I noticed something a week ago. Actually I noticed it a while ago but could not place what was wrong with the picture. Living in California, I have seen probably hundreds if not thousands of Barack Obama signs with his image in red, white and blue along with words like hope, change, or progress. What hadn’t occurred to me originally was that this is new to American politics. I have been voting since 1984 and aware of elections since 1980. I could not recall a single campaign where the candidate’s image was used in this way on posters, bumper stickers, signs, and t shirts (http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives2/2008/10/021681.php). Not in this country. You really had to go back in time to Stalinist Soviet Union (parodied as Big Brother by Orwell in 1984) or Chairman Mao, or Fidel. It is very common in dictatorships of the third world.
“The Coming Thugocracy,” is the title of an article by Michael Barone detailing Barack and followers attempt to shut down dissent. His article can be viewed here: http://townhall.com/columnists/MichaelBarone/2008/10/11/the_coming_obama_thugocracy and here : http://www.usnews.com/blogs/barone/2008/10/14/obama-supporters-may-spew-more-hate-than-mccain-backers.html
Barack’s voulenteers turned this woman into the secret service: http://www.lufkindailynews.com/search/content/news/stories/2008/10/07/secret_service.html.
ACORN is trying to rig the election. The examples are too numerous to site entirely but here are a few :
Anyone want to wager who ACORN is registering people for?
Once back in power, President Obama will likely reimpose the “Fairness Doctrine.” This is something he can do with the stroke of a pen. This will effectively mean the end of talk radio and coupled with an attempt by Democrats to regulate content on the internet, it will mean shutdown of dissent. http://news.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view.bg?articleid=1125337&srvc=home&position=rated
This will indeed be a change election, hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to change it back.