Election 2004 H/T Gatewaypundit
I’m getting a sense that some people are freaking out, out there, that it’s three weeks to election and so it’s time to hyperventilate.
Of course that’s not true. Three weeks is still a huge chunk of time in an election, and things turn on a dime. The whole point of the big “landslide” story is the press helping Obama out some more; it is meant to make you despair and not go vote. It’s a game. While they’re saying “landslide,” and Charlie Gibson is acting like he’s in heat, Obama’s lost another point at Rasmussen.
The truth is, he’s not closing the deal, he can’t close the deal unless ACORN goes out there and registers 105% of voters, slashes tires and does all the stuff they have done (with little-to-no press coverage) with increasing vigor in each election.
Obama is a construct. He is a put-together illusion. He managed to use technicalities to have every opponent thrown off the ballot in his first run for the IL state senate, so that his name was the only name on that ballot. We all know it.
A while back, a friend of mine who is voting for Obama justified his vote in this way: “did you read either of his books? What a writer!”
There are a lot of exceedingly good writers out there who should never be president. Sometimes I’m one of them! But beyond that, what I did not say to my pal at the time is that I had my doubts he even wrote the books. Why? Because as editor of the Harvard Law Review, he has nothing published (under his name, at least –this is supposedly his, though – per Bender in comments). Because we’re not allowed to see any of his college theses. We have absolutely nothing which which to compare his writings to, and that troubles me why?
Because the author of those two books is a WRITER, and this I know about writers – particularly writers who manage to put forth a voice of such lyricism – a writer WRITES; a writer cannot help himself but write.
The person who wrote Dreams of My Father and Audacity of Hope would have other writings out there for us to see. Obama does not. Not a scholarly piece such as might be expected from an editor of the Harvard Law Review, not a thoughtful piece on social issues written for a journal or magazine. Nothing. All those years working as a “community organizer” or ACORN guy, or whatever – no small writings, anywhere, to indicate that this writer was writing. And, co-incidentally, there is nothing out there to which we might compare the voice of those two books. As my L’il Bro Thom often remarks, “you can always identify a writer by her voice.”
I’m not the only one wondering if Obama had a ghost-writer – or at least some major assistance – with his books. Confederate Yankee wonders, too, and further – because the books are so polished – he wonders if they’ve been written by someone rather close to Obama who has written some 15 books, a writer who is always writing because that’s what writers do: Bill Ayers.
It’s just a notion, of course. There is no proof, of course, so all we can do is wonder, as this writer, who sometimes ghost-writes, wonders.
But there is much going on in this election cycle that should make us wonder about things.
I still wonder if Obama never thought he’d get this far, this year. For a while, I believed that this improbable run for the most powerful office in the world – supported by a mere 150 days in the US Senate and a few terms legislating in Illinois – was meant to reward Obama with a place on the bottom of a Hillary ticket, but that things “happened.” That would have made more sense, wouldn’t it? Give Obama 8 years in the background, polishing, learning the ropes, shoring up all of his weakesses, until even his close working relationship with domestic terrorists and his former Socialist past would be rendered utterly meaningless.
They should have stuck to that plan.
But then again, folks, you know what I always say – everything happens for a reason. There is a reason that this untried, unprepared, not-especially-glib-after-all man has been thrust into such extraordinary prominence at this time. There is a reason why so much seems to be coming together to work in his favor. There is a reason why world markets are collapsing just before this very important election, and why they will continue to do at least until after the vote.
What that reason is? Who can say? All I know is, stop freaking out. At this point in the election 4 years ago John Kerry was wandering around hearing himself referred to as “Mr. President.” This point in 1980, Jimmy Carter was planning his second inaugural.
My advice: live in the Present Moment and ask God to reveal Himself and His plan for you in that moment. Not in the next moment, not in the past moment. Work on the present moment. If you can get a real grasp of that – and if you can remember that past and future are also constructs, because time itself is illusory – then you have no need to hyperventilate.
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Go read Matthew, go read the Sermon on the Mount. It’s all about that.
Meanwhile, the press is getting upset about free speech, and suggesting that McCain/Palin are “inciting hate.” It wasn’t “inciting hate” when books and plays and films were made about how President Bush was a nazi, a baby-Hitler who should be assassinated. THAT was free speech. But now…hey, laughing at Obama and sneering at the lying, feckless press – that’s inciting hate, and that should be CENSORED. Get the waaahmublance for the press. They descended upon Palin like Jackals and didn’t think the public would notice.
Once again, we see that all the evils the left has projected upon Bush for these 8 years, are the ones that they harbor within themselves. Classic, classic projection. Bush has never censored anyone, or suggested as much, and he’s had nothing but hate and vile accusations made against him. These folks have made it clear, that censorship is something they really like.
F’rinstance, here’s more on Ayers and Obama.
I frankly think McCain should be hammering the origins of the economic crisis, but this is the path on which they’re choosing to run. And yes, it is important, too. It is important to know who the president of the nation is…which is precisely what the press has been trying so hard not to tell you. They did that once before, too. As Bob Owens notes here in this good piece – the Obama/Ayers/Dohrn association should not be dismissed.
Unless you prefer the illusion and the construct.
UPDATE: Here’s a round-up of folks writing on some of what we’re talking about here.
Must Read: Is ACORN stealing the elections?
Ed Morrissey: Is Obama a committed socialist or just a craven opportunist?
James Pethokoukis: Is the possibility of an Obama presidency depressing the market?>
Confederate Yankee finds New Party/Obama info from 1996.
Neo-neocon is writing about Obama/Ayers and the cover-up of the cover-up, especially as it relates to public education in Chicago, which is in terrible shape, and has been “helped along” by Obama and Ayers.
Bookworm: Unable to respond substantively to the ACORN and AYERS issues, the Dems are falling back on calling everything racist.
Here’s what I think about that: Laugh at it. All they’re doing is overusing the word unto impotence. Although we should be offended on behalf of those who really are facing racism and discrimination in their lives, because by labeling everything “racist” the Democrats are doing what the feminists did to the issue of sexual abuse – distorting it and making things more difficult for real victims.
Bob Owens at Pajamas Media: He’s watching the press watch Palin. Interesting. Over at his site, he links to what is purported to be overheard remarks made by journalists. It’s anonymous; I don’t know how trustworthy it is, but it doesn’t sound unplausible.
Michelle Malkin is not as ticked off by the Obama/New Party stuff as you might imagine. Or…is more ticked off. I can’t tell. Go, read – she has ACORN stuff, here.
John Hawkins has a collection of Obama quotes. I love quote collections of all kinds.
Glenn Reynolds “If the Baptists did what ACORN is doing…the press would be all over it, 24/7.” Indeed.