Republican leader Andy Martin says this is a "time for national disunity"
We must become the loyal opposition today, loyal to the Constitution and not to the pretender, the Emperor Obama I
Martin says that a president who won't release his birth certificate is an illegitimate leader
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ANDY MARTIN CALLS FOR "NATIONAL DISUNITY"
LEGACY OF POPULAR HOSTILITY TO BUSH WILL NOT LINGER BEYOND HIS TERM, SAYS MARTIN
HOW CAN WE TRUST A PRESIDENT-ELECT WHO IS AFRAID TO RELEASE HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE, ANDY ASKS?
"LEGAL OPPOSITION" BEGINS TODAY, CONTINUES IN HONOLULU NOVEMBER 18TH
ANTI-OBAMA AUTHOR BECOMES "LOYAL OPPOSITION," LOYAL TO THE CONSTITUTION
(CHICAGO)(November 5, 2008) As these notes are finished the winner of the presidential election is Barack Obama. McCain has surrendered.
Senator John McCain spoke graciously, "congratulating" president-elect Obama. But he did not call for "national unity" as the liberal cable TV bobbleheads were demanding.
The sweetness of Obama's victory will not linger beyond the morning dew. The bitterness Obama will generate in the days ahead will linger for the next four years.
Nine years ago I broadcast an ad that said "George Bush wants to bomb Iraq." The Bush Brothers, Jeb and George, attacked me. I was the first name on the new president's enemies list. But I had warned the American people. I knew Bush would be a disaster. I never anticipated just how great a disaster. In 2002 I spoke out and marched against the invasion of Iraq and called it a folly. I was one of the first to report the failures in Baghdad, from Baghdad, where I spent most of 2003.
Today the Bush Dynasty is a shambles, totally defunct. He leaves a legacy of disgrace.
The Bush legacy will be a bitter one, bitter for Republicans because it disrupted and destroyed their party, and bitter for Democrats because their party was misled into electing a Marxist-Leninist who will prove as toxic to Democrats as Bush was to Republicans. I worked in the 89th Congress. I saw President Johnson's landslide of 1964 reverse itself in 1966. "Change" is coming to America. In 2010. Ultimately, the Bush legacy will not be a lingering one. Bush will be remembered as a decent man who was betrayed by his closest advisers.
The bottom line: I am a Republican, but not a Republican who puts party above national interests, or partisan devotion above the Constitution. I have been a corruption-fighter and reformer since my days at the University of Illinois. I will remain so.
Today I am pleased and proud to be the first name on Barack Obama's enemies list, and to brand him the "Illegitimate President."
Senator Obama's victory is a hollow and illegitimate one.
He won by undermining our democratic institutions and by reintroducing dirty money into presidential campaigns. There can be no accommodation with a president who was elected with hundreds of millions of dollars in clandestine campaign cash.
Today I also become a leader of the loyal opposition that will stand against the policies Senator Obama supported during the campaign. The election may be over. The battle for America is just beginning.
Here is the first draft of our essential, basic truths:
There can be no accommodation with a president who refuses to release his birth certificate and establish his true identity.
I do not congratulate Mr. Obama on his illegitimate victory; I reciprocate his contempt for the American people by being contemptuous of his "victory." Obama is a pretender to the presidency. Fool us once, Obama, shame on you; fool us twice, shame on us.
If ever there was a time for national disunity, this is that time. Preparations must begin immediately for the inevitable victory in 2010.
There can be no accommodation with a man who claims his victory is "righteous," and that his opponents are evil. I will not demonize Obama but I will not allow him to demonize his critics either, by cloaking his claims in false piety.
John McCain tried to play by the rules and he got screwed. I congratulate Senator McCain on the final result. I stayed loyal to him to the end. Given the fatal errors he made, he did extremely well and limited the ultimate, long-term injury to the Republican Party.
Now we must defend the Constitution and prevent Obama from undermining our institutions and establishing an electoral dictatorship similar to that of his hero Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.
Sadly, Republicans are better at playing defense than they are at running an offense. That was why they did so well in 1995-2001, and why they have done so poorly since then. While I recognize Obama's illegitimacy as a political leader, I do not doubt that many of the positions he espoused are popular. Some may even be necessary. But the glow and aftermath of his victory will fade faster than anyone can now imagine.
Obama was elected for one reason: because George Bush undermined America. Bush started an unnecessary war in Iraq, and he pursued domestic policies that lost sight of the needs of ordinary Americans. John McCain paid the price for having flown too close to Bush, a fatal error in any pilot. McCain should have anticipated and avoided that risk.
Barack Obama has given the Republican Party a loud wake-up call. The party has been trapped in the throes of cultural extremism. We must renew and revise our guiding principles and throw open our doors to what will be a steady stream of victims of "Obamaism." Instead of a pro-life/pro-choice party, we must become an all-American and all-Americans party. We must be everything Obama is not: for a sound defense and a strong economy. Opportunity, not redistribution. And that's it. Just as Jesus chased the money-changers from the temple, we must chase the right-wing profiteers from the Republican temple. One nation. One Party. No outcasts. All are welcome.
By default, I have also become the "legal opposition." I will be in court in Honolulu on November 18th seeking a court order to open Barack Obama's secret birth certificate. What is in the document that Mr. Obama does not want the American people to see? Until his family history is revealed, and until his birth certificate is made public, Obama will be an illegitimate president and a pretender in the White House.
When I warned people four years ago about Barack Obama, no one would listen. Is anyone listening now?