A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I'm a "news junkie." It is required if you are going to commit to the life of a commentator, or opinion writer. I read newspapers, back to front, page by page, every day -- plus broadcast news and Internet news -- from all over the world -- in a near ceaseless stream of input.
What do I base my sudden insight on the elections results upon?
Well, if you have listened to broadcast news reports over the past few weeks you have noticed how often the word "narrative" is spoken. It has been used multiple times to describe the Mainstream Media's slant on this election cycle. And I do mean "slant" --as in bias.
A narrative is, simply put, a story. The story can be true or false, indeed, the story can be anything you want it to be defined by the manner in which you string together events that comprise the story, or narrative, you are telling.
Throughout the current Presidential Campaign cycle, the Mainstream Media's narrative has been that Obama is winning -- in a landslide -- and poor Romney is hopelessly doomed to lose the coming election.
It has bothered me for months that what I am seeing, hearing, and witnessing, simply does not align, with that which the media insists is the truth. Either my eyes and ears are lying -- or -- the media is lying.
Early on in the election cycle, many republicans were hesitant to cast their lot with the Romney camp. Much of that changed with the end of the primary season. When Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate, many conservatives, who had been hanging back, interpreted that as a sure sign that Romney did, indeed, mean to make a bold assault on America's economic problems and would do his utmost to get this country working and moving forward again. They flocked to Romney's side.
Then came the debates and the American public got to meet Romney. What they saw was a man who looked and sounded Presidential and who was obviously very smart, capable, and able, and was not the least bit cowed by Obama's rhetorical skills nor the President's stage presence. In fact, Romney outshone Obama on the stage and in the debates.
Slowly, the veil the MsM had drawn cross Mitt Romney was ripped and shredded and cast aside. Suddenly, America saw a man who was not promising pie in the sky. In fact, if anything, he was offering blood, sweat, and tears, much as Winston Churchill had offered many decades before to the Brits. He convinced Americans that America could be saved and was worth saving and he would place himself in the front lines of the effort to rescue America and set her aright. No grandiose schemes -- just hard work with the payoff to come for our children and grandchildren.
Then there is the oft-discounted Christian vote. Talk about "righteous anger!" America's vast community of Christian voters are angrier than I have ever seen them. They are holding nationwide prayer vigils -- lasting forty days and forty nights -- right up to Election Day. What are they praying for? They are petitioning The Almighty to help them send Obama packing and to place Romney in the Oval Office on January 20th.
The left can laugh, snicker, belittle, and make fun of the Evangelical community all they like. But the fact is, there exists no more powerful force on the planet than the combined prayers of millions of God's people imploring their God to intervene and help them save their country. Combine the prayers of millions of Catholics to those of the Evangelicals and miracles WILL HAPPEN.
Christians will go to the polls in record numbers November 6th -- and they will be voting their faith. Godless Marxism raised its ugly head in the government of their beloved country. Like matter and anti-matter Christians and Marxists cannot exist in the same space. America's Christian community has girded its loins for battle and is on the march.
Then there is this: Just days ago we learned that for the first time in history-- republicans voters now outnumber democrat voters in America. What happened? Obama happened!
A slow-moving groundswell of support has been rolling in from the hinterlands, the heart of America, as they embraced Romney's approach to saving their blessed homeland.
I have come to believe, over the past few days, that that groundswell has quietly become a tsunami that is about to crash over the Obama encampment next week.
The souring on Obama was complete when his incompetence in the Benghazigate affair in Libya that cost the lives of four Americans became known in all its ugliness. The lies, the deceit, the duplicity, and the condescension of the Obama Administration toward the American people was the last straw for many who may have been undecided before Benghazi.
The MsM's "narrative" has now been compromised. The wall the Mainstream Media so carefully constructed around their hero has been breached! It's crumbling along its length while the democrats, socialists, Marxists, progressives, and communists who have taken refuge behind its seeming invincibility are now exposed and vulnerable.
Voters are not buying their narrative anymore. They now see it for the barnyard "step-around" that it really is.
"American Exceptionalism" is about to reassert itself and it is going to accomplish that feat right here on our own shores -- FIRST.
We told our readers in 2010 that we would need two consecutive elections to win back our country's government. THIS is election number two.
If the landslide I now expect does, indeed, happen, chances are the GOP will win back the US Senate, as well. If not, it will be extremely close. Count on it.
Now, it is not in my nature to be an optimist, nor a pessimist. I pride myself on being a realist, and I have even been accused of philosophical pragmatism. I say all that to say this: Now is not the time to relax, nor relent. Even though victory is in sight we must maintain the momentum, apply the pressure, continue the attack, until the flag of liberty is once again unfurled and snapping briskly in the free air over a free people.
From mansions to mobile homes, Americans are fired-up, motivated by anger at the abuse dealt their country and their country's constitution by the Obama Administration and they are determined to take their country back.
I suspect there will be shock and amazement amongst the Mainstream Media and their leaders on the political left in America -- and abroad -- Tuesday night.
OK. So, Romney wins and it's not a landslide? It will still be a victory worth having an extra national day of thanksgiving in November.
J. D. Longstreet