Tuesday, October 21, 2008

An Obama Presidency

Melanie Phillips on Obama-

You have to pinch yourself – a Marxisant radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshipped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it’s considered impolite to say so.

Add to that, this-

But conservatives need to face the fact that Barack Obama has promised profound systemic changes that will be irreversible—absolutely permanent alterations of our economy and government where there is no chance at all that Republican office-holders of the future could in any way repair the damage.

The conservative movement, and the survival of a viable small-government faction in American politics, depends upon a McCain victory in November. A triumph for Barack Obama, combined with Democratic gains in both House and Senate, could easily usher in a dark new era with decades of corrupt, welfare-state, bureaucratic leftist rule.

It's certainly a sobering read- particularly for those in the "teach the GOP a lesson" camp who believe they will be able to retake the White House in four years.

By then, it could already be too late. Not voting for McCain isn't going to teach him or the Republican Party a lesson, it's going to radically affect the USA- perhaps forever. Here in the UK, voters grew sick and tired of Tory rule and elected Labour. In the years that have followed the Tories have struggled to identify just what they're supposed to represent and Labour have transformed our society, dismantling our institutions of governance and rebuilding them in such a manner as to favour their politics. In the process they've managed to squander billions on the National Health Service, lowered educational standards and increase taxes.

Given the nature of his opponent, I'm astonished that Republicans aren't flocking to McCain. You might not like his attitude towards immigration reform, for example, but isn't it obvious that you'll have more chance of convincing him not to go through with such a harebrained scheme that you will an Obama White House and Democrat Congress?

Risking the very nature of the Republic in an effort to punish a political party seems like an awful big gamble to me.

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