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The Great Experiment Begins


At this point, it appears Obama has a lock on the election. Fair enough, congratulations.

Was this a blow-out? Nope Yep. But it allows the Democrats an opportunity to show the country how they can manage this great country of ours.

Will the journalists who aim to inform us hold them accountable? Not likely. They didn't do that in this election, and I doubt that they'll start now.

McCain went wrong by sneaking through the primary as the "none-of-the-above" candidate. No one was clearly the right candidate for the Republicans. McCain criticized his base constantly and took pride in it. I've never been a McCain fan. In fact, the only person who sold me on McCain at all in this election was Sarah Palin, who could sell snow to an Eskimo. Palin was the best move McCain made.

Now, McCain moves on to Bob Dole territory, with Pepsi waiting in the wings. He's got a sense of humor, like Dole. That'll work for him. Thanks for loving your country, sir.

Palin will take some time out. She should. She got a hell of a wake-up call.

So did Joe the Plumber. And the rest of us entrepreneurs and hard-working people who pay our bills and take responsibility for ourselves and our families. Obama has given me no faith whatsoever that he will work to do anything except take money from the productive and give their property to others. I find that immoral and irresponsible. And un-American.

So, what this says to me is that it's up to us, the people, to prevent those in Washington from grabbing more power for themselves. As I've written lately, we have to figure out how to have influence to achieve this. We can't rely on others who "represent" us any longer.

What a big challenge it is.


by Brett Rogers, 11/4/2008 9:24:51 PM


Good choice of title for this. I was ready to start a new one myself and rail away on "my fellow american's." Yours is a saner voice and actually made me look at it from a couple different angles. I'm a bit calmer now.

McCain, although by far the more heroic and decent man, was the wrong choice for the party and ran a poor campaign. Failing to drill Obama all along over his radical associations, then his parroting Obama on "evil corporate America" causing the financial mess did him in. Cuda was his high point. Without her, this would have been a Mondale type blowout as he'd have completely lost the base.

So with the election pretty much decided, if I was Obama, I'd be shitting my pants right about now. Never before has such an unqualified candidate been elected to our nation's highest office. He's made massive promises he needs to deliver on. He'll have majorities in the house and senate, so no blaming Bush, no blaming Republicans. It will be accountability time, something he's avoided his entire political career. Biden did get one thing right. He'll be tested in many ways but it won't take 6 months for it to happen.

Time to strap it on and git some Barry. You've just been called in to play quarterback.



Posted by Pale Rider, 11/4/2008 10:13:13 PM

Well said, Brett - I agree one hundred percent on all points. Same to Pale Rider - "No blaming Bush" indeed, he won't know which way to turn, and I don't say that gleefully. ~ Janet



Posted by Janet (, 11/4/2008 11:48:52 PM

I remember when Bush first walked into the job as president, he said something to the effect that he felt God had called him to do it and that he could feel himself grow into the position as the campaign went on.

I'm sure Obama feels the same way, in his own way. So while I imagine he might be overwhelmed by what he just did, given what I know of the man, I can't imagine him not feeling up to it. Instead, I reckon he is chomping at the bit on the possible.

The community organizer organized his people very well. Can he do so with all of America? Will he listen to opposing points of view? Learn from his mistakes? We'll learn the measure of the man, as the buck soon stops with him.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 11/5/2008 1:00:53 AM

Yeah but Bush wasn't promising the world, wasn't carried in the the shoulders of a fawning media, and wasn't committing massive campaign fraud. Obama has set a bar higher than any candidate in our lifetime on nothing more than "hope."

So the decision is made, now it is accountability time. You've got the keys to the electic car Barry. Remember one thing though, America is a VERY LOUD back seat driver.



Posted by Pale Rider, 11/5/2008 8:14:28 AM

America is a VERY LOUD back seat driver



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 11/5/2008 9:08:14 AM

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