Posts Tagged ‘obama’

As I write this, it seems certain that our next President-Elect is Barack Obama. Assuming that’s the case, he has my sincere congratulations. I’m sure I’ll disagree, often vigorously, but I will stand behind him as I would any President. I’ll pray that God gives him the wisdom and courage to make the right decisions for our country.

And he’ll be my President too. I’m not going to act like a whiny baby (aka a Democrat, circa 2000) and stamp my feet and cry. Republicans have to re-engage, not withdraw and take cheap shots. I’m sure I’ll give into temptation now and then, but I won’t make a habit of it.  A weak President is bad for all of us, no matter what side of the fence we’re on, and I will not work to weaken any President this country elects.

McCain made a strong showing against nearly impossible odds and has nothing to be ashamed of. Palin will go far. We Republicans have another shot at it in 2012, and maybe the nation will be more receptive after a few years of one-party rule. With some luck the alliances we’ve formed with the PUMA faction of the Democratic party will be helpful in moderating the Democrats.

As for Mr. Obama, he’s wanted this for his entire adult life. He’s spent his entire career running a sprint to become President. Now his determination and formidable political skills have achieved it. But in the process he’s raised the expectations of his followers far beyond anything he can realistically achieve, and he’s made a lot of promises that he just can’t keep. As a wise man once said, he may find that the having is not so pleasing a thing as the wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.

What I’m most unhappy about is the lengths to which the media went to control the flow of information in this election. In Obama’s favor, of course. I’m very worried about having a media who’s comfortable in any President’s back pocket. We’ll see how that works out.

Anyway, it’s time for bed. Here are some closing thoughts with which I agree:


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That’s what this man, Jack Justice, says happened to him after he was whisked from his rehab center to a voting booth without any notification. Unfortunately it’s nearly impossible to confirm because the only two people in the booth were him and the person who was supposed to facilitate his vote.

So, we’ve got this. And the continuing scandals surrounding ACORN. And the 200,000 unverified registrations that Susan Brenner in Ohio hid away for two years and went to the Supreme Court to avoid having to check. Oh, and places with more registered voters than actual living adults. Anyway, with all this suspicious activity going on, you may be wondering what Obama has to say about the subject. Wonder no longer. His campaign is now asking the DOJ to investigate the people who are making allegations of voting and registration fraud.

Read that carefully. He doesn’t want them to investigate these reports of fraud. He wants them to investigate the people reporting the fraud. Because, apparently, exposing voter fraud is a bad thing and should be punished. Because doing things like exposing massive voter registration fraud by ACORN is an attempt to “suppress the vote”. We certainly wouldn’t want “supress” voting by dead people, nonexistent people, and residents of otehr states! Heck, we’d better let ’em vote two or three times, just to be on the safe side.

Are you a voter out there somewhere who thinks you’ve seen something fishy? They’re watching for you. Better keep your head down and your mouth shut. After all, you saw what happened to the plumber.

UPDATE: The McCain campaign has issued a response to Obama’s bizarre statement. Here’s part of it:

“The letter’s request that the Department of Justice investigate ‘recent partisan Republican activities throughout the country’ is almost a parody of the Obama campaign’s attempt to intimidate their political opponents. In case Sen. Obama’s lawyer did not notice, we are in the midst of a political campaign, not a coronation, and the alleged criminal activity he calls ‘recent partisan Republican activities’ are what the rest of us call campaign speeches and debates. “

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The Obama campaign has been astroturfing the “Pilate was a Governor, Jesus was a community organizer” line for a couple weeks now. I’m not a Biblical scholar, but 12 years in a Christan school left me with enough residual knowledge to know that it was historically nonsensical, as well as just plain dumb. Here’s a great article that explains why: Pajamas Media » Pontius Palin and Messiah Obama

I want to emphasize that Jesus was in no way a “community organizer”. There were many people at the time of Jesus who expected a Messiah to establish an earthly kingdom which would overthrow the might of the Roman Empire. Jesus frustrated these ambitions by refusing to do this, and by insisting that his kingdom was not of this world. When He was brought before Pilate to be sentenced to death Pilate was indifferent because he quickly realized Jesus was no threat to Roman authority. When the angry mob demanded the death of Jesus, this was Pilate’s reaction :

Matthew 27:24
When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

Pilate was not actually innocent, of course, but at that point he just wanted the whole situation to go away. He avoided making a decision that would further anger the crowd because he just didn’t care all that much. In essence, yes, Pilate is the guy who voted “Present”.

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Behold The Great Seal Of Obama

Obama’s stylin’ new seal is a lot like the real thing, but now with hopeful wooshes! And his own inspiring campaign motto replaces that old, stodgy concept of unity and cooperation.

Some people might find that a bit arrogant and presumptuous, but they’re probably racists anyway.

Via Instapundit.

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I mostly agree with this analysis:

The Jawa Report: The Two Wars in Iraq & Mistaken Republican Support for Obama

I also agree with the view that in a broader historical context, all three Iraqi wars (including Desert Storm back in 1991) are really just individual battles in a much longer, larger war against the multinational forces of Islamofacism. Just as the Korean War and Vietnam were part of the much larger Cold War fought against the Chinese and Soviet spheres of global Communism.

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Said Michelle Obama’s event managers, as she prepared to make yet another self-defeating speech.

“And double check to make sure they’re typical!”

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