07 November 2012

They Said It...

Not me. But, food for thought:

"Although he again lost Protestant voters to his GOP opponent, Obama held onto his advantages among Catholic and Jewish voters. He won 70 percent of the Jewish vote, down from 78 percent in 2008, and he won Catholic voters 50 percent to 47 percent. Romney carried Protestant voters by a 13-point margin, 56 percent to 43 percent."

-- Rorate Caeli

"The majority of Americans apparently prefer the Sovietization of healthcare (and as much of the rest of the economy as possible) as their first priority, followed by the bombing of Iran and Syria back to the stone age (for starters), as opposed to the reverse order of priorities had Romney won the election."

""Vote for Barry. He'll give you health insurance," said a twenty-something tattooed ignoramus to the twenty-something female bartender at a local restaurant on Monday. The public schools sure have done their job well."

-- Thomas DiLorenzo

"Romney lost today to a guy who is overseeing a horrible economy, prosecuting unpopular wars, and who can barely string 5 words together without a teleprompter. This was the best the Republican Party can do. Not only are the Republicans evil, they're evil and contemptible losers, which is far worse.
The biggest losers tonight are of course people who value peace and freedom, but we would have also lost if Romney won. The GOP is right up there in the loser category, however. The GOP lost seats in the Senate, and did little to improve its position in the House. It has served up two ridiculously bad nominees in a row, claiming "electability" and then going down in flames.

Rand Paul certainly came out of this looking very bad as well. He fell in line behind the party masters, banking on some advantage to be gained through an endorsement of Romney. He ended up just looking politically unsavvy and unprincipled. There is little to be gained either, from playing ball with a Party that as inept as the GOP at this point. ...

The Ron Paul movement is a big winner here. The GOP told the libertarians in the party to get lost, and the GOP paid for it. Interestingly, both Iowa and Nevada, where Ron Paul supporters gained control of the state party, both went to Obama after the Romney campaign actively fought to disenfranchise Ron Paul supporters. I guess the GOP got what it wanted there. ...

And finally, when the economy enters a deep recession in a couple of years (or sooner), it will be good that Obama will be in office. You all know how it would have gone otherwise: After a couple of years of Romney misrule, the media will decide that Romney was the candidate of "free markets." Then, mired in a depression, our wise overlords will declare that "we tried that free market thing, and look what happened.""

-- Ryan McMaken

"It appears that Stalin will win this election over Hitler. Barely, but barely is all it takes. Four more years of Obamapression and Demopublican econotyranny. I pity folks who think their vote can sustain freedom, when in fact both candidates offer us nothing more than the same old tyranny, slavery, and Bankster rape of the general public. When you vote, you sanction the current system of political enslavement, and you reject the potential for individual empowerment by elevating the "importance" of the political machine. You are all fools, you voters. Your selection of the "lesser of two evils" has led us to the the modern gulag mentality."

-- Karen De Coster

I saved the best for last:

"Tough to swallow, isn’t it! But did we really think we could somehow vote our way out of this—what, with homosexual "marriage" the law of the land and the slain bodies of millions of aborted babies clogging the sewers of American cities and consciences alike? All that was needed in order for us to be redeemed was another silly election? Please! Ideas have consequences—and so do crimes of infanticide and the other sins that cry to heaven for vengeance.

Barack Obama is not the problem. We are! Abortion is. Public schools are. A rotting pop culture is. Modernism in the Catholic Church is. Divorce and homosexual "marriage" are. Obama has been reelected simply because America, like any nation, will always only get the leaders she deserves. We told God to go to hell a long time ago, and God is now allowing us to see what life is like without Him. So lead on, Mr. Obama! Thou shouldst not have any power against us, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered us to thee, hath the greater sin.

We are Christians, and our help is in the name of the Lord—not electoral politics. So, let's keep this in perspective. Out of fear and sheer desperation, most of us threw our hats in the ring for a Mormon, big government backing, sometimes pro-life, moderately pro-gay rights candidate who is conservative only by comparison. Even by John F. Kennedy's standards, Mitt Romney, though no doubt well meaning, is a rabid liberal.
In other words, the GOP bet the pot on a moderate conservative, again...and lost big. They took our votes for granted, again, by downplaying the rather quaint social issues in favor of the ever-sophisticated pocketbook issues. Once again, it didn’t pay off for them. So perhaps they will have learned their lesson the next time around...if, in fact, there is a next time after the insufferable McCain and Mormon Romney fiascoes.

But there is a silver lining in all of this for those willing to see it. Decent folks are obviously fed up with the charade and will thus finally be absolutely united against an evil that would have remained entrenched inside the Beltway no matter
who won this election. Conservative Catholics, traditional Catholics, pro-family Protestants, pro-lifers, pro-homeschooling advocates will all be solidly united against the White House for the next four years—and this is always a good thing."

-- Michael Matt (and read the rest of this excellent article)


Anonymous said...

That's our Tim. Everything is a joke. But his man won!

thetimman said...

I don't get it.

thetimman said...

And of course, you commented anonymously, which I don't really allow. So, could you put an ID on that?

thetimman said...

Also from McMaken:

"As an electoral force, the Catholic Church is dead as a door nail. The American bishops. too lazy or too cowardly to actually preach their own doctrines for the past 40 years, now face a situation in which Catholic voters are now indistinguishable from the population at large, and thus are irrelevant as any sort of a unified voting block. The rank and file Catholics can't even agree on the abortion issue. Thank the bishops. If there was a religious version of breach of fiduciary responsibility, the bishops would be guilty of it."

Jane Chantal said...

This Nov. 5 piece from Peter Hitchens (the late Christoper H's passionately Christian - and sadly all-but-unknown in the U.S. - brother) seems amazingly apt: