Angry New Yorker

Friday, October 24, 2008
We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight

Battles are won as much by keeping up one's morale as by fielding superior strategy and tactics. So the non-stop onslaught of Obama and his gasous minions, not to mention the festoon mushroom-like springing up of Obama/Biden (a/k/a "stand up Chuck") lawn signs and bumper stickers has been enough to generate in even the most Lion hearted a stutter step pause and shaky hand while clearing one's breech and fixing bayonets.

History is written backwards while life is lived forwards and the two only intersect in this fleeting moment we call the present. But the present is the only place our actions can matter. And so we look to the past for guidance, the future being unknowable and malleable. And Lincoln is always there for times such as these. The fight can only be won if we show up! Vote proudly (and often - if you were registered by Acorn ;-)

Bill Kristol's editorial in The Weekly Standard, "McCain Versus the Juggernaut," here, is a call to arms to those of us facing the gale of Obama's hot air.

"If Obama wins, we wish him well. But for now, we can only echo the words of the 30-year-old Abraham Lincoln. On December 26, 1839, responding to the confident prediction of one of his political opponents "that every State in the Union will vote for Mr. Van Buren at the next Presidential election" and that Lincoln's opposition to the Van Buren forces was therefore bound to be in vain, Lincoln responded:

'Address that argument to cowards and to knaves; with the free and the brave it will effect nothing. It may be true; if it must, let it...The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just... Let none falter, who thinks he is right, and we may succeed. But if after all, we shall fail, be it so.'

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