Monday, November 05, 2012

Random Thoughts The Night Before

According to Investors' Business Daily, the re-election of Barack Obama rests on five claims all refuted handily by people who have actually run a business: 1) Bush tax cuts and deregulation caused the recession, 2) He stopped a second Great Depression, 3) His policies are working, 4) A slow recovery was inevitable, and 5) Nobody could have done any better.

We've heard stories of voter fraud, notably voting machines conveniently malfunctioning in favor of the incumbent, in the battleground state of Ohio. Thankfully, our friends at The Daily Beast have come to the rescue. If you see this kind of shenanigans going on at your polling place, click here:

Many liberal voters will go to the polls with less enthusiasm than they did four years ago. Conor Friedersdorf explains better than most why he refuses to vote for Obama in, of all places, The Atlantic.

... if you're a Democrat who has affirmed that you'd never vote for an opponent of gay equality, or a torturer, or someone caught using racial slurs, how can you vote for the guy who orders drone strikes that kill hundreds of innocents and terrorizes thousands more -- and who constantly hides the ugliest realities of his policy (while bragging about the terrorists it kills) so that Americans won't even have all the information sufficient to debate the matter for themselves?

After all, we are incapable of deciding for ourselves. That's why we have the mainstream media to decide for us, right?

Many conservatives, including prolife Catholics (as opposed to pro-death Catholics, who are a walking oxymoron, but that's another story), would consider Mitt Romney to be the lesser of two evils. Even the Washington Examiner concedes he is not the darling of the conservative base to which he has appealed (while still endorsing him twice). But there is more involved here than the lesser of two evils, as commentator Bill Whittle explains in the video clip above. We are choosing what kind of America we want. On one hand, there is the one the Founding Fathers intended, that of a constitutional republic, subject to the rule of law, as opposed to an effete and arrogant oligarchy. On the other hand, there is a European-style pseudo-socialism, which even Europeans are beginning to reject, one that pits race and class against one another, while its leaders are wined and dined by the socially "enlightened" upper-crust.

(By the way, The Daily Caller already knows the loser for this year.)

Running for a second term as President is a man whose past associations, including a known and self-admitted domestic terrorist who actively supported the man's entry into politics, could not get him past a routine civil service background check. Tomorrow will be the day America decides whether that matters. In so doing, a nation chooses the course it richly deserves. We do not imagine those whose freedoms will be in jeopardy. Indeed, those who profess the Catholic faith already have reason to be alarmed.

But we can still have a little fun with it (while we still can), courtesy of comedian and Brooklyn native Chris Rock. Sort of adds new meaning to the term "Rock The Vote," don't you think?

Or don't you?

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