Obama's Loss: Inevitable for Years
Do not be seduced by the disproportionate emphasis on recent events with regard to Barack Obama's pending landslide loss. I submit that a more sober analysis indicates that November 2012 has been inevitable for at least four years. In some ways, it's been inevitable for even longer than that.
You see, Barack Obama and his statist agenda have failed because they could not possibly succeed. In a way, electing Obama was liberal America's dash off a cliff -- and the 2012 election is merely the day they officially make contact with the ground. There has been no other outcome possible. The pundits and the pollsters can argue political gravity all they want -- and they certainly have for the majority of the past four years -- but truth does not require validation from those who refuse to acknowledge it. Truth is...period. The next thud you hear will be the unhappy realization of this fact from many on the left. Their philosophy works only in theory and never passes the reality of human nature.
Obama has been like Wile E. Coyote in animation -- sort of running in place, with no foundation underneath him since his '08 campaign. Only the David Axelrod cartoon world of astroturfed events and issues, supported by a fawning media, has kept him suspended this long. The crash will happen because it has to happen.
Everything Obama and his cohorts in the media, academia, union halls, Congress, and the crony capitalist world believe in is fraudulent. There was never going to be any economic recovery on their watch because they haven't the foggiest how an economy works. There was never going to be any newfound love of America overseas because they have no clue what it is about America that has made us the shining city on a hill in the first place. There was never going to be any job-creation because no one in Obama's bubble has ever created one. There was never going to be any racial reconciliation because Obama was a post-racial fabrication of perverted white guilt and black rage. There was never going to be a pristine future powered by windmills and solar panels because neither the business nor the scientific model for such technologies shows any possibility of success. There was no way Obama would do a good job, because he's never had a real job.
It was astonishing to see luminaries Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Kathleen Parker, and Christopher Buckley miss these stark and obvious realities. Somehow they didn't understand that hoping "he fails" was just another way of saying we hope "America succeeds." Or at least survives. Obama's success and America's success could never coincide by definition. Ever.
Why is this so hard for the professional pundit?
This was all true on November 5 of 2008, and not a thing has changed about the reality of it in the past four years. It is what it is. Obama was preordained to install radical feminists, hardcore communists, environmental wackos, and anti-business activists into positions of power. Meanwhile, the Congress of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid was equally destined to pass legislation that destroys freedom and rewards cronies and armies of bureaucrats. We were certain as a nation to suffer the cataclysmic effects of misguided liberalism as a result. It does not matter a whit that the specifics of ObamaCare, the suit against Boeing, the Gulf moratorium, Dodd-Frank, and the canceling of Keystone were not known at the time. It is not relevant that names such as Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, and Anita Dunn were not familiar in 2008, either. Every one of these policies, and every one of these people, was utterly predictable. Many of us utterly predicted them.
This is who Obama is. These people are who Obama is. There is no way around it, and there never has been. That many of the Jurassic conservative pundits overlooked this is mystifying. What were they thinking?
And the ironic thing is, as the inevitability of Obama's defeat seeps in a little deeper each day, certain recent events are pointed to as the reasons. These recent events are important, but they are not causal. To buy into this analysis is to confuse the symptom with the disease. Obama did not lose the election in the Denver debate. He did not lose the election in Roanoke with the "build that" speech. He did not lose the election with the disaster in Libya. Denver, Roanoke, and Libya all happened because of who Obama is. They are not events that happened "to him." If it hadn't been these specific events, it would have been others. He is who he is, and after four years in office, there was never going to be any escaping that. The real Obama, exposed, would never be accepted by a majority of Americans.
He never really was. There were signs of buyers' remorse immediately. Obama started losing this election in late '08, before he was inaugurated. Business owners, knowing Obama better than conservative pundits, shed 2 million jobs in 90 days starting in November of 2008. Those jobs are still gone, and they still matter today. Georgians, fearing a liberal Senate, gave Saxby Chambliss an overwhelming ideological victory in a special election in December of '08 -- days after we supposedly saw the end of conservatism. Those were both anti-Obama developments. Every development since his election has been anti-Obama. Let those who have eyes to see....
In 2009, Obama lost surrogate elections in New Jersey and Virginia. In early 2010, he lost a big one in Massachusetts, and late in 2010 he lost almost a thousand total elections nationwide. In 2011 he lost in Wisconsin -- again. Obama and the liberal statists have been hurdling towards a giant thud almost since the day they won in 2008. Yet they have refused to recognize it even as they have hit all kinds of bumps on the way down.
To many of us, this has been obvious for years. Maybe the only viable alternative -- the end of America -- was just too painful to contemplate. Or perhaps, living in reality and not inside the isolated world of Washington, we just get it. At any rate, Obama has been a dead candidate walking since he won election. Tuesday is merely the unavoidable conclusion.