The fundamental conundrum Democrats faced in 2016 wasn’t Hillary Clinton’s lack of honesty, but the veracity of Barack Hussein Obama. The question Democrats must now answer for themselves is, “Why did President Barack Obama lose more U.S. Senate and U.S. House seats than any President since FDR?”
The reason for the massive loss is obviously not President Obama’s political skill, for few politicians possess his enormous political aptitude and ability. It must be something else.
Coming to a Democrat precinct near you in 2017-2018 is a household/family in revolt. The Democrat Party is no longer a party of virtue, a fact flaunted in their 2016 Party Platform.
For crying out loud, just look at the positions advocated by President Barack Obama and the Party he led:
- Ejection of Pro-Life Americans from the Democrat Party
- Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage
- Veto of a bill to defund Planned Parenthood
- Iranian nuclear deal
- Transgender directives to public schools
- Betrayal of Israel, our best friend in the Middle East
Democrats did this to themselves. As the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel would have declared, “Eyes they have to see but do not see; ears they have to hear but do not hear.”
The Democrats had fair warning, as early as August 16, 2008, of the dishonesty in
politics they were about to elect to the White House. At the Civil Forum on the Presidency, hosted by Saddleback Church in California, Pastor Rick Warren asked, “Forty million abortions, at what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?” Obama responded, “Well, you know, I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.” Warren later asked, “Define marriage.” Obama answered, “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian . . . it is also a sacred union. God is in the mix.”
On the whole, sustaining freedom in a nation is only possible when citizens can rely on politicians to produce truthful answers. In Obama’s lust for power in 2008, he was driven to falsify his private belief and public position on same-sex intercourse and marriage and abortion, thereby exposing a defect in his character.
Obama’s lying to the nation should have been a red flag to the Democrat National Committee. But their capacity to deliberately overlook and ignore Obama’s habitual untruthfulness and veracity led to the current state of disaster within the Democrat Party.
Obama, in his pursuit of the most powerful office in the world, missed the spiritual truth that “the great thing God requires is not attendance on outward ordinances, but the diligent seeking unto Him by a whole-hearted trust. Where faith was missing, nothing could meet with His approval; but where faith really existed and was exercised, it would be richly rewarded.”**
President Obama’s deceit has extracted a horrible price from the “Democrat Bench.” As one political analyst recently stated, “Under President Obama, Democrats have lost 900+ state legislature seats, 12 governors, 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats. That’s some legacy”*
And those are just the numbers from 2015. The official turnout statistics and results for the 2016 election will not be available for a couple of months, but the Democrat numbers in 2016 are sure to be worse.
Someone needs to raise a pillar in front of Democrat National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, with this as an inscription: “Loyalty and truth preserve the king, and he upholds his throne by righteousness”(Proverbs 20:28).
Bible scholar Richard J. Clifford states it succinctly: “God’s loyalty and fidelity guard the king [president]. The king [president] is the agent of God, so God protects him as he exercises his important function. The venerable word pair “loyalty and fidelity” are personified as soldiers who protect the throne, but the king also has his role to play. His own conduct also stabilizes the throne. The saying affirms the importance of divine protection and human virtue.”***
According to the Apostle Paul, the primary battles we face are spiritual, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).
In 2016, Christians made a small step forward in the arena of civil government. Yet, small steps are often the beginning of great enterprises. My Pastor – and current Thousand Oaks City Councilman – Rob McCoy interpreted the relationship between Christians and the “Public Square” in his sermon the Sunday following the November 8th election. It’s a “Must Watch“. (8 minutes)
Gideons and Rahabs are beginning to stand.
American Renewal Project
**A.W. Pink, An Exposition of Hebrews
***Richard J. Clifford, Proverbs