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Operation Demoralize is working just as planned

Operation Demoralize is working just as planned

It’s November 7.  Barack Obama has won.  The Republican presidential strategy has failed.  The media is jubilant.  The right-blogosphere is going through a serious introspection.  The left-blogosphere is dancing on our graves and shoving it down our throats.  Four years of fighting the Obama agenda was for nothing.

Oh, I’m sorry.  Let me correct that.  It’s September 9, not November 7.  The rest of the paragraph above can remain as originally written.

Operation Demoralize is working just as planned.


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LiberallyConservative | September 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Great minds think alike. I’m reading the headlines, Drudge is posting a poll “scoreboard” in 82 font” and I’m wondering if the poll internals are bias or the country is simply so full of dunces.

This is very, very disheartening.

“Rangers Lead the Way”, this retired Ranger is checking is passport.

Don @ Liberally Conservative.

Personally, I’ve been thinking for a while that the polls are a part of Operation Demoralize. It just doesn’t make sense that the economy can be as bad as it is and Obama’s numbers still be as high as they are.

This morning George Will made the point that if the work force was the same size now as it was when Obama took office, unemployment would be 11%. And yesterday I noticed a gas station had posted a price (for regular, not premium) of $3.99.

It’s hard to imagine a president winning reelection in that kind of environment, yet the latest polls show him slightly ahead. Those polls make more sense as propaganda than as an accurate reflection of the will of the electorate.

That doesn’t demoralize me. It makes me mad.

    pfg in reply to irv. | September 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Think you’re dead on; that this is a deliberate tactic by the MSM.

    The left wants to delude its minions for as long as possible. How many of the then left saw in 1972 that McGovern would lose 49 states, winning only looney Massachusetts (hard to believe that it was one of the original thirteen; yikes).

    You might recall the famous quote of leftist New Yorker movie reviewer Pauline Kael saying that in her insulated world (Manhattan, East Side, movies, money, liberal cocktail parties, East Coast “intelligentsia” (most of whom aren’t very intelligent esp. if they supported McGovern then and the One today) and so forth) she knew no one who voted for Nixon. Get that? She knew no one.

    LiberallyConservative in reply to irv. | September 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Here is an article by Andrew McCarthy at National Review that puts some more reality into this – beyond if the polling is accurate or not.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to irv. | September 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Indoctrination through propagandizing has a long and effective history. Mao and the ChiComs patterened a complete immersion of the methods developed by Leninists in the Russion Revolution in the early 20th Century, followed by the Nazis, during and for their rise to power through their several Five-Year plans and Cultural revolution in the middle of the 20th Century. They thoroughly infiltrated the media, the entertainment industry, all levels of education, and purged all uncooperatives through brutal internal policy.

    Sound familiar?

    Casey in reply to irv. | September 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    irv, start checking the crosstabs on those polls. Most of ’em over-sample Democrats by 6%-9%, and under-sample Republicans by similar amounts. Sometimes they’ll throw a couple points to the independents, if the results make the proggies look good.

    All you have to do is keep a bright light shining on all those tricks by loudly pointing them out at every opportunity.

I expect the media to crown Obama the winner of every debate as well.

If this President was a Republican, we’d see endless interviews with the destitute, people who couldn’t find jobs going onto Social Security disability, young people leaving the country for opportunities elsewhere and others simply giving up “hope”.

The middle class is shrinking … things are getting worse. A sane country cannot vote to re-elect four more years of this.

    Observer in reply to GoldenAh. | September 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Yep. We’d also be seeing lots of stories about all the seniors living on fixed incomes who are seeing their savings vanish because of zero interest rates for so many years.

    I read an article this morning in which the reporter wrote that Romney is accusing Obama of cutting $716 billion in funding from Medicare to fund Obamacare — then, in parentheses, the reporter notes that Medicare benefits won’t actually be affected, because the cuts are only to providers and insurance companies!

    Yes, that’s right seniors. Obama cut nearly 3/4 of a Trillion Dollars from Medicare funding, but it won’t affect your Medicare benefits. No, your doctors and hospitals will continue to provide you with exactly the same level of care; they’ll just make up the cut $716 billion from their petty cash.

    The Obama camp and the MSM (but I repeat myself) are spinning the Medicare cuts as a good thing for Medicare: cutting 3/4 Trillion Dollars from Medicare is going to “strengthen” Medicare!

    Isn’t that great news? We can make federal entitlement programs “stronger” by drastically cutting their government funding. I wonder when we’re going to start “strengthening” other federal entitlement programs (welfare, food stamps, etc.) by slashing their funding?

I see a more desperate media and campaign staff. Durbin goes off his rocker at FOX, then the supposedly meaningless platform gets changed back, with loud opposition to God and Israel. Debbie Schultz is caught in lie after lie.

They just had their big moment, and had to move to a smaller venue. Despite Obama’s off the wall promises to suddenly now come up with jobs with no plan, only the faithful cheered, and no women fainted for him.

There is ME sand in the machinery, rust on the oil pipelines, and Holder dirt in their gun barrels. The operation is ongoing, but meeting with stiff resistance.

I’m not being demoralized by the media, I’m being frustrated by Romney and the GOP for not demoralizing the media.

I was a believer in Andrew Breitbart before I knew who Breitbart was. That is, I’ve been aware of the media’s game and the importance of challenging their narratives since Lester Thurow and the MSM were trying to destory Reagan with the “nuclear freeze” argument. But we’re not learning our lessons. Our denseness — or is it fear? — is just amazing, truly prodigious. Is there a better example of self-extinguishing behavior? All we have ever needed to do is confront the media on their own turf. Challenge their premises, turn their questions back on them and become the inquistor, question their unquestioned moral and interrogative authority, cast their legitimacy in doubt with the facts of their errors, abuses, omissions and plagiarisms, embarrass them and remind them of their embarrassments, refuse to accept their rigged debates, etc. It isn’t hard. But the party leaders, politicians and their political consorts are the ones who need to do it. Our leaders can’t leave it to third parties and bloggers and new media crusaders. This is a fight that needs to be led by our “leaders” in the MSM arena. They can’t bring themselves to do it. Only Newt Gingrich on a good day, for short breathless bursts, animates the principles of the political war we are in.

They can’t run their shows without our participation, and they can’t maintain their demoralizing hegemony without our collusion. And yet we collude. Every time one of us sits down with David Gregory or Charles Gibson or Bob Schieffer or anybody else and doesn’t see it as his number one mission to radicalize the debate and undermine the moderator and put THEM on the defensive, we lose.

We lose EVERY TIME we agree to the conditions of their corrupt colloquy. And yet we keep doing it. And we will keep doing it right up to November 7th.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to raven. | September 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Perfectly stated. Thank you.

    You have exposed the real problem exactly. The GOP are weak, stupid, and gullible. Charlie Brown and the football writ large. Lucy even looks like a rat chick – frumpy, dumpy, dark-haired, and round-faced with an angry look on her puss. But Charlie keeps trusting her to do the right thing – 1,000,000 times.

    texan59 in reply to raven. | September 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    One of the few on our side who effectively does this is Uncle Newt. Every time he does the media start bawlin’ and squallin’. Then our leaders come out and apologize for Newt’s “erratic” behavior and let everyone know that he doesn’t speak for them.

    Having never been to a tony Georgetown party, I really don’t understand why anyone would want to go to one in the first place. If that is your goal in life, maybe, just maybe, you don’t need to be there. I can show any of ’em an ol’ fashioned TX barbecue with all the good food and cold beer they could ever drink. They would certainly meet people who are much more interesting to visit with than the white-shoe crowd.

    gabilange in reply to raven. | September 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Bingo! Very well said.

    Casey in reply to raven. | September 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    raven, why not give the man a chance before you start complaining? It hasn’t been that long since Romney accepted the nomination.

    Look back at his campaign for the past year. He learned from his mistakes four years ago, and he’s been very methodical about establishing his success. While so many other people ran back & forth in (occasional) hysterics, he kept laying the bricks one by one.

    If you don’t think he can fight hard, go back and review how he dealt with Newt. I think now he slimed Newt on purpose just to watch my boy go ballistic, and it worked. The Newster pretty much shot himself down with his reaction.

    Also review so much of what the Romney campaign has done between then & now. They haven’t hesitated to drill the administration, hard, when the opportunity presented itself, but they not going to waste time crying crocodile tears over how unfair the media coverage is. That only gets traction with the conservative base. Instead they’re going to be careful, and make Obama dance to their tune.

    I also expect they’re working on using Ryan more, now. He seems to enjoy more general popularity than Mitt, and I’m starting to wonder if the Dems will even think of allowing a VP debate to go forward. They have to know Ryan will go through Biden like raw oats through a sick goose. Paulie is the numbers boy, and I think he’s just getting warmed up.

    Also please recall that Mitt needs to peel off a lot of voters who are now suffering from buyer’s remorse. I don’t recall where I read it, now, but one blogger pointed out that if Romney talks to former Obama voters as if they were idiots or fools, he’ll get shut down. The self-evident course -which he is following- is to persuade them that they made a mistake; it’s okay, we all do that; and convince them he’s a better choice. Bitching about the media or slinging mud at Obama won’t help that. Better catching flies with honey, and all that.

Raven, I agree with you wholeheartedly, but will add something else. If Romney/Ryan do not come out swinging a bit more, this is their election to lose. Remarks like those made by Romney this morning that there are parts of Obamacare he likes and will not do away with do not help our cause at all. A little less kid-glove treatment would be appreciated and less policy-wonk and more fire!!!

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to MAB. | September 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I didn’t know Romney said that. Well, that pacifying, pollyanna, flip-flopping weakness is why I never supported him in the first place. Sounds like he’s going “McCain” on us already. Next, he’ll get out there and try to undo the damage, wasting more air time sputtering to pull his foot out of his mouth instead of hammering obastard which is what he should be doing.

    What a dumbass.

Great moniker, Prof.

And that is PRECISELY what this blitz is about.

Keep your heads up, people! There are miles to go yet, and you need to be ENcouraged by that cluster-fluck of a convention/freak-show last week.

Gear up!

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | September 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    That is a members-only episode, but, HELL, you SHOULD be members already.

    Three of the most whip-smart Conservatives I know of in one place, and they are elated!

    creeper in reply to Ragspierre. | September 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    “Gear up”, huh?

    I had planned to go up to county Rep headquarters tomorrow to volunteer. In light of Romney’s mushy comments on Obamacare I’m rethinking that.

    Romney’s wishy-washy style is turning off supporters. How can he not understand that?

    Go ahead. Remind me how bad Obama is. From where I sit, Romney’s not enough of an improvement to make much difference. He’s just John McCain with hair.

      DizzyMissL in reply to creeper. | September 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Think Supreme Court nominations.

        FX Phillips in reply to DizzyMissL. | September 10, 2012 at 8:59 am

        You mean like Earl Warren, Harry Blakmun, Sandra Day O’Connor, David Souter and most notoriously John Roberts.

        Please stop deluding yourself Romney is a stopgap at best and judging by his socially moderate past is a clear and present danger to the conservative brand as social moderation trumps fiscal conservatism(see Schwarzenegger and the above constitutional parasites)

        I will vote for Romney but I will be very wary of the damage he will do by giving bi-partisan cover to the erosion of the republic.

Bravo! Couldn’t agree more. It is halftime and we get the ball. Keep positive.

Obama has not been to NC except for the dnc, (which they would have abandoned if they could) since April, and it’s not because he feels like he is ahead. When Romney stops looking at Wisconsin Michigan and Penn then I might believe that o stands a chance.

Our country is being run by a bunch of math challenged English and Journalism majors who never grew up.

NC Mountain Girl | September 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

The media has made a vote against Obama to be a vote for racism. This effects polling results. Consider the polls on the gay marriage question versus actual results. Remember also that in 2004 with a hostile media Bush often under polled actual performance. Also how many people trust the caller is as represented. With some people clearly unhinged there is a tendency not to be truthful.

The technique used in polling an emotionally charged issue is not to ask the person being polled hat they think or how they will vote. Instead the question asks them what their peer group/neighbors think or how they will vote. I’d love to see a poll on the election that uses this technique. I suspect Romney/Ryan will do far better.

Some things never change. The press is always in the tank for the Democrats and, as usual, many on the right are doing their best Eeyore impersonations.

Consider that at this time in 1980 Jimmy Carter was leading Ronald Reagan by 6 points in the polls. Two weeks before the election Gallup had Carter up by 8 points. Reagan ended up winning by nearly 10 points.

In September of 2000, Dubya was trailing Al Gore by 6 points. It was Dubya, not Gore, who served the next eight years as President.

For that matter, in 2008 McCain was leading Obama by 2 points in September, but due to the economy still got clobbered by 7 points in November.

Ignore the noise and the non-issue “issues”. This election is a plebiscite on the performance of the incumbent, and the economy is not going to suddenly improve before the election.

Come January, I expect we’ll see Romney’s family moving into the White House.

Is anyone surprised that the cheer leading media uses biased polling as one of the ingredients in the lipstick they’re applying to Pig Obama?
Lipstick isn’t permanent. A little wears off with each kissed ass, spoken lie and broken promise. I may be wrong, but I just don’t see 51% of the voting public being as dumb as they need to be for Obama to win re-election.

Add this to the demoralization

Mitt Romney: I’ll Keep The Good Parts Of ‘Obamacare’

The reality of the 2010 elections suggests the liberal media’s propaganda, lies and mistruths may have the exact opposite effect and actually mobilize outraged citizens even more…

fearandloathing | September 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

The polls are troubling. Reliable pollsters and analysts (such as Rasmussen and Jay Cost) all seem to agree that the race is close, margins are razor thin. Yet I live in one of the darkest blue congressional districts in the country where I sense much more support for Romney here than for other Rs in previous years. If support for Romney exceeds expectations here in one of our inland people’s republics, how can the race be so close?

It is simple. Depress Republican voters to suppress the Republican turnout. A high GOP turnout = Romney victory.

Make sure you vote for Romney. Do what you can to get others out to vote for Romney.

F**k polls. Polls are like fact checkers. They find what they want or are paid to find. Polls are like weather forecasts – always differing, often widely. Some turn out right, some wrong, and like a weather forecast, you can only score a poll after the fact. Some pollsters have a better record than others. So what? This tells us they are all wrong with some frequency, some morte or less than others. It tells us nothing about the accuracy of a best-record pollster’s latest poll. No poll can be determined accurate until after the fact. So… f**k polls.

Make sure you vote for Romney. Do what you can to get others out to vote for Romney.

Since it’s fall, a football analogy – how many times has your stomach hurt because late in the third quarter your beloved team was down two touchdowns, not playing well, and certain to lose – only to pull it out and make you feel guilty for doubting them? It ain’t over till it’s over.

Make sure you vote for Romney. Do what you can to get others out to vote for Romney.

It isn’t easy, but it certainly isn’t complicated. The only folks who can screw it up are ourselves if we let the media wear us down, sap our strength, and undermine our faith.


Remember the Simpsons episode with the snake whomping? After we win this thing in November, I want to set up a National Journalist Whomping Day.

DINORightMarie | September 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I notice Drudge now has a link to that Gallop had Carter up by 4 at this time in 1980, and up 8 in October 1980.

Also, as noted above, the polling does not take into account that many lie to the pollsters because they don’t want to tell anyone they would NOT vote for Obama, because of the power of the race card fear.

Not demoralized. They will try, as in 2010, but I don’t buy the BS.

Also, the Dems are showing fear and desperation on their end; that doesn’t reflect in the polling – because this is their only hope.

Don’t fall for it!! Tell your friends and family to NOT listen to the MSM, and go out and VOTE on Nov. 6th, if we want to TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK from these cretins!

*steps off soapbox*

“Have the Republicans become Dukakified?”

Meanwhile, the Republicans seem to have become Dukakified. It was Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, who insisted that the election should be entirely about “competence, not ideology.” Romney has avoided saying that in so many words, but it’s certainly how he’s campaigning. After running to the right in the primaries and boldly picking Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney bizarrely seems to have retreated to an ideological and even intellectual crouch.

Though he doesn’t say it explicitly, the tone and tenor of Romney’s convention speech suggested that Obama failed because didn’t have the right resume, not because he has the wrong ideas. Stuart Stevens, Romney’s top strategist, has dismayed many on the right by operating according to the theory that Romney mustn’t do anything to offend the delicate sensibilities of some statistical abstraction of a female voter in the Ohio suburbs. Listening to the Romney speech, you’d have no idea he picked a principled, fearless, and brilliant conservative lightning rod as a running mate.

If Stevens’s theory of the election is right, then the GOP convention was brilliantly executed. But that is a huge gamble — as huge as Obama’s bet that Americans have moved left. Right now, however, it looks too much like a contest between people with the wrong ideas against people without any.

Jonah seems demoralized..

Could be wrong, but this is my take:

When you’re up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp.

What IS our objective Jonah? OUR objective, is to rid our nation of Obama and in that objective, “competence” AND “ideology” are blended, because for damn sure “we ARE up to OUR ass in alligators”..

Not that it matters to the MSM..

    DINORightMarie in reply to JP. | September 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Sorry, but Jonah and NRO are the ones who CHOSE and BACKED Romney!!!

    They picked him for the exact reason that Goldberg is “demoralized” – they don’t get TEA Party, grassroots Constitutional Conservatives. They are Republican wonks.

    Don’t let THEM demoralize you, either. Focus. Focus. Focus.

    The goals: get Obama OUT of office, take back the Senate, keep or increase the majority in the House, and then We the People HOLD THEM TO DOING THE JOB of fundamentally RESTORING our Constitutional Republic. Romney is STEP 1 in the course correction.

    I believe, with Ryan on the ticket, there is more hope that they will do what WE THE PEOPLE want. Obama will NOT – certainly, definitely, unarguably – do what WE THE PEOPLE WANT.

    We MUST take this country back. Voting Obama OUT is priority 1 to turning this foundering ship of state.

    No less important is the Senate.


      Right On, DINO. As typed at L.I. in prior typings:

      I’d vote for a Snickers Candy Bar, over whatshisface. This “candy bar” has a name, Romney!

I don’t buy poll results showing Obama in the lead for one damn trillionth of Femtosecond.

I call BS on the ability of “Operation Demoralize” to achieve it’s goal.

I also promote a sense of urgency and tension that this is not a done deal at the same time. I don’t want to just defeat Obama and the DEM Senate, I want them so utterly completely washed out to sea in a electoral tidal wave they will all wash up on the shores of North Korea and get community organized there for life.

“Operation Demoralize” didn’t work in 2010. It didn’t work in the Wisconsin Recall, and it will fail in November… but I like seeing the left wing and their palace guard media polls trying it anyway. It shows their desperation.

Operation Demoralize declared the Tea Party dead and buried. #DOH

Then, there’s the below heartwarming piece of gossip about a house search in Hawaii. Don’t know whose feelings might be stronger, Chicago’s – relief that he’s not coming back or anger at he is – or Hawaii’s, pleased or upset that they’re coming, all of them, mother-in-law included. At least he’ll be off the mainland.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Owego. | September 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Are any of the Hawaiian Islands unmooored to the ocean floor, like Guam, and therefore susceptible to tipping over if overloaded? If so, we can all mail scrap lead and bags of sand to Hawaii once Obama is ensconced there.


One day in hell, the Devil said,
“Come minions, let us think:
America’s out of sync,
They’re almost at the brink!
But our boy BO and his HO JOE are really getting hit,
Their lies just aren’t worth spit!
Their groupies might just quit!
What can we do to keep the Kool-Aid flowing?”

Lots of inventive things we’re said,
And pondered on that day—
But devils need not pray,
And they never go away!
They just get crazy devious,
Their speeches get more tedious,
Their falsehoods more mischievous!
And so it went till Satan stopped them all!

“We’re thinking far too hard right now,”
He exclaimed with a devilish grin,
“If we really want to win,
“We’ll rely on MEDIA’S sins!
“They’ll always claim that black is white,”
“And swear that “wrong is right”
“That way, we’ll top this fight.”
And the USA will fall to rise no more!

And so it went on, and once again,
BO’s HOs talked everywhere,
Putting Patriots in a scare,
Claiming truths that “just weren’t there”!
Thus BO the Muslim and Joe the Clown,
Just turned truth upside down:
“We’re winning this “hands down!”
“Doubt us?–ask our MEDIA whores—they know it all!


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My take is: Romney by a landslide. I will maintain this stance until Nov. 7th shows me otherwise. It is the attitude to be taken by everyone who wants to see Obama gone, and who recognizes the elite media has no desire to alter the meme.

I’ve been feeling a bit demoralized. But just saw this and felt a bit better:

“Flashback: Dukakis led Bush by 17 Points After 1988 DNC.”

I wouldnt be down about the polls. Not this early anyway. If I recall correctly there was a +7 Obama bounce last time after convention.
This time we see so far a + 3 or 4 Clinton bounce.

No matter how hard Obama spins things…Clinton isnt running….and there are still too many people out of work.
I dont find this very hopeful: It will take 3 years of monthly job gains of 350,000 to get back to 6%.
Its simply not going to happen without drastic change.

Anthropological Observation: 4 years ago in Traverse City MI the Obama bumper stickers were so thick it was as if they were installing them at the intersections. This past week most cars were naked. Stickers were running about 50/50 with some Ron Paul banners still up. More details to come.

Bah, this is all wrong! WASPS are done! Your monopoly is over!

So says some CNN editorial:

Republicans ARE being demoralized, Professor. But it’s not Obama doing the demoralizing.

2/3s to 3/4s of the electorate isn’t paying much attention yet. Operation Demoralize isn’t working as planned, merely proceeding as planned.

At PJ Media, Sarah Hoyt reads the riot act to the conservative coalition:

After the nomination, people fell in line for Romney because – anyone but Obama. I’d vote for Clone-of-Obama if needed, because during the transition the wrecking of the country would slow down. Beyond that, while Romney might be a RINO (there are indications he actually is a federalist) he doesn’t hate the US and he doesn’t want to destroy us. If you don’t think that’s a big difference over Mr. “every country is special” and Mr. “I’ll have more flexibility after the election,” you are out of your mind.

Talking about Romney already having lost – what, a week after the nomination? Really? – only makes the libertarians say, “Oh, I won’t soil myself with voting for him, then. I’ll vote for Gary Johnson.” It makes the social conservatives say, “I’ll stay home and pray for the country.” It makes the doom and gloom crowd say, “I won’t vote. I’ll buy ammo and be ready to fight the civil war.”

Yeah, praying and arming yourselves won’t ever hurt (talk of civil war might), but deciding not to vote on the basis of skewed polls and smarmy Journolist spin is just stupid. And amplifying and giving credence to the MSM spin when you KNOW the polls are beyond flawed and that the Justice Department has its jackboots into the pollsters is criminal. Yes, criminal. It’s spreading fear and despondency.

HT: Instapundit, who says Read the whole thing.


Operation Demoralize happened last year; we called it a ‘primary.’

And as predicted, the idiots who chose our candidate are blaming his performance on those who opposed him. Very clever.

And guess what they’ll do 4 years from now. That’s right. The exact same thing! How exciting.

You hit the nail on the head perfesser! American heroes at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Saipan and many other famous American battles would wonder where the well known American can-do spirit has gone. Let’s work harder. It will be a long battle to take back our country–one fight at a time. Mitt is our man now but next election we go for more–never quit till we win.

It is a demoralization campaign with the MSM out in front. And Gallup is being pressured. We need to focus on defeating Obama and if you can’t be part of the solution at least don’t be part of the problem.

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[…] This isn’t to say there isn’t work to do, because there is. I am skeptical of the 2012 as 1980 comparisons, and I believe that Romney is inherently weaker than Reagan and Obama inherently stronger than Carter. Luckily for us, we don’t need a near-complete sweep of the electoral college to win, we just need 270 electoral votes. That’s an easy task in this economy, with this President, but only if we continue fighting. So what about that Ohio poll? Public Policy Polling is out with a poll showing Obama with a 5-point lead over Romney among likely voters, at 50-45 percent. PPP has also posted the full survey results, which are interesting. The survey sample has Democrats over Republicans by 4 points, 41 to 37 percent. Resist the siren call of Operation Demoralize. […]

If we were to pay attention to Romney’s record and not his words, we would find that his mind is open to gun control, gay marriage, abortion, eco-terrorism under the guise of halting man-made global warming and socialized medicine.

Those who support Romney suffer no fewer delusions than those who support Obama. That government will do things for the people is the most commonly shared delusion amongst members of both camps. The fact is that government can only do things to the people, not for them. Any government must and will confiscate property and restrict freedom of movement and action. No government in the past 100 years has shown an inclination to constrain its actions to the absolute minimum.

That Romney is Obama’s competitor for office is no accident. Just as Bush Sr. competed against Cinton, that Bush Jr. competed against Gore, that McCain competed against Obama, Romney’s campaign against Obama demonstrates the strangle hold government maintains over the population. Nowhere is there any indication of a candidate or a party that seeks to constrain the power of government.

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