Congratulations, Obama Supporters

Your guy won. OK

But that’s only a start. Now he has to govern. He is not my choice but he is the one elected, so he is The President.

Although it is really tempting, I am not going to turn into a rightwing version of DU, Kos, or Firedoglake.

This seems to be the general reaction of most of the right-leaning blogosphere. Hot Air is one of my favorite sites. They are reliably conservative but not stupid. They to are wishing Obama the best.

We don’t know much about him, but we’re surely going to find out. As President he can’t vote “Present.”

I am a libertarian leaning conservative. I am not a Christian, but have no problem with them wanting their views to be paid attention to by Washington. I support abortion with restrictions ie parental notification. Just because there are bad parents out there is no excuse to remove all parents from their children’s lives. I support the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As a great American philosipher said, “A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.” I also know that there are many people in the world that only understand force. I don’t think Obama’s idea of talking with them is going to make a lot of difference. Talk is a sign of weakness to them and they will act accordingly. I think gays should be allowed to marry, I just don’t think it is the kind of thing that should be imposed by courts. I’m torn about the “bailout.” I don’t know whether it is going to turn out to be a good thing or a bad thing. Neither does anyone else from what I can see.

Some things I will agree with Obama on, some things I won’t. Hopefully I can oppose his actions without attacking him as a person. Something that has seemingly escaped the left.

OK President-elect Obama, the time for talk is past. Now you have to walk the walk.

The Answer To Higher Taxes; Cattle Futures!

If Obama keeps his promise to only raise income taxes on those making more than $250K a year, a benchmark that is already being lowered by his minions, I have the perfect answer.

How did Hillary manage to make a whole pile of money without it being ‘income?’ You all know the answer;

Cattlefutures!!

He is not talking of raising or lowering capital gains taxes, and I think futures profits are considered capital gains.

There aren’t that many people making more than $250K in reportable income. Most of them have accountants that can structure their income for the lowest tax burden. How about making a deal to take part of your salary in Cattlefutures. At the end of the year they can be discovered to have made just the right move at the right time to maximize their value.

It worked for Hillary. Now it can work for you.

Obama – Confronting His Own Party? When Did That Happen?

It’s Going to Take a Whole Lot More Than a Democratic Majority to Save Us

Much of Barack Obama’s appeal derives directly from his willingness to directly confront his own party apparatus, embodied in the ruthless and extralubricated Clinton machine. The determination, the steadiness, the intelligence, the sheer will he and his campaign demonstrated in defeating Billary and winning the nomination was nothing short of exhilarating.

I particularly like the thing about him spreading the wealth downward.

Do you really think that Barack Obama is going to spread his own wealth downward?

You probably are not going to see that. Unless you’re his gardener. He probably likes to follow the more traditional path for wealthspreading.

Nor are you likely to see much wealthspreading from his supporters like Stephen Bing, George Soros etc. They will make sure that their money goes to the people. But only particular people, and you’re not one of them.

No. You’re only going to have your wealth spread. You see, to Obama and his supporters, what’s theirs is theirs and what’s yours is theirs too.

They don’t believe that you are competent or capable of making decisions on where your money goes. So they’re going to make that choice for you.

He’s probably going to win. They maybe we’ll get a glimpse of who will be making the decisions in an Obama administration. Since he has never accomplished anything on his own, I doubt very much that it will be him.

Who Is Erica Jong And Who Cares What She Thinks?

Erica Jong Tells Italians Obama Loss Will Spark the Second American Civil War. Blood Will Run in the Streets

Jong says her fear that Obama might lose the election has developed into an “obsession. A paralyzing terror. An anxious fever that keeps you awake at night.” She also says that her friends Jane Fonda and Naomi Wolf are extremely worried that Obama will be sabotaged by Republican dirty tricks, and that if an Obama loss indeed comes to pass, the result will be a second American Civil War.

McCain could win in a blowout and she would consider the election “stolen.” It’s part of left wing mythology.

Besides, in a civil war, who has all the guns?

We Are The Borg! Prepare To Be Assimilated.

Obama’s Secret Weapons: Internet, Databases and Psychology | Threat Level from Wired.com

So the campaign swelled field operations to 19,000 “neighborhood teams” as of late October, focused on 1,400 neighborhoods across the state, according to a recent report from the St. Petersburg Times. The teams are directed by about 500 paid campaign field organizers, and are replicated nationally. In all, the Obama campaign estimates that 1.5 million volunteers are helping it to get out the vote in the battleground states.These neighborhood teams have both phone-banked and physically knocked on doors to make sure that voters are registered and know where to vote — an effort that will continue all the way through Election Day.

“The last weekend before the election, they’re going to have constant phone-banking and canvassing, asking people whether they’ve voted yet, and if not, when they’re going to vote,” says Scanlon, discussing plans laid out by four team leaders at a local Plant City campaign office.

But the calling won’t be a completely random affair. The Obama campaign will give volunteers access to databases that have been constantly updated throughout the summer through its field-office computers, and through myBo — Obama supporters’ nickname for myBarackObama.com — with information about potential voters’ political leanings. The information in the database has accumulated over time from previous election campaigns, and is constantly updated with information gathered at people’s doorsteps by canvassers like Scanlon, and through phone calls.

How big a step is it from neighborhood volunteer to Stasi reporter?

After all, your opponents are not just people that disagree with you; they’re evil!

But conservative beliefs do not lend themselves to being absorbed into the hive.

How Do You Determine If Untracable Credit Card Donations Are Legal?

Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations

Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity, campaign officials confirmed.

Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged. Instead, the campaign is scrutinizing its books for improper donations after the money has been deposited.

This doesn’t make sense to me.

If you disable the security on your credit card operations. How exactly do you determine later whether or not someone using an untraceable credit card and possibly a false name, is a legal donor? They say they’re examining the books, but what are the books going to tell them if the info is false?

And what is going to happen to the money that they can’t return because they don’t know who donated it?

Do you thing anyone’s going to ask those questions?

Me neither.