Wednesday, November 5, 2008

President O: the Fall Out Begins

The reactions are coming in, fast and furious ...

A Republic, if you can keep it. Looks to me like we can’t.

RedState: Obama Administration Survival Guide - Welcome To The Loyal Opposition"

The nation awakens today to a grim day (although less grim than it might have been, as the late Senate races come in and the prognosis for a decent-sized GOP resistance looks much better). But America has endured worse. Here's 12 ways I recommend that conservatives and Republicans prepare to face the next four years under President Obama (yeah, get used to that one) (...)

... RedState notices something else as well, which can also be witnessed all over the Dutch media (sometimes interpreting subjectivist PC lingo can be really, really hard: they've got me on this one - anyone?) ...

"Oh, so now it's OK to call him Barack Hussein Obama?"

Brace yourselves for what is coming. One CNN contributor just said (paraphrase): "I can now say what I couldn’t say before. We haven’t just elected a black president. We have elected a black president whose middle name is HUSSEIN."

... hmm, and it looks like Morning Bell has a few bats loose in the belfry ...

Morning Bell: "Congratulations, President-Elect Obama"

After a hard-fought campaign nearly two years in the making, last night a candidate was elected president of the United States. That candidate promised to “cut taxes for 95% of workers and their families,” expand the Army by 65,000 and the Marines by 27,000, and enact “a net spending cut” for the federal government. Lower taxes, a strong defense and shrinking the size of government. These are core conservative beliefs. Anyone who claims yesterday’s election was the end of conservatism simply was not paying attention to the campaign (...) >>>

... well, looks like the usual suspects didn't lose much time either ...

The Age: "Russia's Medvedev hits out at US"

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has blamed the United States for the world's problems and announced new missile deployments in Europe, calling on incoming US counterpart Barack Obama to mend Washington's ways.

Medvedev rounded on the United States for ills ranging from the global financial crisis to the recent war in Georgia, in a state-of-the-nation speech that was watched intently by his mentor Vladimir Putin, and omitted mentioning Obama by name. (...) >>>

The Right Perspective: "Taliban Calls On US Troop Withdrawal"

The Afghan Taliban has called on US-president elect Barack Obama only hours after his election victory,to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and usher in an “era of peace” in the world. “We want him (Obama) to change the policies of President (George W.) Bush. He could end the years-long war by withdrawing U.S. and allied troops from Afghanistan, ” Qari Mohammad Yusuf Ahmadi, spokesman for the Taliban, told the Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic press. “To those who tear the world down, we will defeat you,” Obama said in his victory speech in Chicago. >>>

... in the meantime the state coup against the private sector continues unabated ...

CNBC: "Pros Say: Obama Win = Oil Up, Dollar Down"

(...) Rules Will Be Rewritten - "Going forward, what the markets have to anticipate is going to be a substantial rewriting of the rules of the game. A real philosophical discussion about should the banking system be like a utility, paid like a utility, regulated like a utility, or should it have the entrepreneurial innovative drive that it has in the rest of the economy? And the way you set those rules up will define which of your views will make and will lose money going forward," Dr. Philippa Malmgren, president of Canonbury Group & former economic adviser to President George W. Bush, said. >>> also see video ...

CNBC: "Obama Has to Step Up to the Plate"

... oh, great - and the brothers of peace are weighing in as well with invective, racism and irresponsible journalism (that last one: welcome to the club) ...

Memri: "Initial Arab Media Reactions to Obama's Election"

"The Democrats Are Like a Snake That "Kill[s] You Slowly Without You Noticing" - "That Black Man" Will Never Change U.S. Policy" - "We Hereby Declare Obama the 44th President [Before It's Official]... Even If It Might Be Considered Irresponsible Journalism"

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