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November 6, 2008

“He will bring them death…”

Filed under: politics — by lindyborer @ 8:46 am
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“…and they will love him for it.”  -Senator Gracchus of the mob’s reaction to Commodus’ rule, from the movie Gladiator 

Yes, it takes a strong stomach to turn on the TV lately.  The media and Hollywood are in the midst of what appears to be a non-stop collective Obama orgy lovefest.  I don’t begrudge them their happiness–completely.  For many of them, especially African Americans, the election of Obama is a trascendental moment in their history, and I can respect that. 

But only to a point.  For me, all celebration stops when I think of the dismal human rights policies of President-Elect Barack Obama (henceforth, PEBO), and that the liberals of the Democrat Party that have taken control of two branches of government, and are already eyeing the third.  Here we go.

I think we can take heart, though, in the fact that many of the same voters who did cast a ballot for Obama might not necessarily support some of his more radical policies, and were simply caught up in the “making history” part of this election, when it comes right down to it.  When the euphoria wears off, and people come to realize that his messianic promises are either empty, not possible, or frightening to individual liberties, basic human rights, and national security, they might have second thoughts.  It would at least show that the majority of Americans still retain some common sense and respect for the foundational values of our country.   

Of course, at that point, it might be too late. 

Ninety-three percent of African Americans voted for PEBO.  This is unprecedented.  But, I highly doubt 93% of African Americans support a lot of his liberal policies–including abortion and gay marriage.  One can only conclude that a good many of them voted for PEBO due to his race.  It is said, for instance, that Proposition Eight was passed in CA precisely because of the high African American turnout.  (Quite ironic.)  [Update:  Who supported Prop. 8?] 

Of course, due to PEBO’s election, we are now in the “post-racial era.”  Thank God for that—I’m going to hold it to them, though, every time someone calls a Republican a racist for disagreeing with PEBO.  We’ll see if we’re really in a post-racial era, then.  Why do you really think Jesse Jackson was crying during Obama’s victory speech?  If there’s no more racism, he’s going to have to get a new day-job.

I already believe that Obama Buyer Remorse (perhaps, Obama Ballot Remorse) is taking place.  People wanted to “be a part of history” by voting for him, but I think many are starting to question their decision.  Why do I think this?

I can see what people type in a search query when they find my blog.  Many are along the lines of Obama’s BAIPA votes, what Obama’s economic policies are, and “what is socialism?”  Well, it’s honorable to want to be informed, but it’s a LITTLE LATE for that, now.  Others are humorous–in that they’re typing in, “Income redistribution success stories”–and arriving at MY blog!  Another, “why BO is good for capitalism.”  Hilarious.  Well, I hope they’re taking note of what I’ve said about that.  I hardly think they’ll find anything they’re looking for relating to Obama being “good” for capitalism.

But many Americans voted for change, and “change” they will most definitely get. 

Melanie Phillips has this to say about Obama’s election (entire column may be read, here):

“So now we are promised a change in America’s fundamental values. And they really will be changed. Obama has said in terms that he thinks the US constitution is flawed. America’s belief in itself as defending individual liberty, truth and justice on behalf of the free world will now be expiated instead as its original sin. Those who have for the past eight years worked to bring down the America that defends and protects life and liberty are today ecstatic. They have stormed the very citadel on Pennsylvania Avenue itself.

Millions of Americans remain lion-hearted, decent, rational and sturdy. They find themselves today abandoned, horrified, deeply apprehensive for the future of their country and the free world. No longer the land of the free and the home of the brave; they must now look elsewhere.” 

Brace up.  It’s going to be a fight, but fight we must.

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5 Comments »

  1. “For many of them, especially African Americans, the election of Obama is a trascendental moment in their history, and I can respect that.”

    It’s your history too.

    Comment by tandre07 — November 6, 2008 @ 8:48 am |Reply

  2. Your blog is well written, but I obviously have fundamental differences and some items you are attributing to Obama are a little out of context. As far as the constitution goes, I have to say that it probably is a little flawed. But that’s the great part about it you can amend it (and even the most staunch textualist original intent jurisprudence practitioners such as Scalia, Thomas, and the late CJ Renqhist would all agree). For instance, it’s in the constitution that blacks will be counted at 3/5 of a person for elections. I think all reasonable people can agree that this is a flaw. Women were also not contemplated as having suffrage in the original document. Obviously some of these “flaws” at the drafting of the constitution were addressed in amendments, but I think you aren’t taking that into account when you throw out a statement like that. As far as this buyer’s remorse thing, I’m just going to have to respectfully disagree, and I don’t really think I need to rationalize it more than that.

    Comment by tandre07 — November 6, 2008 @ 9:03 am |Reply

  3. Thank you for your respectful disagreement.

    Obama’s election is a part of my history because it happened in my lifetime and I voted in the election. But it is not “transcendental” for me, personally. I think his election is a major step backwards for the civil rights movement, given his total support for abortion at all costs, and the disproportionally large percentage of African American babies who are aborted. No one speaks of this tragedy.

    His election is a wonderful victory in the sense that it displays the true equality of all Americans. This is a great and admirable thing.

    As for Obama’s view of the Constitution, he deplores the fact that it places limits on government. Limited government is what has made America the greatest success story and added to its prosperity among nations. Of course it was flawed originally, and that is why we have the Amendments. But turning it on its head is a recipe for disaster. Obama wants Supreme Court Justices to have “empathy.” Most Americans want SCJs to interpret the Constitution (and its amendments) as they were written, and not based on zeitgeist. Liberals do not want conservative judges to legislate from the bench, and vice versa. But Obama stated that he didn’t think the Warren Court (of the civil rights era of the 1960s) was “radical enough.” And, based upon those comments, it appears that he would change the constitution and radicalize the courts for the purposes of income redistribution, a decidedly un-American, despotic practice that doesn’t respect the freedom and individual liberties that have defined America since its inception.

    Comment by lindyborer — November 6, 2008 @ 12:12 pm |Reply

  4. Link: http://townhall.com/Columnists/FloydandMaryBethBrown/2008/08/15/not_all_african_americans_starry-eyed_for_obama

    Not All African-Americans Starry-Eyed For Obama -including MLK Jr.’s niece and activist, Dr. Alveda King

    Comment by lindyborer — November 6, 2008 @ 12:33 pm |Reply

  5. Welcome to the Daily News site Lindy!

    Comment by Kat — January 27, 2009 @ 12:42 pm |Reply


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