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Steven Den Beste’s “Not the end of the world”
November 5, 2008, 4:42 pm
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A lot of bad things are going to happen during this term. But I don’t think that this is an irreversible catastrophe for the union. I’ve lived long enough to absorb this basic truth: the US is too large and too strong to destroy in just 4 years. Or even in 8. We survived 6 years of Nixon. We survived 4 years of Carter. We even survived 8 years of Clinton, God alone knows how.

The President of the United States is the most powerful political figure in the world, but as national executives go his powers are actually quite restricted. Obama will become President, but he won’t be dictator or king, let alone deity. He still has to work with the House and the Senate, and he still has to live within Constitutional restrictions, and with a judiciary that he mostly didn’t appoint.

The main reason this will be a “coming of age” moment is that now Obama and the Democrats have to put up or shut up. Obama got elected by making himself a blank slate, with vapid promises about “hope” and “change” — but now he actually has to do something. Now he has to reveal his true agenda. And with the Democrats also having a majority in both chambers of Congress, now the Democrats really have to lead. And they’re not going to do a very good job of it. It’s going to be amusing to watch.

And the people who fell for the demagoguery will learn an invaluable lesson.

Are you a dejected conservative Eeyore in need of some perspective?  I highly encourage you to read on.



President-elect Barack Hussein Obama
November 5, 2008, 4:41 pm
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Congratulations to President-elect Barack Hussein Obama.

You carried out a hard fought campaign against an admirable opponent and a great American patriot, Senator John McCain.

While I vehemently disagree with the platform of your campaign, your personal associations, and many of your core political beliefs and ideas for the future of our nation, I pledge to you the following:

  • I will not stand by idly while our Constitution is under assault by liberal activist judges and leftist legislators who seek to undermine the very purpose of its foundation.

and finally and most importantly above all,

Congratulations President-elect Obama and may God bless.



Krauthammer: “McCain for President”
October 24, 2008, 5:00 pm
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Kudos to Krauthammer (heh) for remaining a man of principle.

I stand athwart the rush of conservative ship-jumpers of every stripe — neo (Ken Adelman), moderate (Colin Powell), genetic/ironic (Christopher Buckley) and socialist/atheist (Christopher Hitchens) — yelling “Stop!”

I shall have no part of this motley crew. I will go down with the McCain ship. I’d rather lose an election than lose my bearings.



“An Army of Joes”
October 20, 2008, 3:06 pm
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Dave in Texas writes over at Ace’s about Tito Munoz, a small construction business owner, who has had enough of the treatment Joe the Plumber is getting from the press.

Though his (Tito’s) legal status is not the main point of the story, I dug this quote:

“I was born in Colombia, but I was made in the U.S.A.”

Rock on, Tito.



McCain and Obama offer words of encouragement, motivation, inspiration, etc.
October 17, 2008, 11:44 pm
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Guess who said what:

I know what fear feels like. It’s a thief in the night who robs your strength. I know what hopelessness feels like. It’s an enemy who defeats your will. I felt those things once before. I will never let them in again. I’m an American. And I choose to fight.

Don’t give up hope. Be strong. Have courage. And fight.

Fight for a new direction for our country. Fight for what’s right for America. Fight to clean up the mess of corruption, infighting and selfishness in Washington.

Fight to get our economy out of the ditch and back in the lead.

Fight for the ideals and character of a free people.

Fight for our children’s future.

Fight for justice and opportunity for all.

Stand up to defend our country from its enemies.

Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.

Meanwhile, That Guy had these inspiring words:

“Don’t underestimate the capacity of Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory,” he said, only half in jest. “Don’t underestimate our ability to screw it up.”

Truer words were never spoken.



Senator McCain’s Nomination Speech:
September 5, 2008, 2:43 pm
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Quote of the night:

“I’m not running for president because I think I’m blessed with such personal greatness that history has anointed me to save our country in its hour of need. My country saved me. My country saved me, and I cannot forget it. And I will fight for her for as long as I draw breath, so help me God.”



Obaminator: The Sarah Palin Chronicles
September 4, 2008, 2:58 pm
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I just whipped this up this morning using Paint.NET.

Update:

Commenter at Ace’s:

219 OBAMA = JOE THEISMAN’S LEG

PALIN = LAWRENCE TAYLOR

Posted by: phreshone at September 04, 2008 12:08 AM (bsZk4)

hahaha.



The character of a leader
September 3, 2008, 2:16 pm
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“This is the kind of character that civilizations from the beginning of history have sought in their leaders. Strength. Courage. Humility. Wisdom. Duty. Honor,”

-Fred Thompson



McCain picks Palin!
August 29, 2008, 4:56 pm
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PalinVPSelection082908

Ace:

I just heard on CNN her husband’s a fighter pilot and loves craps. Nope: Her husband’s an oil jockey and champion snowmobiler. I heard wrong; they were talking about McCain.

Niiice.

Commenter @ Ace’s, Bart–

80 For the first time in my life I’m proud of my country.

Posted by: Bart at August 29, 2008 12:03 PM (/EpPq)

Ha!

This is truly excellent.

Rush during her speech,

I want this woman to age in office.

[…] She showed up today in a skirt, not a pantsuit. (paraphrase)

Update:

Rush post-speech:

Babies, guns, Jesus… Hot. Damn.