Have we ever been more polarized as a nation in our lifetimes? The popular vote for President of the United States came down to a 49 – 49 percent split, with Barack Obama carrying 48,594,402 votes to Romney’s 48,728,463. CNN’s take was “President Barack Obama rode a wave of broad support from minorities, women and moderates to win re-election Tuesday by defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Democratic strongholds and key battleground states.”
That’s true. But there is plenty missing from the overview. Regrettably, far too many Americans have willingly become part of the dependency class, losing the deeply engrained work ethic and self reliance that made our country great. The “Shining City on the Hill” which Ronald Reagan described with such eloquence, was populated by Americans who cherished our founding documents — because they knew the treasures they contained. Today, schools specialize in liberal indoctrination. Diversity, sustainability, moral relativism, secular humanism, and revisionist history — negative chapters of the past — take center stage, while teaching Al Gore’s theories of global warming rather than Western Civilization and American History. Our students can’t write in cursive, do basic math, or find Japan on a map, but their union teachers demand more pay, tenure and no accountability.
The minorities who provided that “wave of broad support,” to Obama voted for his implementation of the DREAM Act and non-enforcement of illegal immigration, in effect throwing out a red carpet for a greater invasion of our country. In the end, winning mattered more than the rule of law or national sovereignty. Racial politics cannot be ignored. In 2008, Obama won the black vote by 96%.
American citizens are unemployed in numbers unmatched since the Great Depression over 75 years ago. Record numbers of homeowners have seen their homes foreclosed and their savings depleted, yet talk remains of gifting green cards to “guest workers.” Missing from the dialogue is the fact that the unemployment rate under Obama has exceeded 8 percent for 43 months — the longest period of such high joblessness since the start of monthly records in 1948. Still Obama, a classic redistributionist, demonizes job creators as he fosters class warfare, even siding with the anti-Capitalist “Occupiers.”
Republicans will hold their majority in the U.S. House, as Democrats retain their majority in the Senate — ensuring another divided Congress. After four years in office and with Obama’s own party in control of the senate, it’s stunningly shameful that no budget was offered during the entire past four years, in which he spent an inordinate amount of time blaming his predecessor for every ill since the black plague.
Most importantly, Obama has had a complacent accomplice in the national press, which gave him a pass on the unfathomable national debt and wild spending. He was given a wink and a nod on the implementation of a costly and unsustainable government mandated health care scheme. The “Fast and Furious” scandal was swept away. The press went mum on the September 11 attack resulting in the murders of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens at our consulate in Libya, as lies mounted upon lies, and answers are still not forthcoming. Imagine the calls for his head, if a Republican Commander-in-Chief had acted in such a duplicitous and despicable manner. Obama and his minions recoil from calling terrorism by it’s rightful name, instead laying blame on returning U.S. military vets.
Yes, the election news is difficult to take. And even with the facts staring us squarely in the face, it is even more difficult to comprehend how it happened. Our nation is beset by unsustainable debt and mired in a fiscal crisis for which Barack Obama must take responsibility. Our national debt was $10.6 trillion on Jan. 20, 2009, when he took office, and has added another $5.4 trillion since – more than Bush amassed in his two full terms.
Locally, there is good news. Despite the daily newspaper’s relentless attacks against him, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio handily won reelection and will be serving an unprecedented sixth term. Proposition 115 lost by a decisive 4-1 margin (a tinkering of judicial merit selection that the judges supported since it increased their terms and age of retirement). Prop. 121 (Top-2 primary, a liberal device for shackling GOP primary election gains) and Prop. 204 (a permanent extension of the temporary sales tax hike), supported by the newspaper both failed by 2 – 1 margins.
Proof is in the pudding as the old saying goes. The AZ República is not simply a paper tiger — it is a toothless one at that. How long it will last charging for its irrelevant content might be a good contest for our reader‘s amusement.