On Tuesday night, when I saw Obama cross the 270 electoral mark, I will admit that I broke down crying like a baby. I melted on the phone to my father just because of the absolute rage I was feeling at that point.
Was I mad at Obama or the electorate in general? No. I was enraged because ALL OF THIS was so unnecessary. In a sane political world, Barack wouldn’t have gotten 30% of the vote.
Did the media carry him? Yes, they did, but that is not what enraged me. What enraged me was the fact that everyone was OBSESSED with beating Hillary or Barack, and thought the only way to do that was go moderate with McCain in order to woo independent and moderates; those great unwashed people of the electorate, the ones that don’t like “partisanship,” the “deliberative” ones that REALLY think about the issues.
Please… “Independents” and “moderates” are gutless wonders who think they make a difference. (I am talking about individuals, not political candidates such as Lieberman)
All of this over the past year has made me nauseated. I – just as many people – did not get behind McCain until Palin was picked. I kept a bumper sticker on my car that read “All Liberals are Equal: Obama = Hillary = McCain” until Palin was picked. I had no intention to vote for McCain, and I planned to write-in Romney on Election Day, but then Palin was chosen for the VP. I changed just because of her, just as I feel that many people did.
While I respect McCain as a person (mainly due to the Vietnam experience), I personally despise him as a politician.
The nauseating “maverick” stamp didn’t carry through into the campaign. He tried – in vain – to invoke the Reagan Mantle. He brought Sarah onto the ticket, and then put the muzzle on her. He refused to go after Obama on issues that were sitting ducks.
This course of action of not being a partisan has now given us 4-years with the most professed Marxist/Socialist to ever sit in the White House.
The tanking economy didn’t help, and the liberals were able to tie McCain to Bush instead of the GOP tying the tanking economy to the people – such as Barack – who kept on propping up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and using it as their personal piggy bank.
After my emotional meltdown, I came back into my house and I looked at my sanctuary that I have to St. Michael the Archangel, which also includes images of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and while I am still petrified about what is going to happen to the innocent unborn, there is one thought I had that made me feel much better:
My faith in my country is not either established or destroyed by who sits in Washington.
Now granted, confiscatory taxes, socialistic programs, legislation from the judicial bench, etc, etc, are all not good things. I intend to not have these things affect me. I will still be a true-“red state” American.
I accept Barack Obama as President of the United States.
WHOA! Some of you may be saying… why? Why accept Barack as the President? Very simple: It for the same reason I disagree with people who say that Benedict XVI is not the Pope – the Head of the Catholic Church: Someone HAS to be culpable for the state of the country, just as someone has to be culpable for the current state of the Catholic Church.
Also, if I as a true “red-state” American was to start saying Barack was an illegitimate President, then I would be no better than all the liberals who screamed about George W. Bush being illegitimate.
Barack is the president-elect. He will be sworn in as president. And he will be held to that standard.
Now – obviously – we have to focus on 2010, and then 2012. However, if we take back the House and Senate in 2010 – where all the tax and financial decisions are made – and the economy starts humming again, then Barack will get the credit. He will not deserve it, but that’s the way that the political field works.
Remember: Clinton got re-elected in 1996 after a GOP Congress had to drag him kicking and screaming to reform welfare. It also didn’t help that we chose Bob Dole - who had the charisma of an avocado - to take on the most charismatic – yet scandal ridden – President in modern time.
So what do we do? Do we let the Dems have the House and Senate for the next four years?
Simple Answer: No. I would much rather deal with Barack for 8 years, than have millions more of babies killed over the next 25 by appointments to the Courts.
I have a feeling that someone out of Stevens, Souter, Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsberg will retire form the Supreme Court..
We also have to keep in mind the Federal Appointments that might be made.
The courts aside, we now have to look at the way that now former McCain aides are trying to eviscerate Sarah Palin: Trying to make her out to be some Alaskan hick who didn’t know that Africa was a continent, what countries were involved in NAFTA, she threw temper tantrums, etc, etc, ad nauseum.
Why does an animal attack? It’s because it feels threatened and/or wounded. The McCain camp is just now realizing what they unleashed in Sarah Palin, and now they are already trying to kill her future political opportunities. Nothing substantial mind you, just trying to insult everyone in the South, while playing up to the blue-bloods in the North.
I personally hope that this campaign will be the political death of John McCain and “reaching-out moderation” in the GOP for a long time to come. I hope Arizona will kick him out of office. I never want to see John McCain on my TV again.
We will have to deal with moderation again, but now, we have to go back to basics. We were on a lofty perch with the “compassionate conservatism” of George W which was only saved by 9/11, but now it is time to get back to the real conservatism of Reagan.
We don’t need to nominate someone who claims the mantle of Reagan; we need someone who actually believes what Reagan believed.
Of course, there will only be one Reagan. No one else could do what he did, but there are several up and coming conservatives that can actually claim it, and not just for political expediency.
Sarah Palin - AlaskaBobby Jindal - LouisianaMitt Romney - Massachusetts
It is time for us to return to our roots.
It is time to hold our elected representatives responsible at the ballot box.
It is time for us to start paying attention.
It is time for someone to rise and pick up the flag of conservatism.
Those people will be Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, and Mitt Romney, and several other true conservatives: all of us who KNOW that this is a tragic choice of conscience.
But first, we have to take back the House and Senate. We cannot allow this “reaching out” to ever happen again. We now see what it has gotten us.
This has been a lesson. So has been the lesson been learned?
Are you guys who were obsessed with beating Barack and Hillary happy now?
I love how we are more compassionate to our political enemies that what we are to unborn children who are murdered everyday.
Conservatism – by its very nature – is compassionate. Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, Teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime.
That is the lesson to be learned.
Let us now go and do our work. It will be hard. It will be long. It may seem like basic everyday things…but it must be the message that we carry to our family, friends and representatives.
Let us go now and do the Lord’s work. We will suffer for 2 years under Obama (2 years until the mid-terms), but if we do things right, we can establish a conservative majority that can never be touch. That will be established, and ensconced.
Talk to people NOW. Find people NOW. Don’t go for the willy-washy lawyer who only speaks legalese. Find a Joe the Plumber. Find someone who has not spent their entire life seeking office. Find someone who wants to serve, but serve the people not themselves.
Do it NOW.. don’t think that any county, precinct, or district is “too blue” – find someone, and get them to run. If they have a message, it will resonate, and donations will pour in.
It is time to take the country back. Stop Obama’s agenda, and send a clear message. It will be roughly 730 days until we can do it…but start to groom people now!
We can do it, if we believe.
So let it be written…so let it be done.