The uphill climb. Don’t take it personally. ‘Twas inevitable. Carpe Diem. Plus more.
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Hopefully, truths and realities will be exposed. After witnessing this election cycle, I must disagree with so many of my fellow conservatives who are certain the “real Obama” will be quickly exposed and all but the hardest of liberal partisans will regret voting for him (I call this “The Carter Effect”). I expect that our mainstream media will remain apologetic to an Obama administration and a liberal Congress. With “Fairness Doctrine” actions (liberal, state-sponsored suppression of free speech), our media will become increasingly captured and controlled. If flaws and failures are to be exposed, it will have to be a grassroots effort and a thousand “Drudges” in support. With a full wind of media in his sails, Obama will likely continue to use President Bush as his excuse for any failure or gaffe that attempts to stick to him; he will point backward to sidestep accountability, and his flock will bleat, but not directly at him.
In his book-with-borrowed-title “The Audacity of Hope”, Senator Obama wrote: ”I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” Yes, his words. Or at least he audaciously claims them as his own. I’m only slightly less concerned with his concession of material conviction with this statement than my great concern for who will inhabit his proverbial projection room. Hate-filled left-wing attack groups (MoveOn, Kos, etc.) and liberal partisan hacks will constantly remind the Junior Senator from Illinois that his gilded prepared speeches wouldn’t have been enough to win without their support on his flanks. I fear what payback will be projected onto his blank screen at the expense of our beloved country.
Personally, I think Mr. Obama is a skilled political manipulator; I am sure he can conveniently morph “what the meaning of ‘is’ is” even better than his Democrat predecessor in a deposition. He’s been called “an exceptional man” from someone I know is close to him. I agree that he is exceptionally persuasive, but like the hope and change that he promises, the application of his exceptionality and his promise of hope and change may project onto his blank screen differently than his admirers expect. Instead of a blank screen, I rather like to think of Mr. Obama as an “Etch-a-Sketch”: something that projects two-dimensionally, in black and white, and when shaken, goes quickly blank again.
Good luck, Mr. Obama. Time will tell whether the citizens you
will promise to serve and subsidize will actually get what you
promise, or if they will get what they want, or get what they
deserve. Only time will tell if there’s any intersection among
those three, and only time will tell if your supporting
electorate will even be able to identify the difference among
those three. My Messiah will remain Jesus Christ, and yes, I’ll
proudly cling to my religion, even if you’re going to cling to my
— Bill Attinger
WHAT BETTER TIME THEN NOW?
Re: Thaddeus G. McCotter’s Now, Seize Freedom!
Thank you Thaddeus. Can we start today?
— Mike Falatko
Cass City, Michigan
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?