To conservatives it seems inconceivable that Americans bought into the Democrat/Obama narrative, but is it really that much of a surprise? The power of the culture is the simple and obvious explanation.
Think about it. Over 50 million children every day go to schools whose curriculum, most teachers and administrators are secularist modern liberals. Those who don’t have strong counter-culture (yep, we’re the counter-culture now) parents are indoctrinated to become little Democrat lemmings. Over 20 million young people attend American colleges and universities totally dominated by professors and administrators that are more or less hostile to traditional especially religious and America’s Founding values. Wonder why under-30s voted overwhelmingly for Obama? I don’t.
A large majority of apolitical Americans get their news and information from the increasingly corrupt mainstream media. They never listen to talk radio, watch Fox news or visit conservative websites or blogs. As we all know, this media is dominated by left-wing, progressive, liberals, all the very same thing! And we wonder why these people buy into Obama’s class warfare welfare state obfuscations. We shouldn’t.
These same Americans are entertained and informed by industries (Hollywood, publishing, Madison Ave., etc.) that are as hostile as academia is to traditional American values. We are surprised these people give a failing president four more years? We shouldn’t be.
If we don’t fight for the culture within these professions in some way, politics alone will always come up against the secular welfare state worldview that underlies the cultural air we all breathe; and that eventually determines the direction and health of our society.