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We're going to beat Obama
Modern Conservative ^ | Christopher Cook

Posted on 02/25/2008 9:47:16 AM PST by connell

No, seriously, we really are.
By Christopher Cook


We Republicans and conservatives have been nervous of late, and rightly so.

First, we had the prospect of Hillary Rodham Clinton, which was unnerving enough. But then, something worse came along: Barack Obama.

Barack Obama is as much of a leftist as HRC, if not more of one. He's as much of a statist as she is.*

But he's more personable, more popular, more friendly, more affable. At least with HRC, we could run against her baggage as well as her positions. We could count on the American people seeing her generally distasteful persona and factoring that into their electoral calculus.

But this Obama fellow is charming, fresh, young, handsome, and he can deliver an inspiring speech.

He's driving crowds wild and raising scads of money.

He is bringing out NEW young and NEW black voters in droves...and new voters are the best kind for a candidate to get.

The media have gone head-over-heels for him, and it's only going to get worse.

Obama is scary. Very scary.


And we can beat him. Possibly even in a landslide.


Obama is a leftist. The American people don't like leftists.

FDR managed to trick the people, because folks didn't know as much about leftism and socialism as we do today.

Truman and LBJ first ascended to power as the result of the death of presidents. LBJ had the added advantage, at least at first, of a particular moment and mood, which helped him win his election. Kennedy ran to the right on several issues, and...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; democratparty; gop; mccain; obama; winners
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Obama is portraying himself, quite effectively, as a sort of secular messiah whose going to show us all the way....to somewhere. But his leftists politics are showing us the way to something far better...the path to his defeat...
1 posted on 02/25/2008 9:47:17 AM PST by connell
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To: connell

The article underestimates the stupidity of a populace that nearly elected an openly traitorous, supremely arrogant, devoid-of-charm, anti-American liar in the last presidential election.


2 posted on 02/25/2008 9:50:10 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: connell

Simply ask Obama that in order to pay for his multi-trillion dollar social entitlement programs is he prepared to make a determination that anyone having in excess of 1 million dollars in liquid assets is considered to be a Have and the Haves will help out the Have nots by relinquishing everything in excess of this 1 million dollar liquidity to the federal government so that the money can be used to sponsor these programs to help the have nots.

Is that radical?

This is simply the easiest and best way to avoid any new taxes in fact Oprah alone will be able to Feed all of the Poor in the U.S. with her excesses.

Maybe then these great spenders of others wealth will really “Feel the Pain”


3 posted on 02/25/2008 9:55:25 AM PST by tomnbeverly (" And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon")
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To: connell

even if he wins the primaries and then is not elected POTUS.....what are we left with????

McCain???

what a great deal (sarc)


4 posted on 02/25/2008 9:55:58 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: EyeGuy

BINGO


5 posted on 02/25/2008 9:56:07 AM PST by shineon
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To: connell
Beat Obama?!?

That's racist!!!

6 posted on 02/25/2008 9:56:19 AM PST by TSchmereL ("Rust but terrify.")
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To: connell

The endorsement by Calypso Louie today may also be the “Kiss of Death”.


7 posted on 02/25/2008 9:56:58 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: Vaquero

Anyone who thinks McVain is worse than Obama is a few bricks short of a wall.


8 posted on 02/25/2008 9:57:25 AM PST by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: connell
Right now Obama is the "flavor of the month" with the extreme left-wing crowd. Which is good for American because it has helped eliminate from contention a shrill hag who would have run a more formidable (and annoying) general campaign.

The only bummer is that we don't have a Ronald Reagan (or we'd be talking 50-state sweep). But even so, the GOP victory this November should be by a comfortable electoral margin.

9 posted on 02/25/2008 9:57:36 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 2 days away from outliving Junkyard Dog)
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To: connell
It will only make a difference if people hear about it and care about it. I see neither happening now. Obama is a rock star. The fact that’s he’s an empty suit Fabian socialist doesn’t matter to the electorate when it’s in love with star power. Why should he say anything specific about his policies and plans when he’s getting more mileage out of women crying and fainting at his rallies?
10 posted on 02/25/2008 9:58:23 AM PST by chimera
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To: connell

If McCain wins, it’ll be close. I’m not seeing any of the blue states going red merely because Obama is the Democratic candidate.


11 posted on 02/25/2008 9:58:47 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Their head is a large void with moths flying around inside.


12 posted on 02/25/2008 9:58:58 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: connell

B. Hussain Obama= Sanjiya


13 posted on 02/25/2008 9:59:12 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW , Vote Hunter in the Primary)
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To: connell

If the economy goes south, people will be voting for the false messiah. Bank on it.

We’ve become a nation more interested in security than self-reliance.


14 posted on 02/25/2008 9:59:21 AM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: EyeGuy

You are dead on there. SKerry had close to half the vote. We have a whole lot of people out there that are just clueless. It’s skerry.


15 posted on 02/25/2008 9:59:57 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: connell
Obama is doing very well in part because Democrats don't like Hillary.

I mean, they really don't like her.

Once she folds the tent, I expect the air will go out of the Obama balloon.

16 posted on 02/25/2008 10:00:13 AM PST by Jim Noble (I've got a home in Glory Land that outshines the sun)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

who said he was worse?

Not I.

but he is the scraping of the barrel...and I will most likely hold my nose and vote for him....reluctantly.


17 posted on 02/25/2008 10:00:34 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: SamAdams76
Reagan is dead and he isn't coming back.

I see McCain winning all of the Bush states (even Ohio, albeit narrowly), and adding to his column Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Hampshire. Obama takes the NE (with the exception of New Hampshire), although NJ and CT may be close (but Obama will still win). Obama will also take WA, OR, and CA.

18 posted on 02/25/2008 10:02:44 AM PST by Clemenza (I live in New Jersey for the Same Reason People Slow Down to Look at Car Wrecks)
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To: EyeGuy

“the article underestimates the stupidity of a populace that nearly elected an openly traitorous, supremely arrogant, devoid-of-charm, anti-american liar in the last presidential election.”

some say it’s over fifty percent and so a democrat victory in november.


19 posted on 02/25/2008 10:05:10 AM PST by ripley
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To: SamAdams76
Right now Obama is the "flavor of the month" with the extreme left-wing crowd. Which is good for American because it has helped eliminate from contention a shrill hag who would have run a more formidable (and annoying) general campaign.

Yup. Right in one.

Obama should not be underestimated. BUT - his "supporters"....young people, minorities, the radical left in general....don't vote. And, it's hard to maintain this peak that he's having right now for another 8 months.

Hillary! still is not out yet. I think that she may not get the nomination AND she will see to it that Obama is not elected president. Why? Because a run for Hillary! in 2012 is not out of the realm of possibility....but only if a Dem is not in the White House. Unless a plum job is in the offing for her or Bill (Sec Gen of the UN? SC Justice Clinton?)....I can see her going nuclear on Obama.

20 posted on 02/25/2008 10:05:53 AM PST by wbill
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To: connell
Obama is for “CHANGE”, yet in most every speech, at some point he plagiarizes someone else’s comment.

How "original"; how "refreshing".

21 posted on 02/25/2008 10:07:57 AM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: In God I trust

If Americans don’t like Leftists, how did Bill Clinton get into office and stay there for two terms?


22 posted on 02/25/2008 10:10:09 AM PST by freepertoo
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To: connell

“They beat me like a dog, Mr Wally.”


23 posted on 02/25/2008 10:12:02 AM PST by onedoug
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To: wbill
Obama should not be underestimated. BUT - his "supporters"....young people, minorities, the radical left in general....don't vote. And, it's hard to maintain this peak that he's having right now for another 8 months.

They do vote, but they also have something called "the dean effect".

Its when your supporters become so emotionally invested, they become obnoxious and either scary or simply drive voters into the arms of the opposing candidate.

The name comes from when Dean ran in 2004, and as soon as his influx of 5,000 volunteers and staff came into the state while he was at his peak, his support started eroding and he started falling apart.

24 posted on 02/25/2008 10:13:18 AM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: tomnbeverly

In addition to relinquishing liquid assets in excess of $1M, the Haves will be given 3 years to divest their non-liquid assets to contribute to the funding of these glorious plans.


25 posted on 02/25/2008 10:15:48 AM PST by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: Sonny M
They do vote, but they also have something called "the dean effect".

That's very true. And, Obama is fanning the flames (these fainting stories??, what hookum.) instead of redirecting the enthusiasm.

But...unless kids have radically changed from when I was in college (not all that long ago)....I *do* disagree with the notion that 18-year-olds vote en masse. "What, you mean that I can't cast my vote on Wednesday the 5th?!! LAME!"

I can't speak for all black voters, or all liberal voters, but I can see them burning out quickly. Particularly in the light of the fact that Obama had to peak too early to knock Clinton out of the race.

26 posted on 02/25/2008 10:19:05 AM PST by wbill
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To: EyeGuy

Correct. However, if the RNC and our complete line of House and Senate candiates attack Obama and his confederates on their pacifist socialist politics and policies, that might turn this Messiah around. The Pubs have to attack all his McGovern policies. He is after all the most liberal Senator according to the National Journal. Forget the change, attack his Messiah like con job. Attack his tax policies, his foreign policy appeasement. And pray that Nader actually can win over a million Dem votes. That too will help defeat this Marxist.


27 posted on 02/25/2008 10:19:39 AM PST by phillyfanatic ( tH)
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To: All
We're going to beat Obama

Nope.

The GOP was DOA prior to McCain winning the nomination.



The GOP tossed in the towel with Bush (Immigration, CFR, Adding a whole new department to the over bloated government, out of control spending...)
28 posted on 02/25/2008 10:19:44 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: connell
And we can beat him. Possibly even in a landslide.

I don't think so, not unless he does something really wrong. I for one feel that the R's have shot themselves in the foot. One to many rinos, I for one will not support or vote for anyone who supports homsexual unions.

29 posted on 02/25/2008 10:26:29 AM PST by deuteronlmy232
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To: EyeGuy

One day this kind of article makes me feel better and the next day I think just like you do...lol

One thing that did give me recent ‘hope’ was a conversation I had last week with a liberal friend from college. She brought up the presidential race (I usually try not to discuss politics with her) and asked me what I thought about Obama. I said, “Why do you ask?”

She then proceeded to go on and on about how scared she was of him, etc. etc. and could not believe the Democrats were turning into an Obama cult. I braced myself for what I thought would turn into a campaign speech for Hillary, but much to my surprise, she said she was voting for MCain!

I think there may be many ‘Reagan democrats’ thinking the same thing.


30 posted on 02/25/2008 10:26:44 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: connell

“We’re going to beat Obama”

Who is this “we” that people keep referring to?


31 posted on 02/25/2008 10:27:24 AM PST by Grunthor (McCain voters believe that it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.)
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To: connell

Playing this 24/7 as a campaign commercial will sink him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl32Y7wDVDs


32 posted on 02/25/2008 10:27:32 AM PST by Bobalu (I guess I see'd that varmint for the last time....)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever
few bricks short of a wall

Like a wall to protect our borders? That kind of wall?

33 posted on 02/25/2008 10:29:17 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Member VRWC - Volvo-owning right-wing conspiracy.)
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To: SamAdams76

“But even so, the GOP victory this November should be by a comfortable electoral margin.”

On another thread, I’ve been told that McCain is a sure loser.

McCain needs to do two things to win:
1. Nail down his base support
2. Define Obama as the out-of-mainstream left-liberal that he is.

Does both, he wins.
Does neither, he loses.
somewhere in between ... jury is still out.


34 posted on 02/25/2008 10:31:26 AM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever
Anyone who thinks McVain is worse than Obama is a few bricks short of a wall.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
35 posted on 02/25/2008 10:31:41 AM PST by smartin (The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.)
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To: EDINVA

Of course close the loopholes ... DOH.. my bad.


36 posted on 02/25/2008 10:31:41 AM PST by tomnbeverly (" And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon")
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To: EyeGuy

Dream on. The people who want to vote for Obama are utterly immune to policy debates and discussions of issues.

They will vote for their messiah regardless of what is throw at him.


37 posted on 02/25/2008 10:33:51 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: connell

When is the general public going to wake up and see that the mania is bordering on ridiculous.


38 posted on 02/25/2008 10:36:30 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: wbill

“Obama should not be underestimated. BUT - his “supporters”....young people, minorities, the radical left in general....don’t vote. And, it’s hard to maintain this peak that he’s having right now for another 8 months.”

Excuse me, but primary voting on the Democrat side has shattered records! how can you say they are not voting, when in fact someone is voting for Obama (10 million votes).

Obama’s fundraising has shattered records. He is drawing crowds that we wouldnt see until the general election time - if then. What a contrast - 20,000 go to see Obama in Houston, while McCain speaks to a gathering in a hotel ballroom. Nothing wrong with the latter per se, but obama is operating at a different level than other candidates.

If the public perception of Obama in November matches the public perception today ... then Obama wins.

And stick a fork in Hillary, she is done.


39 posted on 02/25/2008 10:36:59 AM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: Bobalu

Why have the Google/Commies disabled comments for this & other Obama videos?


40 posted on 02/25/2008 10:37:16 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Vaquero
what a great deal (sarc)

You many not like McCain for whatever reason, but you don't have to worry about McCain making this country more vulnerable to attack by foreign forces because of a milquetoast Intelligence agency and a reduced military.

41 posted on 02/25/2008 10:37:34 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: freepertoo
If Americans don’t like Leftists, how did Bill Clinton get into office and stay there for two terms?

By running as a DLC centrist, and having the good fortune of Ross Perot siphoning off center/right votes from old, out of touch liberal Republican opponents GHW Bush and Bob Dole.

42 posted on 02/25/2008 10:37:43 AM PST by Argus
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To: Jim Noble

Superdelagates are going to vote her in.


43 posted on 02/25/2008 10:38:16 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: phillyfanatic
Correct. However, if the RNC and our complete line of House and Senate candiates attack Obama and his confederates on their pacifist socialist politics and policies, that might turn this Messiah around. The Pubs have to attack all his McGovern policies. He is after all the most liberal Senator according to the National Journal. Forget the change, attack his Messiah like con job. Attack his tax policies, his foreign policy appeasement. And pray that Nader actually can win over a million Dem votes. That too will help defeat this Marxist.

This could be a win/win ... running against Obama will be a lot easier in many districts, and can help House and Senate candidates draw a distinction between them and the Democrats, who have moved TOO FAR LEFT.

Consider: You could simply say "I don't support driver's licenses for illegal aliens like Barack Obama does." and you have a contrast drawn. Every Democrat has been running against Bush for a long time ... Bush wont be on the ballot. But Obama will be.

44 posted on 02/25/2008 10:41:08 AM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: SuziQ
You many not like McCain for whatever reason, but you don’t have to worry about McCain making this country more vulnerable to attack by foreign forces because of a milquetoast Intelligence agency and a reduced military.

agreed, but that is his only saving grace and his other views are socialist-progressive.

45 posted on 02/25/2008 10:41:33 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: connell
Obama is a leftist. The American people don't like leftists

Maybe so, but the odds are much greater this time around that this leftist WILL be elected, since the republicans stupidly put up a short-tempered old fossil as their candidate.
46 posted on 02/25/2008 10:46:11 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Obama and Hillary - it's right there in black and white)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever
"Anyone who thinks McVain is worse than Obama is a few bricks short of a wall."

"Their head is a large void with moths flying around inside."

I agree wholeheartedly.

47 posted on 02/25/2008 10:50:19 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.")
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To: Vaquero

You mean like his 96% pro life rating compared to Obama’s 0% rating?


48 posted on 02/25/2008 10:50:22 AM PST by Tulane
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To: j_k_l

Your fatalistic defeatism aside, the color is all wrong in your graphic. America will be Red (commie-style) if Obamanation happens.


49 posted on 02/25/2008 10:50:33 AM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: connell

Do you all see a McCain/Huckabee ticket in the making???


50 posted on 02/25/2008 10:52:29 AM PST by TampaDude (Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.)
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