Thursday, November 6, 2008

Elite Delight

The scene is Harvard, that sine qua non of liberal elitism, that center of unAmericanism, where patriotism goes to die (and my wife's alma mater.) When the election was called for Obama.

One of the most evil parts of the McPalin campaign was the elevation to unseen heights of the ridiculous idea that liberals hate America. More than anything else, the election results afford a sense of cleansing, of being able again -- AGAIN!! -- to feel pride in our country. That it's been hard to conjure in these last eight years, with irresponsible wars, hate-mongering, torture, false imprisonment, arrogance, incompetence, false economies, and with knowing our former role as an emblem of hope and aspiration for the world had been tarnished and dashed -- that hardly indicates absent love of country. Frustration implies caring.

An election does not end it all. The difficulties facing us are immense; more than anything else, what's needed is shared willingness to recognize how serious is the mess left behind and how hard it will be to correct it. Electing a leader who calls for common purpose is not the same as achieving it. It will need to start in Congress, where Republicans will have to -- if only for a moment of history -- be willing to come on board, and where Democrats will have to -- in spite of themselves -- be able to be prudent and inclusive, mirroring their president. Who will, of course, have to mean what he's been saying.


Ted said...

After McCain's concession speach:

"McCain drove himself home in a Toyota sport utility vehicle. Palin's departure was a grander event. She left with an entourage of 18 family members and friends and a Secret Service detail, heading to the airport in a motorcade stretching more than a dozen vehicles, flanked by a dozen more cops on motorcycles."

"Newsweek reports that Palin spent far more than the previously reported $150,000 on clothes for herself and her family. A McCain senior staffer gives his opinion of the shopping spree -

"Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast."

Anonymous said...

"The fashion set has genuine cause to be excited this morning. Not only because last night's victor is Barack Obama -- who the fashion industry overwhelmingly supported and whose campaign they generously helped finance -- but because Michelle Obama shall go with him to the White House with truckloads of fabulous taste and clothes. "

Hmmm...what happened to the J. Crew girl? Truckloads of designer fashions? This isn't the Michelle O I know...

Oh yeah--the Obama's are rich and deserve these clothes. Sarah P. had to buy some for public appearances, so she's a hillbilly who loots.

Naw--you're not elitists.

Sid Schwab said...

anonymous: as usual, smart and right on point; not the least bit of non-sequitur from you, no sirree, no missing of or ignoring my point.

Plus, I didn't like the dress.

Anonymous said...

Sexist. Racist. You're supposed to look at the content of her character, not her dress.

Ted said...

O'Reilly Factor video revealing that Sarah didn't know Africa was a continent, what countries composed NAFTA, plus her prima dona tantrums with staff and other shortcomings. Even Bill-o is throwing her under the bus.

JP said...

"Frustration implies caring."

Caring so much you can't stand to watch something you love implode. Caring so much you have to look away when all you've done seems to stop working, focusing your concern elsewhere -- on the portion of it you can control/contribute to -- so that you don't have to watch the part you love die. Loving this country for the past eight years has been like loving an addict. Finally, rehab is on the horizon.

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