As I read reports over the past week that showed Obama up by several points over Romney, I can’t say that I was stunned or surprised.  One must understand that Obama is running only against Romney while Romney is running against Obama, the Mainstream Media, AND left-leaning pollsters.


This is NOT a new phenomena.  It has been going on for as long as we have had presidential elections, which is to say, from the very beginning of our country.

Today, however, with all the advances in communications — and– with our mainstream media (for the most part) having dropped all pretense of unbiased reporting, any presidential candidate not from the political left will find himself (or herself) being pummeled unmercifully by the mainstream media while, at the same time, they build up the leftist candidate AND cover-up any short comings of THEIR candidate by simply not reporting anything that might, in any way, show their candidate in a bad light.

That, of course, only partially explains why Obama’s numbers are up over Romney’s at this critical juncture in the campaign cycle.

Another, and probably the most important contributing factor, is STARK IGNORANCE on the part of the American electorate.

Look. A bright, sentient, electorate would have admitted they had been suckered in 2008 when they voted for Obama and vowed not to support him again in the 2012 election.

But that’s not happening.

Instead, the same people who were dumb enough to vote for Obama in 2008, seem ready, willing, and chomping at the bit to get to a ballot box and cast their ballot a second time for a smooth talking conman who is set on stealing their liberty and their freedom and transforming America into a socialist/communist dung heap.

OR —

Roughly 50% of this nation’s electorate are already socialist/communists sailing under false colors.

Honestly? I think it is BOTH.

I once wrote that “One can only conclude that America finds herself in the current mess as a direct result of ignorance.

“Ignorance of what,” you ask?  I must answer, “Ignorance of practically everything.”

Ignorance of America’s colorful political history, and that of the world, is much to blame for the Obama Regime’s continued acceptance by vast numbers of Americans.

Ignorance of history, as well as of current events, among the populace of any country, can lead to consequences that are truly awful.  Take the election of America’s first socialist government, for instance.

The election of 2006 turned our national legislature into a socialist machine bent on creating an even stronger central government with all the power it could grasp.  Then, in 2008, the capstone of socialist victory in American politics was the election of Barack Hussein Obama.  He promised fundamental change in America.  The politically savvy in America understood that OBAMA MEANT TO LEAD AMERICA INTO OUT AND OUT SOCIALISM. AND HE DID!

Even now, the average democrat voter will deny the existence of a socialist government in America today.  They simply do not recognize it — or — they are telling a bald-faced lie! Assuming their ignorance, I am convinced that that ignorance stems from the fact that they were not taught the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the genius of America’s founders, and the love of a free constitutional republic that led their ancestors to lay down their lives to protect and preserve the freedom granted by that constitution. That is ignorance the lethality of which cannot be measured. And that ignorance is costing America its freedom.

Since the election of Barack Hussein Obama, America has gone into something akin to a death spiral. The great CONSTITUTIONAL representative republic began circling the drain at an ever increasing speed in January of 2009.  It has only gotten worse since.

I don’t believe Americans yet understand that America is about to become extinct.  Americans, themselves, are killing off their country. America‘s communist enemies couldn’t beat us on the battlefield — but they are wiping us out at the ballot box.

What we Americans are experiencing today is the intentional destruction of everything those patriotic Americans who came before us gave their lives and, yes, their life’s blood, to build and then preserve on countless battlefields here at home and around the globe.  Two hundred and thirty-six years of hard won battles — both of ideas and blood — are being tossed onto the ash heap of history in exchange for an ideology that has failed every single time it has been tried — and — has led to millions of deaths at the hands of their  governments, millions dead of starvation, millions locked away in gulags or exiled  from their homes and families, all the while living with deep dark paranoia that the free world is ever seeking to complete their destruction. (As in the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.)  THIS IS WHAT IS IN STORE FOR AMERICA!

Just days ago, I had a conversation with a conservative friend who is convinced the election is un-winnable for Romney.  In fact, he said, only an “act of God” would give Mr. Romney ANY CHANCE of winning in November.  Pressed by me to explain why he feels that way, he despondently told me that he had concluded that America has already gone too deeply into socialism to extract herself. He said he feels the only chance America has is to hit bottom, to collapse as a country, and, hopefully, those Americans left alive can try and build a new America from the ashes.  But (and he made sure I understood) he said, the NEW America, if indeed, there is one, will NOT resemble the old.  America, as WE know it, is done.

Depressing?  You bet!  I’ve been mulling his words ever since and I must tell you, as I watch America following the “Pied Piper of America’s Destruction,” I have to conclude that my friend may well be more prescient than is comfortable for me.  You see, he may be among the very few who understand the significance of currently unfolding events in America today.

A few days earlier, while discussing the selection of Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate, a conservative democrat friend (NOT an Obama supporter) told me, flat-out, that he didn’t believe Romney could beat Obama even if Romney had Jesus as his running mate! HE was even more despondent than the friend I mentioned above.

For 236 years America has been that “Shining City On A Hill,” a beacon to all the peoples of the world, not for all the liberal hand-outs, not for the “fairness” of socialism, not for socialized medicine — NO.  It has been none of this that drew the best and brightest from around the world to these shores. They came for two reasons.  They came because America offered individual freedom and individual liberty — two of the rights granted by God and guaranteed by the constitution — not the government.  It was THIS ideology that made America the greatest nation on earth.

Now we seem intent on replacing these rights with socialism, for which the code word(s) “fair or fairness” is/are being used as camouflage.

America cannot be destroyed on the battlefield, but she can be wiped-out at the ballot box. May we suggest you remember that in November?

J. D. Longstreet is a conservative Southern American (A native sandlapper and an adopted Tar Heel) with a deep passion for the history, heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in “America First”.· He is a thirty-year veteran of the broadcastingbusiness, as an “in the field” and “on-air” news reporter (contributing to radio, TV, and newspapers) and a conservative broadcast commentator.
Longstreet is a veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserve. He is a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.· A lifelong Christian, Longstreet subscribes to “old Lutheranism” to express and exercise his faith.
Articles by J.D. Longstreet are posted at: “INSIGHT on Freedom”,· “Hurricane Alley… by Longstreet”,· “The Carolina Post” and numerous other conservative websites around the web.·