Forgive me while I break format just this one time.
Well, so much for that.
First of all, don't despair too much. John McCain was not that much of a prize. Do you really honestly believe his presidency was going to resemble his one year of center-right campaigning more than his 20+ years of center-left senatoring? Doubtful. We may have gotten another couple of Souters on the Supreme Court instead of another couple of Ginsburgs. That's about all we would have gotten out of Maverick McAmnesty. That and four years of captions about dropping napalm on "gooks" and kids being chased off the White House lawn.
If only one good thing has come from this election, it's that it is crystal clear who the enemy is. We don't have to compromise any more. We're liberated from having to back mushy moderates just because if the alternative gets power, it would be worse. Well, now the worse alternative is in power, and we have nothing to lose.
Americans have elected bad presidents before. We elected James Buchanan. We elected Woodrow Wilson. We even somehow elected Jimmy Carter. Americans get irrational and make stupid decisions sometimes, but somehow, we pull through. Obama will not be a good president. In the most likely scenarios, Chairman O's tenure is likely to be sub-Carter in its results. The result of his policies will be a recession deeper and more prolonged that Jimmy Carter's. And weakness abroad will lead only to humiliation at home. The Democrats can only avoid this fate by governing moderately and not over-reaching, and it is not in their character to do either.
Plus, there will be corruption. Oh boy, will there ever be corruption. The One rode into office on a wave of voter fraud and illegal campaign contributions, and he's not going to change his stripes once in office. The One has always surrounded himself with the worst sorts of political sewer trout like Tony Rezko, Frank Marshall and Jim Johnson. The greed of his associates will explode exponentially with the power of the presidency, and the stench will be too hard for even the media to hide.
And I'll be here to make fun of The One and his incompetence, his idiocy, his corruption, for as long as is necessary.
Don't despair. This is not a time for despair. The fun is just getting started. One of the wonderful things about being on the right is that our personal happiness is not tied to the success or failure of any political figure. For the next four years, we are still going to be happier, on balance, than our seething counterparts on the left... regardless of how much medication they take.
We will continue to present intelligent arguments against Chairman O's policies, and support our elected representatives in opposing them. No different than we would do under a McCain administration. We have to make the Democrats pay for every dollar they want to take away in taxes, for every freedom they want to take away from us, for every inch, for every yard. But we will fight them gleefully, and rejoice in every battle.
The things that really matter are our faith and our families. And not even Chairman O can take those away from us.
Take hope. Take Christ. Take faith.
Much like Frank Stallone, we are down, but we are far from over!