Halfway through the nightmare: Obama will raise his hand in a finger salute today, one final time

“Half-way” isn’t quite accurate, except in terms of days: Obama has vowed to accelerate his program of destruction during the next four years and he probably will, but I regard today as something like the winter equinox: the darkness now starts to recede as sunlight slowly forces it aside.

Bill Whittle says, don’t despair, but Bill is Old Greenwich’s Ernie Whittle’s cousin and Ernie spends his days giggling at patients undergoing root canals while telling them it’s not so bad. If that sort of cheerful optimism is genetic, then perhaps this video isn’t as uplifting  as it seems. But here it is anyway – best commentary I could find on this dreary inauguration day.

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5 responses to “Halfway through the nightmare: Obama will raise his hand in a finger salute today, one final time

  1. Babylon Sister

    Thanks for posting that – I love Bill Whittle :)

    • Inagua

      Sorry, Sister, but Whittle is wrong — we are not halfway through this nightmare; the nightmare has just begun. And it began when George Bush botched the response to 9/11 by invading Iraq and setting up the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA.

      A majority of our voting fellow citizens just endorsed the Obama Stimulus, Dodd-Frank too big to fail, ObamaCare, and the auto bailouts.

      Those of us distressed by these policies are a distinct minority and we are shrinking as a percentage of the electorate. Blacks, Jews, Asians, and the fast growing Hispanic population all vote Democratic by 70+% margins. The Republican Party is finished at the national level for at least a generation.

      • Babylon Sister

        The important point to take from Bill’s message is along the same vein as what Victor Frankl wrote in the conclusion of “Man’s Search for Meaning”-

        “…They [decent people] will always remain a minority. And yet I see therein the very challenge to join the minority. For the world is in a bad state, but everything will become still worse unless each of us does his best.”

        As the medieval Persian Sufi poets would say “this, too, shall pass”. No condition – bad or good – in this world, is ever in a static state for as long as we, in Bill’s words, are still “above the ground”. Don’t give up.

        • Inagua

          I hope you are right, and that the efforts of decent people reverse the current trend. In the last 40 years there have been very few victories for increased freedom in America — the all volunteer Army; transportation and telecommunication deregulation; the reduction of the top marginal income tax rate from 70% to 40%; the victory over communism; GATT; NAFTA; and the end of AFDC. Everything else in American politics for the last 40 years has been all Statist, with federal spending rising from 30% of GDP to 40%. It is going to take some very effective decent people to turn this around.

          PS – Thanks for the Sufi reference. I was unaware of it. Always fun to learn something new.

  2. Al Dente

    I’ll toss in an optimist’s viewpoint: we’re doomed. There is an heir apparent being groomed in some laboratory who will step in and carry the politburo deeper into power.