Wed Nov 7, 2012 - 9:21 pm EST
Election 2012: What happened! 4 major causes. Now what?
First things first.
We can’t go forward until we frankly confront where we are. That has always been an exceptionally useful LifeSiteNews principle .
So let me briefly get that over with. We are, as Catholic philosopher Peter Kreeft says, “in deep doo doo.” It’s scary. The abysmal, incomprehensible reelection of Barack Obama and his minions, however it came about, threatens life, family, faith and many of our essential freedoms.
Cultural war to the max is coming up and the wheat will be separated from the chaff - those who truly believe and are willing to sacrifice for the good, no matter what the cost, from those who are lukewarm, comfortable and way too fearful or tied to the things and pleasures of this world. Civil disobedience will likely become necessary. Increased hostility and threats will have to be endured.
On the other hand, there were also many notable victories in the election. Not all was gloom. But the overall result is worth great concern.
So what made it possible for tyrant Obama to get re-elected despite overwhelming evidence that he is a danger to the nation? For what it’s worth, the following is my opinion:
1. Massive Voter Manipulation and Fraud.
This is one topic you will read about in very few, if any, other publications. Too controversial and difficult to prove or to do anything about.
Too many of the results in various states, electoral districts and other races just did not make sense. They defied polling just prior to the election and the observed spirit of the people living in those regions.
Rush Limbaugh said today, “Romney received two and a half million fewer votes than McCain did. Now, who would have called that? Who in the world would have? I think Obama’s vote tally was down ten million from 2008, and we still lost. We lost 50 to 48 nationally. We were not able to build a turnout model that looked like 2004. Very puzzling. “
And Rush added, “A majority of people like Obamacare in the exit poll. That goes against everything we’ve ever heard in any poll. Voters trust him more than Romney in an international crisis. What? How in the world can that be? In a rational, intelligent world, how can that be?”
That is just one of many confounded conservative commenters.
We know that Obama came out of and is still deeply involved with Marxist influenced Acorn and Bill Ayers through those he has placed in important positions in his administration and election campaign. These people play highly unethical hardball. Any means is seen to justify the end. I warned about this in a past blog. We have to take very seriously the revelations in Ben Johnson’s series on Buffy Wicks, Obama’s get-out-the-vote-leader. Among other things, as a typical Marxist, she exploits legitimate concerns of Americans to manipulate them towards achieving radical social change goals that they are not aware they are being used to implement. Lenin called those used by Marxists “useful idiots”. Sorry, that’s not my language. That was Lenin’s .
There had to have been massive voter manipulation and fraud. The Democrats were up against the wall and the only way left for them to win this battle was to do everything possible to confuse the voters and fix the vote. This time they had the office of the president and all the power, influence and insider tools and information that come with that. They used it as likely no president has ever before. That’s my opinion.
To find out more about how successful Marxists have been in corrupting free nations see this incredible video about the activities of an ex Soviet KGB agent.
2. A Weak Republican Candidate
Romney turned out to be a more impressive and decent man than I had previously thought. He cleaned up on Obama at the Al Smith dinner. Still, his mantra was constantly about jobs and the economy. Definitely big issues, but he lacked an inspiring vision about more than that. People are much more than their economic concerns. Obama proved that, even if it was all lies.
It was often difficult to determine just what Romney really stood for and at times, like that strange third debate, he seemed hardly different than Obama.
Romney made a deadly strategic error of letting Obama use the abortion issue totally to his advantage by not challenging any of Obama’s outrageous statements. For the most part, Romney avoided controversial social issues like the plague. Conservative politicians continue to make this self-defeating error usually advised by political advisers who don’t have a clue about the issue and are not with the candidate on the issue.
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Romney was disturbingly weak on the gay rights issues. His position on the life issues went up and down like a yo-yo. His knee jerk, harsh condemnation of Akin was another thing that made it difficult to build strong social conservative loyalty. I especially found it strange that he was so enthusiastic about his two sons having had children via surrogates. That was a big clue to me that something was really wrong with this picture. He seemed to be clueless about what should have been obvious to anyone exposed to so much pro-life influence as he was.
However, there were some very significant things that Romney promised to do such as defund Planned Parenthood, re-institute the Mexico City policy and appoint conservative Supreme Court justices. These would have been hugely positive changes.
Pro-life, pro-family leaders had no choice but to encourage support for Romney. But the candidate made it awkwardly difficult and I don’t doubt millions voted for him while holding their noses. The priority was that Obama had to go - but he didn’t.
3. Extreme Mainstream Media Bias
With the exception of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Mark Steyn and the other usual conservative media commentators, all the rest of the media and almost all newspapers, plus most of Hollywood, shamelessly behaved as though they were part of the Obama campaign. Responsible journalism took a holiday during the entire campaign. It was dreadful. They constantly did everything to make Obama look good and Romney look bad. They deliberately ignored glaring Obama vote killers such as the Benghazi debacle
There are very many Americans that do not view or read any conservative media so it was impossible for them to be influenced by the essential information they provided. These uninformed voters were totally dependent on CNN, NBC, etc. for their facts about all the issues related to the election. Therefore, they were left clueless and believing all sorts of false information about the Republicans and not aware of all the facts revealing the dark side of the President.
4. Far Too Weak Religious Leadership
Admittedly, there were more strong statements and actions from religious leaders than in recent elections. We delighted in reporting as much of this as occurred. However, overall, religious leadership was still dreadfully lacking in proportion to the severity of the danger faith groups were facing from an Obama re-election. There was not the strong, nationwide call to resistance that was needed.
The USCCB once again issued its utterly useless laundry list of many voting issues that Catholics should consider. It instead should have finally issued a powerful call to arms on only the issues of religious freedom, freedom of conscience and grave threats to life and family - the bedrock foundations of any strong or even stable nation. Far too many Catholics yet again voted for Obama, although fewer than the last election.
Most of the religious leaders were still asleep, still clueless about the gravity of our situation, far too timid, still too entrenched in bureaucratic paralysis and perhaps a significant number implicated in the sins or moral rebellion of the corrupt culture.
Obama supporters among religious leadership were all too common as identified by their silence or weak pronouncements on the election. Too many seem incapable of enduring confrontation or adversarial relationships of the type that the Master, the apostles and all the martyred saints showed they must engage in to protect their flocks and all other good people. This has to finally change. Much stronger religious leadership and national religious renewal is long overdue and absolutely essential. For me, this is the biggest issue of all, the one that has crippled the good in so many ways in the cultural wars. A wide spread return to religious faith and practice has the power on its own to cause dramatic change for good.
That’s my four major reasons for the Obama re-election. There are more reasons, but I’ll leave it at that.
We are seeing responses from many leaders indicating a new and notably different determination to persevere and re-group for battle. I am seeing signs of a deeper, much more thoughtful response to what is now being understood as more of a great cultural and spiritual battle ahead of us. That is good. This defeat has shaken the good into a higher level of determination because they realize we have no choice but to do this. We cannot surrender.
The devastating Obama victory seems to be facilitating the building of a new movement even more committed to restoring a truly human society and justice to America. It is going to be very difficult and long term, but will also be exciting and rewarding for those who commit.
God bless America and God bless those who are giving of themselves to bring the nation back to its senses, regardless of personal risks.
God bless America.