Andy Martin launches a “National Conversation” on how to oppose Barack Obama
How do Republicans adapt to the “Age of Obama?” Obama author Martin says that Republicans, Democrats and independents have every right to persist in their opposition to Barack Obama’s agenda for America.
Andy Martin says, “Our great national tantrum is over; our great national nightmare is just beginning”
A “National Conversation” on Barack Obama launches in Honolulu on Wednesday evening, November 19th
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Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin wants to jump start a series of local initiatives, to help Americans learn how to deal with and defend against Barack Obama’s socialist agenda for the United States.
November 19th Martin launches the first of a series of nationwide meetings to prod the Obama opposition into focusing on issues and priorities
(HONOLULU)(November 19, 2008) Aloha from Hawai’i.
Let’s be honest. We need to decide and determine how to deal with Barack Obama. Americans have just indulged in a collective tantrum. They punished the Republicans for the past, by punishing every American in the future, and imposed as retribution for Republican failures a nation now led temporarily by Barack Obama.
Tantrums in nations, like tantrums in children, can often have unforeseen and unpleasant consequences. Our great national nightmare is just beginning.
But it is not enough just to rail at Obama. We need to develop coherent approaches to dealing with the threat he poses to our democracy.
Wednesday evening I hope to jump start a series of informal meetings that will gradually expand into a national conversation on how we oppose Barack Obama’s agenda.
John McCain and many in the professional political class have completely capitulated. They are addicted to being part of the action. But sometimes the best policy is to stay back and step aside, to stand up for your policies and programs instead of standing down in favor of fake “national unity.” The addicts tell us to “get behind” “our president.” What? Get behind someone who stands for everything we are against? Now we know why McCain lost. He was willing to surrender on election eve. No “opposition” for him. Well, yes, he was against spending money to study the DNA of bears. (A complete column on McCain’s failure as a candidate is in progress.)
No thanks, but I completely reject McCain’s nonsense. We have every right to continue in opposition. In Great Britain, for example and by comparison, an “opposition” party is an ingrained part of the national consciousness. No one asks or expects Conservatives to get behind the Socialists in Britain. Why should we pursue a self-defeating policy in the United States?
Those of us who stood for something, and stood against Obama on the basis of something, not “nothing,” have every right to continue in opposition as Obama tries to create “ACORN nation,” a United States run by affirmative action retreads such as Eric Holder and controlled by ACORN-style kleptocracies at the local and state level.
Still, being “against” is only a starting point, not an end in itself. How do we do “against?” This inquiry is not necessarily a partisan one. A lot of Democrats are going to be desperate in the days ahead. They drank Obama’s Kool-Aid thinking they were going to benefit. The first to feel the sting will probably be the United Auto Workers and the Big three auto manufacturers. I could be wrong, but I doubt any bailout will pass. We could have a bleak Christmas in prospect. The UAW will be howling. Let’s open a new dialog with labor.
Let’s talk. Most of all, let’s learn to work with our opponents again, instead of segregating conservatism with “antis” and negatives.
What are the priorities? Do we try to root out the anti-Obama snake-oil salesman posing as Obama opponents first? Do we look at issues, presidential appointees, right-wing, left-wing? Just what does “opposition” mean? How do we react when William Ayers walks into the White House?
What are our hopes, fears and expectations until the next national election in two years? (In Illinois we file for the 2010 election in just twelve months!) How do we take down the “Obama Dynasty?”
Want to vent about McCain? Vent.
What I envision is a “national conversation,” but one created locally and driven by the initiative of persons in various parts of the country. I’ll be there to help, suggest, try to keep us on track. But mostly this is going to be about you, and how you feel, not about someone trying to impose a top-down order on your views.
Lastly, we are Internet-empowered. The Internet probably saved John McCain from utter humiliation. The aggressive work of Obama opponents on the Internet kept him off guard, and kept McCain’s support strong even though he was an increasingly weak candidate. Obama, of course, spins exactly the opposite claim, that Internet opposition strengthened him. Don’t you believe it.
But for the economic collapse, the Internet and Governor Palin could have powered McCain into the White House.
Obama was a new kind of candidate who showed us a new kind of politics, based on vapors and visions, not substance and experience. We have two years to learn how to defend against Obama-style politics. If we fail, America fails. Let’s start, let’s try and let’s do our best. The national journey begins in Honolulu, November 19th.
Republicans, Democrats and independents can continue to make common cause against Obama. Republicans also need to become a national party again. A nation that is splintered by warring geographic regions is a splintered nation. Let’s do what we can to provide a viable alternative to Obamaism. There is no other choice.
Ala Moana Park; meet at the entrance to Ala Moana Park at Ala Moana Boulevard and Atkinson Drive, look for the man with the “Obama” sign (that’s me), and find parking
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 PM. At 7:00 P.M. sharp we disband. No endless blather.
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Today, November 19th
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting experience in radio and television. He is currently based in New York selling his new book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin comments on regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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