I have many things to take responsibility for, but possibly the most grievous sin that I committed against you all (I really wanted to say “y’all”) was my assertion that we must factor electability into the selection of our candidate. I bent my own philosophical leanings to allow me to come out in support of a liberal leaning, northeastern corridor Republican, Mitt Romney, because I thought that most people would see the innate goodness of this man through his family, in the way that he treats his friends, his long and ethical business career and his documented service to his fellow man and most of all, his devotion to God and his church.
In the desire to have a truly good man in the Oval Office, I was ready to allow a slightly “progressive” bent because, after all, there was the true conservatism of Paul Ryan on the ticket to quell Mitt’s “progressive” flirtations. For me to really get behind the ticket, I needed that last push, to see the light. Ryan was the “light” for me.
And yet, after a couple weeks of enthusiasm, Romney put the light under a bushel.
Ryan went easy on Slow Joe in the debate and then sort of faded from view. That worried me. I and some of my conservative friends took that as a sign that maybe Romney had picked Ryan as a little window dressing to calm the conservative worries – that might help explain some of the lower than expected white male turnout, who knows? The election data will be sliced and diced and we will fuss and discuss this until the mid-terms in 2014 and probably won’t have a definitive answer even then.
But we do have a definitive answer on one thing. The character of the person supported by Democrats doesn’t matter. In choosing Obama, they preferred a proven liar, a duplicitous and subservient man whose rhetoric caused a man to go to prison for a year for exercising his First Amendment rights so he could appease the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists in America (yeah, right – it was a parole violation – but we all know that there are people walking the streets today that have done far more and received far less in punishment), a man who was callous enough to celebrate and take credit for killing Osama bin Laden and then obfuscate and shirk responsibility when four American government employees, including our Ambassador, were brutally murdered during a desperate seven hour battle in Benghazi, Libya – that according to reports, was watched in real time in Washington, D.C.
They preferred a man who filled his cabinet with tax cheats and Marxist radicals and supports the most politicized and corrupt Attorney General in the history of the American Republic, one so corrupt as to be charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate in the investigation of a program owned by this Administration, Fast and Furious, that to date tallied a dead US ICE agent, Brian Terry, and over 300 (and counting) Mexican citizens. Of course, Holder was “cleared” by his own investigator but the White House also asserted executive privilege over information related to the issue, even as they maintained that they knew nothing about it. A question: how can executive privilege be claimed if there is no information shared between the President and one of his advisors?
There was a majority of the Obama electorate who said that Obama’s leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was “important to their decision” when the man did nothing but a romantic beach walk with Chris Christie (another mistake of mine was to defend this quisling, Christie’s aspirations in the Republican Party are over as far as I am concerned) and stopped by for a photo op. Three weeks on, people are still suffering without power, food and fuel in one of the most accessible areas in the country.
And yet America not only elected – we re-elected – this man, this charlatan, this vehicle of Marxist evil, over a truly good and honorable man.
I want to say that I have met Romney. Folks, I know a lot of you have been convinced out there that this guy is the problem with America. He’s not. He’s a very good man; he cares greatly about this country. … He’s a great patriot. I know that that side is going to paint him as the trouble with America. If he’s the trouble with America – if he’s the trouble with America, folks, this country does have a lot, a lot of problems.
I once told my good friend, Black3, that I had faith in the American people. November 6, 2012 may well have been the beginning of the end for that faith, at least in the people who made up the Obama electorate. When honor, honesty and virtue are overcome by dishonor, prevarication and immorality just so we can each have thirty pieces of silver, there just may not be enough individual integrity left in the majority for America to survive.
So my deepest apologies to all who heeded my call to Romney’s side, to those who listened to my analysis that we had a chance to win, that we had an opportunity to set right the course toward economic, political and spiritual revival.
I was wrong. I trusted the American people. It saddens me to admit that I was wrong but I was. America has inhaled the first drag of the gateway drug of socialism and now craves the hard stuff. There is a demographic out there who wants Marxism because they are ignorant of the history of oppression and death it eventually brings. They think it is scholarships to art school, free Che t-shirts for life and a guaranteed job.
One man said to me, “government is not the problem, government is the help.” And another, “All those arts problems, I know I still have a future–I’m an art student….We need just a little bit on taxes and it manages to even out for everyone…really they’re not going to miss $25,000 a year, which could help pay for a whole family for a year. Like, let’s be serious.”
A nation of asexual drones. Is that our future?
Maybe Glenn Beck is right, conservatives have been exiled – hard to believe due to the county by county electoral maps – but from an ideological perspective, we are now serfs in thrall to the creeping blue death that has infected the upper Midwest, the northeast and the left coast. Our religious beliefs and faith in God are under attack (even as they use Islam as their surrogate), our values are considered backward, our devotion to self-determination and freedom is considered outdated and passé and our love of the Constitution and respect for First Principles are mocked.
Maybe it is time for conservatives to move out of the blue states and into the red. When an army is defeated in battle and scattered, the first thing that is done is to concentrate the remaining forces for a counterattack. I am very pleased that when I come back to the US that I likely will be in the Florida panhandle or Texas (I will eventually retire in Utah) where I can live amongst people who share and respect my values and ideals.
Mea culpa. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.