We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Is Obama an effete, dithering, Ivy League twit, a member of the lunatic fringe with a suit as a disguise, a preacher manque, an unanchored megalomaniac, or a heavyweight ready to assume the terrifying responsibilities of the defence of America? I think he wants to keep us guessing, so everybody can fill in the blanks their own way.
I think he's all of the above, sort of a Jimmy Carter-Henry Wallace combo, but with a much better schtick: He made what? $4 million last year? Not too darn bad for a politician who hates capitalism.
The more I see and hear of the Obamanuts, the more I fear we are in for a very rough November 4, 5 and.....These people are not going to accept anything but victory, by any means necessary, and it will be very nasty.
It is said- and not disputed by any credible source- that Nixon decided not to contest the crooked Kennedy win (Chicago & Daley, again) in 1960 because he did not want to put the country through that kind of trauma. That little gracious, historical tidbit is never acknowledged by the Nixon-haters.
But Republicans in the key swing states cannot be that gracious in defeat, defeat which most likely will come, if it comes, as a result of massive voter fraud by the left wing Democrats controlling the Obama Campaign. Roger Stone, Jim Baker, and other top Republican operatives need to be on stand by duty soon.
Look for McCain-Palin to close fast in the last week as decision times nears and many voters will not be able to envision Obama as President. Unless Obama were ahead by 8-10 points in fairly constructed swing state polls, he stands little chance to win as the momentum will be going against him in the closing days, unless he receives the benefit of voter fraud.
We are sounding more and more like a Third World country on Election Day- is this what it has come to?
"...many voters will not be able to envision Obama as President."
I think this silent evaluation will take place behind the voting curtains and win the election for McCain. You are right about the last two weeks - people who haven't paid attention will begin to pay attention; and for the time they have left before they vote, they won't like what they see. I am trusting this quiet revolution takes place..... am I ever. If Obama loses and his supporters turn temporarily into Third World street demonstrators and tear up the country - great. We'll all be watching a bunch of liberals acting like the Palestinians on 9/11.
But do not underestimate the degree to which the other side will resort to voter fraud and any and all means necessary to push Obama over the line. It sounds like Meta is willing to accept a Palestinian-like uprising on November 5? Isn't that a scenario we cannot win since we will promptly be cast as the guys in the black hats? We need to be prepared to swiftly counter-act/contest all of the chicanery created by the Obamafanatics, precinct by precinct, city by city, swing state by swing state. They are counting on us not having the fortitude to do street battle and into the courts like we did in FL in '00. Will we do it in the several swing states with the MSM cheerleading for the other side and making us out to be the bad guys? I surely hope so and I assume there is a contingency plan in place in all vulnerable swing states, cities, precincts, etc. Welcome to Politics 2008 where the election is not over the day after.
"It sounds like Meta is willing to accept a Palestinian-like uprising on November 5? "
Only if he loses. I will be sitting back with a "See?" sense of gloating on my face. ......... Truth be told, it will be more of the ever growing sense of disgust I'm feeling because they, too, will contest the election.
I still feel secure in the knowledge that our side, the only side that is willing to fight for America on foreign soil, will also fight for her at home if these people try to steal this election. Yes, this could get ugly and the other side, by their blatant dishonesty, is to be held accountable, one way or the other. The message is: We will not stand for anyone to be elected by your dishonest, fraudulent means, certainly not the President of this great nation! If you somehow "win" this way, Obama's Presidency will be worth about as much as the worthless paper at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Not to mention the negative reaction of markets around the world which would surely greet such an illegitimate U.S. President. Republicans need to wake up and strengthen voting requirements everywhere, especially in swing states, I would call this the highest national priority. We cannot afford to sink into the realm of illegitimate Presidencies.