Posted: 09 Nov 2008 12:59 PM CST
I took a few days to soak in what happened on November 4th. A few days to let the words President-Elect Obama to really sink in to my brain. Words that seemed unfathomable to me. To think my nation is being governed by a man I would not trust to eat dinner in my home. To think my husband is going to be lead by this commander in chief, what will the future hold for my husband's pay check, benefits, safety?
I am concerned for our country to say the least. That being said, Obama is going to be my next president; and after speaking with other conservatives and moderates on the subject I have decided that my initial reaction, to be displeased but to be gracious to our president elect, was the right decision. However let me make this perfectly clear, I am not going to let the democrats and liberals take credit for the "healing" in this country. Because none of them have done spit towards healing or cooperation. They are relying on the class and graciousness of conservatives. Our refusal to be whining, simple, tantrum throwing, brats is the reason there will be calm. Our lack of immaturity and hissy fits and conniptions are the reason there will be less divisiveness. I will never allow a liberal or a democrat to claim that they are the reason for my upstanding character, for my maturity, for my gracious and clam state of mind, for the tranquility and cooperation that I will bring about.
Here are some ground rules I will have for the next 4 years.
I will not be singing Kumbaya with the liberal democrats. Make no mistake I do not agree with the majority of Barack Obama's platforms. There are parts that work, and parts that do not, and I will be making my voice heard. It just won't be influenced by some derangement syndrome that some developed over the past eight years.
I will provide the proper opposition to Barack Obama and the Democrats in office. The type of classy opposition our founding fathers envisioned in this country. The type that is necessary for a real democracy to work. However, you will not see me waving any flag but the American flag if I endeavor to attend a protest. You will not see cars being turned over or set on fire, and you certainly will not see me throwing stones, feces, or spitting on those I disagree with.
That does not mean I will not defend myself, if I am out protesting, and you get in my face for any reason I guarantee you will look bloodier than I will at the end of it. I do not throw the first punch, I always throw the last.
I hope to never have to protest, I hope that my letters and calls will be enough to get action. I hope my spirit of cooperation and the leadership techniques I know will allow me to work with my Senators, Representatives and even the President with equal respect and understanding.
And remember, just because people are voicing their discontent with a person's platform does not mean they are doing anything as despicable as the liberals and democrats have done to this country for the past 8 years it has held it hostage with wailing, moaning, and gnashing of teeth. They made their own hell, we made their peace.
Posted: 09 Nov 2008 11:12 AM CST
I find this ironic as hell.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Chronicle, Pelosi said she believes some voters might not have fully understood the initiative, which overturned a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. The measure was approved 52 to 48 percent.
Now, think about this for a second here... the same people, Democrats, that feel the voters "knew" what they were doing in electing Barack Obama as President Elect, didn't "know" what they were doing when voting for Proposition 8, which was a ban on same-sex marriage in California.
As I pointed out previously, when the breakdown came out as to who voter overwhelmingly on Proposition 8, it showed an overwhelmingly majority of blacks voted against same-sex marriage, the same people that turned out in large numbers to vote for Obama.
The exit polls shows a breakdown of how the initiative was voted on and by who and interestingly enough, according to CNN exit polls, 70 percent of blacks, whom came out in the highest turnout ever for Barack Obama, voted for Proposition 8 which banned gay marriage, while the majority of whites, 51 percent, voted against the ban.
The same people that Pelosi believes "understood" what they were doing when they elected Obama, suddenly were too stupid to "understand" a simple amendment.
Anyone else seeing the irony here?
Posted: 08 Nov 2008 08:56 PM CST
Deborah Howell, Ombudsman for The Washington Post admits that her survey of articles written at the Post confirm reader’s criticism that the Post tilted toward Obama in campaign coverage.
Howell examined Washington Post campaign coverage “on issues, voters, fundraising, the candidates' backgrounds and horse-race stories on tactics, strategy and consultants.”
Howell’s findings confirm the many complaints of journalistic bias from readers.
The op-ed page ran far more laudatory opinion pieces on Obama, 32, than on Sen. John McCain, 13. There were far more negative pieces (58) about McCain than there were about Obama (32), and Obama got the editorial board's endorsement. . .
Howell and her assistant found that news stories and photos about Obama outnumbered McCain coverage. Additionally Howell wrote that “like most of the national news media”, post reporters, photographers, and editors found Obama just more “newsworthy and historic” than an older well-known battle-scarred McCain.
Howell wrote that their survey results are comparable to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, which found that from June 9 until Nov 2, 66% of campaign stories were about Obama.
Howell confirms that “Obama deserved tougher scrutiny than he got.” Howell was specifically concerned with the lack of coverage of his undergraduate years, his Chicago connections, his relationship with Tony Rezko, and that “The Post did nothing on Obama's acknowledged drug use as a teenager.”
On Oct 22, Journalism.org published the results of a study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism that covered the time frame since the two national political conventions ended. The study confirmed that the media portrayed John McCain in a “substantially negative” light.
But coverage of McCain has been heavily unfavorable—and has become more so over time. In the six weeks following the conventions through the final debate, unfavorable stories about McCain outweighed favorable ones by a factor of more than three to one—the most unfavorable of all four candidates—according to the study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
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Posted: 08 Nov 2008 02:10 PM CST
Unnamed anonymous sources slammed Sarah Palin after election day, people Palin calls cowardly for not having the courage to to use their names while telling lies and misrepresenting things that happened during the campaign.
Now, named sources are coming out saying Palin was no "diva" with one saying she was the most "un-diva politician" that they had ever met.
That she remains a player and may be the party's nominee in four years would make it smart politics for Republican staffers to praise her in print. But those who went on the record suggest that they were doing so out of genuine affection for Palin and a sense that the image of her coming out of the election — that of a self-absorbed conniver — was not indicative of the person they knew.
Amazing how quickly people start repeating rumors and reports from unnamed sources, yet they ignore the truth from people not too scared to show their face and give their names and go on record.
Posted: 08 Nov 2008 01:35 PM CST
I feel exonerated and reinvigorated. This message is in response to the latest articles on Radarsite about Obama's pronouncements on his official website.
Up until now, we have essentially been fighting a shadow war. We have been fighting against illusory and conjectural hypotheticals: This is what may/will happen if you elect Obama. We were voicing our (thoroughly-researched) opinions on what could happen to America in an Obama administration. Obviously, a majority of Americans didn't believe us, and they ignored our warnings.
But now things have changed. Now we are no longer dealing with hypotheticals, we are dealing with actions and facts. No longer is it just a matter of opinion, it is now a matter of record. As the previous two articles have proven, there are no lengths that they will not go to to squelch dissent. They will cheat and lie and try to intimidate us. They we deny the evidence in front of them, because their truth is the only truth. This demonstration of their intent is what has made me (and hopefully all of you) feel exonerated.
Our enemy is out in the open now. We are no longer fighting shadows. And this development reinvigorates me and gives me strength.
Here is my mandate, and I am convinced that I speak for all of you as well --
We will not be intimidated. We will not be silenced. We have just begun the fight. - rg
God bless America
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