Thoughts on a Monday morning…

            John Podesta = Change?

John Podesta, Obama’s transition chief, said Sunday that he expects President-elect Obama to use executive powers to make an immediate impact on policies enacted by the Bush administration.

“I think that he feels that he has a real mandate for change,” Podesta said.

A real mandate for change? Then why Podesta and why Rahm Emmanuel as chief of staff?

            Why conservatism did not lose Nov. 4

Conservatism did not lose on Election Day, because conservatism did not have a horse in the race. While I, like many right-minded friends grew to like Sen. John McCain – much more than I ever thought possible – he was never one to stand fast on our values. He got some things right and his tough demeanor and fighter’s mentality drew some conservatives in. And in contrast to the Democrat ticket he was a clear choice.

But McCain has always played to the center and even the left on center. It was only eight years ago that he was the darling of the mainstream press when the “Straight Talk Express” took on then Texas Gov. George W. Bush for the Republican nomination because of his centrist ideals.

How quickly that love can fizzle, though, especially when confronted by the nation’s first truly socialist candidate in decades.

While the pick of Sarah Palin did invigorate real conservatives to McCain’s cause, it only furthered the biased coverage from the leftwing press and essentially was not enough to overcome the top of the ticket who got bogged down by a perceived need for more government spending to save the economy and politically correct answers on issues like energy.

Conservatism was not a choice.

When a candidate stands on principals and does not simply offer government bureaucracy to try and placate the nation’s voters, but instead calls on the country to stand for itself, America has responded.

When conservatism runs, it wins.

            Don’t drill baby

While making rounds to the Sunday talk shows, Podesta said it is likely that Obama will use executive powers to block new drilling leases in Utah.

Why? Because environmentalists are concerned about the impact of drilling on surrounding land.

Is anyone shocked?



9 Responses to “Thoughts on a Monday morning…”

  1. 1 Carly
    November 10, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Why else do you think McCain aides have come out against Palin? It’s just like liberals (disguised as conservatives) to come out and immediately start blaming someone other than themselves! It’s sad really!

    Palin was the true conservative on the ticket, and you saw how much of a beating she took. It was relentless! Now, I’m not a Hilary fan, but it is a shame what she and Palin had to endure in this election process, especially Palin. The focus has been on racism, but are we dealing with a little bit of sexism then too? I’m sure the Liberal media would scoff at the idea!

  2. 2 J. Herman
    November 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Another excellent analysis revealing what is the real “change” is that is coming. We need to ask the question, “What percentage of the voters who voted for change really knew what they where voting for?” That’s the sad part. Some people following the left will continue to slander Sarah Palin, dredging up stories about her that are without an ounce of merit (like the nonsense that she didn’t know Africa was a continent), because they simply do not like anyone who stands for truly conservative values. To quote Sarah herself, “those guys are jerks” (sadly referring to those staffers within the McCain camp itself who leaked things to the press that were not even true). The leftist media buys into anything that supports it cause without verification, but howls when anything that cannot be verified is referred to by the right. Thanks for your accurate reporting and your blog that supports the “right” point of view.

  3. 3 Rich
    November 10, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    So what your saying is the great Republican party knew they could not win running on their true conservative beliefs so they put Mc Cain out ther to give them a chance? He wasn’t the best choice to represent the parties beliefs but he was their best chance to win?

    And as for Gov. Palin. I will admit I hated the woman from the first time I saw her. But I will say she did get piled on through this election. The reason is the same our current president is constantly made fun of : it’s too damn easy!! Some of the things put out against her I am sure were exaggerated or even untrue. However, she did say she had foreign affair experience because she could see Russia from Alaska!! She also said more than once that the vice president was in charge of the Senate. So though she was given an extra hard time by the media it scared me very much that that woman could have been a heart beat aWay from the presidency.

  4. November 11, 2008 at 2:53 am

    McCain wasn’t smart enough to shnooker the American sheeple. That’s all…plus, on paper, his tax “cut” looked good (or so said some). But does it measure up: http://feedyouradhd.blogspot.com/2008/11/showbamas-tax-cut-exposed.html

  5. 5 No Palin
    November 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Rich – you are soooooooooo right! That woman is SCARY! Did you other people out there not watch her interview with Katie Couric and other media! All she had to do was answer questions like all the other candidates. She came off looking like she was a ditz! I think Saturday Night Live got it right – Caribou Barbie! LOL!!! Hopefully she does run for President in 2012 – that will be a shoe in for our new President Obama. She does not have a chance. The small group that she appeals to is a minority vote. I would have even considered McCain had he not chosen her as a running mate.

    NO PALIN – No Way!

  6. 6 Yeags
    November 11, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Palin was beat on by the Left because she is viewed as a threat to socialism. The left will lead you to believe that she is not bright, that she thought Africa was a country, but that has never been confirmed. On the other hand, President elect Obama stated on live tv that he had been to 57 states and only had 2 more to go…..hmmmmmm??? What this election has shown is that when the Democrats have “The Perfect Storm”….incumbent President with low approval ratings, an eloquent speaker (that says nothing) as their choice, billions of dollars to spend, rampant voter fraud and a centrist opponent….they can only get 2% votes more than George W. Bush got in 2004. Run a true conservative in 2012, we win the White House back and after this Congress gets done(which they already have a lower approval rating than Prseident Bush)that will even out also. If anyone is interested on how Obama ran his campaign, read 48 Laws of Power….Obama read it in 1998, based on Hitler, Machivelli and others. Very interesting, you can actually see the stages of the election. Jindal 2012!!!

  7. 7 John Levy
    November 11, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    No Palin,
    SCARY! ditz. Caribou Barbie! LOL!!! Laughing out loud at someone!
    How can you be so hatefully unChristian and unAmerican?

  8. 8 No Palin
    November 14, 2008 at 5:11 am

    Oh, Sorry John, that was my evil twin talking. UN American?? – hmmmm don’t make me call on my evil twin again. 🙂

    UN Christian?? FYI – I am a Secular Humanist not a Christian so that is really not an insult to me. Love and kindness are my Religion. Other Humanists – Albert Einstein, Jonas Salk, Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinhem. Humanists value knowledge based on reason and hard evidence rather than on faith. Most believe that an afterlife is non-existent therefore they regard life here on earth to be particularly precious. They are highly motivated to alleviating pain and misery around the world. They are energetic supporters of the principle of separation of church and state. They believe that full responsibility for the future of the world, its political systems, its ecology, etc. rests with humans. Sort of explains just some of the reasons I do not support Sarah Palin. Everyone has a right to their religious beliefs and if someone tried to suppress the freedom of your religious beliefs I would be right there with you protesting. Sarah Palin would like to have Creationism taught in Public Schools. And for anyone who agrees with her on that issue you should ask yourself if it should be okay then to teach all Religions, beliefs and ideas in the same schools?

    Anyways, John, I gave you the “NON HATE SPEWING AWARD” in Mr O’Keefe’s forum since you were one of the few Poster’s there who don’t SPEW…….. so be nice to me. 🙂

  9. 9 Terri
    November 17, 2008 at 4:35 am

    I can tell from all of your responses you are very focused on “Not Spewing Hate”. It is so very obvious and speaks much for the value of your secular humanism and the “love and kindness” of your “religion”. If you truly value knowledge based on reason and hard evidence how do you support the teaching of evolution as “fact” in public schools when it is only a theory. And, may I remind you that love and kindness are your religion so that you might respond to people with ideas different from your own with respect and all the tolerance which you liberals are so quick to tell us we are lacking.

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