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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Obama
The American Thinker ^ | 7 January 2008 | Randall Hoven

Posted on 01/07/2008 4:29:49 AM PST by wgflyer

If Republicans, candidates and base alike, cannot pull themselves out of the funk in which they find themselves, it soon will be time to start making the best of a bad situation. Some truly believe the GOP blew its big chance, their first and best chance in about 50 years.They think it might be better, even for Republicans, to see how a Barack Obama might do in office and for Republicans to join the Miami Dolphins and the St. Louis Rams in putting this season behind them and trying to salvage next season.

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KEYWORDS: democrats; obama; republicans
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1 posted on 01/07/2008 4:29:51 AM PST by wgflyer
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To: wgflyer

Better read Obama’s history before you decide this.


2 posted on 01/07/2008 4:32:40 AM PST by DooDahhhh
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To: wgflyer

Yea, let’s put an empty suit liberal in office who has zero experience. I would rather have a random lottery of trailer park residents.


3 posted on 01/07/2008 4:32:45 AM PST by Always Right
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To: wgflyer
As Mark Twain said “The reports of the GOP’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”
4 posted on 01/07/2008 4:34:27 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: wgflyer
Really silly. As I recall, even the Miami Dolphis played their hearts out to win and actually beat the Ravens.

I say, if it didn't work out the first time, try again. Reagan wouldn't tolerate such nonsense. He's say, "elect the best Republican you can, give him a House and a Senate, and do the right thing, because ANY Republican is still better than ANY Democrat, including Obama."

5 posted on 01/07/2008 4:35:11 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: wgflyer
to see how a Barack Obama might do in office

Barry, as he called himself in HS, would as effective as his Bro in Massachusetts, Gov. Coupe Deval.

6 posted on 01/07/2008 4:37:14 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: LS
Sorry to tell you but the Reagan era is over. Now we don’t have any republicans anymore - just compassionate conservatives who think they need to buy votes like the dems.
7 posted on 01/07/2008 4:37:31 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Always Right
"Yea, let’s put an empty suit liberal in office who has zero experience"

Barak reminds me of this scene from "My Cousin Vinny":

Vinny holds up a card and tells his cousin, "The defense wants you to believe that this is a brick. It has height like a brick and it has width like a brick, but turn it sidewways and its just a card"

Somebody, hopefully, will be able to turn Obama sideways and people will see that he is a cardboard creation of the msm. There is no man there only a political boy band.

8 posted on 01/07/2008 4:38:03 AM PST by Pietro
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To: wgflyer
In this election year, the Republican candidates barely even pay lip service to such notions. Now each one has a government program for every problem, just like the Democrats. Huckabee is ready to remove "conservative" from "compassionate conservative". Romney introduced universal health care in Massachusetts. McCain believes in global warming and gave us Campaign Finance Reform. Thompson agreed with McCain on CFR and went to bat for the plaintiff's bar when tort reform came up. Ron Paul thinks jihadis will just go away if we ignore them. Giuliani's highest elected office was mayor.

The only Conservative in the GOP race is Duncan Hunter. All the rest are attacking each other in an effort to pretend they are Conservative.

DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!


9 posted on 01/07/2008 4:39:12 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: wgflyer
Good Bush bash!

And though it is on the mark, in all fairness it leaves out some of the good things Bush did.


They were probably in there, perhaps hidden behind a comma.

10 posted on 01/07/2008 4:41:53 AM PST by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: wgflyer
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Obama

My wife said something similar to me yesterday and I just scowled. She said, "Yeah, but he sounds so good and smooth!" I said, "Yeah, but he ain't sayin' jack-". She said, "They say he's doing this to white women all over the country!" (Right away I thought of a couple of scenes from Blazing Saddles.) Then I said, "Michael Jordan, yeah, OK; but Barak Hussein Socialista Radar Osama Obama? Gimme a break."

Now, you just haveta understand -- my wife is glued to right-wing talkshows all day every day; she records their shows and goes around with headphones; there isn't a more conservative gal that I know of, and she argues very persuasively for the cause. And he's got HER thinking. AAAAARGH!

11 posted on 01/07/2008 4:43:47 AM PST by Migraine (...diversity is great... until it happens to YOU...)
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To: DooDahhhh
Better read Obama’s history before you decide this.

Especially his close history with the Nation of Islam in Chicago, his pastor's friendship with Mohamar Qaddafi, and Obama's radical statements on the Palestinians.

12 posted on 01/07/2008 4:46:37 AM PST by montag813
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To: Migraine
You might want to have her read this.
13 posted on 01/07/2008 4:48:01 AM PST by Heatseeker
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To: wgflyer

Yes, let’s elect a leftist who ‘seems’ like a likeable, nice guy. Don’t check out his credentials, or anything. Who will you blame when you realize the truth, but too late? Why don’t these people read up about all the candidates. There are some good ones out there, but if you’re waiting for the media to find them for you, well...that says more about you than them.

We have Fred and Duncan...two excellent candidates. They won’t be winners unless some people get behind them and help them make it.


14 posted on 01/07/2008 4:58:05 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: wgflyer
The latest on Obama.

On the 27th, Raila Odinga, Obama’s friend, lost the presidential election in Kenya.

Obama and Odinga share the same Luo heritage and history and has made it possible for them to share the same spotlight at this defining moment in Kenyan and American histories about hope and fear.

Raila Odinga has, in his own words, a "close personal friendship" with Obama.

When Obama went to Kenya in August of 2006, he was hosted by Raila and spoke in praise of him at several rallies in Nairobi.  Obama’s bias for his fellow Luo was so blatant that a Kenya government spokesman denounced Obama during his visit as Raila’s "stooge."

When Raila Odinga lost the presidential election to Mwai Kibaki, he claimed the vote was rigged, whereupon his tribal followers went on murderous rampages, such as in the town of Eldoret, where on New Years Day dozens of Christians were burned to death in a church set on fire.  Throughout Kenya, hundreds of people have been politically murdered in the last few days.

Islam had picked Raila to win.

The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya has posted on its website a photograph copy of a Memorandum of Understanding, dated and signed on August 29, 2007, between Raila Odinga and Shiekh Abdullah Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum of Kenya.

Here is a summary on the agreement which was signed:

* It pledges the support of Kenyan Moslems for Raila’s election.  In return, as President of Kenya, Raila agrees to 14 actions, listed a) through n) on page two.

* Within 6 months re-write the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared regions.

* Within one year facilitate the establishment of a Shariah court in every Kenyan divisional headquarters.  [Note: everywhere in Kenya, not just in "Muslim declared regions."]

* Popularize Islam, the only true religion… by ordering every primary school in Kenya in the regions to conduct daily Madrassa classes.

* Impose a total ban on open-air gospel crusades by worshippers of the cross…

* Outlaw gospel programs… on KBC, the National Broadcaster.

* Impose a total ban on the public consumption of alcoholic beverages…

* Impose an immediate ban on women’s public dressing styles that are considered immoral and offensive to the Muslim faith…

Obama's involvement in Kenyan politics, whether tribal or religious, is bothersome.

Especially if it is both.

The Obama File


15 posted on 01/07/2008 5:11:00 AM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Migraine

Why would she single out “white” women? Because it’s cool to like the black guy? Can you tie her up on election day?

OMG, that’s just so 70’s. “I like ‘colored’ people. I have lots of ‘colored’ friends”


16 posted on 01/07/2008 5:11:43 AM PST by netmilsmom (Financing James Marsden's kid's college fund, 1 ticket, 1 DVD at a time.)
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To: Heatseeker
(Barack Obama) Senior dies in an alcohol-related car accident in Kenya, leaving three wives, one mistress, six sons and a daughter -- there is also the possibility of an eight progeny via the mistress.

I can't say what I am thinking.

17 posted on 01/07/2008 5:16:15 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: wgflyer

I’m afraid a nation can become so full of Hyphenated-Americans that who we are and where we’ve been can quickly and radically become nothing....


18 posted on 01/07/2008 5:18:33 AM PST by mo
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To: Heatseeker
On December 10th, Obama, speaking about his ability to handle international affairs, said, "If, as president, I travel to a poor country to talk to leaders there, they will know I have a grandmother in a small village in Africa without running water, devastated by malaria and AIDS."

All that money he and Michelle make and granny's still living in a hut???????????

19 posted on 01/07/2008 5:23:39 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: G.Mason

“They were probably in there, perhaps hidden behind a comma.”

Yep.

What a disaster “compassionate conservatism” has been.

Smoldering wreckage as far as the eye can see.


20 posted on 01/07/2008 5:30:20 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: wgflyer
I actually like the man and now I like him more that he’s beating Her Thighness.. His life is a true American success story. He had opportunities and made the most of them.

That said, I’d never vote for him or any dem running for anything, period, the man is a leftist of the highest order.

21 posted on 01/07/2008 5:30:20 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: netmilsmom
Why would she single out “white” women?

Because "Oh, it's twue, it's twue"? Nah, it's because she heard a news report to that effect :)

As to election day, she will do the right thing at the moment of twuth, same as you will :)

22 posted on 01/07/2008 5:36:04 AM PST by Migraine (...diversity is great... until it happens to YOU...)
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To: wgflyer

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53694


23 posted on 01/07/2008 5:44:20 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( UNITED BY OUR CORE BELIEFS Fred08)
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To: Always Right
Yea, let’s put an empty suit liberal in office who has zero experience. I would rather have a random lottery of trailer park residents.

The author doesn't mention what a mess Carter and Clinton made of foreign policy. Although expansion of social programs (education, prescription drugs, etc.) is anathema to conservatives and busts the budget, inattentiveness to national security issues causes untold worldwide suffering and economic disaster.

The author also glosses over the appointment of judges, which also should be a HUGE issue for conservatives.

This is the same failed argument that got us Clinton for 8 long, horrible years. No thanks.

24 posted on 01/07/2008 5:45:01 AM PST by randita
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To: wgflyer

keep blowing smoke in Obama’s sails. He is a fataly flawed candidate that looks like a child.

What makes hime great is that he is the only Democrat candidate that isn’t shrill.

Obama needs to prepare himself for the laming of the shrew. Hillary is ready.


25 posted on 01/07/2008 5:47:16 AM PST by Porterville (Obama needs to prepare himself for the laming of the shrew.)
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To: Always Right

“Yea, let’s put an empty suit liberal in office who has zero experience.”

Maybe a liberal in a crusty brown pantsuit, whose every flaw we know, would be preferble?


26 posted on 01/07/2008 5:48:32 AM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: randita
The author also glosses over the appointment of judges, which also should be a HUGE issue for conservatives.

There are several liberal justices hanging on by a thread hoping for a Democrat President so they can retire. If the GOP can win one more term, we will have a true conservative court for the first time in my lifetime.

27 posted on 01/07/2008 5:49:08 AM PST by Always Right
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To: billhilly
Maybe a liberal in a crusty brown pantsuit, whose every flaw we know, would be preferble?

She would be more beatable. They are turning Obama into a rock star. They tried that with Gore and Kerry and it did not exactly work.

28 posted on 01/07/2008 5:50:58 AM PST by Always Right
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To: wgflyer

I think the conservative media is just setting up Obama for a huge fall. They killed Dan Quayle on the experience factor, and Dan had spent 10 years in congress. Obama has 1/5 of the experience...as soon as he gets the nomination, the media will start slamming him on his lack of experience and the republican will win easily...

/s


29 posted on 01/07/2008 5:51:09 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Member VRWC - Volvo-owning right-wing conspiracy.)
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To: tiger-one

http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080107/NATION/415598644/1001

You could have visitors with commens like that.


30 posted on 01/07/2008 5:51:48 AM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: Heatseeker

Thanks for that link. I knew he was dangerous but had no idea how bad it really is. What a nightmare if he gets in office.


31 posted on 01/07/2008 5:59:55 AM PST by Ted
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To: Migraine

I see!

Well, God love her. I guess we all look and he is a fine looking man. It does kill me that the MSM pushes this “white women” thing. Like this is the very first black man that a white woman has looked at and said “Wow!”

*cough* Denzel


32 posted on 01/07/2008 6:00:05 AM PST by netmilsmom (Financing James Marsden's kid's college fund, 1 ticket, 1 DVD at a time.)
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To: Heatseeker
It is the most disturbing biography I ever read! And that guy is in the US Senate and a big Dim contender to the US Presidency. Unbelievable!
33 posted on 01/07/2008 6:00:32 AM PST by SeeSalt
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To: LS

After watching the GOP controlled Senate roll over on prescription drugs and try to roll over on Amnesty, I’m thinking it might be better for them to have a liberal they will actually oppose, as opposed to a RINO they will roll over for.


34 posted on 01/07/2008 6:07:00 AM PST by NavVet (If you don't defend conservatism in the Primary, you won't have it to defend in the Election)
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To: NavVet

You never gain by winning. Show me one football coach who says, “Gee, it might be better for us to punt on first down and let them screw up!”


35 posted on 01/07/2008 6:08:31 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: Always Right

I know some very successful people who once lived in trailers. And I have found many to be far superior to apartment dwellers. Trailer dwellers had pride of ownership in their little abodes. Kind of like the owner of a business versus an employee. Perhpas many here can relate to that analogy.


36 posted on 01/07/2008 6:17:47 AM PST by LongTimeMILurker
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To: wgflyer

"Choom", by the way, is a Hawaiian reference to marijuana.

37 posted on 01/07/2008 6:17:49 AM PST by Teacher317 (Eta kuram na smekh)
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To: Migraine

I do that too (record Rush anyway) and listen to him on headphones while I’m at the gym.


38 posted on 01/07/2008 6:24:29 AM PST by altura (Go, Fred!)
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To: wgflyer
We need articulate people who can state the conservative case.
IMHO, we don’t have any who do this well right now.
And yes being younger is an asset; like it or not. I don’t like it but it is the case.

Obama is scary because all he has is charisma. I would guess that most of his supporters couldn’t tell you what he really stands for.
Other than that “he will bring everyone together”

39 posted on 01/07/2008 6:27:01 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: montag813
...and Obama's radical statements on the Palestinians.

I haven't heard these; can you point to some?

40 posted on 01/07/2008 6:33:44 AM PST by GunRunner (Thompson 2008 - Security, Unity, Prosperity)
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To: wgflyer
Let see.... we've got Edwards the Ambulance Chaser, Obama the Political Dillettante, and Hillary!, who, for brevity's sake, I will not describe.

If I were forced - FORCED - to choose among those three....I think that I'd pick Obama. For the simple reason that he'd be an ineffectual one-term president and would likely do the least damage to the country while in office.

BTW, I heard this weekend that Edwards has had some issues with showing up ontime to his campaign rallies. A wit suggested that someone park an ambulance out front of the rally...would ensure that he'd show up on time. LOL!

41 posted on 01/07/2008 6:37:50 AM PST by wbill
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To: Ted; SeeSalt
There's probably more out there but so far there is very little in print on Obama's life story that he hasn't written himself or has passed along to friendly biographers. Contrast this with the abundance of books about Bill Clinton at this stage of the 1992 race.

This is likely to change in the near future I would guess.

42 posted on 01/07/2008 6:41:11 AM PST by Heatseeker
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To: tiger-one

Maybe he can ask John Dingle to run as his running mate...then he can be the Dingle-Barry Ticket.


43 posted on 01/07/2008 6:58:04 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: GunRunner

Obama said last year that the Palestinians were “the most oppressed people in the world”.


44 posted on 01/07/2008 7:12:26 AM PST by montag813
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To: LS

These are from the same idiots that said it would be good for us to lose in 2006.

The GOP death-wish and sado-masochistic circular firing squad continues.


45 posted on 01/07/2008 1:51:18 PM PST by WOSG (Iowa gave us a CLUSTERHUCK)
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To: Beckwith

Most worthwhile post of the day. Interesting connections you bring up.


46 posted on 01/07/2008 1:52:55 PM PST by WOSG (Iowa gave us a CLUSTERHUCK)
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To: billhilly

“Maybe a liberal in a crusty brown pantsuit, whose every flaw we know, would be preferble?”

At least Hillary unites the GOP and we won’t have to suffer under the egregiously flawed arguments that a liberal socialist aint so bad.

Please, find a liberal writing an op-ed on “Maybe a Duncan Hunter presidency would be good for us”. They aren’t writing them - why?!? Because they want to WIN.

This conservative zeal for losing is a complete CLUSTERHUCK.


47 posted on 01/07/2008 2:50:51 PM PST by WOSG (Iowa gave us a CLUSTERHUCK)
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To: Beckwith; Candor7

Hi Beckwith! You’ve put it together beautifully...may I suggest you do the same on every Obama thread? It’s so disappointing to see how many FReepers have absolutely no idea who this Obama really is.


48 posted on 01/07/2008 10:32:14 PM PST by Fred Nerks
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To: wgflyer
Why do we hear this same drivel evey election? We heard it in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000.

Conservative do not “win” merely by stopping the other guy from moving his agenda forward. With Judge appointments alone the damage a Democrat would do to the next 30 years of Conservatism would be enormous and irreversiable.

49 posted on 01/07/2008 10:36:18 PM PST by MNJohnnie (If Republicans want to lose in a landslide, they should run John "Bob Dole Jr" McCain.)
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To: WOSG
This conservative zeal for losing is a complete CLUSTERHUCK.

As usual, you just nailed it. On Judge appointments alone the damage a Democrat President would do to the Conservative Movement's future would be enormous and irreversible.

50 posted on 01/07/2008 10:38:02 PM PST by MNJohnnie (If Republicans want to lose in a landslide, they should run John "Bob Dole Jr" McCain.)
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