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  1. In the current (November/December 2008) issue of Backwoods Home magazine, editor and friend Dave Duffy wrote, “It doesn’t matter worth a damn who becomes President.”

    I think so ,too

  2. Your right, it was way too long. Not how I wanted it but I’m glad it’s over. It’s going to be interesting. God help the Republic.

  3. I’m afraid it does matter who is President. Thinking otherwise is, in my opinion, the easy way out of dealing with the issue. Mas and many of us are quite concerned with President-elect Obama’s overt hostility towards private gun ownership. Anti-gun legislation is sure to be spearheaded by the coming administration. Contrast this with a McCain administration, led by the man who co-sponsored the “D.C. Personal Protection Act of 2007” (prohibiting mandatory trigger locks and gun registration) and “Protecting Americans From Violent Crime Act of 2008” (allowing firearms in national parks).

    The President has an incredible amount of power over us in the matter of judicial appointments. Not just the Supreme Court Justices but every other Federal judge throughout the nation. Issues that will affect Americans for generations to come will be decided by appointees of the most Liberal chief executive in our history.

    The President is also the driving force behind most tax legislation. President Bush pushed for and got many tax reforms in 2001 and 2003, including among others an end to the marriage penalty, the death tax and an increase in credits for families with children. These reforms are set to expire in 2011 and President Obama has repeatedly said he supports this sunset. (So much for this nonsense of no tax increase for those making less than $250k.)

    Finally there is the issue of Commander in Chief. Is there any real question that an Obama administration will be seen as weaker than a McCain Presidency? Which one said he will not “weaponize space” and dramatically curtail new arms development/deployment? Which one has pledged to retreat from a war we are winning? Which one has taken a Chamberlain-esque approach to dealing with a nuclear-hungry Iran?

    The person in the White House matters a whole lot.

  4. If the Republicans had put up a man who didn’t represent four more years of the suspension of Habeas Corpus, another vote for “alternative interrogation techniques”, otherwise known as torture, with a vice-president who had tried to manually censor public libraries, with warrantless wiretaps on average American citizens, and tapping every phone call over a cellphone being deemed an alright thing to do…

    …there have been so many rights violations over the last eight years, and so much agreeance with those policies from the McCain camp, it’s hard to sign away many of your rights to attempt to defend one of them.

  5. Heck, I’ll keep going.

    Obama asked his advisors what might work for an economic fix, or even a band-aid. That was when McCain tried to suspend his campaign to avoid another debate; he was polling downhill after every previous debate, so I’d have to say it’s occam’s razor, and that he didn’t suspend his campaign to “work on the economy”.

    I’m a strong independent, and I’ve come to the other conclusion, because I’m not a one-issue voter on guns. McCain looked like a trainwreck from a policy standpoint.

  6. Per Koppel, things aren’t that grim for gun rights. We’ll see.

    I’m more worried about a return to an FDR style command economy. Big spending, big taxes, protectionism, and redistribution via the tax system that will just tank the economy as we knew it. It’ll be “Interesting” only in the sense of the Chinese curse.

  7. He is already reneging on his promise to uphold the second amendment rights for citizens. I suggest we all get started in fighting this crap before he gets a chance to get the presidential seat warm. Here is a direct quote from his web page.


    Address Gun Violence in Cities:

    As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn’t have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

    PS- How can you child proof a gun? Why would you want to? Is he assuming we’ll let kids play with our guns? Get a gun safe… problem solved.

  8. Maybe we’ll get NRA membership over the 10 million mark!
    I’m going to do my best to sign up five new members before Jan, 20.
    I already have one, just 4 more to go!