November 05, 2008


I slept for nine hours and woke up to find that my cold has subsided some. See, President Obamessiah is already performing miracles.

Ugh, I am such a sore loser. Just ask my husband how I pout when he beats me at Scrabble.

OK, Dems, it's yours. Now how ya gonna act? Because an army of keyboardists will be watching you. It's our turn to piss and moan over everything you do.

John Hawkins says:

I don't envy the task Obama has. He has allowed people to think of him as a messiah who will fix all their problems, a man who will unify the country, a man who will lead America into a post-racial world, a man who will make the whole world love us, and a man who will "change" whatever you personally don't happen to like about America.

That's a tall order for any human being to fill -- and it's aside from the challenges he will be faced with: a recession, enormous deficits, more bailouts, international crises, Al-Qaeda, a deeply cynical public, and numerous interest groups, all of which expect Obama to handle their competing interests immediately.

So, good luck, Obama. Let's hope this works out better than I suspect it will.

And den Beste says it's not the end of the world.

We regroup and recoup.

I'm feeling so absolutely conflicted about this result. I want to agree with Samizdata that "Looking back on this period ten to twenty years from now, the Republicans crying into their beer tonight will be saying 'thank Christ it was not us in office then.'" But, on the other hand, I can't shake the feeling that our country is truly boned. I'm just happy that my husband has a job where he cannot get laid off. We need to get ready for stuff like this:

One guy who runs a welding supply company wrote an article saying his accountant had already run the numbers on the scenario where Obama’s plan is put into use, and they’d have to either expand by 13 employees (unlikely in this economic climate) or cut back by 6 to get under the break point. The owner was having trouble deciding who to let go in that case, then he had a brainstorm. He went out to the employee parking lot and found 8 cars with Obama bumperstickers. He noted who they belonged to and put them at the top of the list.

Obama voters think they're getting a tax cut. Imagine the look on their faces when they get laid off instead.

Kim du Toit gives us a list of the change that's a-comin'.

Hang on to your jockey's gonna be a hell of a ride.

And as Chuck says in his Why I'm OK With Obama post, "Get to work, people on welfare need your money."


Posted by Sarah at November 5, 2008 10:45 AM | TrackBack

Take heart.
It is morning in America.
The Big Mistake will soon be corrected.
God bless America.

Posted by: FredO at November 5, 2008 10:51 AM

We elected a Coca Cola song. Gah!!

Posted by: Oda Mae at November 5, 2008 10:56 AM

This isn't about being a sore loser (I'll call it "pouting") for me; I was upset, and I pouted, when Clinton won in '92, but I didn't see real, monumental attacks on our liberty and the nature of our country and government (although it felt that way sometimes).

The reason I'm so concerned is that I honestly see the principles that founded our country (and have kept it breathing for the last two centuries), being drawn and quartered - replaced by worship of mediocrity and dependence.

Governments, per the Declaration of Independence, are instituted mainly to *protect* our liberty and "pursuit of happiness" (property). With the leftists coming into power now, they're going to absolutely reverse that principle.

I'm happy that we could elect someone not solely Caucasian; it shows that we've largely learned to treat each other as human beings. But that happiness is almost completely buried under a pile of misery that so many of us not only haven't learned a darn thing about life, but in fact have forgotten the very principles that protect liberty.

Posted by: kannie at November 5, 2008 11:45 AM

Oh, and I'm glad your cold is subsiding!!! :-)

Posted by: kannie at November 5, 2008 11:48 AM

As much as I like the story of the guy who now has to lay off people and had trouble deciding who, but here's the catch: You know those Obama voters the guy lays off? They're the ones going to benefit from Obama's "Robin Hood" tax plan.

Posted by: Leofwende at November 5, 2008 04:22 PM