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The Hive – Ok, So Now What Do We Do?

Has the election results awoken a sleeping giant and filled it with tremendous resolve? Or do they portend a new European style social America?

As usual, this thread is open to other topics as well.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, November 9th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

40 Responses to “The Hive – Ok, So Now What Do We Do?”

  1. Anonymoose says:

    I was thinking about that this morning. Essentially the Mass Publis will dismiss anything about Obama until he’s in office and has to start facing consequences of his actions. It will all be put aside as partisan/Republican sniping, only when he starts breaking promises or asking people to do things they don’t want to will they begin to snap out of the dream.

    After that, two things will have to happen. One is to document everything Obama does. While Clinton brought most of his criticism on himself by his blatant stupidity, Obama has his ego and unsavory connections.

    The second is the more important and harder of the two, namely offer something better. Maybe it’s time for a genuine third political party, or the Repiblican party to change into something else. I’m cynical. I don’t believe anyone can come up and save the day and make it right for all of us, at best just manage events and keep the country going and not be an a$$ while doing it.

    For too long Republicans have been tarred and feathered as the party of the extreme religious and secular right, and a lot of it comes down to representation in the media. How to have an objective or at least non-partisan for Democrats media is something I don’t even know where to begin. But also, a political platform and appeal to inner city people who vote Democrat only because of a few hot button issues and ignore all the rest.

    The best thing for the average rank-n-file to do is keep watching and criticizing Obama—I don’t think anyone outside of his fan club believes he can save, much less competently run the country, and barring some major concessions from him and he Democrats, I don’t see why they should be encouraged just to keep the government together.

    The hardest part will be with the people who have the political clout, to offer an alternative. Maybe that should be the new slogan:


    And talk about specifics and a plan, not fuzzy feel good generalities. I know if I had my way we’d have scientists and engineers in government and only have lawyers to proof read the bills, but that will never happen.

  2. BigOil says:

    For starters, if you have a Republican Senator contact them and let them know they have your full support to fillibuster the Democrats socialist legislation.

    It is a certainty the liberals will overreach in their rush to grow government and gain control over our lives. When they do overreach, we need to be vocal, like during the last attempt at gaining Amnesty for illegals. The stage needs to be set over the next two years for a house cleaning in Congress similar to 1994.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Gee …. I’m game for a new party that responds to the people, not an agenda or points of view. For too long everything that is wrong is right and whats right is now wrong. Common Sense has been absent for too long and it’s high time the peoples feet were held to the fire for some logical answers. Way too much money is changing hands in DC and we are the ones who get screwed in the process. Take the money away and watch the rats run!! I’m also ready for a Lawyer Rodeo. Too many suits in DC screwing it up for the little guy with their Harvard mouths and hummingbird a$$es! I’d also love to do away with the “Professional Politician”. Kennedy, Franks, Biden, Byrd, ect ect…..Term limits!! This way there is no real chance for you to screw us until they die!! We can now trash Affirmative Action now that they can be PROUD of their country!! There was a waste of taxpayers money!! I wonder if the ALL BLACK colleges will open their doors to people of color now? AH…I’m ramblin’ . I know 1 thing for sure, I can watch my country go to hell on TV the next 4 years. Thanks for the soapbox Steve!!

  4. David says:

    Over the course of this week I have noticed an amazing amount of prayer for Obama from my church. Certainly more then President Bush received except for maybe right after 9-11. I think it important to take notice that the real religious right’s response to this is to pray all the harder that God would do something amazing in Obama’s life. Obama did very well (with media help) contrasting his calmness with what appeared to be crazed republican rantings. I think victory in 2012 will come from highlighting the real differences. From the right you get prayer, from the left there are semi-violently protests outside mormon temples. In the next four years we need to keep the camera’s rolling and document a President Obama giving in to any radical demands of the fringe groups when they protest and contrast that with the calm (but also passionate) better ideas that Anonymoose mentioned above.

  5. Steve says:

    Mr. Obama and our media are now telling us we must put partisanship aside, just like they have with previous Republican Presidents.

    From Reuters:

    Obama: with election over, U.S. must work together

    By Deborah Charles Deborah Charles – Sat Nov 8

    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Barack Obama said on Saturday that, with the long U.S. presidential election campaign over, now was the time for Americans to put aside political differences and work together to solve the economic crisis.

    Obama, a Democrat who won a decisive victory against Republican John McCain in Tuesday’s election to become the first black U.S. president as of January 20, vowed to seek unity

    “This speaks to a fundamental recognition that here in America we can compete vigorously in elections and challenge each other’s ideas, yet come together in service of a common purpose once the voting is done,” Obama said in the Democratic Party’s weekly radio address.

    “And that is particularly important at a moment when we face the most serious challenges of our lifetime,” said Obama, who regularly attacked the Bush administration during the campaign for causing the now-global economic crisis…


    Obama said he and his transition advisory board — a well-regarded group of business leaders, former top Washington officials and economic experts — discussed the challenges at a meeting on Friday and started developing a series of policies to address the crisis…

    Obama vowed to help working class families and to stem the problems before they get worse.

    He said the United States “can’t afford to wait” to move forward with his priorities like clean energy, health care reform, improvements to the education system and tax relief for the middle class.

    “I do not underestimate the enormity of the task that lies ahead,” said Obama.

    “We’ve taken some major actions to date, and we will need further actions during this transition and subsequent months,” he said.

    “Some of those choices will be difficult, but America is a strong and resilient country. I know that we will succeed if we put aside partisanship and work together as one nation. And that is what I intend to do.”


    Well, I for one intend to put aside partisanship and work together just like Mr. Obama and his compadres have done for the last few years.

    Exactly like.

  6. sheehanjihad says:

    You wont be alone in that respect either SG…..we learned the true meaning of bi partisanship the minute the dems achieved control of congress. We should emulate their efforts at solving the nation’s problems just as ardently as they have.

    The trouble is, the Republican Party will lay down meekly and do as they are told…..so it’s a good thing the rest of us wont. The GOP reminds me of someone driving a Ford Focus in the Daytona 500 and complaining that they cant ever win. DUH!

  7. Steve says:

    Here is another example of the new post-partisan spirit emanating from the Anointed One.

    From the Washington Post:

    Obama Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions

    Stem Cell, Climate Rules Among Targets of President-Elect’s Team

    By Ceci Connolly and R. Jeffrey Smith
    Sunday, November 9, 2008; Page A16

    Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team…


    And when will the show trials start?

  8. loneconservative says:

    Putting aside politicial differences and working together…. tell that to Lieberman as they go after him now that the election is over.

  9. proreason says:

    As Mr. Alinsky would advise, play the game according to the rules. Maybe you can collect some benfits yourself. Maybe a close look at the tax code will reveal some deductions you weren’t taking before you were carrying the other 50% of the country on your back. Maybe you should start a little business.

    As for politics, except for the Presidential candidate, vote against them all. They are all crooks. If one comes along that you think is honest, vote for him or her, but don’t hold your breath. Recent events have highlighted more than ever that everyone who gets in national office becomes surprisingly wealthy surprising quickly, regardless of what happens to the rest of us. It’s amazing how the poorest member of the senate, members of which are not really paid that much money, can live in a mansion on 14 wooded lake acres, even though he hasn’t held any other job for 35 years.

    Regarding bi-partisanship, every action a national polician takes is potentially more dangerous to the country than any terrorist organization. Witness, the mortgage meltdown. My fondest hope for the government is that it become so completely hamstrung that no additional law is ever passed.

    One last thought is that the value of work vs sloth has been reversed by this election. Has anyone noticed that Obamy’s tax increases will have almost no impact on the truly wealthy Soros’s, Kerry’s, Pelosi’s, and Gates of the world. They are in bonds, are lawyered up for inheritance purposes, and a 3% top bracket increase is a fly speck when you don’t take income out of your holdings. It’s the guy working his butt off for 300K that will be killed by 3% + 12.8% + capital gains taxes + business taxes + 45%+ inheritance taxes. The odds of a working person breaking into true wealth have been dramatically reduced. So, why bother…play with the kids and grand-kids…do stuff you like to do. The fat cats are about to make it impossible for anybody who actually (hold nose) works to join them in their exalted royal status.

  10. Kilmeny says:

    On the one hand I can’t wait to see if the Republicans can renew themselves with a younger generation like Palin and Jindal, you know, people who didn’t grow up in the sixties and aren’t trying to make the cool kids (the sixties liberals) like them. It’s far past time we stopped letting liberals relive their glory days through our government, and time for entrenched RINOs to go.

    On the other hand I’ve heard so much glee this week from otherwise decent normal people about how Obama’s going to fix all their problems and give them all kinds of things that I have to wonder if we’re too far gone already.

  11. tjsbocaj says:

    It seems to me like Republcans have been outpoliticked. To that end, I have a humble suggestion. Take a page out of the Democratic party playbook (namely taking funds from the govt in the form of PBS or NPR or recieving recieving tax credits to spew poison from tax exempt websites like MoveOn.org) by using the Obama/Biden agenda against them.

    Everybody go out and do 100 hours of community service and donate the tax credits at refund time to the Republican party. The benefit would be twofold: better communities and the satisfaction of using a repressive tax system against a bunch of socialist liberals.

  12. Diane says:

    I’m game for a new party that responds to the people, not an agenda or points of view.

    I think this is the problem. I think most people fundamentally recognize that neither party is doing what it should be doing, and I think that goes a long way towards explaining Mr. Obama’s election.

    Run things back to Jimmy Carter, a miserable failure of a President if ever there was one. Immediately afterwards, we got Ronald Reagan. For the first time in most people’s memories, we had a President who actually did what he said he’d do. For all of the sniping at him, Reagan stayed clear to his fundamental beliefs, and won re-election in a landslide. Reagan’s legacy brought Bush pere into office, and things started to change. After the first Mr. Bush broke with what he said were his own beliefs, it ushered in the Age of Clinton. Eight years of Clinton, I think, convinced people that the Democrats were no better than the original Bush, so the pendulum swung back to the Republicans, and George W. came into office. All things considered, I think Mr. Bush took good care of the principal concern of the country. He kept us safe. That aside, I don’t think anyone will argue with me when I say that he got a fair number of other things wrong. Spending like a drunken liberal, the whole amnesty mess… I think people decided that the Republicans were no better than the Clintons, and the pendulum swung back again. Now we get four years of Jimmy Carter, the next generation.

    Just keep in mind, the last Carter administration gave us Ronald Reagan. This one may give us another, possibly someone from Alaska.

  13. tjsbocaj says:

    I think asking politicians to deliver on their promises is too much for either party. As much as the prospect of a new Reagan warms my heart, I would rather do what Reagan sought after in his political career which is to oppose the tyranny of liberalism, which sees the Constitution as a stumbling block to achieving some sohpomoric sense of justice at the expense of liberty. We need to be Reagan. The politicians will follow.

    Why doesn’t the Republican Party simply make two promises to the American people? First, to repeal the 16th amendment which currently allows the government to overpower the people and their rights to the persuit of happyness. Second, pass legislation requiring a balanced budget, which would force all financial issues into open debate for the public to see. No more tacking on pork barrel spending or making endless concessions to projects that most Americans do not care about. CUT LIBERALS OFF AT THE KNEES! They can’t earn a vote, and never could have. But they sure as hell can BUY them. Universal healthcare, anybody? Earned income credits? welfare?

    Instead of trying to beat them with minor tweaks to the tax code, or support for a war or standing opposed to abortion (all secondary issues in my mind) we need to strike at the heart, and the Constitution needs to be the instrument that dispels liberal ideology.

  14. DW says:

    Steve, going off at a slight tangent (but still on the “what do we do now?” theme -I am curious: What is to become of our sister site?

  15. amicsgirl says:

    My only fears are that the democrats will pass anything and everything to stay in power and they will go after the last bastions of free thought and speech- namely radio and the internet. We really need to watch out for any type of move against the internet. I know that they are dusting off the Fairness Doctrine for radio and there will come a time soon when they will try to pass something to muzzle the net. I’m not exactly sure what it will be. It might seem like a tiny little inocous piece of legislation, but we need to be vigilent here. I think that more of the nation is waking up and realizing the “Media” (what a joke) are not reporting news. As more people go to the net to get their news I know the dems are gonna start to sharpen their knives. I hope that repubs can keep stuff like this from happening, but if we lose the filibuster then theres gonna be a liberal steam roller coming our way. I didn’t get involved in this election, but that was because I was naive enough to believe that the people had the wisdom to see through this stunt. Boy was I wrong. I wont make the same mistake. Funny that Obama is gonna get more people off their couches then even he realized. I hope that more people like me are willing to realize that sometimes you do have to get up and do something and not just be a spectator to history. I wanna see a republican congress and I will do whatever I can to help make that a reality. Also I cant wait till 2012. Hurricane Palin will do some damage. :)

  16. proreason says:

    tjsbocaj: “Second, pass legislation requiring a balanced budget, which would force all financial issues into open debate for the public to see.”

    This sounds like the best rallying point I’ve heard, but even it has issues.

    Bear in mind that the liberals have found plenty of new ways to tax and spend without calling it taxes and spending. “Community Reinvestment was one”…..a way to funnel money to the liberals constituents without raising taxes a penny. No tax, no spend. Booty money created by discounting loan rates. The “payment” came in the form of reducing your life savigs by 50%. Sweet huh? “Cap and Trade” is another one. The fees for non-compliance will be enormous. The famous “7 tax credits” is a third. As good students of Orwell, they call them tax cuts when in fact they are tax increases. We pay more as the politicians re-distribute the booty to their voters in the form of nottax credits. There isn’t anything you would call a new tax, or even anything you would normally call a new expense!!

    So, I think the balanced budget amendment has to be very smart about what it labels government revenue and spending.

    Plus the government dispenses with common sense accounting. More spending is off-budget than is on-budget. Government accounting is truly Bizarro-land. Created by people who redefine the definition of “is”.

    Ideally, a balanced budget amendment would include the incarceration of every politician currently serving in office. That would be change I can believe in.

  17. Professor_Repulso says:

    It may well be too late. The establishment of a permanent and perpetually refreshed underclass of poor, semi-literate, (mostly) illegal immigrants has sunk the country and destroyed the Republican party. You don’t vote against Santa Claus. Anyone in their mid forties or older can remember when Americans had the highest standard of living in the world. We made everything we needed and provided for all our energy needs. Today, we rely on our sworn enemies for most of our manufactured goods, and can only supply a fraction of the energy that we need. To top that off, the Federal Reserve continues to debase our currency by pouring in one tsunami of greenbacks after another into the economy. It brings to mind the title of a chapter in a book on the Nazi era, ‘Descent Into Nightmare’.

  18. US Male says:

    Could someone more learned than I comment on Michael Reagan? Is he cut from the same cloth as his father? He’s launching a new website: Reaganaction.com, designed to actively stop liberal bills, fight liberal executive orders, expose liberal corruption and counter the liberal media. I signed up for his email list but haven’t contributed anything because I thought I’d seek out some opinions and counsel from the folks here…

  19. gipper says:

    US Male wrote: “Could someone more learned than I comment on Michael Reagan?”

    Michael Reagan is the adopted son of Ronald Reagan and his first wife. He is cut from the same cloth, unlike his pirouetting, liberal brother Ron Reagan. Michael Reagan hosts a conservative talk radio show.

  20. gipper says:

    On the topic of “What do we do now?”, I really think a third party would lose and siphon off just enough votes for the Republican party to lose, too. Think Perot and Nader. Perot helped GHWB lose, and Nader helped Gore lose. The Democrats would continue to be in control.

    No, I really think we need to take a play from the Democrat’s play book. I can’t tell you the amount of times we heard that Obama made history by being the first black presidential nominee and then the first black president elect. Obama has shattered the black race glass ceiling, so now we need to shatter a different glass ceiling–like gender or a different race. Have Sarah Palin or Bobby Jindal run. They’re both true conservatives. I know, I know. Race or gender is such a shallow reason to vote for someone, but look at this election–95% of blacks voted for Obama. Race was definitely a factor.

    The only thing I like about Barack Obama being elected for president is that he did break that race barrier. Having said that, I would have voted for any conservative had he or she been any race. Issues and worldview are more important than skin color.

  21. Professor_Repulso says:

    ‘shallow reason’? The 95% figure was likely well within the standard deviation for black voters. Obama was helped to a degree by what I would call the ‘two-headed cow or three-legged chicken factor’ – he received votes from the brain dead because he was an oddity. The seeming anomaly was the 2-1 spread among Asian voters.

  22. gipper says:

    Don’t forget the campaign in 2012 has to be all about style and not substance. No geezers allowed, even if they are veterans. If Palin indeed runs, she needs to have her own line of eyeglasses at Kazuo Kawasaki. Instead of spending $250,000 on her wardrobe, she needs to spend $500,000. Oh, and always talk in platitudes without being specific. Maybe her slogan could be “Rechange”.

  23. JohnMG says:

    gipper; ……”No geezers allowed, even if they are veterans…..”

    Wow, that’s cold!! I only have one feeling left, and you just hurt it. (snif-snif)

  24. JohnMG says:

    Not that I was planning to run, or anything.

  25. gipper says:

    Sorry if I hurt you, JohnMG. I voted for John McCain. Just because he is long in the tooth, I didn’t think he was senile or would die in office, despite what the media or leftist blogs would say. I am a veteran and my wife is currently serving in Iraq. It just angers me that someone so inadequate would win the presidency by a dog-and-pony show. (If you’re military, you’ve probably heard that expression more than once.)

  26. JohnMG says:

    Not a problem, gipper, I was just comiserating. Yeah, I’m past-military (would Obama say post-military) and I was joking about the feeling part. Some of my friends say I’ll never have a heart attack–for lack of a heart. (I just love those guys) Also, I can no longer escape the geezer label, but Mrs. MG still thinks I’ve got style. I’m keepin’ her!!

  27. texaspsue says:

    I fluctuate back on forth as to thinking a Third Party would work or not. It doesn’t seen feasible that it could be formed and unified with strength before 2012. But if ya’ll can prove me wrong, please do just that. :-) I would support it, don’t get me wrong.

    IMHO………… To keep the existing Party together, I think that it is time to put the shoulda, woulda, coulda behind us and dig our heels in and get to work. First of all, the Democrat Republicans and the sellouts (Ya’ll know who they are), they need to go. It must be about Party unity from now on. Chose who the Party Leaders and Pundits/Journalists will be so the message will be constant. The Republican message is too scattered and these days the MSM is only airing the negative stories from half baked Republicans. Then have accessible Republican news media website (?), with the Party platform, issues, press releases, monitoring of the Democrats, etc. Oh sure, the RNC has a website but, it is limited. Look at all of the spinoff websites the Liberals have to get their message out. We need a Republican koskids/huffnpost. We have to get rid of all of these Republican/Conservative myths that are out there, the urban legend of the Party so to speak and start now.

    There are great Politicians and some that need to become Politicians, that could lead the Republicans. Gov. Palin should not be discounted. I saw the energy and the excitement that she brought to the Republican Party in Texas. She WAS a breath of fresh air and her politics were what we were all hungry for. Texas has it’s fair share of Democrat Republicans to deal with…..I’m just saying.

    We have to dust ourselves off, have one last cry and then get on with the business at hand.
    We have to be unified, innovative and smart or we are going to lose this one in 2012 guys.

    And that info and $2 probably won’t even buy you a Starbucks coffee. :-)

  28. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    All I’ll say regarding the idea of a third party is “United We Stand Party”. Remember how quickly that got co-opted by all the loons? If things are going to get changed, it’s going to have to happen methodically and logically. Focus on taking back one sector at a time ie. State, Congress, whatever.

  29. texaspsue says:

    Here’s another video from Zo, called Aftermath. (He’s has been a youtube sensation throughout the election.) He has some good ideas on this subject. Don’t agree with the Huckabee for President part but, to each his own.


  30. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:


    Good video, I wish more people grasped the truth of what Zo says in his videos. I don’t agree with all of his opinions but I like that he’s not shy about putting it out there whether you like it or not.

  31. 1sttofight says:

    Who the F*** does he think he is, The King?

    Jarret told Brokaw that “given the daunting challenges that we face, it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to RULE on day one.”


  32. Lisagrayrn says:

    I would like to see the establishment of “The American Patriot Party”. As an over 40yr old, I do remember when we made everything here in the US and we were the strongest country in the world. We need to go back to that era and unemployment in this country would be non existent. Also I would like to see those on public assistance have to prove that they are unable to work! I am a hard working nurse and I see the abuse of our welfare system everyday. When welfare mothers show up in the Emergency Department with their kids having a fever and tell me that they can’t afford Tylenol, when they also have fake nails, fake hair, gold jewelry and a cell phone, I am frustrated beyond belief. This behavior will only be encouraged with Barry’s plan to tax us more so these type people can proliferate at will with the safety net of the American taxpayer funding them. I had 2 children because that is all I can afford!
    I will probably leave the profession if this tax plan goes into effect, not because I don’t enjoy my job, but because my husband and I can’t afford the tax increase!
    I shudder when I realize that Barry Obama, president-elect, (not my president!) is endorsed by the American Communist Party, Hezbollah, Hamas, Al-Quaeda and Louie Farakhan! Freakin scary as hell!

  33. pdsand says:

    I caught a little Fox news this morning, and Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer of America’s Newsroom were up in arms about how AIG executives were caught at another posh resort getaway in Phoenix, AZ. They kept saying, how long til these people wake up and realize that the old excuse, “this is the cost of doing business, this is how our business works” isn’t going to fly anymore now that they are operating with taxpayer dollars.
    Ahem, doesn’t anyone realize that they don’t have $150 billion in taxpayer dollars anymore, they have $150 billion in AIG dollars, now? Once that money leaves the treasury it becomes AIG’s to spend as they wish, and as they now have seemingly turned a $22 billion quarterly loss into a $128 billion quarterly profit, I think they are entitled to a little rest and relaxation. Unless the dems (and I don’t put this past them) are suggesting that upon receiving a bailout a company is then to be nationalized, then the government doesn’t have any standing to complain what that company does with the money. It doesn’t have standing to demand that its officers receive lower pay, or that the maintenance department switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs in all the bathrooms, or that it no longer takes executives to posh resorts, or anything else for that matter.
    Let’s explore. Say as Obama proposes, that the money comes with strings attached (i.e. lower CEO pay, no golden parachutes, a general sense of frugality). Well, if those conditions make good business sense, such as if the company were in dire financial straits, then they would do so anyway. But now that they’ve received the bailout, they’re no longer in dire financial straits. They will continue to operate as they wish. So the treasury department says, ‘you violated the terms of the bailout, give the money back’. Well, the company just says, ‘We already spent the money, sorry’. So then what’s the government going to do, assess fees, take them to court, and bankrupt them to make an example? That doesn’t make any sense, because the whole reason they received a bailout in the first place was because they were considered too big to fail.
    The only way to avoid this circumstance is to not get the government involved in the free market in the first place. Realize that the market will work itself out over time, and not go around giving out (my) taxpayer dollars to prop up unprofitable businesses.

  34. 1sttofight says:

    pdsand ,
    Have they paid the money back to the US treasury? Last I heard, they were begging for more money.

    That is the problem.

  35. Diane says:

    The only way to avoid this circumstance is to not get the government involved in the free market in the first place.

    From your mouth to God’s ear, psand. Maybe He’ll have a little talk with Mr. Obama.

  36. 1sttofight says:

    Sorta like a relative asking you for money because; electricty about to be cut off, need diapers for the baby, needs to buy groceries, etc.
    Then the next day after you loaned(gave) him money, you run into him at the beer store and he is buying 3 cases of beer.
    Makes you want to beat the crap out of him.

  37. JohnMG says:

    1sttofight; ……”Makes you want to beat the crap out of him……”

    Yup. Pretty much!!

    But I agree, the bailout was not a good idea, and as psand says;

    “The only way to avoid this circumstance is to not get the government involved in the free market in the first place.”

    Best to ya’ on Veteran’s Day, 1st, and Semper Fi!

  38. 1sttofight says:

    JohnMG ,
    As I have gotten older( and after a scrape with the law), I have learned not to do it in the beer store parking lot.
    Follow him home take care of business then take the beer home then tell the sorry POS never to darken your doorway again nor his crackwhore live in.

    BTW, Semper Fi to all you vets and we may be getting older but we may not be through defending the Flag. Keep your powder dry and close to hand my friends, never know when it will come in handy.

  39. artboyusa says:

    Remember the scene in “Lawrence of Arabia” where the Anthony Quayle charactor tells General Allenby (Jack Hawkins) “But Sir, we can’t just do nothing!” and Allenby responds “Why not? Its usually best”.

    Right now, doing nothing may be best thing. The expectations placed on President Barry so are so enormous that he can’t help but disappoint eventually but at the same time the revulsion against the Right is so great that whatever we say won’t be heard (not that it is at the best of times), so we’d be wasting our time.

    Maybe we should just give Barry enough rope to hang himself and in the meantime, as I’ve said before, put our conservative house in order. We can start by getting rid of the Boehners, the Schwartzeneggers and any vestigal Bushes that may be lying around and promote real conservatives who will push a real conservative agenda and make the public case for this thing we believe in. Getting rid of John “Boner” Boehner would be a good place to begin…

    BTW, Mrs Artboy and your correspondent are right now in Middlebury VT, travelling around and checking the place out. I’m looking for signs of this big economic downturn but I have to say that an economy where its still profitable to market eight flavors of egg nog and four different kinds of Tic Tac (including Pink Grapefruit) must be fairly sound. Back in the UK we’re down to Tic…never mind Tac and never mind four diferent kinds.

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