As you all know, President Barack Obama has been re-elected as President of the United States. And, like many of you out there, I am devastated by this fact. I bet what I am wondering is what plenty of other Conservatives are wondering as well: How in the world did this man possibly get reelected after the last four years have been a disaster? Well, here is my take on it.
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." These are the words of former President John F. Kennedy. The results of the election on November 6th basically said that this is the exact opposite mentality of about half of the American people today. They do not want to work, rather, they want the government to give them welfare checks, food stamps, and loads of free stuff, and under President Obama, they are going to get it. Many people have already gotten tons of free stuff in the last four years thanks to the Food Stamp President. The people obviously want to know what their country can do for them. It is sad that this many people are like this, but sadly, it is the truth.
Another factor in this is the blatantly obvious fact that too many American citizens are uninformed. Many, many American people today simply do not care about politics. What do they prefer? Jersey Shore, South Park, The X Factor, Desperate Housewives, 2 Chainz concerts, pop radio, just to name a few. Now, all of these things are fine in moderation, meaning, if people were to enjoy all of these things and still pay attention to politics, that would be fine, as they would still be informed. However, nowadays, it is no longer 'cool' to pay attention to politics. Politics is apparantly 'boring'. This, in no way, shape, or form, makes it okay to not pay attention to things such as what the two people running for President of our country believe in. People just listen to the spin that they hear from their friends or on their Twitters and assume that all of it is true. If the American people paid attention, they would know about Obamacare's true purpose, the fact that the President has raised more debt than all of his predecessors combined, how he contradiced everything he said in the 2008 Democratic primary, that there are 47 million people on food stamps, the fact that he supports Planned Parenthood, the fact that he supports redistribution of wealth, and that he is covering up the situation in Benghazi, Libya. Take it from a guy who constantly sees people who don't have any clue as to what is going on, yet support Obama pasionately for no reason whatsoever, this is a bad situation and is another reason why Obama was reelected.
The third factor in this is the fact that the Democratic Party has been successful in demonizing the Republican Party, as well as Mitt Romney. It is no longer 'cool' to be a Republican, because they are the racist, women-hating, greedy, old, outdated, evil party. That is what the Democratic Party has successfully shoved down the American people's throats, casuing them to believe all of the lies about Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are true. For example, the so-called 'War on Women' was created by the Democrats as an attempt to convince Women the Republicans hate them. President Obama is using all of this in his favor, and unless the Republican Party regroups and comes up with a way to turn around these bogus falsehoods, the American people will continue to vote for people like Obama and believe what they hear.
The last factor was something that really hits close to home for me: Media bias. The media is almost completely biased, with the exception of FOX News and several newspapers out there. It seems no matter where you turn these days, you see programs on major news networks spouting off Liberal talking points and shamelessly criticising Republicans -- having no interest in being fair and balanced. This was a huge factor in Obama's reelection. With the media gunning for Mitt Romney, many people believed the falsehoods they heard from these networks. Now, I don't want to get into the subject of media bias too much, because I will be writing an article on that next time, in which I will fully address the issue.
It is a tragedy, I know, and if we continue on the current path we are on, we will eventually end up like Greece, Spain, and several other European countries on this same path. And if all hell breaks loose, we will look back on this and realize why.
I'm disappointed, and I bet all of you are disappointed, too, with what happened on Tuesday, November 6th. Actually, disappointed is an understatement for me. I'm distraught.
But as Republicans, we have to keep our heads held high and power through, only to hope for the best at the 2016 Presidential Election.
That's where this conversation comes in. Recently, as I was sitting around the dinner table with my brother, parents, and a few of his friends, we were talking about politics. One of the friends raised a fair point that I agree with for the 2016 Presidential Election; the GOP needs to nominate Condoleezza Rice and Marco Rubio for President and Vice President.
If you don't know, Condoleezza Rice was Secretary of State under George W. Bush from 2000-2008. Rice was also the National Security Advisor. She is a member of the Republican Party (duh) and she is an African American woman. She speaks five different languages, and Rice is a professor at Stanford University in California. She is a very adept pianist, and has even played with Yo-Yo Ma. Condoleezza Obviously, she is a very well educated woman with lots of potential to do great things.
Marco Rubio is a former House of Representatives representative and a current Senator of Florida. Rubio is a lawyer and a politician. He was elected into the house at age 28 and as stayed with politics ever since. When he ran, he received 48.9% of the vote, the rest being divided among three other parties. He was also considered by Mitt Romney to be his running mate, but ultimately, Paul Ryan was chosen over him. But I think he can get a second chance to be a running mate.
So, we have Condoleezza Rice, a fantastic woman who is well-rounded individual, and Marco Rubio, a young Senator, who has also been Florida rep and Speaker of the House for Florida. Two amazing people who could change the tide of our country and save it from the enormities of Obama.
Think about it. Condoleezza Rice could possibly the first woman to ever become President, and hopefully it'll happen. This means the women's vote will be behind her because of her feminism. Not only that, but she'd have the African American vote, too. Marco Rubio is Cuban American, which would give him the support of many Cuban Americans and Latinos. Rice also speaks five languages, which would make her a popular figure among immigrants from other countries who are now citizens. She could hold rallies in some of those different languages. The USA is a mixing pot, and all from foreign countries would adore her, even if she didn't speak their language.
So, this sums up my opinion of who the Grande Olde Party should nominate for their Presidential nominees as soon as Hussein is thrown, sorry, has completed his second term. These two candidates could revive the Republican Party, which, honestly, has declined alot recently. I think Condoleezza Rice and Marco Rubio would win in a landslide.