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How Bad Will It Be If Obama is Reelected In 2012? Maybe Not So Bad

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 10: 46 AM

The way to think about an Obama reelection in 2012 is to think about a McCain victory in 2008. Had McCain won in 2008 where would conservatives be now? “On the ropes” is the only answer that makes any sense given what is known of McCain’s history and his personal traits. It’s unimaginable that there would be the sort of conservative ascendancy that has occurred in the last 2 years if McCain had defeated Obama in 2008. Obama has done for the conservative movement what McCain could never have done, nor had any desire to do, and that is to revive the conservative movement and inspire The Tea Party which has moved big numbers of “precious” independents away from the Democrat party to the Republican party. I call independents “precious” because both parties think they are the key to electoral success.

The Republican field of likely presidential candidates for 2012 doesn’t look all that good unless you consider some that are probably not well positioned for 2012, but will be by 2016. For 2012 it is Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, Newt Gingrich or Mike Huckaby. All of those would be a disaster for conservatives and for the Republican party because they are tentative conservatives and would be too easy for Democrats and the media to demonize. They’d start apologizing as soon as they were attacked on the most frivolous grounds, or like Daniels, give up on conservative principles. They are in the George B. McClellan branch of the Party. In the Ulysses S. Grant branch of the party are the young bloods; they are Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and possibly Mr. “Roadmap for America” Paul Ryan, although he has already ruled himself out for 2012. Texas Governor Rick Perry fits here as well.

The Grants are the ones that can reposition the Republican party to attract conservatives and independents and make it a winning majority, and become the party of good governance. While the McClellans dither, snivel and apologize for being just a teeny-weeny bit conservative, the Grants fight for conservative ideas and proudly proclaim their allegiance to conservative principles. The McClellan branch are losers and will take down conservatives and Republicans with them. But if a Republican is to defeat Obama in 2012 it will likely to one from the McClellan branch. If one of them can beat Obama it won’t be because he is such a good candidate. It will be solely because Obama is such an awful candidate. The Grants have the potential to be great candidates, but perhaps not yet. Perhaps not by 2012. Surely by 2016, though.

A 2012 outcome that has Obama getting a second term but Republicans in control of both houses of Congress would not be a bad result. The Grants will be there doing good by holding the namby-pamby, scaredy-cat, tired and old McClellan slow-boys’ feet to the fire. Obama’s continued presence will keep the Tea Party rolling along as well. The fight to get rid of Obamacare will intensify and Obama and the Democrats will have to defend it as it becomes increasingly unpopular. All in all, 2016 will be a great year for conservatives and Republicans by heading off a possible McClellan win in 2012 and the sort of sorry-assed, one-term Republican presidency any of them are good for only to be followed by another big across-the-board Democrat victory in 2016 when the voters are once again fatigued by Republican moderates, RINOS and losers.

I find support for this thesis from Noemie Emery, one of my favorite columnists.

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  1. K Reed said, on Sunday, May 29, 2011, 1: 52 PM at 1:52 PM

    Email: May 19, 2011

    Governor Rick Perry,

    I have never written a letter like this before…but I have never been more concerned and worried about the direction our county is heading in…We are truly at the crossroads of what could be the most vital turning point in our nation’s history…We are being led off a cliff by a madman that somehow became president of the greatest country on earth…A madman that no one knew anything about and still was elected to the most powerful position on the planet…only because he was always and still is protected by a bias and corrupt national media without a conscious…that only knows how to give him a pass and would never dare question who or what he really was…Now we know that this madman is a compete fraud and he is pushing our country into the abyss and to brink of no return…

    I have followed your political career and I highly admire and respect you… I have seen the true qualities and the solid leadership you possess in all the great things that you have done for Texas…I know that the great state of Texas needs you…but this great country needs you more and needs you now…Our country has never been in a more dire and desperate position than it is now…Our county is slowly dying and is in a death roll of a crisis like never before…Obama is our nations greatest crisis…he is the cancer that is painfully destroying our country from within…If we do not stop Obama in 2012, our country will never be the same again…we will never recover from the fundamental changes and this nightmare that we all are being forced to live in…

    I am only one voice right here and right now… but there are millions of others all around our great country that are pleading and are praying along with myself, for you to consider running for the presidency of the United States…There will never be another time like this…there has never been a more crucial time than now and there may never be another chance left for any of us if we do not stop the madness that is breaking the back of our country and bringing us to our knees…

    The republican party is a mess just like everything else is in this country…We have no leaders…the party and the candidates are weak and in total disarray and will defeat itself against Obama…We need you Mr. Perry…our country desperately needs you…we need a true, strong conservative leader that has proven himself…we need a leader that can talk the talk and walk the walk and that has a great family behind him…we need someone that can lead us out of this nightmare and put us back on a path that helped make our country the greatest and strongest on earth…we need someone like you that can make our country stronger and better than ever before…or we will never be that great country again…

    It is now or never…We must persevere…We must win…There is no option…

    God Bless You and your family and God Bless America…

    Respectfully Submitted,

    K Reed

  2. KReed said, on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 3: 15 PM at 3:15 PM

    Thank God Perry is finally in!!!…Rick Perry is not perfect, no one is, but compared to that fraud and disaster and by far the worst president in our nation’s history…
    Who has hijacked our country and has done his best to drive it completely off a cliff…
    Rick Perry is light years better than the cancer that has been fundamentally destroying our country from within, worse than any enemy on this planet could have ever done…Our HOPE and our CHANGE now is…ANYONE BUT OBAMA!!!

    Even my pet monkey named Abdul KoKo Mohamed would have done a better job just counting bananas, finger painting all day in the oval office and throwing darts at the wall of a “to do” list of what a president should do next…

    Just imagine If only half of these misguided Obama drones heard the actual truth of what this fraud has really done to our country from legitimate news organizations???
    If Obama didn’t have the corrupt bias national media protecting him 24 hours a day, his approval ratings would be in the low single digits or he’d already be impeached sitting in Gitmo with all of the other scum of the earth…
    or he would have never even come close to slithering his slimy dirty boney ass into the white house…

    Wake up America…Wake up right now…Tomorrow will be too late!!!

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