As the old saying goes, "when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade".
Herewith, a list of some of the lemons from the recent election and the lemonade they could offer.
Election return lemons: the race is over. Obama won. The liberals have two out of three branches of government...with the third (the judiciary) hanging in the balance. Those are pretty big lemons.
Lemonade: conservatives have an opportunity to re-focus our message on our principles and define ourselves in stark relief to the inevitable liberal overreach...and then be positioned to catch those folks in the middle who will soon come down with a case of buyer's remorse.
Strategy lemons: McCain's strategy of "reaching out" failed, (reliable red states turning blue?). Lemonade: "reach-across-the-aisleism" as a strategy is now thoroughly discredited. Good riddance.
Our path is clear: sharpen the differences between ourselves and liberals. Give the public reason to support us by offering a clear, principled vision for conservative governance that applies our principles to the problems of the day. As Ronald Reagan suggested, we have to hold our conservative banner high and define the differences between ourselves and the opposition in bright, bold colors - not pale pastels. read more »
...here we go
Anyone who's paid scant attention to the Obama campaign and the cult like following he's developed over the past few years can hardly be surprised by this from the AP:
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) - Antigua's prime minister wants to rename the island's highest mountain peak "Mount Obama" in honor of the U.S. president-elect.
The tests are already coming from our international adversaries
Sometimes it's interesting to get a perspective from the outside-in, with regards to the many issues our nation faces on the international front.
...thank the Obama voters
Just thought I would point out one of the delicious pieces of irony in yesterday's voting. As it turned out, thankfully, the hard fought effort to get the marriage amendment passed in California was a success. At this point, it looks like it passed 52-48%....by about 1/2 million votes. (CNN exit polls here)
The interesting fact is, as with everywhere else in the country, black voter turnout was up...and, in California, black voters supported the amendment 70-30%...while whites opposed it 51-49% read more »
Knowledge, as they say, is power. Well, if you still lack enough information to decide which of the candidates for President will do the most damage to your values, prepare to be empowered.
Consider the following€¦
Unbridled liberalism: With Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in charge of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate, Americans will be riding in the equivalent of a car with three gas pedals and no brake. Not a recipe for a safe ride. The only way to stop is to get into a crash.
And, to whatever degree you may feel Obama to be more moderate than the current Democrat leadership, (however you got that idea), make no mistake about who will be calling the shots the newly empowered Democrat leadership. And there's no way Barry will buck his own party's base so soon after them having given him the White House. For all the bi-partisan blather, Obama has no record whatsoever of "reaching across the aisle" and working with Republicans€¦much less conservatives. read more »
...now he's an ATM machine
Well, now we know some of the other reasons some of The One's supporters are on his bandwagon...free gas and mortgage payments.
'Joe the Vet' and His Most Popular Election Video on Youtube May Be Difference Maker
Never let it be said that grassroots, on the ground political activism cannot make a difference!
Joe Cook, who is now getting tagged with the moniker of "Joe the Vet", created this short and simple video as a means to let Barack Obama know exactly how he feels about the statements the Illinois Senator has been making throughout this election campaign about what our fine young men and woman are doing in Iraq. read more »
...come back, four years!
More evidence of how you'll get treated if you cross "The One"...(from the Politico)
Obama spokesman Bill Burton confirms Drudge's report that two right-leaning papers, the Washington Times and the New York Post, have lost their seats on the Obama plane, along with the Dallas Morning News.
Looky, looky... The latest NBC News poll from PA shows some tightening going on. They've got it at 47% Obama, 43% McCain...with 9% undecided. That's a margin of error race.
I think it shows a fews things: read more »
...$175,000 and climbing
Since the LA Times has refused to release the video it says it has of an event where Obama spoke favorably of a Palestinian activist, good old-fashioned capitalism is looking to fill the void. In other words, there's a reward out for anyone that has a copy.
A venture capitalist at Dune Capital has offered $150,000...and other offers are coming in on top of that...