Skip to comments.Be Afraid. Please.
Posted on 07/27/2008 10:28:31 PM PDT by FocusNexus
The (Spiegel) article ("No. 44 has spoken")'s premise was that an Obama victory is a foregone conclusion: "Anyone who saw Barack Obama at Berlin's Siegessaule on Thursday could recognize that this man will become the 44th president of the United States."
Later that day, I read a report of a fund-raising letter from Obama on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, arguing that "We must have a deadlock-proof Democratic majority."
But then it occurred to me that one man's "deadlock-proof" Democratic majority is another's unchecked Democratic majority.
And McCain will then assert that if you don't like the Congress in which Senator Obama serves in the majority right now, you really should be alarmed about a President Obama rubber-stamping the deeds of a Democratic Congress next year. A President McCain, on the other hand, could check Congressional appetites - as well as work across the aisle with a Democratic Congress in a bipartisan spirit where appropriate.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
We’ll just have to push back.
Did anyone notice that both the San Fran Chronicle AND NYT’s issues are both saying “good things” about McCain today? Is today “let’s be nice to Republicans” day for the MSM?
Very good article - and a balance in government is a good reason to vote for McCain.
Imagine ... BO as POTUS, House and Senate with a Dem majority. Unchecked. Unbalanced. Yikes!
It’s important to remember that if Obama wins it’s almost assured that Democrats gain in both houses as well. There are conceivable situations in which McCain wins the election narrowly but Republicans lose seats, but if Obama wins it means Democratic wins across the board.
Americans are not so easily fooled or fueled either these days.
Things are about to get very hot in this campaign, and Hillary [Arkanacide] Clinton is still in the mix.
"Don't Taze me bro.!" is about to become the cliche of the Dem convention.
Pelosi and Reid have made vile enemies of businessmen, industrialists, and workers across the nation on the energy policy debacle. They are ideologues in a time when hard practical decisions on oil exploration MUST be made. They need to be blamed for the hurting wallets of America.If that sticks, there will be no large majority of Dems in the house or in the Senate.That is gonna hurt them big.
The two items Americans want to hear about are Illegal Aliens and Energy Policy. So far, the Dems are completely backrupt.
McCain does NOT have the Latino vote and will not get it. Its time for him to do what Americans want: " Control the Borders." and " DRILL!!" If he does those two things, he will win the presidency.
Come on John, ANTE UP!
My thoughts exactly.
We must do more than just “be afraid”. We must be radically, aggressive.
We’ve got to stop B. Hussein from being elected. As a grassroots effort, we can all utilize the internet; e-mails, YouTube, blogs, websites, etc.
BE AFRAID ENOUGH TO BE BOLDLY ASSERTIVE.
bump for later
Spoken like a person who hasn't suffered under one party 'rat rule. In 2006 the GOP lost the Oregon House, giving the Dems control of the legislature and the Governorship. It hasn't been pretty since the Oregonian newspaper is just an extension of the Dem party here. It's turning into a socialist bastion with global warming hysteria and gay marriage and other stupidity running rampant here.
The article was written by Bill Kristol, the token ( well somewhat) conservative at the NYT. They hired him in order not to totally vanish from the market. Kristol is a McCain supporter since... uh... at least 2006.
Welcome the to the most beautiful BLUE state in the Union.
Gay marriage, legalized marijuana, euthanasia and no parental consent. If left unchecked and unbalanced, it gets REAL screwed up, REAL fast.
What sucks is, if we could drop Portland into the Pacific, we would be a RED state.
Obama’s whole orchestrated talk seemed plasticized.
I no long have a Crissy Matthews trickle down the leg moment when Obama speaks...err reads off the teleprompter.
[Imagine ... BO as POTUS, House and Senate with a Dem majority. Unchecked. Unbalanced. Yikes!]
Can you say “Military takeover” with armed revolution to tyranny.
You are so correct.
Afraid is an understatement.
“And McCain will then assert that if you dont like the Congress in which Senator Obama serves in the majority right now, you really should be alarmed about a President Obama rubber-stamping the deeds of a Democratic Congress next year”
This is by far McCain’s best line of attack. The surge stuff is good but the McCain camp needs to get going on emphasizing the threat of Obama and a Democratic Congress working together.
Sounds like Maine.
We'll see your 2 years and raise you 35.
One bit of good news...the papers here are starting to "fold"
When I read the title, I couldn't help thinking of steam engines. I guess that comes from hearing them go past our house in the middle of the night and growing up with a father who was a rail fan.
ENGINE NUMBER 44 [A Ballad of Barack Obama]
Who's that s-l-o-w-i-n-g on the track?
Got a media team
But NO head of steam.
Disdain for carbon holds him back.
Well, the trouble is, that not many conservatives like McCain, and feel that it is better not to vote for him, and clean out the Republican party; than it is to vote in a RINO.
I am also of the belief, that we need to be more afraid of voting in Obama, than voting for a RINO. A vote for anyone else, or staying home, will be dangerous for our nation. I really believe.
A friend told me he heard there was an event prior to BHO’s Germany speech where free beer was offered. Anyone else heard this?
Yes he does.
But he is much more conservative than Obama. At least sometimes McCain will go our way. Obama won’t.
...”Imagine ... BO as POTUS, House and Senate with a Dem majority. Unchecked. Unbalanced. Yikes!”...
The primary reason for all of us here, no matter our views of Mr. McCain, to get out to vote for him.
McCain is proud of the work of the Senate.
THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE. It is still a live issue and one about which a whole lot more noise needs to be made.
Three looks at the subject all come up with proof of fraud through DailyKOS and others.
Write your congressman, the president, department of justice...Obama has NOT proven that he is a U.S. citizen.
The items of evidence supporting a case of forgery and fraud are much more numerous than the points raised with Rather’s phony documents. Yet, where is the outcry? Come on, already!!!!
“we must have a deadlock-proof democrat majority...”
totalitarian government almost at its worst. (the worst comes when they confiscate firearms.)
I heard a rumor there was beer, possibly ‘brats, & two popular groups playing music prior to Oblahblah’s appearance.
In 1992, I voted for Ross Perot, to punish and purge the Republican Party. In so doing, I helped give the world the Clintons for life.
One of the biggest mistakes I ever made.
People have no idea how afraid they should be. The country as we know it will cease to exist. The radical left will have complete, unchecked, absolute power.
History tells us how horrific this scenario will be. Which is why the radical left made damn sure we stopped teaching history years ago.
You didn’t give us the Clintons for life. They’re been relegated to history’s dustbin by something far, far worse.
Obama is the most sinister figure American politics has ever seen.
Hey, we all make mistakes when we’re young and stupid.
I voted for Carter.
That’s hardly enough; what will work in the long run is to socially and economically isolate the people who support the Democrat party. You’re in a war for your economic survival. If you don’t start fighting back you and yours will lose it.
“Imagine ... BO as POTUS, House and Senate with a Dem majority. Unchecked. Unbalanced. Yikes!”
And imagine the leftist activist judges, with whom they will pack the courts, including the SCOTUS.
The socialist, totalitarian takeover of the US will be complete.
Anyone who thinks that conservatives will have a chance to “rise again” is completely detached from reality.
Americans are not so easily fooled or fueled either these days.
Yes they are...If the people have not mde up their mind yet on who to vote for, than that is what will decide the outcome...The supposed middle grounders, or undecided are absolutely useless in my book...
Most are too distracted by nonsense in the media to go out and really fine the truth, much less look beyond the blither on the TV these days...Too much American Idol, and Survivor watchign mind-numbed robots who can’t think beyond their next happy meal from McDonalds...
“Don’t Taze me bro.!” is about to become the cliche of the Dem convention.
I say the MSM and the monied interested _want_ you and US to believe that Obama is unstoppable. Just sleep, just be calm, just surrender, it won’t hurt so much. If you think about it, the battle is already lost. The country is already crumbling. Just allow your ways, nation and livelyhood die peacefully...
LOL. Hardly. The "good things" are the result of selective excerpting. Read the full articles and you'll get the full picture.
I like your tag line, but I’m not sure it’s high enough on the percentages. Wouldn’t it be closer to 99.99999%?
Today Rush sounded worried.... that worries me.
I saw another one today in an Ohio paper regarding health care. If I can find it, I’ll post it.
“A friend told me he heard there was an event prior to BHOs Germany speech where free beer was offered. Anyone else heard this?”
Yanno, the Hillary supporters have the best info!
Actually today we should have more hope.
Gallup released a poll of likely voters where McCain is leading Obama by 4 point. This shows at the very least, that the polls showing Obama 9 points ahead aren’t necessarily accurate.
Dick Morris was on H&C and he said he looked at the internals of the FoxNews poll and Obama is not getting the votes of the “over forty women”, who usually vote for the Dem candidate overwhelmingly.
I think we should be afraid of what would happen, if Obama becomes president, but also hopeful, that maybe we will be able to stop him — if we get out and vote for McCain.
Morris said Obama is leading among younger voters, but the big question is who will turn out and vote.
You were not alone in that. Many of us did that.
But, now we know better and can share our wisdom with the kids of today!!
We will not be able to undo the damage a democratic majority in all branches of government will do.
No vote, or a vote for Bob Barr is a vote for Obama. And believe me, people, the guilt is hard to live with!
Okay, so the over 40 women would love to see
HEATHER WILSON as vice President!!
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