Reaction Roundup

John Hawkins has an illuminating roundup of conservative blog reactions to McCain’s defeat.

Everyone in America knows the theme of Obama’s campaign—hope and change—even if no one knows what that really means. There was no theme to McCain’s campaign. “Country first”? That didn’t convey anything except McCain’s patriotism. And patriotism, even elevated to heroism, isn’t a political vision. It tells us nothing about where we go from here.

Will Obama succeed? I don’t know think we know what he would count as success. If his goal is to smash the capitalist system, then destroying the economy, producing a depression, emboldening tyrants abroad, and weakening democracy throughout the world may BE his goal.

My reactions to the election are like those of Melanie Phillips:

So the answer to my question turned out to be yes, America really was going to do this. A historic moment indeed. The hyperbole for once is not exaggerated: this is a watershed election which changes the fate of the world. The fear however is that the world now becomes very much less safe for all of us as a result. Those of us who have looked on appalled during this most frightening of presidential elections – at the suspension of reason and its replacement by thuggery — can only hope that the way this man governs will be very different from the profile provided by his influences, associations and record to date. It’s a faint hope – the enemies of America, freedom and the west will certainly be rejoicing today….

What this election tells us is that America voted for change because America is in the process of changing – not just demographically by becoming less white and more diverse, but as the result of a culture war in which western civilisation is losing out to a far-left agenda which has become mainstream, teaching American children to despise the founding values of their country and hijacking discourse by the minority power-grab of victim-culture….

So now we are promised a change in America’s fundamental values. And they really will be changed. Obama has said in terms that he thinks the US constitution is flawed. America’s belief in itself as defending individual liberty, truth and justice on behalf of the free world will now be expiated instead as its original sin. Those who have for the past eight years worked to bring down the America that defends and protects life and liberty are today ecstatic. They have stormed the very citadel on Pennsylvania Avenue itself.

Millions of Americans remain lion-hearted, decent, rational and sturdy. They find themselves today abandoned, horrified, deeply apprehensive for the future of their country and the free world. No longer the land of the free and the home of the brave; they must now look elsewhere.

4 thoughts on “Reaction Roundup

  1. Yes.

    And note Quinn Hillyer’s article:
    http://www.spectator.org/archives/2008/11/06/saul-alinsky-takes-the-white-h

    I’ve had my own dealings with the Alinskyite organization Austin Interfaith. We successfully repelled their advances to get our church to join, but it took the tremendous effort of a few to combat the naivete of some, the true-believership of a few, and the complacency of the many. Since then, they have successfully recruited several large Catholic churches in the area. This is by no means a reflection of the congregations’ political stand, it is a reflection of the tactics of AI. What I saw was truly frightening, and now, it is on the scale of an entire country.

  2. I was raised by socialists. When I was a little kid, in NY in the 60’s, I would listen as they laid plans at the kitchen table. They thought I was just some dumb little kid, but I was listening when they didn’t know it. I grew up to be a conservative Christian (imagine their disappointment!) and now my memory just floods back to all that was said then…while it was “scary” for me as a child, I now see happening before me what they were talking about all those years ago. I NEVER thought they would or could succeed.

    I wish I didn’t know what I did, and hadn’t heard what I heard. I wish I’d never heard Yuri Bezmenov explain it so clearly.

    But most of all, right now I want someone to tell me I am wrong. I want someone to show me some evidence that Obama is NOT a radical, that he does NOT plan on following Rules for Radicals, and that my country will always be free.

    Yuri short:

    Yuri long:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2307456730142665916&ei=XlwWSeLhGYuE-wGyiN2-DQ&q=yuri+bezmenov

    Anyway, I like your blog. 🙂

  3. Wow! Those videos are amazing. Every American needs to see them, and to realize that we have elected a leader whose program appears to be to bring us beyond the demoralization stage.

    I’ve known a number of people raised as red diaper babies who tell me similar things. And, sadly, I know some people who had family members perish in Stalin’s camps who fall for the deception hook, line, and sinker.

  4. Obama won’t attend single most important meeting yet to occur re worldwide economic emergency

    http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUKTRE4AA5OX20081111?virtualBrandChannel=10339

    Obama doesn’t want to upstage the President…yeah, riiiiiiiiiiight. He’s shown so much concern for President Bush thus far.

    So rather than meet all these world leaders, learn what they are thinking, get all the input he can get on the most urgent and pressing item facing the nation: an economic crisis that we haven’t seen since the 30’s, he chooses not to go. A seat has been reserved, but he doesn’t have time to get ready. All he has to do is sit there for heaven’s sake…and LISTEN and LEARN.

    If Bush invites him, how does that upstage the President? It’s just another excuse that the press will be too happy to buy into.

    Either he doesn’t care what the other world leaders think, he doesn’t think it matters, he wants to wreck the economy, he’s afraid all will see what an empty suit he really is, or politics trumps all with him even the tanking economy.

    Whichever it is, his not attending is a dereliction of duty because Bush is a lame duck, and the expectations were that if he was there something might get done.

    But of COURSE the press will give him a pass. I’m sure if John McCain or Mitt Romney had won the election yet planned on skipping, the press would have given them a pass, too, right? I’m sure.

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