By The InkDemon©
Pollsters say that the country is almost evenly divided between liberals and conservatives. That is about 40 percent liberal and 46 percent conservative. The Democrats have proven time and time again that their 40% can easily become a majority. Then there are the independents.
So how, you say, can 40 percent become a majority?
It’s easy. Start by looking at what the Democrats and the President are doing right now. While you are at it, compare that to what the Republicans are doing.
President Barack Hussein Obama must shore up his base. He brought the troops home from Iraq to shore up the peace at all cost contingent in his party. He is promising that all the troops will be out of Afghanistan by the middle of 2013. He is threatening Israel to keep the lid on the powder keg in the Middle East.
He started to release the terrorists in detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.. That was to shore up the civil libertarians. He passed healthcare as he promised in 2008. He “saved the environment’ by banning oil drilling in Anwar and pipeline construction across the nation’s midsection.
He has shown himself to be the friend of the big union bosses to shore up his union base.
Once his base is shored up, he can work on the independents (the Indies) and the right. That’s right … the right!
If the Republican nominee moves toward the center, he stands to lose his far-right support. If the Republican courts the Indies, he may lose even more support from the right. No Republican candidate has a majority. Therefore they are resorting to Alinsky tactics to gain momentum. In the end, this may further erode the conservative base.
Obama and the media in the meantime can play up the fact that the conservatives are fracturing. They will point out also that the right is stalling his stimulus bills in Congress. He will omit the fact that most of the bills originating in the House of Representatives were killed in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
When the Indies hear rancor and vigorous debate they complain, “Why can’t they all just get along?” They are right, but that is short-sighted. The Democrats will make sure that the rancor and clamoring will continue. They won’t be blamed. The media will give cover.
If the rancor on the conservative side gets further out of hand, someone may step in to open up a third party. This will effectively splinter the conservatives. Whether it will be Ron Paul-ites, GOOOH geeks, or someone sponsored by a far-left wing billionaire, it won’t matter. The third-party ”hero” will get more than plenty of press coverage. He won’t have to answer tough questions. The answers will sound “perfectly logical” to the Indies and the disaffected right.
Obama recently used the National Prayer Breakfast to make a case to the Christian Evangelicals. The Republicans need them to win. The left will remind these Evangelicals that helping the poor is exactly What Jesus Would Do. They will recite the Beatitudes, the Ten Commandants, and any other verse or passage to remind devout Evangelicals that it is indeed What Jesus Would Do. That’s exactly what Obama did during the National Prayer Breakfast. It will work, too. It has in the past.
The Indies may stay in the Obama Camp in November. Some of the Evangelicals will say that Jesus whispered in their ears to vote for Obama or they will stay at home. Some people have an almost insane idea that if they don’t vote, they are not responsible for what happens in the political process. They are wrong.
The disaffected and angry conservatives will bite their lower lips, fold their arms and stay at home, effectively voting for Obama. The remainder of the right will show their “pride” and vote for the third-party candidate. They will believe that their vote did not elect Obama.
Have you ever heard a Ross Perot voter boast that he was not responsible for the debacle created by the Clinton Regime?
That is exactly how 40 percent become a majority on election day.
Republicans must ignore the rancor, decide on a candidate, and be ready to support the eventual nominee. We need every voter. Have you hugged a Ron Paul-ite today? If not, do it!