With reports of voting irregularities in several battleground states, we might never know who actually won the 2012 election, but we do know for sure that it is Barack Obama who will occupy the White House for the next four years.  And now we will find out if countless patriots at Tea Party rallies around the country were on to something when they voiced the fear that America will not survive four more years of Barack Obama.

For those mainstream Americans who were alarmed enough at the radicalism of the Obama agenda to get involved in politics for the first time in their lives, the fear that America will not survive more of Obama’s agenda was never just political hyperbole.  The fear was grounded in evidence that Obama is an Alinsky-style radical who holds the Constitution in contempt, that he is hostile to those who succeed in the private sector, that he believes that a weaker America will make the world a better place, and that he will use any means necessary to transform America as it suits him.

But with a record that should have made a second term nearly impossible, conservatives should be asking ourselves how the Obama camp got close enough to a majority vote to win the election — if they indeed won it — or even to steal it, if that is what really happened.

One conventional answer is that most of the news media were in the tank for Obama, that they kept the lid on scandals like the deadly Benghazi fiasco and the subsequent White House cover-up, and that they got their talking points from the White House.  True though that answer may be, it leaves unanswered a more fundamental question: why would the electorate tolerate such partisan bias from the news media, let alone allow it to influence their votes?

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