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America goes into the darkness
Melaniephillips.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Melanie Phillips

Posted on 11/08/2012 6:47:29 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

The greatest satisfaction today over the re-election of Obama is not being felt in the Democratic Party. It is not being felt among the media, who are no longer objective observers but have turned instead into corrupt partisans who ruthlessly censored the truth about Obama and helped peddle his demonising propaganda about his opponent. It is not being felt among the gloating, drooling decadents of the western left who now scent a great blood-letting of all who dare defy their secular inquisition. No, the greatest satisfaction is surely being felt in Iran.

With four more years of Obama in the White House, Iran can now be sure that it will be able to complete its infernal construction of a genocide bomb to use against the Jews and the west. World War Three has now come a lot closer.

It is said that, with likely gridlock in Congress over domestic issues, Obama will concentrate on foreign policy. We should all shudder. So far, Obama has empowered Iran to destabilise the region; supported Islamist takeovers in Egypt and Libya; is backing al Qaeda affiliates in Syria; refused to come to the aid of Americans being attacked by al Qaeda in Benghazi as a result of which four American officials were murdered; and hung Israel out to dry against its genocidal Palestinian attackers.

A report last month that Obama was secretly negotiating with the Iranian regime took on an even more incendiary aspect a few days ago with a claim that these negotiations were being led by his close friend and adviser, Valerie Jarrett.

If Jarrett was indeed involved, that should strike a deep chill into anyone who has not joined the lemming-like leap over the edge of the western cliff. For Iranian-born Jarrett – who Obama has admitted he consults before he takes any decision and who has been said to act as his ‘spine’ -- is a far-leftist with roots deep in the corrupt Chicago Democratic machine. Indeed, Jarrett has been credited with originally smoothing Obama’s entry into Chicago’s political elite, and is now said to be – despite her controversial background -- the most influential person in his circle.

There have also been claims that she advised Obama against killing Osama bin Laden, which although unsubstantiated are all too credible. If this wholly ill-equipped and sinister individual really has been leading secret negotiations with Iran – raising the fear that far from preventing Iranian nuclear terrorism Obama intends to allow the regime a face saving compromise under cover of which it will finish building its nuclear weapon – then Obama’s perfidy against the west really is as bad as some of us feared from the start.

Four years ago, America put into the White House a sulky narcissist with close links to people with a history of thuggish, far-left, black power, Jew-bashing, west-hating politics. In his autobiography, Obama himself described his mentor, the communist agitator Frank Marshall Davis, as being a promoter of black power; in 1995 Obama went on the Million Man March organised by the black power activist and radical antisemite Louis Farrakhan; for twenty years, Obama belonged to a church whose pastor, Jeremiah Wright, peddled antisemitic conspiracy theories, denounced black assimilation into white society and in June 2009 claimed that Jews were controlling Obama and were preventing Wright from talking to him.

Obama’s agenda has been crystal clear from the get-go: to increase the power of the state over the citizen at home, and to neutralise American power abroad. Four more years of this and he’ll almost certainly have succeeded. The impact upon western security could be cataclysmic.

Britain and the Europeans love Obama because they think he will end American exceptionalism and turn the US into a pale shadow of themselves. What they don’t realise is that, all but lobotomised by consumerist rights, state dependency, victim culture, sentimentality, post-religion, post-nationalism and post-Holocaust and Empire guilt, Britain and Europe are themselves fast going down the civilisational tubes.

Romney lost because he refused to provide an alternative to any of this for fear of being labelled a warmonger, flint-heart or social reactionary. He refused to engage with any of the issues that made this Presidential election so truly momentous. Up against the bullying of the totalitarian left, he ran for cover. He played safe, and as a result only advertised his own weakness and dishonesty. Well, voters can smell inconsistency from a mile away; they call it untrustworthiness, and they are right.

Romney lost because, like Britain’s Conservative Party, the Republicans just don’t understand that America and the west are being consumed by a culture war. In their cowardice and moral confusion, they all attempt to appease the enemies within. And from without, the Islamic enemies of civilisation stand poised to occupy the void.

With the re-election of Obama, America now threatens to lead the west into a terrifying darkness.


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2012aftermath; melaniephillips

1 posted on 11/08/2012 6:47:32 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Yeah, I get all this, but what people keep neglecting to mention, purposefully I believe, is that it didn’t matter what Romney said. The corrupt MSM worked with Democrats to bludgeon Romney at every turn. They were simply not going to let Romney have a fair shot at making his case.

Think about it, think about Paul Ryan. By all accounts a smart and thoughtful man. What did the MSM help the Democrats do? Say that Ryan and Romney wanted to kill Medicare. Did the MSM ever realy pursue Obama’s stealing the $750 billion from Medicare for Obamacare? No, they did not.

So you see, what Republicans have been conditioned to do - for decades now - is to soft sell everything in the misguided hope that the corrupt MSM would convey the information in a fair and accurate manner. That has not happened nor will it — ever!

It was not Romney. It was not his message, or lack of one. It was the corrupt MSM that has the power to bludgeon any Republican in favor of their Democrat brethren, and they do that — ruthlessly, and consistently.

Bottom line? It matters not what any Republican ever says, the corrupt MSM filter it for maximum adverse impact to Republicans and for maximum benefit for their Democrat brethren.

I know this all seems so simplistic, but it’s fact.

2 posted on 11/08/2012 7:04:02 PM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he Constitutionally asks for.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ditto to the author. We are in grave trouble.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 7:06:47 PM PST by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
’ So far, Obama has empowered Iran to destabilize the region; supported Islamist takeovers in Egypt and Libya; is backing al Qaeda affiliates in Syria; refused to come to the aid of Americans being attacked by al Qaeda in Benghazi as a result of which four American officials were murdered; and hung Israel out to dry against its genocidal Palestinian attackers.’

Actually if the Mahdi is some sort of crypto-Muslim the last people he wants to empower are the schismatic Shia Persians. The Islam he knew was Sunni. He did seem to bow to the King of Saudi Arabia. Sunni Muslims do revere that monarch as the House of Saud are the official guardians of the most sacred places of Islam, Mecca and Medina. Certainly the Saudis are not pleased with the Shias in Persia with a nuclear device. Further the Mahdi is rational enough to know that an Iran with any sort of nuclear device is going to set off a scramble among all the Sunni Arab states to develop or buy nuclear weapons from Pakistan. This will, and the more he has a Muslim sensibility the more he knows it in his bones, inevitably lead to some intra-Arab nuclear war sometime in the future. With the Islamic-Arab culture and mindset someone will use nukes to hide some shameful defeat or to try and hold on to power at home. So while the Mahdi is not my favorite guy I don't think he is cheering on a nuclear Iran. Now helping the Saudis take over the Arab Middle East, that is another thing altogether.

4 posted on 11/08/2012 7:10:34 PM PST by robowombat
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To: Jet Jaguar

” For Iranian-born Jarrett – who Obama has admitted he consults before he takes any decision and who has been said to act as his ‘spine’ — is a far-leftist with roots deep in the corrupt Chicago Democratic machine. Indeed, Jarrett has been credited with originally smoothing Obama’s entry into Chicago’s political elite, and is now said to be – despite her controversial background — the most influential person in his circle. “

She doesn’t tell him what to do. She tells him how to do it.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 7:10:59 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: Obadiah
“The corrupt MSM worked with Democrats to bludgeon Romney at every turn”

Correct. We will suffer a pyrrhic victory in that when the economy does collapse, it will happen under Bammy.

Of course, they'll all claim Obama is not at fault

6 posted on 11/08/2012 7:12:34 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Obadiah

Serious question .... what the hell do we do to defang these guys? People are cutting off their cable and maybe the LSM eventually feels it in the pocketbook, but how do we really DO something NOW about the Chris Mathews, Rachel Madcows, Candy Crowleys, Bahir (who just pulled a despicable stunt regarding Krauthammer), et al? We have the ‘new media’, but that is an alternative choice, not a baseball bat to directly confront and oppose these corrupt “media” Obama whores. They are enablers of the ‘enemy within’ and indeed have become the enemy themselves.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 7:22:24 PM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: Jet Jaguar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z3CvRyKyUU


8 posted on 11/08/2012 7:22:59 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MissMagnolia
Bahir - Bashir

The childish unprofessionalism on display at MSNBC is becoming breathtaking.

9 posted on 11/08/2012 7:26:28 PM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Depressed

by “Maxine” comic strip..via a friend...

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel , “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land.”

Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, “Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land.”

Today, Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc ....

I called a Suicide Hotline.

I had to press 1 for English.

I was connected to a call center in Pakistan ..I told them I was suicidal.

They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck......

Folks, we’re screwed


10 posted on 11/08/2012 7:26:30 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: MissMagnolia

“Serious question .... what the hell do we do to defang these guys?”

You have to look long-term because Americans have short memories. All change, negative or positive, starts with the individual and then the home.

1.Prayer starts it off. Fasting helps, too.
2. Teaching your children at home or in a setting where God and his Word are important in all aspects of life.
3. Doing good to others.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 7:34:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: faithhopecharity; Sequoyah101

Sequoyah,

A little levity with some truth.

Faith,

Thanks for the post.

JJ

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel , “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land.”

Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, “Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land.”

Today, Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc ....

I called a Suicide Hotline.

I had to press 1 for English.

I was connected to a call center in Pakistan ..I told them I was suicidal.

They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck......

Folks, we’re screwed


12 posted on 11/08/2012 7:43:09 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Obadiah
You are right, of course. But still the writer's point stands - its clear the GOP cannot parse their positions in hopes of favorable treatment by the press. They've tried that already several cycles now, all failures.

They need to stake out a clear alternative position, opposed to the corrupt left, and stand by it loudly. To hell with the consequences - thay cannot be any worse than they are now.

13 posted on 11/08/2012 7:55:55 PM PST by skeeter
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To: F15Eagle

Maybe the term “MSM” should be ditched altogether for something more appropriate. but I’m not sure what that might be. They are by no means “mainstream”, and are clearly functioning as the propaganda arm of the socialist movement. The US news and entertainment industry has been completely infiltrated. Those who don’t play ball are fired. Newthink is everywhere.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 8:10:22 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

Agree “MAIN”stream means what most may believe or think is correct, middle ground, all inclusive etec....


15 posted on 11/08/2012 9:06:23 PM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: faithhopecharity

Thank you for the chuckle...i needed it today.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 9:41:05 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: SpaceBar

To bad Pravda was already taken.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 9:43:33 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ha!

When does th fight start is all I want to know?


18 posted on 11/08/2012 9:43:33 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: SpaceBar

Communist Reporting And Propaganda


19 posted on 11/08/2012 9:46:12 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Conservative4Ever; SpaceBar

Works for me


20 posted on 11/08/2012 10:05:09 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: faithhopecharity

Good one!


21 posted on 11/08/2012 10:07:24 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Obadiah
I know this all seems so simplistic, but it’s fact.

Then the simple answer is to destroy the power of the MSM; one way or another.

If the republicans are so RICH; let them BUY the papers and tv and cable corporations.

But this will do NO good until the propanganda machine called public (even PRIVATE) education is revamped as well.

It may already be too late; as there is a tsunami sized backlog of 'students' filling the pipeline now.

22 posted on 11/09/2012 3:40:26 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Sequoyah101

START!!??

Can’t you HEAR the sounds of battle near you NOW??


23 posted on 11/09/2012 3:43:08 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Jet Jaguar

bfl


24 posted on 11/09/2012 5:20:41 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Elsie

All I hear is the same talk. Empty threats and promises. No organization.

All I hear is the sound of retreat and entrenchment. The best outcome possible I see from here is stalemate and that is brutal exhausting warfare. Both sides simply beat themselves and the battlefield into a pulp. The U.S. is the battlefield.

Headline... Senate Majority Leader promises no tax hike! Yeah? Him and what army? What is he going to do different that he has not already. A line from a movie: “What are you going to do? Stand there and bleed?”


25 posted on 11/09/2012 6:53:54 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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