Not that any of you reading this should take my political prognostications too seriously, I’m still insistent that there’s no way Barack Obama can win reelection in 2012. Not because the opposition party deserves to win the run for the roses, but because the Bamster’s job performance was the single worst in our nation’s history since Franklin Pierce, the only President to earn a DUI, (while driving a horse drawn carriage.) Topping Jimmy Carter in that category by the bye has been no small accomplishment. Producing a malaise greater than the man who would become known as the malaise President will be noteworthy to future generations who will doubtless study our current period of history with a puzzled amusement that belongs to any group who wonder just exactly how stupid can any group of ancestors possibly have been. As or current rate of GDP growth creeps along at a paltry figure, (just a shade under 1%,) even 5 years after the official end to our, “great recession,” we still have some of the more egregiously moronic in our society claiming that we shouldn’t rock the boat now that things are just beginning to, “turn around.” What our experts in foreign policy have done to our world standing makes one hearken back to the Carter days remembering them as the good times. So, here we are once again, not even in the midterm election cycle yet, and someone has been declared a fait accompli for 2016.
Before we inaugurate Hillary however, let’s at least hold the election first, and actually hold all of the national discussions that precede such events. I don’t know if Hillary will win this next time around or not, (the thought of putting President and Clinton together in a sentence again makes me ill,) but I do know that there is not a single person on the other side of the aisle that bothers me more. (O.K., John McCain and Michael Bloomberg are close, damn close, but even they would be better than the woman who when testifying about why her job performance saw to the deaths of U.S. diplomats abroad defiantly mused, “what difference does it make how they died.”)
I expect this sort of grumbling about the inevitability of the rock stars representing the political left from the leftists, that’s a given. What perplexes me now however is that this sort of crap is coming from our side as well. And many are suggesting that we hold back, once again, our strongest candidates, saving them for 2020, thus ceding the ability to put an end to our basic transformation into a Euro Socialist hell for another four years. I am not an expert on winning elections by any means, but there is one thing that I do know. Some degree of positivism is absolutely essential, if we are to win another election, ever again. Expect defeat, and that will affect everything from delivery of message to actual effort being applied. Defeat really will be inevitable, should we allow this funk to continue. So as a public service, here are five reasons why Hillary will not win in 2016.
One: Yes it is true that the GOP has lost the popular vote in four of the last five Presidential elections. That however is more a function of our own tendency to aim our guns at our own feet, rather than at the enemy. Every Republican Presidential that followed Ronald Reagan has run as a watered down version of Democrat Lite, rather than as the steadfast advocate for limited government, fiscal austerity, or even decentralized power. The GOP has been at war with its base since 1976, and that has taken its toll. That does not mean however that this lunacy will continue for ever. When the national message is one of unapologetic conservatism, meaning strong national defense coupled with limited and greatly weakened federal authority, our side wins elections, and wins them handily. It is possible that the morons who currently have themselves in charge of the Republican brand may figure this out prior to the 2016 election, or it may be possible that the Libertarian wing or the Conservative wing of the party may succeed in taking it back from the Rockefeller types who have usurped control.
Two: We suddenly have a very deep bench, and it is filled with plenty of strong limited government advocates who are not a part of the old tired guard. While Presidential elections have been a problem since the days of Reagan, our side has been effective recently at the State and Local levels of government. We hold 30 governorships, have the majorities of a like number in State Legislatures, Hold a two to one margin in State Wide offices over all, (Secretaries of State, Attorney General posts, etc,) and hold the majority in the House of Representatives. The 2010 midterm elections were a complete blow out, and in effect served up as America’s cease and desist order to the Obama agenda. It is the Democrat Party that suddenly has a very limited bench, and is peopled entirely by the same old guard of commie thugs that have been responsible for destroying our national economy for years. I have done this before, and admittedly it never ceases to amaze me how the point can be missed so thoroughly by many, but here it is again. I do not expect all of you to like every name on this list, and focusing on individual names is just north of idiotic, as the point is that I like them all better than who ever wins the Left’s nomination. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Susana Martinez, Nikki Haley, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, John Kasich, Paul Ryan, and Bozo the Clown, would all make a better candidate than Hillary Clinton. Outside of Hillary, who do the Leftists have sitting on their bench? The list I’ve put together is not all encompassing, but it should serve the point, which is to say, we have a bench, and they do not.
Three: Yes, the other side seems to have the lock on pop culture communication and appeal. Yes again, that advantage is huge. It is however not permanent. We are capable of learning. I was a volunteer with the Project Orca fiasco that Mitt Romney foolishly paid Microsoft, (a company that has a long history of supporting the enemy by the way,) $30 Million for. The stories of its disastrous non achievement by the way come no where close to the complete failure that it was, believe me. That lot in our lives does not need to be a permanent disadvantage however. We still have three years to learn how to become Social Media and Pop Culture savvy. This in not necessarily a function left solely to the young. Ronald Reagan, our last conservative President, made conservatism cool again, and in fact won comfortably in the 18 to 25 demographic, twice. It is Democrat Lite that does not resonate, and makes us boring old white racist, homophobic, knuckle dragging, gun toting, bible thumping, scolds. Reagan figured out that by being a passionate advocate for what he genuinely believed, his message of people having the freedom to carve out the destinies that they wanted for themselves, rather than blind acceptance of the life that others would allow them, would be something that people in every demographic would find appealing. That is how the message has to be delivered, and guess what, there are some of the people on that list that I’ve placed above who are delivering this very sentiment, and in a manner that will be successful.
Four: November of 2016 is a long way off. We still have the 2014 midterms to go through yet, and we really haven’t even begun that process. I know that those who earnestly wish to be President and actually win this election need to begin now with setting up their national organizations and fundraising efforts, but that does not conflict with this very true fact. A lot can happen between now and then. Hillary, complete with her life time of being on the fringe of several dozen felony activities, and several dozen governmental scandals, has more than a few skeletons in her closet. This is true no matter how many fluff movies Hollywood has planned to build up the the legend of Hillary as a competent superhero. Who knows how tired of Obama’s brand of malaise people in general will be by then? Tying Hillary to Barack Obama, and labeling her possible administration a third Obama term should be easier than tying McCain to Bush. McCain and Bush were no where near close politically, but except for the Black Liberation Theology, there is no appreciable difference between the Clintons and Barack Obama politically.
Five: Hillary herself isn’t that good a candidate. She has no where near the campaigning skill of either of the previous two Presidents who were nominated by the Democrat Party. She has no where near their charisma. She is considered the fait accompli simply based on the virtue that she is, “owed,” the nomination because she has suffered and sacrificed on behalf of the party by not abandoning her sleazy skirt chasing husband, who by the way single handedly raised the bar for salacious behavior so high that a private citizen’s blue dress was confiscated and inspected for semen stains. Hillary if you’ll recall, was not only willing to grimace and pretend to love that man of hers still, she was actually placed in charge of cleaning up the philandering champion of women’s causes messes. How sleazy was it? Her duties included the subsequent destruction of their reputations so as to mitigate the political damage, thereby placing the phrase, “bimbo eruptions,” into the public lexicon. Hillary’s scolding tone plays well only in the farthest left crowds and audiences. People see through her, and those lingering questions about how she conducted herself during several of the scandals that seem to follow her entire adult life will not be completely removed from the American psyche. Her performance as Secretary of State can only be described as horrid, unless outright lies are employed.
The bottom line is this however, we can not afford to wait too much longer before we go about the business of winning elections again. For those who wish to see our nation returned to something resembling a representative republic, with a federal government limited in scope and power by the consent of the governed, we don’t have too many of these cycles left where we can simply cede the ground to those who seek the great Socialist transformation that has already gained way too much traction. Single issue suicide, protest votes, political temper tantrums, are not helping anything beyond the narcissistic catharsis of those who participate in these practices. If we want to win this fight, our only chance is to do it the same way we began losing it, politically.
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