Saturday, November 01, 2008

Elelction Eve Sadness

On the massively long awaited eve of the election, it is time to review this newly extended period of American life. The calm may last all the way to March 7 and Obama’s second walk on the waters of tehe Potomac; except that this time he sinks. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, in scuba gear, will provide the weight to make him sink. Obama’s promise of change as the people see it is in such a totally different universe from what will take place in the business as usual Congress, only with new people getting the meat of the fattened calf. Not a new calf or dinner plate, just a new crowd with the knife.

The gang at the lake still hopes for a Huckabee come from behind victory, but they suspect this is only the glimmer of too much sherry.

With a slight inkling of a withdrawal of the Christian Right and other conservatives from the American Community several years ago repressed, it may explode anew. The Baptist movement has done it before, only now the crowd leaving and taking their American flags with them will be bigger and more diverse. With no limit to San Francisco values taking over Washington now, they will return to the older view that the political community is tainted and a risj to one’s salvation. Withdrawl is required. Flags will come down. Army volunteers will look elsewhere. Obama’s collection will find that it built on a base of anti-Americanism including the anti-America mass media. When it calls for patriotism and sacrifice as John Kennedy did, the silence will deafen.
Talk is of America’s decline. Will those most enamored to political correctness and it’s anti-American attack on free speech that is not derogatory to America and its limits to freedom suddenly shift, as Michelle Obama did, to now loving an America cloaked in socialism and limits on freedom?

Why should the inventiveness of any America be used here when the financial rewards will go to those who ridiculed them in school for paying attention and not partying? That they should be patriotic and pay it in taxes will generate laughs then goodbyes as they realize that the statements come from those who have mocked patriotism for years.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Election Observations: are we in trouble

The gang at the lake has been compiling their comments on the election while engaged in their fall search for the best recording by Julie London. The energy has been high and the debates fierce. The gang divided further with each new London song they hear. Oh wait, this was to be about the election. Sorry.

The first conclusion is that neither candidate has a chance of producing the change in the minds of the voters and their own rhetoric. The same for bringing the country together. While Obama claims to be able to do this the most, it is he who is faced with making Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi agree. You know income transfer from one group to another is not what people around the nation hear in the word change. Obama’s theme is change, but simply reversing a policy falls far short of what people see in the word. He says one thing but still means that one group loses as another gains. The sides shift, but is this the “change” he implies and people believe in? No. Is “change” marked by the additions to the “rescue bill?” How is money for the rum producers of Puerto Rico and indicator of change? Obama’s chance of changing the Congress is less than zero, meaning he is going to bring more of the same.

Second, the whole thing comes down to buying out groups. The election has become, and maybe always has been, a bribery process. Only the Christian right is not being bought out, and that is because their issues are cultural and not economic. The promises are so large that neither can deliver er and we are set up to have the same old-same old of promises that fail to be met. The vice-presidential candidates already were asked to identify areas they thought might not be met because of having to cut back, and Biden’s answer was an iffy cloud of gas.
Third, the tax the rich theme of Obama shows he has no understanding of how the world works. The money of these people will be sucked out of the United States to foreign places and trusts. He can ask Ted Kennedy how this works. His family knows how it doers. Which Caribbean island was it that the Kennedy clan has its trusts? That income Obama wants to tax will be gone from our soil. And if you just do not seel the stock, you pay no tax, either. More clouds.

If Obama wins, which is likely unless the hidden racial bias of many suddenly shows up in the ballot booth as some are thinking it might, he will face a world buoyed on his promises and defeated as the baby-boomers were with J F Kennedy’s death. Can the country, like it is, stand more loss of faith in our political system? Let the low confidence in the Congress numbers point your way to a “no”.

We are in trouble and pitting one group against another is not going to help in any way, relying on Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to point the way to change is an expression of the faith of children in a real adult world.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Election is Going Already?

The gang at the lake was amazed as they came in from the beach to find that the presidential election had already started. The gang unanimously recalled this all once flowing to a convention, followed by a vacation, followed by the start of the campaign on Labor Day. That the September-October race is already on, in a campaign that has been here near two years, was viewed with displeasure. With Americans burned out on politics, more of what makes it look bad to them is not a good thing. Even worse, some pundits have already talked of the 2012 race.

The gang subcommittee on blogs had already planned its impeach Hillary page for January 21. Ruined. Now the focus is on Obama, who will implode. As his "change" theme turns into Washington's "more of the same" workings, he will just disappoint. Think of it. Nancy Pelosi and change? Not in this century. She can';t even turn off the politics of the past to solve people suffering with high energy prices. Obama is set ot look like Clinton after he imploded in his first term. Everyone is approaching this election with such emotions, the results of Obama will devastate American Politics for years to come.