04 November 2008

Congratulations To Barack Obama

My fellow Republicans,


Let's set aside the hate. For eight years we have watched liberals burn effigies of the president, behead images of the free world's leader and call our commander-in-chief "Hitler." But their ways are not our ways.

Let's set aside the hate. Barack Obama has won the election. While we didn't vote for him (or shouldn't have) he deserves our respect as the President Elect and our prayers for wisdom and discernment.

Let's set aside the hate. Based on his record we will have plenty to criticize in the coming years. He will attack the 1st Amendment with the Fairness Doctrine. He will attack the 2nd Amendment with additional taxes and bans. He will attack the 4th Amendment with his threatened civil force. His position on Abortion is extreme. His threats to cut military spending in this dangerous world are terrifying. And his redistribution of wealth philosophy will do what it always does to employment rates. There will be plenty to attack. But do so without the tormented images that we have seen from the Left for the past eight years.

And for tonight, congratulations Senator Obama.



7 comments :

  1. M.A. said...

    This is a great post. I agree that we need to be the rational voices. Liberals have shown their ugly sides over the last eight years. I plan to make observations and criticisms about Obama's presidency (if he doesn't outlaw it), but I will not sink to the depths of the Left.

    I had a great conversation with my mother-in-law (who is an Obama supporter) tonight. She was talking about how she is worried about the lost jobs due to the economy. I told her that I was worried about Obama's plan to cut military spending by 25% because, among other things, a lot of people will lose their jobs. She was taken aback because she hadn't heard about his plans to make these cuts...the media did a bang up job for their candidate.

    We may plan to set aside time to have regular conversations, which is a good thing. We need to get this country back to the point where two people who disagree can have a civil conversation and not call each other vial epithets.

  2. Anthony Palmer said...

    Good luck staying sane for the next 4 years, Khaki. I hope you'll keep blogging.

  3. NEO, SOC said...

    Hopefully we will be able to express ourselves before the national censorship laws are underway.

  4. Lawrence Gage said...

    Good post and good point. Civility is certainly called for, and this is our chance to show good example and de-escalate the hate that has pervaded politics for some decades now.

    Obama will do enough to embarrass himself without our embarrassing ourselves to point it out. Our message will be more powerful for being told coolly and calmly.

    LG

  5. Hell said...

    bollocks!

  6. Khaki Elephant said...

    m.a., thanks. And I hope you and your mother-in-law can set aside that time. And I hope it's an example to all.

    Anthony, I'm here to stay, my friend (while I am far from sane, the fact that I am surviving what Granholm has done to Michigan has steeled me for the years to come). Besides, I expect you and I will carry on our dialogue on CNN one day . . .

    Neo, good point. The so-called "fairness doctrine" should have us all concerned about the future of free speech.

    Lawrence, I think we can do it (with few exceptions) since it tends to be in our nature. BTW, you have one of the best blogs on the web. Thanks for what you do.

    hell, thanks for the spot-on insight.

  7. Freadom said...

    I love your wording here. Yep. Obama won't be called Hitler. Or is that what we need to do this day and age to win, incite hate. We have to remember, though, that dems only win when reps screw up. So, hopefully that's all this is -- aka jimmy carter. Now, who is going to be our Ronald Reagan???? Sarah Palin perhaps.