Sunday, January 6, 2013
Did We Cut Off Our Noses to Spite Our Faces?
How could a president be re-elected after posting such a pitiful record of accomplishment? Historians will have to figure that one out in the future.
Well, it happened, much to the chagrin of myself and others who supported Mitt Romney for president against Barack Hussein Obama.
From all reports of the voting patterns of the election, it was reported that Romney received 3 million less votes than did McCain in 2008. How could that be? Most likely, for whatever reason, some voters stayed home and as a result, Obama was re-elected.
From what I can see, many conservatives seem to want to have a candidate that agrees with them on 100% of the issues, and if that candidate doesn’t meet their criteria, they won’t support or vote for that candidate, or they’ll just stay home. The Democrats don’t seem to have that “purity” problem, they’ll vote for the Democrat come hell or high water. That seems to be winning tactic for the Democrats, something that the Republicans should try to embrace in future elections.
I presume many of the stay-at-home voters never heard of the Reagan 80% rule for supporting a candidate for office? He said we should be able to support a candidate whom they could agree with on 80% of the issues, especially if the choice is someone like Obama.
Where were the likes of Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, and Jon Huntsman in support of Mitt Romney during the campaign? Were they so disappointed in not getting the Republican nomination that they decided to take their ball out of the game and go home? It sure looked that way.
Due to their pique, they consciously or unconsciously, aided in the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama. In addition, the enthusiastic Tea Party supporters were conspicuously muted in their support of Romney. Why? What positions, that Romney espoused, were so unpalatable that they couldn’t give him their meaningful and enthusiastic support when compared with Obama? They might’ve not liked him personally or some of his views, but “why did they cut off their noses to spite their faces” and help in the re-election of Obama when the candidate they should have eagerly supported was head and shoulders above his opponent? Now we are saddled with 4 more years of someone who is trying to turn our country into the United States of Europe.
Who can we thank for this outrage?
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann