Monday, February 06, 2012

Raining on the Republican’s Parade

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 handily.
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 local politics.
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.  
And lastly…
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
will win an overwhelming victory in 2012.”…Author Unknown
Frightening?  ABSOLUTELY!
See – I am of the opinion that America cannot survive another four years of Obama.
I have no operational crystal ball and I am unable to peer into the future and give you a
report.  But if I were to make a suggestion at this moment, it would be this:  Americans
should pray intently and unceasingly while working our behinds off to prevent the
prediction in the unknown author’s prognostication from becoming a reality.

 J. D. Longstreet

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