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Monday, December 19, 2011

Candidates Just Don't Get It

Despite the great quantity of press coverage about next year’s presidential election, the polls show that no candidate in either party is reaching 50% public support. Why hasn’t any candidate been able to ride citizen dissatisfaction into majority support?

I recommend that every presidential candidate read three books to understand why they don’t get it. First, they should read the best book about Barack Obama, Radical-in-Chief, by Stanley Kurtz, which explains how Obama became a Socialist while attending Columbia University. Then the presidential candidates should then read two books that explain in depressing detail why grassroots Americans are convinced that our government is taking us in the wrong direction and over a cliff before our children and grandchildren can ever achieve the American dream.

One of those books is Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? by Patrick Buchanan. He explains that Americans resent the dictatorial, undemocratic way that the media, academia, the bureaucracy, and the courts have carried on a war against traditional marriage, and our religious and patriotic symbols, such as the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments. Buchanan is eloquent in describing the coordinated attack on Christian America and its replacement with the new religion of diversity, and the new language of political correctness. He describes how a French-Revolution word, equality, that does not appear in any of America’s founding documents, has been elevated to become our national goal instead of liberty.

The other book I recommend is After America: Get Ready for Armageddon by Mark Steyn, which delivers the same message, that America is following the rest of the world in terminal decline, but in his uniquely different and humorous style. Steyn tells Americans bluntly: “if you want a happy ending, it’s up to you. Your call, America.”

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