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November 11, 2008

On the Right Side: 'Depressing' four years are ahead

It has sure been a depressing seven days for me and my fellow conservatives, and I fear it will be the beginning of a depressing four years for our country.

Isn't it amazing what $650 million can buy? It can buy you the presidency of the United States. It can take a man with no executive experience, questionable associations (Ayers, Wright, Rezco, et al.) and no accomplishments of any significance and make him the most powerful man in the free world.

The money can trick people into voting for a person with the most liberal voting record in the Senate, a man who chooses the third-most liberal for a vice president. A person who promises bipartisanship but has reached across the aisle only once, when he co-sponsored a bill with Republican Sen. Richard Lugar that eventually failed.

In contrast, John McCain pledged to accept public financing and had "only" $280 million to spend. How can you not win when you can more than double the spending of your opponent? I hope people will remember how both candidates pledged to accept public financing, and only one acted honorably and kept his promise.

What can we now expect? How about a reduced and weakened military; terrorism flourishing; higher taxes, reducing productivity, job creation and wealth-building; diminished quality of health care through a national health care program; and no nuclear, clean coal, or on/offshore drilling initiatives.

Want more? How about three new radical Supreme Court nominations and a government with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the most-liberal senator, Barack Obama. How about a president who thinks the U.S. Constitution is flawed and who thinks the Supreme Court didn't go far enough in not considering the issue of wealth distribution.

Depressed yet? I haven't even mentioned the $1 trillion of proposed new spending, which represents a one-third increase in the size of our present government. Oh, I forgot, "change" is going to pay for these new programs.

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