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Well, the election is over and of course, many of us on the right are wondering what the heck happened.

Everything pointed to Romney winning in a landslide.  Everything was wrong.

On November 7, many of us woke up feeling like we had been hit by a Mack truck.  And, then, of course, the “experts” all had their theories on what happened. There were several ideas offered.  Then, there were the apologists who said we had to compromise our stance on several issues.

I spent a great deal of time trying to understand what happened.  After all, what good does it do us if we don’t learn something from our experiences?  I turned off commentators and the news channels.  I wanted to really think about it on my own.  And a few days after the election, I had an epiphany.

The question kept haunting me, everything I know about history, everything, pointed to a decisive Romney victory, so why did he loose?  All I’ve ever learned about US history told me that he should have won.  History shows us patterns and for some reason, this election didn’t fall into that pattern.  Why?  Why did this election fail the history I’ve come to trust?

Then it hit me.  Hard.  Very hard.

The reason I didn’t understand what happened, the reason why the “experts” didn’t understand what happened, is because we were all looking at US history.  The answer to this election is not to be found in US history.  You’ve got to look at European history.  That’s where we will find our answers.  That’s the history we have to look at.

See, the way I see it, we figured the people in this country would care about the same things they’ve always cared about, hence, look at US History to see how it would turn out.  But, we didn’t realize that what people were looking for changed.  It wasn’t about freedom and liberty anymore.  It wasn’t about keeping the US strong and a superpower.  It wasn’t about preserving capitalism.  No, instead, this election was about “me.”  No, not me, but the “me” attitude.  It was about entitlements and what people thought would improve their individual situation.  People showed they cared more about themselves than their country.

Sadly, the people of this country chose to worry only about themselves, and not about the country as a whole.  And, as I thought about it more and more, I realized our country was no longer the country I thought I knew.  But, instead, it was more like Europe.  We are making many of the same choices now that many of the people in Europe did generations ago.  That’s not being a sore looser, that’s just looking at facts.  Our country now mirrors European history much more than it does US history.

Then, I realized something else:  I need to learn more about European history!

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Just to follow up on my last post.  I think people need to understand what the Weather Underground was and who these people are that helped to launch Barack Obama’s political career.

Back in 2005, I wrote a paper on the Weather Underground for a class I was taking.  I thought it appropriate to share that at this point.  So, if you look up at the top of the page, you’ll see a new tab called The Weather Underground, and that’s where you can find it.  Please know, that although only two sources are cited in the paper, many more were used as part of my research.  You can also get to the paper by clicking here.

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In the last couple of days, the news has come out that the President has released a list of some private citizens who have donated to Mitt Romney’s campaign.  According to the Wall Street Journal article, these donors were demonized and made to sound criminal, though they have committed no crimes.  The idea is to make Mitt Romney look bad by making those who contribute to him look bad.

President Obama isn’t the first president to use this tactic.  Richard Nixon did it too.  However, after the outrage the American people expressed at such techniques, those who followed Nixon chose not to do the same.  Until now.

Look, I can’t really fault President Obama for looking at those who donate and support Mitt Romney.  I don’t think the actions of these donors are anything bad, and neither do many Republicans.  But, I do believe it is a fair and reasonable thing to do to look at the people supporting a candidate.  So that begs the question:  Who is looking into Obama’s donors and supporters??

If we follow the President’s reasoning, we could certainly tell a lot about Barack Obama by those who support him and donate to his campaign.  Now, the mainstream media didn’t do this in 2008, and likely won’t do it this year either.  And because they weren’t willing to vet Obama, we ended up with someone in the White House who works to lead the United States into a socialist country, and calls the Constitution a “charter of negative liberties.”  Because they weren’t willing to vet Obama, we have someone in the White House who has contempt toward those who are financially successful (never mind his millions).  Because they weren’t willing to vet Obama, we have someone in the White House who believes capitalism and free market principles are evil.  Since the mainstream media, which the majority of Americans watch and listen to and believe, will not do the job they should, the rest of us have to.

So, let’s take a look at some of those who support Obama and contribute to his campaign.  If we are to judge Romney by that, let’s do the same for Obama.

Here are some of his supporters, in no particular order.

     
Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn:  Married, college    professors, and once leaders of the domestic terrorist group The Weather Underground.  They were responsible for many bombings in the 1960’s and 1970’s, including a New York City police station and the US Capitol Building.  In an article that appeared, ironically, on September 11, 2001, in the New York Times, Bill Ayers, stated:  “I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough.”  REALLY?!  The Weather Underground did some absolutely awful things.  Too many to list here.  Look them up, then ask yourself if the President of the United States should have these people in his close circle.  (Oh, did I      mention, Obama began his political career IN THE HOME OF AYERS AND DOHRN?) The Weather Underground was also part of Students for a Democratic Society.  Look them up too.  No good.

     Jeremiah Wright:  Reverend, Pastor Emeritus at Trinity United Church – the church the Obama’s attended for over 20 years, anti-American, anti-Semite.  The man who married the Obama’s and baptized their two daughters, Reverend Wright has not been shy with his hateful remarks (this is just one, out of many examples).   One must ask themselves why it is that our President attended this man’s church for 20 years and how he could sit for 20 years in the pews and not come away with some of the same beliefs espoused by the Reverend Wright?  Look it up, see what he’s said, then ask yourself if the President of the United States should be associating with someone like that.

Louis Farrakhan:  Leader of the Nation of Islam, anti-American, anti-Semitic.  He has consistently been hateful toward Israel and Jewish people and the United States.  This is not the kind of person the President of the United States should be associating himself with.  Look him up too, and ask yourself why Barack Obama would be associating with this man.

Raul Castro:  Brother of Fidel Castro and leader of Communist Cuba.  Don’t you feel better knowing a Communist dictator supports having Barack Obama for our President?

Daniel Ortega:  President of Nicaragua, devout Marxist.  Yet another winner of a leader supporting our President.  Makes you wonder why Communists and Marxists would be supporting him, doesn’t it?

Sean Penn:  Hollywood actor, outspoken activist and Socialist.  Sean Penn has made clear where he sits on the political spectrum and it is so very far to the left.  He has played buddy buddy with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez (also a communist) and former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro (also a communist).  He spouts hateful anti-American rhetoric, yet stays loyal to President Obama.  What is going on there?

Other groups supporting President Obama:  Socialist Party USA, Communist Party Illinois (among others), the New Black Panther Party (a very violent group), and Hamas (an Islamic terrorist group).

These are just some of his supporters.  I haven’t even begun on who actually works in the White House under this President.

I think it is time the country woke up and saw President Obama for what he really is.  You really need to ask yourself why are these anti-American people supporting Barack Obama?  What do they know about him and why would they want him to be in control of the White House?  Educate yourself.  Don’t just follow blindly what the media tells you about Obama.

President Obama wants to look at Mitt Romney’s supporters, that’s just fine with me.  But I will surely do the same with President Obama’s.

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