Gary DeMar Once Again Reveals His Neo-con Stripes

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When it comes to voting, I am not a messianic. I do not believe that any one politician is going to come riding in on a white steed to make all wrongs right. When it comes to voting, neither am I a perfectionist. I wouldn’t be supporting Ron Paul’s candidacy were I a perfectionist. There are many matters about Dr. Paul I would like to correct but I am willing to hold my nose and vote for him. When it comes to voting I am a principled pragmatist, which is why I will never vote for Mormon Mitt Romney. Gary DeMar, apparently believing in Messianic candidates and in wrong headed notions concerning pragmatism is going to vote for Mitt and further Dr. DeMar desires to influence his readers to do the same.

I see a messianic streak in Gary’s reasoning. No, Gary does not think that Mitt is the Messiah who will right all wrongs but Gary does believe that Mitt is enough of a Messiah to thwart the work of the evil king Barack. That is a huge assumption on Gary’s part. For years conservative voters have been told that they need to vote for Republican X because he will stop the evil machinations of Democrat Y, and for years Republican X only serves to consolidate the gains made by evil Democrat Y. Remember, we were told that we had to support Bush lest the evil John Kerry be allowed to appoint Supreme Court Justices. The Bush turns around and gives us John Roberts, who voted to uphold the anti-Christ Death care legislation. Bush (and Mitt is nothing but the second coming of “W”) gave us socialist prescription medicine entitlement. Bush joined with Teddy Kennedy to give us “no child left behind” legislation. Bush gave us Empire mongering in the Middle East. We were told in 2000 and 2004 exactly what we are being told now by the Gary DeMars of the world, and that is, “We must support Romney because he is enough of a Messiah to thwart the work of the evil Democrat nominee. How many times before people learn that the reasoning, “The Republican is enough of a Messiah to give us time,” before they learn what a fatuous argument that is?

Gary admits that John McCain wasn’t much of an alternative to Obama in the last Presidential election cycle and yet in 2008 Gary supported McCain. Now in 2012 the Stupid party has a candidate that is only marginally different that McCain and Dr. DeMar is all breathless regarding the virtues of Mitt Romney?

In his article supporting Mitt, Dr. DeMar then goes on a tear defending himself from the charge of “Racism,” because he is not supporting Obama. In this tear DeMar even tells us that it is really the white part of Obama that he doesn’t like, saying, “In fact, it’s the white half of Obama that I don’t like.” This is where white Christians have descended in order to protect themselves from being called “racist.” We have bowed so deeply to the political correctness of this age that in order to oppose a mixed race man for President we have to inveigh against the white in him in order to be seen as credible in our opposition. Gary then spends a few paragraphs explaining why the black community is being dis-serviced by Obama but he spills no cyber ink explaining why the Christian white community is being dis-serviced by Obama. This is yet more evidence that Gary had drank deeply from the waters of political correctness as they issue forth from the stream of Cultural Marxism.

Dr. DeMar inveighs against the white half of Obama and his socialism and Marxism but he fails to understand that Romney is afflicted with the same disease. Romeny showed his Marxist stripe when he implemented Obama-care in Massachusetts before Obama-care was Obama-care. Romney would have us believe that Marxism is good for one of the individual states while it is not good for the nation, yet, his staff members urged Washington to consider Commonwealth Care as a model solution for the U.S. healthcare system. Romney attacked private wealth, just as any good Marxist, when in his four years in office, as Governor of Massachusetts, he raised taxes by $309 million, mostly on job-creating corporations, selling the wealth grab as “closing loopholes.” Romney is also a statist when it comes to education, and this is especially important to note given Dr. DeMar’s closing emphasis on education in his article.

Romney’s actual record on education is one of expanding bureaucracy a la NCLB. As Governor of Massachusetts, he created a new government department called the Early Education and Care Department. Its mission: provide government-managed preschool and childcare to youngsters.

So, who do you suppose he picked to help lead the new bureaucracy? None other than Linda Mason, co-founder of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a preschool and childcare company that later was accused of child abuse (oh, and it was bankrolled by Bain Capital portfolio, too). But that’s not the important thing to remember about Bright Horizons.

Remember how Romney likes to talk about the importance of “traditional families” because, as he put it, “every child needs a Mom and Dad”? Well, not so much at Bright Horizons, which is proud of its 100-percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign (just like Bain Capital).

To earn a 100-percent rating from HRC, you must operate your business as a homosexual and transgender indoctrination center. That’s particularly terrifying when the business in question is supposed to be helping craft the minds of young children — so doing with storybooks like “Daddy’s Roommate,” “Heather Has Two Mommies,” and “My Princess Boy.”


Given Romney’s record on abortion, education, family values, and job creation while Governor of Massachusetts there is very little reason to think, along with the neo-con Dr. DeMar that there is any significant difference between Romney and Obama. There is a reason that the tag Obamney exists. Dr. DeMar writes concerning Marxism, “The facts are there for anyone to see.” Well, Dr. DeMar, that is also true regarding Romeny’s record. Dr. DeMar you are supporting a man of the left whose only virtue is that he hasn’t let his mask slip quite as badly as the other man of the left.

Dr. DeMar complains how neither major party takes the black vote seriously because the Democrats have no need to worry about losing it and the Republicans have not need to worry about gaining it. Yet, Dr. DeMar’s reasoning hold the same for conservative Christians like DeMar. Republicans don’t take these voters seriously because they can’t lose them and Democrats don’t take them seriously because they can’t win them. It seems then, a wise choice would be for genuinely conservative Christians to prove to the Republicans that they can lose their vote by voting third party or by staying home on the first Tuesday in November.

Then there is the whole issue of Romney’s lifelong flip flopping. Romney flops better than NBA star Dennis Rodman used to flop. Who is Mitt Romney? He has been all over the map on issues. Which Mitt Romney will show up once in the White House? Does not this constant flip flopping, etch-a-sketch character call into serious question important issues like integrity?

Dr. DeMar next waves the scare flag. In essence he says, “if we don’t support Romney the bad guys will gain power.” When will Dr. DeMar learn that the system is rigged and that it will never correct itself from within itself? Republicans, and Democrats are together responsible for the debt we are in. They are together responsible for the entitlement programs we have. They are together responsible for Supreme Court justices who enslave us. They are together responsible for the education mess that we have. Republicans will not save us. Only a guy afflicted with Messianic thinking would ever think they could. This is why we must become principled voters and refuse to vote either for the Girondists (Republicans) or for the Jacobins (Democrats).

Dr. DeMar seems to think that Romney could give us time to “right the ship of state.” My inclination is to think that Romney will drain the Tea Party of any zing it has left by putting them to sleep because he is “their guy.” I believe it might be better to have to play the strong opposition to a Marxist President than being lulled into sleep because our Marxist is President. A Romney Presidency is more likely to convince (wrongly) the frogs in the kettle that all is well once again.

Dr. DeMar’s counsel sounds a great deal like the counsel in the Old Testament to Kings to turn to Egypt or Babylon for support instead of trusting in God. We have no business leaguing ourselves with either the “in your face” left nor with the “smooth and subtle” left. Dr. DeMar’s “messianic and pragmatic” politics is largely what has gotten us to this place and if his counsel is followed we will perish slowly and incrementally as opposed to perishing while fighting with our boots on.

Finally, Dr. DeMar is correct when he says that as we did not lose this country in one election, neither will we gain it back in one election. This is absolutely accurate. The problem is, that a vote for Romney is another vote for losing the country. It is not a vote for gaining it back.

Dr. DeMar, after all your wise counsel in the past, why depart from those in the Christian community who need your wisdom now? Please, reverse yourself before you lose all credibility.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

3 thoughts on “Gary DeMar Once Again Reveals His Neo-con Stripes”

    1. Actually, judging from your post, I believe that your response to the article would be similar. However, is there anything else that you would add to your critique regarding the article on the Aquila Report?

  1. Sorry about that: I didn’t quite use the right method to add the additional comment. I replied to myself. Oh well, you get it.

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