Conservatives Must Vote Republican in 2012.
In our American system, the Presidential candidate who wins the most votes in a state wins that state’s Electoral College votes. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the Presidency.
We are also a two party system: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. The Democrats are a left wing party, while the Republicans are a center-right to right party.
President Obama is a Democrat. Politically, he is on the far left. He has governed accordingly. You know the results only too well. Obamacare. The drilling moratorium. Our fiscal trainwreck, out-of-control spending, and massive new debt. The unemployment. The stagflation. The onerous government regulation. The list goes on and on. And at its core, the huge expansion of federal government power and corresponding loss of our economic and personal liberties. Obama is indeed fulfilling his campaign promise to “fundamentally transform” America, from what our Founding Fathers originally envisioned to something much more closely resembling many sundry socialist countries around the globe.
To reverse this and begin restoring America to its former greatness, we must defeat Obama in 2012. This requires that we accept some cold hard realities about our electoral system.
We are not a Parliamentary system like Britain. We have a winner take all system. Even if President Obama gets only the bare 270 Electoral College votes, he wins the Presidency and does not have to share power with the runner up. So, winning is everything in 2012. And “winning” is defeating Obama. Nothing less will do.
If you are a conservative or libertarian who votes for a third party candidate, or does not vote at all, you make it easier for President Obama to win your state’s electoral votes. If you are a genuine lover of individual liberty, the prospect of another four years of President Obama should horrify you. If you focus too much on GOP imperfections while forgetting Obama’s much worse transgressions, you will be making the same mistake as Bruce Lee’s young student. But with far more dire consequences for your country.
Only by voting GOP do you make it less likely that President Obama will win your state. That’s how our system works. If you refuse to vote for the GOP candidate because he isn’t “conservative enough,” you are cutting off your nose to spite your face. Moreover, if Obama narrowly wins re-election because of enough people like you, you are bringing four more years of unmitigated disaster on your country.
The voting booth is not the place to send messages to the Republican Party about how unhappy you are with them. It is the place to send a much stronger message to President Obama about what he is doing to our country. You should be far angrier with Obama than any GOP candidate. If not, you need to rethink your priorities. Seriously.