McCain was too "moderate"
Excerpts from Ann Coulter below:
Last night was truly a historic occasion: For only the second time in her adult life, Michelle Obama was proud of her country! The big loser of this election is Colin Powell, whose last-minute endorsement of Obama put the Illinois senator over the top. Powell was probably at home last night, yelling at his TV, "Are you KIDDING me? That endorsement was sarcastic!"
The winner, of course, is Obama, who must be excited because now he can start hanging out in public with Bill Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright again. John McCain is a winner because he can resume buying more houses. And we're all winners because we will never again have to hear McCain say, "my friends."
After Bill Clinton won the 1992 presidential election, Hillary Clinton immediately announced that, henceforth, she would be known as "Hillary Rodham Clinton." So maybe Obama can now become B. Hussein Obama, his rightful name.
This was such an enormous Democratic year that even John Murtha won his congressional seat in Pennsylvania after calling his constituents racists. It turns out they're not racists - they're retards. Question: What exactly would one have to say to alienate Pennsylvanians? That Joe Paterno should retire? Apparently, Florida voters didn't mind Obama's palling around with Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, either. There must be a whole bunch of retired Pennsylvania Jews down there.
Republicans lost this presidential election, and I don't blame the messenger; I blame the message. How could Republicans go after B. Hussein Obama (as he is now known) on planning to bankrupt the coal companies when McCain supports the exact same cap and trade policies and earnestly believes in global warming?
How could we go after Obama for his illegal alien aunt and for supporting driver's licenses for illegal aliens when McCain fanatically pushed amnesty along with his good friend Teddy Kennedy? How could we go after Obama for Jeremiah Wright when McCain denounced any Republicans who did so? How could we go after Obama for planning to hike taxes on the "rich," when McCain was the only Republican to vote against both of Bush's tax cuts on the grounds that they were tax cuts for the rich?
And why should Republican activists slave away working for McCain when he has personally, viciously attacked: John O'Neill and the Swift Boat Veterans, National Right to Life director Doug Johnson, evangelical pastors Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and John Hagee, various conservative talk radio hosts, the Tennessee Republican Party and on and on and on?....
How many times do we have to run this experiment before Republican primary voters learn that "moderate," "independent," "maverick" Republicans never win, and right-wing Republicans never lose? Indeed, the only good thing about McCain is that he gave us a genuine conservative, Sarah Palin. He's like one of those insects that lives just long enough to reproduce so that the species can survive. That's why a lot of us are referring to Sarah as "The One" these days.
For now, we have a new president-elect. In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, we owe it to the Democrats to show their president the exact same kind of respect and loyalty that they have shown our recent Republican president. Starting tomorrow, if not sooner.
A Mephistophelian look
I am following the Coulter advice above:
The above looks to me like Mephistopheles saying: "Now you've got it coming to you. You just wait and see"
Brookes News update
Monetary policy: Is the fed pushing on a piece of string?: Determined to make sure there will be no repeat of the 1930s depression, the fed cut the funds rate to 1 percent, the lowest level since 2003-04. Moreover, from the 8 October to the 22 October the fed raised the monetary base from $984,375 billion to $114,749 billion, a 16 per cent increase in two weeks. Clearly Mr Bernanke is a man of action. But is it the right action?
Did Bernanke learn the lesson of the Great Depression?: The best policy is for the Fed to do nothing as soon as possible. By doing nothing the Fed will enable wealth generators to accumulate real savings. The policy of doing nothing will force various activities that add nothing to the pool of real savings to disappear. This will make the life of wealth generators much easier
Real factors signalled an impending recession, not the financial crisis: The financial crisis has exposed the economic commentariat's ignorance of the potency of money. They ignore real factors while focusing on financial factors . . What they refuse to consider is the fact that it is the change in real factors that signal recession
Hatred and politics: It is not surprising that hatred of political opponents is so virulent on the left. Hatred has long been a central pillar of leftist ideologies, premised as they are on trampling individual rights for the sake of a collectivist plan. Karl Marx boasted that he was 'the greatest hater of the so-called positive'
Let businesses fail: The U.S. economy during the period 1870 to 1913 grew significantly faster than it did after the Fed was established. Since then we've had the Great Depression, the S&L meltdown and now perhaps the greatest worldwide credit crisis ever
Obama vows blood for the bloodthirsty: Just as Obama lied about public funding for election campaigns, he is lying about reducing the number of abortions. He intends - with one stroke of the pen - remove every commonsense regulation placed on the abortion industry over the past three decades. Moreover, doctors who refuse to perform abortions will be stripped of their license to practice medicine. Welcome to Obama's thugocracy
When political correctness becomes conventional wisdom: Gray, a renowned scientist, has testified on global warming before Congress. He has given speeches, written articles and done all he can think of to get his message out. Yet, he has been ostracized by his colleagues, cut off from government funding and invested more than $100,000 of his own money to keep his research going - all because he contends that global warming is a fraud.
Californians say no to gay marriage again: "A ban on gay marriages in California has been approved in a referendum only months after it was legalised, prompting thousands of same-sex couples to tie the knot. With 95 per cent of the votes in, the proposal to limit marriage to members of the opposite sex has been approved by 52.1 per cent of voters, compared with 47.9 per cent who voted against. The referendum called for the California constitution to be amended by adding the phrase that: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognised in California." Known as "Proposition 8", the proposal was trumpeted by conservative groups as the people's way of overturning the state Supreme Court's ruling in May that legalised gay marriage. The court's ruling had overturned an earlier plebiscite in 2000 when 61 per cent of voters agreed marriage should be defined as only being between a man and a woman".
Stupid and corrupt New Zealand socialists on the way out: "The National Party has been polling 10 to 15 points ahead of Labour. On present indications it looks as though the Clark Labour era will end this Saturday, though it's still possible Labour will be able to scrape together the support of all the minor parties and form an unwieldy coalition government. The Labour Party came into office nine years ago promising to lift NZ back into the top half of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development league tables in terms of per capita gross domestic product. On that criterion it has failed. Instead, NZ has dropped from 20th to 22nd place in the rankings since 1999. Of countries that have belonged to the OECD since before 1994, only Portugal and Turkey rank below NZ. Why has NZ's growth rate been ordinary at best for the past decade? A primary answer is that the policies that have been implemented to appeal to Labour's core supporters have clearly failed to increase comparative wealth. These policies include re-regulating the labour markets, increasing substantially the percentage of those working in the public sector, channelling an enormous 42 per cent of government tertiary education spending to financial aid for students, and increasing taxes"
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