I became obsessed with this last 2012 election. When Mr. Obama won in 2008 I was stunned. How could the nation ignore the man’s character? How could they ignore the church he attended for over twenty years, the pastor who ran the church he called mentor, his very clear and solid socialist, radical ties? Just to name a few things.
I understood how it could happen though. He’s a pretty guy. He dresses smartly; he has a very pretty family. He’s part African American and it was time. I rejoiced with my neighbors and friends who are black as a way to assuage my inner pain.
Still I said over and over, he’s our first American Idol President.
I grieved for my nation. I laid low and didn’t write for a while when Mr. Obama won in 2008. Then I wrote. I felt a part of the tsunami of 2010, I did my part and believed. I was so certain, that this would carry Mr. Obama out of a second term.
As the time came closer to November 2012 I became even more obsessed.
I daily read The Wall Street Journal pretty much cover to cover. I read various other newspapers as well sometimes five to ten or more of them. I watched Fox News like it was a lifeline.
I constantly listened to every single word out of Dick Morris’s mouth, read all of his writings, watched all of his videos. If Karl Rove or Charles Krauthammer spoke, I listened.
A friend said she believed the Lord showed her a passage in 2 Chronicles chapter 20. I leaped on that. I read it over and over and I saw what she thought she saw (she was never certain but I was). The battle was the Lord’s and he was going to win it for us by ensuring an Obama loss.
As a registered Republican, I was never happy with a Romney selection and before he was the Republican nominee I was pretty militant about the impossibility of a Romney win.
However, once he was the “chosen one”, I drank the Kool-aid. I was on board. I even went to my first Republican rallies where his lovely wife appeared and another where one of his sons appeared.
If I were a bettin' woman - I would have bet the farm on a Romney win. All signs pointed to it. Not one single historical standard or trend indicated Romney would lose. While there were naysayers of course, even the Democrats thought Mr. Obama was toast. I believe in that last debate Mr. Obama himself thought he wouldn’t win. When he hugged Michele at the end of the debate, there was a moment, it was on his face…the look of defeat.
Never before has a President with such a horrible record - no less who did so many things to undermine how own election, win. Ever! Mr. Obama was the gift that kept on giving to the Republicans. The “WTF” campaign slogan. The economy. “You didn’t build that.” Benghazi…the list goes on and on. He became a national and sometimes international joke.
I was so wrong. God either caused this or let Satan do his thing - because there is no way (really) Mr. Obama won this election. By what political, historical standard could he have won? Rhetorical.
I suspect it wasn’t a legal outcome. The articles and blogs are filled with reasons. Yet the Republicans, Congress and anyone in power are letting it happen. Half this country supposedly chose to reelect a man who has done evil to our country, broke pretty much every single promise he made to the American people when he ran in 2008 and has not upheld his oath of office. The Constitution is useless to Mr. Obama or so he has shown us.
God had to have had a specific hand in this be it He caused it for His reasons or allowed Satan free reign for His ultimate good and eternal purposes.
I remember as an Army Officer's wife, giving the farewell speech for Pam Vines. At the time Colonel Vines (He's retired now but was a three star general by retirement) was the Brigade Commander at Ft. Campbell, KY and the Army wives were giving this beloved woman a farewell.
I opened my speech with, "People think our leaders are chosen by men in Washington. In reality, our leaders are chosen by God." I went on to say that God is the one in control of our military, our government, our world. We just like to think we have control and we had been God-blessed by John and Pam Vines.
I have come out of November 2012 firmly believing that God has this. I am avoiding the fear and the trepidation about what the future will hold with Mr. Obama's unfettered possible destruction of this country. I’m avoiding all things political. I'm going to try and pray for Mr. Obama. The Bible tells us to. If we do our part, we must trust that God will do His Holy part.
Before Romney was the Republican nominee, a Mormon leader, I believe it was their current president, said he had a "prophecy" and he was seeing a Mormon in the White House this 2012 election. He said it with authority and claimed it to be prophetic.
The second thought in my head after I knew Romney lost was: "Well - at least it proved once again, Mormons are false prophets." That's a small good thing in this mess.
Our country lost its way. I lost my way in believing a man, any man, could save us. I relearned, the only man who can save us is Jesus Christ. The only God, the only Savior.
And frankly, I'm thankful for the Mormon prophet being so wrong. It moves Mormonism back into the relative obscurity it deserves - for the cause of Christ and Christianity, that’s a good thing.
The Republican Party once again - picked a loser. They picked a moderate politician and we can’t win elections with moderates. They did that last time with McCain and they keep picking vice Presidential candidates who are very conservative to try to win the ticket. How's that working for them?
The RNC had it backwards. Again. I like many others believed and I was wrong.
While I am no fan of Mormonism, Mr. Romney has (overall) lived a life that proves he is a man of good character. They are a gorgeous family. Governor and Mrs. Romney would have brought back grace and class to the White House.
Before someone gets their hackles up, this has absolutely zero to do with Mr. Obama’s ethnicity. It has to do with his inept behavior both overseas and within this country as President. It started (and certainly didn’t end) with bowing to Arab Kings and sending back a gift to the Brits that was a bust of Winston Churchill while sending them an iPod filled with his speeches. Really? The word tacky comes to mind.
That type of inappropriate behavior has nothing to do with the color of anyone’s skin. That’s a character issue.
I can't possibly change the world, no less this country. I sinfully thought I could with a bunch of other like-minded people. We can't do anything without God. We can however, do spiritual battle and that’s more power at our fingertips (through Christ Jesus) than we can ever wrap our minds around.
The Battle Is The Lord’s 2 Chronicles 20 tells us - we just have to do our Christian duty and follow God’s Word as He has given it via the Bible. He'll show us what to do. For me it's also He'll show me what not to do as I get led astray far too often.
As my friend said, more Him and less me in 2013.