November 5th everything will change. And we have only ourselves to blame. We Republicans especially, for not making our case, even now. Because this election is about LIBERTY and when its long over we will miss that seven letter word that has meant so much to us for 232 years.
I intend to teach my children what LIBERTY was like when I was growing up. And I hope that someday they will know it again, as I did. Because the damage that Obama and his minions will do to this country will take a generation to undo, if we have the guts.
Well, remember this: Carter paved the way for Reagan.
This country's damn big and solid. It'll take more than any single administration to really truly screw things up at a fundamental level. I may not like the upcoming trends, but if I survived Carter and Clinton, I can survive Obama.
Posted by: ElMondoHummus at October 24, 2008 09:11 AM (xHyDY)
I hope you're right Mondo, but I believe you're wrong. Two things, Obama is a true radical who wants to fundamentally change capitalism and America in ways Carter and Clinton did not. And Obama will have Congress and the Supreme Court on his side. Secondly, there is no Ronald Reagan waiting in the wings.
Posted by: annika at October 24, 2008 11:52 AM (FC9ek)
look at this - I get wild notion to check here, and you have posted, and you are preggers! Just teasing. Do hope all is well out your way, except for that Liberty thing and all.
Posted by: gcotharn at October 24, 2008 09:11 PM (QxNKh)
Once more unto the breach, dear friends. I think you're absolutely right, but with one caveat: this election is not over yet. They are showing their own desperation in trying to make inevitability the storyline.
1) the polls ALWAYS skew to the Dems
2) Obama underperformed his polls in the primaries
3) McCain overperformed his polls in the primaries
Add those up and you get a very winnable race, even assuming shenanigans in all the usual places.
Posted by: Dave J at October 24, 2008 09:25 PM (qsGH+)
It all comes down to VA. If McCain loses VA, he can't win, unless he flips IA, which won't happen. We'll know right away on election night. VA is the key, and I don't see how Mccain takes it, even allowing for biased pre election polls. He's trailing by too much. Even if I were to allow myself hope on VA, McCain still has to win OH, NV, CO, FL, NC, etc. He has to run the table on all the toss-ups. No margin for error. Throw in the fact that thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of votes will be cancelled out by acorn fraud, you see why I'm pessimistic.
Posted by: annika at October 25, 2008 09:25 AM (NO2GY)
I hear you gurlfren. Remember this, Washington won the revolution with a rabble in arms, that counted as no more than a third of the population. At least a third of America is still a sound patriotic corps. The days ahead may be dark, but evil will not triumph. In any case, our victory is not in this world, merely our effort.
Posted by: Casca at October 25, 2008 12:44 PM (PlgyR)
Even with fraud already apparent in Fairfax County, I still do not believe Obama will take Virginia. Sure, he'll pile up the votes in the People's Republic of NoVA, but that still (thankfully) isn't the majority of the voting electorate.
Public polls notwithstanding, the campaigns wouldn't be spending so much time in Pennsylvania unless their internals were saying it could still go either way. If McCain takes PA, he can afford to lose VA (though I think he won't) and/or CO, NM or NV.
He'll take New Hampshire, regardless of polls showing him behind. Obama was polling ahead in the primary and Hillary trounced him; meanwhile, McCain has such a history with the Granite State that it's effectively his second home. He has a very good chance of getting Maine to split it electoral votes for the first time by picking off its huge rural northern Congressional district.
And there's NO way McCain loses Florida. I live in Broward County, competitor with Palm Beach for the most Democratic in the state. I see as many or slightly more McCain signs, bumper stickers and hats HERE as Obama ones. I see a group of McCain volunteers with banners at a major intersection every day on the way home from work, and lots of cars honking in support. The enthusiasm is palpable. Again, that's in BROWARD. If it's 50-50 or better like that here, the GOP-dominated rest of the state is going to be a McCain blowout.
Posted by: Dave J at October 25, 2008 02:51 PM (qsGH+)
So now you are going to parachute back into the gasme?
Where have yuo been when we really needed you?
No mind, we'll take you with a smile.
Tell us about your law practice and your new Beemer.
Missed you, Girl.
Posted by: shelly at October 25, 2008 06:07 PM (4gHqM)
Gosh, shame. Do you really believe one elected official can overturn 232 years of checks and balances initiated by our Founding Fathers? Truly?
Sadly, I believe you are believing the propaganda that is being spewed out by all sides of the media.
I am a proud American. And have lived in a socialist type government (Germany), a new democracy (South Africa) and now living in a Communist (Hong Kong) - working for an American software company. And both have advantages but more than not disadvantages.
Most of my cousins and some nephews are stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And I have personally had one to one meetings with the head of the Pakistani Millitary in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2007 - as they were looking at software / analytics / data mining to search for behaviors / patterns to root out terrorist enclaves.
We are at a cross roads. If we continue on this path of belief that the sky is falling - our country is doomed and us versus them - our enemies have won.
America is still hope to billions (3.3 billion just counting India and China). And I have friends who are Muslim, Christian, and Jewish - who are all over the world. The world is not about trying to kill us. Its a small section of extremists - that have broken with their own kind - as David Koresh did not speak for all Americans.
But the more us versus them - we portray - the more less educated, rural villagers - will believe that America is the big, bad devil.
Obama represents one simple truth (regardless if you do not believe in his politics) that brings hope to the world - any body can be anything if they work hard for it. That's the American dream.
So we continue on the path we are going - which I haven't seen anything improve (and I voted for Bush twice, hell I voted for Perot twice back in the day) - or give a try for four years.
And do you really think that in 4 years - one man - can disband Congress, House of Representatives, turn our millitary into a marxist, socialist army against freedom - and scatter the Supreme Court?
We are voting for a president. Not a dictator.
God bless the USA.
Posted by: Soul Parking at October 25, 2008 10:23 PM (/4v/D)
Soul, you've got to quit smoking that shit.
Posted by: Casca at October 26, 2008 01:44 AM (PlgyR)
Sadly you have hit the sickle on the hammer.
Drugs. I think drugs are really messing up the USA. Drugs are a global epidemic - but man - my first cousin is a sheriff a small town in Ohio - and the violence, the paranoia - is sad.
One thing I haven't done is ever take drugs.
And Hong Kong if you are caught with anything - immediate jail time. Singapore / Indonesia - immediate death.
But please - I have been a Republican / Conservative all my life. PLEASE, PLEASE convert me. I want you to tell me REAL reasons without paranoia or cuss words about why I should NOT vote Obama.
I promise if you give me convincing arguments - and alternative plans - I am down. I want to be convinced.
Posted by: Soul Parking at October 26, 2008 05:50 PM (cLx6t)
Soul, in the words of my poor old toothless grandmother, you are so full of shit, you stink.
Posted by: Casca at October 26, 2008 10:01 PM (PlgyR)
it when people come in preaching and make like they're just talking. There's a reason a sermon doesn't sound like a discussion.
Posted by: Elmondohummus at October 27, 2008 04:37 PM (xHyDY)
Gawd... This is bad. What's happened to the USA? I have been outside the States (without a return trip) for more than 20 months - and just by asking to be convinced to the McCain / Palin ticket - I have been accused of being on drugs and a preacher.
What has happened to our Ronald Reagan roots? or the first George Bush - George H. Bush?
Or the only thing I can assume is that the Obama-ites who are in America RIGHT NOW are too damn over zealous and acting like religious freaks... Because its the "in thing to do" and its made all of us who were Republicans and are Republicans constantly on the defensive.
Thank god I haven't been state side in the 20 or so months. I came to like Obama during his podcasts as a Senator and reading his books - when I couldn't find them in ANY STORE over here - I had to order online - because the book WAS NOT popular then. Now he seems to be like a fad.
Because of that status - those who might have been open to hearing his policies or his politics - now have closed up - because the MASSES have fucked up the message.
On a personal front, Annika was my first writer for my website (before her blog was even started) back in 2001 / 2002. So it breaks my heart to see her posts so pissed off and gloomy. And the comments double so.
Just do one thing: vote.
Posted by: Soul Parking at October 27, 2008 08:02 PM (cLx6t)
Been a long time girl. glad to see you still around.
I figure we are in for a shit storm even if McCain manages to pull this out, so maybe it's for the best that the Dems have to cope with it.
Posted by: kyle8 at October 29, 2008 06:21 PM (MO4Oi)
obama wont mess it up
he is a know-nothing puppet for pelosi and reid
Posted by: tiki at November 05, 2008 04:18 AM (hgSBP)
And when the Obammunists initiate their purge of those with IQ's under 80, you guys will be the first to go
Posted by: N. Copple at November 05, 2008 09:30 PM (VBcMe)
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