Frank Pastore

The unions, rather than individual tax payers, now rule American politics through the Democratic Party they have purchased. How do you now stop the unions and their organization machine that masterfully "gets out the vote" for the Democrats? How do you now stop their drive for national socialism? In dutiful response, in return, I expect Obama to implement "Card Check" in his second term, to expand union influence across the country, and to energize the assault on all "Right to Work" states. And, I expect Harry Reid to implement the "nuclear option" and change the senate rules so the Democrats won't need 60 votes to overcome a Republican filibuster, a simple majority is all that will be necessary.

Nor is it "the economy stupid," since Obama blamed Bush for the economy, even after 4 years of his own policies. It will be interesting to see what happens when it all begins to "hit the fan," and people are paying taxes they thought only the rich would be paying. I wonder if the media will still allow Obama to blame Bush after 8 years.... probably.

Speaking of the media, I expect an assault to censor or silence Fox News, talk radio, and conservative websites that oppose the New Leviathan.

Too many people were worried about "next month's government paycheck," and not all about their future or their kids' future. As Rush Limbaugh said, my paraphrase, "Santa Claus beats personal responsibility every time, especially when even the naughty get presents."

Lastly, I think the church is now almost irrelevant in electoral politics. Neither abortion, nor same sex marriage, nor the contraception mandate, had any noticeable impact in deterring Hispanic and African American voters. Thus, look for an even stronger attempt to redefine Christianity in terms of the social gospel and not these "archaic and bothersome" moral values of the past.

But take heart, Christianity has always done well under persecution.


Frank Pastore

The Frank Pastore Show is heard in Los Angeles weekday afternoons on 99.5 KKLA and on the web at kkla.com, and is the winner of the 2006 National Religious Broadcasters Talk Show of the Year. Frank is a former major league pitcher with graduate degrees in both philosophy of religion and political philosophy.
 
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