-by Geoff Caldwell-
It references the longest wait I had ever in my life waited in line to vote and reflects the most fulfilling and most rewarding hour and a half in line I’d ever spent.
My twitter feed was filled with similar stories from fellow conservatives east of Missouri where polls had already been open a couple hours. I left that little church feeling confident of a Romney win and that America had dodged the bullet of dependency that Obama, Pelosi and Reid had been pushing for four long and dangerous years.
I went to bed that night more depressed than I had ever been. I had never felt so helpless in all my life. I had never before questioned that America was no longer America.
All the warning signs were there, all the evidence was right in front of them, yet for one reason or another, just enough of my fellow Americans fell for the Obama b.s. and voted for more years of divisiviness, demagoguery, and class warfare.
So just what DID happen that turned that Tuesday morning that dawned so bright into a night so dark?
If you’re a “taker” or a “Todayer” you got your wish. (“Todayer” being one of those quasi-intellectual libs who think that by watching the Today Show, GMA, some View and a network nightly news cast they are “informed”.)
You got another four years to go after all those evil, rich Republicans and all those ill gotten billions they’ve stolen off the backs of the proletariat.
With your blessing Obamacare and with it, the federal government’s takeover of the most advanced healthcare system in the world will continue to roll out.
The ideologues who have taken over the EPA, Energy and Interior are now free to unleash their regulatory wrath against every fossil fuel energy company in America.
The community and mid-sized banks that are already suffering under Dodd-Frank will now see their ranks shrunk dramatically as one after another is forced to close under the burden of bureaucratic b.s. that did nothing to alleviate “too big to fail” and everything to consolidate power in just a few.
For us fiscal conservatives and believers in a Constitutionally restrained federal government we got our butts kicked.
But we even in our butt kicking history was made and it was made two fold.
First, there was a ground game non-compared.
While Romney supporters were attending rallies above ground, Messina’s minions were collecting the rewards of their data mining riches and undermining it all.
While we thought all those “for 3 bucks you too can dine with Barack and Michelle” sweepstakes demeaned the Presidency we forgot to realize that the voters it appealed to can’t even spell “President” let alone understand the meaning of a Constitutional Republic.
Second and most assuredly, most important, this is the first election in the history of the United States that either side has had its butt kicked by a first disciple of Saul Alinsky and Frank Marshall Davis.
In my July, 14, 2012 column “Obama, Alinsky and their ‘radical rules’” I laid the ground work of just what Romney was up against and just who the President was.
Sadly no one in the Romney campaign read that column or the many others that laid out just who the President was and just how dirty he would play to retain his power.
Axelrod, Jarrett, and the entire Chicago political machine was behind their Dear Leader and a lily white Mormon from Michigan didn’t stand a chance.
UNLESS that lilly white Mormon from Michigan was willing to jump down into the gutter and duke it out blow by blow.
And as we now so sadly know, Mitt Romney chose not to join Obama in the gutter.
Letting the hundreds of millions of dollars in summer ad smears go unanswered may have been a fatal flaw of Romney’s campaign, but when you consider his character it was not an unexpected response.
Not pushing Obama on his responsibility for the deaths of four Americans in the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi may have been the “civil” thing to do, but when up against an Alinsky campaign it was certainly not the smart thing to do.
To paraphrase Mr. Connery in the Untouchables: Obama brought a knife and Romney brought a squirt gun. (And the Founding Fathers just got stabbed in the back.)
Bottom line folks, Mitt Romney was just too damn nice.
Of course the ultimate irony is that all those idiots who voted against him bought into the Obama line that he was an uncaring, out of touch rich old white guy who wanted to throw grandma off a cliff, ship all jobs overseas, and relocated the United States Treasury to an off shore bank account.
It will take months to fully realize just exactly what happened but this tweet says more than all my words combined:Follow @GeoffCaldwell