Corrupt Media and “Hold Your Nose” Conservatives to Blame

Two big reasons I believe Barack Obama prevailed in 2012’s big election:

Obama won because the Liberal-leftist media cooperated almost unanimously in the Obama Chicago-style smear and hate campaign. Never has a president won an election with such a horrible track record and nothing new to offer but de facto Marxist/Socialist/Radical-Leftist ideas – which have never worked.

They will not work during the coming four years either as Obama takes us more and more in the direction of quasi-Communism. Unfortunately, most Americans today don’t even know what Communism is.  Americans are being duped just like the people of other Communist  nations were duped before they wised up. 

Furthermore, I hate to say it, but if you go back to the Republican primaries – I told most
of the radical conservatives that Romney could not be elected with “hold your nose ” support.
 
Guys like Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, and other radical conservatives – as well as Evangelical opponents to Mormonism – poisoned the campaign early on. The Democrats never have this problem. They get behind their candidate and focus on winning.
 
Never in the history of the Republican Party have we had a finer, more attractive, better qualified candidate to run the largest enterprise in the history of the world than Mitt Romney. Now we must settle for a community organizer who never even ran a lemonade stand.
 
If you want to know why Republicans lost this election, simply look no further than the “hold your nose”, extreme conservatives for their over allegiance to extremism. How long did they cling to Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul, or Rick Santorum – when we had the most qualified,  Presidential candidate since World War II?
 
Of course, the thickheaded Conservatives will tell us if we were more conservative we would’ve won. Nonsense. It’s time for these antiquated thinkers to recognize that rule number one is to get elected. The electorate has become less conservative. The Dems understand this. “Hold your nose” Republicans do not.

About the author: William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

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  • Victoria

    Please fwd this to Rush, Levin and Savage!

  • 9thID

    Here we have another RINO telling Conservatives that the H.W. Bush/Dole/McCain/RomneyCare Redux works!? Pauwels is ust another establishment faux conservative who foisted his RomenyCare RINO upon us and then has the gall to blame us for his disaster. Pauwels is no better than his Obama-lite cronies and we will not forget their treason…

    • WellNowDear

      Yes, I know you are tired of the RINOS. So am I but, they are there. When the Democratic party went from Socialism to outright Communism they all flooded our side. The point is: 1) They are now in the GOP…2) They aren’t going away….3) They have succeeded in taking the uper leadership…….The question is, “What are we planning to do about that situation?”………………I’m certainly not discussing any plans on this site.

      • jerry sweet

        you don’t have to.God almighty has it all under control.america is damned and doomed.even the libs will howl in terror at what God accomplishes thru this latest stooge.obama is by definition a stooge.only he has become a legend in his own mind.how funny to say stooges(all liberals,some conservatives) have minds.they can’t think for themselves.wake up and repent,we are just about to run out of time.

  • CP5thgrp

    The Paulbots warned the GOP

    • WellNowDear

      Oh, the Libertarians again. Oh, no!

      • LiberRepubliCrat

        You have a problem with Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, et al?

  • WellNowDear

    Oh, come one. Let’s face it, the American public needed to hear exactly how Romney would make their life better but, they didn’t. They heard no specifics about his plans. I know he had some but, for some reason the voters weren’t able to see they would have had a much better life with him in the White House. Let me make it clear that I voted for Romney/Ryan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Barb Patton

    It is unfortunate that the Republican Party was led by fear .The indoctrination of being “politically correct” and “don’t upset and hurt the black man” mentality was in the foreground of this fight. The GOP are going to have to learn to be more aggressive more assertive and ignore the latte color and forge ahead.

  • TimAZ

    This Rhino can’t even be honest with himself. I listened to Savage. Savage never disparaged Romney for being a Mormon. Neither did Rush or Levin. You really need to listen to these shows if you are going to comment about them. What you’ve done here is outed yourself as the democrat socialists that inhabits every fiber of your being.

    • WAP1102

      Where do you get that I was in anyway opposed to Romney or Mormons? Although I disagree with his faith, I supported his geo-political and secular values. I also supported him all the way back to the 2008 primaries. I have the highest regard for Mormons and have hired many. Everyone was an outstanding individual and employee. . . . I’m a committed Christian, Moderate Conservative, and a Republican and Romney financial supporter — and coincidently, I was born in Jackson, Michigan — the home of the Republican Party. I voted for George Romney, the former Governor of Michigan. I listen to Rush, Levin, and Savage regularly and fully understand their extreme Conservativism. . . . I published the following on Clashdaily.com several weeks ago:

      “Governor Mitt Romney has succeeded at everything he’s done. He is truly an extraordinary yet humble man.

      He worked as a missionary in France and later was elevated to Bishop in his church. He graduated from Harvard with a Law Degree and a simultaneous Masters Degree in Business. He formed his own company, Bain Capital, an investment firm, and turned around dozens of faltering enterprises, creating and saving thousands of jobs. He turned around the Olympics when it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Governor Romney also turned around Massachusetts when it was seriously in debt. He balanced its budgets all four years . . . established RomneyCare for all Mass citizens . . . elevated its education system to number one in the nation . . . provided tuition-free college education for good students . . . and reduced unemployment there to 4.7%.

      Mitt believes in Jesus Christ and in the Judeo-Christian principles enshrined in our Constitution – that our nation was founded upon. He is incredibly generous. He worked without pay at the Olympics and as Governor of Massachusetts. He contributed his entire inheritance to charity and contributes over 20% of his (triple taxed) income to Charity. He pays more than legally required (14%) in Federal Income Tax on his blind-trust, risk-capital investments in the economy. He has been happily married to the same woman for over forty years and has successfully raised five sons.

      Never has America been more in need of a proven performer ― a turnaround specialist ― a competent manager ― an exceptional Chief Executive. Romney is that kind of expert who will serve without pay to fix our nations jobs, wages, gasoline, economic growth, taxation, deficit and debt problems . . . while protecting traditional American Values, Exceptionalism, and Global Respect.

      Try as the Obama Chicago Campaign and the Liberal-Leftist media might try to smear his character and his accomplishment, Gov. Mitt Romney is precisely the kind of accomplished leader, a non-career politician, that America desperately needs if we hope to salvage the American-Way – the American-Dream – for ourselves, for our children and grandchildren, and for our fellow citizens.

      In God We Trust!”

  • Tom Harlander

    I’m one who held his nose and voted, and yes I voted for Romney. It was a struggle with my self at the moment I was voting, to vote for a man I didn’t think was right for America, and still don’t think was the right choice to be the nominee. But the fact is, regardless of how I felt about him, no matter how much I had to “hold my nose” to do it, I voted for him. So this Belgian blowhard should remember, if we who reluctantly did so had simply passed on voting for the office, it would have been a massive sweep for Obama, and would have made 2008 look small in comparison

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

    WP said: “Never in the history of the Republican Party have we had a finer, more attractive, better qualified candidate to run the largest enterprise in the history of the world than Mitt Romney.”

    If this is true, America’s in much worse shape then I thought. Fact is, Infant murdering Romney’s probably the worst the Republican Party has ever come up. Because the framers (in Article 6) banned Christian tests (and thereby Biblical qualifications), it was inevitable that candidates from both parties would progressively become worse and
    America, as whole, find herself more and more in the hole.

    For an alternative by which we end up with the best of the best instead of (hopefully) the least of two evils, see Chapter 5 “Article 2: Executive Usurpation” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt5.html.
    Scroll down to the heading “Elections.” After reading this section, take our Constitution Survey in the right-hand side bar and receive a free book.

  • jmark

    What a dumb ass tirade. Hold-your-nose Republicans like me still voted for Romney. We still pulled for the team. The problem is that know one really knew just what Romney stood for. How do undecideds vote for someone who is undecided?

  • LiberRepubliCrat

    Sorry, “Never in the history of the Republican Party have we had a finer, more
    attractive, better qualified candidate to run the largest enterprise in
    the history of the world than Mitt Romney” is ignorant nonsense.

    Plus, we nominate a man who lost to the man who lost to Obama, and expect him to win? Please!

  • jerry sweet

    conservatives lost because we had no one to vote for except for dumb and dumber.both are in the same camp.they want to depopulate the earth so they can have it all to themselves.God who really runs things down here just gave us another dose of this stooge barack hussein obama.he is the latest stooge God has put in to destroy us.america has been given chance after chance to repent and come back to God.our answer get out.we don’t need nor want you.well for a time it will seem like they have succeeded .but payday/payback is coming.Gods word states men will drop dead from heart failure from the things God is going to do to this Christ hating,rejecting world.hope you have your blood pressure medicine.

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

    “more attractive, better qualified candidate…. — MITT Romney”

    O where do I begin!!!

    I have been hearing this even from some close friends some of which their first choice was Paul… LOOKING TO MEN who are easily identified in Scripture as antiChrists to-Boot,… is no solution.

    If we were to look to MEN they should at least follow the rest of this story:

    Ezekiel 22.30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

    I Corinthians 6.9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of יהוה (YAH)? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind

  • John Englehutt

    “It’s time for these antiquated thinkers to recognize that rule number one is to get elected. The electorate has become less conservative”
    Rule number one is to get elected? Really? It seems to me that philosophy is precisely why nothing ever changes, as it leaves no room for standing firm on ACTUAL PRINCIPLES. The electorate has become less conservative? Nobody would argue with that point.
    The issue of central importance here, though, is not liberal vs. conservative or any of that nonsense; rather, what it comes down to is God’s people vs the infidels.
    Americans, left and right, love to claim that God supports their party or their particular cause du jour, but what FEW people seem to be concerned with is ACTUALLY reading what God has said in HIS WORD. God gave His altogether righteous Law through Moses, a Law that our Lord Jesus Christ stated would not fall away in even the tiniest detail till heaven and earth pass away(see Matt 5:17-18).
    The real head-scratcher here is why so many people who claim to be Christians utterly disregard the Law of God.
    As long as we disregard the commandments, statutes, and judgments of God Almighty and continue to elevate our own “traditions of men” above His Word, and our own “laws” above HIS LAW, we can expect nothing but increasing judgment from Yahweh.
    Does anyone seriously doubt that another four years of Barack Obama is a piece of that judgment on America?
    No, Mr. Paulwels and all other compromisers out there, we don’t need to abandon conservative values and start putting up and supporting more candidates like Romney; we need to embrace the only truly conservative values–the Commandments, statutes and judgments of God Almighty–and stand by them COME WHAT MAY. We need to repent of our wickedness and start to live our own lives and govern our families and churches in accordance with God’s altgether righteous Law. From the bottom up, we need to build Christian families, churches, schools, and institutions that are TRULY GOD-HONORING, and work tirelessly to bring all things captive to Christ our King. The humanists will ultimately fail, as they operate according to Satan’s great lie, thinking they “shall be as gods”, but they will never succeed. We who serve the KING OF KINGS are on the winning side, and we must rest in this blessed assurance, and get out there and truly labor to make a lasting difference and bear LASTING FRUIT for the Kingdom. Start by getting out of bed with the humanists(left and right) who are content to merrily trade God’s Word for a mess of infidel pottage, repent, turn again to God and labor to OBEY HIM with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. God promises to bless those who obey Him(see Deuteronomy 28)–it’s time we do like the lyrics of that old hymn and really start “standing on the promises of Christ our King”.

    • T. Edward Price

      Thank you John for nailing it again, as usual. One of the biggest lies most buy into is the false left/right, liberal/conservative paradigm. The truth is that ANY view that is left of Yahweh’s immutable law is liberal/leftist. Anyone who embraces the philosophy Mr. Paulwels seems to espouse (electability being the moral gold standard) has already compromised and turned away from God’s perfect system, and should expect nothing less than the curses laid out in Deuteronomy 28.
      The only way to right the ship is for America to repent of her humanistic, polytheistic, judeo-christian idol called WE THE PEOPLE, and return to a governmental system of, by, and for Yahweh!

  • Just Saying

    This is a bunch of BS. If we continue to blame the real conservatives in this country, we will get the same results over and over. Wake up and smell the reality! It is the mindless drones , the evil ones, and the people who thought Romney was too radical that lost us this election. If anything, he wasn’t conservative enough. What you say, in essence is that if Republicans would be more like Democrats, they will win more often. Well, then, why do we need 2 parties for? Lets all sing the praises of comarade Obama and have onlu the socialist (or Progressive) party, and live happily ever after. Wtih friends like you, no wonder we lost.

  • $3846549

    I have heard some of the monday morning quarterbacking. The Republicans sound stunned and a bit hysterical. They are wounded and knowing existentially that they have to soldier on. I appreciate the warrior spirit, however, I’m afraid it is a lost cause. It is the demographics. Fifty million people who were not born here, they are clueless about how the country is as it is. The breakup of the American family, the degrading of the American male. The single women with their fatherless broods need government sustenance.
    Sorry, I am leaving everything on the field, just like Mitt. He was the ideal candidate, moral rectitude, expertise, drive, and he was rejected. Just like women who reject good men and go for the bad boy loser wife beater, (again and again) the country is sick. My flag is not going up on national holidays anymore, I am in a foreign land. Obama is going to kill the country and then we will have to be re-incarnated. Hopefully some future generation will revere that shining Constitution, it was a more perfect union.

    • USAmerican100

      Exactly right on, you are one of the few who actually gets it.

  • Lucius_Junius_Brutus

    “Never in the history of the Republican Party have we had a finer, more
    attractive, better qualified candidate to run the largest enterprise in
    the history of the world than Mitt Romney.”

    That statement is not only clueless, it is without qualification wrong.

    This will be the rationale used to muster and prop up support for yet another faux conservative four years from now. If conservative America cannot learn the lessons about nominating neocon, globalist, backstabbing RINOs from 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and now this, nothing but the revelation of the glory of God Almighty’s personal visible presence can.

  • TimAZ

    So the solution you offer is that we should become socialist to win an election against communists. No thanks. that road has only one ending. Those that remain among the living in those societies are forced to be equally miserable until they no longer benefit the government.

  • Washington22

    I don’t believe the premice of this article. Lots of Monday morning quaterback comments but they still don’t answer the situation……………..Romney lost becasue of fraud and election cheating, plain and simple. If you followed the TV for the weeks ahead of the elections and you saw the enthusiam and crowds at Romney’s events, you will have no doubt in your mind, that Romney had the voters behind him. There is no way we lost Florida, Virginia, and Ohio, all too close to call for some time. Those cheating machines were working overtime……………..Our conservative talk hosts were merely sorting out all the candidates and issues at the beginning and when our candidate was chosen, they supported the 100%. The above article is crap.

  • tcr

    To say, “Never in the history of the Republican Party have we had a finer, more attractive, better qualified candidate to run the largest enterprise in the history of the world than Mitt Romney”, is simply incorrect. Romney is another big government Republican who would not shrink government and expand the private business sector. He is for an expanded military to create more debt by expanding the US presence (more wars) globally. What a drain of American resources! “Crack down on China” is a laughable policy. The US debtors will eventually understand that we are the slaves and the Chinese who own $1 trillion+ of our debt are the slavemasters. Romney is a Republican member of the same party as Barack Obama, the big government party. I voted for Romney because he would have slowed our descent into the 3rd world and lessened the impact, but he could not save this nation because his policies and philosophy are inadequate. We need sound money, reduced influence and eventual elimination of the Federal Reserve, and a return to a constitutional government. Mitt Romney was incapable of that because he would not pursue it. I agree that Ron Paul is radical to much of the US populace, but he was the only Republican candidate that had any chance of running “the largest enterprise in the history of the world” without totally running it into the ground.

  • WAP1102

    Romney promised:12,000,000 more jobs . . . higher wages . . . lower taxes . . . lower energy (gasoline) costs and energy independence . . . balanced budgets . . . reduced debt and deficit . . . pro-life . . . traditional marriage . . . ending ObamaCare. Romney would have been a step in a better direction — a big improvement over Oblabla, who is giving us de facto Fabian Communism, abortion on demand, inflation, greater debt and deficits, etc. Oblabla will appoint two or three Liberal-Leftist Supreme Court, pro-abortion Justices. Do ClashDaily readers understand what that means for our kids, friends, nation . . . to say nothing about the murdered babies? I’m afraid all is lost when “hold your nose” voters cannot see their mistake, i.e., that bad-mouthing Romney before the election poisoned the well. Taking a positive step in a better direction was our best alternative. All this pre-election negativity about Romney only served to kill his chances and assured the reelection of “the great deceiver.”

  • WAP1102

    Romney promised:12,000,000 more jobs . . . higher wages . . . lower taxes . . . lower energy (gasoline) costs and energy independence . . . balanced budgets . . . reduced debt and deficit . . . pro-life . . . traditional marriage . . . ending ObamaCare. Romney would have been a step in a better direction — a big improvement over Oblabla, who is giving us de facto Fabian Communism, abortion on demand, inflation, greater debt and deficits, etc. Oblabla will appoint two or three Liberal-Leftist Supreme Court, pro-abortion Justices. Do ClashDaily readers understand what that means for our kids, friends, nation . . . to say nothing about the murdered babies? I’m afraid all is lost when “hold your nose” voters cannot see their mistake, i.e., that bad-mouthing Romney before the election poisoned the well. Taking a positive step in a better direction was our best alternative. All this pre-election negativity about Romney only served to kill his chances and assured the reelection of “the great deceiver.”

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