Thursday, October 23, 2008

IF THE POLLS HOLD!

IF THE POLLS HOLD!

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL RECENTLY PUBLISHED A CHILLING LOOK AT WHERE A DEMOCRATIC VICTORY IN THE CURRENT CAMPAIGN COULD LEAD . . .


If the current polls hold, Barack Obama will win the White House on November 4 and Democrats will consolidate their Congressional majorities, probably with a filibuster-proof Senate or very close to it. Without the ability to filibuster, the Senate would become like the House, able to pass whatever the majority wants.

Though we doubt most Americans realize it, this would be one of the most profound political and ideological shifts in U.S. history. Liberals would dominate the entire government in a way they haven't since 1965, or 1933. In other words, the election would mark the restoration of the activist government that fell out of public favor in the 1970s. If the U.S. really is entering a period of unchecked left-wing ascendancy, Americans at least ought to understand what they will be getting, especially with the media cheering it all on.


TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE CLICK HERE – BE AFRAID. BE VERY AFRAID . . .

9 comments:

J. Kingston Pierce said...

There's no reason at all to be afraid. Barack Obama is definitely the right guy for the job. And if Democrats pick up sufficient seats in Congress, they can FINALLY make changes to economic, national security, education, and civil rights laws that will benefit everybody in the long run. Congress has been trapped by partisan gridlock for too long, and before that we had Republicans spending money at Bush's behest as if it sprouted on trees. Bringing some sense back to the U.S. government will be most welcome.

Cheers,
Jeff

Hemingway's Lounge / Bukowski's Basement said...

Amen, brother... Amen.

Hemingway's Lounge / Bukowski's Basement said...

MEANING ... AMEN to YOU and your post, BISH, not to J. Kingston pierce in the first post

Joseph Travis Garnett said...

I'm with you Bish. America definitely needs to fear an Obama presidency. Too many Americans have served and fought for this country, so that freedom can be enjoyed. Liberalism is one step away from Socialism, and Socialism opens the door for tyranny. People must not choose to accept Socialistic views as the easiest and safest course. Americans need to get through the media drilled left views that are being feed to the public.

I wonder why these "so called" Obama supporters are going through this campaign being so close eyed. WAKE UP.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Socialism, my frickin' ass! Anyone who, like McCain or the unqualified Sarah Palin, contends that Barack Obama is trying to institute "socialism" in the United States either doesn't understand what socialism is, or they're deliberately trying to mislead others. To suggest that raising the tax burden on America's wealthiest Americans is socialism is ridiculous. The whole design of progressive taxation is to redistribute resources from those who make a lot of money to those who make less, so that everybody can avail themselves of infrastructural and other services.

There's nothing even remotely "socialist" in Obama's prescriptions for returning the U.S. to financial strength and regaining the moral high ground around the world. Bush, McCain, and their me-first cronies have left this country seriously damaged. In the same way it took Bill Clinton years to dig America out of the hole Reagan and Bush Sr. had dug for it, it will take President Obama years to repair the harm his predecessor has caused, both through design and through abject incompetence. I am only glad to see that he seems up to the task.

Cheers,
Jeff

Joseph Travis Garnett said...

To Mr Pierce:

With due respect, try taking your coffee with a little less sugar. You're a perfect example for my earlier statement, "Americans need to get through the media drilled left views that are being feed to the public." As for up to the task, what the hell has he ever accomplished?

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Oh, please. Having covered politics, along with many other subjects, for years as a journalist myself, I have seen politicians both phony and real and done my own share of political analysis. I am hardly some neophyte swaying with the strongest winds. Besides, it doesn't take the Right's boogeyman of a "left-leaning media" to make people understand that Republican'ts have screwed up the United States and demeaned its standing in the world for the last seven-plus years. Reminders of right-wing failures can be summed up in a few keys references, such as to Hurricane Katrina, or Teri Schiavo, or weapons of mass destruction, or domestic spying, or the credit crisis, or Harriet Miers, or Alberto Gonzales, or Social Security privatization (yeah, investing Social Security funds in the stock market would've been a good idea, wouldn't it?), or cronyism, or ... well, I don't need to provide anybody with a laundry list of Bush's disastrous presidency. Our sour memories of it are too fresh as it is.

As for the question of Obama's successes, let me direct you to a quick list:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/
discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all
&address=132x4678548

He's shown himself to be a deliberate and thoughtful leader, and I wish him the best in the White House. The country is hungry for change, as recent polls have consistently shown, and of the two major party candidates, Obama is the only one who can honestly promise such change.

Cheers,
Jeff

Joseph Travis Garnett said...

Gee, I had it all wrong. I'm going to turn on MSNBC, watch Keith Olbermann and get "ejucation" because I'm just like Jethro Clampett and not a journalist.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

I was hardly trying to demean, but merely pointing out that those of us who believe in the promise of Barack Obama have not been somehow brainwashed. We've seen over the last few years what damage can be done by an incompetent, disregarding president. And I, at least, look forward to seeing the Oval Office back in the hands of somebody who understands that government also has the potential to do good.

Cheers,
Jeff