Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Is it 2012 yet? :P

Congratulations to the President Elect, Senator Barack Obama. He may be the most undeserving, least vetted, least experienced presidential candidate in American history...but what should stand out is the historic moment of the United States breaking the ultimate glass ceiling, to elect the first black (biracial) American to the highest office. As much as I have deplored the crutch of racial fixation, the fact that we witnessed it happen, is something to be proud of, turning a page in our history. If there is anything positive to result from this election, it's the potential for the country to finally move beyond race. It is, at least symbolic, if nothing else. Racism will always exist. But no one can ever again accuse America of "holding the black man down".

John McCain gave a very gracious, a very necessary concession speech tonight. I am proud of what he said. I don't blame him nor President Bush for losing us this election. Frankly, I believe John McCain of all our Republican candidates had the best shot at winning. The fact we lost says more about the excitement and energy that surrounded Senator Obama than the unworthiness of Senator McCain. We can whine about the media, we can complain about the lost opportunities and poor strategy of the McCain campaign, the unprecedented amount of campaign money that weighed against us...but at some point you just have to stop whining like Democrats of the last 8 years. Eat your crow, and take the lumps. It's not the end of the world. My country may seem unrecognizable to me tonight; but the sun will come out tomorrow...someday. We still remain the greatest nation on God's green earth. Sarah Palin's political career is just beginning. We've not seen the last of her. Or Tina Fey.

I only speak for myself; but can only encourage those reading this to do as John McCain has done; do as Scott suggests; do as decent Americans do and put country first: Respect the electoral process and congratulate your political opponents on their hard-earned victory. I know our passions ran deep, and this election hurt deep. But it's not the death of conservative ideology or the Republican Party. It wasn't a landslide victory, and Senator McCain finished respectably. Nor did the Democrats gain their filibuster-proof majority seats.

At some point, as liberating as it is from mainstream news, the blogosphere can be a very toxic place. For all the fear we foresee in an Obama Presidency, my one hope is that we are proven wrong. That some of what we "investigated" into his past history, however legitimate, will not reflect upon his need to govern to the center and serve ALL the people of the United States. Not just blacks. Not just liberals. But serve all Americans.

Senator Obama has given lip service to promises of unity, bipartisanship, of reaching out. Let's give him the chance to prove it, then hold him accountable to his words. Let's not do to him what liberal Democrats have done to President Bush for 8 years.

Of course I will still fight tooth and nail against the liberal agenda and policies I feel would steer America in the wrong direction. He may be influenced by socialist ideology, but America is not a socialist nation. But tonight, this night.....we should all be proud as Americans that once every two, four years, we have the freedom to choose our elected leaders. We should feel grateful that we have a voice; and that each of our votes counts. That we are able to transition leadership, peaceably. We remain an example of representative democracy to the rest of the world.

In America, anything is possible. A man with the unlikely name of "Barack Hussein Obama" just proved it. It is sad that Barack Obama's grandmother did not live long enough to see this day....

...and a happy climax for Chris Matthews and his "leg thrill".

God bless America.

Cross-posted at Flopping Aces

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Blogger christian soldier said...

This is a gracious discourse on the positive aspects of this election and it is appreciated.
I did notice that tomorrow was crossed out and someday inserted re: the sun coming out..:-)

God Bless Our Troops!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sad day in America, when people cannot get over themselves and accept the will of the people (hidden racism). Obama's victory as you stated has never been just for Black America. This was evident by the 60% of White America and 67% Hispanics votes he received. Obama victory was about change and hope. It was the cry/will of the people, who were tired and ready for the US to move into a new direction. It was about the future, not the present or past!! The old heads (including McCain) and politics as usually is no longer needed. The Repuplican party with it's great principal and values, unfortunately did not reach out to all Americans. The Republicans turned their backs on the majority! This is America, the land of the free, we are a mecca of not one race but many races. Just like our newly elected President BARACK OBAMA! YES WE CAN and YES WE DID!!!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 5:33:00 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

What is good for the goose is good for the gander. BHO will never be my President--just the dems never acknowledged Bush so I will never,never, never acknowledge this man. And it has nothing to do with his bi-racial heritage, it is because he is an abortionist, a socialist, a friend of anti-American terrorists, friends of black racial antisemite bigots, and a defeatist when it comes to defending the United States against radical Islamic terrorists. What we conservatives must do now is not play the "gracious loser", as GEN Patton put it, there are no gracious losers, only losers. We must learn from our mistakes, as the Democrats did (boy did they learn), and reduce the number of Democrats in the Congress in 2010, and prepare, starting today, this very hour, to take back our country in 2012 from the most radical liberal to disgrace the halls of the White House. As part of this, we must purge our ranks of so-called moderates and turn-coats (Peggy Noonan, for starters, is on notice, never again will we allow you to refer to or associate yourself with the Conservative movement, you are not one of us, go to your Democrat playmates and stay there). Let us rebuild the GOP. I pray that the head loser, McCain, will have the graciousness to retire from the Senate as well. We sure as heck don't need anymore of his moderate, "reach across the aile" nonsense. He played footsie with the Dems in the 2004 election and got what he deserved--a slap in the face from the people he thought he "could work with and find common ground". There is no common ground with the Democrats. There is only our way or their way. There is no middle ground. That is the lesson to learn over the next four years. We will also have to take back power with our talk radio, without the Internet. Both will be regulated and controlled by the BHO thrugs we saw at the Philly voting booths. That is the future of America. That and surrender in Iraq and humiliation in Afghanistan before we come limping home from there as well. Wake up Conservatives. We are about to feel the wrath of the extreme left wing of the Democrat machine!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 5:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul you are so full of yourself! Why don't you find another America or country and go live in it! I wonder if BHO was white would you be whining and complaining about the Democrats. People like you with your slave mentality is the reason why America need a change!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 6:16:00 AM  
Blogger Greywolfe said...

First, I'd like to say that I agree with MOST of your blog. The part that I would disagree with is the fact that Mitt Romney would have beaten out McCain had Gov. Huckabee bowed out when it became obvious he couldn't win. Mitt would have had the conservative base fired up in ways that McCain, due to his liberal past, could not get done.

Now I'd like to take issue with Anonymous. You are either a comlete idiot, or you are a genuine dyed in the wool liberal. To which I'm afraid, only generous use of electro-shock therapy could help. Just because we can't stand the thought of a socialist in the presidency doesn't mean that we are racist. Racism is the attack of choice by facists that don't want us to have a discussion on the downside of this, admittedly historic, election. And if I, from this day forward, hear the words "hope and change" in the same sentence EVER again, I will take up a position in a bell tower with a deer rifle. God help me, I'm sick of bumper sticker voters.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 6:37:00 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Excellent post Word and full of the graciousness that is you! While I disagree with Obama I must recognize the historical significance and what it means in the greatness of our Nation.

I dare anyone to say we are a racist Nation again or try and use race as an excuse because racist Nations do not elect minority leaders and Obama has proven that using race is NO excuse for not succeeding in this country!

No from a ideological stand point, the fight has just begun and I vow here and now to fight with every ounce of my conservative being to make our government and those who will be leading it hold fast to free and fundamental Constitutional principles.

To remember that we are a Constitutional Republic and want no part of European Socialism. If it means I have to travel to Washington DC and yell it from the streets and the gallery of the House and Senate then I will do what it takes to fight for those principles that have made this country great.

Obama did not win because people believed in his policy because most who voted for him could not tell anyone what it was. He is an unknown who was elected because of hype first and foremost.

Second he was elected because of false blame for a mortgage crises that if it had happened last summer or later this month would have allowed a McCain victory.

Third this is also a referendum on Republicans. When a Dem spends like a drunken sailor, though people do not like it they expect it because that is what they do.

When Republicans spend like a drunken sailor it angers people because they do not expect it from the GOP. This combined with the mortgage debacle created an anger that was shown in the polls yesterday.

Fight we must and fight we will to keep America free!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:07:00 AM  
Blogger Nightcrawler said...

May God have mercy on our souls.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:53:00 AM  
Blogger BB-Idaho said...

Paul pretty well sums up the attitude of the Bush/Cheney/Rove administration...and likely the reason the GOP failed.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


I completely disagree. You're merely echoing the caricature-sentiments of the BDSers.

Bush and Rove have been nothing short of gracious toward the Obama win.

I doubt the White House will be trashed, "O" 's ripped off of keyboards when the Administration leaves office. I've heard that Bush has done the unprecedented, and has been giving briefings in hopes of making the transition as smooth as possible, for the sake of national security, earlier than any previous administration has done. As far as I can tell, Bush has been very professional.

And in governing the nation, I see him as more to the center than many leftwing critics will credit him for.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger An American that cares! said...

Jimmy carter must be happy, he will no longer be the worse president we ever had.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Thanks for the gracious words Wordsmith. The McCain I saw last night was the McCain I respected and voted for in 2000. Recently he had lost his way. And I think he knew it. Last night he found his way back.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Nicely written, Word. I expect no less from you. I agree, it is for Republicans to be the grown ups and not treat Obama as Bush has been treated by the deranged. I will never say, "He's not my president." Even though Obama said to McCain during a debate, "John, YOUR President." I have too much repect for our country to stoop to Obama levels.

Good luck to us all.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 1:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greywolfe-- It's about hope and change!!!! Now please take up your deer rifle in a bell tower! Why don't all of you stop whining and do something about your own lives to make it better. Stop waiting and wishing man to do it for you! If you have faith in a Greater Power or Creator you would put the will of your lives into Him, not man! All of you sound like hopeless, lost souls, who apparently need faith (isn't this what the holy than though Repulican party preaches). You are putting you life, dreams and hopes on making your life better into a man. What you should be doing now is praying, instead of whining about "Whoa is me", "My life is over Barack Obama is the President", "he's going to turn the country into a socialist one", "I will never called him President", "He will never be my President". You guys are spending so much time and energy blogging about nothing. Wake up! Go sponsor a family in need, do some community service, go read to some elementary kids, find ways to brighten up you life, instead of relying on man! And complaining about the Elect President. Do something good and stop being judgemental about things you have no clue about. There is only one judge and He made us all equal by making it impossible for anyone to live it without dying!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 2:51:00 PM  
Blogger Tapline said...

Word, I am sot so elequent with my writings as some of the commenters here on this blog, but I can say that what i feel will transpire is the loading of the Supreme Court with justices who feel that the constitution is a living document and as such new laws can be made by the justices to fit a given situation. I fear this power. They have already spoken about presidential power and given some of it over to the courts. Congress did not object, nor will they object when new laws make their way across this nation. such as Roe vs. Wade. The murder of innocent babies.. and as I said I fear this power in the hands of a few individuals.....Some of the changes that OB wants to get through will be halted by Politican ranglings So I do not fear that just law makers in black robes....stay well.....

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger BB-Idaho said...

Word, I agree with your disagreement. Rove and Bush have been exemplary and graceful in welcoming the new administration.
My POV is that Paul trashes the moderate GOP wing..and they were pretty well left out of the admin.
Huge mistake, if Paul thinks there are that many on the far right. Thats all.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 4:44:00 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Anonymous, you have again proven that the left is not going to let the truth get in the way of a good attack. Your assertion that Obama won the white vote with 60% is pathetically wrong. The breakdown was McCain by 12 points, 55 to 43. http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/11/05/fox-news-exit-poll-summary-599974112/

Further, the leftists want to talk about racism of white voters, lets talk about the 95% of blacks that voted against McCain, this is flat out racist.

Wordsmith, good blog. We have to keep our heads and continue the good fight in a civil manner. I agree Sarah will be back.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:07:00 PM  
Blogger Indigo Red said...

2012? Is it 1984 yet?!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:41:00 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

So many Republicans have been more gracious than any of the Democrats have ever been. McCain's concession speech was extremely gracious and a stark contrast from Kerry and Gore who refused to let go and and give W his due.

Today, Karl Rove has been very gracious as well and I find this striking when you consider how he was demonized by those on the left.

I also had liberals just descending on my blog last night gloating. I would never, ever do that to someone and it boggles my mind how immature so many people are on the left.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:52:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Great op-ed by Shelby Steele in today's LATimes

Why don't all of you stop whining and do something about your own lives to make it better.

Did I whine in my post?

Stop waiting and wishing man to do it for you! If you have faith in a Greater Power or Creator you would put the will of your lives into Him, not man! All of you sound like hopeless, lost souls, who apparently need faith

Sorry, sunshine...that would be an apt description for Peggy and the rest of the Obama true believers (Don't forget to check out my video in that post, of the Messiah-worship).

You are putting you life, dreams and hopes on making your life better into a man.

That would be YOUR SIDE for the Obamassiah.

Go sponsor a family in need, do some community service, go read to some elementary kids, find ways to brighten up you life, instead of relying on man!

Who the devil are you talking to?!?! It's like you are having a conversation with yourself, projecting your own hang-ups, here.

I've spent a number of years doing community service and volunteer work; don't know what you're railing about...

Btw, studies indicate that conservatives give more to charities and tend to be happier and more optimistic. For whatever that's worth.

You're the one who sounds bitter with an angry chip on her shoulder.

Relax! Be magnanimous and gracious in victory, rather than a sore winner.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger An American that cares! said...

Is it 2012 yet?
I'm with you on that one!

Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:41:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I disagree with everything that surrounds Obama, but I'll wait to see his ACTIONS or perhaps, his inactions. However, I have an excellent idea where the REST of the Demorats are going in an immediate fashion.


Thursday, November 06, 2008 6:17:00 AM  
Blogger Beach Girl said...

Good blog. Glad I found you...

Thursday, November 06, 2008 8:06:00 AM  
Blogger mnotaro said...

Black people set their own limitations...White people aren't always the ones holding AA back...black people are always thinking they can't do it, woe is me, I can't do it, white people won't let us...blah blah blah...get up off your butts like the rest of us and know you can achieve anything you want...we are going to have an AA in the White House...if that doesn't say to you that you can do anything you want in this country, I don't know what else to say to you. Maybe we can finally put the word racism to rest now...or will the liberal illuminati never let that happen?

Thursday, November 06, 2008 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Z said...

His actions, so far, are weird....the KING OF CHANGE picks ROHM EMANUEL for Chief of Staff? Well, it's a change to the nineties, I guess..?

I'll never forget his rubbing his third finger over his cheek in an obvious message ON VIDEO in front of a large crowd of people he felt was more important to impress with his being 'cool' than showing class because he was on video for the world to see.....that was used against HIllary and then a few weeks ago with mcCain. Stunned me....showed me the lack of class we can't really afford to have in a president.

And the lies, of course. Who here remembers him saying, about Ayers, "we live in the same neighborhood" > How many times did the campaign have to go into the website and pull things after conservative bloggers had found the truth and somehow got it out there even against the media?

Must make people feel warm and fuzzy having voted for the Nation of Islam messiah. I can't imagine.

yes, we have to be civil, but I for one am just a bit sick of Bush being SO slammed every single damned day and now he's being so magnanimous.

It's time for conservatives to hone the message...only 9% of those polled as they exited said Republicans are too Conservative....that sends a big message.

I believe that had McCain not flown to Washington during the financial crisis, he'd have won. Or come closer........it's SO funny to see obama being touted as calm in pressure when he did NOTHING in the crisis but say "if you need me, call me"

If the media had been the honest media America used to enjoy, he'd have won, too. What happened to Joe the Plumber should be enough to send shivers down American spines.........but people just aren't listening. Scary.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 2:23:00 PM  
Blogger mccainpalin said...

Palin would be great in 2012, but i think Bobby Jindal is worth taking a look at as well.

Monday, November 10, 2008 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger knowitall said...

What will the media do now that the left-wing illuminati, whom they refused to focus on have won?

Thursday, November 20, 2008 5:40:00 PM  

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