change into.

If that were to happen in some alternative universe, the reality still will remain the same. The liberals and mainstream media will still demonize Republican and Tea Party candidates, but they will repeatedly kick their butt with a smile. Meanwhile in New Jersey, hundreds of thousands of people still are cold, without food, housing or power. Where is Obama’s promise of a15 minute phone call response for those who are suffering in worse than Hurricane Katrina conditions?

Ahhh yes. Phones must not work in the White House. Conservatives should be good little boys and girls and take a long walk off a short pier just like Governor Christie did in selling out his state for a disingenuous smile from Obama. The commander of stealth also threw in a Bruce Springsteen phone call for Christie too. 30 pieces of silver would have gotten him a lot more.

The reality is as plain as the U.S. Constitution and the rationale for why its framers did not compromise their principles to the British. Sure, it is always easier to kneel on bended knee and give into the whims of the oppressor. It may seem easier to look the other way and believe that your home can be invaded , but as long as it is alright and they knock first, then it is OK, some may try to rationalize.

That type of delusional belief system guarantees that the United States will cease to be a nation that raises its citizens to believe in fighting for the right to protect their homes against enemies both foreign and domestic. By giving away the nation’s values and conservative principles so that the tyranny of a school yard bully can set the law of the playground of America is repugnant. It does not make the liberal bully president’s behavior any more legitimate because the mainstream media acting as the principal of the school and the liberal classmates agree to support the bully’s offensive behavior

You see, America is at a crossroads. The nation’s conservatives are not too far right in order to win elections. The 2010 congressional elections where the Tea Party thrashed the liberals and soundly rejected the president’s socialist agenda is a case in point.

The charge that conservatives and undecided American voters have to contend with is to determine what type of America your children will inherit. The other question is, what are you willing to fight for?

Will you take the attitude that it is better to wait and see what happens, when you already know that this president and his co-conspirators in the mainstream media are slowly stripping away your rights. Will you wait and see how much of your religious beliefs should be taken, or your right to a job? Will you call yourself too conservative because you agree that your child or your neighbor can be denied a job or college acceptance because they were not born as part of a “protected class” or were not an illegal alien?

Are you too conservative and far to the right because biblical principles which this nation is founded upon are just too difficult to fight for? The U.S. Constitution is more than just a document and the biblical teachings upon which this nation is founded is more than an interesting collection of words

2 Thessalonians 2:15: “So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.”

These constitutional and biblical principles are worth standing firm upon, even when the liberal bullies on the left reside in the offices of the media elite or the Oval office. Be proud that you want to elect representatives who have the will and faith to stand against the demagoguery of a community organizer from Chicago who brought his socialist training and beliefs to the presidency.

Obama’s reelection does not give him or his followers the privilege or the license to search out and destroy the American dream for its citizens because they seek freedom over liberal servitude. You are on the right for justice and recognize that elections do have consequences if lies are accepted as truth.

Elections do not determine the character of the president; it is principles and values which will not stand down against liberalism even if it elects leaders who destroy conservative values with impunity. Instead stand up aside your neighbor and then add one more, then add another. Stand up and do not let an election based on manipulation and lies and riddled with hidden truths fill you with dismay, depression or defeat.

The conservative movement, the Tea Party movement, the faith movement, the right to life movement has only begun to fight. The House of Representatives is the peoples’ house, and conservatives and Tea Party elected leaders are in firm control. Build upon that. Send them not only a message that they must not submit to the narrative of defeat. Instead show them by your organizing efforts that, help is on the way.

Conservatives are not too far right for American elections. America must be brought back home to its founding heredity so that future elections will be in a country that has reemerged with stronger roots. It will not be a nation that is buried in a valueless shallow grave of liberals’ morals.

In the end, if moderating conservative beliefs and faith, means one has to embrace the new Obama philosophy of hate and revenge, then walk away. Be proud to continue the battle for the honor and integrity of conservative values for “Love of country which continues to be one nation under God

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Proof The Main Stream Media Controls Our Country Creating Ignorant Voters

Well, as I stated in my last post, the Main Stream Media must be exposed.  They are the fifth column for the the Democratic Party and Leftist Ideals.  Just how bad is it?  Bad.  Media is a powerful tool, and its impact can be summed up in an analogy about spreading gossip from the movie “Doubt”, a conversation between a woman “confessing” the sin of gossiping to her Priest:

 ‘Did you gut the pillow with a knife?’ he says. ‘Yes, Father.’ ‘And what were the results?’ ‘Feathers,’ she said. ‘Feathers?’ he repeated. ‘Feathers; everywhere, Father.’ ‘Now I want you to go back and gather up every last feather that flew out onto the wind,’ ‘Well,’ she said, ‘it can’t be done. I don’t know where they went. The wind took them all over.’ ‘And that,’ said Father O’ Rourke, ‘is gossip!’ 

And that “gossip” can be translated to represent the lies and misleading stories the Main Stream Media perpetrates on the US population.  Those “feathers” the media sends out are spread far and wide, their reach is massive, and the video below will shock you on the intensity these stories take hold.    Most who will read this are “plugged in” to grassroots media knowing that the Main Stream Media is dead as a “truthful information” source.  The challenge is growing our reach,  change the “talking points” to a search for truth.  If our struggle is to shed sunlight on the truth, no matter who is right and who is wrong, if we remain ethical and call a spade a spade no matter of their “political party,” then even with the worst odds I have faith we can succeed.  I don’t know “how” yet, I only know the struggle is just.  Here is the video, which is of 2008 Obama voters:

RepubliKKKans Fail to Defeat Obama

The Associated Press image of white America.

Tuesday I spent almost an hour waiting in line with a bunch of racists. Previously I would have described the experience as I waiting in line to vote, but thanks to the Associated Press, I now know different.

A recent AP poll on racial attitudes proves conclusively that should Obama lose the election, journalists will blame his defeat on white Republican racists.

According AP, “Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.” (emphasis added). How’s that for white America being bad to the bone?

The survey also confirms the vast majority of mainstream journalists still suffer from chronic liberal guilt, a pre–existing malady Obamacare will actively promote.

The Thought Police at AP explained, “The Associated Press polls were designed to dig into one of the most sensitive subjects in American Politics: racial attitudes and their effect on how people will vote in an election in which the nation’s first black president could be re–elected.

Overall the survey found that by virtue of racial prejudice, [Obama could lose] an estimated net loss of 2 percentage points due to anti–black attitudes…”

The Obama defeat story practically writes itself, particularly when Monday’s Rasmussen Reports tracking poll has the race at 49 Romney and 48 Obama.

The AP survey was not conducted over the phone. Instead the respondents were invited to complete the questionnaire on a computer because: “Studies have shown people are more willing to reveal potentially unpopular attitudes on a computer than in questioning by a live interviewer.” They certainly watch a lot more porn and use bad language online, so why not express unpopular attitudes, too.

But since AP researchers know white supremacists are devious and will try to mislead earnest scientists by doing something like electing a black president; they also tested “implicit” racism by means of an “affect misattribution” test. They claim this is accurate because social scientists say so.

What they don’t tell you is the research sample is often composed of a handful of university graduate students that need the credit for participating or simply need the money. The test is taken in an artificial environment where the subjects know they are being tested (see Heisenberg Effect for details). Then ‘mirabile dictu’ the test confirms what the “scientists” already knew.

The “affect misattribution” test —America Found Guilty — involves flashing photos of people of different races (ugly, fierce, plain, beautiful, the number of variables beggars description) for a nanosecond or two. Followed by a neutral image — in this case a Chinese character — and asking whether the logo for egg foo young is a pleasant or unpleasant symbol.

In an earlier time this technique was called “subliminal advertising” and it was found unpersuasive when used to try to convince movie goers to buy more Coke; but AP is convinced this technique will root out those who still think Rodney King should have gotten his behind kicked.

As David Moore points out, when you apply the same AP “methodology” to black subjects, you find 43 percent of the blacks express “anti–black sentiments.” While 30 percent of the whites express “anti–white” sentiments (no word on whether this group was composed of journalists or Democrats).

Maybe it’s just me, but I would question the accuracy of a survey that purports to reveal hidden white Republican racism, when it also “reveals” 43 percent of the black sample doesn’t like blacks either. Unless they are self–hating black Republicans.

Even if you ignore the voodoo part of the test the normal questions only confirm AP’s stereotype of white Republican racists.

To goad survey takers into being explicitly racist, the questioners ask if they agree, “Other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors,” “it’s really a matter of some people just not trying hard enough; if blacks would only try harder…” and “blacks who receive money from welfare could get along without it if they tried” to name but a few.

By my count the only one they left out was “Jackie Robinson was a credit to his race.”

As for the special condemnation of Republicans, you simply have to take AP’s word for it, since readers are denied access to the crosstabs.

But as I write this at 12:47 AM, the mainstream media won’t have to blame racists for defeating Obama, because he was re–elected. Instead results of this poll will simply be saved for some time in the future when reporters need to explain Republican motivation for opposing that nice President Obama, assuming it ever happens.

“We Can Flip The Vote 51-49% & They Would Never See It” Says Computer Programmer Under Oath

Following the 2004 Presidential Election, hearings commenced regarding the possible “rigging” of the computer software programs.  Clinton Curtis, a Computer Programmer, testified under oath that he was asked to “rig” the system, and to flip the vote for Congressman Tom Feeney.  Clinton goes on the say that he wrote a program that would “do just that, it would flip the vote to 51%-49%”.  When pressed if there would be a way to detect this “rigging”, Clinton responded “No, they would never see it”.  Yes, this is from 2004, but the question is “how safe are we from this type of thing happening again?”  I have read many articles about how shell shocked veteran political analysts are over the 2012 Presidential election.  How Obama crushed a known “political rule” about undecided voters, which should always edge to the challenger.  And then the numbers that just don’t add up.  At one political blog here is what is stated

Independents were shown favorable to Romney over Obama in poll after poll – in some cases by a significant margin.  CBS is attempting to state that those Independents were in fact just Republicans.  Really?  Then if you add the Republican numbers with the Independent numbers that would make the electorate approximately  60% Republican-leaning, right?  So if that is in fact the reality that CBS is attempting to state here – how does Mitt Romney or any Republican lose any national race?  Again, the numbers simply don’t add up – but somehow, someway, they did add up for Barack Obama on Election Day.

 

Obama Reelection Triggers Massive Layoffs

Are Layoffs Vindictive or Caused by Policy?

Wednesday after the election a number of companies announced they would be laying off employees. Some businesses said they would close completely. Others are cutting back staff from full time to part time work.

Through the week the numbers have grown. Big businesses. Mom and Pop small stores. And everything in between. All have been impacted. But it’s not just one cause; by reelecting President Obama the Affordable Care Act will continue to influence business growth, a gridlock remains in congress and the very possible Department of Defense cuts hurt not only the direct military employment but also the Defense contractors, and Obama’s War on Coal will now be doubled down.

None of this was a surprise. Those paying even a slight amount of  attention could see these cuts were imminent. If Obama was reelected there would be a layoff tsunami of giant proportions.

Still, rather than accept this as unavoidable change necessary for the programs they voted liberals are now blaming vindictive Republicans. They are tweeting out that corporations are firing workers in revenge of the election. They are shouting from their social networks that store owners who are closing are un-American and spiteful.  That small businesses are laying off employees out of retribution. That, for no other reason than they did not want Obama to win.

It is sad that these naive left wing voices are so loud. It is obvious that they have never been more than just a worker in a shop, never had to balance a budget, never had to meet a payroll.  They believe that Republican business owners want to ‘hurt Obama’ by keeping unemployment artificially high. They truly believe this is being done solely as payback for the election.  They refuse to believe that Obama’s destructive policies are at fault.

Bless their hearts. They just don’t know any better.

If you get laid off, before you go, ask the people getting laid off with you if they voted for Obama. If they say yes, say nothing.

 

In case you haven’t heard, these companies announced layoffs and closures since Wednesday. Is it just the beginning?

Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division

Lockheed Martin to lay off 123,000

Exide Technologies, in operation since the 1930s, closing operations in Pennsylvania. 150 out of work.

Caterpillar closing MN plant.

Layoffs loom for Jackson County, Ohio mine.

North Carolina’s Mills Manufacturing will lay off 68 workers by the end of the year.

UtahAMerican Energy lays off 102 miners

Want more? Check out the list at Twitchy.com and Freedomworks.org

Companies Begin Layoffs Following Obama’s Re-election

With the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ looming at the end of the year, many companies had warned that if President Obama were re-elected, they would be forced to lay off workers. Company officials listed the skyrocketing price of health insurance and the taxes contained in Obamacare as a primary reason for job cuts.

Some job cuts are also the result of the likelihood that Congress will be increasing taxes thereby raising the cost of doing business. Other staffing cuts are also an attempt to avert the “fiscal cliff” and the economic reality caused by spending cuts and increased taxation in the Obama-favored budgetary tactic known as sequestration.

And three days after the re-election of the President, many big companies have already kept their promise. Among them are:

  • Energizer, which is restructuring its company, and as a result, announced it expects to lose about 1,500 jobs.
  • Boeing, who expects to shrink their executive staff by roughly 30% at the Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit.
  • US Cellular, who is moving manufacturing plants out of Chicago, and as a result will cut roughly 640 jobs in the area. Overall, the company estimates it will cut 980 jobs, about 12% of its workforce.
  • Power tool giant Husqvarna, who is cutting around 600 jobs, a move that they expect will save them roughly $33 million per year.
  • Darden Restaurants, which owns popular chains like the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Longhorn Steakhouse. They are expected to cut back the hours their employees work to 28 hours per week. The Obamacare law defines full time employees as working 30 hours a week. The law requires full time employees to have employe-provided healthcare, or the company must pay a fine.
  • Murray energy corp will layoff more than 120 employees to avoid expenses due to Obama regulations and taxes
  • Welch Allen will layoff 275 employees (10% of their workforce) as a “pro-active response” to taxes in Obamacare
  • Dana Holding Group – auto parts manufacturer will make numerous cuts in response to $24 million in costs due to Obamacare
  • Stryker will be eliminating 5% of its workforce (1,170 jobs) due to additional taxes in Obamacare
  • Boston Scientific will be dropping between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs and shifting operations to China to avoid Obamacare taxes
  • Smith & Nephew will drop 770 jobs
  • U.S. Cellular will eliminate 980 jobs
  • UtahAmerican Energy will cut a huge number of jobs as “204 American coal-fired plants” are shut down by 2014 – basically maiming the coal-mining industry
  • Lockheed Martin is expected to notify 123,000 employees of coming layoffs
  • Consol Energy to layoff 145 employees
  • much, much more coming…

These are just a few of the big companies affected. Many other smaller companies are also saying they will have to either cut back employee hours or fire some of their employees. Other companies are closing plants in an attempt to save money.

Target has already announced the closing of several locations, including a store in Kissimmee, Florida. Kmart is another company that has announced its intention to close several stores.

These announcements come on the heels of two very grim days for the stock market. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial average fell 2.4%, which is the fifth worst single day drop in history. The S&P 500 also fell 2.37%. The markets continued to plummet on Wednesday. The Dow fell another 0.94%. And the S&P fell another 1.22%.

Investors cite concerns over Europe’s struggling economy and President Obama’s re-election. It is believed that Obama does not have a serious plan to regrow the economy or control the United State’s burgeoning debt.

 

GOP Establishment Vs. The Conservative Base; Your Social Issues Gotta Go

Let me get this straight.  Let’s not pretend Conservatives, especially Social Conservatives, the message is loud and clear, for the GOP to survive you’re not wanted.  Oh yea, they will use us.  But the bottom line is, they see us as bible thumpers, gun toting, mullet wearing preppers who are uneducated, backwards, cousin marrying idiots.   Straight out of “Deliverance”.

The GOP old boys have the money to back this all up.  They brought us John McCain, and I believe they coached Mitt Romney into taking the road of playing “nice guy” after the first debate.  The Romney Campaign was run by many of the same McCain Campaign people, and its evident by the same tactics.  Stay away from all Tea Party types….Sarah Palin was not invited to the RNC.   Go all squishy on all things like abortion, or same sex marriage.  I think we have seen this same movie before, and we get the same results.

This same group is either totally incompetent, in figuring out how to beat an incumbent who has no record, or some are whispering, the Old Boys network can just look ahead to 2016.  Yes, folks, as crazy as it might be, let’s think this through.  We know the GOP Old Boys don’t want any part of any true blue conservative candidate.  They are “moderate” Republicans, and think the GOP needs to rid itself of all the Tea Party supporters, all the “value voters”.  Only then, do they see a way for the GOP to take on the Democrats.  In other words, become Dem-Lite.  These are powerful people, like Karl Rove, and the Bush family, who backed Romney on day one.   They “run” much of who gets the “nod” to run for President, behind the scenes.  And there are those saying, and this is just speculation, that they weren’t too upset if Romeny didn’t prevail.  No, that would open the door for Jeb Bush for 2016.  If Romney had won, well that’s OK too, but if not, its sure is easier to have a “clean field” with no Republican incumbent in the way.  This source, who wishes to stay anonymous, is a Washington insider.  They tell me to look for a new book from Jeb Bush–you know the kind of book one writes right before they start down that road to President.

What I find incredible, is just how the GOP Old Boys thought they could win this election without the Conservative base and without making some real inroads into the Hispanic vote.  Yet, that was exactly the strategy.  We know that 3 million GOP voters who identified as “Tea Party” or Conservative stayed home.  Who knows how that would have changed the Electoral College, but its fact that if they would have voted Romney, Romney would have won the popular vote by 180,000.  Today on Rush limbaugh one of those voters called in–he stated he didn’t vote due to the GOP Old Boys’ bringing us another moderate Republican as Candidate.  I have stated, this would be the last time this writer would back the GOP unless they give the Conservative base–yes the value voters a seat at the table.

So, where do we go from here? Since World War II,  history tells me the only GOP President to resoundingly win big is Ronald Reagan.  He was a William Buckley, Jr. Conservative, and he crossed over to those who became to be known as “Reagan Democrats”  and Independents alike.   We are being told that’s dead—Conservatives of that ilk just aren’t relevant.  We need to “modernize” and face the fact the demographics have changed.  I laugh at this nonsense.  I agree, the Hispanic vote is growing, and I know a little bit about that demographic.  And I know this—Hispanics values fit with Conservative values.  Those Hispanics who have been in this Country for a few generations, vote Democratic like football fans root for their home team.  Its their “home Party”.   They don’t realize what Conservatism is, that it aligns with individual freedom, and strong moral values.  Now, I am in reality, I realize not all Hispanics will be moved by this, but I know a large number feel the GOP is a white boys club.  The true message of Conservatism is what got us out of the Jimmy Carter era “depression” of 17% interest rates, and made a whole lot of Iranian hostage takers pretty nervous.  Since Reagan, we haven’t had a true Conservative in the White House.

Let us begin again.  Let the Conservative base put egos aside.  Let’s not be vindictive, we have the right message, we have the truth.  We have the remnants of what Buckley started.  First order of business, in my humble opinion—we must stop preaching to the choir somehow.  And to do that, we need to expose the Main Stream Media.  We need to expose their double dealing ways, their omission of important facts on Benghazi, how they work arm and arm with just one Political party in this Country.  I know you know this.  We must somehow reach those who are brainwashed and will be hurting as America is transformed into Obama’s utopia.   A utopia that will seem more like a very long dark night.  Sadly, it may be only then, that those who voted for Obama in blind ignorance, who were swayed by the Springsteen Hollywood crowd, who thought he seemed Presidential during Hurricane Sandy, who bought every lie the Main Stream Media “reported’ as fact, only during this dark night will they realize, they have been duped.  We need to not say “told you so”(although that would bring some satisfaction) —no, we need to take the high road.   To provide the truth of Conservatism and how there is real hope in that message.

Where Do Republicans Go From Here?

From the conservative blog The Elephant in the Room – www.loudmouthelephant.com:

As all of you have undoubtedly realized, November 6th, 2012 was not a good day for the GOP. If elections and politics were a matter of winning and losing, we lost big time. In the presidential election and in most senate races, the republican party did not perform strongly.

Fortunately for republicans, and for the nation, elections and politics are not about winning and losing; they’re about ideas, proposals, and problem solving. While the pangs of Tuesday night will surely resound for weeks to come, this isn’t a time to sulk, bicker, and blame. Reassessing the past and licking our wounds will do us little good. It’s time to work together as a party, a coalition, and a cause to bring us together for not only the sake of our institution, but for the greater good of our country.

What is this about? Teamwork. It’s as simple as that. It has been observed and reported that the democrats and Team Obama have a great “ground game” and that’s what propelled the President to victory. I believe this is very accurate. There is something to learn from our losses, however. Since this isn’t a game to be won or lost… since this isn’t a battle by which we must hurt the other side in order for us to succeed, the best way to move forward is to work together, not only improving our “ground game,” but our message, plans, and platform overall.

So where does it start? Well, for starters, I think it’s all about education. In all honesty, the GOP has some truly great ideas based on some respectable and virtuous principles, but we haven’t done a great job at spreading the word. Let’s face it; we’ve lost 5 out of the last 6 elections with respect to the popular vote. I don’t believe it’s the result of having inferior ideas; I believe it’s the result, mainly, of being poorer at educating the public about our ideas. While no platform is perfect, and I’m sure some things will change for the GOP as a result of this election, we have not only been on the losing side of telling our story, but the democrats have been telling our story for us. Obviously, they’re not going to paint a rosy version of our side, as expected, and because of that, misinformation about what we believe has spread rapidly.

This message, however, is not about setting a plan for what message we want to spread; I’m sure those specifics will be ironed out over the next year. This message is about how we should spread it, calling everyone on our side to be, well…. Loudmouth Elephants. We all need to be teachers of our ideas, and we all need to be sharing these ideas often. We are a diverse group comprising various skills, and we should be utilizing these more effectively. Some of us write while others talk. Some have radio shows while some run websites. Regardless, if we do not work hard at expressing our views and sharing the exemplary ideals we cherish, we can expect many more November 6th-like nights to occur for years to come. Keep in mind, this isn’t about becoming militant. There is nothing beneficial to us or to our country to become isolationists or “exclusivists.” Many Americans, for example, claim to have conservative economic beliefs, but conversely, they are turned off by other aspects of our platform. Whether their perceptions of that platform are factual or not is irrelevant; it’s our job to project the truth about where we stand while rejecting the caricature that has been painted of our ideology and our party. Additionally, this is not about alienation. We can spread our message without cutting off moderates, liberals, or any views that may exist in the melting pot that is our mixed political environment. Most importantly, this isn’t about conversion or proselytization. We don’t have to “convert” people to push our cause; if our message is true, and our ideals are proper, Americans will choose freely to accept many of our views and positions.

How does this connect back to the person? Well, take this blog – I run it (with another member) for the purpose of expressing my views, ideas, and positions. I’m not establishing bedrock principles here as I’ve said time and time again that I’m not the golden standard of socio-economic opinions. I do it to share what I believe, usually from an economic viewpoint, and most importantly, from a conservative launchpad. We all have a base platform, whether its conservative or liberal, and it’s from that base that we grow and express our views. It’s from that base that we should teach. I’m here to share my opinions, to debate facts, to question norms, and to pose new ideas, but it’s not an exclusive proposition. I welcome conservatives here to learn information they can share, and just as important, I welcome liberals here to learn not only some of my interpretations of conservatism, but about the mixture of conservative views that do exist in the country today. While many from the “other side” will certainly walk away unmoved, they hopefully will have learned from the civil environment I promote as well as why I believe what I believe. Though economic analysis is in my “wheelhouse,” I’m sure now that because the election has passed, most of my writings and expression will center on philosophy and ideological ideas. Again, this is a time to educate, work together, conservatives and liberals alike, and to be resolute going forward.

In closing, this isn’t a call to arms. It’s a call to teach. What do I ask of you? Whether you’re a daily follower or a first-time reader, a liberal, moderate, or a conservative, subscribe to the blog. It costs nothing, and it might take 35 seconds of your time. There are numerous free options at the top right section of the blog, and no, you will never receive spam. Please choose whatever option (“Subscribe to this Blog” or “Follow by email”) works best for you. This isn’t a marketing ploy. It’s a simple recognition that this forum, this avenue, can be a wonderful place, even on a small, community-sized level, to effect the change, spread the message, and grow the community as we desire. This forum is a tool that can be used to help us grow.

So please, subscribe and start receiving email and RSS updates. Participate in our forums, share your beliefs, and tell others about them. When you learn something from here, share it… teach it. If you have something to share, teach it… defend it. Take away and bring ideas alike. I don’t want the country to be one sided. I don’t want it to be overwhelmingly left, and believe it or not, I don’t want it to be overwhelmingly right. I want it to be balanced, and I do see, however, the direction this country is going. If there is a compromise to be made, we aren’t going to make it if we are phased out, and we aren’t going to make it if our voice grows smaller.

Thank you to all who read this, and I look forward to sharing views, philosophies, and analyses going forward!

P.S. Vote in the poll on the left side of the blog – it helps give an idea of what people, both on the left and the right, think with respect to how the GOP should move forward.

The Day After…

Well, we lost.  Mitt Romney didn’t win comfortably.  BUT, Republicans maintained control of the House of Representatives.  In one of the most ignominious highlights of the night, the GOP lost two senate seats – increasing the Democratic majority by two.  The current makeup is 55 Democrats to 45 Republicans.  In a milestone for the ladies, 20% of the U.S. Senate will be represented by women.  However, the night ended a bit like 2004 in reverse.

While the notions of GOP turnout seemed assured, it was rarely monitored, and turnout for the youth (and voter turnout in general) was unexpectedly high.  To no one’s surprise, young voters broke for the president (60-36), but represented a larger share of the electorate than four years ago.  Romney’s lead amongst independents wasn’t enough to overcome the Latino vote, which he lost to Obama miserably 72%-23%.  Lastly, Romney wasn’t able to cut into the gender gap quite as effectively as he wanted to, with the president winning women, overall, by eleven points.  However, it’s with unmarried women that Romney had a fatal disadvantage with, as they broke for Obama 67% to 31%.

On states, betting on Pennsylvania proved to another catastrophic play.  We haven’t won the Keystone State in almost a quarter century, and it may be time to part company completely.  Concerning Wisconsin, the state may have swung right on recent elections, but perhaps the ‘fairness voters’ – voters who may not agree with Walker’s policies, but are appalled that unions would want to revoke an election result – turned out to vote for the president this time.  In Ohio and Virginia, Romney’s failure to execute the war on coal narrative sooner, and formulating a response to the Bain ads, contributed to his defeat.

Without a doubt, the Bain ads – the Obama campaign’s first official salvo in their ‘Kill Romney’ strategy –  released right after Mitt unofficially clinched the Republican nomination resonated with Buckeye residents, and shame on the Governor’s communications team, who were on the defensive for most of the election cycle.  In short, like with Goldwater in ’64, the Obama campaign was able to define Romney – before Romney could define himself.  It’s another costly misfire.

However, I truly feel that Mitt Romney ran a good campaign, and did the best he could’ve with what he had regarding resources.  It’s hard to be successful when you don’t have a Karl Rove, James Carville, or David Plouffe on your side.  It also hurt that he couldn’t run on health care, since Romneycare served as the blue print for one of the most egregious affronts to the constitution since the Alien and Sedition Acts of the Adams administration.

Yet, if you looked at the field from the beginning, It was either going to be Mitt Romney or Rick Perry fighting for the nomination.  Newt and Cain treated this serious event in American politics with the maturity of eight year olds at a lemonade stand – with the lemonade being books.  For many Americans, Michele Bachmann failed the threshold question of any presidential candidate, which is do I trust this person with nuclear weapons?  Disgraced former Pennsylvanian Senator Rick Santorum failed the conservative test, in my opinion, by voting for Medicare Part D, which added $ 7 trillion to the unfunded liability of the program. That’s 20% of the entire unfunded liability, which we now have to deal with before the fiscal cliff.  He voted for Sonia Sotomayor for circuit judge. Santo voted against National Right to Work, Food Stamp reform, a flat tax, and Medicaid reform.  He voted for internet taxes, the unionization of FedEx (twice), and No Child Left Behind.  He took that one for the team.

Rick Perry, my choice for president, flamed out in one of the most epic derailments we’ve probably seen in a long time.  Jon Huntsman was too moderate.  Ron Paul was well, Ron Paul. So, we were left with Mitt Romney.  Sometimes the pickings of the field aren’t too stellar, and we have to deal with that.

Again, I don’t blame Romney for the loss.  Yes, Obama’s record of economic pain, which he has inflicted without mercy on the American people, is long, but his political team, along with the media, were able to spin it just enough to trivialize the fallout.  As Ralph Reed, Founder and former Executive Director for the Faith and Freedom Coalition, said at CPAC 2012 last February – we’re about to face “the meanest, toughest, most vicious political team we’ve ever faced.”  He was right, and we paid dearly for it.

Given Obama’s record, and Republicans’ inability to defeat him, it begs the question if the GOP should have any business being in American politics.  Yes, they still do, but renovations need to be made.  We need to do better with women – cough nix the rape talk cough cough – hispanics, and younger voters.  The hispanic vote ruined the California GOP back in 1994 when Prop. 187 established a citizenship screening process and barred illegals from using state services was construed as ‘anti-immigrant.’  It was really protecting the territorial integrity of the United States, a core function of a nation in the international system, but that’s a different debate. Regardless, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and California Republicans have been in the bunker ever since.

We need to find ways to protect our sovereign soil, but in a way that doesn’t come off as nativist.  Hispanics are hard-workers, religious, and pro-traditional marriage.  Or, at least, that’s what was the conventional wisdom at the time.  Heather MacDonald posted on National Review yesterday that:

a March 2011 poll by Moore Information found that Republican economic policies were a stronger turn-off for Hispanic voters in California than Republican positions on illegal immigration. Twenty-nine percent of Hispanic voters were suspicious of the Republican party on class-warfare grounds — “it favors only the rich”; “Republicans are selfish and out for themselves”; “Republicans don’t represent the average person”– compared with 7 percent who objected to Republican immigration stances.

spoke last year with John Echeveste, founder of the oldest Latino marketing firm in southern California, about Hispanic politics. “What Republicans mean by ‘family values’ and what Hispanics mean are two completely different things,” he said. “We are a very compassionate people, we care about other people and understand that government has a role to play in helping people.”

So, despite Mitt’s shaky conservative credentials, without a doubt, he’s the most hard-lined presidential candidate on immigration we’ve had in the past ten years – and that didn’t hurt him with these voters.  Bain, on the other hand, probably didn’t help.

Nevertheless, I’m not saying we should be for amnesty.  We shouldn’t be.  Amnesty is unfair and unethical – as is the president’s Dream Act light, which requires illegals to bribe the government $465 from doing it’s job enforcing federal law.  However, what 2012 should show all conservatives is that our coalition, which to Paul Krugman’s chagrin truly represents the ‘Real America,’ is static.  It’s more rural, blue collar, and white.  That’s not enough to win elections.  We need to improve outreach with minorities and venture back into the cities, or places where the people are, to make these contests competitive again.  George W. Bush won 44% of the Latino vote in 2004, with increased majorities in the House and Senate.  It’s not impossible. But it’ll be very difficult trying to chip away at the government’s “role in helping people,” which in Democrat speak for getting these people so dependent on us as possible, so they’re a lock when Election Day arrives.

Concerning the ladies, we need to exert a little more discretion when we talk about rape.  While the Democratic National Convention could’ve been Abortion Fest 2012,the senate races in this cycle should have been more appropriately called Rape Fest.  It’s odd that we even have to mention this, and some blame the Tea Party for these mishaps. I don’t.  The Tea Party is the heart and soul of the Republican Party.  As George Will once noted, they’re the best thing to happen in American politics since the Goldwater insurgency.  Republicans would not be where they are now without the Tea Party, but that does not mean we should accept every one of their primary victors as serious candidates.

As Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel wrote in The Daily Caller yesterday:

The tea party believes the GOP establishment is ideologically corrupt. They’re right. But replacing the current leadership with obviously unqualified buffoons is no remedy. Republicans have lost at least five winnable Senate races in the last two cycles because they fielded candidates whose only real qualification was being anti-establishment. Many will argue the GOP can only win going forward with more liberal candidates. That’s not true. But the genuine conservatives they find will have to come with political skills, policy smarts and impressive resumes in order to get elected.

The sad truth is that even if the Republican Party did all this — sent its current leaders home and stopped nominating losers — it still wouldn’t be enough. The country is changing too fast. Most people have the sense that America is different demographically from what it was 20 years ago. But unless they’ve been reading the latest census data, they have no real idea. The changes are that profound. They’re also permanent and likely to accelerate. In order to remain competitive outside Utah, the GOP will have to win new voters, and soon.

That’s the Republican reformation plan, Stage B. They may get there. First they’ll have to tackle the basics, like finding fresh leadership and candidates who aren’t embarrassing.

That will take some serious vetting.  Furthermore, we’re Republicans.  We’re pro-life, and the American people know that about our movement.  In elections centered on the economy, you can easily pivot away from such issues.  Sadly, some of our fellow party members couldn’t help themselves, they shot their mouths off, and got trounced.  There is much intra-party work to do – and it starts now.

Meanwhile, a divided America exists and the government we elected is representative of that partisanship.  Michael Barone wrote also wrote in National Review that Americans on the right, and the others of the left, are no longer becoming culturally cohesive.

Ronald Reagan, speaking the language of the old, universal popular culture, could appeal to both Americas. His successors, not so much. Barack Obama, after an auspicious start, has failed to do so.

As a result, there are going to be many Americans profoundly unhappy with the result of this election, whichever way it goes. Those on the losing side will be especially angry with those whose candidate won.

Americans have faced this before. This has been a culturally diverse land from its colonial beginnings. The mid-20th-century cultural cohesiveness was the exception, not the rule.

We used to get along by leaving each other alone. The Founders established a limited government, neutral on religion, allowing states, localities, and voluntary associations to do much of society’s work. Even that didn’t always work: We had a Civil War.

An enlarged federal government didn’t divide mid-20th-century Americans, except on civil-rights issues. Otherwise, there was general agreement about the values government should foster.

Now the two Americas disagree, sharply. Government decisions enthuse one and enrage the other. The election may be over, but the two Americas are still not on speaking terms.

It’s sort of like this exchange between President Bartlet and Governor Ritchie.

Right now, Obama is in a good position to increases taxes, which will happen when Obamacare’s fully implemented in 2014, nominate SCOTUS appointments, which threaten to curtail our constitutional rights, and to continue this destructive surge in government spending that only shackles people to the will of the state through dependency.  It’s up to House Republicans to obstruct Democratic plans, and put forward a deluge of alternatives of their own. Granted, we won’t be able to filibuster Supreme Court appointments, but this president’s agenda, and that of the Democrats, is inherently dangerous to the socioeconomic fabric of the country and we must fight them all the way.  Concerning the fiscal cliff, maybe compromise can be reached.  Yet, we should also remember that compromise is how we got Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, and the first round of federal stimulus under the Bush administration.  Policies that attributed to the near collapse of the conservative movement in this country.

I’m pessimistic that a deal will be reached.  This president’s ego would bust the marble in the Capitol dome – and he exuded poor presidential leadership as described in Bob Woodward’s new book The Price of Politics.  Yet, Mr. Will again reminds us that throughout the course of American history there is not a single thing that the American people wanted intensely and protractedly that they did not eventually get from the federal government.

Why Obama’s Election Win Did Not Defeat Conservative America

John House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) discusses how President Obama must deal with fiscal cliff facing the nation

What happened? What happened in America on November 6th in reelecting Barack Obama to a second term was not indicative of how wrong conservative America is in standing up for principles. Instead, the result displayed how far left the mainstream media and the nation’s achievement challenged liberal president has performed.

Obama convinced the country to accept the notion that the America values was based on how much it could give away to targeted groups with welfare checks without work requirements. He increased food stamps to 47 million Americans and handed out education and housing vouchers to illegal immigrants, as well as gay marriage protection against federal laws that prohibit it.

The liberal pundits and mainstream media gotcha specialists have been pontificating about the Romney loss to the hate and revenge president. There are plenty of liberals and even some republican moderates in the media who have been wagging their fingers at conservatives and the Tea Party for not being more moderate in their views about abortion, illegal immigration and adding more crushing debt to the nation’s families.

In fact, conservatives did not lose this election, because in the end, they demonstrated to the nation that America does have a truly bona fide conservative movement in this country. This conservative movement is made up of the 57,588,360 plus voters who on November 6th did not compromise its values to meet the president’s liberal agenda. It will not support a president who engages in solutions which strip the nation of its sovereignty and diminish the founding conservative values and biblical principles.

What occurred in America on November 6th was the drawing of a true line in the sand. This line’s firmness is based upon conservatives and Tea Party supporters who categorically refuse to let themselves be swept away in a tidal wave of false security. These are patriots who will not accept deception from a president who believes that it is better to place a lie before the truth, and embrace character assassination instead of displaying presidential integrity.

What the nation and the world witnessed is quite clear. A community organizer from Chicago armed with the street tools he perfected from socialist Saul Alinsky’s teachings could manipulate the media and obscure the truth. This same president could even cover up the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya and lie with the full cooperation of CBS’s 60 Minutes. Worse yet, the media let him get away with it until Election Day.

So did Obama and the millions of Americans who believe that fictional accomplishments will somehow magically prevent the crushing debt from destroying their lives and their children’s future really not happen? Will the soul wrenching unemployment rate of 15 percent and more for black Americans and close to 50 percent among black teens suddenly disappear?

What about the Hispanic voters, who decided that a supporting more jobs and legal immigration was less important than supporting illegal aliens who are breaking the immigration laws of this nation. Did they embrace sticking their hands out for government handouts is an acceptable path to becoming an American?

The truth is simple. Liberals Americans believe that hope and change means that they hope that conservatives will change to adopt and embrace their failed presidential candidate’s principles. Liberal media pundits and reporters believe that conservatives should just morph into valueless citizens who are willing to embrace incompetence in Obama’s governance as the best Americans should expect.

This nation is only as great and as enduring as its people neither is unwilling to witness nor permit the undoing of those sacred principles that America’s fore fathers held dear. Conservatives did not lose an election. The 57.8 million plus voters represent 57.8 million starting points for protecting the lives of millions of unborn babies from becoming victims of abortion.

The 57.8 million conservative voters are a beginning rally point to reach out and find one more patriot. This is a starting point to put aside any disappointment over and election and instead recognize this is a war for the nation’s future. A battle was lost, but not the war to protect children from a president Obama, from increasing his goal of taxing as a moral mandate and spending away America’ future. Conservatives can help Obama from continuing to redefine America into becoming a socialist state of America.

Election night, President Obama gave another telling statement about what he considers an olive branch to the conservative side of the political divide. He said, “We are in this together. That’s how we campaigned and that is who we are?”

Mr. President, conservatives, Tea Party Patriots did not campaign to fortify an administration that plunged the country’s financial ratings into the fiscal toilet. Conservatives are not part of your simplistic “that is who we are” ideal of America.

No, Mr. President, “we” are not in this mess that you created together. You created more joblessness, you handed out more food stamps, and you demonized Republicans, and Mitt Romney, because you could, and because the mainstream media willingly cooperated.

Now, Mr. President Obama, let’s see how well your Chicago thuggish tactics actually help Americans to survive in a nation adrift from its founding values. Will you create 12 million jobs and a debt-free future which your lack of job creation experience and ability has saddled the nation with?

Conservative America, this point in history shall too pass, but today marks the beginning of a newer more firm change in America. With the hand of the Creator which guided the nation’s fore fathers, America will begin again. An election will not unravel the will of America’s founding values. Nor can a narcissist leader and administration cause those of faith to bend to his delusional edicts.

As Alexander Hamilton, a founding father of America eloquently pointed out,
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”

Obama’s win was a win for a mortal man who believes his “rock star status” elevates him among all mortals. But he is still mortal, despite his belief. What happened in America on Election Day, makes November 7th day one for a stronger more determined conservative movement. Each day, will bring conservatives and America to a more vital and more perfect union that is one nation under God.                   (  Click – Let me know what you think )

What has changed?

The GOP increased their majority in the House of Representatives.  The “progressive” Democrats held on to a slim Senate majority.  Barack Obama still occupies the White House.

With fifty three House members demanding that Obama answer questions about the lethal, ham handed disaster in Benghazi and the equally bungled cover-up, do not expect a sudden flowering of bipartisan harmony.

Especially since the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin have expressed happiness at Obama’s reelection.  America will now find out what “more flexibility” means.

In the wake of Obama’s re-election, stocks nosedived across the board Wednesday morning, plunging over three hundred points.  Worries about the pending “fiscal cliff” and fears that America will follow Europe over the precipice chilled investments.  The Dow traded under 13,000.  For the first time since early September the S&P 500 fell below 1,400.

Fears that Obama will introduce a carbon tax as a way to cut the U.S. budget deficit also frosted Wall Street.  With the continuation of Obama’s hostile energy policies, perceptions that such a tax will have a major impact on America’s deficit are largely based on European style speculative wishful thinking.

Obama will attempt to reinstate Clinton-era tax rates on Americans who run small businesses; those described by Obama as “not paying their fair share”.  Without the development of America’s domestic energy, a move that would create millions of jobs that could not possibly be shipped overseas, there is no reason to anticipate an economic boom in the United States.  Without such a boom, Clinton-era tax rates will simply dampen investment, destroy small businesses and further damage the American economy.

The government’s $16 trillion debt and the looming $600 billion tax increase scheduled, along with mandatory spending cuts, otherwise known as the “fiscal cliff” further complicate the economic outlook.

Americans can fully expect that Obama’s second-term will lead to increased federal spending.  As he did in his first term, Obama will expand government.  Because he remains in the White House and “progressives” retain control of the Senate, obamacare will be fully implemented, yet another wet blanket on the economy, as well as a death sentence for aging Americans.

Welcome to the divided States of America.

While “progressives” celebrate a continuation of the downhill fundamental transformation of America from a Constitutional Republic into a run of the mill low growth high unemployment European style cradle to grave nanny state, half of the American population remain fully opposed to such plans.

As founded, America is the greatest nation in the history of the world.  America’s founding principles and the up to then unknown personal freedoms and liberties they unleashed are being replaced by the enticement of entitlements and empty promises of a free lunch.  Without America’s founding principles leading the free world, mankind stands at the precipice of a thousand years of darkness.

Those who believe in American principles must continue to stand up and push back against the anti-growth, anti-prosperity, anti-morality, anti-God, anti-American agenda of “progressives”.

In 1776 George Washington’s Continental Army lost the battle for New York City.  The year 1777 saw the loss of Philadelphia.  In 1779-1780, his undermanned, underfunded, and underequipped army suffered greatly and shied away from major battles.  It was not until the victory at Yorktown in 1781 that victory was achieved and Britain recognized the independence of the United States.

For Americans, this is today’s Valley Forge.  The outlook is bleak and victory seems beyond grasp.

The choices are to give up or continue the fight.

In December 1944 during the battle of the bulge Brigadier General McAuliffe and his battalion were besieged within the city of Bastogne.  German General Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz gave McAuliffe two hours to surrender the town.

What was McAuliffe’s response?

To the German Commander: NUTS!

Today, in response to the smug, holier than thou attitude of the self-imagined, self-appointed members of the institutionalized “progressive” intellectual elite, there is no better response.

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/what-has-changed/

Obama’s second term – defining the legacy

On Tuesday night, President Obama was able to take a firm lead in the electoral college and take a larger share of the popular vote than challenger Mitt Romney. The question remains, what will the President want as his legacy after two full terms as the leader of free world?

Bill Clinton became known as a uniting force for his move-to-the-middle just prior to his re-election, George Bush was awarded a war monger label and Reagan will be remembered for the collapse of the Soviet Union. How will Obama shape his second term in order to salvage his legacy?

He could move to the center on the issues of federal spending, government regulation, education and taxation while bringing both houses of Congress together to solve critical issues – a move almost all Americans would appreciate.

On tax reform, the President could push to end deductions for the wealthy and accept the same change for the rest of the tax base as a compromise. It would broaden the tax base, increase revenue and would give on things that leaders of both parties want.

Federal spending will be challenging. The President’s past budgets have failed to garner acceptance from either party in either chamber. The President should at least demand a budget from Congress – it would be the first one in almost four years. The budgeting process will hammer out federal spending and with a divided government, compromises will have to be made. Unwillingness to compromise is the primary reason Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has avoided the process during Obama’s term.

Government regulation will be more difficult for the ideologue-in-chief. Allowing the free-market the space to run has not been the mainstay of the Obama presidency. Obamacare, coal regulations, gifts to solar and wind companies and government intervention in the bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler were some of what was done in the first four years. There is little hope that Obama will go centrist when he doesn’t have to. The current administration has shown a penchant for legislating from the executive and it is likely to continue. There are several regulatory moves that are near sure bets:

  • The EPA has already started work on a set of oppressive regulations on the coal industry expected to come out at the end of November
  • Obamacare will go into full effect in 2014
  • During the debates, Obama threatened another gun ban – some form of stricter regulations on firearms is expected
  • Student loan reform

The chilling effect on American business could be catastrophic. Between healthcare and rising fuel/energy prices, it will become even harder to hire additional employees than it currently is. Applebees and other huge job creators have already announced plans to cut employee hours in order to avoid costly government rules. With Obamacare repeal a near impossibility now, businesses will start to re-organize for the new reality of America’s economy.

Foreign policy will be tougher for the President. The Middle-East is on fire and getting hotter with Syria and Iran at the center of a downward spiral. Should Israel decide to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, it is unlikely that Obama would back the U.S. allie. If Iran closes the Straight of Hormuz in response, the U.S. would probably request more sanctions. The Russians can expect Obama to live up to his promise to former President Medvedev to be more flexible.

Despite being re-elected to their positions in the house, many are calling for Republicans to give concessions to the President and Senate. Compromise isn’t about one side giving everything while the other stonewalls. The President will need to work out a grand bargain on the budget or face the fiscal cliff that he set in motion by pushing for sequestration. Harry Reid will need to come to the table ready to compromise every bit as much as John Boehner. If either side goes all-or-nothing, they should expect to get nothing.

Ultimately, President Obama’s legacy is not set-in-stone. How he is written into history is largely up to him. Will he pull both sides together and hammer out real solutions to real problems or will this be another four years of partisan politics and demagoguery? Barack Obama will either be known as the most divisive president in history, the most vacationed president in history or the president that united both parties and got things done – which one is up to him.

Romney Leads Independent Voters In Virginia by Twelve

So, Romney is leading Indies by twelve in Virginia, and Obama’s lead amongst women isn’t enough, according to Ace.  Virginia is also reporting a heavy voter turnout.

More: CNN’s exits have it 49-49. This almost certainly means it’s in the bag for Team Red.

In addition, I saw secondhand that Obama’s advantage with women is just +5. Not enough.

Everyone Needs To Simmer Down About Virginia, Exit Polls

Let’s all calm down.  I know a few conservative may have started to sweat after seeing Drudge’s headline showing “boom” for Obama in the early exit polls.  However, Ace of Spades reminds us that in 2004, John Kerry led in the exit polls by nine.

Remember, the 2004 exits had Kerry winning nationally 51-48. Actual result? Pretty much the opposite of that. Bush won by just under three points.

Thus, a nearly +6 bias in favor of Democrats.

You can also ignore the sub-toplines in the exits, for the exact same reason. They’re saying on CNN this is the first election in which Hispanics make up 10% of the voting population. Again — self-selected.D+6. More whites than anyone else avoiding the sociology major.

The exits are, through-and-through, faulty and a big waste of your time.

I say again: Random-digit-dial polls are more accurate.

Kerry, at the end of the night, lost the state – and the election.

Virginia Black Pastors target Romney with racist religious brochure for Obama

Mitt Romney greets workers at call center on November 6, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Just when you think that you may have seen it all, this time it is black racism which rears its ugly head to target Romney’s religion with hate literature. It has been reported that a group of African American pastors in Virginia have aligned themselves with the same politics of hate and revenge that Obama called for on Friday in a campaign stop in Ohio.

The pastors, who have formed a group called, “Greater Hampton Roads Christian Leadership Conference,” have decided to use deception and racism to scare their parishioners to vote for president Obama.  They developed a brochure to compare Obama’s alleged religious practices with their lies and misconception of what Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs are.

The lies and innuendos are obviously false on their face, but the true point is that these pastors and their leader Rev. Lin Hill had no intention on presenting the truth.  In fact, if they had done the same amount of research that a fifth grader would have been expected to do, the truth would have been easy to find.

Rev. Lin’s purpose was apparently darker, more sinister in design, because by waiting until the last minute to circulate 100,000 copies of  his amateurish literature, he hoped to push black voters to the polls through hate. So this religious leader of the 2,500 member Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Va., circulated a lie, which is against his own Christian faith.

The only reasonable conclusion that can be conferred on his conduct is that he studied his theology of hate and lies from the same gospel book of Obama’s own religious mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright who told his congregation in 2003,  “God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America!”

One has to ask, is this the shepherd of God that Rev. Lin is following and wants to emulate?  If so, it is indeed tragic that he and his fellow ministers would denigrate their hallowed office of the church.  How can their parishioners seriously consider these fallen men of the cloth true followers of the teachings of Christ, when they find solace in spreading rumors of hate and racism against another human being?  Is their commitment to hate and division so important to their politics of supporting  Obama, to throw their commitment to God under the bus?

America has come to expect this type of behavior from president Obama.  His campaign has been riddled with advertisements which bombarded the nation’s living rooms with character assassination attack ads against Mitt Romney.  Last Friday, America witnessed Obama calling out in frustration and desperation to rally his supporters to go to the polls with revenge and hate in their hearts.  Gold star from Satan for Obama.

But, why did Rev. Lin and the others sink to the Chicago-style gutter level of Obama’s brand of politics?  It appears that it was easy, it was convenient and Rev. Lin, like Obama, did not care to present the truth, when a lie would serve their purpose.

What are the parishioners of his church and the black 100,000 voters in the Chesapeake, Va., suppose to think?  Do they feel it is perfectly acceptable to accept the practices of vile deceit instead of religious truth from their leaders of faith?  One would think and hope not.  Truth is the only acceptable behavior that must be presented to their flocks of God.  Only followers of Satan would embrace a lie over the truth and deceit over honesty.

The outcome of the presidential race shall soon be a memory in the annuals of political campaigns, but the callous deceitful practices of this collection of misguided pastors should be resolved.  The Mormon Church and Mitt Romney deserve better from these alleged pastors of faith.

They should have taken a cue from the highly admired international evangelist Rev. Billy Graham.  He does not regard Romney’s faith a cult, because it is not.  In fact, the majority of the evangelical leaders and members of the Christian faith have followed Rev. Graham’s lead.

The deceptive practices of  the likes of Rev. Lin and his circle of pastor supporters should serve as a warning sign for America.  Nearly, fifty years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. offered the nation a universal teaching based upon the religious foundation of brotherhood, love, fellowship and mutual honesty.

Fifty years ago, Mitt Romney’s father, then Governor of Michigan worked with religious leaders and civil rights leaders to stand up for freedom for all of God’s people.  He walked in civil rights marches with Rev. King.  Yes, he was a Mormon and he was a follower of Jesus Christ.  And yes, Rev. Lin you could have been more of a leader of the church in standing up for truth, but you chose a darker path.

Now it is up to the leaders of your congregation and of the community that your church resides in to determine if they would rather keep a follower of  Satan-type deception or choose a true leader of faith.

This election and its results will melt into history but If America is to be a great nation that is built on the solid rock of religious brotherhood, then its religious  leaders must have impeccable character. Unfortunately, Rev. Lin and his fallen fellow pastors have shown that there religious character is a deplorable disappointment.  They owe their flocks and God an apology, before they resign.

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