Bullet Points From the After Action Report
“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.” –Thomas Jefferson (1775)
Tuesday, the final ballot-box battle to unseat Barack Hussein Obama was narrowly repelled, but in the process, his socialist cadres exposed the full range of weapons and tactics in their arsenal. While our unceasing efforts to defend Liberty would have received an assist by a Romney-Ryan victory, our mission in support of Liberty is not predicated upon who sits in the White House or on Capitol Hill.
While the Obama-Biden ticket’s marginal victory certainly does not constitute a mandate, Obama will pursue his statist agenda as if he had won every vote rather than just the slim 50.4 percent majority. His objective remains “fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” and he will pursue the centerpiece of that objective, breaking the back of free enterprise, with vigor.
Future Battle Bullet Points:
Obama: 60.6 million or 50.4 percent. Romney: 57.8 million, 48.1 percent. Turnout was down 14 million votes and Obama got almost 10 million fewer votes than in 2008. Romney received two million fewer votes than McCain in 2008, but final counts are not in yet. Increased voter turnout of three Democrat constituencies, black, Latino and 18-30-year-old voters, above average election turnouts prior to 2008 accounted for 6 percent of the popular vote — which put Obama over the top. Obama lost all states that require voter photo IDs. He won four states which accept non-photo IDs, such as utility bills and bank statements (Washington, Colorado, Ohio and Virginia). He won the states that require no voter IDs (Minnesota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nevada). Exit polls in key swing states won by Obama indicated that there were significantly fewer votes cast by faith-motivated voters.
Why were seasoned conservative campaign experts completely wrong in their predictions of a big Romney win in the closing days of the campaign?
Michael Barone declared, “Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223.” George Will predicted a Romney electoral win of 321-217. Dick Morris foresaw “a massive win for Romney.” Ann Coulter determined, “I can’t see a scenario where Romney wins less than 273 electoral votes.”
But what none of the A-team could see was Romney’s grassroots deficit. Like Mitt Romney, these erstwhile analysts were, and remain, unwittingly insulated from the reality of grassroots America. From down here at ground level, it was apparent that Team Romney had not embraced the messages needed to draw moderate grassroots Americans to his side of the ledger. The last Republican to succeed in that endeavor was Ronald Reagan.
Weeks ago, Team Patriot prepared and delivered a Memo to Mitt From Grassroots Americans to his communications director. Unfortunately, despite repeated efforts, it did not get through the gauntlet of Romney’s campaign professionals, who seemed certain that they already had the formula for a victory. Maybe it was the price of our advice that caused them to ignore it — it was free.Could that grassroots memo have made a difference? Well, a swing of a few hundred thousand votes of the tens of millions cast in swing states would have resulted in a Romney win. Could Romney have won if his campaign had done more to invigorate grassroots voters? We’ll never know.
So, what’s up from here? Here’s the short list: Debt, taxes, layoffs, government regulations, health care mandates, welfare, food stamps, government plantation populations, ignorance, inflation (just watch), black socialist, Latino socialist, unmarried female socialist, arrested development adolescent socialist — and Leftists on the Supreme Court to support all of the above! And a few other things that are up: Submission to China, Russia and Islamofascists, and the threat of another devastating strike by al-Qa’ida on U.S. soil.
Apparently, sometimes Obama does tell the truth: “I actually believe in redistribution.”
A handout is much easier to sell than a hand up, and, frankly, it’s remarkable that almost half of American voters still support free enterprise over statist socialist redistribution. Once again, as avowed socialist George Bernard Shaw smugly declared: “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
Obama will use his second term Senate majority to implement gun control measures. Memo to Dianne Feinstein: I recall that the first shots of the American Revolution were to repel government efforts to capture and destroy arms and supplies stored by the Massachusetts militia in the town of Concord. Bring it on!
I grieve that our young military men and women will have to continue to salute Barack Obama as their CINC for the next four years, but I remind them that their oath is to “support and defend” our Constitution, not Obama.
Former DemoGogue Chairman Howard Dean declared the only way Obama could lose would be voter fraud. The reality is, he got elected by defrauding voters.
There were reasons that our Founders insisted that voters be property owners (tax payers) — in today’s parlance, taxpayers are the only folks with skin in the game. Of course, they revolted over a three-pence tax on tea — and would most assuredly wonder why Americans have tolerated the oppressive taxes levied today.
Most revealing Leftmedia remark on Obama’s win: “I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things. … The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.” –MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on the benefits of Hurricane Sandy for Obama. That prompted this response from the New York Post: “Millions of his fellow citizens encounter appalling deprivations along the way — well, to Matthews, they’re just eggs to be broken for the Obama omelet. … Matthews lives in the very rich and overwhelmingly white Maryland township of Chevy Chase — which makes his pious sermonizing about GOP ‘elitism’ just another bucket of moral bilge.”
Get ready for the 2014 midterms!
It’s a fine thing to live in a region of the nation that consistently supports our Constitution, and more particularly to live in the Great State of Tennessee, where my fellow residents gave Romney 60 percent of the popular vote and secured a supermajority in both chambers of our state legislature who will work well with our Republican governor.
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