Oh Boy! Obama Is In For It
The honeymoon is officially O-V-E-R. Those on the right have been polite but firm. Dan Gainor of the Baltimore Examiner sums the feeling up nicely:
Conservatives need to make that clear as day so the media don’t twist opposition into something it’s not. We support law and order and, as loyal citizens, we respect the office of president.
Now on to the opposition. It’s a given that conservatives oppose most of what Obama campaigned for. He will tax business even more than we do now, continue to increase the size of government and push a liberal social agenda that undermines the whole basis for American exceptionalism.
As such, he must be opposed – at every turn. Contrary to the desires of the left, Obama didn’t get a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. That means he can be stopped consistently. Rather than zone out for the next four years, conservatives must pressure Congress to fight the Obama agenda – even here in naively liberal Maryland.
Every bit of the Obama platform must be opposed. Card check, the destruction of the secret ballot, must be hammered as a crime against democracy. The misnamed Fairness Doctrine must be fought at all costs before it undermines free speech on talk radio. Heck, if Obama wants to order takeout, it’s up to conservatives to question that expense.
That’s because the media will not. This election proves every claim of liberal media bias and then some. Obama’s limited qualifications would be laughable if he were not the incoming president. But his empty-suit rhetoric went unchallenged by the media who almost wear Obama buttons during interviews.
Those on the Left are, as usual, impolite and erratic, but no less troubling for Obama:
No, Barack Obama made such outlandish promises on the campaign trail that buyer’s remorse is going to set in soon. In fact, it may already have.
“Comedian” (and I do use the term loosely) Patrice O’Neal dialed the John Gibson show on Friday night to explain that Obama’s election was nothing more than a propped up mechanism to falsely relieve “white guilt” over the idea that all white people are racist, and that they’ve now elected an “acceptable black man” so as to believe that America is now a post-racial nation. O’Neal went on to decry that Obama can’t and never will be able to get “black America” to forgive “white America.”
Man I’m glad that Obama’s supporters took all that “one America” stuff to heart!
But if Obama can’t make headway on a “chicken in every pot” or digesting most of Reverend Wright’s racism left overs, he’ll at least bring the troops home… right?
Have you noticed how since he’s been getting his daily security briefings that the discussion of bringing the troops home completely disappeared from his public speech? It’s also bankable that since he’s begun to see the high-level advanced intelligence on what our enemies are doing abroad, he’s regularly having to censor himself in private so as to not let all the profanity he knows be uttered in shock at what we’re actually facing in the war on terror.
Uh and oh. So, what is Obama, squished like a ripe tomato in a vice, to do? Wheeeee! Executive orders!
John Podesta, Obama’s transition chief, said Sunday Obama is reviewing President Bush’s executive orders on those issues and others as he works to undo policies enacted during eight years of Republican rule. He said the president can use such orders to move quickly on his own.
“There’s a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action, and I think we’ll see the president do that,” Podesta said. “I think that he feels like he has a real mandate for change. We need to get off the course that the Bush administration has set.”
Here’s the thing: I have more faith that the furious Lefties will squeeze Obama more than the spineless Republican squishes. However, the Republicans have some rather incensed constituents of their own to help stiffen spaghetti spines. Conservatives should not reward the terrible Republican losing streak. Mealy-mouthed undercutters should be dealt with and swiftly. Too much is at stake for the future of America. Republicans better be the counter pressure to an unchecked Obama. Or else.
Cross-posted at MelissaClouthier.com