Wednesday, November 05, 2008

President Obama

I woke up this morning hoping it had just been a very bad dream.

It wasn't.

One silver lining around this very dark cloud is that the Democrats do not appear to have a fillibuster proof "supermajority" in the Senate.

Another silver lining is that after so many years of "Bush lied, people died;" after so many years of absolutely irrational, rabid hatred for Bush, and after so many years of Democrats blaming absolutely everything--regardless of how rediculous, uncontrollable or unforseeable--on Bush and the Republicans, the shoe is now on the other foot.

It is a very small consolation but in a perverse kind of way, it is almost a relief to be out of those "shoes." It's time for the Democrats to put up or shut up.

9 comments:

professor ed said...

I totally agreee. Although Obama, and his followers, will seek to blame every negative thing they come across on those Republicans, and Bush in particular, for what they left for the country. Let's get ready to hear and hear and hear and hear...from the Democrat controlled House, Senate, and Presidency "all we are trying to do is clean up this Republican caused mess, so we can move forward to a better, more perfect nation". But wait, I too see a silver lining down the road. If trends hold true, in the next off-year election (2010) the GOP will regain seats.

Robert said...

I'm afraid it hasn't ended. Mark my words, the Democrats will blame every bad decision and every failure of theirs on the Republicans.

How? By saying, "It was much worse than we thought when we got in here" or "We started with such a poor economy that it wasn't our fault." Unfortunately, this particular crowd of Democrats has never taken responsibility for one iota of issues they've caused. They've held the Congress for 2 years and they still blame Bush for the bad legislation they wrote!

There is silver lining in this. Hopefully, the GOP learned a lesson. I've often held that moderates don't win elections. Why? When you compared the policies of Obama and McCain,they weren't that different. Often, Obama was the guy setting the discussion. He set the narrative and then instead of arguing the thought process behind it, Senator McCain would agree but offer a solution that didn't go as far as Senator Obama. That's confusing for people. If you accept the premise, why wouldn't you go all the way to fix the problem? It was even more frustrating for right-wingers, who never accepted the premise and couldn't figure out why McCain would stab them in the back on it.

If the GOP wants to win, they need to learn from their error. They can’t side with the Democrats and try to “out left” them. People will choose the real thing over and over. They need to run conservatives who believe in their cause and work to make it a reality. They need genuine people who recognize that the strength in this country doesn’t come from the government, but from its people. Government at best is a necessary evil and people don’t do well because of government, but in spite of it.

Steve said...

I love how you think liberals hatred of Bush was irrational but your hatred of Obama (baby-killer, criminal associates, etc.) seems perfectly rational to you.

Kevin said...

For another perspective of a McCain supporter check out my blog post, Barack Obama is My President.

I think I just spammed you Dennis. :)

Robert said...

Kevin,

What a fantastic article.

Thanks for linking to it.

jazzycat said...

Kevin,
the rights that our Declaration of Independence declared to be unalienable ("We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.") took a huge hit with this election and we must oppose the unrighteous and ungodly agenda that these people (democrats) will pursue.

I have no intention of supporting their agenda. They have vowed to do the following: make abortion unlimited, eliminate the private ballot in union elections, give tax refund checks to people who paid no taxes and calling it a tax cut, re-instituting radio censorship, cutting national defense, passing all kinds of global warming legistlation, passing government control of health care just to name a few.....

jazzycat said...

Steve,
I don't think Dennis has said he hates Obama because of these things even though they are true....

Dennis said...

Just for the record, although I STRONGLY oppose Obama's agendas, and although his proposals make me fear for the future of our country, I absolutely do NOT hate Obama as a person.

Although I can't wish his policies well, I wish him and his family health and safety, and happiness, and especially peace with God through Jesus Christ.

mnotaro said...

We need to rebuild the Republican party and the best way to do that is to go back to basics...let's all get back to the RIGHT where we came from. I hear so much trash on the internet about how the Republican Party needs to move farther left to ever nail down the majority...stupid. We look wishy-washy...which is how McCain looked to a lot of people... Let's all stand strong and tall in our RIGHT morals and our values and get our act together and let some of the bad thoughts and feelings of W wash away and rally up the Republican party and let's start winning some of the battles against the liberal left wing illuminati.