Wednesday, November 5, 2008

There's got to be a morning after


So an African-American is now President-elect. He did it. The symbolism of that for America is huge. Yea for us. Let's hope that heals some wounds and closes the door a bit more on America's "original sin."

I pray that symbolism is mostly satisfied now and I rejoice with those who have felt that hurt and lived with it the sense of disenfranchisement. For that much I am grateful.

NOW moving from symbolism to substance:

What now for conservatives?

Can we finally have a national debate about ideas and what "The One" really wants to change and what his associations say about the security risk he poses to the US? The man's positions are amazingly far to the left.

Will the fair media scrutiny "The One" was spared during the election years finally begin? The man's associations would not have allowed him to get the basic security clearance I needed in the Navy to do my electronics job.

Michele Malkin gets it right...

We gird our loins, to borrow a phrase from our Vice President-elect.

We lock and load our ideological ammunition.

We fight.

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First assignment for fiscal conservatives in Washington:

1) Oppose the Democrats’ next stimulus boondoggle.
2) Oppose Obama’s windfall profits tax proposal.
3) Oppose new bailouts for states deep in debt.
4) Oppose new foreclosure prevention measures that will simply provide perverse incentives for borrowers to walk away and delay a needed market correction.
5) No more federal loan guarantees for corporations given that Washington has no idea whether the AIG bailout is “working.”
Game on!

3 comments:

eddie said...

"Annointed one" or "Golden Calf?"

What lurks behind all the calm he was so celebrated for? Will we find that he didn't give us any substance behind his promises for 'change' because there is none, or because it's so radical no one would have ever signed on?

"Change" is not always for the better...Duh.

Skin color should not be a reason that keeps a person from becoming president, but since when is it a qualification? Since now, I guess.

We pray that the Lord speaks to the hearts of the people and of this man who has been entrusted with our country...that He (the true One) is heard and people seek that voice.

Just to let you know I actually read this! :-)

be603 said...

funny the memories that Posiedon Adventure poster brings up...

Saw it with Scott (and his little brother) Matt at the Chehalis theater in 8th grade. I'm guessing Scott remembers it still, me shouting at the characters "No! Don't do it!"

That and Penny Brown standing me up while I was thinking she had stood me up. What'd I learn about (mis)communication that night? Wonder what came of her...

eddie said...

Don't think I EVER went to a theater in Chehalis...except the drive-in, if that was technically in Chehalis.

Biggest memory of Penny Brown: She broke her forearm in the middle of gymnastics club doing the vault. It apparently came out of her skin in front of all the elementary kids we were teaching. You could say it was come-uppance, but 8th grade is too young to date, anyway. ;-)