Raining On The Republican’s Parade
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
There is an article making the rounds on the Internet that
explains why Obama will be reelected regardless of who
the Republican nominee is and regardless of the economic
situation the US may find itself in at election time in November.
The article had a very prestigious economist’s name attached
to it as the author, but that turned out to be false.
I received it a few days ago as a “forwarded” e-mail. Needless
to say, when its contents struck a cord with me, I immediately
began to investigate to see if I could learn who, in fact, had
written it. All I was able to ascertain was that, indeed, the
economist credited with having written it, did not.
Now, here’s the problem. I happen to agree with a good
deal of the article’s premise… that Obama will be reelected.
I do not agree that he will win by a large margin, but I do
believe he will win, nevertheless.
Here’s some of the article. Again I do not know who wrote it.
If I did, and could prove it, I would certainly make the proper
attribution. So, consider the author unknown.
The article says the following:
“The media won't tell you this because a good election
campaign means hundreds of millions (or in Obama's
case billions) of dollars to them in advertising.
But the truth is, there simply are no conditions under
which Barack Obama can be defeated in 2012.
The quality of the Republican candidate doesn't matter.
Obama gets reelected.
Nine percent unemployment? No problem. Obama will win.
Gas prices moving toward five dollars a gallon? He still wins.
The economy soars or goes into the gutter. Obama wins.
War in the Middle East? He wins a second term.
America's role as the leading Superpower disappears?
Just what he wants!
The U.S. government rushes toward bankruptcy, the dollar
continues to sink on world markets and the price of daily
goods and services soars due to inflation fueled by Obama's
extraordinary deficit spending? No matter. Obama wins
Many will say, “You are crazy. Don't you understand how
Volatile politics can be when overall economic, government,
and world conditions are declining?” Sure I do.
And that's why I know Obama will win. The American
people are notoriously ignorant of economics. And
economics is the key to why Obama should be defeated.
Even when Obama's policies lead the nation to final ruin,
the majority of the American people are going to believe
the bait-and-switch tactics Obama and his supporters in
the media will use to explain why it isn't his fault. After
all, things were much worse than understood when
he took office.
Obama's reelection is really a very, very simple math
problem. Consider the following:
1) Blacks will vote for Obama blindly. Period. Doesn't
matter what he does. It's a race thing. He's one of us.
That’s why the media destroyed Herman Cain so handily.
Too big a threat.
2) College educated women will vote for Obama. Though
they will be offended by this, they swoon at his oratory. It's
really not more complex than that.
3) Liberals will vote for Obama. He is their great hope.
4) Democrats will vote for Obama. He is the leader of their
party and his coat tails will carry them to victory nationwide.
5) Hispanics will vote for Obama. He is the path to citizenship
for those who are here illegally and Hispanic leaders recognize
the political clout they carry in the Democratic Party.
6) Union members will vote overwhelmingly for Obama.
He is their key to money and power in business, state and
7) Big Business will support Obama. They already have.
He has almost $1 billion dollars in his reelection purse
gained largely from his connections with Big Business
and is gaining more every day. Big Business loves Obama
because he gives them access to taxpayer money so long
as they support his social and political agenda.
8) The media love him. They may attack the people who
work for him, but they love him. After all, to not love him
would be racist.
9) Most other minorities and special interest groups will
vote for him. Oddly, the overwhelming majority of Jews
and Muslims will support him because they won't vote
Republican. American Indians will support him.
Homosexuals tend to vote Democratic.
10) Approximately half of independents will vote for Obama.
And he doesn't need anywhere near that number because
he has all of the groups previously mentioned. The President