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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jim Treacher -- "Snap out of it already!"

This is a prescient post from Jim Treacher because if you're paying attention to the news today, or listening to talk radio, the news is doom and gloom. The local host here in Arizona is proclaiming that this is over because John McCain won't come out swinging. This is no good at all, and it proves that the media is doing a good job demoralizing us. So, here's the advice from Jim Treacher:

Note to everybody who can't stop moaning that it's all over and we're going to end up in Room 101 with rat-cages strapped to our faces

What you're feeling right now is not natural. It's the result of prolonged exposure to harmful radiation from a highly toxic, media-infected presidential campaign. Symptoms may include nausea, sweating, constant checking of poll results, dizziness, fever, irritation at glaring double standards, coughing, Googling, loss of appetite, bewilderment at a world seemingly gone mad, vaginal dryness, and Drudge.

Fortunately, this condition, known as
Allahpecia, can be cured quickly and easily:

Dr. Jim prescribes 24 hours of cold turkey.

Read a book. Rake some leaves. Watch that Netflix DVD that's been sitting on top of the TV for a week. Get some actual work done. If you're really jonesing, you can even resort to talking face-to-face with another human being. (If it drifts into politics, though... split!) The important thing is to avoid all of this crap for one whole day. It'll still be here when you get back.

You can do it. You have to do it. Doctor's orders.

But before you go. Really, truly, seriously. If you think that they're right? That this is all over? Listen:

They are trying to psyche you out. Don't be too proud to admit it's not your idea.

There's no shame in falling prey to this vicious, heartless, relentless emotional assault. It's tough to avoid it. Day in and day out, they're trying to wear you down. But they can't make you a victim unless you let them. Are you gonna give them the satisfaction? Are you gonna go out like a Frum? A Brooks? A Buckley? A... for God's sake, a Hitchens???

Not me. No way. It's not over, for one simple reason:

That's what they want.

Now get outta here, you knucklehead. See ya tomorrow.

Now some of you might giggle at this. Some might roll their eyes. But Jim's right. this election ain't over yet, and I'm seeing more and more demoralized Republicans. The media is hammering this point home.

I've got news for you guys: THE MEDIA LIES! They have been for years, and they've been caught at it by the likes of us and other bloggers out there. And yet we see so many people buying into the doom. WHY in God's name is ANYONE buying this line of bull that the media is shoveling?

Yes, there is voter fraud going on in this election. Why? Because Obama knows that unless he and his minions cheat, he doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hell in this election. Look at him and tell me I'm wrong.

-- The man has 143 days in the Senate under his belt, with no serious accomplishment save working with Tom Coburn on a non-transparent ethics reform package for Congress.

-- Aside from his law degree, and the minimal representation he's delved into, his only noteworthy aspect of his record is that of a community organizer; his associates in those endeavors even ADMIT he did little to change things.

-- He has voted with Democrats 97% of the time, including tax hikes and withdrawal of troops from one theater (Iraq) in this war.

-- He has only once worked in a bipartisan fashion with his colleagues. (And yes, I'm a critic of such actions because when we work that way, we do it honestly, and the Democrats demand we give in to them, no matter the issue.)

This is a man who refuses to disclose his ties to ACORN, and has even gone so far as to LIE about his involvement with the group. He refuses to disclose his work on the Annenberg Challenge with Bill Ayers; the same goes for their work with the Woods Foundation. He has refused to disclose his medical records, or his college transcripts.

The man is a mystery to a lot of people, and that should be the biggest reason why he should be paid no mind. He's a blank resume in an empty suit, so why in the Hell are conservatives buying the meme that this election is over. It's not even close to being over. We still have two-and-a-half weeks to go in this election. John McCain has unveiled his economic policy which is anything but the socialistic wealth redistribution plans that Obama has. The news today is that if health care comes up in the debate tonight, McCain is going to crush Obama on that topic.

But if this election right now has you worried or concerned, quit the hand-wringing and take a break. Take Jim's advice above. Watch a movie, have a picnic, play with the kids, have a romantic day with your spouse. Do anything BUT pay attention to this election. We know this election has been long and grueling. We know it's been tough. We know that McCain has irked many on numerous occasions. But we're not going to let the naysayers -- like Michelle Malkin and Rush Limbaugh -- bring us down.

We have a simple choice on 4 November. Will we vote for a man with the experience and ideas to, hopefully, reform more of Washington, DC? A man with a record of reform, and the tenacity to handle the tough decisions in the Oval Office?

Or, are we going to choose a rookie; a thin resume in an empty suit? A man who claims he's worked for change, and has nothing to show for that change?

That's what this comes down to, and listening to the media is a fool's errand. They're in the tank for the rookie. If you take the word of Chris Buckley, David Frum, David Brooks, Kathleen Parker, or Chris Hitchens, you will be giving into those that lack a clue about McCain and Palin. (While I do like Chris Buckley's satire, holding his support for Obama up, and claiming it's gospel truth because of who his father was is a lot like holding up Ron Reagan, Jr.'s opinion because of who his father was. It's meaningless.)

Snap out of the funk already. John McCain will win, but he can't do it on his own. He needs our help and that help will come on election day. Stay true, hold the line, and we will succeed. We're not about to let these bastards bring us down. I have watched national elections since 1984, and usually I'm pretty pessimistic -- far more pessimistic than the "Eeyore of the blogosphere" to borrow the phrase coined by Ace. But I have no time for pessimism this year. Too much is at stake.

Is John McCain 100% conservative? No, he's not. Has he pi$$ed off his base more times than we can count? Yes, and we're using an abacus. Was he the best guy in the race? That is dependent on your opinion. But he is our candidate. Turning our back on him now because a bunch of know-nothings say so is simply idiotic. Is John McCain better than Barack Obama? Yes he is, in spades.

So, follow Dr. Treacher's advice, and take a break if you need to. But don't buy the BS being fed to you by people who claim they know more, and in fact couldn't handle a shred of dissent from the people. They think they know better. It's not that they know better. It's that they've lied to themselves for so long that their believing the lies, and they're hoping we do, too.

Sorry. Not gonna happen. Not on our watch. This is the most important election of our time because this election will determine the immediate future for this nation, and the distant future. We will either stick to what is good for this nation, or we will choose a man that do whatever he can to destroy this nation's economy, disarm this nation as her enemies try to rearm, and ensure that judges will continue to strip our rights away.

Don't give up hope. Don't give up on McCain. No matter what happens in this debate tonight, we must hold the line, and do our best to make sure John McCain is elected. Hold your nose if you have to, but for God's sake make sure you vote for the right guy. That guy isn't Nader, Barr, or Obama. It's John McCain, and he will put this nation before anything else. That's what makes him the right choice.

Publius II


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