My self-imposed exile from Twitter is essentially over. And I’m ready to kick the dust from this blog as well. I won’t be quite as prolific on either at least until mid-summer, as I’ve got a lot on my plate still.
And yes, there will be a blog post in the next few days about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. That’s not important for right now. What is important is that I’m recharged and ready to blog in a manner that would make Andrew Breitbart proud. This means that for the next several months, this blog is likely to be a bit edgier than it has usually been. I’ve had enough and I’m not going to take it any more. The focus of this blog over the next several months will be the election in November, and I don’t plan on pulling any punches.
Before I start, though, a retrospective.
Me, from January 20, 2009:
I am thrilled that my daughters (now 2 and 5) will grow up in a world where a black man has been elected President. While that is a reason for celebration, a better reason for celebration would be that it’s non-news, and that no one cares whether the President is black or white or green with purple polka-dots. I don’t see that event coming anytime soon, much to my dismay.
Hopefully this does represent a milestone in race relations and a sign that one’s race is unimportant in America. I have my doubts, but will continue to have cautious optimism on that front.
I still agree with everything I said in the first paragraph. Sadly, the events of the last three years have exceeded even my doubts. My cautious optimism has been replaced with disgust and distrust. It’s clear that the current White House occupant has no interest in improving race relations and never has. In fact, it is quite evident that his goals are clearly the opposite. He wants to destroy the American melting pot.
And me again, from January 5, 2009:
While I think that 2010 has potential to be a very good year for Republicans, at least in the House, the White House seems likely to be out of reach until 2016. At this point, a 2-term Presidency for Mr. Barack Obama (D-USA) seems a near certainty.
What’s the #1 question in voter’s minds when they go to the polls to re-elect an incumbent or vote in a new President?
“Am I better or worse off now than I was 4 years ago?”
It’s hard to see how most people will answer that as “worse”. I certainly hope that most people won’t. That would mean that we really are in a “depression” and not a “recession”. Because otherwise, because of or in spite of Mr. Obama, the economy should have recovered to some degree by then.
I already said that this blog is not going to be a cheerleader for every little negative thing that will hit the Obama administration. I’m certainly not going to root for the kind of economic downturn that would benefit a Republican Presidential candidate in 2012.
I think most people are not better off than they were four years ago. I’m not sure how many people would actually say “worse”, though, as the mood at that time regarding even the short term future of the U.S. was quite bleak. Right now, the short term definitely looks better than it did in November, 2008, while the long term looks even worse. People don’t vote on the long term, though, even if by “long term” we mean “2-4 years”. They vote on what they’re worried about right now, or the next 3-6 months. Still, the economy has not recovered to the degree anyone would have hoped, and is still only just a bit above stall speed. The economy will be one of the biggest issues of this election. I’m just not quite sure it will be the #1 issue. If it is, that makes things very hard for President Barack Obama (D-USA). If it isn’t, things get quite a bit easier for him.
We’ll see, as things progress through the summer.
And finally, me, from December 23, 2008:
However, I'm ready to get started on 2009, and I'll make a few statements on how this blog is going to function over the next few years.
First, I hope that President Barack Obama (D-USA) is an incredibly successful President. In fact, I hope he’s the most successful President ever. Unlike some of my more liberal counterparts over the last 8 years, I’m not going to wish him or the country ill just to satisfy my own desires for vengeance or conservative revivals.
Second, I’m not going to resort to ridiculous name-calling as we’ve seen elsewhere “Smirking Chimp”, “Bushitler”, etc. (Although I may occasionally call our VP “Clueless Joe”, just because that one is too easy and too good to resist—and I’m a “Shoeless Joe Jackson” fan.)
Third, I will point out when the new administration does things I agree with and when I disagree. I expect there to be far more of the latter than the former, but perhaps I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Fourth, I will continue to push for GOP 2.0, and a new Republican Revolution (with Republicans who remember what it means to be conservative).
I’ve done a good job on these four points. However, I’m probably going to put aside #2 for the next several months, at least to some degree. I’m not going to resort to ugliness, but the simple matter of fact is that for our country to survive, we have to get that America Hating Communist out of the White House. There is no plan B. There is no “or”. We win in November, or we lose, forever.
And, never fear, when I do call him a name, I plan on backing it up. This blog has always been high on details and facts, with my interpretation of what those facts mean. That’s not going to change.
So, feel free to read this blog and share it. Comment, tweet, pass it on to #p2 and your liberal friends. Give them my twitter address, @ChrisOfRights. I’ll take the heat. I don’t care. This election will be about making people understand the truth and exposing the lies of the left, more than anything else. We can’t just write our little diatribes and pass them around our echo chamber. The information about what this man has done to our country and what he intends to do must be made public. I’ll do my part. If we all do our part, come November, we can breathe a sigh of relief, and relax for a day or two.
I needed this time off to prepare for this battle. Make no mistake about the following. The forces trying to destroy this country currently have the upper hand, and they have their man in power. And they will never stop trying until we expose them for what they are and destroy them. For us to win, this campaign season will be the ugliest and meanest ever. Obama knows the Chicago way. He won’t bring a knife to a gunfight. And neither should we.
Bring it on, Mr. President. We know your tricks now, and we’re going to use them against you. We’re ready.