I wondered how I’d feel when the inevitable happened. I wondered if I’d be depressed. Remember how the Democrats were suicidal after both of Bush’s wins? I hoped that fate wouldn’t now be mine. Then I remembered – I’m a Republican. Republicans are by definition optimists. We believe that with hard work, anyone can be successful, rich, and happy.
Thankful not to be suicidal, I sat back to watch the unbelievableness unfold. By unbelievableness, I mean several things. The preposterousness of a 1 term senator claiming he’s qualified to rule the free world. The fact that Obama never once said specifically what he would do as president (although he made it quite clear in earlier interviews and voting records).
Remember how Hitler wrote in his book and said he was going to kill all the Jews and then invade Russia? Remember how he got elected in spite of that because people figured he’d “move to the center” once he was actually elected. Remember how, who knew, once elected Hitler killed the Jews and invaded Russia? People don’t become different when they get power. They become whatever they were before – just magnified.
And then there’s the media. God bless them for all of the laughs the past 21 months. Never reporting on Obama’s suspicious connections, voter fraud, or anything else that came up. Sending an army of reporters to Alaska to try and discredit Sarah Palin, simply because she wasn’t on Obama’s ticket. Chris Matthews saying that Obama made him “weak in the knees.” And these are on completely fair and balanced stations – not Fox!
I think the media bias that we’ve all come to know and love was best expressed by the following quote from Wolf Blitzer of CNN following Obama’s victory speech tonight:
“I just can’t emphasize enough what a historic night this is. . . millions of people around the world will always remember where they were when this happened.”
I wish that I was making that quote up, but I’m sincerely not.
I remember where I was on 9/11. That doesn’t mean it’s something good. The only thing historic about tonight’s results is the race of the candidate. Everything else about it is recycled. His ideas are recycled “Great Society.” His rhetorical style is reminiscent of the great dictators of the world… charismatic yet strangely cold and calculating.
I don’t believe that people voted for Obama for a specific plank from his platform. Higher income and capital gains taxes hurt everyone, especially the lower and middle classes. So that can’t be it. His energy policy is to “bankrupt coal power companies” and “necessarily increase energy costs to consumers,” so that can’t be it. Obama was elected for three reasons. First, Bush sucks and McCain had guilt by association. Second, Obama got basically every black man, woman, child, and Disney character’s votes. Third, people get chills thinking about “hope” and “change” even if they don’t know what they’re hoping for.
A final reason, which I’m too scared of to even list as a numbered reason, was captured on video at a rally – the woman saying “I’m so glad with Obama I won’t have to worry about paying for gas or for my mortgage.” Wha? I’d list that as a separate reason, but that woman also happened to be black, so I’m lumping her vote into category two.
96% of black Americans voted for Obama today. About 95% of them claimed race had nothing to do with it. Well that’s just plain dumb and stupid. Do you think we honkies just all fell collectively off a turnip truck? Hillary Clinton’s policies were almost identical to Obama’s, and Hillary had far more experience in Washington than Obama. Yet blacks overwhelmingly (about 92%) supported Obama in the primary. Are 92% of black people sexist?
Socialism is not the change America needs. The tragic irony is that Obama’s policies, not his race, will be the undoing of the fundamentals of our economy and the result will be more poverty and despair for the very people who voted him into power. The rich people will be just fine. They’ll just stick their money into their mattress and wait for the next Republican majority. But if their money is in their mattress, somebody is getting laid off.
I hope I’m wrong. I hope Obama moves to the center and tries to unify. But I can see the writing on the wall and I don’t think I’m wrong. Every 30 years or so, America forgets what it’s like to have a wealth-redistributing president, and they have to make the same mistake again. I suppose we were due.
On the plus side, I’m SO stinking ready to see what the mainstream media, the Daily Show, The View, The Colbert Report, Bill Maher’s show, etc. do now that their Messiah has been elected. And even more – I can’t wait to see what they do when the country goes down the toilet on the Democrat’s watch.
I’ll have plenty more to say once I sleep on it.