Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:52 PM
Vietnameravet (1,085 posts)
Praise for Conservatives!
Many years ago my father told me, "Be gracious in victory. You can't fault another for trying." With that in mind, I congratulate my Republican/ Conservative friends for their Herculean efforts to win the Presidency. A less determined party might have accepted defeat in 2008 and worked with Democrats for the benefit of the nation but you, patriotic Americans that you are, had another plan.
You stated it plainly from Inauguration Day; your unwavering goal was to cause President Obama to fail and nothing spelled failure like a weak economy.
To that end you conducted an unprecedented number of filibusters, blocked a needed jobs bill and can proudly point to the downgrading of the nation's credit. And when President Obama called you out on your obstructionism, you simply claimed he was “blaming others” and “failing to accept responsibility.”
More congratulations are in order. Who would have believed it possible to convince millions that a health-care reform bill, by any President, Republican or Democratic was actually “pulling the plug on grandma” and creating “death panels” just like Hitler and Stalin? You can proudly say you managed to accomplish just that, creating fear and division while so doing!
When President Obama managed to kill Osama bin Laden you just knew something had to be amiss. Perhaps he took a bit too much credit for it, or he undermined the intelligence gathered in the raid. Not to worry, you quickly assured us Obama was just following the policies of George W. Bush. . Obama really had nothing much to do with it, unless, of course, it had failed. No credit to Obama because he “sympathizes with terrorists” and “apologizes” for America.
You've said it well. Ann Coulter called Obama a “retard,” Sarah Palin said he was doing “a shuck and jive” while John Sununu claimed was lazy and Colin Powell's endorsement was racially motivated. Donald Trump stoked the “birther” nonsense while Paul Ryan predicted the end of Judeo-Christian values if Obama was re-elected and Rush was his usual self. Finally, all of you agreed. . . he is lazy and divisive! But, you? No, you're not racist...good Christian-Americans constantly under attack by the liberal media.
And for as long as I can remember, you have been attacking the mainstream media, trying to discredit them so people will come to rely on the hucksters of talk radio and the barrage of self serving propaganda put out by the wealthiest few. Quite an accomplishment!
When the polls signaled trouble, you didn't simply lie down and quit. Hell, No! You spread more wild tales about welfare recipients receiving checks without working, automobile companies shipping jobs to China and senior's Medicare benefits being robbed by the very party that created Medicare all thanks to Obama!
You assure us you were just so filled with hope when Obama took office, but now, you lament, he has proven such a sad disappointment. I can practically feel your pain!
In his place you offered a candidate who would “bring us together” as if Democrats are simply going to forget all your party has done to smear them and their candidate over the last four years.
And when this didn't work you showed your determination and dedication to American values by suppressing the vote.
Sorry Conservatives, in spite of all your efforts, you failed, but no one can say you didn't try your hardest.
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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:52 PM
Jamaal510 (9,621 posts)
2. I want to congratulate conservatives for a job well done.
Your party has successfully convinced almost half of the electorate to vote for vulture capitalism and against their fiscal interests yet again, and you managed to get about 40-45% of the female vote despite a social platform hostile to women. I don't know how you do it, but bravo.