My friend Zak has a recent entry about how dangerous an Obama Presidency would be, and if anything, I think he understates the threat. Obama is so dangerous it's almost surreal, and I say that for one simple reason: no one before Obama could know so little, make so many mistakes, demonstrate serious/fatal flaws of character and judgment, be linked to racists and terrorists, backtrack repeatedly, commit shocking verbal miscues, propose ruinous programs and taxes, desire to negotiate with maniacs, and have all of it, every last and future shocking blunder not merely overlooked by the media, but actively buried as needed.
It's also shocking how weak and silent conservatives appear to be with respect to Obama's nonsensical candidacy, and yet I can understand why - conservatives have been betrayed by Republicans and there seem to be no good options at this point – save one…
Conservatives know that virtually everything liberals propose and enact is doomed to failure. I can't think of a single liberal program that works, and eventually everything they implement has to be changed, scaled back or eliminated and only their own corruption keeps this process from happening as quickly as it should, but every country that has gone the liberal-socialist-communist route has had to scrap their failed policies and return to a market-based economy. The free market is not just a better way, it's the only way..
So no matter how bleak things look for conservatives, all they have to do is wait. Unfortunately, as we know, the waiting is the hardest part, so what's a conservative to do in the meantime? It's actually quite simple really, he does his best to avoid leaving himself at the mercy of liberal idiots – he saves, he spends his money on things that make money, he builds wealth, he conserves, he makes himself as self-sufficient as he can. And where possible, he puts himself in a position to benefit from liberal folly.
On a broader scale, conservatives only need wait for each inevitable crisis. We knew that our energy situation was headed for disaster. Absolutely nothing was being done to sustain growth much less make us self-sufficient. Sooner or later there had to be huge price increases and/or disruptions in our fuel supplies. The same thing will happen as warmalarmists manipulate the market, and that will be far worse. Believe me, you don't have to be a genius to see that – you have to be a complete moron not to. Of course, America has no shortage of morons, and the scientific community seems to have a highly disproportionate share of them.
Writing on the American Thinker yesterday, Christopher Chantrill said this:
If you look back over the last 30 years, back over the record of conservative reform, there is one thing that stands out. Conservative reform never had a chance unless there was a crisis. The Reaganomics of hard money and low tax rates only got done in the crisis of Carter inflation/recession. The Bush tax cuts only got passed in the tech meltdown. Welfare reform only got passed when Newt Gingrich put a gun to President Clinton's reelection prospects in 1996.
It's indisputable, conservatives eventually are left to clean up the messes liberals create. The fear, of course, is that someday, liberals will create the ultimate mess that leaves us forever worse off, and Americans never seem to learn from history and their own mistakes. And since half the country is liberal, that means half of all Americans simply can't learn. As evidence, look what's happening in the midst of enormous energy turmoil they themselves are responsible for. Liberals still somehow think conservatives are to blame, and when asked how that makes logical sense, they argue that the oil companies have conspired with Republicans and conservatives to restrict flow and gouge consumers. Even if that were true, exactly how would taxing "excess profits" rectify anything?
So let the waiting game continue. The public will eventually, as always, have to turn to conservative ideas because no liberal idea can work The sad part is that if Republicans had stayed true to conservative ideals in the first place, many of the current problems might have been avoided. But since liberals have gained control of the Congress, as you knew they would, things have only gotten worse. They try to blame Bush, and I'd be the first to join them if Bush were culpable, but the fact is, not only does the President not have control of anything at this point, he's the one who ran in 2000 on the proposition for drilling in Alaska, and Clinton is the one who had vetoed the idea previously.
And it doesn't even matter whether anyone recognizes that because no matter what happened in the past, only conservative policy.has a chance of stemming the crisis.
So you can imagine the damage a Democrat Congress and an incompetent Obama can do. And will do. Right now, at this very moment, Obama has not a single answer for anything, yet people squeal and swoon and the media delights, as he calls for change. Well believe me, if he's elected, they're going to get change all right. McCain's only half as bad!
But half of "enormously bad" could be immensely better. Nothing good can come of an Obama Presidency because there's nothing good going into it. His own campaign slogan attests to it –
Obama – the rottenest man who ever ran.