The voters have spoken and traditional American values have been rejected–or, more properly, Mitt Romney’s version of “faux-conservatism” was rejected. The Founding American principles of hard work, individual responsibility, private property rights and free market economics have all been repudiated because they were never properly espoused at any point during the campaign.
Instead, without a well-defined alternative, voters signed on to Obama’s class warfare message; a government “green-light” to hold anyone but themselves responsible for any tough breaks that life metes out. Obama’s government “self-esteem” program encourages people to blame others for their own lack of economic success–regardless of the amount of time, effort or initiative put forth.
Barack Obama’s race, of course, was another key factor in this election, as was the age-old problem of trying to defeat a sitting president who, like Santa Claus, promises to give away “free” stuff to everyone. It was Romney’s inability to properly make the case for conservative values–and why Obama’s policies are so destructive of freedom that frustrated many of us.
In the end, Romney’s cornerstone economic idea was that if you work hard you can achieve your dreams–nice, but without background and substance behind it, that’s merely a superficial platitude–not nearly enough to attract borderline Obama supporters to your side. On the other hand, Obama’s politics of division, class envy, and redistribution will always strike a chord among disaffected voters–many of whom would rather sit home and collect money earned on the backs of those individuals that work and pay taxes.
The Republican establishment is as responsible as Romney for this defeat because they made it their mission to sabotage conservative nominees during the primary process. Romney, despite his pretending otherwise, is not a Conservative. As a human being, husband, father, businessman–it would be difficult to find a better person with fewer skeletons in his closet than Mitt Romney. But he was just another mushy moderate Republican ala McCain–a thousand times better than Obama, but a moderate nonetheless.
Romney’s problem was that he was “posing” as a conservative–he has no idea how to “sell” conservatism to mainstream Americans because he doesn’t understand it himself. In his attempt to be all things to all people, voters picked up on the fact that he wasn’t genuine. And the proof is in the pudding–his style of “make-believe,” “watered-down” conservatism couldn’t even defeat an incompetent boob of a president with one of the worst records of any incumbent in the history of American politics.
Obama ran a vicious campaign that focused not one whit on his own record or his supposed achievements. He has no achievements–his policies have failed miserably. He won by attacking Mitt Romney’s character. Yet, by any measurement imaginable Mitt Romney’s character, life achievements and abilities dwarf those of Barack Obama. But Romney, like McCain, chose not to aggressively confront Obama on his policies or his character. And like McCain he paid the price. As did America.
Obama’s incessant drumbeat that America is inherently unfair won the day. Democratic voters liked the idea that the “haves” success was dependent upon robbing the “have-nots” of opportunity. They were all-in for Obama’s redistribution schemes of taxing away the “ill-gotten” gains reaped by the “rich” and awarding them to the poor (themselves)…out of “fairness.” Because Romney didn’t confront Obama, he allowed Obama’s message to run unopposed!
When a society loses its moral compass, robbing “Peter” to pay “Paul” is inevitable–especially when “Paul” has all the political clout. But this wouldn’t have been possible if Romney spent time debunking the easily refutable falsehoods that Obama’s campaign was built upon.
We’ve now turned a corner and we’re well on the way to fully embracing the socialist welfare state. A significant number of Americans believe they can actually receive something for nothing. Though many will say they hate socialism–when push comes to shove enough Americans are willing to vote to take the property and wealth of others; or elect politicians who will happily do it for them, in exchange for “the poors” votes.
Consciously or not, voters have taken a stand against America’s past. Romney was so worried about offending people that he was unable to sell his vision of America. Unfortunately, since Reagan, Republicans haven’t nominated a candidate who understood our founding principles and could easily articulate them to the uninitiated–confidently and without apologizing for them!
So we’ve granted 4 more years to a man whose mission is to deconstruct (destroy) America. Make no mistake, Barack Obama is a radical leftist who dislikes America’s values. He was raised a Marxist anti-colonialist, and he has embraced anti-Americanism from his earliest years, on through college and right up to the present day.
Obama has said in the past that he dislikes the Constitution’s doctrine of “negative” rights and limited government. The truth is, although Obama was born in Hawaii, his view of America couldn’t be more foreign than if he had just arrived yesterday from Mars. And America and the Democratic Party, at least for the time being, now have enough voters who share his anti-Americanism.
The United States is facing financial collapse and yet the biggest spender in the history of the world has been re-elected. What can we make of that? Was this election an anomaly because voters couldn’t bring themselves to admit that this president, although black, is a disastrous failure? Time will tell–and we don’t have very long to address our problems. To paraphrase Reagan, “Barack Obama is not the solution to our problems, he IS the problem.” And now we have to dedicate ourselves to fighting this man and his anti-Americanism for another 4 years.
The greatest irony is that Barack Obama has achieved everything in his life precisely because he is black–not in spite of it. Well, to be specific, because he is a black LIBERAL. What is particularly depressing is how so many Americans who claim they love America would vote for a man who so clearly doesn’t.