How many times have you read or heard some pundit in the past two weeks slamming Mitt Romney because he wasn’t able to defeat the Chicago Machine? He wasn’t conservative enough, or he was too conservative. They say he didn’t identify with average voters the way Obama does. (If only the voters were aware of Mrs. Obama’s patient dumping scheme.)
After the election our side tut-tutted when Romney said President Obama bought votes with his lavish welfare spending. Well, didn’t Obama buy votes with his lavish welfare spending? Hellooo?
Good grief, we now have a population that’s been infantilized – so many people waiting for Big Daddy to come along and save them from themselves. If anything, Romney’s biggest problem was walking away from his initial diagnosis of the problem.
Even though Mitt Romney correctly characterized Candylanders in his “47% speech,” which he delivered to what he thought was a private audience behind closed doors, explaining that half the country is entitled and will vote for Obama no matter what, he later apologized for making these remarks. By retreating, by changing his story, by selling out, Romney missed a golden opportunity to display boldness, uniqueness. He was right: Obama did win these Candylanders. Romney had nothing to lose and everything to gain by being honest: respect, votes from the remaining 53% of America, and a seat in the Oval Office.
The Republican Party, and its pollsters, failed to comprehend Candyland. It failed to grasp the source of Candyland: America’s union-controlled schools. Children, who know more about global warming than free enterprise, are indoctrinated with socialism and Obama. College students, voting for the first time, are alarmingly socialistic and ignorant about government and current events. It’s no coincidence that our youth reflexively flock to politicians sounding just like their left-leaning teachers.
Some are calling for reform and moderation, for Republicans to become more like Democrats. Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, said on Fox News: “It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires.” Anyone with a brain, and a calculator, knows this is nonsense: the top 10 percent of earners already pay 70 percent of the income taxes. Only a redistributor, who cares nothing about the sanctity of private property, wants more from the productive members of society. Retreat in defeat? Why not just become a one-party tyranny? This is not how to restore America. (Read More)
No, it is not how to restore America. Romney correctly diagnosed the problem, and then was shamed by the media and the Destructive Party into disavowing his remarks. But he was right! He’s still right. Sure, he could have been a little more strong in his defense of free markets, but at this point, I don’t know if the majority of Americans even know what that means anymore.
On election day I was at work and a couple of my coworkers were talking about free birth control. I never heard these young single women talking about boyfriends or significant others before, but they were talking about birth control. What’s wrong with that? It’s like they were taking marriage vows with Obama by voting for him or something. It was just creepy – like they were hoping someone like Obama would come along so they could use that free birth control.
Romney wasn’t just up against the corrupt Chicago Machine, he was up against a dumbed down population that doesn’t know a good man when they see him. He was up against the Sugar Daddy In Chief who spent most of his first term campaigning in swing states and using taxpayer dollars to convince the populace in those states why they were beholden to him.
Go ahead, bash Mitt Romney all you want. But I’m not going to join you. As far as I’m concerned, he was too decent to run in this putrid cesspool. And please, don’t don’t tell me we need more “compassionate conservatism.” If you ask me, that’s what got us into this mess in the first place. Maybe we need to replace it with something like “Adult Conservatism.”