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....