Barack Obama is a smooth talking, slow walking con man. He’s raised lots of money, which he’s used to deliver a mind numbing mantra that has sucked in a lot of marks. If you’re one of them and you haven’t yet voted, this Mouse suggests that you reconsider. If your vote has already been bought and paid for and your mind is closed, well, stop reading right now. You’re dead meat. Furthermore, if you’re one of those people who simply won’t read anything that doesn’t agree with your own narrow opinion, you can also stop reading. I’m just presenting my views here.
The public, weary from eight years of Bush, is ripe for a con job. That’s what you’re getting from Obama and you’re not going to like the results. You know it in your heart of hearts. Obamamania is merely a symptom of Anti-Bush Syndrome. However, is electing this smooth talking, panacea promising neophyte just for retribution not something that can and will backfire right in your vindictive faces?
I hear intelligent people defending Obama with non-sequiturs. Why? Because they cannot defend him with facts. Here’s an example of such an exchange:
A. Friend: I’m tired of defending Obama against charges of socialism when Bush has given $700 billion to the wealthy.
Me: What does what Bush did have to do with what Obama is?
A. Friend: [Alludes to my response being racist.]
Cool. When you speak nonsense and someone questions it, merely accuse them of racism to close the conversation. A time honored tactic of the bleeding heart leftaroos. I meant that Obama, by virtue of his voting and past performance, is a socialist, and that whatever Bush might have done has nothing to do with that intrinsic aspect of Obama’s orientation. Of course, Obama is a socialist! This is not a “charge”, it’s a fact! Why are his supporters so fearful of his reputation giving him away? Are they merely blinded by the light?
Oh, yeah. They say the same thing about me. I can’t see the light. You’re right, folks. I cannot buy into some nebulous concept of “change” from an untried slickster who talks out of both sides of his mouth.
Change for change’s sake—a well calculated plan to capitalize on national malaise. How can anybody not see through the Obama campaign’s dastardly plot? As mass psychologists, they have correctly gleaned that this country has been in short-term mode for a long time. We’ll vote blindly for whichever Dr. Feelgood promises us instant sweetness, without concern for the long-term effects of our impulsive action.
What gets me is that there are many people not voting for John McCain for two reasons that don’t make much sense. One is that he will be “just like Bush” and the other is that Sarah Palin is not qualified to be president if McCain dies in office, which a lot of them are saying is an almost certain thing.
What is this bullshit about McCain “voting with Bush 95% of the time”? Bush doesn’t vote. What kind of crap are you people listening to? McCain voted with his party 76% of the time, whereas Obama voted with his party 99% of the time. Obama speaks of “reaching across the aisle” to unite us, but he has no history of actually having done so. McCain has, most notably with McCain-Finegold and McCain-Kennedy, in which he co-wrote legislation with two seriously dyed-in-the-wool Democrats.
And Palin…what’s the deal? What, precisely, makes her less qualified to act as President than Obama? Is her midwestern accent unpalatable to you East Coast liberals? Do Obama’s 146 days in the Senate, mostly voting for ultra-liberal legislation and running for president, qualify him any better for executive office than does running a state government? Has he ever held any executive responsibility? He has spent most of his political career running for office. Is there anything significant in his past that suggests that he is a leader? Oh, he was the first black editor of Harvard Law Review? What the hell good is that, other than as a feather in his personal cap? Obama himself is the deal breaker for me. Not only is his political orientation antithetical to mine but also he is naive and I do not want another Jimmy Carter “earn while you learn” administration. Please tell me why Obama is more qualified to run this country than Palin? WHY? Because he says so? Because the mainstream media says so? A comparison of their historical responsibilities sure as hell doesn’t say so!
I will do anything to prevent an irreversible turn toward socialism. The combination of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid is very scary, especially if the Bush backlash impels stupid voters bent on retribution to the extent that they blindly check the boxes of lesser qualified candidates to elect a Democrat super-majority in the senate. Al Franken—AL FRANKEN—is a viable candidate for U.S. Senate only because of these short-term thinkers. I cannot just assume the passivist position that “if they screw things up, they’ll be out in four years.” I maintain that they can and will screw things up beyond repair and that the effects will be with us for decades, if not permanently. With the president and the congress firmly in their grasp, they’ll control two branches of government, and then they’ll make enough liberal judicial appointments to control the judicial branch, too. Obama has posited that he wants judges with “empathy” for the downtrodden–at the expense of fairness–so you can count on de facto anti-capitalist legislation from the bench. By my count, that’s all three branches of Federal government, and that’s complete control by some dangerous people. If we wind up with a Euro-style, socialist, stagnant economy, your kids and grandkids will never know the life we have known. I think that’s within reach of this band of brothers; I don’t think it’s an alarmist exaggeration.
What I really don’t undestand is how people who I respect, people who are presumably highly intelligent, can buy into Obama’s melifluous mantra. They’re too intelligent to react to the hot-button issues that suck in the masses, although I know a few anti-religion folks who would do anything in their power to impede any candidate who admitted to going to church. (They’ll make an excuse for Obama’s support for faith based charities, which he agreed to in the name of more slick vote buying.) I have to think that they’ve turned off their bullshit detectors and they have entered Suspension of Disbelief Mode.
It seems that the populace is ready for that pied piper to come along and promise anything he thinks they want to hear. They’re buying a fancy looking used car without looking under the hood. It’s kind of mass denial. Why are they allowing themselves to be blindly led off this cliff, like lemmings? I can see the vacuousness in Obama, and I am just a mouse of average intelligence. He is smooth, slick, and nicely packaged. But what does he really have to offer, aside from the handouts he promises? If he gets elected, which seems likely thanks to the panacea seeking electorate, I’m going to stick my hand out just as far as everybody else’s. I’ll take my de facto payoff, even if I didn’t vote for him. I’ll do it without any conscience pangs because I don’t have a progeny to worry about.
In spite of the polls reflecting this national mania, I will not give up. I will vote for John McCain tomorrow with a clear conscience, for your progeny’s benefit. It might not make me very popular at tony, liberal, New York and D.C. cocktail parties, but I don’t get any invitations to them, anyway.
1)you see any parallels here?
“PSU should not go to the BCS championship game because OSU was blown out both times”
“A vote for McCain is a vote for 4 more years of Bush”
2) why does Biden get no attention for his gaffs and Palin does?
The Redhead says
Turkey/Mouse–I know we disagree profoundly on Obama. I ask you though to not blame voters like myself for our views/opinions. Not all of us are knee-jerk liberals; some of us just believe differently.
Your faithful co-blogger and friend,
The Nittany Turkey says
jd, you’ve captured the essence of the great, liberal non-sequitur!
It’s the Olberman moonbats in action. By the way, Ben Affleck did a great Olberman skit on SNL this week.
Speaking of sportscasters with inflated egos, Chris Berman will be interviewing both McCain and Obama tonight on MNF.
The Nittany Turkey says
Redhead, I don’t “blame” you or your fellow voters for your opinions, to which you’re entitled. I don’t seek to stifle them, even if I am diametrically opposed to many of them. Free speech is a cornerstone of this society, a principle that I wish to preserve.
I have nothing against Obama as a person. He is intelligent and ambitious. What I oppose is not him but the principles he seems to represent. I say “seem” because like most politicians, he speaks with forked tongue. Nevertheless, I think we can safely conclude that he seeks to expand government, penalize success, provide disincentives to productivity, implement trade barriers, overtax industry, etc., etc., etc. All these are antithetical to my core beliefs. I am a capitalist and a libertarian. Small government and the free market are what I am all about.
Thus, I reserve the right to vociferously assail views and opinions that conflict with mine, as yours and other liberals do. I’ve had great practice. I spent an evening with Charlie last night, who is as about as liberal as they get. Nevertheless, he’s got a great sense of humor about it, which makes it all fun.
The Nittany Turkey says
P.S. to Redhead,
Please feel free to write an article articulating your position regarding the election here. It’s my own version of the Fairness Doctrine.
The Redhead says
I may take you up on that, Turkey/Mouse. In the meantime, I wish you a good election day in this great country of ours.
Vive la difference.
The Nittany Turkey says
First, the Steelers must send the Redskins on a Trail of Tears. The Fairness Doctrine being what it is, both McCain and Obama will be interviewed by Chris Berman at halftime. (I ain’t making that up!)
I hooked up with your blog via BSD and love it. I also love your conservative views. I couldn’t agree with you more!!! God Bless America – we’re going to need it.
The Nittany Turkey says
Thank you, Jen. If I read you correctly, we share the fear that we will become a socialist, insecure, abortion happy, second rate Obamanation. We’ll soon know whether free enterprise will be supported or scorned, whether the society will allow the individual to make as much of this life as he can or the individual will be a slave to the society, and whether the cultural elites who think they know what’s best for all of us (as long as it feathers their nests) will have their way.
We’ve always survived cyclical socialism in the past; however, each time we leave a socialist phase, some vestigial programs remain behind. Through several generations’ increasing expectations, we as a society have come to rely more and more on handouts, as perceptions evolve from necessary evil to everyman’s entitlement. Everybody increasingly has the hand out and expects something for nothing. When that becomes the central theme of a society, it will ultimately collapse under the weight of decreased productivity, stagnant economy, and the already overfed public clamoring for mo’ money. The fragmentation inherent in this societal entropy sows the seeds for demagoguery and dictatorship.
I’ll do my part to restore my party’s greatness after the damage done by Rove, Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfield. We need to get back to being the mainstream party of the people, which is our rightful, historical position. If we can heal this society and make it strong again after Obama’s four years (assuming there are no major surprises tonight), we can get rid of the splinter groups that have screwed the party by their association with it.
If we lose big time, it should be a lesson. Of course, Category One voters are idiots and tend to vote against something more than for it. By the time four years of realization that socialism is oppressive has sunk in, I hope the lemmings turn away from the cliff and come back to Papa.
I think you summed it up very well. I come from a family of immigrants from Poland, starting with my Grandmother and her siblings and even today with my cousins. They all came to live the “American Dream”. Every one of them has come to this country ready to work hard and as a result, have succeeded – they own homes they can afford, have children who have more opportunity then they did and teach folks like me who were born here, how grateful we really should be. Not once has one of them gone on welfare or asked for government assistance. They have too much pride and would rather work 2/3 jobs than sit on their arses with their hand out. Unfortunately their idea of hard work and dreams have become a mockery in this country. It saddens me.
My husband is a small business owner and we fear what these socialist plans will bring him. I work for big, evil corporate Pharma (evil until someone is dying and needs the meds that the pharm companies put out, of course). Not sure how this is going to be good for us, but I’ll keep the faith and hope, like you, that the Republican party will learn from this and we can thrive and help this country get back to what makes it so great.
The Nittany Turkey says
Unfortunately, the socialist trend, abetted by our deficient public education system, is now firmly entrenched in our society. Several generations now have been processed through a system that teaches them that everything will always be okay and that government will always save them if they screw up. Wait! They can’t screw up! It’s always external factors (better known as excuses) that cause them to get screwed. (Note the use of the passive voice there. How ironic.) So, now, when times are tough, it is a natural reflex for this bunch of whining narcissists to immediately respond with outstretched palms, hoping to get them waxed. It never occurred to many of them that hard work could accomplish a lot more for them. That would betray their inculcated ideals of less work, more leisure, and more stuff.
I had lunch with a friend today, a naturalized American citizen originally from Scotland. Although she voted for Obama, she isn’t a total Euro-liberal. She told me a story of a guy she knew in her native Scotland where she worked in a shipyard many years ago. One day the guy told her it would be his last day working there. She asked him if he had found a better job somewhere else.
“No, I’m going to stop working and stay home. It’s not worth it to work. I have five kids and the government will pay me more to sit at home than I would make by working.”
That’s what we have to look forward to.