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America goes into the darkness
Melanie's Blog [UK]*, by Melanie Phillips

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/7/2012 6:29:35 PM

The greatest satisfaction today over the re-election of Obama is not being felt in the Democratic Party. It is not being felt among the media, who are no longer objective observers but have turned instead into corrupt partisans who ruthlessly censored the truth about Obama and helped peddle his demonising propaganda about his opponent. It is not being felt among the gloating, drooling decadents of the western left who now scent a great blood-letting of all who dare defy their secular inquisition. No, the greatest satisfaction is surely being felt in Iran.[Snip]World War Three has now come a lot closer.

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*Posted with kind permission of LCom staff.

Ms. Phillips contributes to several news outlets (including the Mail) but this is hot off the presses and has not yet been picked up. Scroll down a little to find the article. This is the best and most unvarnished view (so far) of our country's probable future.

      


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Reply 101 - Posted by: trapper, 11/8/2012 7:57:32 PM     (No. 9000864)

I was wrong about everything in this election, so no more mister nice guy.

FTA: “Romney lost because, like Britain’s Conservative Party, the Republicans just don’t understand that America and the west are being consumed by a culture war.”

“Consumed” by a culture war? We lost it. And not only do those we were fighting it for not care, we abandoned those who we could have so easily made our allies. So, from the exit polls, some thoughts:

70% of the Jewish vote went to Obama. So, let the Palestinians have Israel. Why should Republicans care? Why should conservatives care? What has our support gotten us?

52% of Catholics voted for Obama. So, let’s drop abortion from the conversation. Let the Pope carry his own water. Pro choice, baby. And free birth control for everyone.

60% of those aged 18-29 voted for Obama. Now here, we deserved it. We did absolutely nothing to attract this fastest growing segment of the population. So, let’s buy them. How about Federal forgiveness of 100% of college loans upon graduation, and retroactive for everyone under 40? Probably cost less than our support for Israel, and we’re giving it to our own kids anyway. Oh, and maybe free-beer-Fridays. Have to price that one out.

71% of Latinos voted for Obama. Again, we deserved it since we did nothing to buy them. So, amnesty. Duh. Who would we offend, LEGAL immigrants? Who cares? What have they ever done for us?

We can continue our death grip on principled positions no one else cares about while we sink into history, or we can decide to do whatever it takes to preserve individual liberty and capitalism in America.

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Reply 102 - Posted by: ladycatnip, 11/8/2012 8:06:57 PM     (No. 9000881)

I also believe something smells about this election. The democratic base was apathetic and listless. They couldn't get people to fill seats to hear Obama - he was campaigning to half-empty venues. The crowds for Romney were overflowing and full of enthusiasm. Same for Ryan. 10 people came to hear Sandra Fluke, so the 'war on women' was a dud.

We'll never know, but in my heart I believe the whole thing was rigged. That's the bad news. The good news is I don't put my trust in politicians or politics, but in the Lord. We can get through this - let's stick together, keep encouraging one another, keep standing up to evil, and keep taking the high road together.

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Reply 103 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/8/2012 8:24:45 PM     (No. 9000908)

I will never be ashamed to be an American. I am however, ashamed and saddened by what my fellow Americans have done.

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Reply 104 - Posted by: franq, 11/8/2012 8:32:08 PM     (No. 9000919)

It can only get better. Live wisely.

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Reply 105 - Posted by: Johnny Rocco, 11/8/2012 8:37:07 PM     (No. 9000924)

I will fly my country's flag proudly because it still represents the best constitutional republic the world has ever seen. I fly it to honor those who gave their life for it. I am a proud American, even when I am not proud of America. We have again lost the battle of ideas, by failing to convince a majority of the electorate. There will be much time for commiseration as to the who, the what, the when, and the why. None of that will change my love of country, and of the flag to which I pledge allegiance.
I'm as crestfallen as any over the results of tuesday's election, but do not consider myself any less a citizen, nor loose my faith in what the future may hold. When the anthem is played, I still swell with pride over America's promise.
"ex malo bonum" Out of bad comes good.
Believe in our position, in our ability to rise to the occasion, to convince a majority of it's value, because it surely has value.
Never surrender, because that is what you can do for your Country.


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Reply 106 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 11/8/2012 8:38:24 PM     (No. 9000931)

Many, many great posts here. #s 83, 88, 95 in particular.

But we all get what has been happening: as the prophet Isaiah said, "Truth has fallen in the street; ...the people grope and stumble along the walls like blind men..."

We have allowed education to be left to the Left, to those who vowed back in the 60s (and some decades earlier) to grind this Republic to dust.

Our task is to educate the public, like the "Committees of Correspondence" during the Revolution, when mail was carried on horseback. They got the word out. We can't give up. Surrender is not really in our blood, is it?

A wise jurist once said (more eloquently), when you win a case, you celebrate for a day, and when you lose a case, you gripe and beat yourself up for a day, and then determine to learn from errors. We've had more than a day of mourning and spewing and venting.

Onward and upward!

I have thought about taking down our flag. But i am not willing to call it quits. This is still not a time for "sunshine patriots." (Thomas Paine)

At a store this evening i remarked to the clerk about inflation, the prices of food, clothing, everything. "They" try to tell us there is no inflation. She said, well, it's all those rich people in power. I said no, it's the Administration, and we're stuck with him another 4 years. She was startled, and zipped her lip.

No more polite silence on my part. I have not spoken truth boldly when i probably ought to have. And we can be bold without being obnoxious (you know, like those liberal/lefties).




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Reply 107 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/8/2012 9:21:05 PM     (No. 9001045)

Frustrated by the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election?
Not sure what you can do in response?
Next time you shop, recall November 6, 2012, before giving your hard-earned, after-tax money to the following major corporate supporters of Democrats:
Costco, DreamWorks, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, Virgin Group, Yahoo
It's a start, and hits 'em where it hurts: in their metrosexual purses.

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Reply 108 - Posted by: dodge boy, 11/8/2012 9:43:52 PM     (No. 9001094)



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Reply 109 - Posted by: dodge boy, 11/8/2012 9:48:42 PM     (No. 9001102)

Thank you msm for destroying romney. Jerks in the msm, talking to you.

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Reply 110 - Posted by: LC Hoghead, 11/8/2012 11:46:24 PM     (No. 9001343)

If the Romney voters decide to slow down their productivity and lay off people due to Obama's taxes it will be the Obama voters who suffer .Those Romney voters will go fishing and golfing and traveling while unemployment climbs and the republicans take back the senate in 2014. Thats when Obama will be impeached as well as Biden.
You see the moochers and the govt cant survive without the money from the idea people ,the creators who run private businesses. Any attempt steal their wealth and industry will destroy themselves.
The republicans havent learned to fight dirty like the Dems. Thats going to change. A party based on envy and racial hatred will eventually fail .Its just a matter of time.

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Reply 111 - Posted by: Highway71, 11/8/2012 11:50:54 PM     (No. 9001349)

I am in grief like #95. I deleted my facebook account yesterday (the party was getting old, anyway) and I'm simply hunkering down for all the predicted disasters in store because of this appalling election outcome. I'm a Christian, so my hope is in the Lord, but we all need each other to get through this darkness. I have two sons set to become army officers in two years, and I'd been hoping for a conservative victor on their account. Now I'm not sure what to hope for.

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Reply 112 - Posted by: radrelic, 11/9/2012 12:08:19 AM     (No. 9001376)

The word is bereft. It applies to how we feel after hoping and praying and trying so hard for so long. It saw miracles like old hostilities and misunderstandings and bigotries subdues for sake of common Christ given goals.

The dems are bereft in another sense-bereft of common decency and American values of old, including sportsmansship, still gloating and mocking. just how do we reconcile with those people.

I just unfriended my own niece on facebook who is a Mormon democrat and church goer--she twisting the knife. Her social gospel trumping our common Christ based gospel. Father against father and brother against brother? I am not the least tolerant of people but feed to the gills and I think I am not alone. I predict we will see must new reassessing of relationships and realignment of priorities.

I am retired so I do not have to mix with anyone not having common values, common sense or common decency.

I am so sick of the f-word used in public and the coarse hip culture it emanates from. Not only a vulgarity but it is so ignorant and trite and boring in it useage. I had so hoped for some good men less prone to the coarse and vulgar in the White House. Let alone the danger we feel from Iran and our lack of good trustworthy leaders.

On the other hand, none of us is so pure and worthy as to have never let the F-bond slip, but I had so hoped.

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Reply 113 - Posted by: kafir091101, 11/9/2012 1:25:14 AM     (No. 9001423)

We must hold the House and retake the Senate in 2014 and then the WH in 2016.

To support that effort, there will be no discretionally spending from this household until a Conservative is in the WH.

I ask all here to take up the flag of John Galt starting today and withhold as much of our efforts and money from the US economy as is possible to cause an Economic Civil War that will bring down this Marxist POS!

To those conservatives who will lose their jobs, businesses and homes, consider yourselves as collateral damage because that is the price many will have to pay!

Don’t go to the movies, don’t go out to dinner, don’t buy any car and don’t buy anything you don’t need. Boycott NY/CA/MA/MI/IL/NV/NM/CO. Let the US auto industry shrivel up to nothing. If you must buy a new car, buy one manufactured offshore.

If there is anything that I buy that I really don’t need, it will be from an offshore source.

I love John Wayne, Ronald Reagan and the USA but I am not going to sit by and let the Donkeys get away with this. This is the only weapon I have and I will use it.

Get mad. Get mad as hell and, without doing anything illegal, hurt those who have done this.

Kafir

PS: Many good posts here tonight.



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Reply 114 - Posted by: tocsin, 11/9/2012 6:43:43 AM     (No. 9001601)

Ditto #108-I bought a new American Flag yesterday and will fly it daily. I have ordered a Gadsden flag and will fly it also.
And I have contacted our local TEA party and asked what I could do to help.
The USA needs us more than ever.
"The fate of human dignity is in our hands. Blood has been spilled to afford us this opportunity."Lincoln


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Reply 115 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/9/2012 8:00:49 AM     (No. 9001780)

Remember the massive database and this article:

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=710621

I think the Dems deliberately held low-attendance rallies to lull conservatives into a false sense of security. I.e., towards the end their database was used to invite only a very select few, i.e., heavy donors. Using such a database to fit specific needs is what marketing and fundraising departments do every day. For a short description of the most popular example, please see:

http://tinyurl.com/cqk5ksu

Republicans will have to start their own database or seriously update and improve their current database. It would have to be a nonprofit that can't be gobbled up by the database-owing monster used by the Dems. The data is out there in (mostly) public records; it just has to be mined. Spiels have to be specifically designed for the people called. Do you think the Dems gave Hispanics the same spiel as they gave the whites, or Native Americans or blacks? Of course not! Those data were further refined to distinguish between, say, a white woman in a trailer park and a white woman in an expensive NY condo; between a Native American on the res and one working as an engineer in a nuclear plant.

I am totally convinced that the enormous and sophisticated database used was the major key to winning the election because back in the early seventies I worked for a company that began life by making use of census tracts, computerized voting registers, and cross directories. My boss could predict a winner within one or two percent, unheard of in those days. We knew what neighborhood problems existed in small areas, people were willing to give us age, income and other information.

No more space left--let your imagination run with the above information.

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Reply 116 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/9/2012 12:04:45 PM     (No. 9002675)

#84 - spot on

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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

   

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