I have an entirely new perspective on this election after watching and listening to the coverage last night and this morning. All of this talk about everyone getting along and unity and supporting the new guy is just a riot to me. Magically, all the venom and vitrole of the last 8 years is just erased away and the Democrats are just loving and kind and all-inclusive. It’s so contrived and phony it’s just laughable.
This reminds me of our country after “The Grin” Jimmy Carter was elected. Life was wonderful and he was going to heal us all and solve all our problems. And look what we got - is there anyone out there who has positive memories of the Carter presidency?
Let the Dems have the rotten economy that they helped create. They haven’t been able to fix anything in the last two years in Congress so why do any of us think they can do anything more now? Let the Dems have the war on terror and let’s see how safe we all are in two years. Let the Dems have the country for two years and let’s see what our fellow countrymen are thinking when it comes time for mid-term Congressional elections.
I’m actually enjoying all the bloviating and the euphoria. It’s akin to a football team that comes in to the season ranked preseason number 1 and then screws it all up. That’s what happens when you believe your own hype - overconfidence is a great equalizer. Maybe some UGA fans can relate…
I know what you mean. It seems almost necessary that this happened. I was pretty young when the Carter fiasco happened, but that giant failure led to President Reagan, and many years of hope and pride that followed. Sometimes feels like our country is an alcoholic that hasn’t yet reached rock bottom….I have a feeling we’re getting very close to the bottom now.
The amazing thing is their complete following of this man, without question and without reservation. Watch any one of them interviewed, “what do you like so much about B/O” they always respond the same way “EVERYTHING” Never a specific thing, just a thought or idea, doesn’t matter how he plans to do it.
The sheep love a good movie and this one is like E.T. coming back to the theaters.
I just hope we don’t all get slaughtered.
But I am sure about one thing…..this little victory will put them back in the market place and the mere idea of it will improve the economy so hey, what the heck. As the economy turns and things start going our way again, I warn all of you….BANK YOUR CASH. Lets all try to be smarter this time around. If we’re gonna have a make believe economy like Clinton’s, lets take advantage of it adn not let it come and go so fast.
It’s ok everyone…. it’s ok. Millions of people black and white made their voices heard last night. Change was needed so bad we witnessed the biggest election turnout in our lifetime. The people have spoken from all over America. Including the real America.
Just give the guy a chance. I mean really, now that the election is finally over and Obama is elected, let’s all just move forward with the hand we are dealt and let’s see where the cards fall.
Is there anyone out there who has positive memories of the Bush presidency?
All the Republican drones out there, what one particular thing is it that Obama brings for which you are so upset about?
No drone here. I don’t drink koolaid and I don’t listen to the media and fall in line with their biases. I do pay attention to what happens in my great country and abroad. I study what all our leaders and potential leaders say and do. I pay attention to and study history. No one tells me what or how to think.
Yes, the overriding positive memory of the Bush presidency is NO ADDITIONAL TERROR ATTACKS ON OUR SOIL after 9-11. I’m positive the families of those American who were killed in the Pentagon, the Pennsylvania field and the Twin Towers would wholeheartedly agree. That is the most important accomplishment this president could have had and I, for one, will be forever gratified for his leadership in keeping this country I love safe from radical Islamists.
As for Obama… Here is a short list of some of the ideas and baggage that Obama brings to Washington with him that alarm me: his friendship with radicals who hate this country: William Ayers, Reverend Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Father Flager, Tony Resko for starters. His statement that he would be willing to sit down and talk with terrorist thugs in Iran or Hugo Chavez, his willingness to give the terrorists in Iraq a timetable for our withdrawal, his plan to redistribute wealth in our country, his stated philosphy that “economies are grown from the ground-up”, his zillion dollar plans to provide free health care to all, a free college education to all, free pre-school to all, his plan to increase taxes on people who make $250,00. no wait that’s $200,00. no wait that’s $150,000., no wait it’s $120,000, the statement by his VP that “paying more taxes is patriotic”. Want more??
I remember after 911 my President throwing out the first pitch at Yankees stadium. I was inspired and afraid at the same time. I liked knowing that he wasn’t afraid or if he was afraid so be it. I liked feeling that we wouldn’t be attacked again on his watch because i trusted he would see to it.
It’s funny to me how everyone bashes ‘W’. I always respond in the same way. I think he did as good of a job as any other president that had his country attacked on his watch. OOOOOh wait, no other president has been attacked.
Do you think we got attacked because of ‘W’, or does it enter your mind that all the years of grabass and shenanigans, and Whitewater, and witnesses dying that the Clintons pulled over the years that the radicals figured we were a joke and dediced to attack. They no longer respected or feared us.
Doesn’t strike you as odd that the same day they found Monica’s dress, Clinton bombed Bosnia?
I’m sure it doesn’t strike you as odd at all, just make another joke about your president not being a great orator and make fun of that. Whatever you do, don’t hold Slick Willie responsible for anything. Ya’ll are in a perfect situation now, you get to blame Bush on either side.
If you were in a scrape who would you want on your side? Obama? Clinton? I’ll take ‘W’
Well I will come with some things that I dont’ like about Obama…. the tax policy, the reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine, the World Povery Act, community service bribery for college tution money, government run health care no matter how limited it might be,
Just in general I wonder about things he might do with a democrat dominated congress, His stances on partial birth abortions, open ballot votes in unions, shoving gay marriage down our throats (even though most states have voted against it), to what extent does he try to crack down on the 2nd amendment, are some of the things I dont’ really know to what extent he will try to go.
The gay marriage thing, as much as it personally makes me want to vomit, is something that just has to be addressed politically. We have a large contingent of people in this nation with different philosophies on sex than you or I do, and they necessarily have to be included. Blame it on the drugs their parents took in the 60’s or whatever, but the issue is here and we can’t continue to deny them their personal liberties based on the fact that we don’t agree. In the big picture of the universe, is the Earth going to stop its spin or Saturn fall out of orbit because two dudes choose to be gay? It’s really not a big deal in the whole scheme of things.
Can you explain the concern with “the reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine” and “service bribery for college tuition money”?
A person’s sexual philosophy does not define who they are. Whatever happened to privacy and diginity? I really could care less what anyone’s sexual philosphy is and I don’t want to know. I have a serious problem with people defining themselves by their sexual orientation. If gay people want to live together - fine, who cares - but the traditional meaning of marriage or family should not be redefined or distorted to fit their personal agenda. Whether they like it or not, they are out of the mainstream and their lifestyle shouldn’t be forced on the rest of society. They can have all the personal liberty they want, as long as they keep it personal and private. In the privacy of their home they can do whatever the heck they wanna do. But they have no rights that are solely based on their sexual orientation, just like I have no rights that are solely based on the fact that I am a Seminole fan. The two ideas are equally absurd.
Well, slap-a-gator I must agree - being a seminole fan is equally strange to me as being gay-LMAO
sorry, couldnt’ resist.
I could care about what people do in their own homes - doesn’t require we make it a policy or law.
We’ve got bigger fish to fry. Problem is, as long as they can keep your attention on something as innane as that, it will distract you from more important issues like abortion, 2nd amendment. it’s the old shell game - keep you attention where they want it and suddenly you don’t even know what to look for anymore.
And they are really, really talented at the shell game too.
As a libertarian who would like to see the role of government reduced in our society, I think it is a shame that the majority was allowed to vote about the rights of a minority. I am about freedom and sometimes that means putting up with some s#!@ you don’t like.
“Gay people should have the right to be as equally miserable as the rest of us” - Kinky Friedman, former candidate for governor of Texas