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The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth
Daily Mail UK ^ | Peter Hitchens

Posted on 11/09/2008 2:29:34 AM PST by Chet 99

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I was in Washington DC the night of the election. America’s beautiful capital has a sad secret. It is perhaps the most racially divided city in the world, with 15th Street – which runs due north from the White House – the unofficial frontier between black and white. But, like so much of America, it also now has a new division, and one which is in many ways much more important. I had attended an election-night party in a smart and liberal white area, but was staying the night less than a mile away on the edge of a suburb where Spanish is spoken as much as English, plus a smattering of tongues from such places as Ethiopia, Somalia and Afghanistan.

As I walked, I crossed another of Washington’s secret frontiers. There had been a few white people blowing car horns and shouting, as the result became clear. But among the Mexicans, Salvadorans and the other Third World nationalities, there was something like ecstasy.

They grasped the real significance of this moment. They knew it meant that America had finally switched sides in a global cultural war. Forget the Cold War, or even the Iraq War. The United States, having for the most part a deeply conservative people, had until now just about stood out against many of the mistakes which have ruined so much of the rest of the world.

Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, it was unique.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: 2008election; america; bho2008; hitchens; jessejackson; mandela; mccain; obama; politicalcorrectness; rezko; thirdworld; yeswecan

1 posted on 11/09/2008 2:29:35 AM PST by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

This has to be one of the best things I have read concerning this election. If only I could save it and read it, say 1-2 years from now...


2 posted on 11/09/2008 2:40:26 AM PST by joshanderson76
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To: Chet 99
What a great article. How is it now that the elections are over that the overseas media has opened their eyes to the Fauxbama?
3 posted on 11/09/2008 2:44:41 AM PST by repubpub
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To: Chet 99

bump for later


4 posted on 11/09/2008 2:46:38 AM PST by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Always Right

5 posted on 11/09/2008 2:48:00 AM PST by beagleone (Sarah Palin for President in 2012. Lets start fundraising ASAP.)
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To: joshanderson76

Well copy the text and save it... or print it out and frame it. ;o) Yes a very good article... I’m depressed.


6 posted on 11/09/2008 2:48:20 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: Chet 99
feeble justice

The worst aspect of what is to come.

7 posted on 11/09/2008 2:49:03 AM PST by Mojave (http://www.americanbacklash.com/)
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To: Chet 99
really don’t see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts.

Welcome to the Pepsi O-Cult generation.

8 posted on 11/09/2008 2:57:46 AM PST by syriacus (There would not be so many undecided voters, if Obama's plans were less confusing.)
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To: Chet 99

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOEU87SBTU

obama and his adoring bots


9 posted on 11/09/2008 2:57:47 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: Chet 99

This too shall pass...


10 posted on 11/09/2008 3:05:03 AM PST by DB
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To: joshanderson76

You can save it. Just copy paste and save.


11 posted on 11/09/2008 3:11:14 AM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Chet 99

Good article. Thanks for posting.


12 posted on 11/09/2008 3:13:48 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: Chet 99

ping and reping K

But conservatives all over the world must not give up!
It’s not all over!
American people is still a sensible conservative people for a few years....
The OBAMA’s coup(stolen election)was made possible only by GWBUSH’s AND McCAIN’s weaknesses...
It will be a hard time worth fighting for freedom and founding christian values


13 posted on 11/09/2008 3:16:17 AM PST by Ulysse
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To: DB

of course it will. The question is how many of us will survive?


14 posted on 11/09/2008 3:18:06 AM PST by wastoute
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To: repubpub
What a great article. How is it now that the elections are over that the overseas media has opened their eyes to the Fauxbama?

It probably did all along, I've read similar reports throughout the election. However much of it is filtered through the red media at home. So...nada...just nada gets through.

We'vebeen had by an open socialist coupe. It remains to be seen how we as a people deal with the tyrannists who have now pulled off a bloodless revolution.

15 posted on 11/09/2008 3:31:53 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: joshanderson76
This is by far the best analysis of the election and it's expected aftermath that I've read to date. Sometimes it takes the prospective of someone who is detached from a situation to really see the significance of an event. As someone from Great Britain who has seen what political correctness, multiculturalism, and uncontrolled immigration can do to the moral compass of a country, Peter Hitchens seems uniquely qualified to discuss Obama’s election.
16 posted on 11/09/2008 3:32:11 AM PST by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: SolidWood

You should be depressed!


17 posted on 11/09/2008 3:44:00 AM PST by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: Chet 99
These strengths had been fading for some time, mainly due to poorly controlled mass immigration and to the march of political correctness. They had also been weakened by the failure of America’s conservative party – the Republicans – to fight on the cultural and moral fronts. They preferred to posture on the world stage. Scared of confronting Left-wing teachers and sexual revolutionaries at home, they could order soldiers to be brave on their behalf in far-off deserts. And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad. Where now is our last best hope on Earth?

There is no hope left on earth, save Christ returning. That was probably God's plan all along.

18 posted on 11/09/2008 4:23:06 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: RU88

Absolutely THE best. The author really captures the impact the Obama regime is going to have on our nation for years to come. I would only disagree about the descent into Third World status. I don’t think it’ll be permanent, because enough people are going to wake up in 2010 and slap a mid-term electoral shackle on this madness.


19 posted on 11/09/2008 4:30:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Making a stand for America: 63% for McCain/Palin)
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To: joshanderson76
WOW! What a read and this guys is dead-on. Especially the paragraph:

They preferred to posture on the world stage. Scared of confronting Left-wing teachers and sexual revolutionaries at home, they could order soldiers to be brave on their behalf in far-off deserts. And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad. Where now is our last best hope on Earth?

The typical Rockefeller country club republican is a disaster, shows cowardice in the face of conflict, sees "compromise" as the highest value and needs to be purged from the party. PRINCIPLED Conservatives MUST take over. We'd better get ready to fight or this guys prophecy of a slow descent will be true. I'm not ready to concede yet!

20 posted on 11/09/2008 4:34:05 AM PST by mek1959
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To: Caipirabob
"It remains to be seen how we as a people deal with the tyrannists who have now pulled off a bloodless revolution.'

They'll be silenced and subdued one way or another.

21 posted on 11/09/2008 4:41:38 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: joshanderson76

This has to be one of the best things I have read concerning this election.

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My thoughts exactly, sad to say. I am going to save it to show people in the years to come.


22 posted on 11/09/2008 4:50:32 AM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Weathermen Project.)
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To: Chet 99

ping to re-read


23 posted on 11/09/2008 5:02:38 AM PST by StatenIsland (The '08 Election: It's about the survival of our country, not making a point...)
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To: Chet 99

for later


24 posted on 11/09/2008 5:05:53 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: SkyPilot
"There is no hope left on earth, save Christ returning. That was probably God's plan all along."

Gods plan all along was to rescue those who will follow from this earth. The Millenium of the Lord is over.

"On these grounds is sentence pronounced: that though the light has come into the world men have shown they prefer darkness to the light because their deeds were evil." (Jn.3:19). "When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive all the nations in the four quarters of the earth, God and Magog, and mobilize them for war".

"His armies will be as many as the sands of the sea; they will come swarming over the entire country and besiege the camp of the saints..." (Rv.20:7-9).

Times up. And in case your wondering how 1 thousand years became 2:

"Is this not written in the Book of the Just? The sun stood still in the middle of the sky and delayed its setting for almost a whole day (making one day into almost two)." (Joshua 10:12-13). "The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom; the knowledge of the Holy One -- perception indeed! For days are multiplied by me and years of life increased." (Prov.9:10-11).

25 posted on 11/09/2008 5:07:32 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: joshanderson76
If only I could save it and read it, say 1-2 years from now...

Try here... The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth

26 posted on 11/09/2008 5:12:55 AM PST by bcsco (Liberals don't understand, it's impossible to pick up a turd-like Obama-by the clean end...)
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To: mek1959

“WOW! What a read and this guys is dead-on. Especially the paragraph:
They preferred to posture on the world stage. Scared of confronting Left-wing teachers and sexual revolutionaries at home, they could order soldiers to be brave on their behalf in far-off deserts. And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad. Where now is our last best hope on Earth?

The typical Rockefeller country club republican is a disaster, shows cowardice in the face of conflict, sees “compromise” as the highest value and needs to be purged from the party. PRINCIPLED Conservatives MUST take over. We’d better get ready to fight or this guys prophecy of a slow descent will be true. I’m not ready to concede yet! “

Well said. And you know what the Republican “powers-that-be” take from this election? That we were not moderate ENOUGH! And should have been more INCLUSIVE!

Feh. The first thing we MUST do is tighten down the nominating process; only registered Republicans should be able to vote in the primaries. Secondly, too much weight is given to the early primaries in states that are anything but party strongholds.

Don’t you think the first states in the process should be SOLID RED states? Trash this Iowa first stuff - we have GOT TO GET THIS RIGHT.


27 posted on 11/09/2008 5:18:37 AM PST by StatenIsland (The '08 Election: It's about the survival of our country, not making a point...)
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To: Chet 99

I think I have my Brits confused. Is this the guy who endorsed Obama in Slate Mag., saying that Palin was so insufferably horrible that any Repub. who even endorsed her should be out of office?


28 posted on 11/09/2008 5:18:54 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: joshanderson76

File>Save as>.html file

Great article. Saved here.


29 posted on 11/09/2008 5:22:17 AM PST by LiberConservative (Typical white guy)
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To: maica
I am going to save it to show people in the years to come.

I hope you never end up needing to...

30 posted on 11/09/2008 5:31:33 AM PST by Onelifetogive
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To: Chet 99

After you minions absorb numerous tax hikes and foreign policy disasters, may you hurl in gold plated vomit bags that float down from the majestic Muslim heavens.


31 posted on 11/09/2008 5:32:13 AM PST by T. Jefferson
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