It is very difficult to reconcile Obama being elected to the presidency. I want him exposed for all his empty rhetoric, fraudulent tactics, race baiting, sexism and using homophobia to his advantage, but I don’t want to see my beloved country falling down around our ears just so I can say I told you so.

I’d like to believe Patrick Fitzgerald will come riding to the rescue with some indictment linking Obama to Rezko, or announce a racketeering indictment relating to all the caucus and voter fraud, but I don’t believe that will happen for a second. I’d like to think that, as nature abhors a vacuum, the media will turn their critical lens on Obama and start airing the truth. It is too little too late and I don’t know that I believe that either.

How do a reconcile the deep love I feel for my country and my upset with people already losing their homes and savings, yet wanting to see the new administration put us to rights again. Do I have faith that they can? Based on what I’ve seen from both Obama and the current Democratic leadership, I have no reason to.

I posted an article the other day condemning his election tactics as well as casting a jaundiced eye on those who allowed themselves to vote against their own interests in assisting his election. However, I said a few words at the conclusion about still being willing to open my heart and lend support, if only for my country’s sake, and I got some grief on the boards about it.

This is a tough one because I feel blackmailed into support by our current dire circumstances and by a media that deserves to be figuratively horsewhipped in the town square due to their irresponsible “journalism” and lack of honest coverage of all the candidates. It is also impossible to think the media would ever allow a huge scandal to break, given how much they were in bed with an Obama candidacy in the first place. Although, the dollar is king, so if it sells copy…

It is also a conflict to feel deeply moved by the historical aspect of Barack Obama’s election and I certainly understand the joy of the African American community, and all Americans that this barrier has been passed. I just wish that this honor and accomplishment was bestowed upon someone more qualified and less disingenuous.

David Axelrod, the DNC power elite and the media have thrown a lavish, yearlong dinner party for this man and stuck us with the bill. Is it possible for our country to succeed and get back on its feet in the near term if he fails? Or do we want that kind of failure, as only failure of enormous magnitude will shake the latte sippers and blackberry bloggers from their stupor enough to realize something’s gotta give here.

Pardon me, but I cannot wish ill. Too many hard working people are in need out there and are looking for answers and all they are hearing is hopey changey. As many wonderful NoQ readers have pointed out in recent days, if he keeps his empty rhetoric up, the electorate will awaken soon enough.

It is very safe to say I will not be drinking kool-aid anytime soon nor will I be sucked into the Obama collective. It is vital that citizens keep the pressure on our elected local, state and national representatives, the media and if necessary, their advertisers. Is it naïve to think that will make a difference? I refuse to be that pessimistic. If I allow that to creep over me, I won’t take action but curl up in a ball in the corner – and I will not give anyone the satisfaction of seeing me do that.

I really don’t have adequate words to describe the rage I feel at the third presidential election in a row feeling stolen and/or decided by those not doing their homework.

Is it best to adopt a wait and see attitude? To see if it’s possible to keep him out of office by legal means in the first place? How many of us, after the primary was forcibly shut down felt that he would implode before the convention, yet the hope never materialized. How many thought ‘spread the wealth around’ would surely do him in? Nope.

If and after he is indeed inaugurated, do I just shut the TV off for the next four years – or keep making noise, hoping some of our representatives will add something to the debate that will help. I will forever blame myself for not protesting out in the street in December of 2000 but in our pre-9/11 mindset, most did not know just how bad our compliance would be.

The rage is perfectly understandable and perfectly justifiable. I am searching for the way to make it effective and not destructive – either to me or my fellow citizens working hard for their families or to those in the military and their families, sacrificing daily for our country.

Most infuriating is that Donna Brazile basically sent out a missive months ago saying “message to base – stay home.” And they got this guy elected anyway – in great part because a bunch of Republicans decided to stay home. I hope in retrospect they are likewise happy with their irresponsible decision. It is interesting to note that PUMAs did have an effect on the election as I believe 3 million voted for Senator McCain. What was not taken into account, and was certainly beyond PUMA control, is that 6 million Republicans chose to sit on their hands.

The DNC may have behaved as though we didn’t exist but we do. Our voices matter and they will not be silenced. Through all of that I can still wish my country Godspeed, even though I am furious at the blind part of the electorate that has perpetrated what I feel is a disaster on all of us by electing this unqualified man to office.

Speaking only for myself, I have lots to sort out and am still reeling from the shock that at one of the most difficult and troubling times in our nations’ history, America has chosen American Idol over competence, patriotism, knowledge and experience. Regardless of party.

How do we want to participate in an administration, either critically or constructively, that has acted as though millions of us are completely invisible and our thoughts and contributions nonexistent? At this moment the answer is admittedly well above my pay grade.

Your thoughts on this would be deeply appreciated.

  • jimbob

    The thing we Republicans and you moderate Democrats MUST do is hold the line on the constitution. We must, must, must not permit Obama to change that document. His strategy will be to sell constitutional changes not as changes but as “additions.” But first we must all agree on stopping him. Unfortunately, there are too many Democrats who still believe, for example, that health care is a “right.” Once the Left can assert one economic program as a constitutional “right,” we are lost. Consider this: none of the constitutional rights enumerated in that venerable document guarantee any material or economic support as a “right.” The only possible exception might be the 6th Amendment right to counsel, and that is relatively insignificant, and inapplicable to most crimes which are trivial. You Democrats raise taxes, and spend money to your heart’s content on social programs until you bankrupt the nation for all I care, but don’t f**k with my constitution. Don’t call health care, or welfare, or financial bailouts a RIGHT because they’re not. The framers intended it this way: there is NO RIGHT TO ANYTHING MATERIAL OR ECONOMIC IN NATURE. PERIOD. When Obama starts this we have to shut him down. Or they will soon declare everying a right and industry and entrepreneurs will leave this country in a New York minute. They already are. So basically we are f*****d for 4 yrs.

  • Andy

    Ani:

    I don’t have any ideas… I share much of what you describe. But reading your words helps me not to be paralyzed and keep thinking on how to move forward; and I thank you profoundly for that.

    I will have to keep reminding myself them; especially these:

    The rage is perfectly understandable and perfectly justifiable. I am searching for the way to make it effective and not destructive – either to me or my fellow citizens working hard for their families or to those in the military and their families, sacrificing daily for our country.

    Thank you.

  • Andy

    Ani, I don’t have any ideas… I share much of what you describe. But reading your words helps me not to be paralyzed and keep thinking on how to move forward; and I thank you profoundly for that.

    I will have to keep reminding myself them; especially these:

    The rage is perfectly understandable and perfectly justifiable. I am searching for the way to make it effective and not destructive – either to me or my fellow citizens working hard for their families or to those in the military and their families, sacrificing daily for our country.

    Thank you.

  • maggieb

    SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SOUTER ORDERS OBAMA TO PRODUCE BIRTH CERTIFICATE DECEMBER 1
    This is interesting. Souter tells Obama to produce the vault copy by December 1, 2008. I believe the messiah will defy the Justices.
    Who will force the issue? Who wants to open up that pandora’s box? Imagine if there is something on that birth certificate that disqualifies Obama from the office of the President. What are you going to do? Start a civil war? There will be blood in the streets you try to enforce the rule of law. This should have happened before the election. Obambi knows it too.

    If The Supreme Court Decides??
    At this point, Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s Clerk informed Philip J. Berg, the lawyer who brought the case against Obama, that his petition for an injunction to stay the November 4th election was denied, but the Clerk also required the defendants to respond to the Writ of Certiorari (which requires the concurrence of four Justices) by December 1. At that time, Mr. Obama must present to the Court an authentic birth certificate, after which Mr. Berg will respond.

    If Obama fails to do that, it is sure to inspire the skepticism of the Justices, who are unaccustomed to being defied. They will have to decide what to do about a president-elect who refuses to prove his natural-born citizenship.

    “I can see a unanimous Court (en banc) decertifying the election if Obama refuses to produce his birth certificate,” says Raymond S. Kraft, an attorney and writer. “They cannot do otherwise without abandoning all credibility as guardians of the Constitution. Even the most liberal justices, however loathe they may to do this, still consider themselves guardians of the Constitution. The Court is very jealous of its power – even over presidents, even over presidents-elect.”

    Also remember that on December 13, the Electoral College meets to casts its votes. If it has been determined that Mr. Obama is an illegal alien and therefore ineligible to become President of the United States, the Electors will be duty-bound to honor the Constitution.

    Posted by Pamela Geller on Friday, November 07, 2008 at 07:12 PM in Obama’s Birth Certificate Forgery | Permalink
    THERE CAN’T BE ANY BETTER NEWS THAN THIS. WE WILL EITHER HAVE A NATURALLY BORN CITIZEN FOR POTUS OR OBAMA WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

    THIS CAME FAIRLY LATE FROM COL.CATHCART. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU. WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE RIGHT AND RIGHT NOW, CALL A MARINE.

    Glenn Flowers

  • Chuck

    Let’s go after the “natural citizen” problem.
    And, if Obama has committed treason, and/or felonies, he should be prosecuted. If the country doesn’t survive removing a problem president, it wouldn’t survive the problem president. We are such wimps.

  • socalannie

    Can’t Barky stop the Fitzgerald investigation now? Doesn’t DOJ fall under exec branch? Also, I was wondering…are you guys going to stay in your parties (dem, rep) or go Indy?

    • Ani

      Not til he’s inaugurated.

  • oowawa

    The hunt is on for the person who is smearing Palin.

    I’ve got my pitchfork, torch & toilet plunger ready for action. Let’s go get ’em.

  • NYC

    I’ve also joined Together4Us.

  • Geo

    The hunt is on for the person who is smearing Palin. I would not want to be that person. Bin Laden can rest until we find the bastard that is making stuff up about Palin. There are millions of pissed off people.

    Biegun debunks NAFTA, Africa smears on Palin.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/11/08/politico-mccain-staffers-starting-to-rally-to-palins-defense/comment-page-2/#comments

  • DAVE

    “Pardon me, but I cannot wish ill.”

    Maybe the dumb masses need to take their medicine and learn the hard way. They were too stupid or lazy to get the facts, so now we are all stuck with an Obamanation. The last thing the country needs is for his first term to seem at all successful and re-elect him. The thought of a radical Marxist not having to worry about running for anything again scares the Hell out of me!