Pray for America Then Fasten Your Seat Belts The Next Four Years Are Going to Be a Bumpy Flight .
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
-The Gods of the Copybook Headings-Rudyard Kipling
During the 2008 campaign, I explained to my friend and teacher Professor Barry Rubin, that people will not realize what Barack Obama was all about until he is elected but by then it will be too late. By the end of 2009 Rubin (a traditional liberal) was agreeing with me that the presidency of Barack Obama was turning into a disaster.
Today America chose to reelect Barack Obama for another term as President and just as I said four years ago, I believe that America will now learn about the real Barack Obama, the one who never has to worry about getting voter approval, satisfying campaign donors. This Obama will be more radical then he has ever been before.
Allow me to provide some insight into what happened, and take a look into the future:
Negative Advertising Works: Obama’s “machine” accused Romney of causing a steel worker’s wife to die from cancer, not paying taxes, hating poor people, wanting bad air, hating sick children, wanting to ban contraception and wanting to kill grandma. Romney’s supporters were accused of being racist and in at least one case (me) of being anti-Semitic. While the Republicans were still fighting it out in the primaries Obama was already bombarding the swing states with the negative ads. In the end they were too hard to overcome.
Benedict Arnold: Also known as NJ Governor Chris Christie. While many of us were trying to get power and looking for a way to stay warm, Christie was giving Obama a platform to look presidential at disaster for the first time (with BP for example it took months before Obama visited the Gulf). Christie’s motivation was not to help his state (it didn’t– New Jersey is much worse off than Long Island) but to help his own reelection chances. Thanks to the Governor’s efforts for five days the Romney campaign couldn’t “buy” coverage and all we saw was that same picture of the Republican Governor and the Progressive President walking arm in arm. The exit polls mentioned the President’s handling of Hurricane Sandy as a big positive and influencer.