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The Coming Backlash – ?

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Something is happening here, folks. I believe that something profound is happening. Millions of Americans have had all they will tolerate of misguided judges and foolish, self-centered politicians telling them how to run their lives, wasting their money, working against them, removing opportunity, and destroying the most prosperous, most free society the world has ever known. In July, as reasonable but determined people, they spoke out.


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As a political junkie, I follow all the stories and all the pundits. "It's Romney's to lose"; "Obama in a landslide"; "No president has been re-elected with...." -- and on and on.

But the truth is that anyone who thinks they know for certain who will win in November is blowin' smoke. There are too many unknown variables. It's the same every four years. At this stage, anything can happen. The polls tell us very little.

That having been said... as I see it, the election may be either a very, very close win for President Obama... or a blowout for Mitt Romney. Several things have happened recently that lead me to think that there may be a major backlash in the making.

1. The American people have never supported Obamacare. It passed in Congress due to parliamentary jujitsu by Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Fewer Americans support it now than when President Obama signed it into law. Today, the president is afraid to even talk about it, much less campaign on it.

2. In virtually every major state election with national implications since 2009, the Republican candidate has won.

3. Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker had to fight a recall vote for doing exactly what he said he would do. In the recall primary election, two Democrats ran against each other; Walker had no challenger. Still, Walker got more votes than both Democrats combined. Note: he did not need a single vote to win; he was unopposed. But still, voters went to the polls to support him. In the general election, he got more votes than he did when he originally won the governorship. At the time, Rush Limbaugh said that it was due to voters so eager to shout out and reverse what was being crammed down their throats.

4. Democrats have overplayed the gay rights/gay marriage issue. Same-sex marriage has been voted on in over 30 states. It has lost every time. Several judges have imposed same-sex marriage; but no state has voted in favor of it.

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