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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Your Vote and Why It Matters ... Alan Caruba
Your Vote and Why It Matters
polls showing an appallingly tight race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney,
it is, of course, essential that everyone vote for Romney and the GOP
I confess I
cannot understand why anyone would vote for Obama after the worst record of
failure for any first-term President since Jimmy Carter, but that is also the
reason that I have a gut feeling that the polls and pundits may be wrong.
history as my guide, I can see a lot of cross-over votes from dissatisfied
Democrats and those who voted for Obama for no other reason than the fact he
would become the first black President in the nation’s history.
Right up to
Ronald Reagan’s election, the experts were predicting that Carter would win a
and black aspirations made for a powerful combination in 2008, but both have
dissipated over the past four years. Blacks, who are economically worse off now, however, will vote for Obama.
In the 1950s,
Eric Hoffer wrote a classic book on ”mass movements” titled “The True Believer”
in which he explored the rise of Communism in the then-Soviet Union and Nazism
in the 1930s. It is worth noting that less than ten percent of the Germans at
that time voted Hitler into office. It is also worth noting Hitler stated that
people are susceptible to the “Big Lie.” Not just a bunch of lies, but the
promise of a messianic leader to correct the ills they perceive.
that “The despair brought by unemployment comes not only from the threat of
destitution, but from the sudden view of a vast nothingness ahead. The
unemployed are more likely to follow the peddlers of hope than the handers-out
of relief,” The closeness of the race suggests that the 23 million
unemployed will either opt for the hope Romney offers or for the dole that Obama
has been through some 45 months of employment at an official rate of eight
percent, but a more accurate rate is far closer to twelve percent.
keep in mind that Franklin D. Roosevelt was repeatedly reelected despite a
comparable situation. Do the unemployed want the kind of change that will come
with a revitalized economy or with government checks and other programs? How
will the 47 million Americans below the poverty line vote? We shall find out on
thanks to what Hitler called the “Big Lie” and in Obama’s case it was
everything about his life. The reality
was that he went to great lengths to hide the actual “paper trail” of
information about his academic records, his passport, and even was found to be
using a false Social Security number. His “birth certificate” is a pure
forgery. Why did no one seem to care? I do not know.
Churchill said that, in war the truth must be protected by “a bodyguard of lies”
to deceive the enemy. In Obama’s case, his bodyguard was provided by the
combination of the sheer lethargy of the process by which he should have been
denied the opportunity to run for president—he is not, nor ever was—a natural
born citizen, a constitutional requirement for the office, and the slavish
adoration of the liberal mainstream media.
What is even
more puzzling is the fact that Obama ran up the national debt to more than $16
trillion dollars, more than the debt of
all previous presidents. This threatens the value of the U.S. dollar, even
more impaired by the feckless actions of the Federal Reserve, a banking cartel
granted to right to print money out of thin air.
article by Terence P. Jeffrey on CNSnews.com noted that “If Americans under the
age of 18 were required as a group to pay off the entirety of the federal
government’s debt in equal shares, each would now need to pay about $218,678.”
The 2010 Census found that there were 74,181,467 people in the U.S. under the
age of 18. Will those now old enough to vote this time equal the numbers in 2008? If so, do
they understand how Obama has ruined their chance to acquire a college
education, a decent job, the ability to start a family? All while imposing a huge debt. I doubt it.
“Fear of the future causes us to lean against and cling to the present, while
faith in the future renders us receptive to change.”
have tried the “hope and change” that Obama offered in 2008. It has been change
for the worse by almost any measurement. Does this matter to Americans?
Apparently the split between the voters suggests that Obama supporters do not.
Either they don’t perceive it, are willing to ignore it, or just do not
So the fate
of the nation is now in the hands of those who do understand it; senior citizens, veterans and the military, more men
than women, recent college graduates, evangelicals and others of the
faith communities, Tea Party members, and various other sub-sets of the
will cast a vote for Mitt Romney and GOP candidates are up against millions who
have passed through a purposefully debased educational system. They cannot
apply facts or logic to their decision, schooled in the nonsense that
“self-esteem” is more important than achievement, competition, personal
years of Obama’s hold on power will destroy our liberties, our economy, our
military, and a better future that has always been passed from an older
generation to a younger one.
a better future by virtue of his knowledge of how business and industry works
in America. He’s not perfect, but he is untainted by scandal, while we continue
to wait upon the truth about “Fast and Furious” the Obama administration’s
gun-running scheme to Mexican cartels, by the failures of all the “green”
companies bankrolled with public funds, and by the Benghazi attack in which a succession of bad decisions
culminated in the order to “stand down” while the consulate was under fire on
Communist, lacks any faith in the free market, in capitalism, having never
managed anything of any consequence (not even a political campaign that was
fashioned by his handlers). He believes wholly in government as the answer to
everything in a nation founded by men who deeply distrusted government and
sought to control it by the limits in the Constitution.
So, your vote
counts now more than any previous time in the history of the nation.
is messy, but a totalitarian government offers nothing but slavery and death.
It appeals to the worst instincts in man.
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