The hard left will be as kind to President-elect Obama as the hard right was to President Bush - in other words, they'll treat him like crap if he doesn't do PRECISELY what they want!
Of course it's wrong in both cases but hey, unhinged politics seem to be the order of the day. How else explain the tragically flawed reasoning that led so many conservatives to sit on their hands in 2006 (and possible in 2008) because President Bush had "offended" them! Bunch of crybabies!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 12.11.2008 @ 13:51
According to an Obama spokesman, he is ready to "Rule" starting on Day One. And Obama has shown before that he either misunderstands (and he's a constitutional law professor) or willfully ignores what the constitution says!
Fasten your seat belts because it's going to be a BUMPY 4 years!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 10.11.2008 @ 11:05
Would this discussion even be taking place if Sarah Palin had been a man? No. Absolutely not. The proof of that is our esteemed Vice President-elect, Joe Biden, the one and only gaffemaster! His gaffes were far more numerous than Mrs. Palin's and more egregious considering that he is supposedly so experienced. In truth, he is a gasbag idiot!
I am ashamed to the very core of my being that John S. McCain has not spoken up in a clear and uncompromising manner in defense of this extraordinary woman. And to those of you who are criticizing this woman in terms that are eerily reminiscent of the MSM foul canards, you might want to take a step back, lay off the Kool Aid and exercise a tad bit of critical thinking! The woman was overmanaged by people who did not have her best interests at heart and only when she blew free of that nonsense did we see the real and very excitingly competence she exuded.
Sarah Palin has a future but given the bloviating going on in this comments section, the Republican Party may not - unless of course all y'all do some serious maturing and THINKING. I'm an old fart of 66 and I've seen the "bigwigs" of the Republican Party in operation my entire life - even been part of the in-crowd in my time. The Party needs new blood and a more focused and clearheaded way of thinking. And backbiting amateurs are NOT the future.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 7.11.2008 @ 09:55
John S. McCain did NOT run his campaign as a politician, he ran it as a Senator (and a gentleman), while his opponent did the precise opposite. That is why he lost and no other reason! It's Bob Dole all over again. Blaming Sarah Palin is futile, stupid and wholly unfair and the actions of infantile amateurs who routinely blame other people for their mistakes. That's something Dems do people - not mature and grown up Republicans!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 6.11.2008 @ 12:32
I may not always agree with you Rick but this is one of the very BEST posts you've ever done! Bravo! I tip my non-existent chapeau to you!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 6.11.2008 @ 10:26
How about INSISTING on morality, folks? I'm sorry but our nation was founded by God fearing men who, despite their manifest flaws, possessed strong character and courage. We cannot expect the Almighty to smile upon our nation if we have turned our back on Him. It's that simple.
Islam is making inroads because belief in God is waning among some people and nature abhors a vacuum.
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything folks.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 4.11.2008 @ 12:19
Here are the reasons Senator Obama will lose. First, bottom line,the adult voters know that he is an inexperienced poseur who is all sound and fury and ultimately, has no true character or moral center. Second, while many voters are not explicitly commenting on the associations of this lighter-than-air Chicago flimflam artist, they are still completely aware - and leery of same.
No, I don't think he'll win and I'm praying to God that he won't. I may not be the world's biggest John McCain fan, despite the fact that he was very friendly with members of my family at one time, but I trust him more to defend our nation than anyone else.
I've also made sure that I have a sick day for Wednesday because I work in The District and when Obama loses, I think it may be unsafe to come to work for a day or so! And isn't that the saddest commentary of all? The riots will be caused by the infants who are still having a tantrum over 2000 when they LOST and 2004 when again, they LOST. But why screw up a good pout with reality, eh?Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 3.11.2008 @ 11:09
The absolutist view of the current situation is just plain silly and quite childish. Why could or should the words of a P. Noonan, C. Buckley or D. Brooks be so powerful that they would be feared to be in some way dispositive of all that the conservative wing of the Republican Party or indeed of the Party itself has stood for over its lifetime. All the above-mentioned pundits are talented at their craft. The Holy Grail they are not. Grow up people!
First, I will address those infantile BRATS who sat on their hands in 2006 "to teach a lesson" to conservatives or Republicans or who the heck knows what. Shame on you. Just shame on you. Voting is NOT optional and never has been. And thanks to you we have such things as the debacle currently underway in Ohio - first hand knowledge on my part since I lived in Columbus in 2006. Yes, you do indeed have a right to vote. Equally, you have an absolute RESPONSIBILITY to vote and yes, I am aware that using caps on the internet is the equivalent of shouting. That's just what I meant to do.
Second, perhaps the Republican Party infrastructure needs to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century since they still do not in any way appreciate the nascent power of the blogsphere and alternative media.
Third, we need to start electing Republican office holders - be they "Christianists", Money people or true believers of the conservative viewpoint - who are possessed of cojones in spades. We don't need a George Voinovich in the U.S. Senate. And wwe surely don't need a John Warner either. And while I believe his time has actually passed, we need someone with the vision of Newt who can energize the base, put together a coherent plan for the future which is NOT necessarily touted noisily on the Internet for the Left to see until we have it well organized and ready to roll.
Start bringing along good people at the local level so that actual leaders can emerge. Treat them well and mentor them and stop eating our own!
Start courting Catholics more intelligently. The Pope has now labeled the Democratic Party the "party of death". Those Catholics who aren't mired in the soup of relativism may be open to seeing just how far away from them the Democratic Party has traveled. The same applies to Jewish voters. I have a number of Jewish friends who wouldn't vote Democratic if their lives depend upon it - because their lives (or the lives of family members living in Israel) DO depend on it.
We need to refine and streamline our basic message to potential voters and then communicate it with strength, consistency and above all, the tone of confidence and good will.
Sounds like a job for Sarah Palin to me.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 30.10.2008 @ 14:48
You might want to tuck away this small ray of hope - the polls were awful for GWB in 2004 - and his win was substantial and convincing (and no, he did NOT steal Ohio). I think part of this is the responsibility of scamps like me who got really tired of being called by pollsters and proceeded to have a lot of fun with them. I also lied through my teeth to an exit poll person in 2004. I'm doing the same thing this year. Anybody who calls me at 10 p.m. at night and awakens me from a dream of Tom Selleck deserves whatever b.s. I choose to shovel their way! I'm 66 years old and I need my rest.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 30.10.2008 @ 14:54
I still have a hunch the Clintons have some kind of nasty, nasty surprise up their sleeves. Do you HONESTLY think SHE wants Obama to be elected? Of course, Hill is kind of between the rock and a hard place - Obama wins and maybe (and only maybe) she gets some nifty SCOTUS nomination (and confirmation would be by no means certain), but 8 years from now, she is way too old to run again. McCain wins and there's Sarah Palin - far younger, immensely good looking, fun, smart and competent - this election has truly turned into Hillary's worst nightmare. BUT, it's also possible that McCain WOULD provide a SCOTUS seat to her because I suspect they actually ARE friends.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 29.10.2008 @ 15:39