Do not have any other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them.

Yes we have….
Our future President is just a man. I hope that the people come to realize this. He will be our President, not our god. He needs to be treated as the former and not the latter. When are leaders are treated as gods, you end up with despots.
The above having been said, Mr. Obama has been entrusted with the most powerful position in the world. He ran a brilliant campaign and lucked out with the economy. Someone told me today, “in retrospect, I wish Kerry would have won 4 years ago, then a Republican would have been elected today.” He was partially right.
I hope things will be better in 4 years for the country’s sake. If they are, I’ll give him credit. If they are not, he needs to be a man and accept the blame. Cause at the end of the day, that’s all he is, a man.
As the Wall Street Journal noted today ….

Republicans can console themselves that soon Democrats won’t have George W. Bush to kick around anymore. They’ll now have to take responsibility if the economy stays in recession, or if Iraq turns chaotic again after an abrupt U.S. withdrawal. Americans have entrusted Democrats with what will essentially be unrestrained power, and we’ll soon see if liberals have learned to govern.

16 thoughts on “History”

  1. No, we won’t! I’m not a Bible beater by any means, but I am a Christian. I urge you to remember the following:
    Daniel 2:20-22 (New American Standard Bible)
    Daniel said,
    Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever,
    For wisdom and power belong to Him.
    It is He who changes the times and the epochs;
    He removes kings and establishes kings;
    He gives wisdom to wise men
    And knowledge to men of understanding.
    It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things;
    He knows what is in the darkness,
    And the light dwells with Him.
    Proverbs 12:19
    Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

  2. Pixel — so interesting, I too was thinking of Daniel the prophet precisely this morning, contemplating the same scenario he faced, as he served under one of the most ruthless empires ever.
    Conservative leaders (??) have failed miserably to articulate their agenda or or live up to convictions, so the political and general culture have been on a downward slope for many years and these are the results. “Don’t be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” (Gal. 6:7)
    But there’s good news in all this, guys — dark times have a way of sifting the chaff from the wheat: this wake-up call election is motivating me to double up the efforts to stay involved in my community + keep good traditions in place. I’m not rolling over; we Cuban-Americans who’ve lived under totalitarian rule should not be fazed by what’s happening, we’ve seen it before. We should get it ON — learn from the mess, but MOVE on; thankfully it’s only a 4-year term and lots can happen.
    Como dice Chirino, Pa’ante, pa’lante camina.
    Keeping TX red.

  3. The MSM will be blame Republicans, in or out of power, for whatever bad happens. It just got hired the people responsible for the current financial crisis. Why expect any different?

  4. jluix I give the American people more credit than the MSM does. If things are lousy, they will blame whoever is in the white house whether it’s their fault or not. That’s the way it is.

  5. On the other hand, if Kerry had been elected, he is the one who would have had to deal with 9/11 and all the rest. Ugh.

  6. There will be a relentless propaganda war to blame “obstructionist” Republicans for any problems Obama has. The lapdog media have invested much in this man and they cannot let him fail. Obama has shown that he is willing to repay them by any means possible and in January the means will be gigantic. Let us be honest here. Fox, talk radio and other non Obama worshipping sources still do not reach nearly as many Americans as do the major newspapers and the networks. This is changing, but slowly. Obama will use every resource he has to cripple his critics and help his friends.
    The Wall Street Journal may believe that Democrats won’t have Bush to kick around anymore but the Democrats are still kicking Herbert Hoover 75 years after he left office and 44 years after his death. They hate Bush. They will be blaming him for their failures long after all of us are dead or until they can find another Republican to vent their spleen on.
    Obama will fail and fail again and the excuses will be piled from here to the top of Everest. If it is not the problems he inherited from Bush it will be the evil genius of ( fill in the blank, McConnell, Rove, or whomever ).
    The media will be no less enthusiastic about finding Republicans to blame over the next 4 years than they were about finding dirt on Palin’s family. And they will hold Obama to account about as well as they vetted him this year.

  7. Clinton blamed the GOP in 1994 and look what happened.
    All the GOP has now is the power to filibuster which they will hopefully use on the Card Check bill and the Freedom of Choice Act and on any radical judicial appointments.
    But they will have full power to pass any legislation and if they pass their moronic tax plan and other plans that deepen the recession, heads will roll. Bush will be long gone.
    The buck will stop with them.

  8. Oops. Gore, Kerry, I get them mixed up. Sorry.
    Okay, so if Kerry got elected in 2004, there would have been no surge, we’d either be out of Iraq or in worst shape, terrorists would be less interfered with, taxes would have gone up and the new recession resulting from that would be blamed on Bush.
    And, even more important, who would the liberals have to hate? In our effort to reach across the aisles and show how nice we are all the time, we would have to show compassion for their inability to rage against someone.
    So, on that score at least, it’s good for the left that Bush won in 2004.

  9. honey, you’re right, but my point is that whomever would have been in the WH at this point in time, his party would have lost.

  10. “whomever would have been in the WH at this point in time, his party would have lost.”
    I doubt it. Take the financial crisis. The MSM covered for the Democrats in Congress. Why wouldn’t they do the same for a Democrat in the WH? They would have. They will, when things get even worse.

  11. I agree with this last post about the msm. And I’m not sure McCain would have lost had the financial crisis not happened in the nick of time for Obama.
    In one way I’m starting to be glad Obama won. Now I can watch my friends start to get nervous as things don’t go as they foresaw them. In the meantime I am staying calm and cheerful and unconfrontational and watching no tv news and reading no newspapers. I’ll only keep up with my blogs and my NR and Rush.

  12. the buck stops with the Prez; even if the financial crises were the fault of Santa Claus, the person in the white house will get blamed. It’s human nature and has happened this way in every presidential election.
    the people vote with the wallets in tough economic times and vice versa. Why do you think Clinton won in 1996? the economy was good and people didn’t want to rock the boat (didn’t help that Dole was inept as a candidate), but that’s reality in American politics. the financial meltdown killed any chance mccain had.

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