On one hand I’m so glad that this election is almost over, but on another hand I fear what is to come after it’s all over. Change is certain, but how drastic, and how fundamental? Will those changes be simple and for the common good, or radical and divisive? It’s all up in the air.
One thing I’ll certainly be glad of is that the “grand excuse” will soon cease to be. Bush won’t be around for everybody to blame everything on. Not for long anyway. Some of it has been valid, for nobody is perfect, but some has been absurd.
The press, by the way, knows better, but they let much of it go without question. I’m sick to death of hearing about “the last eight years of Bush’s failed economic policies…”, when at least six of those years were extraordinarily successful. The democrats have had control of the legislature for the last two years, and its been the last two years that things have gotten bad.
One thing that has perhaps struck me in this election, especially when you think back to the Bush administration, is how much heat Bush took from the liberals over the so called affronts made against our constitutional “protections” from such thing as the Patriot Act and the need for rooting out terrorist and the possibility of terrorist acts right here at home, when Barack Obama has run an almost stealth campaign, covering up and hiding his past, scrubbing clean websites and having videos pulled from different places. Using intimidation and threats of legal action in order to hush his detractors, which from a civil rights “constitutional” standpoint is far scarier than anything Bush ever did. But that gets a pass, from both the liberals and the press.
We know the intimate everyday details of George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard, but aren’t allowed a clue as to Obama’s college years… I find that strange. That too, gets a pass.
But one for the funniest ‘accusations’ I’ve heard a candidate say in this election is the pointed attack that their opponent voted “95% of the time with George Bush!” Well, first of all George Bush doesn’t have a vote. But putting that aside and assuming what they are talking about is voting on things that Bush supports about 95% of the time those are things that they all support. They all vote about 95% of the time together. There are just a very few things that there is any kind of partisan issue about. Any candidate running could accuse the other of voting 95% of the time with Bush, no matter which side they are on! That’s something that the press knows also. And come to think of it, it’s not all that funny either.
What we don’t know about Barack Obama going into tomorrows election:
1. Occidental College records — Not released
2. Columbia College records — Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper — not available, locked down by faculty
4. Harvard College records — Not released, locked down by faculty
5. Selective Service Registration — Not released
6. Medical records — Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule — “not available”
8. Law practice client list — Not released
9. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate – – Not released
10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not
11. Harvard Law Review articles published — None
12. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None
13. Record of baptism– Not released or “not available”
14. Illinois State Senate records–“not available”.
15. US Senate record — mediocre, yet the most liberal.
Thanks to Dan Friedman and gateway Pundit
I wonder what the press will be telling us in a few months? And should they get a pass on it? If Obama wins will all these things we don’t know about him come back to haunt us? Will they be questioned then? One thing is for sure, there won’t be a Bush to put the blame on… well, then again, they’ll probably find a way.