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Why Obama Won and What Conservatives Must Do
PJ Media ^ | 6 Nov 2012 | Ron Radosh

Posted on 11/07/2012 5:00:56 AM PST by Jay777

So what should conservatives do, now that the nation has elected Barack Obama to a second term? The popular vote is fairly split evenly, and we are still a divided nation. Politically, there is nothing ahead but continued stalemate in Congress. The president will attempt to move ahead via executive branch fiat, thereby bypassing Congress.

In this atmosphere, it is foolhardy to give the nation evidence that failure to try and solve problems that are confronting us is the fault of Republicans and conservatives. Those opposed to the direction Obama favors should provide serious and meaningful alternatives of their own, and present them to the nation. They should do everything possible to reveal to the nation that it is the White House, and not the defeated Republicans, that is failing to deal with the coming crisis of a growing entitlement state.

In foreign policy, which is the most dangerous of the coming crises that will face the Obama administration, conservatives should relentlessly forge ahead on issues like the failure of the White House in the murders of our diplomats at Benghazi, which candidate Romney foolishly failed to deal with in the last days of the campaign, and to see to it that there is a change in direction from the failed policies of the past four years. It also means a continuing effort to raise the issue of the danger to the world of the growing radical Islamic movements abroad, to attack their ideology, and to make it clear that although Bin Laden is dead, his death did not put an end to a regrouped al-Qaeda.

Finally, it is essential...

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1 posted on 11/07/2012 5:00:58 AM PST by Jay777
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To: Jay777

Finally, it is essential that conservative intellectuals do not abandon the effort to change the culture, and to, in Gramscian terms (as the late Gene Genovese often put it), wage a war of position on the cultural front and to do all possible to challenge the ascension of a failed intellectual liberal ideology, whether it be in the form of Progressivism, liberalism or socialism. Whether it is called “the blue model” as Walter Russell Mead calls is, or something else, the intellectual fight against its assertions must begin with all the strength we can muster.

So we all have our work cut out for us. Let us hope our nation gets through the next four years, and that the president takes Lanny Davis’ call to heed, and does not act as I fear he will.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 5:01:29 AM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: Jay777

Do WHAT??? We did the best we could in this election. We actually got a candidate who could actually fix the economy, and over half of America rejected him. Now we’re in to four more years of devastation, despair, and total, complete, utter stupidity. Barack Hussein Obama is our president, John Boehner will chain-smoke and cry while he spinelessly acquieses to him, and America will slowly fade into nothing.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 5:04:03 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Jay777

Want to fight Obama? Don’t send your kids to public school and don’t send them to a liberal college. No more Hollywood entertainment.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 5:06:55 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: MuttTheHoople

There is not a thing Republicans can do until the youth are not being indoctrinated in our shools and colleges to have a liberal mind.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 5:07:07 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: MuttTheHoople

There is not a thing Republicans can do until the youth are not being indoctrinated in our shools and colleges to have a liberal mind.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 5:07:27 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: MuttTheHoople

There is not a thing Republicans can do until the youth are not being indoctrinated in our shools and colleges to have a liberal mind.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 5:07:51 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: Jay777

This is crap advice.

Our ideas are out there for all to see. The MSM refuses to consider these ideas as alternatives, but as obstructionism.

The MSM covered foreign policy fairly well with Benghazi. Exit polls show Obama is trusted more on foreign policy than Romney.

We need to stop listening to Free Republic, Fox News and Conservative Radio as if everyone else listens to these outlets. They don’t.

Finally, getting out our cultural ideas is what sunk Romney. Look at the women’s vote that he was supposedly winning? He lost on abortion and contraception because more women are single due to divorce or a rejection of marriage and family.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 5:08:19 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Jay777

Who is John Galt?

(A.S. For Dummies - Starve the Rats, or they will be eating you!)


9 posted on 11/07/2012 5:08:26 AM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: Jay777

The faithful better return to God and Prayer, because the levers of power in this Republic have been turned over to Satan.

There is no earthly mechanism to overcome the fraud and secularism now in control of this country.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 5:08:36 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Jay777

The gutless Republicans are too feeble to pursue the Benghazi thing as they won’t want to upset the Democrats. We have a weenie RNC and our Washington leadership is a joke. Republicans are constantly stepped on by Democrats and they act as if they love it.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 5:09:09 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Jay777
Unforunately, it has become apparent that there is simply no way to overcome the monumental ignorance of most of the electorate, caused by the complicit media, and massive illegal immigration and voting.

America is over. At least, the America that most of us knew.

Let's face it: the portion of the citizenry comprised of ignoramouses (well-meaning though they may be), and flat-out lazy takers, who have no shame and see nothing wrong with taking from their neighbors, has finally passed the tipping point. The roller coaster has reached the top of the hill, and it's all downhill from here.

12 posted on 11/07/2012 5:10:14 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Sicon

Well said, my friend...


13 posted on 11/07/2012 5:14:09 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: G Larry

do not forget repentance... that must come first.

but yes returning to the Lord is the only way ....

pray for God’s mercy for the righteous


14 posted on 11/07/2012 5:15:16 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Jay777
So what should conservatives do, now that the nation has elected Barack Obama to a second term?

Promise more entitlements, gay marriage, amnesty, taxpayer paid abortion, ban guns..........

15 posted on 11/07/2012 5:17:10 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Jay777
In this atmosphere, it is foolhardy to give the nation evidence that failure to try and solve problems that are confronting us is the fault of Republicans and conservatives.

And yet that is exactly the message that the dems used to win this election.

16 posted on 11/07/2012 5:17:35 AM PST by MortMan (Liberty has no place in a society bult around "fairness".)
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To: Jay777

Well orchestrated Fraud.
Conservatives refusing to vote for Romney.
Liberal “Catholics” upset about the instruction not to vote for Obama, sat out, rather than vote Romney.

What we must do?

PRAY!
REPENT!

Quit playing the game of “my way or the highway” conservatism.
This country didn’t fall off of the cliff in one election cycle, and we won’t scale back to the top in one cycle, either!


17 posted on 11/07/2012 5:19:26 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Finally, getting out our cultural ideas is what sunk Romney.

Unfortunately, I think you are right about this.

It seems there are many, many people who actually get it when it comes to economics (they are tired of supporting those who choose not to work), but won't vote Republican because of the social issues.

To win, we need to focus on economics and personal freedom (which as small government advocates we tend toward anyway). I think that is a message that people will buy into.

I say this, and I am as pro-life as they come. I think even Rush says that battle needs to be fought in the hearts and minds of people, not legislatively.

18 posted on 11/07/2012 5:22:41 AM PST by ConservativeLawyer (America needs God's blessings)
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To: Jay777; All

Just counting down until announcements for the new massive layoffs begin flooding in. The myriads of small and intermiediate businesses who warned their employees of what would happen to them and their businesses they were working for must have been taken as a bluff by the Barry voters. These owners were not bluffing!

“Barry” Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!


19 posted on 11/07/2012 5:23:00 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: Empire_of_Liberty

Exactly. We are going to go from sending the feds slightly over 100,000.00 per year contributions to draining 30,000.00 from their coffers not counting our medicare drain on them. The sooner this beast can be driven into the ditch the better.

There will be no more money for Bamma phones, flat panel TVs, free food. The money tank will run empty. The free stuff society will run out of free stuff then they will get hungry and it will get nasty.

But alas, the talented and their money will be gone to other more opportune locations.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 5:23:05 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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