Monday, January 19, 2009

The Audacity of the "Coronation"

For the first time in my life, I'm scared for our republic.

There, I've said it.

I'm scared, because for the first time in my life, we coronate an emperor, not inaugurate a president. No, really.

The spectacle that has become and inaugural "pre-game show" is the most self-aggrandizing, audacious show of elitism I've ever seen.

I have been following politics loosely for as long as I have been a voter, and more closely for the last 8 years of the Bush presidency, especially since 9/11. Even the inaugurations of Reagan and Clinton weren' t this auspicious, not to mention the controversy which kept GWB from revelling in his two victories.

No, this is an all out hype created by Obama himself, with the help of a very liberal media, all hell-bent on hiding the fact that this guy is an empty suit, and nothing else. Hope? Change? Yes We Can? It's been done. I believe that last one was the mantra of one "Bob the Builder", before Obama hijacked it to use as his campaign mantra. Not that I'm surprised, though-Obama being a big comic and cartoon fan, it had to spill over into his real life sooner or later. Heh, I can't wait for "up, up and away"!

One of the most egregious and appalling aspects of this Obama coronation is this: If we decide that we just don't like the guy, or, like me, supported McCain in the election, we will forever be labeled as racists. As I've mentioned in past posts, my son was castigated by classmates...classmates who cannot even vote for 5 more years, because we, as a family, were McCain supporters. He was called a racist, which is laughable. If you know Scraps, you'd know that he is one of the most color-blind kids you'll ever meet.

But on to the really scary part:

There's already speculation that a constitutional amendment repealing the 22nd amendment is in the works.

Yes, folks, even before emperor Barry has been crowned, there is a movement to abolish the term limit set in 1948, allowing a president to only serve two elected terms. They're trying to set up the Fidel Castro model of "President for Life" before the guy has even signed one bill into law or put into effect one executive order. Read more about it here. Unbelievable as it may seem, here is the actual proposal, from

What does this mean? Well, nothing, without ratification by 2/3 of the states. But, nothing is impossible, especially in a democrat controlled house and senate. Unbelievably, (I'll reiterate) Barack Obama hasn't even been sworn in and they want to change the Constitution to allow him an endless reign over his loyal (?) subjects here in the United States of Obama.

My take on all of this?

The emperor has no clothes.

G-d bless our new president. May he govern with intelligence and wisdom.

In the mean time, G-d help us.



Frank Custer said...

At least Obama was elected and not appointed as Bush was.

Bill Shaw said...

Frank, after 8 years of the left screaming "selected, not elected", It's getting kind of old, don't you think?

We'll have to agree to disagree on this subject. Besides, Bush isn't the only president to lose the popular vote and still win the electoral vote...there were actually three others:

Andrew Jackson won the popular vote but lost the election to John Quincy Adams (Democratic-Republican, 1824); Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote but lost the election to Rutherford B. Hayes (Republican, 1876); Grover Cleveland won the popular vote but lost the election to Benjamin Harrison (Republican, 1888).

Let's put it to rest, ok? 9% of our presidents lost the popular vote. Barack Obama held national office for only 146 days before deciding he was qualified to be president. I wish him luck, he'll obviously need it.

At least afford President Bush the same courtesy as he goes into retirement. It's the least you can do.


Lisa said...

Bill, I feel the same uneasiness. I wish Barack Obama the best and hope he governs with wisdom, however the movement that elected him, as beautifully illustrated by Frank, above, is a puerile, small minded, immature lot. Their petty mean spiritedness in booing George W. Bush on his way out of office speaks volumes about their character. Even in victory, they are incapable of being gracious. It will be interesting to see with George W. Bush in retirement and a Democratic majority in congress, who they will find to be the target of all of this irrational hate they've been festering for the last eight years.

I hope that Obama can rise above his own supporters.

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