Skip to comments.Die-hard Republicans wait for Obama shine to fade
Posted on 01/19/2009 10:24:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) This week may see the biggest presidential inauguration in US history, but conservative uber-pundit Bill Kristol has vowed to leave Washington until the Obama mania subsides.
For his part, right-of-center radio talkshow host Rush Limbaugh declares he will be "the last man standing," and will never give in to fervour surrounding new president Barack Obama.
While much of the United States is all aflutter about the inauguration of a Democrat, some conservatives -- embittered by losing the White House for the first time in eight years -- say they will sit out the inauguration festivities.
"I disagree fervently with the people on our side of the aisle who have caved and who say, 'Well, I hope he succeeds. We've got to give him a chance,'" Limbaugh said on his program last week.
The arch-conservative radio commentator has said he is immune to Obama's message of hope and reconciliation, and said he has every reason to be unmoved, even if a large number of Republicans have joined the bandwagon.
"I've been listening to Barack Obama for a year-and-a-half. I know what his politics are. I know what his plans are, as he has stated them. I don't want them to succeed," he said.
Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine, took umbrage in a recent column in the New York Times at the "presumption" of Obama's handlers of linking the president-elect's inauguration to that of his idol, Abraham Lincoln.
"It might be a good idea if, when he takes the oath, Obama makes sure that the Good Book is open to Proverbs 16:18, and its reminder that 'Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall,'" he wrote last month.
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“While much of the United States is all aflutter about the inauguration”
WWaaayyy overstating as usual from MSM, but I expected nothing less.
Die-hard Republicans wait, while die-patriots actually WORK to dim his propaganda induced shine.
The truth is Kristol is like a hog in slop, he loves obammma!!!
Although Obama’s “shine” if still blinding a lot of people in this country, it “faded” for me a couple years ago.
LOL We’re “embittered” because we don’t want to give 0’s socialism a chance...
“even if a large number of Republicans have joined the bandwagon.”
The “Republicans” who have joined the Obama bandwagon are RINOs and should leave the party and become ‘Rats.
As true conservatives, we will NEVER submit to Obammunism, Obammania, or socialism. We know who Obama is and what he stands for!
I guess Stephanie never learned the difference between an editorial and a news story.
Well, one “Repub” that is looking forward to Obamunism, is McCain. IMHO, he is the most dangerous Repub left in the Congress. I think he will work to get Obama his needed Repub votes to do anything to America, and its Constitution, he wants to. Why?
McCain needs a legacy. McCain needs to erase his presidential loss. But mostly he needs the MSM TO GLORIFY HIM AND HIS LEGACY. He would give away America to get this legacy. Think this is crazy? It is. But it could very likely happen.
Some have said Obama cannot hurt our Constitution because he cannot get the votes to do it -— well, think about this potential danger. It is my humble opinion that ONLY the states’ ratification vote will save America. Certainly the SCOTUS will not on Constitutional challenges. Keep an eye on this folks!!!
And this is coming from one of the few Obama defenders on FR?
No need to wait — his Reichstag is filled with ex-clintonistas, scandal-ridden smarms and unqualified hacks.
He has already been proven a liar over and over again.
His attempt to pretend to be a centrist has po’d his libtard base and no one on the Right is fooled.
WAIT??? Who says we are “waiting” for Obama to lose his luster??? It’s already begun before he ever even took office. He is already apologizing to his masses for the promises he is going to break. I’m really gonna enjoy watching all those libs choke on their lil slice of humble pie when BHO doesn’t(can’t) pick up the tab for their light bills, cars, houses, etc.
A few Republicans might "mean it", but I suspect that these statements are more about being gracious in defeat than anything else. Kinda like not speaking ill of the recently deceased.
Republicans are just trying to survive, they see the show trials coming up for Bush officials and don't want the same thing happening to them.
Bitter, LOL I’m laughing. No government has spent their way to prosperity. The joke is on Liberals.
Luster??? This guy is not more than a Lawn Jockey in that he looks good, but serves no real puropse and has no record of achievement to boot.
I’m not ‘embittered’ about Obama winning the Presidency.
I’m highly pissed off with McLame, and Huckabee, and that won’t change in my lifetime.
If Kristol leaves DC it’ll only be because he sold his A-list invitations on eBay!
Die-hard Republicans, HA. Nothing but wannabe Democrats. The Gutless Other Party is finished.
In reality, the fading has already commenced.
Given the MSM’s upcoming coverups, it’ll take around six months for the public to realize that we’ve hit those birds, lost power...but don’t have a competent USAFA grad and fighter pilot at the helm.
We’ve got an “uh” saying dope fiend.
Is that from the series V?
Perhaps this clown is God’s punishment for the acceptance,by the public, of baby murder, homosexual sodomy, sedition, treason, narcotics and alcohol abuse, greed and other indicia of vice addiction.
“Luster??? This guy is not more than a Lawn Jockey in that he looks good, but serves no real puropse and has no record of achievement to boot.”
Zero is p.r. dream. He is so manufactured that a lawn jockey or that wax figure of him as Madame Taussauds (sp?) have more passion and smarts than he has. He is the choice of a “new generation.” Yes, he can! This guy is a walking slogan factory, not Presidential timber.
Meanwhile, patriots' continue to battle to enforce the constitution while Rush and others have surrendered to the notion that the constitution is anachronistic.
I am a loyal fan and huge admirer of Rush Limbaugh. I believe that he may the greatest extemporaneous orator of our time.
Having said that, and acknowledging that there may be some nuanced meaning to the quote above (I heard him say it), I think he may be just a bit off.
I actually hope that his plans succeed, because of the benefits that accrue to America if they do.
Having said that, the laws of nature and economics make it a certainty that they will not succeed.
Therefore our "hopes" and "wants" in this matter are meaningless.
What's with the Lincoln train tour? He doesn't need to do that, he already won the election. His adoring fans continue to gush over him and his detractors continue to speak out against him.
He's been reaching out to middle of the road republicans and journalists lately. Why? I can't shake the feeling that there's a bigger plan in the works and he wants his support to be very high before it starts taking a big nose dive over his actions.
I didn't notice all this until my wife pointed it out to me a couple of days ago, and now it's been on my brain ever since.
Loved that series “V”. That should be the symbol, as in the Resistance, for the PUBS.
Some don’t know s—t from shinola.
“I guess Stephanie never learned the difference between an editorial and a news story.”
As long as the paychecks clear... what’s to know? (or care)
Anybody with a lick of common sense, regardless of political affiliation, knows that no mere mortal can possibly live up to the shine that the liberal news media has artificially put on Obama.
Yes, I can ... tell the difference.
But not between horseshit and this steaming pile.
My guess is that you are one of those twightlight zone birthcretificate posters. I’m I correct!!!
You are very wrong. I have strongly disagreed with many freepers who are obsessed with this silly birth certificate issue because it is going no where. It is a waste of energy and time.
What’s with the Lincoln train tour?
He will no more unite this nation than did Lincoln (except by force) .. no matter how much the media spins it otherwise.
B.O. is an inherently weak man with no executive experience and only weak and ignorant people around him. The muslim scum of this earth will challenge him very quickly and seriously.
I expect him to fail that challenge.
major kudos for the “V” reference
From the beginning I have called bambi out as the marxist thug that he is. I was deeply pissed when he won on the irrational hopes of stupid white women and stupid white young voters.
But then I thought about it. Sooner or later the USA was going to vote in a socialist experiment. Sooner or later the left (and angry black America) was going to get a shot. We have been asleep at the wheel for too long while they were digging like termites into our foundation. If it had to happen, I'm glad it was this marxist at this time.
Bambi has no idea how to handle the economic tsunami that is about to crash on DC. He is taking all the wrong steps. He is bound to fail.
I am hoping for a recession that is deeper than the Carter recession. Those of us who were adults during that time know that it won't kill us and the younger ones among us can use the lesson.
The world is as close to the spread of inter-nation conflict as it has been in fifty years. Bambi has neither the diplomatic skills required to calm the waters nor the steel spine needed to swing the big stick. He is weak. Russia, China, the Arab Street even the small dogs in the EU will always be two steps ahead of him. The terror cadres are already woofin' at him, daring him to come out of the house and off the porch.
I want this administration to fail horribly on both the domestic and the international fronts.
Bring the pain. We can take it but those who voted for 'hope' cannot. When bambi fails they will fold (hopefully many will never vote again).
If the next four years see even a mild recovery and an easing of international tension then bambi will be painted as the re-incarnation of Lincoln, JFK, FDR and Gandhi in one package. He will get a second term. That is when he will run rough shod over us and change this country forever.
McCain was a non-starter for us. There is no reason to believe that he would do any better.
I repeat...bring the pain. We can take it and it is our last best chance to save the America we love.
Train trip, nothing! Just wait till tomorrow when he comes to the Inauguration leading Blackie O sitting on a Donkey while his followers throw palm branches in his path....
“Im really gonna enjoy watching all those libs choke on their lil slice of humble pie when BHO doesnt(cant) pick up the tab for their light bills, cars, houses, etc.”
I don’t think he ever planned to “pick up the tab.” He plans on you and me doing it. The question is will he be able to pull that off? :-)
I will be one of the last standing, also.
As fas as I am concerned, NObama will NEVER be MY President...Not now—not later. NEVER.
Donkey ? make it a jacka$$ , How about Rev. Wright?
I couldn't agree more! We need to keep track of the 0bama collaborators, so we can show them the door.