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Over the last several days, I've been hearing over and over again that 80% of the country has been giving President Obama favorable ratings. While I have no clue what questions were asked, what sample size was used and what demographics the respondents represented, there is one thing I know for sure. I am not in or anywhere near that eighty percentile. As a matter of fact, it took all the restraint I could muster at work today to keep from making a sharp retort when the person I am suppose to be mentoring asked me if we could get together later in the day so she could listen to the inauguration.

As for wanting Obama to succeed, fuhgetaboutit. Why in the world would I want a Socialist, wealth-spreader, unconditional Terrorist meeter, who believes babies are punishment to succeed? If anything, I'm hoping just the opposite. I'm hoping that some of our wonderful elected weasels in WA will finally grow a pair and start pointing out how un-American Obama's views are.

And don't even get me started on his supposed willingness to reach across the aisle. Jonah Goldberg addressed that issue best today on Glenn Beck when he started talking about folks who like to espouse how wrong it is to use labels. He mentioned that you notice it is never Conservatives who complain about labels but always leftists. He also mentioned how Obama is doing his best to be known as a pragmatist. Yet, anyone who calls themself that never offers to give up on their principals but instead wants the right to give up on theirs and agree with them.

Did you happen to catch Obama's speech this past weekend when he said "What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives — from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry — " AP link

Notice how he is equating ideology with small thinking, prejudice and bigotry? I don't believe for a minute that's a mistake.

Jonah pointed out that Obama and the left are doing their best to to make it appear as if anyone who dares to disagree with them and their plans is certainly not worth listening to.

But enough about Obama.

I keep thinking of the song "You're gonna miss me when I'm gone". There was a moment today when I realized that President Bush was no longer our President. While I still believe God is in control, there is this part of me that feels dead inside just thinking about how we no longer have a President that will do anything to protect us. We no longer have a President that knows evil when he sees it and is not afraid to call it what it is.

Of course, I don't think one man is responsible for us not having another Terrorist attack since September 11th. However, I do believe that the Terrorists knew without a doubt that they could not mess with President Bush and get away with it.

Now all they have to do is speak some lofty rhetoric and there is no telling what our new leader will or will not do.

I don't know about the rest of you but I am bummed. I feel kind of lost as if the world has gone crazy and I'm on the outside looking in. Oh how I miss that man who looked so hot in his flight suit that day.

Elusively yours,
ilja
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I feel the same way. But look at it this way. If Obama fails to achieve what he has promised, then we'll have another Bill Clinton presidency, probably for 8 years. Distasteful, but we survived. If he succeeds, however, in delivering on his campaign promises, then we'll have another Carter presidency. More distasteful by half, but it's over in four years. And remember what came after Carter.
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We survived Jimmy Carter, we will survive this one too. I personally look forward to the truth coming home to the fools that voted for this man. Some people need to have a rock hit them in the head before they catch on.

There are 55 million other people who feel as we do. As for me, I am going to rely on my own personal responsibility. I still live in the greatest nation on earth, even if the people in it decided to make the same mistakes that were made in the 70's.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I believe we on RN are strong folk able to weather a storm, and I refuse to let the government determine if I am happy or not. My happiness is in my own hands and no one else's.
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First off, I really don't trust poll results anymore. Everyone knows how they can, and often are, manipulated to say whatever the someone paying for them want them to say.
Further, it is pretty difficult for me to believe that the 48% of voters who did not vote for Mr Obama, have completely lost their trepidation and distrust, to become part of the claimed 80%.
Like you ilja, I believe that without the specifics of the poll, the results are iffy, to say the least.
But the MSM is far to heavily invested in The One being a success to allow his "popularity" to slip.
Problem is that Mr Obama and the liberals cannot possibly do anywhere near even a marginally acceptable portion of their announced agendas.
And when their 'base' figures out that it is simply impossible for every, or even most, of their competing desires to be fulfilled, the opinion polls are going to look like the stock market, dropping like a rock.
The only positive I can think of would be for Republicans in Congress to absolutely refuse to sign on to the coming insanity, let the Democrats have their way completely, and let Democrats be completely responsible for it.
Then we'll see what the 80/20 split looks like.
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Great blog, Ilja! I'm feeling pretty nervous myself. Unlike bigpapa, I can't take the long view. Never mind Carteresque incompetence; with the economy in such a miserable state, the country won't even be able to stand four years of Clintonesque mediocrity. We can't tolerate anything short of genius, and I can't believe we have it.
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I agree with you completely. I could not watch any of the ceremonies. I heard about the disrespect and found it on Youtube. I am so sad to see President Bush gone but I posted an article today that made me feel better. He actually looks happy to be out of office. I wish him luck. Obama, I could care less. This country will have to suffer the consequences of their bad choices.
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psst. I think you meant elected officials in Washington,DC not WA, the state dear. :lol:
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Good post, sister. I am trying to be optimistic, but I'm struggling a bit.
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Jimmy Carter came into Office with a 75% approval rating.
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bigpapa, on Jan 21 2009, 12:17 AM, said:

I feel the same way. But look at it this way. If Obama fails to achieve what he has promised, then we'll have another Bill Clinton presidency, probably for 8 years. Distasteful, but we survived. If he succeeds, however, in delivering on his campaign promises, then we'll have another Carter presidency. More distasteful by half, but it's over in four years. And remember what came after Carter.

Hmmmmm, that's an interesting way to look at it. Unfortunately, I get the feeling that it doesn't matter what he does, that he is going to be re-elected regardless. Then again, I never thought it was possible for Hillary Clinton to lose the primary, so what do I know? :lol:
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Whitey, on Jan 21 2009, 12:52 AM, said:

We survived Jimmy Carter, we will survive this one too. I personally look forward to the truth coming home to the fools that voted for this man. Some people need to have a rock hit them in the head before they catch on.

There are 55 million other people who feel as we do. As for me, I am going to rely on my own personal responsibility. I still live in the greatest nation on earth, even if the people in it decided to make the same mistakes that were made in the 70's.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I believe we on RN are strong folk able to weather a storm, and I refuse to let the government determine if I am happy or not. My happiness is in my own hands and no one else's.

Very good points, Whitey. I'll get back to being okay. I guess yesterday just hit me harder than I expected. I did not realize how much comfort I took from having President Bush as our President.
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WA is the abbreviation for the state of Washington! :lol:
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leftcoast, right winger, on Jan 21 2009, 08:23 PM, said:

WA is the abbreviation for the state of Washington! :tantrum:

Unfortunately, I write like I talk and when I talk, I refer to Washington, DC as Washington. http://i33.photobuck...cons/pardon.gif
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USNJIMRET, on Jan 21 2009, 01:21 AM, said:

First off, I really don't trust poll results anymore. Everyone knows how they can, and often are, manipulated to say whatever the someone paying for them want them to say.
Further, it is pretty difficult for me to believe that the 48% of voters who did not vote for Mr Obama, have completely lost their trepidation and distrust, to become part of the claimed 80%.
Like you ilja, I believe that without the specifics of the poll, the results are iffy, to say the least.
But the MSM is far to heavily invested in The One being a success to allow his "popularity" to slip.
Problem is that Mr Obama and the liberals cannot possibly do anywhere near even a marginally acceptable portion of their announced agendas.
And when their 'base' figures out that it is simply impossible for every, or even most, of their competing desires to be fulfilled, the opinion polls are going to look like the stock market, dropping like a rock.
The only positive I can think of would be for Republicans in Congress to absolutely refuse to sign on to the coming insanity, let the Democrats have their way completely, and let Democrats be completely responsible for it.
Then we'll see what the 80/20 split looks like.

My problem is that I don't have any faith in the Republicans at the moment. There only seems to be 2 or 3 that even dare to disagree with the Obama onslaught and as we saw yesterday, McCain is not one of them so of course, he will be the main one that the media highlights.

Perhaps, it will become so obvious after awhile that more Republicans will start to come around. I noticed even Newt actually came out in opposition to one of Obama's cabinet picks yesterday. Since he has recently been on the wishy-washy train, perhaps that's a sign of things to come. I may just be reaching for straws here. :tantrum:
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A Doctor, A Lawyer, A Little Boy And A Priest
A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and then he bailed out.

Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said "I'm a doctor, I save lives, so I must live," and jumped out.

The lawyer then said, "I'm a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live." He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.

The priest looked at the little boy and said, "My son, I've lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace."

The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, "Not to worry, Father. The 'smartest man in the world' just took off with my back pack."

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View Postspt, on 03 May 2011 - 05:32 PM, said:

I think maybe we should all go for a drink and ask for the new drink....it is called the Bin Laden...2 shots and a splash of water :drinkers: :drinkers:
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View PostBrian Fellow, on 15 December 2012 - 02:45 PM, said:

Sorry was busy reading a tweet from an adamant 'pro-choice' person about gun control and 'how many children have to die before we do something'?

http://i147.photobuc...%202/anj_up.gif A perfect example of both irony and hypocrisy.

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John Mauldin relates the details of a conversation he had with John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

At the :50 Maudlin describes Boehner telling him that Obama has,
“…balls made out of marshmallows…”

View PostSonofThunder, on 26 February 2013 - 05:47 AM, said:

If that is true, why do we see Boehner continually backing down and rolling over while Obama stands firm and never compromises?

View PostGertie Keddle, on 26 February 2013 - 06:34 AM, said:

'Cause he's a Campfire Girl?
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I got this in an email today and though it doesn't say who wrote it, I don't doubt these things could have happened.'MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL' You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001. Neither will I. I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK..I am ready to go.' I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night. I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said. 'Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.' I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered. I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them. I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan ... I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me? I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor. Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take my hand.' Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was there. I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me? Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you. But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are 'ready to go.' I will be in the stairwell of your final moments. God http://i147.photobuc...3/knowjesus.gif