Matter of Opinion

Byron York had an interesting opinion piece in the Washington Examiner this morning about the anger of the Left. It was provoked, in part, by comments actress/comedienne Janeane Garofalo made about the tea parties during an appearance on Keith Olbermann’s show. I have to admit, watching Keith Olbermann makes my body twitch….but that’s a different matter altogether…here’s Jeneane’s quote:

“Let’s be very honest about what this is about,” Garofalo said. “It’s not about bashing Democrats. It’s not about taxes. …This is about hating a black man in the White House.”

Is it any wonder the Right and the Left don’t get along? I was born and raised in the South and I’d be willing to bet the only problem most Southerners have with a black man occupying the White House is the ease with which we’re charged with racism when we disagree with his policies.

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When the Truth Hurts

I read a great a column this morning in the Washington Examiner: “Don’t Blame Obama for $1 Trillion deficit, just because he voted for it.”

I’ve always been amazed at the ease with which Democrats spin a story. Obama, in one his first Presidential appearances, apologetically told the American people he “inherited” the mess we now find ourselves in. Wash those hands while the public still believes you, Mr. President! One day a light bulb is going to go off and they’ll remember that lesson from 9th grade Civics class. You know, the one that explains how a bill becomes a law.

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What I Think

I’ve gotten a couple of e-mails today pulsing my reaction to yesterday’s election. I suppose I’m flattered to be asked–as if I have some sort of magical insight to these things. When really I know just as much and just as little as everyone else….

The results weren’t surprising to me. I didn’t wake up this morning feeling like I’d just been slapped in the head with a V-8. Barring something completely out of the ordinary, I could have told you this was going to happen the night McCain accepted the nomination at the Republican Convention–if not before.

There is no one person to point a finger at–and no one person to blame. Pundits will say McCain was too stiff and Palin was too folksy–but at the end of the day there was no better team to try to push the boat off the sandbar.

It’s all very simple. If you buy a used car from a man who offers you an extended warranty and then never honors it, you’re not inclined to buy a used car from that man again.

The Republican Party needs to take a good long look in the mirror–not the one that shows Presidents and Kings–but the one that reminds them of where they came from and what they stand for.

If there’s ever been an example of “in the right place at the right time” Barack Obama is it. The real story of this election isn’t race or history…it’s the opportunity taken by a talented salesman. Let’s just hope America doesn’t wake up to a case of buyers remorse.

Or let’s just hope Republicans can get their boat back in the water before they do.

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