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Nothing’s Changed

I got up this morning and the world was still here. I’m at my desk with glass of water and cigar off to one side just like the majority of days before. I’m relishing the beautiful Florida sky and the slightly cool (for us) breeze as I’ve enjoyed each morning since it became my adopted home. And like every morning before this one, I’ve awakened, showered and dressed, did my devotions, and sat down to work with the same thoughts and understanding in mind.

Said thoughts being that we must find a way to prevent Obamacare from being fully instituted and that America must move beyond race-based assignations. The results of last night do not change that. Even if Romney had done the impossible and won — when I awakened this morning my thoughts and focus would have been no different.

I would have awakened still very much aware that the GOP hierarchy was no more our friend than Obama. I would have still awakened fully cognizant that John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, John McCain, et al, were two-faced and working diligently to ensure they get what they want at our expense. I would have still awakened with the understanding that it was going to be even more difficult to succeed at real conservative causes and reduce the size of government, because Republican voters would be filled with a euphoria that would blind them to what it really will take to move this country in a right direction.

While I awakened this morning aware that many would be absolutely crushed and in deep despair pursuant to the outcome of the race — I also awakened with the same confidence that my son and I shared as we spoke last night — and that is that God is in control. I placed my faith in Him when I was saved, I’ve trusted Him in the darkest hours of my life, and I will never succumb to placing my faith in man.

Nothing has changed for me in the past few hours between my going to bed and my getting up. I view the battle as the same. I also understand that simply exchanging the “ass” for a “pachyderm” is not going to resolve the real issues.

I know the arguments many will counter with, but I also know from my study of history that David did not write the 23rd Psalm at a time when everything in his life was coming up cherries. George Washington did not just ride up to Pennsylvania, relax a few days in Valley Forge, and then paddle across the Delaware and declare victory.

Nor heroic military did not just cruise up to the beach at Normandy — pitch their tents and declare victory. Every major victory has only come after staggering defeat and disappointment. Just consider Winston Churchill.

I reiterate, had Romney won nothing that is important would have changed. As pleased as I initially was with the election of Bush in 2000, I very quickly came to realize that despite what I wanted to believe — namely that he was being Reaganesque when he spoke of compassionate conservatism — in reality code-speak for bigger government, increased spending, and a commitment to amnesty for illegal aliens.

As I said to those with whom I spoke last night, “keep in mind that Mr. Nixon won a second term.” It was also said of Mr. Nixon that “he was clever, but the problem with clever people is they don’t know when to stop being clever.” Which parallels Obama perfectly.

Obama’s winning a second term doesn’t mean he will be tempered. It doesn’t mean he will suddenly move to the center or become more personable. It means he will become even more drunk with his image in the mirror. And it means he will go even further outside the permissible rule of law. It means that like Mr. Nixon, he will seek retribution against his perceived and/or real enemies.

Obama is spiteful, vindictive, pernicious, and his narcissism has brought him to the brink of emotional instability. That is a dangerous alchemy for a potentate with a messianic complex.

Fast and Furious is still out there and believe me, someone knows the truth about how close it is to Obama. Benghazi is still out there and believe me someone knows the truth about what really happened. The rewarding of failing companies with taxpayer billions is still out there and someone knows the truth about it. And those are but three of the things that will haunt Obama regardless of his arrogant gestures.

Everything we fought against yesterday, we fight against today. Today as yesterday I have placed my faith in Him who saved my soul from eternal damnation. And I am anchored to 1 Corinthians 15:58; 16:13.

We don’t have time to wallow in despair and accuse George Soros of stealing the election. We must stay organized and committed to the understanding that victory is within our grasp.

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100 Responses to Nothing’s Changed

  1. Gerry Andrews Russell January 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Mychal, When such a large percentage of voters are on the dole, and the incumbent leans toward more handouts, not hand ups, he insures himself their votes. Perhaps our voting system needs revamping, with those on welfare unable to vote due to a conflict of interest. I cannot understand how the worst president in the history of the United States could be re-elected. Something is wrong somewhere. The majority of the people I know agree with me. A "real media", more honest reporters, who report the news as it happens, instead of suppressing it for political reasons, and report it, instead of fictionalizing it, would make a huge difference. I comment your courage in honest reporting, your integrity. We need more mainstream media reporters with your ethics. Keep up the good work.

  2. Kim Parigoris November 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    We are putting this in our newsletter at our next TP meeting..

    • Mychal Massie November 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

      kim parigoris: you have my blessings…just don’t change any part of and include full attribution back to my blog…

  3. Jan Elliott November 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Amen! Thank you, Mychal. You are "right on" – we have work to do and we'd better be about our Father's business! God is still King and reigning! Bless you as you keep us on task.

  4. Laverne Depue-Farmer November 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    Thank you sir, I am new to your site and greatly appreciate your Godly wisdom. God bless you. You are in my prayers.

  5. C. MORRIS November 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    As we approach the cliff of our social and economic demise, I am heartened to know large pockets of sanity remain out there, even when I was beginning to think I had lost mine on election day! Your blog is a great reminder to keep up the (conservative) “good fight!” I appreciate your word of wisdom…

  6. Dorothea November 8, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Beautifully stated, Mychal. God still reigns and greater is He who is in us, then he who is in the world. We don’t know the plans He has for America, but we have to keep looking to Him. He is our hope and salvation.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

      dorothea: thk you much my friend…somehow faith in God gets lost when it comes to electing people…it is then that people invest all of their trust and hopes in man…

  7. Wendy November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Mychal, thank you. Your words are a comforting salve and encouraging. I needed to read them.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      wendy: you are most welcome my friend…

  8. josie November 8, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Thank you, we believers still need to be reminded.
    Beautiful in Naples, too.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      josie: how aree you my friend…its been a long time…I know its my fault…trust you are well…

  9. Deb November 8, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Thank you, Mychal, for your words. You are right, God does always have a plan – maybe we need to be taught a harsher lesson than we have been to “get it”. And it is not just Obama being reelected. This is an e-mail I sent to many friends on Wednesday morning:
    “Okay, people, we need to get the hell out of Illinois. It is not bad enough that this state overwhelmingly voted to reelect a president with an abysmal record, when our state is going down the tubes financially, but we the people of Illinois also chose to overwhelmingly reelect a congressman who is under an FBI and ethics probe and has spent the larger part of the past year in the booby hatch. Oh yes, you say, he has “bi-polar disorder”. So do most of the bums on skid row……. Sad for him but NOT ACCEPTABLE in a public leader. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!”
    And apparently there is a state congressman in Chicago who was also reelected overwhelmingly, even tho he has one foot in the hoosgow already. Perhaps we need harsher times to finally WAKE UP as a populace. Thanks again, Mychal, you are one of the people I always look to for rationality.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

      deb: I agree w/ your memo to friends…thks for sharing…

  10. Snoopsister November 8, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    While I’ve been out of touch for awhile, I couldn’t let this day pass without stopping by to say “Hello” and get your take on the election. I am so glad I did! I only wish I could offer to you, the solace you’ve given me in today’s post. I went through my day, feeling akin to an empty grocery bag, drifting on the wind – thoroughly deflated and disheartened at the thought of four more very long years with a psychopath at the helm. Your article lifted me up and filled my spirit with a new determination and a feeling of renewed hope. Barack Obama, try as he might, can never break the spirit, nor steal the pride and love of country that lies within the hearts of the American people. Now, more than ever, we must stay mindful that we ARE one nation, under God – INDIVISIBLE. God Bless you, Mychal – and Thank You for your voice.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

      snoopsister: how are young lady…we haven’t talked for months…you can’t blame me…with that said you can send me a good full body cigar…just not anything made by ghurkha and nothing flavored…that would give me the solace you reference…lol…

  11. Sunny Vee November 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Thank you, Mychal, for righting my thinking with your very anchored perspective! Reading your words was a kind, gentle slap in my face, and I needed it. I know now I was being childish and naive to despair, after praying my heart out for 4 years that Obama would be finally gone. I did work against him too, for many candidates, and worked with a local tea party. That supplemented my prayers, knowing God wants us to act and be responsible along with turning it all over to Him. I also know in my heart that His plan for us and this country is much bigger and better than anything we can think and/or imagine. So, thank you again, for your soothing and insightful words. I will sleep much better tonight.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

      sunny vee: you are most welcome my friend…but don’t thank me…thank Him…

  12. Hankypanky November 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Our biggest problem in this country now is not Obama. Our biggest problem is the fools who voted for him, the bigger fools in congress who have enabled him and the even bigger fools who gave all that money to elect him. What a colossal waste. What really grieves me is we have to suffer these fools for the next 4 years.

    • carpenter November 8, 2012 at 12:47 am #

      I agree that the real problem is that there are so many idiots in this country that obama could win an incredible second term after seeing what he was, in the first. An then there is biden, I can’t write here what I think of that jackass.

      • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

        carpenter: the gop deserves what they get…bob dole, mccain, and romney who loss to mccain who loss to obama and they expect us to believe he was ever a real threat to beat obama…keep in mind it took obama showing up stoned and out of it for first debate for people to even think romney had a chance…

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

      hankypanky: actually the biggest problem is the gop, reince preibus, karl rove et al…they haven’t figured out we aren’t going to hold our noses and let them treat us like chattel…they should have learned in 2010 and they didn’t…

  13. Pat Bresler November 8, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    Four years ago I couldn't get out of bed. This time I prayed without ceasing. My church had a prayer vigil every Sunday evening and thousands attended. The Lord hasn't been fooled by the deceivers. He has a bigger plan for America and His believers. We have to trust in Him. He was before the beginning and will be everlasting.
    Mychal's reference:
    "Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."
    1 Corinthians 15: 51-53.
    My reference:
    "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him".
    1 John 2:15.
    Trust in the Lord for He in in command!

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      pat bresler: actually my reference was to 1 Corinthians 15:58…do we know one another…seems to me I know someone w/ same name…

  14. Marilyn November 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Thanks, Mychal. Your thoughts well received tonight.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      marilyn: thk you my friend…

  15. Rebecca November 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Does it not bother you at all, that you may have helped Obama win . . because you refused to endorse him. By refusing to endorse the “lesser” of two evils, .. . . . you probably helped elect the “greater” of two evils. Your words carry a lot of weight, and your words most likely kept many people from voting for Romney.
    That would bother me . .. .

    • Kit C November 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

      Please don’t take this as a criticism, because it’s actually not how I mean it. I disagree with Mychal’s opinions on certain things, Romney and Mormonism being up there, but I believe one of the most important things to a Christian worthy of the name is to stand for what you believe to be true regardless of what the world says is right, or hip, or expedient. I believe it is wrong to try to convince a man to go against his conscience regardless of whether or not our conscience agrees with him. I didn’t want Obama to win, and I really like Romney. I do not, however, consider his election to have been worth sacrificing one’s integrity, and if Romney is who I believe him to be, he wouldn’t want to be elected at that cost, either. Also, I don’t know what your religious beliefs are, but I believe that despite all the evil in this world trying to push Him out, God is still in control. Maybe for His purposes, this WAS the right outcome.

      • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

        kit c: very well said…very well indeed…

    • Annie Hamer November 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      Hi Rebecca,

      It would bother me if Mr. Massie were dishonest with his readers for any reason, but to try to sway someone into an action which he himself would not take would be despicable, don’t you think? Do you really want to waste time reading a person who would be so deceptive and premeditatively manipulative? I would have zero respect for him and I would not spend a nano second reading someone of that calibre. I’m a diligent reader of his column for a number of reasons and foremost are his integrity, his sometimes-biting honesty that is always thought-provoking, and his refusal to be intimidated or to back down — coupled with a stellar intellect, extensive experience and greater insight than any political columnist I have read, bar none, and I read many across the board. Reading/researching in the area of politics is one of the things I do in life so I believe I have a reliable set of measures. For him to try to use his influence dishonestly?
      That, Rebecca, is what would bother me.
      Best regards, Annie

      • Rebecca November 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

        Well, why would it be against his principles to endorse him as the “lesser” of two evils. I didn’t say he should have pretending about his feelings. I did not ask him to be deceptive or dishonest, those are your words, not mine. I also did not say anything negative about Mychal except for this one issue. I am well aware of how intelligent and well-spoken he is . .. . hence my opinion that his words carry a lot of weight.
        Also, I happen to know that Mychal can speak very well for himself and does not need anyone to defend him.
        Also, that is my opinion, and what you say does not change it.
        You kow what else bothers me?? People who act condescending when they disagree with you.
        BTW, I am sure your “best regards” was very sincere, because you would not be hypocritical would you?? :) :)

        • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

          rebecca: I can indeed speak for myself…and I could easily allow that it is you my friend who is being condescending because you mistake this person’s support of me as being a diminishment of your person…but specific to that which you originally proffered your argument response to annie falls flat…because for me to lend my voice in support of him would have violated my convictions…I spoke against obama and will continue to do so…it is unfortunate that does not meet w/ your approval…but had romney been a viable candidate he would have had conservative support…the gop is responsible for this loss…they gave us bob dole, john mccain and romney who lost to mccain who lost to obama…the days of the gop sabotaging the candidates we want and then pretending we have a choice are over…2010 was a wake-up call for america and that spirit will no longer hold its nose and do as gop hierarchy decides…let them capitulate to us since it is we who carry their load…

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

      rebecca: standing for my convictions is the very last thing that would bother me…that said I would have a very hard time facing myself in the mirror knowing that I sold out for the money I could have made by supporting romney and the parties and balls I could have been invited to…not to mention the big dollar donor parties etc…I stand on principle if that bothers then it is you who has a problem w/ truth, honesty and integrity…you never have to wonder if my yes means yes or my no means no…what is your word based…do you have moral convictions that you hold to or are they fluid depending on the moment…

  16. Pamela Arnold November 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Ok, odd person out here. Though I enjoyed your article immensley, and have most of your beliefs, I need today to grieve. I also think I’m messing up on my spelling! Weird computer. I can only get spell check when I use my email. Anyway, I had to go and remove my yard signs. The one that said “Obama Lied, 4 American Heroes Died”. And the other that said Defeat Obama, America Depends On It! But I kept up my Romney/Ryan sign and added to it:
    11/06/12 The Day America Died!! No, there is no “perfect” politician. But compared to what we have, I’d have chosen Nixon for Prez, and Jimmy Carter for VP. That is how much I disdain this fraud, what he’s done to our country, and what he has yet to do. He is all the names you mentioned Mychal, and I will keep to myself the other names I personally have for him. And yes, I’ll be on his “bucket list”. Probably far down, but I’ll be there. As I have written to him what I do truly think. And my mind will not change on those beliefs either. He has trampled on the two most important things I hold near and dear to my heart. The Bible. And the US Constitution. He is a despicable, vile creature. So, for today, I am thinking more along the lines of “The Crusade”.
    ~Take Care and God Bless~

    • Annie Hamer November 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

      Hello Pamela,

      Along with you, and many across America the Beautiful, I grieved and still do. I have been grieved for a long time over the state of affairs in our land. I know that the Lord is Sovereign in all things but I also know that it is right to grieve in heartbreaking situations even knowing He is King of the Universe. Jesus grieved over Jerusalem and He wept over Lazarus’ death and the family’s heartache. He wept even knowing He was about to raise Lazarus from the dead and give him back to his grieving sisters. Those situations were sovereign acts of God and yet He grieved and wept in the full, personal knowledge of that sovereignty. Those of us who are orthodox Christians do not grieve as others grieve for we live in His eternal promise–but we do grieve. You may be the “odd man out” but you’re not out there alone. ; )

      • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

        annie hamer: well said…

    • M R Fischer November 8, 2012 at 12:10 am #

      Pamela, I agree with what you have said except one thing; I wish you would have left up the sign that said”Obama Lie, 4 American Heros Died”. I haven’t seen that sign before but I certainly like it for the truth it speaks. Also, about a week before the election, the Tower Of Babel came to my mind. I can’t help but feel that God is so discouraged with mankinds arrogance once again that we may all soon be feeling his wrath. It is time to get closer than ever to our Lord and pray for strength and guidance during this harsh time.

      • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

        m r fischer: I’m not inclined to think discouragement is one of God’s attributes…but I’m inclined to agree w/ your point…

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

      pamela arnold: it may take a crusade to oust the republican hierarchy and gop so-called leadership…they are our as much against us as leftists are…

  17. Stephen Bookbinder November 8, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    Mychal you are an elegant advocate of conservatism. I enjoy reading your blog. I hope that as the Obama regime leads us into deeper failure some of the obtuse individuals who voted for Obama will finally see the light.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

      stephen bookbinder: thk you my friend…and I am inclined to agree w/ you…only I see those on our side of the aisle as being most dangerous to our conservatism…

  18. Sandy November 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Thank you Mychal. Your wise words are always soothing, always make sense. So glad your enjoying yourself in FL. Stay well.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

      sandy: hi there young lady…I love florida…how are you and your family…it has been a long time since I’ve seen you…plz give my best to all…a big hug…all the best…

  19. Minerva Serro November 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Mychal, thank you for sharing your words of wisdom. I was checking your site every 15 minutes! I couldn’t wait to hear what you would have to say about last night’s election results. When I finished reading it, I literally felt a peace come over me.

    In all honesty, when I woke up this morning I was feeling a little depressed and all I could keep repeating was, “God knows, God knows..” And HE MOST CERTAINLY DOES!

    You are so right in that, we cannot become consumed by last nights so-called “victory”. There is much more to do, and I, like you choose to walk by faith, knowing we shall overcome, but we need our wits about us, in order to deal with this evil! God bless you and again, I thank you for your encouraging words. Keep up the good works!

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      minerva serro: you are to kind my friend…but I would submit I am not the One to thk…

  20. JoAnn Dolberg November 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    AMEN! Until this country turns and confesses its sins and seeks the God of our forefathers, nothing will change! People do not seem to be spiritually prepared for the things that are likely to happen in the near future. Now is the perfect time to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and further, we now have four years in which we can begin to recapture our country and our Constitution. However, the spiritual restoration has to occur first.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      joann dolberg: we cannot continue to support and reelect thieves and liars like mccain, boehner, cantor, mccaathy, chambliss, et al and at the same time say God help us…

  21. Owen Kinnan November 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    Thank you Mychal. Reading your post has helped. I don't know exactly what will happen next, but your words regarding your faith are shared by my wife and I.

    • Mychal Massie November 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      owen kinnan: you are welcome…but thk the Lord…

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