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November 05, 2008

So It's President Obama

Congratulations to him and his supporters on a successful campaign. As Allah wrote last night

So in that spirit, congratulations to Barry O on a race superbly run and to our country for not having let the wrong reasons deter it from making the wrong choice. I’ll never be a fan, but I swear I’ll never take a nutroots posture either in relishing his failures because it helps my party. Like it or not, he’s my president. As a great man once said, country first.

Damn straight. The idea that the winner of an election, if they're not the person you voted for, is somehow illegitimate is one of the most pernicious memes that the Left has promulgated over the last eight years. It is horribly divisive and corrosive to our entire system, and the blame for this is solely theirs. Barack Obama is my President now, and I hope he leads our country to better days.

Posted by Mr. Bingley at November 5, 2008 07:33 AM


He's not illegitimate, but he IS deeply worrying. The people chanting his name in ecstasy are not rational. He came to power through the creation of a personality cult, and that is something new and profoundly dangerous.

Posted by: Dave J at November 5, 2008 07:54 AM

Well, Dave, as I've said before, what concerns me is that some of his more enthusiastic supporters have set the bar impossibly high for him, so when it turns out he can't wave his magic unicorn tail and solve all the world's problems instantly they will turn on him with a vengeance. And since he's never, ever been tested like that, and that's his real flaw as a candidate, we have no idea how he will respond.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at November 5, 2008 08:08 AM

Agreed, Bingley.

I disagree with him on many areas of policy, but you are right: in January, he will be my president. And I have no stomach for disrespecting the office of the president, or the man occupying same. I was deeply disappointed in some of the things Clinton did, but I couldn't get into the Clinton bashing and Clinton joking the way some of my friends did.

Posted by: ricki at November 5, 2008 08:09 AM

I disagree with his politics, but O has been elected. I will not insult half the voters in this country by claiming he is not my president. In fact, I hope he succeeds and surprises me.

Posted by: Retread at November 5, 2008 08:11 AM

In fact, I hope he succeeds and surprises me.

Wouldn't that be great? And much better for America, which is what we all should always hope for.

Dazzle us, President Obama.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at November 5, 2008 08:48 AM

I don't want dazzle. I want competence and a steady, rational hand.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at November 5, 2008 08:58 AM

Yes, he's president. He won, fair and square. But I'm not impressed with Obama at all, and there are aspects to him that worry me. I'd be happy if he simply doesn't eff things up more than they already are.

Posted by: The_Real_JeffS at November 5, 2008 09:16 AM

I feel for Israel, whose enemies can now attack her with no retribution but a STERN TALKING-TO. And maybe a time out if they use nukes.

Posted by: Lisa at November 5, 2008 09:59 AM

Bingley, after what we've heard come out of his mouth, it's gonna HAVE to be dazzling. Anything else is a disaster.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at November 5, 2008 10:14 AM

Yes, he's not just president, he's my commander in chief.

But that doesn't mean that he isn't an overt communist.

He may not be a power mad rapist, possibly murderer, definitely perjuring sociopath like Clinton is, but he has plenty of corruption, personality cult, and racist tendencies that need to be countered by those opposing him.

I read on another blog that the left will end up being disappointed by him, but I don't think so. The MSM will defend him no matter what happens just as they did Clinton by framing his perjury as just an obsession by republicans with sordid sex. They did their best to put B. Hussein into office and they like that feeling of being a king maker.

Many predict we will suffer large scale military disasters. I disagree. He will enjoy using power, including military power. He may prolong the war with Islam, but his ego won't allow us and him to be embarrassed. He will lose on the diplomatic front what we have been gaining through strength. We will lose the fear instilled in our enemies and they will be inspired to be more bold diplomatically.

He will do his best to reinvigorate unions, reinforce socialism, nationalize healthcare, and eviscerate the military – and his every action and intonement will be fawned over as brilliance by the left and the MSM.

But we wouldn't have gotten much better from McCain and it would have perpetuated a corrupt and philosophically baseless and debased repubican party. The republicans need to clean up their act. They need another Reagan, someone who can run based on a philosophy that Americans have shown again and again that they love -- limited government and getting government out of our lives. I don't know who that leader will be, but they've got four years to be found. No old farts who think it's their turn to run. They are either leaders or not, and if they're old and haven't stepped up yet, it means they aren't really leaders, or the kind we need.

Posted by: Skyler at November 5, 2008 10:14 AM

And you know what else I wish? I wish his gramma had lived to see this, I really do. Breaks my heart. I think it's a great tragedy that she died just days early. If there's a rational bone in that man's body, we all owe HER and his grandpa for it. Flippin' shame she missed it.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at November 5, 2008 10:54 AM

I agree - that is a crying shame and a great tragedy.

And I hope Obama does a much better job than I expect.

And the GOP has needed a good kick for a while. Or the fiscally conservative types need a new party. The GOP still pays attention to the socially conservative side - but they've been ignoring us for a long time now.

Posted by: Kathy K at November 5, 2008 02:21 PM

A most outstanding post Mr. Bingley and excellent responses. I must be honest though and confess that I'm currently on the opposite side of the fence. I do sincerely hope that time and events will prove my sentiments wrong.

Posted by: Gunslinger at November 5, 2008 07:44 PM


Posted by: FLU-BIRD at November 6, 2008 04:54 PM

he's not my pres, and I see pmsnbc is already making excuses for why he won't be able to fix the economy as he promised all his minions. So sorry sista, you'll have to go ahead and put gas in yo car and pay yo mortgage a little while longer.

Posted by: Mom2theCorps at November 7, 2008 03:03 AM