Election 2012: Christians Will Make a Choice – for Better or Worse: For serious Christians, option one, choosing not to vote, would be a dereliction of duty as a citizen Christian, a violation of Jesus' command: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's" (Matthew 20:21). Throughout history elections have been won or lost by simply one vote per precinct! Too much is at stake this time not to show up at the polls. The two candidates for President not only have stark policy differences, but whoever wins will likely nominate two Supreme Court Justices. The results of this election could set the nation's course for a generation and beyond.
When Do We Get to Attack Obama’s Character? Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother’s milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.
There is nothing mysterious about Obama’s methods. “A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is,” wrote Karl Krauss. Americans are the world’s biggest suckers, and laugh at this weakness in their popular culture. Listening to Obama speak, Sinclair Lewis’ cynical tent-revivalist Elmer Gantry comes to mind, or, even better, Tyrone Power’s portrayal of a carnival mentalist in the 1947 film noire Nightmare Alley. The latter is available for instant viewing at Netflix, and highly recommended as an antidote to having felt uplifted by an Obama speech.
An al-Qaeda leader has "called on all Muslims to back the rebels in Syria, saying the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad would bring them closer to the ultimate goal of defeating Israel," Reuters reports. [Obama’s Arab Spring has Sprung!]
The GOP Can Win: It has the stronger case. The shape of the election is already clear; as was predicted here and elsewhere, the administration cannot and won’t run on its record. The economy is in shambles, the prospects are poor, the dollar is falling faster against gold than the Euro for the first time in several years, and so the Democrats are left with a campaign of mood and feelings rather than facts and policy. The Democrats have placed all their bets on what they represent as their superior empathy. They care, feel our pain, and as Bill Clinton said of Barack Obama, are “cool outside” but “burn inside.” All the stops were pulled out in support of this fable, which is in any case irrelevant, as the actual nature of the nominees is not of the slightest consequence, as long as they are sane and civilized, and may be assumed to possess adequate levels of integrity, intelligence, judgment, and courage to carry out their oaths.
Let us pause for a moment to record, in sadness and without hyperbole, that this is surely the most inane, fatuous, and deceptive basis on which a major party has sought the headship of the nation since the Log Cabin and Hard Cider election of William H. Harrison and John Tyler in 1840 (which was at least lively and entertaining).
"The Swiss are well armed and enjoy great freedom." -- Niccolo Machiavelli
Obama's dereliction of duty - Leader of the free world only cares about campaigning http://t.co/ylUsVznx
Is he really this disconnected? Obama Skipped his Daily Intel Briefing the Day After the MidEast Attacks http://t.co/aJZDoeAC
State Dept Denied Marines Live Ammo At Cairo Embassy - How do they protect anyone, much less themselves? http://t.co/svwFxHKg
A Failure To Act - I’m sick of having a President who has failed his duty as Commander-in-Chief.http://t.co/0BWi8ef9