The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth

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    Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernise Heaven and Hell – or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.

    The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. At least Mandela-worship – its nearest equivalent – is focused on a man who actually did something.

    I really don’t see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts.

    It already has all the signs of such a thing. The newspapers which recorded Obama’s victory have become valuable relics. You may buy Obama picture books and Obama calendars and if there isn’t yet a children’s picture version of his story, there soon will be.

    Proper books, recording his sordid associates, his cowardly voting record, his astonishingly militant commitment to unrestricted abortion and his blundering trip to Africa, are little-read and hard to find.

    If you can believe that this undistinguished and conventionally Left-wing machine politician is a sort of secular saviour, then you can believe anything. He plainly doesn’t believe it himself. His cliche-stuffed, PC clunker of an acceptance speech suffered badly from nerves. It was what you would expect from someone who knew he’d promised too much and that from now on the easy bit was over.

    He needn’t worry too much. From now on, the rough boys and girls of America’s Democratic Party apparatus, many recycled from Bill Clinton’s stained and crumpled entourage, will crowd round him, to collect the rich spoils of his victory and also tell him what to do, which is what he is used to.

    Just look at his sermon by the shores of Lake Michigan. He really did talk about a ‘new dawn’, and a ‘timeless creed’ (which was ‘yes, we can’). He proclaimed that ‘change has come’. He revealed that, despite having edited the Harvard Law Review, he doesn’t know what ‘enormity’ means. He reached depths of oratorical drivel never even plumbed by our own Mr Blair, burbling about putting our hands on the arc of history (or was it the ark of history?) and bending it once more toward the hope of a better day (Don’t try this at home).


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    PETER HITCHENS: The night we waved goodbye to America...our last best hope on Earth | Mail Online
     
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    I think he needs to be a little more dramatic.
     
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    watch the new-speak start like 911...it will be the pre-Obama world and the post Obama world..oh that's pre -Obama thinking in a post -Obama world...and other such rot
     
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    -Cp wrote:
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    He needn’t worry too much. From now on, the rough boys and girls of America’s Democratic Party apparatus, many recycled from Bill Clinton’s stained and crumpled entourage, will crowd round him, to collect the rich spoils of his victory and also tell him what to do, which is what he is used to.
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    Yes, I believe he's going to find out where the bear shit...
     
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    Oh absolutely!

    I think people who realize what a terrible threat to American Obama is, ought to gather up their guns and move to Somalia where a man can be free from socialistic government interference.

    Do it quickly, before Obama stops all you Atlases from shrugging, okay?
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Obama or -Cp?
     
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    Man, if THAT doesn't just say it all.:clap2:
     
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    It's funny that someone who is so hard on establishment politicians such as yourself, would all the sudden be so trusting in Obama. What is different about him? He's a politician who made vast promises. I believe we've seen that before in this country, no? He's surrounding himself with all the usual suspects in the establishment. Nothing is different about this guy. He's certainly surrounding himself with all the typical Keynesians, who you have lambasted in other threads.

    What's the fascination?
     
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    it does, but i dont agree with the rest of it, America will survive even this
    if he messes things up worse than they are now, we have another chance for better checks and balances in 2 years
    thats the beauty of this system
    if he actually makes things better, great
    but i doubt it will be much different than it has been
     
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    CHANGE!!!

    HOPE!!!

    the HOPE for CHANGE!!!

    but they got MORE of the SAME


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