October 20, 2008

Neither Relaxed Nor Worried

In the last few days we've seen the polls, heard Pelosi's promise, and Powell's endorsement.

We've watched the American media drop the illusion of impartiality to nakedly campaign for Barack Obama, and we've seen them attempt to destroy a blue collar guy for merely asking a question.

We've watched Hollywood's pop culture erupt in fevered celebration of Obama's radical far Left orthodoxy (though most aren't bright enough to understand it), even as they lash out with unbridled anger against Sarah Palin's congenial conservatism. We've watched the creepy enthusiasm of indoctrinated youth surround and uplift him with near religious support.

And yet—somehow—we're not worried.

America is a wonderful country and a tolerant country, but their are certain minimum standards that even in the worst of times that we aren't willing to accept.

We will never elect a candidate who was friends with a racist like David Duke, or who belonged to a White Power cult. Likewise, we aren't going to elect President a man who spent more than 20 years in a racist cult that believes God must either be "black" or killed as Barack Obama has attended under the twisted tutelage of Jeremiah "Goddamn America!" Wright.

We will never elect a candidate who was friends with a Timothy McVeigh, a Mohamed Atta, or Ted Kaczynski. Likewise, we will never elect a candidate who started his political life campaigning in the home of two known terrorists (Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers) made infamous by their murderous war against our nation. Nor will we accept that he did indeed "pal around" with these terrorists and other communist/socialist radicals for at least 21 years, funneling them grant money and sharing office space with them, and having them babysit his children as they seek to undermine our way of life and indoctrinate our kids.

Barack Obama is the perfect Left Wing radical candidate, and they are certainly enthusiastic about ushering in his brand of socialism. I rather doubt, however, that the rest of our country is willing to give up on America just yet.

John McCain will not be a great President, but he will be our next President.

We're tolerant of a lot of things, but terrorist-befriending, cult-attending racism, and naked socialism isn't on the list.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 20, 2008 08:41 AM

We're tolerant of a lot of things, but terrorist-befriending, cult-attending racism, and naked socialism isn't on the list.

You hope.

So do I, for that matter, but I don't actually believe it. In twenty-plus years of watching politics, I've rarely seen reason to believe the best of the electorate. OTOH, I've often seen reason to believe the worst. Remember, Congress already contains examples of racists, terrorist sympathizers, and socialists ... not to mention actual traitors as defined by the Constitution. Giving aid and comfort to the enemy, observed by not just two witnesses but thousands.

Posted by: wolfwalker at October 20, 2008 09:26 AM

I hope to God you're right, Bob. I really do.

Posted by: the pistolero at October 20, 2008 09:40 AM

From your fingertips to God's ears.

Posted by: OCBill at October 20, 2008 09:43 AM

I wish I shared your optimism, I really do. The media, ACORN, Ohio vote ruling, McCain's lame suspend campaign stunt, global economic slowdown, govt bailout-a-palooza, are just some of the reasons I am not smiling this morning. Obama's tax plan is a sure-fire recipe for 10+% unemployment. It will ALL be blamed on Bush, more govt dependence than ever, more Democrats will be created. Ugh, I am in a bad mood.

Posted by: GlassHalfEmpty at October 20, 2008 10:01 AM

I hope you are right. But I fear you are wrong.

Posted by: Eric at October 20, 2008 10:21 AM

I'll stop back and hear your confident victory speech on November 4th...

Posted by: Texan at October 20, 2008 10:57 AM

I wish I had your optimism. But I really think we're screwed and Obama will win.

The economy will get worse (and be blamed on Bush), Obama will wimp out on Afghanistan (which will be blamed on Bush), and Iran will blow Israel off the map (which somehow, will be Bush's fault) and all I can hope for is a Republican Congress in two years.

That said, I would never be more happy to be wrong than on this subject.

Posted by: Silvera at October 20, 2008 11:02 AM

FWIW William Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn did not "murder" anyone. You might make a stronger case for John McCain if you worked with fact rather than fiction.

Posted by: Matisse Picard at October 20, 2008 12:49 PM

Yes, they did.

Bernadine Dohrn placed the bomb that killed San Francisco Police Officer Brian V. MacDonnell. The bomb went off Feb 16, 1970; MacDonnell died suffering from his injuries two days later. Another officer was permanently injured in the blast. Bill Ayers himself was the source of the information, providing the information unknowingly to FBI informant Larry Grathwohl.

Grathwohl later saved an unknown number of police lives in Detroit when he foiled two bombs comprised of 44 sticks of dynamite that Ayers wanted detonated when the station was busiest.

Ayers and Dohrn can only be directly be named in one murder, but were behind attempts to kill hundreds more, and their incompetence is not a valid defense.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at October 20, 2008 01:07 PM

I guess using Matisse Picard's 'logic', Osama Bin Laden didn't murder anyone, either. I mean, he wasn't on one of the planes or anything.

Posted by: Tim at October 20, 2008 01:54 PM

If we all vote and stay on others to do what is right, I think John McCain can pull this out. Afterall - even the democrats have said that Obama would have to be leading by 13% going into election day! God save us all........please! I truly think that some folks are giving false readings. Let's all pray for the Bradley affect.

Posted by: Karen at October 20, 2008 02:13 PM

Easy money for you believers.

You can get 6 to 1 odds on McCain at intrade.

My 2 cents. You've lost your mind.

Posted by: jharp at October 20, 2008 02:20 PM

How many people in your neighborhood are experienced, practiced, and proven IED manufacturers? Remember, BO is comfortable with the Ayers as neighbors of his.

I wouldn't be.

Posted by: torabora at October 20, 2008 02:36 PM

Socialism maybe but NAKED socialism nyet? I think that is about right. I've been surprised at the voracious response to Barry's brief flirtation with the truth. I mean, who could believe that "spread the wealth" is NOT the fundament of Barry's philosophy given what we know? But even plenty hard Democrats are shocked to hear Marxism spouted by there own candidate. It is a tribute, I guess, to the obfuscation campaign the Dems have waged these many decades to hide the "from each" clause in their every policy. Well, I hope, and frankly do believe, that the Yank is correct. Those with memories of the last few election cycles know that the Reps always outperform their polling. Kerry was up 13% in the exist polls, remember? Another instance of liberal media bias actually blowing up in their precious little faces. But if Barry is crowned the socialism will be naked indeed and that is a Good Thing. It is saddening to learn in mid-life that the most obvious lessons of politics must be relearned by each generation and there AIN'T no easy way. Experience is the schoolmaster of the electorate and it will learn from no other. And while socialism is the worst blight known to man, bringing deprivation, malaise, murder and all specie of depravity, there is one thing you may never fear from socialism. That is success. Socialism NEVER outruns liberty much less delivers on its mad promises. Barry's promises have been more mad than Mussolini's. He declares that he will usher in an end to human conflict; an end to acrimony in politics at home and abroad. Barry will heal the sick and lame while farting out The Internationale. Barry is the shmoo; all things to everyone. Does the electorate at large really see that? I think so but, like CY, it is more an act of faith than rationality. We shall see shortly.

Posted by: megapotamus at October 20, 2008 03:41 PM

It's very easy to get confused with all of the Big Medias constant drum beat electioneering of Obama.

Using faulty poll weighting generated from fraudulent registrations then topping it off with trick poll framing and questioning of Republicans and Undecided "likely" voters.

Journalistic Malpractice when collusion and collaberration with one party's campaign is so blatantly obvious should be a felony.

Do NOT be confused by this fraud. Obama should be up by 20 points right now with all of this deception and manipulation.

Allegedly he's currently up by 5-7 points and I believe that to be well engineered "puffing"!

Posted by: Scott D at October 20, 2008 04:15 PM

I pray everyday that you are right about this. I wish I was as certain.

Posted by: AmericanElephant at October 20, 2008 04:58 PM

Picard, among the bombs Ayers regrets not planting were the ones destined for the Ft. Dix NCO club dance, that would have killed dozens, if not hundreds of American soldiers and their dates. Or do they not count, being soldiers and thus, "asking for it?"

Those guys Ayers and Dorhn targeted were my brothers in arms, and I take it very personally. So screw you and your mushy "well, they didn't actually..." crap. Conspiracy to commit multiple murders. Not to mention the actual, you know, murders they did commit. It's ossible tha Ayers planted the SF bomb. For all his pride in his bombs, he's been somewhat reticent regarding the ones with a death toll. At best, he "only" did planning and logistics.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at October 20, 2008 05:07 PM

Scott, here's a blast from the past: a news story from 17 Oct 2004.

And a Washington Post poll shows Kerry with a significant lead in important states that could decide the outcome of the election. The poll found Kerry held a 53 per cent to 43 per cent lead among likely voters in 13 such states.

We remember how well President Kerry handled the Wall Street meltdown of 2008, right?

Posted by: C-C-G at October 20, 2008 06:49 PM

I want to begin by saying that I am undecided as to how I will vote on Nov. 4. I may vote for McCain. I may vote for Baldwin. I may vote for Barr.

In any event, my guess is that this is our last free election. If you think we have voting fraud now, just wait four years.

We are destined to be ruled by the leftists who run the media and the universities.

I could say more, but why bother?

Posted by: Don, the Rebel without a Blog at October 20, 2008 10:38 PM

I don't share your optimistic view.

I think McCain will win, but I worry greatly about voter fraud, particularly in Ohio.

The socialists/marxists/anarchists will keep on pushing and cheating until they win. If not this time, the perhaps after President McCain gives them 10 million new illegals to vote for them.

Once in power, they will take away fair elections requiring us ultimately to use arms to get them back.

I wish it weren't that way because it is my kids who will do the fighting.

What would give me hope is if McCain did one term, or a partial term, and then Palin came in and fought back hard.

Posted by: Ken Nelson at October 22, 2008 11:14 AM