What If It’s A Romney Landslide?

Stolen from Faultline USA

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

 

For the past few days, I’ve had a gnawing feeling way down, deep inside, where my intuition resides.  It has been growing in strength by the day. What is it?  It is a growing certainty that Romney is going to win the election and the Republican Party is going to clean the Democratic Party’s clock! 

I’m a “news junkie.”  It is required if you are going to commit to the life of a commentator, or opinion writer.  I read newspapers, back to front, page by page, every day — plus broadcast news and Internet news — from all over the world
— in a near ceaseless stream of input.

What do I base my sudden insight on the elections results upon?

Well, if you have listened to broadcast news reports over the past few weeks you have noticed how often the word “narrative” is spoken.  It has been used multiple times to describe the Mainstream Media’s slant on this election cycle.   And I do mean “slant”  –as in bias.

A narrative is, simply put, a story.  The story can be true or false, indeed, the story can be anything you want it to be defined by the manner in which you string together events that comprise the story, or narrative, you are telling.

Throughout the current Presidential Campaign cycle, the Mainstream Media’s narrative has been that Obama is winning — in a landslide — and poor Romney is hopelessly doomed to lose the coming election.

It has bothered me for months that what I am seeing, hearing, and witnessing, simply does not align, with that which the media insists is the truth.  Either my eyes and ears are lying — or — the media is lying. 

Early on in the election cycle, many republicans were hesitant to cast their lot with the Romney camp.  Much of that changed with the end of the primary season.  When Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate, many conservatives, who had been hanging back, interpreted that as a sure sign that Romney did, indeed, mean to make a bold assault on America’s economic problems and would do his utmost to get this country working and moving forward again.  They flocked to Romney’s side.

Then came the debates and the American public got to meet Romney.  What they saw was a man who looked and sounded Presidential and who was obviously very smart, capable, and able, and was not the least bit cowed by Obama’s rhetorical skills nor the President’s  stage presence.  In fact, Romney outshone Obama on the stage and in the debates. 

Slowly, the veil the MsM had drawn cross Mitt Romney was ripped and shredded
and cast aside.  Suddenly, America saw a man who was not promising pie in the sky.  In fact, if anything, he was offering blood, sweat, and tears, much as Winston Churchill had offered many decades before to the Brits.  He convinced Americans that America could be saved and was worth saving and he would place himself in the front lines of the effort to rescue America and set her aright.  No grandiose schemes — just hard work with the payoff to come for our children and grandchildren.

Then there is the oft-discounted Christian vote.  Talk about “righteous anger!”  America’s vast community of Christian voters are angrier than I have ever seen them. They are holding nationwide prayer vigils — lasting forty days and forty nights — right up to Election Day.  What are they praying for?  They are petitioning The Almighty to help them send Obama packing and to place Romney in the Oval Office on January 20th.

The left can laugh, snicker, belittle, and make fun of the Evangelical community all they like.  But the fact is, there exists no more powerful force on the planet than the combined prayers of millions of God’s people imploring their God to
intervene and help them save their country.  Combine the prayers of millions of Catholics to those of the Evangelicals and miracles
WILL HAPPEN. 

Christians will go to the polls in record numbers November 6th — and they will be voting their faith.  Godless Marxism raised its ugly head in the government of their beloved country.  Like matter and anti-matter Christians and Marxists cannot exist in the same space. America’s Christian community has girded its loins for battle and is on the march.

Then there is this:  Just days ago we learned that for the first time in history– republicans voters now outnumber democrat voters in America.  What happened?  Obama happened!

A
slow-moving groundswell of support has been rolling in from the hinterlands, the heart of America, as they embraced  Romney’s approach to saving their blessed homeland.

I have come to believe, over the past few days, that that groundswell has quietly become a tsunami that is about to crash over the Obama encampment next week.

The souring on Obama was complete when his incompetence in the Benghazigate affair in Libya that cost the lives of four Americans became known in all its ugliness.  The lies, the deceit, the duplicity, and the condescension of the Obama Administration toward the American people was the last straw for many who may have been undecided before Benghazi.

The MsM’s “narrative” has now been compromised.  The wall the Mainstream
Media so carefully constructed around their hero has been breached!  It’s crumbling along its length while the democrats, socialists, Marxists, progressives, and communists who have taken refuge behind its seeming invincibility are now exposed and vulnerable.


Voters are not buying their narrative anymore.  They now see it for the barnyard “step-around” that it really is. 

“American Exceptionalism”

is about to reassert itself and it is going to accomplish that feat right here on our own shores – FIRST.

We told our readers in 2010 that we would need two consecutive elections to win back our country’s government.  THIS is election number two.

If the landslide I now expect does, indeed, happen, chances are the GOP will win back the US Senate, as well.  If not, it will be extremely close.  Count on it.

Now,
it is not in my nature to be an optimist, nor a pessimist.  I pride myself on being a realist, and I have even been accused of philosophical pragmatism.  I say all that to say this: Now is not the time to relax, nor relent.  Even though victory is in sight we must maintain the momentum, apply the pressure, continue the attack, until the flag of liberty is once again unfurled and snapping briskly in the free air over a free people.

From mansions to mobile homes, Americans are fired-up, motivated by anger at the abuse dealt their country and their country’s constitution by the Obama Administration and they are determined to take their country back. 

I suspect there will be shock and amazement amongst the Mainstream Mediaand their leaders on the political left in America — and abroad — Tuesday night.

OK.  So, Romney wins and it’s not a landslide?  It will still be a victory worth having an extra national day of thanksgiving in November.

J. D. Longstreet


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  • Xavier

    The media is going to mislead us with exit polls showing a clear early advantage for Obama and try to discourage Conservatives from voting.

    If Romney wins, entitlement groups will riot.
    If Obama wins, entitlement groups will riot.

    And I can’t wait for Barry’s concession speech: 1)blame Bush, 2) Americans are stupid, 3) I’m going to continue activism from outside DC.

    • Obeline Clafoutis

      Bathhouse Barry will be behind bars after he loses — and his cellmates may keep him too busy to continue with any activism.

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  • EndthePain

    Romney wins Florida, NC and Virginia.

    Colorado is trending towards Romney and the state is conservative for the most part. Voter ID’s are going to keep a lot of Hispanics from the polling place because Colorado is a destination for Illegals…..and Obama has done NOTHING for Hispanics in 4 years until his lame Executive order a month ago…….Romney.

    Wisconsin voted out its progressive senator in 2010. It elected a republican governor and then defended that decision in a HEATED Recall….The GOP governor has turned that state around and the state is doing well economically…….Romney wins Wisconsin.

    Ohio….Elected a Republican Governor…the governor has lowered the states unemployment and turned that state around financially. Early voting is favoring the GOP in quantity……Romney wins Ohio.

    And that my folks is that….give the rest to Obama.

    Romney is the new President of these here United States.

    • Jorg

      Wow, those were some really cute predictions. Disregarding the fact that they are based on rather laughable conceptions, how does it feel to be so completely and utterly wrong?

  • http://mcnorman.wordpress.com mcnorman

    I’ll be dancing in the street if the eviction notice is served as a landslide.

    • http://www.Improve-Education.org Bruce Deitrick Price

      Yes, we need a landslide. No lawsuits! No riots! No Dems that anybody listens to!

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us William Teach

    “What If It’s A Romney Landslide?”

    I’m betting on Obamanut zombies Wednesday.

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us William Teach

    Well, that was really strange. Not sure how I got the word “zombies” when I meant “riots”.

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  • http://nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com/ neenergyobserver

    I think it will be, as well, and have for a while. The electorate is just too angry to not win this one.

  • http://bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com Bungalow Bill

    Dumb question. We still get big government, more debt, more wealth redistribution, more central economic planning, more loss of Constitutional rights… You aren’t going to wake up and find an America that is instantly cured. Romney is a liberal whose record isn’t that much different than Obama’s. This speculation that Happy Days are here again ignores the Romney record and is quite dangerous. Just this week Fox News has put out a fluff piece on Romney claiming Romney will end the EPA. Romney of course is on record for supporting cap and trade and has called on an international governing body to regulate carbon.

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    If Romney wins by a landslide, and I think he will. we conservative bloggers clebrate on Wednesday and go back to blogging on Thursday. The Lame Duck session ought to be a real zoo.

    • ex-repub

      honestly, you should probably give up blogging because you are now proven to be wrong, delusional, and have poor, inaccurate judgement.

      anything you blog is probably going to be tinged with inaccurate wrong and delusional opinion because you have very poor predictive ability.

      I do not say this as a insult only as a statement of fact. Everyone is entitled to be wrong about something every once in a while but they are not entitled to contnue on acting as though they are wise or authoritative afterwards.

  • http://alwaysonwatch3.blogspot.com/ Always On Watch

    For what it’s worth, I think that a Romney landslide is more likely than not.

    For one thing, I note the mainstream media are harping on “an election too close to call.” In other words, the msm have doubts about an Obama victory.

    For another thing, I note that some 20% of the newspapers that endorsed Obama in 2008 have not endorsed Romney. In my view, that statistic is very significant.

  • http://alwaysonwatch3.blogspot.com/ Always On Watch

    BTW, history shows that the Party that does better in 2010 wins two years later. Just sayin’.

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  • http://www.redstate.com Bilbo Baggins

    Yes, let us all seriously scratch our chins and mull over the prospects of a Romney landslide. Then, upon reaching the mostest, bestest, like totally awesomest conclusion that, yes, it’s a very very very likely thing, let us then contemplate similarly likely outcomes, such as a GOP candidate being reasonable, the GOP base being non-racist, conservatives being pro-science, conservatives being pro-woman, conservatives being anti-war. And lastly, let’s all hold our breath waiting for the conservatives to admit they were totally wrong when Obama wins the election (by whatever margin). Yes, it’s going to be a Romney LANDSLIDE and I just saw a frog with wings riding a unicorn!

  • http://findalismonkeyinthemiddle.blogspot.com/ findalis

    I just saw a frog with wings riding a unicorn!

    I hope you have a good picture of those 2 for it will be worth a fortune.

    I have noticed than whenever Liberals have no real arguments they cry racist, yet they are the biggest racists of the land.

    I refute the so-called Global Warming. I reject bad science. The inventing of test results to support their theory, the fact that there has been no warming for the last 16 years, and the fact that Global Warming began after the end of the a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age”>Little Ice Age.

    Obama will have a rude awakening tomorrow when he discovers his war on coal cost him the election. I can’t wait to see him finally eat crow.

    • daChipster

      Looks like you’d better redefine “bad science,” find some better data sources, and embrace Nate Silver as your personal lord and savior.

  • Jorg

    Yes, let us consider the possibility of Romney landslide–nay, simply a Romney victory. He can only win if ALL the swing state polls are incorrect and are trending Democrat by 5-7 points right now. Is it impossible? No, it gives him about a 1 in 10 chance of victory, as elementary statistics demonstrates. A landslide, however? Possible, but even less probable. Ah well.

    • http://findalismonkeyinthemiddle.blogspot.com/ findalis

      Let us remember 1948. The polls were all skewered and showed that Truman would lose.

      Polls are only as good as the people who answer the phone and answer the questions honestly.

      Plus the polling agencies poll more Democrats than Republicans.

      • Jorg

        Absolutely. However, 1.pollsters are NOT inherently more Democratic, but their potential biases are corrected for by careful weighting and aggregating many polls, and 2.We have no a priori reason to think that the people who are answering are liars.

        Again, your points are valid and account for the approximately 10% chjance of winning that Romney has at the moment. If we took polls at face value, without accounting for their inherent uncertianty and the3 possibility of systematic bias, he would have about 0% chance.

  • Dermoan

    What if it’s a comfortable Obama victory?

  • daChipster

    “For the past few days, I’ve had a gnawing feeling way down, deep inside, where my intuition resides. It has been growing in strength by the day. What is it? It is a growing certainty that Romney is going to win the election and the Republican Party is going to clean the Democratic Party’s clock!”

    As to that gnawing feeling growing in strength? I’d schedule an MRI, if I were you, because it sure wasn’t intuition. Maybe tsuris?

    • Jorg

      As I have posted in other places:

      Bayesian Statistical Methods (ie, reason and mathematics): 1

      Gut feelings and ignorance (ie, delusion): 0

      What did they expect? :)

  • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe Brain

    “The left can laugh, snicker, belittle, and make fun of the Evangelical community all they like. But the fact is, there exists no more powerful force on the planet than the combined prayers of millions of God’s people imploring their God to intervene and help them save their country. Combine the prayers of millions of Catholics to those of the Evangelicals and miracles WILL HAPPEN.”

    I don’t believe in gods. Not just the gods in your pantheon big and small, cherubim, searphim, thrones, powers, intercessionary saints, gods, goddesses, godlings, demonic spirits, whatever, I don’t believe in other gods either. Not Zeus, not Allah, not Brahma, not in Ahriman or in godlings like Rakshasa or the Winged Aerial Servants of Innana-Lamashtu.

    But let’s assume I’m completely wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time.

    “there exists no more powerful force on the planet than the combined prayers of millions of God’s people imploring their God to intervene”

    That’s obviously where so many went wrong. Their faith was weak – so G_d didn’t listen. They voted instead of praying for a miracle, something far mire powerful and certain.

    I suggest that next time, you tell others of like mind that to vote shows lack of faith, and all religious people should stay at home in constant prayer for a miracle on election day. That should do it, right?

    That would certainly show people like me the error of their ways.

    Or do you lack faith?

    From my own perspective, assuming I’m correct, I’d encourage you to vote. I don’t claim to be perfect, I might be wrong, and the more people of all views and persuasions who vote, the better the outcome is likely to be.

  • http://www.mombb.blogspot.com Cam

    What happened? How could everyone here be so wrong?

    • http://www.governmentisgood.com James Coley

      In the main post we read “For the past few days, I’ve had a gnawing feeling way down, deep inside, where my intuition resides. It has been growing in strength by the day. What is it? It is a growing certainty that Romney is going to win the election and the Republican Party is going to clean the Democratic Party’s clock!”

      Well, you were wrong. We Democrats won. You Obama-haters LOST!!

      Why? How could everyone here be so wrong?

      President Obama won re-election because We The People affirmed the vision of America in which the economic system works for all of us, not a minority. And because there were not enough of you who believed Romney’s lies.

      Romney lied about so many things. It’s hard to know where to start. He lied about Jeep moving production to China. Chrysler itself issued a statement refuting his lies. Romney lied about the administration eliminating the work requirement for welfare. The list goes on and on …

      Here’s another one. I remember in some of his speeches Romney said that while he (Romney) believes in equality of opportunity, Obama believes in equality of outcome.

      Obama believes in equality of outcome?! Is that something that us liberals are supposed to believe? That everyone should have the same income or wealth? Hardly anyone believes that. In Bellamy’s Looking Backward everyone gets paid the same. So this notion has been around in American political life. But it is certainly not what liberals believe. It is another example of how you folks do’t even know us, or what we really stand for, or how much we want you and all of us to do well through our own hard work, with help from big government programs when needed.

      Just as sometimes in a natural disaster big government programs paid for by taxes help those who need it, there are also programs needed because of the ongoing disasters of unemployment, povery and lack of access to basic health care.

      Equality of outcome?! Does Romney actually believe that? If so, it was not a lie. It was a delusion. That guy has no integrity, or else he is completely out of touch with American political and economic relity. Or both.

      Thank goodness We The People re-elected the President instead of putting Romney in office. It is one of the best things to happen to our country

      • http://findalismonkeyinthemiddle.blogspot.com/ findalis

        Obama promised everything to everyone. That is how he won. Now that you have your Socialism, how are you going to PAY for it? You can take all the money from the rich and that will only pay for 3 months of government. Eliminate the Department of Defense and you get another 2 months. You will have to take all the money from everyone to pay for one year of the government. And then you still have to borrow money from G-d knows where.

        What you have given the US is a collapsed economy and hyper-inflation. Obama and crew have NO IDEA ON HOW TO RUN AN ECONOMY let alone a nation.

        • http://www.governmentisgood.com James Coley

          Your ignorance of economics is just sad. We do not live in a socialist economic system. Obama is not a socialist. You are just plain delusional. Please seek professional help.

  • Ritt Momney

    “Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of fools, or they will become wise in their own estimation. Proverbs 26:5″

    Looks like you should follow that advice, because that was some foolish arguments you had in this post.

    “…a gnawing feeling way down, deep inside, where my intuition resides” : 0

    Math / Science / Reason / Statistics : Too many to count

    Four more years!

  • http://alwaysonwatch3.blogspot.com/ Always On Watch

    Those who are now crowing about an Obama victory and the inaccurate predictions of a Romney victory will be eating crow when Obama’s policies are in full force.

    That’s not a prediction. That is a certainty.

  • http://www.governmentisgood.com James Coley

    That’s a certainty, you say? Just like it was a certainty that Romney would win? Because there were all those prayers for him? Religious faith is nothing but a heart-warming name for closed-mindedness, and it is easy to transfer that to poltics. Faith has failed you. Join those of us who use reason instead. Check back with me four years from now. No, I will not be “eating crow.” We will look back at a better America because of President Obama.

  • http://www.governmentisgood.com James Coley

    That’s a certainty, you say? Just like it was a certainty that Romney would win? Because there were all those prayers for him? Religious faith is nothing but a heart-warming name for closed-mindedness, and it is easy to transfer that to poltics. Faith has failed you. Join those of us who use reason instead. Check back with me four years from now. No, I will not be “eating crow.” We will look back at a better America because of President Obama.

    • http://alwaysonwatch3.blogspot.com/ Always On Watch

      Yes, I say a certainty because no entity can continue to run in the red. Sooner or later, the debts are due; default results in hideous consequences all around.

      • http://www.governmentisgood.com James Coley

        Okay, no entity can continue to run in the red. True enough. That is why President Obama is concerned about the federal debt, understands the need to contain it, and has the only practical approach to doing so: raising taxes on the rich, and controllling health care costs through the Affordable Care Act.

        As for the hideous consequences of default … It is the House Republicans, not Obama, who put this country at risk by playing politics with the debt limit.