Election 2012 Post-mortem: Still looking for the Silver Linings

7 11 2012

This is the last post I expected to write on November 7, 2012. But life, often gives unexpected results.

As opposed to 2008, when I went to bed early already knowing the outcome of that election (and wrote about those “silver linings” the next day), this time around, I was much more optimistic that Americans wanted to oust this fraudulent leader. A friend even invited me to an election night party with other like-minded Conservatives, and I was excited to go and have a room full of people to potentially share in victory. So I prepared to stay up late, but be happy in doing so.

The stay up late part came to pass, the happiness and victory, not so much. President Obama was re-elected for a second term, and this grieves me beyond measure. After watching the demise of the America I thought I knew last night, I did what I do in good times and bad: look for God’s perspective on this. For my life, this is best found in God’s word.

So my comments will be interspersed with scriptures that come to mind or that fit the focus of my thoughts. Take it for what it’s worth. I will start off my rant with railing at the storm clouds first, because that’s always the first thing you. But take heart, after gazing at the dark clouds, if you look deeply enough, you can still find silver linings.

In honor of PBS funding and Big Bird being saved by an Obama re-election, this rant is brought to you by the Letter “D”.

It is Disastrous and Disgraceful that a Leftist media protected and propped up this President in order to ensure he be re-elected. Former-Hurricane-now-reduced-to-SuperStorm-Sandy is the most recent example, but they are legion. The most egregious is Benghazi, which I have written about, and will continue to write about until justice is done for Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans who lost their lives because of the incompetence of this President.

Concerning this corrupt and gangrenous entity called the mainstream media, Isaiah 5:20-21 came to mind, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.”

Describes the MSM to a “T”. But what they do not know is that any shred of credibility they may have had left is now completely gone. I portend that their Demise will continue to be swift and Decisive–more than we know. I plan to dance on the graves when this happens. The collective lot of them are a Disgrace to Democracy.

It is Disheartening that American people refused to watch both the Republican and Democrat conventions, the debates, or read anything the candidates were saying and critically compare their messages. More important, the refusal to look at the false and inaccurate claims on both sides and weigh the information accordingly. Some of these people are culled from my Facebook and Twitter interactions, but if this is even a microcosmic representation of a cross-section of our population, then we are in a world of hurt as a country. Laziness and Ignorance really do great harm.

It is Disturbing that a sector of Blacks are perfectly fine with having a Black President for the sake of having a Black President. No care about his lack of character, his ability to lie, blame, and obfuscate, along with his inability to keep his promises. Again I go back to the aftermath of Former-Hurricane-now-reduced-to-SuperStorm-Sandy as a shining example of who this President is and how he operates. President Obama showed up, made promises, took lots of photos, pretended to “feel their pain” , and then left to continue campaigning. Yet the people of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut continue to hurt, continue to be without food and power, and most frightening, as the weather turns colder, remain homeless. FEMA is failing in its execution of emergency aid to a degree that exceeds Katrina. But this crop of voters is still blaming Bush for the bad economy? Well, you can’t blame Bush for Sandy, or for the next four years. It’s all on our “first Black President” Obama.

Even with all this evidence, some Blacks still laud Obama as a hero and hold him up as a shining example for the Black race. How Delusional is that?

It is beyond me that some Blacks are content with 14.3% black unemployment, preferences of another race group’s voting power over their increasingly dwindling one, and black genocide in the form of highly-funded and unfettered abortions among minorities. I doubt that I will feel any sympathy toward them when they come to see that they have been bamboozled. What I do have is Hosea 8:7: “They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up.” Matter of fact, they should read the whole chapter, as it is a frightening reality on what America has become and what may be in store.

So glad I got that off my chest. Now on to that flash of light in the darkness.

God is in Control. Daniel 2:21 “He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” I navigate in lots of worlds, and in my Christian world, lots of people were fasting and praying for the outcome of this election; I believe God’s will was done. What that means for me as a Christian is that I continue to pray for President Obama and our nation, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-2 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”

What it also means is that I do what I can to fight and stand for what is right. And much about this administration is not right. I am also praying Luke 8:17: “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” I will work for this revealing to unfold, and for believers to know their role and place when it does happen.

I gave 2 Corinithians 4:8 to another Christian Conservative who was very disheartened at last night’s results: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not defeated, crushed, but not in despair.” For those who believe like me, if we pray and we seek, we are going to see God’s intended plan for this time, and hopefully make a difference for righteousness–no matter what the circumstances.

Black Conservatives have become more visible and vocal. I’m not just talking about Herman Cain, Congressman Allen West (who continues to fight for his seat), and the “acceptable” ones they trot out on Fox and CNN. I’m talking about all the grassroots brothers and sisters I have found (and who have found me) on Twitter, Facebook, and some organizations of which I have recently become a part. These fired up folks represent and fight with reasoned thought, penetrating words, facts, and their presence. We will no longer be ignored.

I know I have increased in my conservative thought and activism over the years. It started in 2000, crystallized in 2004, and became more strong in 2008. Now on the other side of 2012, I am no less fired up, and no less motivated to see Leftist memes about Black monolithic thinking destroyed. Not every Black supports everything this President does just because he is Black. His policies and practices are the problem, not his race. I and other Black Conservatives will continue to trumpet this, and hopefully join together to make our stance known. A fellow Black Conservative, Demetrius Minor said it best on Twitter: “The racial division will only continue to widen under Obama. Conservatives: We need one another. Let’s unify.” Amen to that. Let’s demonstrate Ecclesiastes 4:12, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Finally, Grassroots activism is still alive and well. Now that this national election is over, I can turn my attention to local affairs of city and state, which is where leaders are built and real change can occur that affects the national level. While I still plan to point out the falsehood and hypocrisies of this Obama administration, I’m shifting some of my to focus the Los Angeles mayor’s race. Antonio Villaraigosa has overseen the decline of Los Angeles business and it’s economy, while feathering his nest for whatever place he will be rewarded with in the Obama administration. Many of the candidates running to replace him willingly aided and abetted Mayor Eleven Percent, and I plan to point this out, while promoting candidates who truly want to reverse the damage Villaraigosa has incurred on this city through his negligence, neglect, and power mongering. Proverbs 29:2: “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”

Please don’t misunderstand me that I want a theocracy or only “religious” people in elected office. I take the textbook definition of “righteous” which says, “morally upright people.” I know moral atheists and immoral believers, and I’ll take the moral atheist any time. If you hold to a worldview that embraces, uplifts and seeks to further the good of a people and a community, then you are righteous in my book. On the converse, are leaders like Obama and Villaraigosa who use people and communities as a tool for the furtherance of their own agenda–and damn the consequences.

We need “righteous” leaders locally and regionally, so we can have better choices nationally.

I’ve said my peace.

In My Orbit…

20 05 2010

Digital Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“Well, slap me around and call me Susan!”  I think that was a line from In Living Color–not sure, but I’ve always liked it, and it fits my orbital focus.

Meghan Daum throws down a gauntlet, of sorts, giving Sarah Palin room to claim the “F-word”.  No, not the one that rhymes with “truck”; The F-word she means is Feminist.  Ooooh… A pull quote from Sarah Palin, feminist:

“The word in question, of course, is ‘feminist.’ It may be the most polarizing label on the sociopolitical stage (it makes “environmentalist” or even ‘gay-rights advocate’ seem downright banal), but Palin seems to have stopped dancing around it and finally claimed it as her partner. Granted, this is a conditional relationship; there’s a qualifier here as big as Alaska. She’s talking not about your mom’s or Gloria Steinem’s feminism but, as she put it, an ’emerging, conservative, feminist identity.'”

This one is about as good as the sportswriter Sally Jenkins telling NOW that they were the intolerant ones (and looked really stupid) over their snit fit regarding the Tim Tebow ad airing during the SuperBowl.  While I’m still not ready to embrace the label, she does offer food for thought for Gen X and Millenial women who tacitly avoid the term because of its image and associations.  Take a read.

Another interesting read is an article by Jason Whitlock in the Kansas City Star. Whitlock admits to being one of Bill Maher’s “biggest fans” (go figure), but calls Maher out for his blatant religious bigotry and intolerance.

I wonder what planet Whitlock’s been on for the last 10 years that he’s finally come to realize what Maher’s non-fans have known all along.  Maher targets religious people not because he has any valid points, but because it’s convenient and Maher has an axe to grind from some egregious sin done by a religious figure or leader in his childhood.  I’ll take off the armchair psychologist hat now, but come on, it’s fairly obvious.

Whitlock does some hyperbolic stretches, using terms like “fearless” and “iconoclastic” to describe Maher’s style.  Puhleaze.  He’s just another liberal hack comedian who parrots the same old talking points and hits the typical targets.  Nothing fearless, iconoclastic or original about attacking Sarah Palin, folks.

Then Whitlock compares Maher to the late Mike Royko.  As one of Royko’s biggest fans and who I also credit as an inspiration to become a writer–I don’t think so.   However, the heart of his points make sense, and it’s interesting seeing someone who is a self-professed fan come around to seeing the blatant emptiness and ugliness of Maher’s soapbox.  Whitlock’s conclusion:

“Faith is not the enemy of thought. The lazy and unethical way many of us have been taught to practice religion is.

I thought Maher was smart enough and honorable enough to make this distinction.”

And the media whore that is May-V finally came up for air in the middle of kissing Washington’s ass in order to comment on Arizona Corporation Commission member Gary Pierce’s scathing response to the Los Angeles City Council’s boycott of Arizona.  You see, Los Angeles gets at least 20-25% of its power from Arizona, so Pierce merely intimated that if L.A. truly wants to boycott, Arizona will gladly turn off the juice.

Smilin’ Tony “brushed off” what he terms as a threat to cut off power and reiterated his support of the City Council’s boycott.  Can you say, “pawned” boys and girls?:

“‘If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation,’ he wrote in the letter. ‘I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands.

“‘If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.'”

Our useless leadership hoisted on their own petard.  Read the rest if you can stand it. No light, just heat, in Arizona’s threat to cut off power…

In My Orbit…

12 03 2010

Digital Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Lots swirling around my globe today!

“[N]o federal law requires students to recite the pledge or the religious reference in it,”, so sayeth the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Michael Newdow, who has way too much time and money on his hands–and needs to give me some of it–has been back and forth on this since the last century.  He says the Pledge’s reference to “One Nation, under God” violates a citizen’s right to be free of state-mandated religion.  If you haven’t heard by now, Newdow is an atheist.

Newdow has had rulings on this in his favor, but they have been cut back or overturned on appeal.  The U.S. Supremes kicked it, saying he had no standing to bring the charge on behalf of his daughter, who from past readings, is being primarily raised by her Christian mother.  Heck, the kid has got to be in her teens, so I wonder–is she rebelling against her atheist father by becoming a religious zealot?  Or is she rebelling against her mother by siding with dad?  Either way, I feel sorry for any kid that has to live under this degree of divisiveness and useless activism.

The 9th Circuit is essentially telling him to now get over it.  Will he?  Pledge of Allegiance’s “God” reference now upheld.

Speaking of atheists, a group of them are gathering in Melbourne, Australia this weekend for The Global Atheist Convention.  Apparently, “participants will be urged to avoid ‘missionary zeal’ in their determination to promote their non-religious message to the world.”   I wonder if Michael Newdow or Bill Maher plan to attend? Atheists meet in Melbourne to celebrate their lack of faith.

Now to my side of the aisle.  Apparently Samaritan Ministries, a faith-based group offers an innovative way to mitigate health care costs, and are now showing others how.  Interesting what innovation can occur when its allowed to flourish.  Will this same innovation be the first thing to face the “death panels” if Obamacare is passed?  Christian groups find way around high health care costs.

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