Confidence: Why Obama Loses In A Landslide.

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

Much has been written and said about why and how Barack Obama became elected our 44th President. Every, "expert," and his brother has sounded off with some reason or another. I have heard some of the most nuanced and smart sounding crap in explanation of this, as if a vote were indeed some great mystery of the ages, that only those with decades spent in earnest study could possibly decipher.

After all of that, here is the reason. Barack Obama was elected to be our chief executive because 52% if Americans strategically located in our various states believed, rightly or wrongly, that he would be the best choice to create an environment where they would experience the greatest improvement in their living standards. While the sentence is longer than I wanted it to be, the concept is still very simple. We, as Americans want to to enjoy the best possible standard of living that we can carve out for ourselves. Two points about this standard of living. One, we like enjoying the fruits of our labors, and we like working for those rewards. Two, we like doing it for ourselves, and feeling necessary. Being needed, is as basic a human instinct as breathing. In as much as people end up voting for the Socialized protections afforded by left of center benefactors, it is invariably because they have been scared into believing that some bogey man was waiting around the corner to steal away from them the fruits of their labors.

Here is why I believe that in 10 months time, Barack Obama will take his well deserved place as an ex President. His campaign in 2012 will not be based on convincing Americans that his policies will lead to a greater standard of living for them. He has no choice but to convince Americans that they can not have the standard of living that they want to have. He instead will try to manage expectations to the point where people are willing to expect a lower standard of living based upon the mistaken belief that the successful people in our society won't let them have what they have earned. Class envy, fear of his competitors, manufactured crises, and a message of soaking the rich to benefit the collective is what his 2012 campaign will be about.

Over the last two years, I have been involved in several spirited debates about how electable Barack Obama is or isn't. During each debate, three major points always seem to come up, and neither one mind you involves any actual discussion on his agenda. One, Obama is viewed as some sort of Messianic figure by a number of his supporters. Two, the main stream media is in the tank for all things left of center and will not ever question, vet, investigate, nor even report on the goings on in the Obama world. Three, his war chest will be $1 Billion. I will stipulate to two of those three points, and I still believe that he is toast. Here is why.

While it is true that many bought previously the Obama is some sort of transcendent figure, he himself is now actively campaigning against that view. Think about it for a moment. 4 years ago, while he accepted the nomination for his party as candidate Obama, he proclaimed that this was the moment when the Earth began to heal, and the waters began to recede. Compare that with his latest State of the Union address, where he redefined the American Dream as people just wanting a decent place to live and the ability to have free health care, in order to avoid bankruptcy. Telling Americans that they can not work hard to determine for themselves, what lifestyles they ultimately get to enjoy, is not a winning message to deliver. The last 4 political candidates for our Presidency that delivered this message are, in order of appearance, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and Michael Dukakis. I would understand if those names mostly do not ring any bells, as history as rendered them to the deserved place of obscurity that they all so richly belong. Jimmy Carter did become our 39th President, but not based on his malaise message, that wonderful campaign platform did not happen until after his policies reached their inevitable failure. So, when Barack Obama resurrected the moth balled Carter ideas, the same inevitable failure naturally followed. The same message of accept the malaise has also followed. This message is a loser, no matter how much money little Barry has to spread it with.

Yes the media performed a disservice to all Americans for their lack of any type of attempt to vet Barack Obama, their complete lack of candor in accurately or even actually reporting on what his agenda would look like, their obvious cheer leading for his candidacy, their filtering of news to report for the express purpose of swaying public sentiment and thus opinion. The simple fact is, that this remains far easier to do with candidate Obama than it will be for President Obama. Americans have seen the Marxist Agenda, and they do not like it one little bit. We have outlets for our voices as well, and there are some things that have already been forgotten.

A short list to follow here. He used his political capital and the first two years of his Presidency passing three massively destructive pieces of legislation during the worst recession since WWII, none of the three had anything to with solving our economic problems. That legislation includes the Bailouts, Obamacare, and Dodd Frank. I expect who ever is our nominee to help their fellow Americans to remember this. He purchased weapons and gave them away to Mexican Drug Lords for the express purpose of promoting violent crime so that he could sway public opinion to be more amenable towards fire arms regulation. (He purposefully sought the death of American citizens in order to push gun control.) He lied to the American People about anything related to the, "Green Economy," in order to push for his initiatives which turned out to be nothing more than his Marxist leanings legislated or pushed by executive fiat, and to pay off his campaign donors. Once the whole crony capitalism empire started to collapse, he doubled down and is still out there touting businesses and industries which have already gone bankrupt. The entirety of the Middle East and North Africa are in flames, and currently in the hands of the very same people who flew planes into the Pentagon and the WTC. We actually fought along side of those very same evil thugs in the case of Libya, and have heralded the arrival of those same thugs in the case of Egypt. I don't know when I've felt so proud. Our national debt has gone from a serious problem to being a point of despair that makes me look back to the days of $450 Billion deficits as the good old days of responsibility. Gasoline is on the way to $5 per gallon, and the President's answer is to force it higher so that we will all use public transportation or spend a massive amount of money on his electric cars, which will still rely on electricity. This will be a problem as well, since he has stated that his goal is to bankrupt the coal burning power plants, even though they account for the vast majority of our electrical productive capacity.

I could keep going on, but I believe that we should all get the point by now. Don't despair, Whether it be Gingrich, whom I like, Santorum, or Romney, Barack Obama will have a long and healthy life, during which he will be reminded daily that the American People rejected both him and his ideas by an overwhelming margin. To make this vision a reality, all we need do is not to lose faith, to keep spreading the word, and to get out there and cast our votes when the time comes.

Cross Posted at Musings of a Mad Conservative.

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Comment by John "Jack" Wilkins on February 24, 2012 at 11:19pm

This time we need to actively campaign for whoever the nominee is. McCain allowed the media and Dems steamroll over him. If our candidate won't fight back, we need to do it for him. We can't allow this guy 4 more years. Even if we can block his initiatives in the Congress, he still can appoint at least 2 more Supreme Court Justices, block all attempts to repeal ObamaCare, kill all efforts to achieve energy independence and get a handle on our deficit and debt. Four more years of this might damage the US economy beyond repair. We have to fight for this election like our Country's sovereignty and our Freedom is at stake because it is.

Comment by Edie Boudreau on February 22, 2012 at 4:43pm

We won't have to worry about fraudulent votes and corrupt judges and politicians if every one of you will take the time to write or call your own State's Attorney General and Secretary of State and demand that they refuse to allow Obama to have a Ballot for your State Election because he is NOT a Natural Born Citizen and therefore, is not eligible to even run.  The attorneys in Georgia are appealing Judge Malahi's decision to let him have a Ballot because he ignored the Constitution's definition and used some lower state's court decision to define a Natural Born Citizen.  If he had been vetted before the 2008 election, he wouldn't have been allowed to run there either, but the majority of our politicians and judges are so corrupt that they turn tail and run when they are bought or threatened.  Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and all other politicians who supported him without vetting him should all go to prison and tried for Treason.  Obama's father was a Kenyon, and a British citizen when Obama was born, and the Constitution says a natural-born citizen must be born in our country and be a child of two American citizens.  PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO WRITE!!

Comment by Brad Myers on February 22, 2012 at 1:41pm

Great Read!!!....  One of the things that I continue to bring up with my left loony liberal uncle is the fact of Obama (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro from Indonesia) will be soooooooo embarassed by not getting re-elected in Nov 2012.  For a country to vote out a youthful President (and family), indicates sooooooo much about the individual we put in the White House in the first place.   

Comment by JAY DWYER on February 22, 2012 at 1:01pm

Our Tea Party has a typically diverse group of people whose support is spread out among the remaining 4 candidates and some still hoping for a Christie or Palin tp get back in.

The one thing we ALL AGREE on is that the First Term of any of these candidates will be FAR SUPERIOR than a second term of Obama.

I would happily vote for Lassie instaed of Barry !

The Voters are Coming !

Jay Dwyer

Greater Waltham Tea Party


Comment by William Homolka on February 22, 2012 at 10:52am
And may we demand prison for this fraudulent usurper! Amen.
Comment by Jimmy Hight on February 22, 2012 at 8:20am


2012 The year of the NEWT................He has the vision for America that can and will bring prosperity for all not just a few. He has done this before while others took the credit and He will do it again....

Comment by Gary Covington on February 22, 2012 at 5:17am

I just hope everyone will start to come to there senses and get behind Gingrich pretty soon. I mean at first I liked Santorum  but the more I watched him and Gingrich debate the more and more I got behind Gingrich. I know that Gingrich could wipe the floor with Obama in any debate. As long as Fox News can do some of the debates or CSPAN. Santorum is a good debater but he just doesn't have the knowledge or experience that Gingrich does and certainly can't debate near as well as Santorum.can. I know some of you may disagree with me but I am not insulting Santorum I am just saying Gingrich is more experienced as a politician and a debater. Which has been proved by Gingrich's past as Speaker of the house and his past ability to work with the left and balance the budget. Plus had excess to boot. I don't recall Santorum doing anything like that when he was in office. As a matter of fact Santorum couldn't even get re-elected in his own state. So again I am wondering why we aren't all backing Gingrich who can clearly beat Obama. Just a thought.:)

Comment by Doug Nicholson on February 22, 2012 at 12:52am

Conservative voters (all conservatives, I would hope!) need to understand that it is imperative that Odumbo be replaced in Jan., '13. If this means holding your nose and voting for someone who wasn't your choice for the nomination, then in order to save the United States of America, it will be your patriotic duty to do so.


Comment by Jerold Ross on February 22, 2012 at 12:17am

Wasn't the margin between Obama and McCain only about 48% to 52%?  Hell, that's no landslide. I think the loss of five or ten percent of voters will make a huge difference. If McCain can do this good, Newt would butcher him.[Ovomitt]

Comment by Grace Kirby on February 22, 2012 at 12:17am

If people will pay attention, Obama will definitely lose.  Here is a candidate who puts forth the ideas and the plan for a better America.  Newt Gingrich at Oral Roberts University, Feb. 20. 2012.  The video is over an hour long and includes about 20 minutes of Q&A.  Worth listening for the substance, the humor and the lessons.

Watch the full speech here. In the speech, he talked about the Founding Fathers, his jobs and prosperity plan, his plan to drill here and drill now, and more.

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