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Obama Naysayers Speak Out
politico.com ^ | January 19, 2009 | Daniel Libit

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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: achillwind; america2point0; conservatives; coronation; dnctalkingpoints; gop; malkin; mythmaking; obama; obamainauguration; politics; pravdamedia
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In four years, the only "change" that will be realized will be the "change" left in our pockets.

"Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P.J.O'Rourke

1 posted on 01/19/2009 5:18:50 AM PST by kellynla
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To: kellynla

“naysayers” LOL


2 posted on 01/19/2009 5:20:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: kellynla
B. Hussein Obama's inauguration reminds one of the coronation of those corrupt African dictators with its glitz.

One is reminded of that African dictator who wore a 32 foot robe (or some ridiculous number) at his coronation.

3 posted on 01/19/2009 5:21:51 AM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: kellynla

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.”


Exactly. The inauguration is “a moment” of hope and pride.

To be followed by four years of disappointment.


4 posted on 01/19/2009 5:22:44 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: kellynla

“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.


5 posted on 01/19/2009 5:23:11 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: kellynla

Whatever happened to the Left’s mantra during the last eight years:

“DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC”*

*the left’s hypocrasy is showing again.

http://www.northernsun.com/n/s/0734.html


6 posted on 01/19/2009 5:23:24 AM PST by OpusatFR (We can give up any pretense of having a government for and by the people after Coronation Day.)
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To: kellynla
Just call this “the Wellstone Inauguration”

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??

7 posted on 01/19/2009 5:23:55 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: kellynla
"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."


8 posted on 01/19/2009 5:24:42 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: kellynla

I’m wearing all black to work tommorow, out of mourning for this country.


9 posted on 01/19/2009 5:25:15 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: EyeGuy

What they meant was Barack’s approval ratings in the 1970’s.


10 posted on 01/19/2009 5:25:46 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2
Obama’s inauguration is “a moment of hope and pride.”

Yeah. A Kodak moment.

11 posted on 01/19/2009 5:26:48 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: kellynla

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.


12 posted on 01/19/2009 5:27:00 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: kellynla

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?


13 posted on 01/19/2009 5:27:19 AM PST by ByteMercenary (9-11: supported everywhere by followers of the the cult of islam.)
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To: cripplecreek

Be a “naysayer” while it’s still “allowed”.


14 posted on 01/19/2009 5:28:01 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: kellynla

Obama is like a new teenage band fad. Except he will burn out faster.


15 posted on 01/19/2009 5:29:44 AM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: UCANSEE2

It reminds me of David Dinkens taking over as mayor of New York.


16 posted on 01/19/2009 5:30:10 AM PST by ardara
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...some conservatives can't quite get themselves in the "We Are One" mood.

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.

17 posted on 01/19/2009 5:31:39 AM PST by Allegra ( I've decided that being in a state of denial for the next 48 hours will be good for my health.)
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To: kellynla
....it's hard to remember that 58 million Americans voted for the other guy.

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.

18 posted on 01/19/2009 5:33:34 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The main stream media lied - America died.)
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To: OpusatFR
Dissent is only patriotic when the other party is in charge.

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.

19 posted on 01/19/2009 5:35:55 AM PST by joesbucks (Sarah Palin: "I believe John McCain is the best leader that we have in the nation right now,)
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To: kellynla

It is more of a coronation than an inauguration.


20 posted on 01/19/2009 5:38:24 AM PST by NCjim ("Lies have to be covered up, truth can run around naked." - Johnny Cash)
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To: cripplecreek

And here I thought “dissent is patriotic”!


21 posted on 01/19/2009 5:41:45 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: MrB

I’m bucking for “evildoer”.


22 posted on 01/19/2009 5:42:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

I am wearing black also. I am sick to my stomach with some people in this country.


23 posted on 01/19/2009 5:45:31 AM PST by rep-always
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Why just stop at tomorrow? I want to wear black like Johnny Cash, until we get our country back.


24 posted on 01/19/2009 5:45:35 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: kellynla

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.


25 posted on 01/19/2009 5:45:59 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: kellynla
TRUTH beats (or, SHOULD, at least) political correctness ANY day.

I'm proud to say I'm a "naysayer" in this instance.

Think I'll go to the pistol/rifle range today and tomorrow.

26 posted on 01/19/2009 5:47:03 AM PST by DocH (Keep your powder dry and keep it in the black, fellow freedom-loving Patriots)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


27 posted on 01/19/2009 5:48:13 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: kellynla
Hey look! They even quoted a FReeper! Accurately, no less. :-)

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."

28 posted on 01/19/2009 5:48:45 AM PST by EternalVigilance (A dedicated, organized, united conservative movement is the only hope for America - www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: ardara

Like Wilson Goode taking over Philadelphia. Never recovered.


29 posted on 01/19/2009 5:48:55 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Arrowhead1952
"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."

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.

30 posted on 01/19/2009 5:52:18 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: indylindy

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


31 posted on 01/19/2009 5:52:25 AM PST by SueRae
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To: kellynla

Obama is Jimmy Carter II.

Approval ratings are not at 70%.

Not. Even. Close.


32 posted on 01/19/2009 5:53:16 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: SW6906

2204! LOL!


33 posted on 01/19/2009 5:53:28 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: kellynla

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.”

LOL...


34 posted on 01/19/2009 5:54:12 AM PST by EternalVigilance (A dedicated, organized, united conservative movement is the only hope for America - www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: indylindy

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.


35 posted on 01/19/2009 5:57:21 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I am with you. Let me know where I can get a “He is not my president” bumper stick, please.


36 posted on 01/19/2009 5:59:08 AM PST by rep-always
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To: kellynla
"DeLay said he understands why Republicans in Congress aren't complaining about this publicly: "Those in elected office are looking at Obama's popularity numbers and don't want to be perceived as anti-American by being anti-Obama.""

The Republicans in Congress are mostly candyasses who have lost their will to fight. A long, long time ago.

37 posted on 01/19/2009 6:03:40 AM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

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.


38 posted on 01/19/2009 6:08:52 AM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: DocH

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”

Sniper63


39 posted on 01/19/2009 6:11:50 AM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: kellynla
“With Barack Obama’s approval ratings in the 70s....”

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.....

40 posted on 01/19/2009 6:11:50 AM PST by usconservative (My Plan For Government Reform: Hangings on Thursday, Trials on Friday.)
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To: rep-always
Let me know where I can get a “He is not my president” bumper stick, please.

I've aleady printed up my own, didn't know there was a market for 'em....

41 posted on 01/19/2009 6:13:22 AM PST by usconservative (My Plan For Government Reform: Hangings on Thursday, Trials on Friday.)
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To: kellynla

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?


42 posted on 01/19/2009 6:19:28 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: usconservative; rep-always
I have a better one -

"No thanks, I already have a Messiah"

no thanks, I already have a Messiah

43 posted on 01/19/2009 6:19:55 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: NCjim

More like a canonization


44 posted on 01/19/2009 6:20:34 AM PST by anoldafvet
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To: canuck_conservative

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.


45 posted on 01/19/2009 6:21:53 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Arrowhead1952

“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.


46 posted on 01/19/2009 6:33:25 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: SW6906

“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.


47 posted on 01/19/2009 6:38:29 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: kellynla
Interesting that this whole article is about one thing: popularity. Nothing about character. Nothing about ideas. Nothing about the plans this bunch of scumbums has for this country.

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.

48 posted on 01/19/2009 6:40:08 AM PST by chimera
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To: kellynla
Is there no escape from this guy??? This morning in my email I find A.Word.A.Day featuring words that have to do with Barry. Today's word was--cohere.

Tomorrow Barack Obama will become president of the US, and not a moment too soon. This week we'll feature words from Obama, words from his books, speeches, and interviews. Unlike most politicians, who hire ghostwriters, Obama writes his own books. He's a gifted writer. Reading his words you can see his thought process. He's not one who sees the globe in black and white. He has lived outside the US and has been exposed to other cultures. He realizes that just because someone has a different set of beliefs, just because someone looks different, doesn't mean he's wrong -- sometimes there can be two ways to do something and both can be right.

Obama is to be commended for his accomplishments. We've come a long way in this country. But we still have far to go before we can call ourselves truly unbiased. Real progress will be when any capable person can have a fair chance at winning the highest office, even someone who happens to be, say, a black gay vegan atheist woman.

Anything is possible... but don't hold your breath.

49 posted on 01/19/2009 6:42:40 AM PST by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: rep-always

Look here for some ideas. I actually made my own.

http://t-shirts.cafepress.com/anti-obama


50 posted on 01/19/2009 6:55:04 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (BO is not and will never be my president.)
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