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Itís All Up To Them Now
The Virginian ^ | 11/5/2008 | Moneyrunner

Posted on 11/05/2008 5:11:52 AM PST by moneyrunner

The country has just won a war in Iraq. That’s the good news.

But the global economy is a mess. The US auto industry is having the worst sales since 1945 and could well go bankrupt. Banks are failing right and left. People have seen their retirement funds drop by half. Hundreds of thousand find themselves out of work, and that number will rise as the first real recession in decades grips the country. Russia is rising again and challenging the US. Iran is building a nuclear bomb, threatening to wipe Israel off the map, and I have just scratched the surface of the problems facing the leadership of this country.

And we have just elected a rookie Senator whose executive experience consists of pissing away over $100 million dollars to improve Chicago’s schools with no measurable effect … oh, and running a successful campaign for the Presidency. Our next leaders will be Obama, Pelosi and Reed.

My only hope is that they will not be as inept and wrongheaded as they have been in the past. Because they are in control and are totally responsible for whatever decisions are made.

The left is celebrating the upcoming re-distribution of wealth. Many members of the Right are trying to be gracious in congratulations. I will not do that because my image of the country over the next few years is the city of Detroit, writ large. We may just have elected a slimmer, more polished version of Kwame Kilpatrick. Do we deserve that?

Me, I have spent some time in prayer. This has not been a particularly virtuous country in the last half-century as measured by traditional values of respect for life, sexual morality and reverence for God. Perhaps it is time for us to wander in the wilderness. I hope it does not last for 40 years.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: election; obama

1 posted on 11/05/2008 5:11:52 AM PST by moneyrunner
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To: moneyrunner

I hope that people have saved their Confederate money, because the Yankee dollar ain’t worth much.


2 posted on 11/05/2008 5:14:06 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: moneyrunner

Well, for the next four years, the Dems will be handed a lot of rope with which to hang themselves. All we can do is just batten down the hatches and ride it out, until they make such a royal hash out of it that people will wonder why that ever voted for that Obama idiot in the first place.


3 posted on 11/05/2008 5:16:05 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: moneyrunner

Definitely let us not hold back on the finger pointing when they screw up.


4 posted on 11/05/2008 5:18:08 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: moneyrunner

No. Our rapid Obama pull-out from the Middle East will result in losing both Iraq and Afghanistan. There will then be attacks here.


5 posted on 11/05/2008 5:18:20 AM PST by pabianice (HOW)
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To: moneyrunner
Me, I have spent some time in prayer. This has not been a particularly virtuous country in the last half-century as measured by traditional values of respect for life, sexual morality and reverence for God. Perhaps it is time for us to wander in the wilderness. I hope it does not last for 40 years.

A very good choice of words. It is a truth. America is in for some humbling circumstances in the near future. Hopefully many will turn to God in the next several years rather than curse Him.

6 posted on 11/05/2008 5:19:05 AM PST by 2nd_Amendment_Defender ("It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." -- Patrick Henry)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

You know, it’s been so long since the Carter years that people forgot what it was like...or were too young or weren’t around yet...must be time for another dose of that.


7 posted on 11/05/2008 5:19:31 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: moneyrunner

Duuuuude, it all about hope and change. That and love will bring down all of the bad vibes and the whole world will just mellow out and get high off of the Obama weed.

And if they dont like hope and change, then we will just combine them and make Chope or Hange!


8 posted on 11/05/2008 5:19:47 AM PST by VanDeKoik (I refuse to help put a date, after the hyphen, after July 4th 1776.)
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To: moneyrunner
Time to bet on the over/under about the size of the National Debt before it all comes crashing down like the Tower of Babel.

I'll take 19.8 Trillion - by then, the whole world will have passed us by, and our public sector employment will have finally outnumbered private sector employment.

9 posted on 11/05/2008 5:20:34 AM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I always likeed the fact that I was born halfway through the Carter administration.

So I can say that I didnt have to engage in hard drugs in order to get through it, and not remember anything about it.


10 posted on 11/05/2008 5:22:32 AM PST by VanDeKoik (I refuse to help put a date, after the hyphen, after July 4th 1776.)
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To: moneyrunner

“Russia is rising again and challenging the US”

We should have listened to that Khrushchev fellow “Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you ... Nikita Khrushchev, remark at the Polish embassy in Moscow, Nov. 18, 1956”.

They fouled our fields with Pueraria lobata (Kudzo), yet we did nothing, because our yields were high, even after our yields began to decline we still did nothing to root out the invasive vine. Now our fields are choked with this cursed vine and our crops are threatened, what shall we do?


11 posted on 11/05/2008 5:24:12 AM PST by Peter Horry (Mount Up Everybody and Ride to the Sound of the Guns .. Pat Buchanan)
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To: moneyrunner
Me, I have spent some time in prayer. This has not been a particularly virtuous country in the last half-century as measured by traditional values of respect for life, sexual morality and reverence for God. Perhaps it is time for us to wander in the wilderness. I hope it does not last for 40 years.

It doesn't help that the only time it seems like Christians in this country get serious about praying FOR our country is a month before an election when it looks like a guy we don't like might win. II Chronicles 7:14 doesn't just apply to election cycles!

12 posted on 11/05/2008 5:24:19 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: moneyrunner

I’m afraid that only another 911 will break the spell that Hussein has cast on the idiots in this country.


13 posted on 11/05/2008 5:25:18 AM PST by SDS
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To: SDS
Its all on the Democrats now. If this economy doesn't turn around and we get attacked and Russia invades or Iran goes wild its on Democrats.

They ran against Bush now we can run against a WHOLE PARTY.

14 posted on 11/05/2008 5:33:00 AM PST by scooby321 (Cai)
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To: pabianice

It will also result in a catastrophic drop in the morale of the U.S military. Think “Fall of Saigon”.


15 posted on 11/05/2008 5:34:57 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: moneyrunner

Somebody asked yesterday where do conservatives go when this happens? The elite snobbery all say they’re moving to Canada or France. Guess I’ll be moving to Texas. They should have never joined the union.


16 posted on 11/05/2008 5:39:40 AM PST by SaintDismas (Starting to regret the handle I chose for this forum)
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To: PzLdr

If I was in the military I would be looking for a quick way out. Let the Hussein sickos defend their new messiah.
BUT....since liberals are wimps they won’t sign up... so 0 will have to reinstate the draft...there goes the youth vote...lol...


17 posted on 11/05/2008 5:41:14 AM PST by SDS
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To: SDS

*I’m afraid that only another 911 will break the spell that Hussein has cast on the idiots in this country.*

You absolutely said it!! I was saying to myself last night on my drive home from work, I remember how everyone rallied around Bush 9/12/01. I tried to picture Al Gore being the one who would have to comfort the Country.

Yep, the gloaters are all about this morning in the office. Like lemings, they will fall off the cliff as the next 18 months unfold.


18 posted on 11/05/2008 5:41:15 AM PST by Uversabound (Our Military past and present: Our Highest example of Brotherhood of Man & Doing God's Will)
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To: Uversabound
"ike lemings, they will fall off the cliff as the next 18 months unfold."

I fear it will be much sooner than that!

19 posted on 11/05/2008 5:46:29 AM PST by CarolinaGOP ("Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: CarolinaGOP

unfold means it starts today....!


20 posted on 11/05/2008 5:49:25 AM PST by Uversabound (Our Military past and present: Our Highest example of Brotherhood of Man & Doing God's Will)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

How long before BO has his “Malaise” moment??

Guess on future gas costs, unemployment rates, interest rates??

Will we see stagflation again?


21 posted on 11/05/2008 6:07:32 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

Oh, I remember stagflation...yuck...I hope not!


22 posted on 11/05/2008 6:09:57 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: moneyrunner

Now would be the time to ask Biden to come clean with the “test” he was assuring us was coming if Obam was elected.

Just so we can make plans to protect ourselves, just in case, his Admin does the wrong thing, you know.


23 posted on 11/05/2008 6:13:52 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

In examining my life, it seems that I spend more time in prayer when I need help. It’s a human trait, but that’s no excuse. We also pray to give thanks for blessings. I pray daily when I start work for wisdom, insight and God’s guidance to do what is right.

I hope you do the same.


24 posted on 11/06/2008 4:34:20 AM PST by moneyrunner (I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bowed to its idolatries a patient knee.)
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