Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The "O Love Fest" and the Election

Okay, so a late night comedy show might not be technically "the media" in the same sense as a news organization. But this week's little "slow jam" on Jimmy Fallon's late night show is a classic example of what the Republicans will be up against between now and November.

It's no secret that the majority of the official news media, entertainment figures and the like are biased in favor of the left and the Democrats. Their fawning, non-vetting coverage helped Barack Obama get elected the first time around. While some of the far left harrumph and express disappointment that Obama hasn't moved left enough, there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that they'll put their dissatisfaction aside this fall and vote to re-elect Obama. I also agree with those who predict that this campaign will be one of the nastiest in U.S. history.

The left will not give up power without throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the GOP nominee, and down the food chain to Congress. They might even throw the kitchen sink. The main concern I have is that the GOP will try to out-Democrat the Democrats, thinking that will ensure their election. It will turn out to be the opposite. There needs to be a clear, well-articulated conservative alternative and message. The GOP has not shown itself capable of giving that in recent years, and the "establishment" of the party hasn't helped. They still think candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain, etc. will light people's fires. I fear that Mitt Romney is cut out of the same cloth, and it didn't help my views any when he reportedly picked an open homosexual to be his foreign policy adviser. That was Romney's way of telling conservatives to pound sand.

There are days when I wonder how much longer our Republic will stand. But that is in the hands of God. We have to remain faithful even when faithlessness spreads like gangrene.

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