Michael Oberndorf
It ain't a horserace, doodah, doodah
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By Michael Oberndorf
June 20, 2011

Even though who we elect to our state legislatures and to the federal House and Senate is, in reality of the power and effect they have on our daily lives, far more important than who we elect as president, we always seem to put most of our political energy and enthusiasm into the presidential race. This year seems to be no different. On the Republican side, a few candidates have emerged, and this lineup will likely change before the first primaries are over. Some are really good, some clearly are lacking, but it's up to us to decide who our nominee will be, not the Republican Party "leadership," and clearly not the so-called "mainstream" media.

One of the major strategies of the left that we need to be aware of is them trying to convince us that the election is a horse race, and that we must only vote for a candidate that they say can win. We saw this worked against us in 2008 with McCain. To be brutally honest, I did not, and still do not, see how McCain could have won all the primaries they claimed he did, and how he could have gotten the nomination at the convention without major manipulation by the party establishment.

McCain was the candidate of the leftist media and the Republican Party establishment. Don't waste your vote, they said, on anyone else, since they can't possible win. But when the big race came, the presidential election, he lost big time. It would have been an even greater defeat, but they paired him up with Sarah Palin, a genuine conservative, and lots of people who would otherwise not voted at all, did vote, probably in hopes that McCain would succumb to his health problems, and Palin would become president. Oh, well.

The lesson here is that we need to pay absolutely no attention to anyone connected to the "mainstream" media, to leftist "pundits," to "political analysts," to "strategists," or any of the other supposed experts they run out every election. We need to be very careful, too, about listening to the Republican Party "leadership." These people are all liars and phonies, and are out to con the public, especially the conservative voting public, into supporting and voting for candidates that cannot win.

As the 2010 elections proved, we, the conservative voters of America, are a large majority. When we pay attention to people who are actually telling us the truth, like the Tea Parties, some in conservative talk radio, and conservative analysts and commentators on the Internet, we make good choices. Conservatives now control a majority of state legislatures and governorships, and are a strong, and growing force in the House, at the federal level.

However, we need to do better. We need to rid our governments of the infestation of traitors, neo-fascists, Marxists, and other leftists and America-haters, whose objective is the destruction of the Constitution and thus, America itself. These are hard, dangerous times, and it's a big challenge. However, that has never stopped patriotic Americans in the past, and it won't stop us now.

Here, the presidential race can be useful, as a practice arena for learning how to vet a candidate. These are all pretty high-profile people. Lots of information will be put before the public, by the candidates themselves, and by people in our media. It will give you an opportunity to figure out whose opinions and information are most objective, detailed, and accurate, which record/vote tracking sites are most useful, and where to link to political donor lists, to see who the candidates are taking money from. Six months from now, most of us should be experts in our own right, and by the 2012 election, there should be nary a wool-covered eye left, at least on our side.

If we are diligent in our pursuit of the truth about the people we vote for, the end result will be a final candidate who will win, since we are a large majority, in a landslide.

Should the outcome be otherwise, it will only be because of fraud, corruption, rigging, and/or massive interference by the Democrats and/or the RINO establishment.

© Michael Oberndorf

 

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Michael Oberndorf

The son of a German immigrant, Michael Oberndorf is an archaeologist by profession, with a BA from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and an MA from Leicester University, in England. He's also the Chairman of the Freedom21 Legislative Committee. Over the years, he has lived and worked all over the country, and traveled in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He sincerely believes in the old saying, "America, love it or leave it." Michael can be reached at: moberndorf@yahoo.com

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