Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Briefs

Go With The Late Gipper
Those of us who grew up in the cold war have been memory laned into insensibility by the revival of the epithets communist and socialist by the yahoo minions of McCain and Palin. I heard enough of it regurgitated locally that I know it made its intended impact on the declining numbers for whom those words still carry pejorative punch. Indeed, an unhappy lady in the Limon market told me just this morning that she’s terrified at the prospect of living under communism with Obama as our new commissar in chief.
I have a solution for such folks. It’s found in the words of the late Ronald Reagan, the exemplary conservative of his time and the leading inspiration for the current run of reactionaries. Back in his famous “Evil Empire”speech in 1983 Reagan offered the following:
A number of years ago, I heard a young father, a very prominent young man in the entertainment world, addressing a tremendous gathering in California. It was during the time of the cold war, and communism and our own way of life were very much on people’s minds. And he was speaking to that subject. And suddenly, though, I heard him saying, “I love my little girls more than anything.” And I said to myself, “Oh, no, don’t. You can’t — don’t say that.” But I had underestimated him. He went on: “I would rather see my little girls die now; still believing in God, than have them grow up under communism and one day die no longer believing in God.”
So you conservatives don’t have to live under Obama's communism. Ronnie and that young father suggest it’s better if you choose not to live at all. Think about it, yahoos.