THE POWER OF MAKING A MISTAKE: Redeeming the Elections of Barack Obama by Rejecting Hillary

Written by John DeGroff on February 27, 2015

We’ve all heard the old saying “If at first you don’t succeed–try, try again.”  I don’t know who originated this, but like most old sayings and parables, it’s based on truth.

Perhaps the best example in history of being tenacious enough to keep on trying after several failures is the creation of the light bulb.  Thomas Edison is credited with the invention of the first commercially viable light bulb, patented in 1879.  Depending on which research material you use as a source, it’s been stated that Edison (along with a small army of assistants) made anywhere from 1000 to 3000 tries in getting the right material for a working filament.

It was a carbonized filament made from bamboo that finally proved durable enough to hold adequate power that would give off light and not burn out quickly.

Granted, there were other attempts at creating electric light going as far back as 1802, but it was Edison’s work that made electric light (and the light bulb) practical and affordable. Supposedly, Edison told a reporter who inquired about how long it took to get the filament right: “I didn’t fail 1000 times.  The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps.” Electric light is the one human creation that is truly visible from space.

So, what does Thomas Edison and the light bulb have to do with our current situation in this country?   Well, we failed miserably by electing Barack Hussein Obama-twice.  We failed by not heeding Dr. King’s concern about “content of character” versus color of skin.

We failed as a nation by not heeding the many red flags, such as the Jeremiah Wright videos when they first surfaced; we failed by not paying attention to Obama’s lack of leadership positions or business experience; we failed by not paying attention to whom he associated with such as criminals like Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko.  We failed to question the thinking behind such statements like wanting to spread the wealth around and to fundamentally transform the United States.

We have failed miserably and the world is a much more dangerous place because we did.  The United States of America does indeed need to apologize to the rest of the world–for electing Barack Hussein Obama.

In just less than two years, we have the opportunity to undo this mistake.  Provided, of course, that we don’t make the same mistake again.  If we elect Hillary Rodham Clinton, we’re done.  The country is gone.  We will have become the third world banana republic hell hole that Obama wants.

Clinton is just as bad, if not even worse, than Obama.  She, too, claims to be a disciple of Saul Alinsky, as well as acting like a committed Marxist.  She is also a certified liar with an overbearing sense of entitlement.

Between now and 2016, there are two books every American should read, both written by the late Barbara Olson.  In Final Days, The Last Desperate Abuses of Power By The Clinton White House, Olson details the Clinton’s sale of pardons, Hillary’s solicitation of gifts for herself from donors, Travelgate, and out right theft of items from the White House itself.

In Hell To Pay, Olson takes an in depth look at Hillary’s personal quest for power, her radical views, and her ongoing political agenda.  Olson also discusses Hillary’s treatment of and attitude towards staff.  In short, Hillary Rodham Clinton carries more baggage than United Airlines.

We simply cannot make this mistake after the mistakes we made in 2008 and 2012.  If Obama doesn’t get the chance he wants to flood the country with illegals, allow Islam to take over, or have several Ferguson-like incidents and then declare martial law, then we can get him out of office legally.

America has been wounded during the Obama era, but we’re not down for the count.  And in a weird, almost perverted way, we should be almost grateful that someone like Barack Hussein Obama was elected. It has shown to us how fragile our republic is, and has shown how easily it could be destroyed by careless disregard for the “content of character” in our elected officials.  It has shown us that it is now the personal responsibility of every American voter to pay attention, ask questions, and do your research.  It has shown us we cannot trust the media…we’re on our own to know the truth.

The presidency of Barack Hussein Obama has shown us the power of making a mistake.  Let’s not repeat it.  We don’t have as much time as Edison took to get it right.



John DeGroff
John DeGroff is the original bass player for the Christian rock band Petra. He currently plays for the band GHF which is comprised of other original members from Petra. DeGroff has extensive experience as a freelance music journalist and newspaper reporter as well as an on-line music reviewer. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and lives in Warsaw, Indiana where he is employed as a care giver for mentally challenged adults.