Future historians will indeed look back on this day as an historic day, but not for the reasons the slobbering, celebrating Obamaniacs think. Today marks the day when America makes such a radical and deliberate departure from those things which made us the great nation we are that it's unlikely we will ever recover our current stature. We have lost our footing as a nation of rugged individualists working hard to make lives for ourselves and our children, and become a nation of sheep meekly turning over our children's inheritance to fund "the common good" as determined by Big Daddy Government.
January 20, 2009 04:57 PM PST
One would have thought you would have seen this coming before you tried to convince so many not to vote for the Republican nominee.
I have a long memory and cannot help but to hold you partially responsible.
You made perfect the enemy of good and we ended up with bad... or worse.
January 21, 2009 08:41 AM PST
In answer to maurice:
McCain would have been no better than Obama, and may have been even worse. McCain's already said he would have made many of the same appointments as Obama. But at least Obama might spur the Republicans to return to their small-government roots.
January 24, 2009 02:26 PM PST
Well, you know I'm no fan of the Dems any more than I am of the Repubs (both suck ass, in general) but I think you're slightly hysterical in your invective. I sincerely doubt Obama would be able to make such sweeping changes, even if he tried, which I doubt he'll do, as the mess Shrub drop-kicked us into is quite enough to keep him busy for a while.
And, hearken back, if you will, to how you were wanking off over Shrub when he got elected. You had a great feeling about him, were immensely confident of the superlative job he'd do, and... yeah. Not so much, in the end.
So I think you should chill and give Obama the benefit of the doubt. He's not my first (or second, or third) choice either, but maybe he won't suck too badly. Stranger things have happened.
p.s. if you reply to this, I likely won't check back unless you remind me so, so shoot me an email if you do
January 27, 2009 11:17 AM PST
First, Bush did not "drop-kick" us into anything. We were attacked. Second, the only "mess" in Iraq was due to the sad fact that our enemies fight back. The Iraqi government is getting on its feet and will hopefully be able to defend itself before Obama yanks the rug out from under them. Third, Obama has already made massive, sweeping changes to the way we're fighting this war in only a week, and plans to make even more sweeping changes to our economic system. We're barreling towards Socialism at a horrifying pace. Fourth, Bush did some things very well and others not so well... and I supported him on the former but opposed him on the latter. Don't even TRY to paint me as some kind of blind Bush groupie. If Obama ever does anything that meets with my approval, I will not hesitate to applaud him for it. But given his stated policies, and those of the people he has put into his cabinet so far, those times are going to be very few and far between. I do not approve of Big Government, as you should already be very aware.
February 12, 2009 02:31 PM PST
JM, your speculations are ridiculous. I don’t know what campaign season you were involved in, but there were distinct differences between the candidates, McCain and Obama. You can’t deny that. Next you will tell me that McCain would have proposed $3 trillion in new government spending and would have pushed to pass FOCA.
The column you are referring to is the January 19, 2009 article in the International Herald Tribune, which you certainly did not read. The author states,
“Over the last three months, Obama has quietly consulted McCain about many of the new administration's potential nominees to top national security jobs…”
The article’s focus was on Obama’s solicitation of McCain’s views on national security and on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It quotes specifically from Lindsey Graham:
“…McCain had enthusiastically supported those appointments: General James Jones (an old McCain friend) as national security adviser; General Eric Shinseki, the retired army chief of staff, as secretary of veterans affairs; Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state; and most of all, retaining Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
“"Picking Gates is a good statement that they are not going to pull out of Iraq in a way that undercuts the gains achieved,"” Graham said.”
It is clear from the article that McCain’s support was not without reservation;
“And when McCain raised "concerns" about the potential choice of Admiral Dennis Blair as director of national intelligence, Emanuel said, Obama's advisers asked the admiral to provide answers to McCain's questions to win his support.”
So you see, the appointments that McCain supported were military appointments. But in your haste to write critically of McCain, you’ve aided Cavalier X in, again misleading the readership of this column. How does this help your cause? Americans are tired of people who can’t get the story straight and ignore important information in order to demagogue issues for their particular agenda.
You say, “But at least Obama might spur the Republicans to return to their small-government roots.” Why is your politics so full of fantasy? McCain’s platform was reform and tax reduction.
February 12, 2009 02:50 PM PST
Michelle, just in case you check back, look at the stats on ‘shrub’:
No terrorist attacks, an economy that ran like a finely tuned machine until 2006 when the dems started demogoguing the sheeple about how bad it was(n’t) and the do-good policies of the socialists killed the housing market, 3 particular Euro governments who elected conservative pols, (FR, FRG, It)…
I can’t imagine who your first choice was. Green Party (Cynthia McKinney), Losertarian (Bob Barr)?
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August 31, 2009 04:58 PM PDT
After reading some of the comments above, I am asking you to tell me just WHOM you supported during the last election? I can't tell by your article above the comments, just that you aren't, for sure, for Obama, nor were you at the last election! I was for McCain, although I didn't feel happy about his 'own' statements about some issues. I am not for aborion or homosexuaility, fht first I can't see is any action but murder of innocent and helpless unborn human beings, live ones, not dead ones, and as a Christian, and believing in an almighty God, Jehovah, and His risen Son, Jesus, the Christ (Jewish Messiah), and according to Romans chapter 1, I have to believe that homosexuality is a sin, not an acceptable lifestyle that Christians can offer approval (last verse in that chapter, for reference on my belief). Thank you for listening. My prayer, in Jesus' name, is that God will help you and your readers in your thinking.
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