Deceiving The Elect For Political Advantage

Remember Elmer Gantry? The strategy to mislead and maneuver republican voters to do as the Republican establishment wants, while not overtly out of Sol Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, is more akin to the slick and seductive methods of Elmer Gantry.  They, and the media, refuse to acknowledge except in garbled and muffled tones, that the attack and destroy ads began in Iowa by the Romney Campaign, and his ‘surrogates’. The attack ads continued through New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida, with the very clear purpose of destroying voter confidence in Newt Gingrich as a viable candidate for the Presidency of the United States.

Voters seem to forget that Herman Cain and Michelle Bachman, both conservatives, were also victims of intentional efforts to undermine their candidacies.

Now, with Gingrich sufficiently torpedoed, and splitting the conservative vote with Santorum, the moderates in the Party of Lincoln, now claiming they are ‘conservatives’, can breathe a little easier while announcing to all that their candidate will be the next Republican nominee for the Presidency of the United States. And how did they do it? They once again persuaded a sufficient number of Evangelicals that ‘electability’, jobs, and economics are more important than the moral and spiritual foundations upon which all the rest is dependent.

If they continue to deceive even the elect, as the exit polls suggest they will, the remaining 46 states will surely do their bidding.

George Washington in his Farewell Address warned that,

All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract…serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority…likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

David Crowe