Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For

And then there was light - and a new dawn emerged.

What a load - of whatever. The good news here is that a black man was elected President and an important civil rights hurdle has been...uh, er... hurdled. No one can ever say again it can't happen here - the "man" didn't hold you down, it happened. But the problem here is Barack didn't run as a black candidate - race was never an issue here - there were almost universally 99% white faces in that crowd in Grant Park on election night. So can we get over that please? Race is not an issue in this country - its whether you can work hard and communicate and make your case - as with anyone else in any position - that matters. And apparently Obama made his case better than John McCain - and Hillary Clinton, for that matter.

The reality is in presidential elections I think most people elect an "idea" of a person. Some of us can argue the exact details of some of the campaign promises (like Obama pretty much just lied about his tax plan so it could sail over anyone's head who doesn't have a college education) but that usually seems to get washed by the board. Why, in fact, would most people who make over $250K vote for a tax increase they will most undoubtedly receive - and just not a minor one, because with the repeal of the Bush tax cuts (which made the economy move on very well even after the disastorous economic conditions that we had to deal with after 9/11) will be gone and then Obama will raise them even more. It doesn't make sense. What were they thinking? Maybe they were hypnotized after all (see here).

Obama conveys a natural cool which I guess is appealing, and his campaign had one of the best technical and internet setups ever to be seen in modern elections (did you know that they had everyone on each campaign stop take out there cell phones and asked everyone to call their friends so that they could build their database of people to call later?) but he is vastly inexperienced and he was financed by the far left loons who will want to lurch our great country into a balkan gulag. And it is very evident that he pretty much just bought the election - $600 million to McCain's $85 million - and a bunch of it which sounds like it was illegally obtained - through accepting unverified internet credit card contributions which are illegal under the federal campaigning guidelines.

Of course you won't hear that from the main stream media who ignored every horrible connection with terrorists or unsavory characters this man (this President of the United States) had had over the past several years. But now that the election is over it will slowly come - and then you will ask yourself "why didn't I hear about all this stuff in the news?"

Because they were in the tank, Darling. And they admit it! (here)

And as for Sarah Palin and the rest of the media losing its mind, my favorite lesbian feminist Camile Paligia says it best and proudly here. Seriously, be careful for what you wish for - because it is going to be alot different than what you thought.

George Orwell - your table is waiting.


Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin is a patriot and a week after they lose the election they are still talking about her (and her enemies are still stalking her) and you know why?

Because she's pro-life. Why does valuing human life provoke such hate from idiots?

Anonymous said...

Kinky Friedman said it best - she just didn't have that phony veneer that most politicians have (think Joe Biden) and that is why the media was in the shark tank after her.