Skip to comments.Obama Naysayers Speak Out
Posted on 01/19/2009 5:18:50 AM PST by kellynla
With Barack Obama's approval ratings in the 70s and his visage plastered on every shop window and Metro card in Washington, it's hard to remember that 58 million Americans voted for the other guy.
Even President Bush who presumably counts himself among that group said last week that Obama's inauguration is "a moment of hope and pride."
That's not exactly how Michelle Malkin describes it.
"Jan. 20 has turned into a schlock inauguration, (where) every last moocher has come to cash in on Obama," says the conservative blogger and pundit. "There are some of us who want to bang our heads against the wall."
While most Republicans now in office are saying all the right things about Tuesday's proceedings roll tape on "peaceful transfer of power" and "historic moment for the country" sound bites some conservatives can't quite get themselves in the "We Are One" mood.
Not even for a day.
(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...
"Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P.J.O'Rourke
One is reminded of that African dictator who wore a 32 foot robe (or some ridiculous number) at his coronation.
Thanks for posting this article.
from the story:
Even President Bush who presumably counts himself among that group said last week that Obama’s inauguration is “a moment of hope and pride.”
To be followed by four years of disappointment.
“With Barack Obama’s approval ratings in the 70s....”
Stop. Right. There.
I reject the opening premise of the Left PropagandaPoll.
Too often, the liberal media is allowed to define the battlefield before the argument even starts.
Whatever happened to the Left’s mantra during the last eight years:
“DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC”*
*the left’s hypocrasy is showing again.
By Friday what will the media have to write about?
People who wake up with hangovers and realize they still have to pay their bills, listen to 4 years of uplifting canned speeches, and read about Michelle Obamas descent into Stepford wifedom and rebirth of the new black Jackie-O??
I’m wearing all black to work tommorow, out of mourning for this country.
What they meant was Barack’s approval ratings in the 1970’s.
Yeah. A Kodak moment.
Nope, not even for a day. I keep getting these little flashbacks of missing “w” on WH keyboards. OH, golly gee, silly me, that was all good fun.
This is how the politico morons would describe that little ole incident.
Considering the makeup of the majority of the coronation attendees, there will be a lot of zebra-skin and ostrich feathers about. I wonder if PETA will be there?
Be a “naysayer” while it’s still “allowed”.
Obama is like a new teenage band fad. Except he will burn out faster.
It reminds me of David Dinkens taking over as mayor of New York.
Nope. Can't get myself into a phony, Hollywood-inspired, drippy, huggy, feel-good, kumbaya socialist mood - even for one day.
Politico's just mad because it's evident that some of us are on to the media and aren't falling for their "Let's all worship" stance.
I have a feeling the 58 million people who voted for the (R) ticket will be having a field day soon. He is NOT my president, and I will buy a bumper sticker with that on it and keep it in my office for all to see. I already mute my radio whenever I hear his voice.
I remember many threads on this forum when Republicans controlled to executive and the legislative that those of dissent should shut and get over it, the people have spoken.
Now that the shoe is on the other foot, the other side is saying and doing the same thing and our dissent engines are warmed up and ready for the showdown.
It is more of a coronation than an inauguration.
And here I thought “dissent is patriotic”!
I’m bucking for “evildoer”.
I am wearing black also. I am sick to my stomach with some people in this country.
Why just stop at tomorrow? I want to wear black like Johnny Cash, until we get our country back.
Fox keeps putting up that clip of Juan McAmnesty and Barry Soetero and insinuating that Soetero has won over the GOP.
Juan and the RINO’s are all that is left of the GOP. This might be true.
I'm proud to say I'm a "naysayer" in this instance.
Think I'll go to the pistol/rifle range today and tomorrow.
I guess that’s just short of “domestic terrorist”.
In the next four years, I see a lot more domestic groups being painted as more dangerous than Islamic terrorists and worthy of the full force of the federal government.
You know, like Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Evangelical Christians, capitalists, gun owners, property owners - you get the idea.
Tom Hoefling, the chairman of America's Independent Party, has had it with all the talk about the "historic" nature of Obama's inauguration.
"What's historic about it?" he asked. "So it's historical because of his skin tone? Isn't that a racist idea in the first place? ... I could care less what color his skin tone is. What matters is his philosophy -- his political philosophy and his ideology."
Like Wilson Goode taking over Philadelphia. Never recovered.
You are not alone.
What galls me is Bush won in 2204 with 51% of the popular vote and "the country was divided".
Obambi wins with 52% - only 1.5 million more votes than Bush - and the country is united and he has a mandate.
If an alien came here from space and watched 15 minutes of any media source, they would think Obama was loved and adored by every man, woman and child in the world.
Yep. And I got an email Friday asking for my support to Arlen Specter. No effing way. In the mood I’m in, I may have to answer that one personally. I’ll give him and the other RINO’s as much attention as I received when I asked for help. ZERO
Obama is Jimmy Carter II.
Approval ratings are not at 70%.
Not. Even. Close.
By the way, it’s already been insinuated on liberal blogs that I’m a racist because I simply asked the question about why Obama’s coronation is “historic.”
Your last sentence is why I predict that Mike Duncan continues as RNC Chair. I want Ken Blackwell to actually become the next RNC Chair, but there are probably too many RINO’s among all of the voting members of the RNC for this to actually happen. I seriously do hope that I’m wrong about this, and Ken Blackwell does become the next RNC Chair.
I am with you. Let me know where I can get a “He is not my president” bumper stick, please.
The Republicans in Congress are mostly candyasses who have lost their will to fight. A long, long time ago.
I have watching alot of the discovery channel as of late. Every time I turn on the tube all I see and hear is umm,errr change, errrr, uhhhh, hope crap.
Sighted em’ in yesterday. After listening to the ummm, eerr, carp I have come to believe that he might have gone to Harvard but started with a Public HS Education. Statements do not start with ummm, and errrr. He should try using real words for a “change”
Can someone name me ONE THING the so-called "President Elect" has done to EARN an approval rating in the first place, much less one that's 70%??
Some people in this country sure are stupid, no wonder we're sinking to third-world status so quickly.....
I've aleady printed up my own, didn't know there was a market for 'em....
How soon before those who criticize Obama are labelled “racists”, and “picking on him just because he’s black”?
The groupthink that exists out there right now is absolutely scary. How soon before the intimidation of those who buck the general consensus begins?
"No thanks, I already have a Messiah"
More like a canonization
The “racist” angle will be only one of many avenues of silencing dissent.
And this won’t be a simple issue like some leftist feeling “picked on” because the president says “you’re with us or against us” and asking people not to openly protest the troops.
This will be legislation and thuggery (like union goons beating up protestors) to silence dissent.
“I already mute my radio whenever I hear his voice.”
I already do that. I can’t stand to hear a voice that rises an octave at the end of every sentence. It is so...pretentious.
“If an alien came here from space and watched 15 minutes of any media source, they would think Obama was loved and adored by every man, woman and child in the world.”
No, the alien would think that the people of the world are hopelessly insane and not worth interacting with, and that the only proper thing to do would be to wipre them out and then colonize the place.
That seems to be the way it is with a lot of libs. Remember the Clintonophiles? Everything about Clinton was about people liking him (especially women). So there was poll after poll when it came to policy decisions.
But give the 'Rats credit for political savvy. They know appealing to the emotions of an electorate whose majority is intellectually vapid and self-centered is what wins elections these days. Pretty sad commentary on how far this nation has fallen in such a short time.
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