Nov
05
2008

President Obama

Wendy made a note yesterday as results poured in: “This reminds me when Jesse Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota.” We were living in Minnesota at the time and cast our vote for then-Governor-elect Norm Coleman. Neither Republican or Democrat won that race when over 50% of the votes cast went for pro-wrestler-turned-politician Jesse Ventura.

Within a year Minnesotans hated Ventura. He ran on a platform “anti-Special Interests” and “change.” Once in office, he didn’t listen to anyone but himself. His political speeches were anything short of embarrassing. He trumpeted no reform at all and left with no changing legacy. Today, Jesse Ventura is considered a nut case. He rants on radio of how assassins are out to get him and that 9-11 was an inside job, if that gives you an idea of his mental sanity.

So now America elected Barack Obama, another so-called reformer out to “change the world.” He ran on the promises to raise taxes, keep abortion legal, and increase government programs. The mainstream media became the propaganda bloodhounds for Obama, ignoring any negative news about his past associations or questionable policy proposals while viciously attacking any threat to his candidacy (e.g. Sarah Palin’s family and Joe the Plumber). Obama ran on “hope” and “change,” and people cast their vote with the sincere hope, I believe, that Obama will change things for the better.

Wendy and I spoke last night to a group of homeschoolers in Colorado Springs. Having nothing to do with the election, we spoke on family traditions, and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. On the way home we listened to the disappointing news that Americans voted for a more social agenda than a conservative one. Social policies do not work whenever they are tried, and the “hope” of an Obama campaign will be the hope that they do this time.

We are hoping for a rebirth of conservative principles that have brought prosperity and growth to America. We are a unique nation, and though there are those who desire to look more like Europe, I don’t believe these are the next generation of leaders. Our alumni state of Minnesota put Norm Coleman in office last night by a mere 728 votes (.0003% difference), keeping America from a socialist super majority Senate. America was spared a true “revolution” to socialism, with conservatives able to filibuster the most radical changes Congress will attempt to make.

Within a year people will see the policy proposals of an Obama administration come to fruition, and the 2012 campaign will pick up steam. From now until then, we will attempt to rebuild conservative principles in our friends and family who were convinced into believing in socialist ones. Dispite the defeat yesterday, I see hope in our future.

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Sarah M

    Yes! This is an opportunity for people to taste the thing they craved, and see if it is good.
    “This is my Father’s world.
    O let me ne’er forget
    that though the wrong seems oft so strong,
    God is the ruler yet.
    This is my Father’s world:
    why should my heart be sad?
    The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
    God reigns; let the earth be glad!”

  • T

    Thank you for putting into words what we all want to say to the others at this time that voted conservatively. Obama may have won the presidency, but we all know GOD is in control and he can heal our land if we look to him, bring this country back to beleiving in the morals and beliefs this country was founded on.

  • Holly

    Your words made me feel better. I was in shock last night. My husband and I were thinking about all those babies that will be aborted due to his refusal to pass right to life act.

    Indeed, Obama is the man that God wants to run this country. I just hope all of us who are Christians will be spared God’s punishment upon this nation for turning back against Him.

    Anyway your words are very wise!!

    Holly

  • Marcy

    I am still in shock this morning. But I know GOD is in control and I will be praying for our new leader and our country to open their eyes and fall back to what our country was started for.
    Thank you for your Words.
    Marcy

  • http://www.adoptive-parenting.com/adopt-an-older-child.html Julie

    My heart was sickened too at the news. My five year old – when she discovered he was the leader of the WHOLE country – wanted to move overseas.
    A wise friend of mine stated “Glad GOD is in charge:) Agitation to Activation is what I keep telling myself!!”
    I am just praying God’s special covering over families of faith. With all that will fall down, may we be protected just as the Israelites were protected from the plagues caused by Pharaohs decisions.
    IF God is for us…who can be against us.
    We cannot and shouldn’t live in fear…op 10 Predictions No Matter Who Wins the Election.
    1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
    2. Prayer will still work.
    3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
    4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
    5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
    6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
    7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
    8. There will still be room at the Cross. (I like that one)
    9. Jesus will still love you.
    10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

    And God approves this message.

    “ISN’T IT GREAT TO KNOW WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE”

  • http://www.losingtheworld.com Evan Brammer

    My wife and I are from Oregon, but we are living in Indonesia right now as I teach at a Christian school there. I just wanted to let you know that I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of the election and to point you towards mine at our blog, LosingTheWorld.com under “Mr. President-Elect, Barak Obama.” God bless you.

  • Valerie S.

    Wonderful words, as usual. We know that Obama will fail miserably because what he has promised cannot possibly work. My husband and I are so disappointed, we are numb. We are just about to open a small business, and it seems that Obama’s plan is to run small businesses out of business. Chris and Wendy I know you are feeling this too as you own small businesses. It seems that this country is moving in totally the wrong direction. I cannot believe the majority believe as Obama does. May the Lord have mercy on us.

  • Ann

    I am praying that the Lord will spare his judgement against the USA for awhile longer for our sin of killing unborn babies. It is very scary with Obama as the president elect.

  • Shawna

    Thank you for yor positive lift on our country’s situation. I keep reminding myself that Obama was only voted into office, because God allowed it to happen and it is somehow part of His plan. Although, I hope to see His plan this side of heaven I have to trust that even if I don’t He is ultimately in control. As my dad says, we need to pray for a Damascus experience for Obama. After all, if it can happen to someone like Paul it can happen to anyone:)

  • http://www.creatingtreasures.blogspot.com tereza crump aka MyTreasuredCreations

    I feel so sad and I am so glad someone is hopeful. What comforts me is that God is still in control. In Brazil, something like this happened. After years, Brazilians finally voted in a socialist President. He made many promises like extinguishing hunger and poverty. years later, hunger is still there as well as poverty. Corruption has increased. In spite of all that, the country is prospering, Brazil has found large oil reserves off its coast, etc etc. I told my husband last night, the world is not going to get better. The Bible says things will get worse and those are the signs that Jesus’ return is soon, very soon. I don’t know where we, Christians, get this idea that we will be able to overturn abortion and other ungodly laws. :( I pray we do, but I don’t see it. What I do see is that we need to keep preaching the Gospel so that when Jesus does come back, a larger number of people will be raptured. And those new Christians will become doers of the Word and spread the Gospel. As another reader posted, Americans will now taste of what they have craved. God have mercy on us! I am glad that God is faithful and in spite of any type of circumstance, He still protects and provides for His children. God is ultimately is control! Praise Jesus!

  • http://www.kjllovemylife.blogspot.com Kristin

    I posted about the election on my blog last night as I sat watching the votes come in. God IS in control. And being a Minnesotan, I can at least be thankful for the election of Norm Coleman, not Al Franken!

    Thank you for once again posting a message of hope.

  • Richelle

    Gosh what a sad numb day today is. Praise the Lord that there is hope in him only. Just sad that Americans are so blinded.

  • http://www.crumbsonmyfloor.com crumbsonmyfloor

    Malachi Chapter 2 says it well.

  • http://tinymama.blogspot.com Brea in Texas

    We worked the polls from 7-7 yesterday, and since my husband is the election judge in our precinct, we worked over 14 hours by the time we got everything back to the courthouse. So we couldn’t follow anything that was going on yesterday. What a lovely report to come home to.

    I cried as I watched Sen McCain give his concession speech. What a good man. What a shame. I’m not so fearful about the future that I’m throwing up all day like a friend of mine, and I’m trying not to get too worried or upset. All of this is in God’s hands, and all we can do (besides exercising our voice through our vote) is pray and be vigilant, and stay informed.

    But it’s not the happiest day in our house today, ya know?

    ~Brea

  • http://www.makemeastorybook.com Barb Newbauer

    Praise the Lord!! God promises to work ALL things out for good to those that love him. It has been predicted that will see more black and white and less gray. I think that is very apparent now, how many confessed Christians do you know that voted for Barack Hussein Obama? We shall know them by their fruit. Now is the time to switch our prayers from praying for a Godly president to making our president elect Godly. The devil needs fear just like God needs faith, lets not give the devil any thing to work with! Read the end of the Book, We win!!!!

  • Barbara

    Some good news – a slight hope that people are still thinking and our culture is not completely lost – our family REJOICES in the AMAZING (and in our minds, almost miraculous) success of PRO-Family (disallowing gay marriage) propositions in California, Arizona and Florida, plus the prohibition on gay adoption in Arkansas! GLORY TO GOD! While other results (including the tragic approval of medically assisted suicide in our sister state Washington, the approval of Stem Cell Research in Michigan and the sad failure of Colorado’s Human Life begins at Conception prop, Lord have mercy) proved once again the quick decline our nation seems to be stuck in, the passing of Prop 8 in CA was a light in the somewhat dark reality of last night’s results – thank God!

    Much love,

    Barbi in N. Idaho

  • Amy

    Prophetic that his name makes us an “obama-nation” (read abomination). People clamored about wanting change and boy are they going to get it.

  • http://ramblingtheoldpaths.blogspot.com/ Kerri

    I’m an Oregonian and I’m thankful that Al Franken didn’t win too! Also, that prop 8 passed in CA.

    I’m remembering Psalm 37.

  • http://Homeschoolblogger.com/arrowsinourquiver Charity

    We need to pray for Obama’s salvation. Whether or not God allows that to happen, I don’t know. I think that this is a time, just like in the time of the Kings when God grants the people the answer to their pleas, a wicked king. Pray for one another, and we christians have to stand together, pray for each other, and do our best to live by God’s standards and protect our children. I wish I would have known that you were in CO Spring! My husband and I were traveling through and stopped there that night!

  • Deanna

    While my husband and I were of course dissapointed in the results..we are also humbly reminded of “Our Hope is Built on Nothing Less”..and “Our God Reigns”!! It’s a good opportunity to teach our children that God has placed this man in authority over us. And a lesson for them regarding God’s laws/commandments over any man’s. I asked my children “what would you say, if any president came into our house and told you that you should no longer pray?..etc??” I was so overjoyed to hear my oldest 9 year old say strongly..”Sorry, Sir but I belong to the Lord and will obey His commandments”!!! That’s the type of character I want to see in my children and children’s children. No matter who takes office, we need to remember that no man on earth will replace the relationship that people need in the Lord first and foremost. My father in law is probably about to leave this life for heaven soon,..as he has been suffering with lukemia..and yet I think of his father before him living in WWII Germany and their stance as Germans to flee with their 5 children and stand for what was right in the sight of the Lord. Praise God for their faithfulness, as they had raised generations of believers. May we all stand for truth in any circumstance, and pray for the hearts that do not obey Him. May He continue to bless your dear family!!!!

  • Sara

    Republican, Democrat or Independant, my faith is in God, not Government. Now that Democrats have the majority in our government system, all we, as Christians can do is pray a little harder. At the end of these 4 years, my Faith will still be intact, let us pray that our country is as well!

  • Michelle

    I admit to being just numb with disbelieve. My 12 yr old had the same sentiment as an above poster,”Mom, can we move to another country.” She literally cried herself to sleep! I had to remind her, GOD IS STILL GOD! Today, tomorrow and forever!
    A few months ago our Pastor is a service said that we as a nation are at a point where God is going to give us what we want, until we are sick from it. (think about the Isralites in the desert with the meat!!)
    So, I am holding fast to the promises of GOD and faith for our nation, and still will pray for out President, may God save his soul!!

  • Annie

    I am a Christian. I love God and Jesus with all my heart.

    And I am a Democrat, and I proudly voted for Obama. I wept for joy when he won.

    We are one people. We are one nation.

    No matter who you voted for, for better or worse, Barack Obama is now the leader of this country. No matter how you feel about him and his policies, this country needs to put their faith in him, and at least give him the benefit of the doubt. Nobody can lead a country without the support of the people. If he doesn’t have your support now, at least keep an open mind, and let him try to earn it.

    America spoke loud and clear. It’s time for change.

  • larry

    I LIVE in MPLS, MN….and I have to say that not everyone hated Governor Jesse Venture as you’d like to believe. In fact, he wasn’t hated at all. AND if he ran again today? He’d win, hands down.

    Thank GOD the public got a whiff of Sarah Palin before she could do any more damage than she has already done. The woman is an idiot, stupid, and she’s a liar. R E A D her book, it’s full of half baked truths.