February 16, 2008

So I Was Contemplating What Might Happen To the Economy . . .

if Obama were elected President.

And I passed out.

Of course I won't deny that he'd be the best-looking President we've had in a good long time. Ears notwithstanding, and despite that mole to the right of his nose.

It's just that . . . I don't think the people who would be thrown out of work—or have their civil liberties infringed upon—will be as impressed with the man's looks as we might, um, hope.

UPDATE: Catch that buzz. D.R. Tucker at Human Events remarks that "we might as well start calling him President Obama right now," and posits that wwwe are heading, well, somewhere in a handbasket:

The right may not like it, but any conservative criticism of “Obama-mania” will inevitably be regarded as sour grapes by Obama partisans and the mainstream press (but I repeat myself). After all, some on the right (most notably William Kristol) wanted Colin Powell to run as a Republican in 1996 precisely because they knew he would receive this sort of national adulation as a candidate—national adulation that would have swept Powell and the GOP into the White House, his own left-wing social views notwithstanding.

Had the Iraq War not been so controversial and so demonized, Condi Rice might have received this kind of national worship. If the war had ended with a stable Iraq and very few American casualties, Rice would have been embraced from sea to shining sea as a Presidential candidate. The mainstream media’s attacks on Rice would have had no effect whatsoever.

How can the Republicans run against Obama? It won’t be enough to highlight his far-left voting record. It’s been a long time since a Democrat lost a Presidential election solely because he was a liberal.

Michael Dukais, Al Gore and John Kerry all had serious moonbat tendencies, but it was their flaws as candidates, not their ideology alone, that ultimately brought about their losses.

Read Tucker's full post. Then get drunk, get up tomorrow sometime, and go back to fighting the good fight. What choice (except in that bogus absolute philosophical sense) do we have?

Posted by Attila Girl at February 16, 2008 09:30 AM | TrackBack

Don't worry, President Obama has your back! Since he's the candidate of change, his first order of business will be to put "Take a Penny, Leave a Penny" recycled ash trays at every cash register to ease your pain. The Federal Gov't will keep them filled, I assure you. You won't have to wait for one of those insulting rebate checks! And where would you cash them anyway, once he brings the hammer down on all those predatory lenders who gave low interest loans to people without income, jobs, or credit? Greedy bastards!

It's an ObamaNation! Deal with it!

Posted by: Darrell at February 16, 2008 11:52 AM

What's with that road show skit where Hillary keeps on saying that you have to lead on the first day and Obama counters with it's more important to be right on the first day? Once, all right. Twice? Who going to deliver the same softball twice? Did she expect a different outcome? Did the writer's strike effect Hill's campaign too? Couldn't she at least ad-lib "Don't you mean Left?" Or couldn't she say "If you had more experience you'd know I'm always right. Just ask Bill."? Something? Do Barack and Hillary get residuals for their performances? Are they eligible for an Emmy? I have questions.

Posted by: Darrell at February 16, 2008 12:06 PM

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