Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands. Cults everywhere: Islam, the State, the cult of Gay and Queer, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, 'Science', Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion....a nice variety for the human-hater, amoral, anti-rationalist to choose from. It is so much fun mocking them isn't it ?
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori - Time Flies Remember Death
Consider these facts for 'conservatives' [a large brand with many variants] and the future is not that grim:
-In 2012 there were 13 million less voters than in 2008.
-Across the country, on a county by county basis, the Republicans picked up support in 2012 vs. 2008, as a share of the vote. In other words the 'Red' market-share did go up vs. 2008.
[see this link for instance on 2012 voting patterns vs. 2008 and 2004].
-However, Romney won 2.2 million fewer votes than McCain. If he had kept McCain's vote tally he would not be President.
-Bush 2004 total number of votes: 62 million
-McCain 2008 total number of votes: 59.9 million
-Romney 2012 total number of votes: 57.6 million
The question Republicans need to answer is this: where did 3 to 13 million votes go ? Why did they stay home or perhaps vote for the unDemocratic party ? How is it possible that Romney did not get out the same vote, as McCain ?
There are 3 obvious answers to this question:
Romney's 'get out the vote' operation was inferior to that of the unDemocratic party [entirely true]. Ground operations will determine much in an election.
Romney did not sway enough independents and convince enough potential voters in key states to vote along the same patterns as McCain and Bush were able to do in 2008 and 2004 [Bush won Ohio and Florida for instance]. This is due to a number of factors, including mixed messaging, a late start on advertising and a campaign that frankly was not very good.
Future Republican efforts need to get out the vote; and at least peel off a few points from the Hispanic, Black and Single White Female votes. If they can do this, and get out the Bush-McCain base they once had, they should win the Presidency quite handily.
So all is not doom and gloom for conservatives or for America.
In winning his second-term Obama won a few more votes than McCain did in a losing effort in 2008. He won 8 million fewer than in 2008. So while the media and blogosphere will be atwitter with immature claims of the death of conservatism, and the elevation of socialism as the new American dream; the facts say otherwise. The US is still largely a center-right country. In that vein, you need a more conservative and dynamic figure than a McCain or Romney to fire up the base. You also need to do a lot more outreach work in getting support with Hispanics, Blacks and Single Female voters. Longer term projects need to also include more youth involvement and enticing Gays and Jews with specific programs targeting their concerns.
The conservative program has great appeal. It is broad-based and has much to commend it in all areas of life. The key is to educate the general voter about the program, and have a responsible party to implement it. Right now the current Republican party is only marginally conservative, and only fractionally better than the un-Democratic party. This is likely why 3 million votes disappeared in 2012 for Romney. Not only is his party disorganized, but it effectively mirrors the big-government designs of the un-Democratic party.
In appealing to Hispanics and Blacks, there are myriad problems which should be recognized. The Republicans have staffs of self-proclaimed geniuses and pundits who can surely find a way through the morass. A good article on the Hispanic community is below. It would apply in large part to the Black population as well.
Hispanics are not in-toto, what the media portrays them to be en-masse:
“A March 2011 poll by Moore Information found that Republican economic policies were a stronger turn-off for Hispanic voters in California than Republican positions on illegal immigration. Twenty-nine percent of Hispanic voters were suspicious of the Republican party on class-warfare grounds — “it favors only the rich”; “Republicans are selfish and out for themselves”; “Republicans don’t represent the average person”– compared with 7 percent who objected to Republican immigration stances.
And a strong reason for that support for big government is that so many Hispanics use government programs. U.S.-born Hispanic households in California use welfare programs at twice the rate of native-born non-Hispanic households. And that is because nearly one-quarter of all Hispanics are poor in California, compared to a little over one-tenth of non-Hispanics. Nearly seven in ten poor children in the state are Hispanic, and one in three Hispanic children is poor, compared to less than one in six non-Hispanic children. One can see that disparity in classrooms across the state, which are chock full of social workers and teachers’ aides trying to boost Hispanic educational performance.
The idea of the “social issues” Hispanic voter is also a mirage. A majority of Hispanics now support gay marriage, a Pew Research Center poll from last month found. The Hispanic out-of-wedlock birth rate is 53 percent, about twice that of whites.”
So much for the myth of the earnest church-going, family oriented, small-government loving Hispanic voter. A lot of energy and time, not to mention re-education to use the socialist's verbiage, will be needed to turn that cultural self-immolation, and reliance on the state, into something truly progressive and American. But it can be done.
Of corruption, socialism and division.....and maybe bankruptcy. Romney and the Republican establishment yet again, like in 2008, ran a bad non-conservative campaign with little in the way of clarity, or firm plans. The Republican party either needs to embrace American principles or conservatism, or be replaced by a party which does. Why bother to vote for statist-light, when you can get the real thing ? Or, why bother to vote for Romney, when at least the devil-you-know is making lots of promises and the devil-you-don't-know has no clear plans. Romney's campaign was poorly run, unclear and did not address the real issues facing America. Without a truly conservative agenda you are going to lose in most elections.
Obamunist is the worst leader the Americans have selected since Jimmy Carter. How does such an incompetent with a far-left socialist administration, steeped in 'Forward Together' National Socialist and Russian Communist vapidity and labels, win an election given the circumstances of a certain future recession, real unemployment at over 20%, a pro-Moslem anti-Jewish foreign policy, and gross negligence in geo-political affairs ?
There are 5 main reasons why the Obamunist – indeed any far left Mickey Mouse character speaking platitudes – can win an election in the US. The system is broken, the standards to be able to vote a joke, and the general political and economic illiteracy of the population quite fantastic.
1. Party affiliations and Party machines
The American Socialist Party or un-Democratic Party is rich, well-organized, and ruthless. 50% of voters identify themselves, their egos, their attitudes and their personalities with the unDemocratic Socialist party. The base is vast. The ASP could put a dead cat in a box, and it would collect 47% of the vote. The media would also declare it to be a god.
2. The Mainstream Media's addiction to government
In broad terms the MSM supports socialism, statism and more government – as long as the ASP is the party in power. G.W. Bush a big-spending statist was ridiculed and treated with opprobrium. Not the Obamunist. This disaster is supported, coddled, and enabled by the MSM. For whatever set of reasons – theological, ideological, cultural, narcissistic, egotistical – the MSM supports the Forward Together statist construct of the ASP.
Contrary to popular belief, the MSM is stronger than advertised and has a disproportionate ability to swing elections.
3. Bail out early, bail out often, buy firms, votes and 'empathy'
For corrupt politicians bailing out GM and Chrysler was a god-send. It is certain to buy votes in the key state of Ohio and beyond. Obamunist and friends won Ohio by less than 50.000 votes – all due to an illegal transaction which destroyed shareholders and bondholders and handed GM to the unions. GM owes $30 billion which will never be paid back and at some point, will request more 'help'. They will get it. Chrysler was given to Fiat and the unions, in a similar illegal [regarding private property and shareholder rights] agreement. No punishment for that at the polls.
The lesson is clear. Bailouts work. Do them early, do them often in the election cycle.
4. The Electoral College system is broken as is the voting system
The EC system operates as a huge riding system in a parliamentary system. The winner takes the entire 'riding allotment' of state seats if he carries the states popular vote. This system does not work very well. In each election 4 or 5 states are 'critical' to carry. The rest are ignored. The US needs to adopt the Canadian or English riding system, with Federal districts voting in a first past the poll system. The party which wins the most district seats will have their party leader assume the Presidency. The attempt to allow a direct vote for President, in a country of 330 million people is impossible and leads to political distortions.
The same is true of the voting system. About 1/3 of the voters do not possess assets or pay taxes [excluding seniors and vets]. If you allow these people to vote, they will vote for the politician which promises more transfers, more government, more corruption. A third of the electorate is thus permanently enfranchised as a socialist voting bloc. This has to go.
5. Cultural Marxist politics
Political illiteracy is a fact. 60% of American voters still blame Bush for the last recession and housing finance debacle. His administration is certainly a part of the failure. But so is a 70 year process of inserting government into housing finance. More relevant are the Democratic created and funded legacies of state managed firms like Freddie and Fannie, the CRA, the HUD and sundry cynical political-vote buying opportunities forwarded by government, to cause an escalation in housing supply and demand. And forget not the easy money with zero interest rate policy. The Republicans were just as guilty as the unDemocratic party for the housing finance collapse. But for a voter to blame Bush and Bush alone is a sign of gross ignorance. But that is the game – blame the other guy.
So it goes with cultural Marxist politics. Blame the other guy for all failures. Accept praise for anything that might have gone right. Or as with Benghazi and the Moslem 'terrorist' attack which took over a US embassy and murdered 4 Americans, ignore it. In this vein class warfare politics works. Soak the rich. Demonize the average white person [stupid, racist etc.]. Exalt the exotic of the multi-and-diversity cult.
If you look at who supported and voted for the Obamunist in key swing states you will find the following:
-93% of Blacks voted for his color.
-70% of Hispanics voted for the party which favours the illegal migrant.
-60% of college graduates many who are unemployed or bankrupt waiting for a government write-off of their student loans.
-95% of gays supported the socialists.
-75% of Jews vote unDemocratic.
-70% of union workers support the party of the state.
If the above are a large part of your base what do you do ? You pander. You create issues. You make sure that the 'other guy' is portrayed as evil and racist, not to mention uncultured and stupid. How could a racist white man understand abortion or gay rights they wail ?
Obamunist is a divider. Like all socialists he and his machine need to carve society up into little groups, pit them against each other, and buy their votes with sundry promises and enthusiastic empathy. Politics quickly devolves into vote-buying, bribery and demonizing of the opponent. For the American Socialist Party, all whites are racist; Blacks are oppressed; Gays have no rights; Abortion is about female freedom [the fetus be damned]; and the Church and Christian culture is to be managed and neutered, if not demonized and laughed at [Moslems are venerated of course]. No one knows why Jews vote en masse for the unDemocratic party, except that many Jews are socialists.
These 5 reasons are in a nutshell why the American Socialist Party won the Presidency. These factors will not change until America goes through some sort of bankruptcy and begins to have an earnest look at real reform to its voting and election systems; and a reappraisal of its culture and politics. Or maybe the USA will simply split up into 2 or more countries.
US unemployment is supposedly at 7.8 % - just in time for the election. How convenient. The key fact is this: If US employment rates were at pre-2009 levels, the unemployment rate would be 11%. In other words, 5 millions have stopped looking for work, another 4 million are on disability since 2009; and 5-10 millions are under-employed. Employment rates are now at 1980 levels.
“The Labor Department reported today that U.S. employers added 114,000 jobs in September. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent – where it was when Barack Obama took office and not at the 5.8 his administration forecasted.
No doubt, the top headline of a dropping unemployment rate is helpful for the president. Democrats are celebrating. While this is certainly better news than we’ve been getting – which tells us more the sad expectations we have in the Obama era – the new unemployment rate reflects deep economic stagnation and maybe a new normal.
The 114,000 jobs created in September is below the average created this year, which was 146,000.
The 114,000 jobs created in September is below the average created last year, which was 153,000.
The U-6 unemployment number, which reflects the entire labor situation, was basically unchanged at 14.7 percent.
If labor participation was where Obama had inherited it from George W. Bush, the unemployment rate would be closer to 11 percent.
Part-time people employment jumped from 582,000 to 8,613,000, the most since October 2011, and the largest one month jump since February 2009. That means the quality of jobs people are finding is dropping.
And a comparison: During the Ronald Reagan recovery the country average around 275,000 new jobs a month.
If bringing the unemployment rate back to the 7.8 percent (with fewer people working at lousier jobs) is what a stimulus plan, three rounds of quantitative easing and endless spending gets us, this presidency can be safely categorized as one of the worst investments in history.”