A Warning — and Some Hope — from a Disaster of Unimaginable Magnitude

Judson Phillips brings some trenchant analysis of last night’s electoral catastrophe. A stern lesson, a note of encouragement to press on.

Election night in America was not an election it was a disaster. It was a disaster of unspeakable proportions. The disaster goes beyond the simple facts of what he will do in a second term. Now he is a lame duck who no longer has to worry about reelection.

What caused this disaster on election night and what must we do about it?

Calling last night’s results a disaster is putting a positive spin on the events. Not since the First Great Depression has a sitting President been reelected with such a dismal economy.

The biggest disaster will be a second Obama term. The second biggest disaster was the fact that he won last night and the Democrats managed to not only keep the Senate but depending on the outcome of a couple of races, they might actually pick up seats.

This year, the Democrats were defending 23 seats against only 10 for the Republicans. Several Democrats had retired rather than face the voters. Just on the law of averages, the Republicans should have picked up three or four seats.

Instead, people across America got to watch the Republican Party implode.

The only good news was that the GOP retained its control of the House of Representatives.

There are some lessons to be learned from this disaster. The first lesson is, no more moderate Republican candidates. Mitt Romney now joins the long list of moderate Republicans who line up right next to General George Custer. Romney lost. McCain lost, George W. Bush barely won and set the stage for Obama. Bob Dole lost. The only reason George H.W. Bush won a single term was because he was Ronald Reagan’s Vice President. When he ran on his own as a moderate, he gave us Bill Clinton.

We conservatives have to say this time; we will not support a moderate again. Our desire to remove Barack Obama and the Party of Treason was so strong that we jumped on board the Romney train. The Republican establishment correctly assumed that if it could get Romney nominated, we would have no choice but to fall in line.

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Image: Washington at the Battle of Trenton. Engraving by Illman Brothers from painting by E.L. Henry; 1870; www.archives.gov/research/american-revolution/pictures/;public domain/copyright expired.

  • Victoria

    Amen!

  • Doug Ferguson

    Two takeaways from yesterday’s election:
    1: As bad as the economy is, the majority of voters that showed up only care about the ‘gimmes’
    2: Hope cautiously, because there are reports circulating of an impending labor bloodbath, which will only add to the rolls of the tax receivers (who will vote for liberals in perpetuity) and further accelerate the inevitable implosion of what was a vibrant economy not long ago. The difference between today and the Great Depression era is that we have a culture that is ignorant, apathetic, and self-serving.

    • 820 REDHORSE

      Your post is dead on target!! Hopefully we”ll survive the next 4 years of locust and famine!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DQ5R7HVJVUVFGWRYGWRYZSYT3A John

      YOU COULDN’T HAVE PUT IT ANY BETTER THAN THAT DOUG

  • Recmanmc

    Let’s look at why the Republicans lost. It is not because they were not conservative enough. It was due to not appealing to enough voters who are not white, old, and rich. They alienated single white women voters on the stand of abortion. They alienated the Hispanic voters due to the stand on immigration. They alienated gays by the stands on gay marriage. The Republicans must temper these stands if a Republican is going to be elected President. The Republican Party and the Tea Party must reach out to more voters.

    As a lifelong Republican (old, white, and financially comfortable), I believe that it is time for a change. The Republicans must welcome those who believe in fiscal conservatism but do not believe the government should be involved in bedroom issues. We must push
    to solve the immigration issue in a humane manner and reach out to the Hispanic
    voter. Hispanics are family oriented, hardworking, entrepreneurs. Politically,
    they align with the Republicans except for the immigration issue. We must reach
    out to gays and put the secular part of gay marriage behind us. In the secular
    view, marriage is a contract in the state. You don’t have to marry gays in your
    church.

    It is time for a change. The change must come in the Republican Party. I lament that these changes have not taken place because I am concerned with the fiscal health of this Nation over the next 4 years. My prayer is that we can survive the next four years.

    • Here here

      I’ve listened to some on tv say that and am frankly turned off by it. Everyone knows democrats are the blatant racists here, race based policies that stereotype ppl are the norm with them. And the whole country just accepts their narrative that blacks and Hispanics are lazy takers who just want free stuff, which is the most racist statement of all but nobody calls them on it. No one is seeing the forest for the trees. Look out Hispanics, democrats threw blacks under the bus of politically useful idiots and now they’ve got their paws on you! Conservatism doesn’t “offer” anything to Hispanics bec it doesn’t offer anything based on race to anyone. It’s mostly just about handling your money in a frugal manner and having a govt that more or less just leaves you alone. Hispanics are like every other race: the intelligent ones support that idea of free and limited govt, the bottom feeders don’t.

      • Oldlady25

        Yeah, right on. Watch Mr. O dump his constituents of color now. He doesn’t need them. He is beholding only to the liberal rich elites, who ran interference for him since goodness knows when. He doesn’t need gays, blacks, Hispanics, poor people, illegals, or young people, now. He is fully vetted by his Chicago union bosses, underwritten by the Communists, Soros, and worshipped by the idiot masses, who will turn the other cheek when he elects himself king.

    • Oldlady25

      in other words, Repubs should be “democratic-lite! how novel. Let’s see, we had Nixon, then Goldwater, then Gerald Ford, and of course, Dole, ad nauseum. The only significant Repubs in the last 50 years were true conservatives.

    • XX

      In other words, the republicans can win if they become Democrats? All we have to do is compromise our moral responsibilities, shut our ears to the babies being torn to shreds, not require obedience to laws, and let moral degeneration continue to infect and destroy our children and families? In the name of fiscal health? Just take the thirty pieces of silver and everything will be fine?

  • HongryHawg

    The only thing that will keep the smallest check on this pretender is the House, and he’ll bypass that when he can. But mark my word, the Republicans in the House are BIG targets for the 2014 election. If you thought voter fraud was going on here, and it was, just wait. This islamist ba$tard will do ANYTHING for that free ride the last 2 years of this unfunny joke of an administration and the evil they are capable of.

  • January24

    I agree with the author that the outcome of the election was a disaster for America.

    I completely disagree that Romney was a bad candidate. In truth, he would have been the best president since Lincoln, and it’s tragic that America will not have the benefit of his leadership.

    • XX

      Yes he would have. He did not loose because he was a moderate, or because he was a Republican. He lost because he is a good man, been faithful to his wife, been a great father, worked hard and succeeded. He lost because he is a man of faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, because he believes people should live with restraint, respect, and responsibility, he lost because he believes life is sacred, because he believes everyone is born with the ability to gain from their life experience, He lost because he believes faith is something we live every day, not just something we talk about on Sunday, faith shows in how we treat people, help people learn to help themselves. He lost because he believes in working, that it is an honor to work, and the foundation of independence.

      He lost because right now there are more people in this nation who do not believe in any of that than those who do. He also lost because people who were bigoted over his church stayed away from the polls, he lost because otherwise good people were mistrustful because he has made a lot of money and they haven’t, so they did not vote for him; he lost because thousands of people would rather believe empty promises than the scary promise of yes we have to tighten the belts and yes it will be tough but we can rebuild our country. He spoke plainly, honestly, and understandably. Yet he spoke to ears that willed themselves to be deaf.No decent man of any age or color could have won with these voters, because they despise everything good people love.
      We do not need guns, or political action, we need patience, we need to serve the Lord, we need to remember His promises to the faithful, and that His government is higher anything people can come up with. That is our nation, that is our first citizenship.
      Today a Liberal told me I was bitter and hanging on to a myth while the “real world” passes me by. . Well actually I am very happy, because I know where I stand with Heavenly Father. The Liberal created mess of people marching because they want dead babies, waving gay pride banners or dancing around in inflatable vaginas can go ahead and have their “real world” pass me by, I am more than fine with that.

  • danstewart

    The best thing that could happen is for the treasonous rat to be arrested, tried & convicted. he has done 10 times enough to be arrested. If there are riots, WTF, most of us are well armed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/June-Gagnon/1673686634 June Gagnon

      Dan – It’s very possible that may happen; on We the People website (WordPress) published by Jim Campbell, is an article, published this afternoon. At 11:31 hours, today (11/08), charges of treason were filed against obama-soetoro and his “regime” – -by – -OUR US MILITARY! And I do not believe they are in any mood to be “kidding around”!

      • phunyfarm

        Thanks, this is the info I have been looking for/hope it is correct/will carry on search for more info & share…

      • January24

        I’m certain that is not correct, June. I wish it were, but I’m sure it’s just a pipe dream. Let’s not allow ourselves to be quite THAT naive.

  • Paul

    The perfect candidate for 2016 is Trey “no-nonsense” Gowdy. No mamby-pamby moderate there…he tells it like it is.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    It’s worse, far worse, beyond what’s imaginable worse!

    Most Christians and conservatives voted out of fear of Obama rather than fear of Yahweh. Yahweh is a jealous God and demands that we fear only Him (Deuteronomy 6:1-24, Psalm 112:1-3, Matthew 10:28, etc.). Moreover, in Job 3:25, Job declared that the thing which he “greatly feared is come upon me.” Consequently, America not only got what she right now deserves, Christians and conservative got what they feared.

    Ask yourselves: Just how bad do both presidential candidates have to be before you will refuse to participate in the Constitutional Republic’s unbiblical election process by which, according to 1 Timothy 5:22, you become complicit in the crimes of the person you help elect?

    Surely, all of you have limits. What if both candidtates according to 1 Timothy 3:16 KJV and 2 John 1:7 were antichrists? What if both candidates were murderers? Surely, if this were true, you wouldn’t vote for the lesser of two evils!?!

    Nothing demonstrates the deplorable state of Christianity more than this election. That Christians would vote for either antichirst or murderer reveals just how far we’ve fallen from our true 17th-century Christian roots, when the colonials established their governments upon Yahweh’s morality as codified in His perfect law and altogether
    righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-11) and appointed their civil leaders bases upon Biblical qualifications as found in Exodus 18:21, etc.

    There’s a better way. See “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant” at http://www.missiontoisrael.org/law-kingdom.php. Also, don’t miss our Constitution Survey in the right-hand side bar and receive a free book in the process.

    • January24

      I think you are a very foolish person, Ted. I’m a Christian too, and all thinking Christians (including Billy Graham) voted for Romney.

      • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

        Yes, and Billy Graham and all other Christians who voted for Romney, voted for a murderer.

  • January24

    Sorry. I’ve got to disagree with the author. I think that Romney would have governed as a conservative. He did the best he could in that bluest of Blue States, Massachusetts. The national electorate is more conservative, and I think that Romney would have been able to play to that strength to begin righting the ship of state. Romney is brilliant and he knows how to fix things. He would have made excellent strategic decisions that would’ve gone far toward putting America back on the right path. He would have been the best president since Lincoln — and that includes Reagan. And, no, I am not a Mormon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobertAlexander.Salvage Robert Alexander

    Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
    The fear of YAH is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    May we learn truth and submit to it. Even with bad laws that are contrary to GOD, if we had men who FEARED YAH and loved truth, things can turn around, but we need them in offices to make good – which I dont see happening. There may be a war coming and if it does I pray that Yah’s people heed the fullness of His word.

    Proverbs 23.23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

    Deuteronomy 4.5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as יהוה my Elohim commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
    6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people

    Proverbs 24.5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. 6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

    Ecclesiastes 7.19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

    Psalms 40.8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

    Psalms 119.
    30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
    35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

    Psalms 94.12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law

    Psalms 84.5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. 12 O YAH of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

    Psalms 112.1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

    Psalms 73.24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

  • http://www.farnumfamily.org/ Norm Farnum

    Five lawful responses by the Christian at the ballot box (if you still believe the ballot box to be a Biblical response to today’s evil system):

    1. Vote for a biblically qualified Republican;
    2. Vote for a biblically qualified Democrat;
    3. Vote for a biblically qualified third party candidate or independent;
    4. Write-in a biblically qualified candidate; or

    In the absence of any biblically qualified independents, party candidates, or write-in candidates, withhold your vote as an act of integrity before the Lord. Not an option for the Christian is to represent Christ in the ballot box by rejecting His biblically-revealed minimal threshold requirements for the selection of a civil magistrate.

    http://www.visionforumministries.org/issues/ballot_box/five_lawful_responses_by_the_c.aspx

    Being the father of six children, I am working toward raising each of them in “the fear and admonition of the LORD”.

    I am reminded of an old hymn — really a prayer for our nation — written in 1909 by Frederick J. Gillman. See if these words penned over 100 years ago don’t hit home!

    God send us men whose aim ’twill be
    Not to defend some ancient creed,
    But to live out the laws of Christ
    In every thought and word and deed.

    God send us men alert and quick
    His lofty precepts to translate,
    Until the laws of Christ become
    The laws and habits of the state.

    God send us men of steadfast will,
    Patient, courageous, strong and true,
    With vision clear and mind equipped
    His will to learn, his work to do.

    God send us men with hearts ablaze,
    All truth to love, all wrong to hate;
    These are the patriots nations need;
    These are the bulwarks of the state.

    Being our family’s bandleader, we’ve sung this in a number of Protestant churches… I first found this song in an old Methodist hymnal some years ago. You won’t find this hymn or any like it in any church hymnals today! Christians today have “lost their salt”.

    Could that “ancient creed” also allude to our U.S. Constitution today? Just a thought… Read 1 Samuel 8 for full details!

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