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I, too, would like to congratulate Obama and his campaign, and also the newly elected congressional Democrats,  especially our own Senator-elect Warner, and Congressmen-elect Nye and Connolly.   I would particularly hope that Senators Webb and Warner work closely with Glenn Nye, who is an Iraq War veteran and highly intelligent.

These will be difficult years ahead.  Our enemies will not be our friends overnight.  The reasons they hate us will not go away with this election, and our leaders need all of our prayers.

Well, Obama is our president now. He is our first African-American president, he is our second hyphenated American President. Congratulations President Elect Obama. Unlike the sorry bastards on the left who after Bush was elected claimed, ‘he is not my president’ I recognize Obama our duly elected Commander in Chief, and wish him well. I wonder if all the left wing idiots who moved to Canada will now come back? I hope not. This is not a nation of quitters; those who ran away quit, we are now better of without them.

As for those who claimed ‘GWB is not my president’ and stayed the term loyal opposition is obviously lost them. In 2004 62M Americans voted for GWB and therefore the reality was otherwise; such is the tyranny of the many. Obama has many challenges ahead of him. I categorically disagree with his solutions to many of the problems. In the end though, I hope whatever he does do does not fail because my loyalty is to my country before it is to my party. It is a shame the likes of Pelosi, Carter, Reid and Murtha will never learn this lesson. As for the Dixie Chicks, they are still young, I will therefore have a hope for them. God willing, our politics will once again end at the waters’ edge.

Congratulations America. Hopefully we have exorcised some demons by voting for someone from an officially oppressed group. Can we now all get over it? We voted for someone with NO accomplishment outside the campaigning arena. We voted for someone who, given the scanty information on his current job application, could not get a professional position with any large firm I am aware of. We voted for someone who, while a multimillionaire, ignores the financial needs of his relatives. We voted for someone who has a relationship with a terrorist, and went to a racist church for 20 years. All this to excise the festering guilt? I hope it is worth it.

According to the left, if we voted against Obama, we are racists. This was stated both blatantly and surreptitiously. Therefore, since we voted for Obama, which we did collectively as a nation, Americans as a group are can no longer be called racists. Can this hoary old canard be finally be put to rest? King wanted us to be judged by the content of our character. Instead, we voted Obama in by not voting against him because he is Black. Can we all ‘move on’ for real?

Obama is the President Elect of the United States. For the good of the nation I wish him success. I am sure the press will accentuate the positive. I am sure every benefit of the doubt will be extended. We, as a nation, will all feel good about ourselves, at least according to the MSM. I pray though that enough dignity and honesty is left in the fourth estate to bring itself to put a hot light on the Obama administration. We as a nation need this scrutiny for all administrations, not just the Republican ones. Obama is the poster child of the media, now that he is safely ensconced in the White House, are they ready to finally investigate the man, and scrutinize his actions in the future?

We have Elected Barack Hussien Obama President of the United States. We have done this seven years after 9/11. We have done this after a huge bubble in the housing market has burst. We have done this after the Fed has devalued our currency for the past 6 years. We have done this while in a state of energy dependency on people who hate us. We have done this in a time when both China and India are emergent economic super powers. We have done this at a time when Russia is returning to its socialist-dictatorial-imperialist roots. Obama will have his hands full; for our sakes, I wish him success.

When I see what I’ve seen around this country and the inane reasons people give for supporting Obama, I have to believe that it is what Laura Hollis said on

Kind of speaks for itself. I am sure that SPaMM will justify this, or say that Obama personally had nothing to do with it. Like that matters.

What employer would hire someone without being able to check out the job-seekers college records?

One of the things that people do is generally think of voting for their own interests. In some senses, it would make sense for me to vote for Obama … I’m already among the lowest 40% of the country on a pay/deduction scale (I pay no federal income tax at this point, and I report every nickel I earn and am totally scrupulous about my deductions.) As a teacher, my pay is a matter of public record. I have had four dependent children (soon to be three as daughter number two leaves the nest). I also have a house in Loudoun with the associated taxes and mortgage interest. I don’t make enough to pay according to the federal government. Obama wants to “share the wealth” which would probably get me more than what I already have. That is just plain wrong.

I understand why my Dad has said from before he retired (and still to this day says) that he would gladly give up social security if they would not tax his sons. The principle is that he doesn’t want to take money from others in order to pay himself, especially the next generation. When we raise taxes and entitlements, we steal from our children. They are the ones that will be saddled with higher taxes forever if we don’t cut government spending.

Obama, you have said you want all these programs … they would cost a ton of money for those that generate wealth. Taking a “wealth” pie of fixed size and cutting it into smaller pieces doesn’t make sense. Making the pie larger does make sense … and what you are planning will leave no wealth to create a larger pie. I will not vote for you if for no other reason than that.

The reasons for voting against Barack 0bama are legion, and known to all who read this blog.  I will not repeat them here.  Here I will detail why I am voting for John McCain.

John McCain is a hero in every sense of the word.  When his Vietnamese captors learned who he was — the son of an admiral and the grandson of an admiral — they offered to let him go.  He refused — the military policy is first-in-first-out — and was tortured for five years for that resolve.  If he seems stiff, it is because they broke his arms.  If his face looks funny, it is because they broke his jaw.  They could break everything but his will.  And for all that, it was Senator McCain who pushed to normalize relations with Vietnam.

We are in a time of crisis — we are in two wars, and our economy is in trouble.  We need a leader, and a unifier.  John McCain has been a leader of the Senate for many years now.  I do not say a leader in the Senate, but a leader of the Senate.  His name is on many bipartisan bills — McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman, etc.

Of course I don’t agree with everything McCain has done, or every position he takes.  I am a conservative, and he is a moderate.  Anyone who tells you that he agrees with his candidate on every issue is either a liar or a malleable fool who takes whatever positions his candidate takes.

McCain is a proven leader, both in the Navy and in the Senate.  He takes tough stands that he believes are for the benefit of the nation.  McCain is the kind of president we need.