Monday, October 6, 2008

It's Time To Get The Job Done

The McCain Campaign needs to ask three questions about Obama. One, "Is he experienced enough to be president?" Second, "Did you know enough about him?" The third "Does he have enough of a record as a Senator to qualify him to lead.

They have piddled around and allowed the Obama handlers to virtually insulate him from these questions and have allowed the LSM to only reveal what they, as handlers want the public to know about this man. It seems that only in the blogworld have these questions been raised and indeed answered but with no attention given to them by the LSM. People from other countries who are not aligned with terrorist and other far left wing socialist groups have tried to warn the US about the eminent danger the election of this unknown could bring to the US but the LSM and the McCain camp has given it a pass it seems. We know that the LSM has tanked for Obama as it is but surely the McCain folks should have the intelligence to use this to their advantage. They haven’t and time is running short.

They finally unleashed Sarah Palin this past week, which was another great mistake for the McCain campaign . Gov. Palin has the ability to do what few have been able to do and that is talk to the people, not down at the people as Obama does , but few realize because they are so enamored that he could sling rocks at them and they would call it candy from the messiah.

I can remember the campaign of John Kennedy and how most folks said he didn’t have a chance in hades of being elected because he was a Catholic but they forgot one thing. John Kennedy knew how to talk TO the American people and not DOWN TO them or AT them. John Kennedy had a vision and he was able to paint that vision on a canvas in the minds of the American People. Obama claims to have a vision of Hope and Change but his canvas is still blank except in the minds of those who have a skewed perception of they think is painted on the canvans, but it remains a blob of paint splatters with no shape or form except in the minds of the deluded. John Kennedy painted a picture of the America he envisioned and knew.

As you read these words I ask that you compare them to what you have heard from Obama and ask just what kind of a picture has he painted for us that would create any desire whatsoever to cast a vote for him based on what we see on his canvas.

In JFK’s Inaugural Address he put the paint to the canvas in words as a great artist would do with a brush when he made statements such as :

And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. “ …..proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge—and more.”

“To those peoples in the huts and villages across the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required—not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right.”

“…to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction. We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.”

And he ended with the final stroke as an artist putting the final touch to the picture, words that ring in my ears yet today as they did in 1961

“….ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.

Ronald Reagan had the same gift and he spoke directly to the American people, not to the pollsters, not to the LSM, but to the people.

In his acceptance speech he had these words to say:

We need rebirth of the American tradition of leadership at every level of government and in private life as well. The United States of America is unique in world history because it has a genius for leaders -- many leaders -- on many levels.

My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties. The trust is where it belongs--in the people. The responsibility to live up to that trust is where it belongs, in their elected leaders. That kind of relationship, between the people and their elected leaders, is a special kind of compact.

I pledge to restore to the federal government the capacity to do the people's work without dominating their lives. pledge to you a government that will not only work well, but wisely; its ability to act tempered by prudence and its willingness to do good balanced by the knowledge that government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us.

High taxes, we are told, are somehow good for us,…..

Large amounts of oil and natural gas lay beneath our land and off our shores, untouched because the present administration seems to believe the American people would rather see more regulation, taxes and controls than more energy.

We are going to put an end to the notion that the American taxpayer exists to fund the federal government

We know only too well that war comes not when the forces of freedom are strong, but when they are weak. It is then that tyrants are tempted.

We simply cannot learn these lessons the hard way again without risking our destruction.

In his Inaugural address he again talked to the people when he said:

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.

We hear much of special interest groups. Well, our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we're sick--professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truck drivers. They are, in short, "we the people," this breed called Americans.

We are a nation that has a government--not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the people.

All of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government…… Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.

Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors. I'm told that tens of thousands of prayer meetings are being held on this day, and for that I'm deeply grateful. We are a nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free. It would be fitting and good, I think, if on each Inaugural Day in future years it should be declared a day of prayer.

President Reagan ended his speech with this recollection of a young man Martin Treptow, who left his job in a small town barbershop in 1917 to go to France with the famed Rainbow Division. There, on the western front, he was killed trying to carry a message between battalions under heavy artillery fire.

We're told that on his body was found a diary. On the flyleaf under the heading "My Pledge," he had written these words: "America must win this war. Therefore I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone."

When they turn Sarah Palin loose and let her talk to the people of the US then and only then will we see a change. Let’s just hope that the piddling around of the McCain campaign hasn't already created damage beyond repair

Today , more than ever , those who are running the McCain Campaign must take up these words and use them to paint a picture over the splatters of paint that Obama has left on his canvas. Sarah Palin and John McCain can do this. They can talk one on one even when talking to millions and every individual listening will feel as if they are the only one that is being talked to. Two great men from the past have done so and today a great man and a great woman must be allowed to do so.

I have sent this to the McCain HQ and you can send your comments directly to them as well and remember these words: America must win this war. Therefore I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone."

Folks these words are indeed perhaps the most important words we can remember today because indeed the election of John McCain and Sarah Palin may depend on you and your one vote alone.




Maggie M. Thornton said...

ticker, isn't it amazing that Reagan's words could be spoken today and they would be as pertinent now as then. We didn't learn much, did we (well, you and I did, but...)

This is a wonderful post. I'll cross-post in the morning, if you don't mind.

Really, really excellent.


Ticker said...

Unfortunately Maggie folks have a tendency to forget history and the important things that people who helped shape this country said.

Many were not even born when JFK made his plea to the American people to "ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU CAN DO for Your country.
Today his words within his party would not be acceptable. Those born after his time became entrenched in the Johnson Great Society which was a travesty but disguised as what JFK would have wanted. Those of us who know history know that this was the beginning of the BIG LIE which has continued to grow and today we see just exactly where that BIG LIE is leading, straight to pure socialism. Too bad JFK could not speak from beyond the grave and give people the warning they need. But then again, it is doubtful that those who have become "entitled" would listen.

Ticker said...

And Maggie, cross post away! Hopefully it will jog a few memories and wake up those who have fallen asleep.