-By Warner Todd Huston
I know many of you may be upset at this article, but I think the election is now over. Obama will get a second term. I don't say this happily, but barring any really controversial incident that makes Obama look bad -- or worse than he is, I should say -- it looks to me that he's now unbeatable, especially by a Mitt Romney.
Now, before you get your undies in a bunch, no this doesn't mean we should throw in the towel and quit. It always amazes me that people go stampeding directly for the "oh, so you think we should quit" nonsense. I am not saying that, so stow your whining.
To me, the stars seem to be lining up for another Obama win, though certainly one not close to his numbers the first time 'round. Infuriatingly, it is Supreme Court Justice John Roberts that tipped it in for Obama. His giving Obama the supreme win on his socialist takeover of our healthcare system is the win Obama needed to show that he is "on the right track" as far as too many voters will be concerned.
If the Court would have invalidated Obamacare as it should have, Obama would have looked weak. He would have looked the loser. This would have been enough to keep some of his most freebie-loving voters from the polls on voting day and given Romney a fighting chance. But now that "free" healthcare is a big win, the "gimme" set will come out to vote for neo socialist Obama in hopes that in a second term he'll pay their mortgage and give them a no-work government job.
But even beyond these freebie-grasping, lowlives that will now vote for Obama when many wouldn't have been excited enough to come out were it a "free" healthcare loss, other Democrat voters who were down on Obama because he seemed to be losing everything lately will now feel energized to come out and vote.
The polls are showing that the country is fairly split down the middle on "free" healthcare and the Democrats have almost five months to bring those percentages up enough to tip the scale in their favor on the issue. This will also mean votes.
Let's be sure to note that it is very likely that the Democrats will be able to tip that scale, too. The fact is they will continue to lie about everything that this "free" healthcare law is. Even though the only reason they were able to get this past the SCOTUS is because Roberts construed the whole thing as the biggest tax hike in America history, the Democrats will continue to lie and say it isn't a tax hike.
Further, their main supporters for this socialist government takeover of our healthcare system will say it doesn't matter if it is a tax, anyway. It will be "the right thing to do" as far as they are concerned and they simply don't care if it is really just a massive tax levied to pay for "free" healthcare. The fact that it is a giant tax will only be concerning to a small segment of the voting public.
On top of that we will have the Old Media establishment cheer leading for Obama for the next five months. They will not report Obamacare as a giant tax, they will push every narrative and lie the Democrats concoct to justify this law, and they will daily portray Obama as the great victor in Washington. Enough people that pay little attention to political reality will be infused with this message that they will see little reason to vote for Obama's opponent.
Then there is Mitt Romney, the Democrat's ace-in-the-hole.
During the coming "free" healthcare victory laps the media will give Obama all the way until November, more people will come to discover that Mitt Romney implemented Obamacare before it was called Obamacare when he was governor in Massachusetts.
Voters will not understand how a guy that said Obamacare was a great idea only a few years ago can be the same guy claiming he'll repeal it if he becomes President. Left with the choice of the guy that stands behind his Obamacare decision -- that would be Obama -- and one that made the decision once but now seems to just be playing politics with it -- that would be Romney -- many uninformed voters will just go with the guy the media says is telling the truth -- that would be Obama.
Finally, you add in the fact that some segments of our economy have shown modest recovery and the Republicans will have lost their other main avenue of attack on Obama. The Old Media establishment will also portray this as a robust, soaring economic recovery -- even though it isn't -- and the barely aware voters will choose Obama again.
So, it seems to me that Chief Justice John Roberts and the Old Media have done and will do enough to get Obama his razor thin margin of victory in November.
Now, what can we do? We can pound home that this Obamacare Tax hike will ruin the country. That will sway many voters. Will it be enough? I doubt it, but we must try.
As to Romney, I believe him when he says he'll work to repeal it. He's made this a central part of his campaign and if he were to ignore that once in office he'll have not only destroyed his presidency but irrevocably ruined what little credibility the Republican Party had left. Romney will be 100% tied to trying to get rid of Obamacare should he win the White House. This is another message we must push. We must try to deter skeptics who imagine he is just lying about repeal to get elected (especially considering the fact he was an Obamacare booster in the past).
We must also continually highlight the poor economy and pin that to Obama.
Lastly we must hope that some other disaster hits Obama that we can take advantage of.
Yes, it does seem like a forlorn hope. But it's all we've got. Believe me. I wish I saw things differently. Obama has been the most destructive president in American history and he needs to be fired. Sadly, I just don't think it will happen.
Do I hope I’m wrong? You bet I do. A second Obama term will thoroughly destroy this country. We'll already have a devil of a time trying to come back from Obamaism as it is. But four more years will forever end the great experiment that was the American Republic. We will officially be a socialist nation in 2016 if Obama wins a second term. We need to avoid that wretched, European fate and eliminating Obama at the ballot box is the first step in doing that.