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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Obama's Non-Bounce

One would think that with all of the free media Barack Obama has been getting lately, his poll numbers would be up. Let's see... Nope. In fact, he's now behind John McCain in both of the major polls (Gallup and Zogby). Was it his vice presidential pick? Was it some gaffe he made verbally? Was it his wife's speech, or the continued political presence of Hillary?

I propose that it was Barack Obama himself.

The more we see of him, the more we know of his positions and beliefs, the more we dislike him. As the campaign rolls onward, we will inevitably become privy to his real motivations, core beliefs, and foundational principles. I predict that the more this happens, the less popular he will become.

America doesn't like Socialism. We can't stand it, as it runs contrary to one of our key personality traits, rugged individualism. Can you envision Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett complaining to the government over not having free medical coverage? Neither can I. Our heroes are not the wimps of the labor movement, but the self-made, real men of yesteryear. Obama fails the man test. Bush, for all of his shortcomings, is someone I can see on the frontier, surviving off the land. I can see Bush on a wagon train, charting out new territory. He's not one to whine about not having the government pay for this or that; he'd get it done himself, or live without. John McCain has this essential characteristic as well. I can see McCain using a hunting rifle to obtain food. Obama? I doubt he would know which end of the gun to rest against his shoulder.

We don't want a wuss for president. We don't want someone who worries about the price of arugula. Hell, we don't want even want someone who eats arugula on a regular enough basis to know what it is. We want a real man for president.

That's what it comes down to. However much I may disagree with McCain on certain issues, he's a man. I know he can and will stand firm on what's important. I can't say the same for Barack Obama. Neither can you; be honest. So now that we're getting to know him, we like him less and less. We see him for what he really is: a conniving little worm. We don't generally elect invertibrates to the presidency.

Sorry, Barry. I think the ride is over now.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Obama's Gas Theory



As I'm sure you've all heard by now, Barack Obama is claiming that by just keeping our tires properly inflated and getting an occasional tune-up, we can save as much gas as we'd get by drilling. I suppose the assumption is that millions of Americans are unwittingly driving around with tar for oil and flat tires.

This plays into Obama's concept of what most Americans are like. His wife is only recently proud of her country, after all, and I'm sure Barack sees it the same way.
I submit this cartoon as an illustration of what Obama thinks of us.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Why I Can't Vote for Obama

Those of you who follow my Townhall.com blog (theuseofreason.blogtownhall.com) will know that I have officially endorsed Barack Obama for president. It's not that I think he'll do a good job. Oh no, he'll mess us over like never before! However, I think America needs to be reminded just how bad untethered Liberalism truly is.

It's kind of like the classic Christian dilemma. We want Jesus to return, but for that to happen, we know a lot of bad things will have to happen first. We're not anxiously waiting for the appearance of the Antichrist, but for the glory to follow. That's kind of how I feel about Obama.

Just as I'm not advocating that we all sin as much as possible to hurry the Second Coming, neither can I conscientiously cast a ballot for Barack Obama. We need him to win, so we will return to our roots as a nation. That said, I won't vote for him.

Weird, huh?

I don't think I'm the only one who feels this way. A number of my Conservative friends have voiced similar opinions. I hope he wins, but I'm also afraid of what he'll do to us. It's a similar feeling to going in for a colonoscopy. You know you need to do it, but you also know it won't be a pleasant afternoon.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Why McCain's Veep Is So Important

John McCain has yet to announce a vice presidential pick. Granted, the Republican convention hasn't occurred yet, but we're all getting a bit paranoid over here on the grand Right Wing of the Republican Party.

Most of us are secretly hoping for a Mitt Romney nomination. We need someone smart and articulate in the White House. It's been, well, a long time. I'm not saying Bush is dumb, but he certainly isn't articulate. If your president can't effectively communicate the reasons for, say, going to war, you can't expect the nation to cooperate out of blind trust and patriotism. Sadly, those days are gone.

The main reason we need a strong veep is that John McCain is just so freakin' old. The man is set to be the oldest president ever elected. The odds of this vice president having to take the reins at some point are as high as they may ever be. Listening to a speech by John McCain already reminds me too much of visiting an old relative at the retirement home. He has that same tone and cadence, as if he's retelling tales of the Great Depression and how back then you could go to the movies for a nickel. We need some young blood in the mix, someone the press can identify with. When you're old in the news media, they retire your behind. That, or put you in the White House Press Corps so nobody will actually have to see your face. If they really feel sorry for you, they give you the Andy Rooney treatment, allowing you on once a week to babble incoherently as a sort of comic relief.

More than anything, MCain needs to reassure conservatives that he will represent us. Granted, we didn't nominate him; RINOs and disenfranchised Democrats did. Still, if he wants us out on voting day, he's going to have to give us a reason. His own personal stances on many of the issues of the day (Iraq notwithstanding) just don't cut it.

Are there any McCainiacs left out there?