I have seen real threats to my country. Obama is very much a benchwarmer in that category.
Which does not mean that he can be allowed to continue. He has done real damage, and he must be prevented from doing any more. Americans by the millions have suffered because of his actions. There exists in America today greater poverty, humiliation, and despair than would have occurred otherwise. Obama is now toying, in his response to the Trayvon matter, with mass racial confrontation. He has to go.
So the axiom is: Obama must be defeated. That is the primary aim, beside which anything else fades into nullity, including opening up a moonbase and ridding the world of the menace of contraception. While these might be worthy endeavors, they need to be put aside for the moment, along with many others.
Until now, conservatives have been acting as idealists, in search of the ideal candidate, one who lives up to certain specific criteria. There is nothing wrong with this -- up to a point. Idealism ruled the entire primary process as it ran through a number of deeply attractive but seriously flawed candidates. Each of these was taken, for a time at least, as the perfect conservative candidate. This is understandable when it involves such figures as Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, who have done splendid things and will continue to do so. But in the end the process distorted itself to the point where it anointed individuals such as Rick Santorum, a hysteric, and Newt Gingrich, who looks more and more like a flake as time goes by.
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