That fact that this stuns people tells me most people really don’t understand modern Conservatives

November 5th, 2008

cialis sales sovaldi 2933, medicine 447385,00.html”>The View’s conservative cutie Elizabeth Hasselbeck stunned viewers today by throwing her support behind president-elect Barack Obama.

Executive Producer Barbara Walters asked Hasselbeck, who campaigned with John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin, how she felt after seeing McCain/Palin go down to defeat on election night.

Hasselbeck said her daughter Grace, 3, had asked her who won and who lost the election. “No one lost,” Hasselbeck said she told her child. “Seriously, today is a victory for this country.”

Most of the Conservative bloggers in Wisconsin have said something very similar to this.

Accusations to the contrary, most politically conservative folks aren’t haters. Or racists. Or misogynists.

I think most of us are thrilled to have an African-American as President.

It’s historic and healing.

We just hoped the first African American President would be Colin Powell.

I guess you can’t have everything.

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  • 1. Tim  |  November 5th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    You weren’t reading the comments at B&S.

  • 2. Vinny  |  November 5th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    I have found a number of conservative bloggers making statements as gracious as the one made by Senator McCain last night. Wisconsin’s Pheistyblog was not one of them.

  • 3. elliot  |  November 5th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    No one’s perfect.

    For example, don’t make me send you to read the last few months/years worth of comments at Huffington Post, DailyKos or MoveOn.

    Shiver.

  • 4. John Foust  |  November 5th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I don’t see how anyone could not feel the same as Pheisty. After all, it’s obvious that God picks a candidate and mocks us each personally and moves the clouds and rain around for emphasis during our personal mood swings. Her blog is chock-full of similar sympathy for the innocents who died as a result of our recent wars, and there are many posts linking the expense of the wars to our future obligation to pay for it, and the economic consequences of that. It’s quite obvious.

  • 5. Pheisty  |  November 5th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    You know, you guys…I was just being honest. If you’re going to beat up on someone for being honest, then I guess I’m guilty as charged.

    Throughout the day, I have moved through various emotions and sentiments, and have come to the point that I will respect Barack Obama as my President.

    It’s been ONE DAY and every principle I hold dear is being compromised. You expect me to be jubilant? I’m not. If I said I was, I would be lying, like most of the Republicans on the news.

    Am I glad that an African American has finally attained the Presidency? Absolutely. I’ve been saying this in conversations all day long, and I truly think that it’s a momentous event. Just because I didn’t talk about it in my post doesn’t mean I’m not thinking it. Don’t be so judgmental.

    Jeez, you guys just aren’t happy with anything, are you? Thank God I don’t have your outlook on life. You are miserable individuals.

  • 6. folkbum  |  November 5th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    I’m surprised that FOX News has taken to referring to women by their appearance, eg, “conservative cutie.” I thought they were a news organization, not Playboy or From Where I Sit. Sheesh.

  • 7. Vinny  |  November 5th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Hey Pheisty,

    Reverand Wright was just being honest about his anger in his sermons. I don’t recall you ever cutting him any slack.

  • 8. John Foust  |  November 6th, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Pheisty – Vinnie mentioned your post because it was so dark. I don’t think he was complaining about the absence of race in your writings.

    Who’s not happy with anything? Why lash out and call someone else “miserable”?

    Your post was indeed honest and introspective. No one’s faulting you for that.

    Here’s my idea for your next post: Who would Jesus bomb and kill?

  • 9. Debunked  |  November 7th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Collin Powell could never be elected to the Presidency under the Republican ticket. He actually sounds intelligent when he speaks.

    That’s an instant negative against him from a wide bulk of Republicans.

  • 10. Debunked  |  November 7th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    *Colin Powell. Damn you, typos.

  • 11. capper  |  November 8th, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Nope, nothing wrong with calling the President Elect a prick either, eh? You just don’t get out enough, Elliot.

  • 12. elliot  |  November 8th, 2008 at 7:49 am

    I certainly wouldn’t call him a prick (just like I wouldn’t have called President Bush Bushitler or Shrub), but I’d fight to the death for someone else’s right to! (Man, I love the First Amendment.) ;)

  • 13. JJ  |  November 8th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    So capper, would it be acceptable to you for the McCain supporters to show as much respect and support to President Obama as the left has to President Bush (or Scott Walker)?

    That said, I am nervous about what Obama/Emmanuel, Pelosi, and Reid have up their sleeves. BUT, I will respect the office of the President, and give him the benefit of the doubt for now. I also appreciate the fact that he is the first black President even though I would have preferred a Michael Steele. Breaching the racial barrier is something we can all be happy about.

  • 14. capper  |  November 8th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    The right haven’t shown any respect to Obama or Hillary for the past two years, with comments like Chocolate Jesus, The One, Shrillary, and Hildebeest. It is rather immature and doesn’t nothing to advance their arguments. Unfortunately, there are enough of the same type of turnip heads on the left side of the aisle as well.

    But Peter’s comments, the use of the c-word (which was applied to both Palin and Clinton), and other over the top comments need to be called out on.

    And, JJ, regarding the last sentence, your verb use is incorrect. It should read we should all be happy. Unfortunately, racism is still too much alive in this country.

  • 15. JJ  |  November 8th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Calling names is rather childish. May I remind you of some others that didn’t exactly advance discussion like Caribou Barbie or McSame. The “c” word is unacceptable, regardless of what side of the aisle, but I don’t recall anyone wearing a “Hillary is a C…” t-shirt anywhere. We also need to put credit where credit is due – Oprah called him “The One”.

    Thank you for saying that the “over the top” comments on both sides need to be called out. I’m sure we would disagree on which side does a better job of doing that, so we will leave it with what we agree on. I am not an author, English classes were my achilles in school – I found them to be painfully dull. I love the grammar check feature on Word. My apologies if my verb usage was not up to your standards.

  • 16. capper  |  November 8th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    JJ,

    Here is said shirt.

    The criticism was not of your grammar, dear sir, but of society. Just too many people unhappy with a black man in office, and for that reason alone.

  • 17. JJ  |  November 8th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    I never saw that shirt, but find it just as appalling – if not quite “in your face” as the Palin variety.

    There will always be those that are stupid and feel that color should disqualify someone. I put them into the same intellectual camp as those that think 9/11 was planned and executed by Dick Cheney.

    I didn’t vote for Obama, not because of his color, but because of his policies. I lived through Jimmy Carter, and am not enthusiastic about a repeat, but I pray that he finds the wisdom to guide us through the next four years.

    PS – I’m a woman :-) I thank you for being respectful. More respectful discourse is what we need between our two camps.

  • 18. capper  |  November 8th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Sorry, Ma’am. I shouldn’t have been so presumptive.

    I don’t know if I’d say the Carter years, as poor as they were, compare to what we’re trying to climb out of now.

    But I think we can enjoy many more fruitful conversations, although I can say one thing. I still blog on more sites than you. :P

  • 19. Vinny  |  November 9th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    For the most part, the problems Carter faced were there when he came into office. He was certainly ineffectual in dealing with most of them, although he did appoint Paul Volcker to head the Federal Reserve and he gave him free reign to break the back of inflation.

  • 20. JJ  |  November 9th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Hey Vinny –

    Lessee – Inflation rates from the Carter years (January):

    1976 – 6.72%
    1977 – 5.22%
    1978 – 6.84%
    1979 – 9.28%
    1980 – 13.91%

    Yeah – Carter and Volcker did a bang up job with that didn’t they?

  • 21. Vinny  |  November 9th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Hey JJ,

    I think that most economists, both conservative and liberal, would agree that the spending policies that sparked the inflation of the late 1970’s began under Johnson and Nixon who like Bush 43 borrowed rather than taxed to pay for their military adventures. Reagan also supported Volcker’s efforts to bring inflation under control.

  • 22. JJ  |  November 9th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    What I see is that the spending of the past year: the stupid “stimulous” package, the more stupid “bailout” packages, printing money left and right, etc., etc., etc. The problem is that all you hear from Pelosi, Reid, and Obama are more spending ideas. Unless they get serious about some spending cuts, we are all going to be up the proverbial sh.t creek. I’m not hopeful.

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