Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

November 5, 2008

Are you one of the 55 million?

Filed under: politics — by lindyborer @ 4:22 pm
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For those out there feeling down about Obama’s election:

There are some 55 million Americans who didn’t get caught up in the hype and managed to retain some common sense in this “landslide” election.  For all the media’s sycophantic drooling over Obama and his record-breaking campaign spending, he only won the popular vote by five points.  Take heart, there are still people out there—lots of them—who didn’t blindly vote to make a statement, be “hip,” or leave their scruples at the door simply to be a part of history.

The conservative movement is going to come back stronger than ever, because the conservative movement is not based on passing trends, it is based upon principle.   

And now, the call is for “unity.”  Unity is an admirable quality, please don’t misunderstand me.  But asking me to abandon the values and principles that guide my actions is something that I will not do.  No doubt these words will be deemed blasphemy by Obama supporters.  So be it.     

55 million Americans chose not to abandon their principles in order for “change.”  I am proud to be one of them. 

Can we stay true to our principles?  YES WE CAN.



  1. Yes I am comforted by the 55 million. I really cannot take the media today. I have listened to conservative radio for the most part and every time I try to watch some news it is non-stop drool. I just hope the republicans, that are still in office, don’t get caught up in this unity crap. I don’t need to make myself feel better about my positions by being welcomed into the O crowd for the sake of unity. I am a proud conservative. I know free markets work. I know lower taxes stimulates the economy. I know you cannot legislate economic growth. YES I CAN stay true to my principles.

    Comment by Lisa — November 5, 2008 @ 4:35 pm |Reply

  2. i simply can not watch any more…read any more…of this. this drooling. this nauseating stumbling and bumbling and tears {from Jesse Jackson and Oprah, are you serious?} this claim to have ‘smelled hope’ when getting a picture taken with him.

    Come on, America, my stomach can take only so much and then i have automatic gag reflex.

    I am proud of the 55 mil. and am proud to be one of them. I believe my faith in the Catholic Church and my deeply seeded anti abortion and conservative values and farm grown morals and values have become even more important now. and I believe there will be people coming back to The Catholic Church because of that man. Because the will see his ways are not good for any, rich, poor, old, unborn, plumbers or socialites.

    Comment by L. — November 5, 2008 @ 5:02 pm |Reply

  3. Lindy,

    Your reference of a “conservative movement,” does that mean whining and complaining? President Elect Obama is many days from even being inaugurated. Give him a break, he hasn’t done anything yet. If/when he does, then complain. For now, I’d recommend re-watching McCain’s consession speech again. He has some wise things to say about how ALL Americans should come together to support Obama for the good of the country. He is. You won’t even need to “leave your scruples at the door” to do that.

    Comment by Lucas — November 5, 2008 @ 5:08 pm |Reply

  4. Luke: Where’ve you been? I’ve been waiting for your comments. And you don’t disappoint!

    Let me know just how exactly I’m whining and complaining. Stating my views–yes. I suppose to you simply claiming any opinion contrary to Obama’s qualifies as “whining.” Welcome to Obama’s America, everyone. No dissent allowed!

    As for McCain’s “consession” speech and “coming together”? McCain lost the election because he played the part of the moderate Republican, not the true conservative. Recall my frequent blogging about many peoples’ concern over McCain and his “maverick” role, Sarah Palin’s true conservatism, and many Republicans who weren’t exactly ecstatic over McCain’s primary win over more conservative candidates. So it is no surprise to hear him say he’s lending his support to Obama. And he’s sticking to the script of the gracious non-winning candidate. What else is someone in his position going to say?

    Now, for many Americans, abandoning a strongly held principle–such as opposing abortion–is simply not an option. You see, my values don’t sway with the tide of current fashion or public opinion.

    For you to suggest that I don’t need to leave my scruples at the door to support the most radical pro-abortion candidate ever displays a startling lack of mental clarity on your part.

    Comment by lindyborer — November 5, 2008 @ 6:17 pm |Reply

  5. Whining and complaining was too harsh, I apologize. I try and refrain from leaving comments, because we have long before, in essence, agreed to disagree. The reason for todays comment however, was for what I believe, a personal attack on my intelligence because I voted for Obama. My convictions that lead me to vote the way I do has nothing to do with being “hip” or “fashionable.” I additionally believe in the fact that any American President deserves the respect of the position. One can disagree and still contribute to the good of the whole. Both parties have respected positions, but it will take both to bring this nation out of the quagmire that we’re currently in….

    Comment by Lucas — November 5, 2008 @ 7:58 pm |Reply

  6. No doubt Conservatives/Republicans will not abandon our principles, as was demonstrated today in the passage of Proposition 8 in California of all places. But that does not mean we as Americans and Christians should abandon ALL support and hope for the success of our elected leader, which is fundamentally different than supporting all of his philosophies, beliefs, policies, decisions, etc. McCain’s concession speech was in that vein, and probably no different than any other concession speech in US History. I think Lindy, your comments also fall in that vein.

    What we should try to avoid is the same mistake made during the Bush Administration, which was the unabashed, unjustified demonization of Bush and his administration and even our soldiers into the “Bush Derangement Syndrome”. This syndrome in my opinion is one of the main reasons we arrived here with one of the most Leftist candidates possible as our President. The Obama Victory was also bought by a great campaign and smooth rhetoric full of many utopian promises (yes, even on a grander scale even for most politicians). Now he is faced with immense challenge of living up to them.

    I agree it will take great leadership and the best and brightest of all Americans whether Left or Right to solve the economic strife while continuing to keep America safe. However, Obama has done nothing to demonstrate in his entire political career to assure me that he will be willing to live up to his rhetoric of “unity” and “bipartisanship”. Nor do I believe he will morph into anything other than what he already is: a far left of center politician (as demonstrated by his #1 liberal voting record in Senate, his own words echoing socialistic principles of “spreading the wealth”, and his staunchly radical abortion stance, his tax policies (i.e. raising capital gains taxes), his Carter-esque foreign policy, amongst others). His plan to increase income and capital gains taxes, increase government spending (including nationalization of healthcare, another bad idea), and his foreign policy positions regarding Iran and Russia-Georgia conflict, are all unwise. These philosophies will hopefully be abandoned or at least tempered to practical wisdom. But I’m not holding my breath.

    Obama’s vision for America which he referred to in his speech last night, in many ways is fundamentally different from many Moderate and Conservative Americans (as stated, 55 million), which he failed to articulate to the masses (although he has let slip to Joe the Plumber and speeches whilst in San Francisco). It also differs from the very core beliefs of our founding fathers, who fought a Revolution to free America from the controls of government and ensure individuals liberties. Obama’s view of a “living” and “transformational” Constitution is contrary to the Conservative/Moderate principles of our founding fathers, and his appointment of Supreme Court Justices will reflect this. I hope and pray Obama’s governance will be different from his inner philosophies. Maybe the Classified Intelligence Security Briefings he will be receiving over the next several weeks will serve as a buffer to his inner Leftist philosophies in regard to foreign policy, but again, I’m not holding my breath.

    His first staff nominee, Rahm Emanuel, in my opinion is a step in the wrong direction for those of us Conservatives and Moderates hoping for a tempered liberal agenda. For he I hear is as liberal as they come. But hopefully it will have a silver lining: possibly a signal to Israel that Obama still has our support? (again, I’m not holding my breath).

    So, let us wish him success in the name of our great country, but hope and pray for a miraculous temperance of this, our newest and “most-Left” President. Despite all of these major differences and disagreements, I really do think (or at least hope) that God allows things to happen for a reason, and that he means well and something good will come as a result of his election.

    Comment by JD Hart — November 5, 2008 @ 9:57 pm |Reply

  7. I agree with Lucus when he said “he (Obama) hasn’t done anything yet”
    You are so very right….this is also true for the time he spent in the Senate. There are reasons he is known as the most liberal senator, his past voting record, that and his “friends” are all we have to judge him on.

    Obama got elected for 3 reasons
    He’s African American….
    He can give a great speech…
    The economic crisis….

    A nation is judged on how it treats its most vulnerable…if a human being doesn’t have a right to life nothing else matters. Mr. Obama voted for infanticide….as a state senator….that is enough for me to question his judgment in all matters!

    Comment by trish — November 5, 2008 @ 10:08 pm |Reply

  8. I kind of hope that Pres. Ob. continues his pattern of not doing anything— now is the time to vote “present”. We may be safer, more prosperous, and a few thousand more human beings will exist.

    Comment by Dee — November 5, 2008 @ 10:38 pm |Reply

  9. For now, we have a new president-elect. In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, we owe it to the Democrats to show their president the exact same kind of respect and loyalty that they have shown our recent Republican president.
    …Quote from Ann Coulter

    Comment by Dee — November 6, 2008 @ 8:29 am |Reply

  10. Dee,
    I love the quote from Ann Coulter!! Can you imagine if we treated Obama like they treated George Bush?? Suddenly the Democrats would be on their high horse about respecting the office of president.
    They are such a hypocritcal bunch!!!

    Comment by Bridget — November 8, 2008 @ 2:29 am |Reply

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