This will take about 10 minutes to watch but well worth it. It is presented in cartoon style. It is nostalgic in many ways.
Make Mine Freedom
Hat tip Always on Watch for the video.
Now we must hold the government to account even more than in the past. It is no time to be so devastated and discouraged that we give up. We must work harder than ever with the information, calls, email, fax, writing to our reps.
Yes, many voted our conscience and I am proud of that!
Some must reads for today:
H/T Lynda: NY Times suddenly discovers “nuance” in Gitmo issues that used to be all about Bushhitler. That didn’t take long. Watch the double-standards begin to fly!
The Daily Show makes a similar discovery: “There’s lots to make fun of other than the White House”. You don’t say! A President Obama will be treated very differently, then, I guess, than Bush?
An oldie from Vanderleun (H/T Larwyn) that you may have missed and shouldn’t: How Beautiful We Were
The First Obama Joke: H/T Dan “Barack Obama won the election because he saw what is wrong with this country: the utter failure of government to protect its citizens.” — New York Times, The Next President. The New York Times is purely bananas.
AJ: Nattering Negativity, looks at the fissures in the GOP and ponders.
Harry Reid: Crowing and unclassy. As ever.
Sorry, Mr. Reid: Yer man has no mandate; he ran on tax-cuts and other “centrist” ideas. But then, so did Bill Clinton. We know. We know.
EJ Dionne: Don’t play to the center-right, Obama! Keep away from the center-right! We’re not a center-right nation!
California: Votes to ban gay marriage. Center-right.
Ruth Marcus: Will the Dems be able to resist overplaying their hand? See Dionne, Ms. Marcus. (Note: Ms. Marcus suggests Obama begin by “reversing President Bush’s order prohibiting federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, signing the Bush-vetoed expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and enacting an equal pay law overturning the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Lilly Ledbetter.”). Yeah…don’t overplay.
It is remarkable to note, however, that – finally – someone in the press managed to correctly identify President Bush’s position as “prohibiting FEDERAL FUNDING of EMBRYONIC stem cell research” as opposed to their usual, “he’s against all science! He’s against all stem cell research! He’s a neanderthal” dishonesty. That only took 8 years.
Tom Shales: The Press Behaved Badly last night. Well…they’ve been behaving badly for over a decade, but last night, even my husband – who does not care about this sort of stuff – had to turn them off for all their self-congratulating glee. He found it “infantile.”
Ed Morrissey: Good Analysis.
Instapundit: Showcases the diff between lefties and righties rather succinctly. Note: Also, no one ever thought for even a second that an Obama win would cause the right to “riot.” The same cannot be said for the left. I hope they’ll grow up, now.
The People’s Cube: A fella who survived the Soviet Union dusts off the slogans and says “Comrade” again.
Steven Den Beste: Good news and bad news. Read.
Hamid Karzai: Expects Miracles from Messiahs
A post-election break from hype: it won’t last, though
Survival Guide: if you feel you need one
Sincere & cautious congrats: I pray that you may acquire wisdom
“… — wisdom beyond your tender years, your thin experience, and your inconsequential legislative achievements — wisdom as a public servant in office, rather, that is at least commensurate with the skill you’ve shown as a campaigner, which has been a genuine marvel.
I pray for your health, because, with due respect, I regard the prospect of your Vice President-elect having to step into your shoes with genuine panic. “
Hope and pray you’re wrong: From an email: “I did not vote for Obama but I am afraid for him. I feel like whoever put him in place is going to try to make a martyr of him to create chaos in the nation.”
The Racial Angle: Still not gone, but reading that makes me think that now perhaps some racial issues will be addressed from “within” the African American community, itself, which might be a healthy thing. Introspection is always a good thing.
The Wheels on the Bus: Go round and round
Today’s Eyeroll: LA Times writer: “The nation is in dire economic straits.”
Yes, yes, yes. I see. Unemployment is 6%. Gasoline prices are a whopping $2 a gallon. The Dow is 9,000. People are actually paying cash for things. Run for your lives.
The 60’s: They’re finally ending About damn time.
Curt: Offers curt congrats
Geraghty: Ball’s in his court
Fears: For the churches
And hope: for life
Meanwhile: Stocks are tumbling
Hat tip: in links and The Achoress
I am ashamed of those that did not seek out the information they needed or voted party over biblical values. I am ashamed of the students who fell for their radical professors and the illusion of youthful wisdom.How many of us when very young were much more liberal than today? As a rule, It is the folly of youth. I am ashamed of both whites and blacks who chose race over biblical values. I am ashamed of the Media’s behavior. I am ashamed of those that voted what they perceive as their pocketbook over their country. I am ashamed that we are putting our precious military into the hands of such as these. I am ashamed that McCain campaign did not fight aggressively with the truth and much earlier that we deserved to know. I am ashamed that so many care more about what the world thinks of us that they would sell out their country. I am ashamed of those that did not exercise their right to vote. I am ashamed of those that did not vote because their values told them they could not vote for Obama but could not bring themselves to vote Republican. Again party over principals..
I will not stop. I will not quit. I will fight on. I know you will join me and many others in this war for our country.