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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The People Have Spoken

Barak Obama will be the 44th President of this great nation. How did he get to this office in our great land?

Well, in no particular order:

1. The media, who is suppose to be unbiased and "the watchdogs" of our nation were unquestionably "in the tank" for Obama. By the media, I am referring to the main stream media, (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR etc.) With the exception of the Fox News Channel and conservative talk radio, the main stream media were nothing more than cheerleaders who were all the way on board the Obama political campaign. Not once did the expose any of the flaws that Obama had. Instead, they covered up any and all negative points against Obama and his relations and positions.

2. Disturbing, is the fact that Barak Obama surrounded himself with racist, America hating figures not to mention an American terrorist, (i.e. Rev Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Bill Ayers etc.). Yet, the main stream media never commented on this fact, nor even once, challenge the validity of his campaign mantra of "8 more years of Bush" who raised the national debt by trillions, while the hypocrite, Obama, proposes trillions more, just like Bush.

3. A vast amount of Obama followers who were mesmerized by the charisma that Barak Obama exhibited, (at least on script). These supporters of Obama were mesmerized by his "Change We Can Believe In" mantra, without even once asking themselves: "What does he mean by change? Change into what?" Nope. They just voted like lemmings running off a cliff for the promise of a "change" undefined.

4. Like it or not, race was, in fact, a factor in this Presidential Race. For some, it so important to have an "African-American" President that it was, for them, a no-brainer. While I would agree that it is well past the time for this nation to have a minority as President, whether it be a Black person, an Asian, an Hispanic, an American Indian, or even a woman, I believe that at worse, it is racist to vote for an African-American simply because he is an African-American and at least, it is ignorant. Voting for someone based upon their race doesn't make any sense whatsoever. I would love to see a black person become President, but I would never vote for that candidate solely on the idea that he is black. (I voted for an authentic African-American twice in primary elections, the first time in the Republican primary election of 2000, and again in this year's Republican primary for Alan Keyes). I vote on a matter of who that person is, what his/her character is and what they have to offer in relation to my political viewpoint. In other words, as much as this nation would benefit by having a minority for President, I think that is foolish to vote for a minority candidate simply because he or she is a minority.

5. By the way, I am really getting sick and tired of hearing pundits and others keep saying that this is the first African-American President of our country. Barak Obama is NOT an African-American. He is, in fact, half black and half white. If it wasn't for his Marxist/Socialist view points he would stand as a symbol for the real healing between the black and white disparities in our culture. He is, after all, half black and half white. I didn't vote against Obama because he is black but, because his political ideology is too far left, too much socialist, and his friends are too radical, racist, and Anti-American for me.

6. ACORN. Need I say more? Where is the proof that the votes weren't fixed in states like Ohio for Obama? Especially when the state official, (I can't remember her name or what her position was), appealed to the Supreme Court to not force her to ensure that voter fraud wasn't happening in her state.

Despite all of the above points, the American people have spoken. That being said, it is in my opinion, time to accept our newly elected President and give him a fair chance. Who knows? Maybe Barak Obama is the best choice for us at this juncture in our nation's challenges? I believe that we owe it him to give him a fair chance to prove himself worthy of the task.

As a conservative, I don't think it is in our best interest to act like the Democrats since 2000 who, have done nothing but whine and apply ad hominem attacks to America's choice. Let's see what Obama has to offer. Not with blinders on our eyes, but let's give him a fair shot at it. ODS - Obama Derangement Syndrome is not becoming of the conservative character. Let's leave such behavior to the Democrats, who clearly own such despicable behavior.

My next post will be about how I believe that Obama will more than likely, move to a centrist position for reasons that I will point out.


Blogger James said...

Well put, Clay. I agree that he is OUR President and our duty now is to pray for him and his administration, and to support him wherever we can, in good conscience, do so.

I agree he will govern from the center. He'll have to, unless he wants to be a one-term president who hands the keys to the White House to a Republican in 2012. I believe he'll have to fight the Lefties like Pelosi & Reid to keep them from driving their party, and the country, off a cliff. I think that's why he picked a radical liberal like Rahm Emmanuel as his Chief of Staff. He'll need that buffer with Congress.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Clay said...

Thanks James. You know, there was alot of "over the top" apocalyptic warnings by conservatives, especially at Town Hall predicting massive destruction should Barak Obama achieve the postion of President. I have never agreed with their viewpoint.

People seem to forget about the wisdom of our Founding Fathers in how they layed out the architecture of our government. We have checks and balances, and there are simply many things that the President can't really do from his postition. Let's not forget the other two branches: Congress, and The Supreme Court.

Obama has a chance to pave the way for even more minorities to achieve the Presidency. Why would he want to sabatoge that? Especially since he professes to be a progressive. (I refuse from now on to use the term "liberal" since that term actually applied to many of our Founding Fathers).

7:10 PM  

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