David Limbaugh Column: 10 Reasons Mitt Will Win

 

David Limbaugh Column: 10 Reasons Mitt Will Win

By David Limbaugh | September 25, 2012 | 18:23

Call me Pollyannaish, but I believe Mitt Romney will defeat Barack Obama in November. Let me give you some of my reasons: 1) Romney’s campaign message is essentially positive; Obama’s is overwhelmingly negative. People always prefer promises of something better, but Americans are especially hungry now because times are very tough. Romney is offering concrete and realistic plans to help America grow again and create millions of new jobs. Romney’s message and agenda appeal to all Americans, not just certain groups, and tell them they are not imprisoned in their current economic “station” as Obama would have them believe. Though Obama’s promises of “hope and change” in 2008 were vague, at least he presented them as something positive. Today he tells us we must accept an America in decline both internationally and domestically. He insists that 8 percent unemployment is the new normal and that we must adjust to the malaise because it is going to take a long time to make a dent in it. 2) Obama is appealing to people’s baser instincts of envy, greed and fear and has deliberately fanned the flames of racial tension for political gain. This would have been bad enough if he’d not presented himself as a post-partisan, post-racial phenomenon. 3) Obama had the wind at his back in 2008 after happening on to a perfect financial storm he claimed he had nothing to do with creating. Today our financial outlook is actually much worse; we are much closer to a Greek-style collapse, and Obama has done nothing and proposed no ideas to avert it. It strains credulity to think Americans are gullible enough to swallow his shameless scapegoating of Republicans for problems he exacerbated and is unwilling or too incompetent to address. 4) Indeed, Obama’s record has been horrendous in every category — economic, debt, national security, military strength, energy dependence, social cohesiveness, religious liberty, race relations, health care and business. America is significantly worse off than it was when Obama took office. It will be extremely difficult for Obama to overcome the reality of his terrible record with his fictional whitewashing of that record. 5) Similarly, it is hard to believe that the liberal media’s gross distortion of events will trump the events themselves. For example, Republicans did not have a terrible convention, and Democrats did not have a wonderful one. Republicans presented a positive message; both Paul Ryan’s and Romney’s messages were strong and inspiring, and Clint Eastwood’s speech mostly resonated. Most Democratic speakers were angry and sniping, and Obama’s speech was mostly flat, empty and uninspiring. Bill Clinton’s wonkish fantasy speech was the best they could do, but Clinton is not the candidate. It’s also unlikely the media succeeded in fooling people into believing that Obama’s terrible jobs numbers and foreign policy week from hell were positive or that Romney’s relatively innocuous 47 percent video and his proper criticism of Obama’s Middle East apologies were terrible negatives. 6) The avalanche of negativity spewing from the liberal media can be discouraging to conservatives, but the liberal media have steadily lost clout over the past 20 years, and the alternative conservative media have never been more robust. Not only are the liberal media less powerful but also conservative talk show hosts, bloggers, tweeters, columnists and Fox News react with lightning speed to counter every single lie they promulgate. 7) The polls can be discouraging, too, but we’ve seen this in previous elections. Some pollsters showing Obama significantly ahead have a dubious history of distortion and have used their polls to manipulate instead of report public opinion. Most polls showing Obama ahead are either oversampling Democrats (using 2008 as a model instead of more recent elections) or understating Romney’s lead among independents. The Weekly Standard reports that through 2004, every incumbent whose Gallup approval rating was less than 50 percent at this point — as is Obama’s — lost. In Ohio, thousands more Republicans have ordered absentee ballots than Democrats. Also, I’m skeptical that all poll respondents are being completely candid in their positive responses about Obama for fear of being accused of racism or of being out of step with the manufactured media narrative that Obama is a likable person. 8) Obama is having some difficulty with his base, which is why his campaign is increasingly desperate and shrill. Some blacks are so angry over his liberal social views they may stay home. Some Jews are awakening to Obama’s mistreatment of Israel. If Obama were so confident, he wouldn’t be so flagrantly neglecting his official duties to feverishly campaign. 9) Conservatives have never been more motivated. Americans reject Obama’s radical liberalism. Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat; Democrats took a “shellacking” in the 2010 congressional races; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won; a strong majority of Americans still hate Obama’s proudest achievement, Obamacare; the tea party is more energized than ever; and grass-roots Americans voted with their bellies for Chick-fil-A.

10) Americans haven’t given up on America yet. They recoil at Obama’s socialist rantings, redistributionism, class warfare, race baiting, apologies for America, attacks on business and domestic energy producers, and bizarre and offensive statements that “the private sector is fine” and that the death of our ambassador was “a bump in the road.”

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book, “The Great Destroyer,” reached No. 2 on the New York Times best-seller list. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

24 thoughts on “David Limbaugh Column: 10 Reasons Mitt Will Win

  1. Call me Pollyannaish, but I believe Mitt Romney will defeat Barack Obama in November. Let me give you some of my reasons:

    1) Romney’s campaign message is essentially positive; Obama’s is overwhelmingly negative. People always prefer promises of something better, but Americans are especially hungry now because times are very tough. Romney is offering concrete and realistic plans to help America grow again and create millions of new jobs. Romney’s message and agenda appeal to all Americans, not just certain groups, and tell them they are not imprisoned in their current economic “station” as Obama would have them believe. Though Obama’s promises of “hope and change” in 2008 were vague, at least he presented them as something positive. Today he tells us we must accept an America in decline both internationally and domestically. He insists that 8 percent unemployment is the new normal and that we must adjust to the malaise because it is going to take a long time to make a dent in it.

    2) Obama is appealing to people’s baser instincts of envy, greed and fear and has deliberately fanned the flames of racial tension for political gain. This would have been bad enough if he’d not presented himself as a post-partisan, post-racial phenomenon.

    3) Obama had the wind at his back in 2008 after happening on to a perfect financial storm he claimed he had nothing to do with creating. Today our financial outlook is actually much worse; we are much closer to a Greek-style collapse, and Obama has done nothing and proposed no ideas to avert it. It strains credulity to think Americans are gullible enough to swallow his shameless scapegoating of Republicans for problems he exacerbated and is unwilling or too incompetent to address.

    4) Indeed, Obama’s record has been horrendous in every category — economic, debt, national security, military strength, energy dependence, social cohesiveness, religious liberty, race relations, health care and business. America is significantly worse off than it was when Obama took office. It will be extremely difficult for Obama to overcome the reality of his terrible record with his fictional whitewashing of that record.

    5) Similarly, it is hard to believe that the liberal media’s gross distortion of events will trump the events themselves. For example, Republicans did not have a terrible convention, and Democrats did not have a wonderful one. Republicans presented a positive message; both Paul Ryan’s and Romney’s messages were strong and inspiring, and Clint Eastwood’s speech mostly resonated. Most Democratic speakers were angry and sniping, and Obama’s speech was mostly flat, empty and uninspiring. Bill Clinton’s wonkish fantasy speech was the best they could do, but Clinton is not the candidate. It’s also unlikely the media succeeded in fooling people into believing that Obama’s terrible jobs numbers and foreign policy week from hell were positive or that Romney’s relatively innocuous 47 percent video and his proper criticism of Obama’s Middle East apologies were terrible negatives.

    6) The avalanche of negativity spewing from the liberal media can be discouraging to conservatives, but the liberal media have steadily lost clout over the past 20 years, and the alternative conservative media have never been more robust. Not only are the liberal media less powerful but also conservative talk show hosts, bloggers, tweeters, columnists and Fox News react with lightning speed to counter every single lie they promulgate.

    7) The polls can be discouraging, too, but we’ve seen this in previous elections. Some pollsters showing Obama significantly ahead have a dubious history of distortion and have used their polls to manipulate instead of report public opinion. Most polls showing Obama ahead are either oversampling Democrats (using 2008 as a model instead of more recent elections) or understating Romney’s lead among independents. The Weekly Standard reports that through 2004, every incumbent whose Gallup approval rating was less than 50 percent at this point — as is Obama’s — lost. In Ohio, thousands more Republicans have ordered absentee ballots than Democrats. Also, I’m skeptical that all poll respondents are being completely candid in their positive responses about Obama for fear of being accused of racism or of being out of step with the manufactured media narrative that Obama is a likable person.

    8) Obama is having some difficulty with his base, which is why his campaign is increasingly desperate and shrill. Some blacks are so angry over his liberal social views they may stay home. Some Jews are awakening to Obama’s mistreatment of Israel. If Obama were so confident, he wouldn’t be so flagrantly neglecting his official duties to feverishly campaign.

    9) Conservatives have never been more motivated. Americans reject Obama’s radical liberalism. Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat; Democrats took a “shellacking” in the 2010 congressional races; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won; a strong majority of Americans still hate Obama’s proudest achievement, Obamacare; the tea party is more energized than ever; and grass-roots Americans voted with their bellies for Chick-fil-A.

    10) Americans haven’t given up on America yet. They recoil at Obama’s socialist rantings, redistributionism, class warfare, race baiting, apologies for America, attacks on business and domestic energy producers, and bizarre and offensive statements that “the private sector is fine” and that the death of our ambassador was “a bump in the road.”

  2. Mmmm….you’re delicious….

    I must say that all of us are trying to figure out what wankish is ever since M. posted ‘wonky”. I believe it to be a form of the word wonky. You’re an “administrator”, so you tell me!

    • Definition:
      “Wankish” has been used to describe an RPG character’s alignment (“what’s yer alignment?” “wankish” “as opposed to good or evil?”). But more generally, it indicates a general condition of wankery. Similar to wanky.

      won·ky
      Adjective:
      1.Crooked; off-center; askew.
      2.(of a thing) Unsteady; shaky: “sitting on wonky stools”.

    • Haven’t you heard, crawfish? All the polls are rigged to favor Democrats. And so when Romney loses (as even many conservatives are now saying is likely), it will just be a sign that the Dems cheated–probably with the help of Muslims, European Socialists, labor unions (except NFL referees, who apparently have the only good union), Hugo Chavez, space aliens and Obama’s great-grandson traveling back in time. Remember, really isn’t these people’s strong suit. But damn, they can be entertaining.

    • “Can I call you delusional? Or the author anyways. At this point i think it will take an act of God for Romney to win. . . best start praying.”

      You might be right CCF. All Obama really has to do is keep on buying everyone free cell phones.

      Not on his nickel though, of course. He’s on generous with other folk’s money. 🙂

  3. Don’t forget it was all the liberal media’s polls that discouraged their voters and depressed their turnout. They have “internal” polls don’t you know, that show how it really is.

    I actually heard Romney already won. Those fascists libertards insist on actually voting a polling stations on election day and making us wait for official results. How lamestream can you get?

    • “How lamestream can you get?”

      Well, you can always fall back on Plan B — Just park the New Black Panthers at the polling booths like you did last time, and you are a shoe in to win for sure. Nothing like a little voter intimidation to go with the voter fraud.

      I’ll take mine over easy please, light on the salt. 🙂

    • I love it. The Commie Crustacean is quoting from Brad Friedman, a leftist lying “investigative journalist” in league with convicted Speedway Bomber, Bret Kimberlin.

      Lee Stranahan posted this about your source:

      As we talk about Brett Kimberlin — the unrepentant Speedway Bomber I feature in this video – it’s important to realize that Kimberlin doesn’t act alone as a leftist activist. He has a partner named Brad Friedman, who runs the BradBlog.

      Here’s Freidman’s short bio from the BradBlog.

      Brad is an independent investigative journalist, blogger, broadcaster, VelvetRevolution.us co-founder, expert on issues of election integrity, and a Commonweal Institute Fellow.

      Velvet Revolution’s other co-founder is Brett Kimberlin. I can’t find any explanation that Friedman has given for why he’s working with Brett Kimberlin or who he feels about Kimberlin’s violent criminal past and complete lack of remorse for his victims.

      Stacy McCain at The Other McCain has been on this as well as L.A. County Assistant District Attorney, Patrick Frey (Patterico) has noted his issues with these fools. I wrote about the communists at the Commonweal Institute here.

      You certainly have the right to source your information from wherever you like but you should understand where the information is coming from. I would stipulate that in this case the reportage appears to be correct in that the firm retained in the past by Republicans was fired for what they were alleged to have done. I take issue, not with your source but your line of reasoning.

      So let me get this straight. Republicans hire a firm as part of their GOTV efforts, the firm breaks the law, then they get fired. ACORN does the same for Democrats and it takes an act of Congress over Democrat objections to punish them, they re-form under other/new names continue doing what they were doing and the government continues to fund them.

      And somehow the Republicans are responsible of voter fraud? It would seem to me that once they were aware that they acted in accordance with their positions.

      Hahahahaha!

      That desperation that you smell – coming from you.

  4. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

    In the meantime I will dream up ways to spend the extra money we will tax from you once Obama wins, thanks to Romney, and when they keep the Senate, thanks to Akin.

    I think a nice hefty grant to lesbian (the ugly kind, so leave rule 5 out of this) feminist artist colony that has applied for funding to stop the contstuction of that mean ole Canadian pipeline on the grounds it will minimally impact a spider that can only be found in 300 distinct locales would be a nice start. They will probably need to build a 300 mill spider walkway (or would that be spinway?) to help them slowly migrate over the next 50 years. I be we could get one for under 10 billion dollars. Chump change, really. That’s why we’ll get it from you. 🙂

          • And so I shall vote for him…….it would’ve been nice to have one of the sisters handle these 13-year-old boys! And now I’m in a mood…..and I’m bleeding….. Let’s get started, shall, we? Change your avatar. The pic from the paper is far more hawt of you. Excuse me, now, but, I must give SBJ the bitter pill, as well. Yes, I’m in a fine mood…..

      • I realize that anything is possible, and as crooked as all govt. personnel have become, anything can be manipulated to suit some one’s end desires.
        BUT;
        I am continually hearing about groupings of Americans that will NOT vote for OWEbozo.
        The latest is the military. I was talking to some soldiers down here from Fort Rucker this past week and they said that they doubted even 10% of their military friends would vote for OWEbozo.
        A friend said her preacher at a Baptist church in Dothan begged the congregation to not vote for OWEbozo.
        I have been asking every sub-contractor and their employees on my jobs if they are voting for OWEbozo and have zero yeses for at least a month.
        like I said anything is possible, but I can’t see OWEbozo winning this part of Florida. I think he will lose so badly here that it will make up for some of the “gimme” votes he will get from So. Florida.

  5. Utah, ACORN broke no laws, they turned in some workers who put fake names on voter
    registration card….
    ACORN did in fact engage in no criminal wrongdoing by offering advice to a “pimp” and “prostitute” about how to hide assets and their business practices. Simply offering such advice is not illegal.
    The above quote is from Big Government, a blog associated with the late great Breitbart,

    as for the ‘pimp’ filmmaker…
    You may have heard that an independent report found that there was “no pattern of intentional, illegal conduct by ACORN.” But what they also found was that not only were the videos substantially edited but that the editing also involved substitute voiceovers of the faux pimp and hooker who made the videos. So it’s not really possible to see what the ACORN staffers were responding to.

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