Friday, November 07, 2008

Puma want’s to believe but girds her loins

American Puma in Italy posts “I’d like to say.” Following extracts, I comment below the star line.

American Puma begins - -

Watching the Obama supporters last night, with tears streaming down their faces, their screaming, clapping, dancing and fainting, I have to admit I was a bit emotional myself. I appreciate what this means to African Americans, you could see it on their faces. Juan Williams cried through his whole commentary.

And, as opposed to an Obama presidency as I am, I still hold dear, and respect and value the Office of the Presidency, the symbolism of that office. These kinds of things make me weepy, as does the National Anthem. I can't help it.

And, although many of you might disagree, I am not bitter, or angry. I am just interested, opinionated, and involved, and I supported and voted for someone else.

But as much as I can understand what this means to his supporters, it is unfortunate that what this year meant to those who supported Hillary Clinton or John McCain and Sarah Palin, wasn't understood.

I'd like to say that I think Obama transcended race, and is truly a new kind of Politician.

But, then I remember the number of times people who opposed him were called racist.

I can't forget the Clinton's painted as racists, her supporters, then Palin, and McCain themselves, as well as their supporters. I can't forget the number of times I was called racist on my blog, or online from the very first day.

I'd like to say that as I watched Michelle on stage last night, that I felt pride that she will be our first African American First Lady.

But, I can't forget the times she said she was for the first time, proud of her country. …

I can't forget her saying that America is a mean country. I can't forget when she said that she would have to think long and hard before she would support Hillary, should she be the nominee.

I'd like to say, as I watched those adorable two girls on the stage last night, the opportunity that lies ahead of them, and all young women.

But then I couldn't help think of the attacks on the children of Sarah Palin. I couldn't help think of the attacks on her, her 17 year old daughter, and Hillary Clinton, and her female supporters.

I can't forget the public acceptance of the effigy of Sarah Palin, or the Clinton Nutcrackers, or the Sarah Palin is a cunt t-shirts, or the many, many sexist attacks.

I couldn't help remember the nasty comments coming from the left that she should have aborted Trig.

I'd like to say, as I watched the supporters, running through the streets celebrating, that they deserved it, that they worked hard, and put up an honest fair political fight. That they just wanted it more. …

I’d like to say as I watched Hillary and Bill cast their vote yesterday that I believe they supported Obama. But, I can't forget what Hillary said during the primary, questioning Obama on Rezko and Ayers, and Wright. I can't forget the constant insults from Obama about the Clinton presidency, and Hillary personally, and professionally.

I can't forget Biden, Edwards, Dodd, and more, tell the American people that Obama is not ready, and not tested.

I can't forget his refusal to release his Senate records, his college transcripts, or his passport. ….

As much as I want to welcome this idea of change … I just can't forget how we got to this day.

Will Obama live up to *the promise*? As they say, time will tell.

And as far as the DNC now controlling all three branches?

Gird your loins my friends, gird your loins.

American Puma's entire post's here.



The Dems control two branches of government and will now have even greater influence on the Judicial branch than they had the last eight years. But they won’t control it in the sense Dems will control The White House and Congress.

With that qualification, I can agree with everything American Puma says here.

It's important we remember what she’s saying.

How President-elect Obama got to the White House tells us a great deal about him.

Some of it reflects well on the man; some of it gives any thoughtful American reason to wonder and maintain a healthy skepticism.

I wish Obama well, but will certainly gird my loins.

But that isn’t particularly a reflection on Obama.

I’d also be girding my loins if the man who helped bring us McCain-Feingold and promised to have the government take over the mortgages of people not making their payments was our President-elect.

Hat tip: AC


Danvers said...

I think a Churchill quote is very appropriate for the season, infact, I think that WSC had Barry Hoosein in mind when he said:

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel or envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery”. Winston S Churchill