Barack Obama: symbol of America’s decline

Obama, hypocrite in chief at the National Prayer Breakfast, and orchestrator of a bodyguard of lies
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Putative President Barack Obama will stay in office another four years. That our fellow travelers chose him shows how far America has declined. And America will only decline faster.

Why Barack Obama won again

The usual “talking heads” all guessed why the citizens (and maybe some non-citizens) chose Barack Obama again. Dick Morris had the most to explain. The day before the election, he said Mitt Romney would win with 325 electoral votes. The results were almost exactly the reverse. Dick Morris admitted he never counted on members of the Barack Obama coalition to show up yesterday as they did four years ago. But in saying that, he guessed that people in these “New Demographics” voted as they did because “Barack Obama cares about guys like me.” Yet Morris also said:

We must stop Obama’s socialist agenda. That’s our job for the next four years. We cannot allow Obama to magnify his narrow victory into a mandate for larger government, bigger spending, and less freedom.

But how, if half the voters are moochers and thieves at heart?

Barack Obama. President, or king?

Barack H. Obama. Photo: Pete Souza, January 13, 2009

Bill O’Reilly said it best: most Americans today “want more ‘stuff’.” Free “stuff.” Free hospitals, free gas, free food, free love. But any thinking person can find things that show what the real Barack Obama world will look like. From New Jersey: no gas. From Canada: wait for an operation until it no longer matters, because you’re dead. From Africa: famine. And from Saudi Arabia: dare strut your “stuff” in that kingdom, and it’s off with your head. Literally.

But even in New Jersey, people did not think. They voted lock-step for the man who promised them a handout. The rest of the country voted for this man after Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) slobbered all over him and let him pose, effectively, as a President in an emergency. (Memo from somebody who lives here: more than two thousand of my fellow townsfolk still don’t have electric power. I might lose it again in and for the next thirty-six hours, or longer.)

Incredibly, Chris Matthews of MSNBC really offered thanks for Hurricane Sandy.

I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things. No, politically I should say, not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.

Mitt Romney can blame himself, too. He threw away one opportunity after another to show Barack Obama up. In the third debate, he never pressed the point about the Benghazi attack. (Nor did he correct the record after Candy Crowley distorted it.) He made a greater effort to relieve some victims of Hurricane Sandy than Barack Obama did, but not nearly enough. (He could and should have shown the ineffectual and nowhere-to-be-found FEMA how to do things.)

Daniel Greenfield blames the Republican establishment. The problem: picking bland candidates and running a bland campaign. Ayn Rand criticized Barry Goldwater for the same thing in 1964: running a campaign with “nothing to say.

One thing the Republicans cannot blame is third-party candidates or movements. Those candidates barely registered in the vote count. Not one State went to Obama from “spoilage” or “vote splitting.” No, Mitt Romney failed to close the deal with those who valued their freedom. He cannot blame Gary Johnson or Virgil Goode or even Ron Paul for that failure.

What a Barack Obama win means

Immediately, last night’s results mean more gridlock. Barack Obama will stay in office four years, with a Republican House and a Democratic Senate. (And the controlling party in each chamber seems to have deepened its respective control.) Lanny Davis, former counsel to President Bill Clinton, urged Barack Obama to abandon his extreme stand and even be humble. Barack Obama is not humble. He is as overweeningly proud as the Devil himself. He said he would appeal to leaders of both parties. (See the second embed below.) But he is a full member of his base, and thinks like them. He also ran the campaign of Madame DeFarge. And everyone who voted against him is Charles Darnay d’Evremonde.

Pastor Alan B. Brown of Parsippany Baptist Church (Parsippany, NJ) sees a deeper meaning:

This last election is the product of American decline. America has declined for many years before this. Now it will decline even more rapidly.

He has more to base that on, than seeing Barack Obama stay in office. Colorado and Washington both legalized marijuana last night, along the same lines as alcoholic drinks. (A “toking age,” a limit to your stash, a license system, things like that.) But he also criticized his fellow Christians:

Too many who call themselves Christians, have [let] the culture [absorb them]. They live for free health care and other [free stuff]. That’s not what life is about. That’s not why we’re here. And they totally neglect the need to witness to their neighbors, remind them of the Grace of God and why they need to be saved.

By not sharing the Gospel, says Brown, America’s Christians let the non-Christians take over the culture, and the electorate. He told CNAV to expect the dominant culture to persecute Christians, eventually as severely as did the Emperors of Rome. But he reminded CNAV that the Church thrived in those baleful circumstances.

Tad Cronn of Godfather Politics said “the leash is off the lion.” He expects Barack Obama to act like a king. He and others called, not for open rebellion, but for leading others to understand our values, and resisting all efforts, in and out of government, to destroy them.

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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.

9 Responses to Barack Obama: symbol of America’s decline

  1. alex says:

    I dislike Obama as President, as did many of my peers. However, young people as a whole hated everything Romney stood for. THATS why he lost. Because people would rather things not get any better than risk living in a world that treats gays and women as second class citizens. So long as republican party represents the views of a dying patriarchy, the white house will belong to a Liberal.

    • Terry A. Hurlbut says:

      In other words, you and your peers bought the lies. Lies like saying it’s second-class citizenship if same-sex roommates sharing bed somehow deserve all the privileges and immunities of marriage. Or that swinging single women deserve to have the government buy contraceptives for them. (In which, by the way, the government isn’t doing them any favors. Women risk forming clots in the deep veins of their legs, and throwing those clots into their lungs. Result: instant death.)

      • alex says:

        See…You have a right to that opinion but your views reflect those of an older generation increasingly out of touch with the realities of the 21st century. Homosexual “roomates” feel real love for each other and most Americans agree should be granted rights equal to their heterosexual peers.
        You clearly know very little about birth control or the demographic who uses it, but just to clarify, “swinging” women would be more likely to use condoms because they cannot verify that their partners do not have STDs. People who use birth control are generally either single and not having sex (they use it as a hormone regulation drug to make their period regular among other things) or people in a steady relationship who are know their partner is STD free and do not yet want a child.

        And for the record, I voted for Gary Johnson, because I do not support a two party system or imperialistic foreign policy.

        • Terry A. Hurlbut says:

          Well, that shows that Gary Johnson took votes away from Obama as well as Romney, and therefore spoiled nothing, as I said.

          As to foreign policy: the Obama foreign policy is mercurial. Better to leave well enough alone in Libya, for example. If Obama had, Ambassador Stevens would still live.

          Still: why did Sandra Fluke want “birth control” covered, as birth control? A doctor might prescribe those agents for any of a number of conditions I could name, and I doubt that any insurance plan would refuse to cover it. No, Sandra Fluke wanted that preparation so that she could continue to take a lover or lovers.

          What you call “modern realities” are as old as Christianity itself. Paul of Tarsus wrote about such things in his Letter to the Romans, among other places. Nothing new under the sun, as King Solomon, near the end of his life, realized.

          • alex says:

            Regardless of Sandra Fluke, should an insurance company have the right to push its views onto the people they insure? Most people have little to no say about their health care provider, it is usually chosen by their employer.

            People will not persecute Christians so long as Christians do not tell us how we should live our lives. Yet you continue to dictate what medications we can take and who can and cannot get married.

          • Terry A. Hurlbut says:

            Yes. An insurance company is a private entity. It has the right of freedom to trade, or not to trade, for any reason whatever, on terms that it can negotiate. Neither you nor I nor any other person has the authority to interfere with that, be we citizens or lawful (or unlawful) residents. If you claim to be a libertarian, then you must remember to embrace all of the libertarian philosophy, not just that which affects your personal right to toke up, or her right to take lovers.

            And the employer, likewise, has the absolute right to offer any terms he pleases to those in his employ. The employee, of course, has the absolute right to stay, or go, as he pleases. The terms and conditions of employment, including salary and fringe benefits, are those that the market traffic will bear. Neither your vote, nor mine, nor any act of Congress, nor any court order, may interfere with that. Not, that is, if you claim to be a libertarian.

            As to persecution: you may speak for yourself. Right now I have little evidence to see whether you speak truth or falsehood. But I detect in the above comment a monumental inconsistency in your application of your claimed philosophy.

            Did you vote for Gary Johnson because he really promised greater liberty to everyone? Or did you vote for Gary Johnson because you found him a more consistent liberal than Barack Obama (anti-war, to be specific)?

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