originally published at the Electric City Weblog
The claims were that this was a tipping point election, and those claims were not hyperbole. Barack Obama has, as promised, “transformed” America.
Fifty years ago—even 20 years ago—these election results would have been unthinkable. A largely failed President, hampered by deeply unpopular legislation and a stagnant economy, wins re-election against a highly qualified opponent with unblemished character and a distinguished record. An advocate of late term abortion, free contraceptives, and homosexual marriage who is (with some justification) accused of attacking religious freedom, prevails over the opposition of Catholics, Mormons, and Evangelicals united. The architect of impending national bankruptcy beats a celebrated problem-solver.
His winning issues? Spending even more. . . the inherent wickedness of his opponent’s (“sterling” admits Bill Clinton) business career. . . and federally-subsidized sex. Under pressure, Obama won by moving not to the center but further left.
The America that re-elected President Obama is clearly very different from the America that became history’s greatest nation. That was a nation marked by faith, hard work, courage, and independence. But it is clear that we have now been transformed.Details