05 November 2008

A new beginning...

For every dark cloud, there is a silver lining. With the election of Barack Hussein Obama, we have two silver linings. The first good thing about this whole morass is that it's over! But now we have to deal with Illinois' favorite-empty-suit as our president. The second good thing is that the bitter black people who "cling to the LINK cards" will finally see that this country is NOT racist and bigoted.

From Michelle Malkin:
If we live in such a racist country, as the friends and fellow travelers of Barack Obama have argued vehemently throughout this campaign season, how did AmeriKKKa end up electing The One?

President-elect Obama’s first order of business should be to issue a blanket apology to all the voters he and his minions derided as hopelessly bitter, clingy rednecks and inveterate racists.

Let us not forget what Obama said about the citizens of Pennsylvania and Ohio – both of which ended up in the Obama column last night. “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama told well-heeled donors in San Francisco. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Those of us in the know, know that this election won't stifle the professional Race Hustlers like Sharpton, Farrakhan and Jackson. They'll find a way to squirm their way out of the headlock and then blame whites ~ again and again ~ for what is squarely within their scope of control.

And in an earlier post, I had the YouTube video of Peggy Joseph. She's closer to the core of what expectations are than most white voters. She's firmly in the camp of "Now that there's a black man in the White House, I'm going to get EVEN MORE free stuff!" Many liberals that I speak to don't think that Obama is going to increase social spending, even though that's exactly what he's been crowing about for 2 years.

Many are wondering why so many Republicans either crossed over, or chose not to vote at all...here's a great extract from someone who works at the GOP's "Hill". They try to make the case that for all of his faults, you should still have voted for McCain but, I think many just elected to check out and swallow the Kool-aid that Obama was serving. They either didn't vote, or voted for Barry.

Could the GOP have tendered ANYONE that could have defeated Obama? Byron York thinks not:

Could any candidate have been elected to succeed a president of his own party whose job approval rating was 25 percent? Probably not. Could any candidate have been elected to continue his party’s stay in the White House when roughly 90 percent of Americans believed the country was on the wrong track? Probably not. Could any candidate from the governing party have been elected after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 4,000 points before one could even turn around? Probably not.

McCain faced all those obstacles — and not just those, but a political climate in which his advantage over his opponent was perversely diminished by McCain’s own courage and good judgment. In the primaries, McCain bet his entire candidacy on the surge in Iraq. He was right, and Democrats were wrong. By any measure, he should have benefited, and Democrats should have suffered, when the surge worked. Instead, as Americans achieved greater success in Iraq — and as U.S. deaths fell to 13 last month, equaling the lowest total in a very long time — the war in Iraq simply fell off many voters’ radar screens. McCain’s resoluteness and good sense went largely unrewarded.

The funny thing is: If the Democrats had actually nominated a true moderate candidate - not one with the thinnest of resumes, and a checkered past - McCain would have lost by 15-20% The fact that McCain was so close shows you just how weak a candidate Obama was (is).

A final denouement by Mark Steyn:

The Republicans lost this election. I disagree with Lisa. I think we are near a point at which America joins the rest of the west as a center-left society — that's to say, a society whose assumptions about the role of government and the size of the state are far closer to Continental social democracies than to the Founding Fathers. In a grim media-cultural environment, the temptation for American conservatism is to be seduced into becoming one of those ever so mildly right-of-left-of-right-of-left-of-center parties they have in Europe. We should have the fight about conservatism's future vigorously and openly — perhaps at Bud's Roadhouse out on Route 137 in lieu of All-Girl Mud-Wrestling Night.

Tomorrow's another day....


buzz killington said...

It's time to move forward together.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the rest of the country experiences the crook county demoratic machine. Oh yeah, they in for change.

Anonymous said...

Heard the word! Release all illegally held brothers from jail! The cracker coppers all put cases on them. Where's the reparation checks? All foreclosed properties should be turned over to needy African/American families now. End the debacle of the white man now.

Anonymous said...

but as a conservative gotta say wait and see, harold was the boggie man at 1st but didnt turn out to be all that badm got more from him then the city hall narrow back irish ever gave us.just a thought

Anonymous said...

12:44, r u saying the best mayor to us was a narrow back? Jane did more for us than anyone, Harold did nothing for us, he laid off the lockup keepers and tried to layoff police.

Anonymous said...

buzz killington said...
It's time to move forward together.

11:19 AM

That would be fine but the majority of blacks are the racists not the white's or Obama would have not been elected . Go ask the black man if he wants to move forward with you !Hell no

Coldtype said...

Rue I've long anticipated that the "post racial" America bullshit line would emerge if Obama were elected and right on cue it's all over the place. How unimaginative we've become.

People have mistaken symbolism with substance. Obama is as mainstream a candidate as the ruling class could have hoped for and they adore him. President-Elect Obama's a servant of Wall Street, Big Pharma, the insurance industry, and the Military Industrial Complex. Period. If you harbor doubts then take a look at the record-breaking campaign contributions he received from this sector--it dwarfed those sent to McCain.

Your president elect is an Ivy League trained, DLC approved member of the elite--not Soul Brother #1 as many idiotic mouth-breathers insist. Obama's repudiation of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a civil rights warrior in the tradition of MLK and Malcolm X, should have made this perfectly clear. It was Obama's signal to white America that he would in no way hold them accountable for the rampant and persistent institutional racism that continues to manifest itself in our society. Despite the fact that over 150 years have passed since emancipation and 40 years since the last significant Jim Crow era laws were struck down (100 years after the post Civil War amendments!), blacks are disproportionately more likely to be imprisoned, under-employed, and with shorter life expectancy than other races--a fact unchanged in this country from a century ago.

Obama will not challenge white race privilege in America so he's the perfect feel good candidate. He's not the other candidate who's wedded to Team Bush's disastrous policies, and he offers a symbolic way for many to proclaim (absurdly) that racism has been put to bed in America without having to address the deeply embedded inequalities that have been a part of this nation's DNA since its founding.

Anonymous said...

Right on Coldie!!

The money received by Obama from Big Business is obscene. He no more will move to policies of Socialism than the Man on the Moon.

The middle and working classes will pay more while the ultra rich will still receive their entitlements. We've already helped bail out their investments. What's next? The bailout of the Board of Trade?


Coldtype said...

siontrigThe truth about Obama's true agenda has already begun to emerge Lefty with his selection of brass-knuckle political insider, corporate centrist, and Zionist partisan Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff today. Furthermore there are whispers that his choice for the post of Secretary of the Treasury is none other than Larry Summers who served in that role under DLC hero Bill Clinton. Summers was instrumental in deregulating the US financial sector during the Clinton years. That really worked out well.

Summers by the way was the author of this infamous memo in which he explored the benefits of dumping pollution by-products into Third-World communities.

Coldtype said...

I have no idea what that bullshit "siontrig" is doing at the beginning of my post.

Bitches In Blue said...

great post Rue!!!! As usual.......... And a hats off to Coldtype......... You hit it on the head as well... I believe no one won on 04nov08. We are all screwed. It will be an interesting 4 years to say the least.

Rue St. Michel said...

Well hell yes Coldie - of course the "post racial America" line emerged...The reason? Because that is why the majority of whites voted for him. They're sick and tired of being accused, without basis or justification, of being racists. The fact that so many voted for him shows that, indeed, the majority of whites in this country are color-blind.

And to your second point: Obama is as far as you can get AWAY from a mainstream candidate. Stop saying he's 'mainstream' - he's not. Of course he wouldn't take Jesse Jackson's tact and pursue racial divisions - he's portraying himself as a unifier. Jackson, MLK, Malcolm X and Jeremiah Wright are all radical black separatists. He probably aligns privately with them but we weren't shown that side of him since the MSM was actively burying any negative issues associated with Black Liberation Theology.

You give much credence to 'white privilege' - would you give any credence to 'black privilege'? By Black privilege I mean the sense of entitlement that the black community feels they 'deserve' for any number of reasons. The black community has had 45 years of welfare and social entitlements and what has all those trillions accomplished? Nothing but rampant crime, illiteracy, the destruction of the black family and ... more cries of "we need more."

What is racism anyway? In my opinion, it is filtering all your judgments and sensory input through your own racial identity. Isn't that what most blacks do all the time?

America's chickens are coming home to roost.

Anonymous said...

"The black community has had 45 years of welfare and social entitlements and what has all those trillions accomplished? Nothing but rampant crime, illiteracy, the destruction of the black family and ... more cries of "we need more."

Wow 45 years of governmental aid compared to the what, previous almost 200 years of enslavement?

No my friend, persons of color only want a level playing field. Tuesday's Obama victory will help, in a small way. Unfortunately, I think, their plight shall continue.

Finally, Coldie is right, Obama is a mainstream candidate as there can be. He won't go against the big bankers, the big conglomerates and the big politicos. He won't go against the corrupt two-party system.


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Anonymous said...

in the navy in the 50s we had a smart irish ass lt, who knew it all and would fuck over any and all enlisted man if he got a chance needless to say he was boston irish with a agenda to prove. while off the korean coast he took the bridge after conning the old man into beleiving he could handle the destroyer needless to say mr, southside irish wannabe put it on the rocks and almost sunk it and then tried to blame the quartermaster, after a week in port for repairs mr, asshole was gone. my point is when the shit comes down will the annoited one be up to the challenge.also interesting to se if he keeps PAT FITZ in as US attny

Coldtype said...
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