Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

OK, Four More Years of ...

OK, the public has spoken. Four more years for Dick Cheney and his cute little sock puppet. The Republican campaign defined the issues, and painted Kerry into a corner, and Kerry played right into their hands by staying on the defensive throughout the campaign. His wonkish approach and wooden delivery -- fine for the senate but totally out of place in a rough and tumble presidential campaign -- probably didn’t convert a single swing voter.

We’ll never know whether Howard Dean could have defeated Bush, but he wouldn’t have allowed himself to be defined and painted into a corner. Dean had that secret ingredient that had been missing from the Democratic “leadership” for 3 years: a spine. He also isn’t a former senator. Only two senators in our history have gone directly from the senate to the White House; yet the senate produces most of the White House wannabes. A former governor (Dean) or former general (Clark) would have had better odds. It’s hard to think ahead to the 2008 election without being engulfed by nausea and claustrophobia, but: no senators, please.

From a global standpoint, we’ve got to be wondering how we look in the eyes of the world. The international community probably views the stereotypical American voter as a hopeless dumbf**k whose biggest vocabulary word is “Duuuuhhh!!,” followed closely by “Uggg!!” But that’s OK, let them laugh.

We have a president who has presided over the first net loss of jobs since Herbert Hoover; has turned a huge budget surplus into a record deficit; has staged a unilateral invasion of a sovereign nation, leading to over 1,100 American deaths and over 100,00 Iraqi deaths; and has alienated practically every ally we ever had -- and we vote him back in for four more years?!?!?!

Seriously, how would you explain this to a foreigner? A student who gets all Fs (and doesn’t work and play well with others) doesn’t get promoted to the next grade. If an employee screws up every job function that could possibly be screwed up, he/she gets fired. And yet...????...

According to columnist William Greider, things are expected to get worse during the next several years. Job losses, the deficit, environmental destruction, Iraq, al Qaeda: all are expected to get worse before they get better. This could all be a huge albatross for the party in power. So perhaps there’s a tiny silver lining in the election results; the Republicans’ standing with the voters may be irreparably damaged in a few years because of the *&$#&$#*# they’ve created. Meanwhile, what the Democrats need to do is -- to paraphrase the real estate cliché of “location, location, location” -- filibuster, filibuster, filibuster. Do whatever it takes to keep Pat Robertson off the Supreme Court.


Blogger xmaseve53 said...

I see that you are just like me (licking my wounds) over that rip off election. How so many people be disconected from reality is beyond me. The jesus freaks came out of the woodwork that plus the millions of latinos that Bush imported to work because the mcdonalds and cheap paying jobs refused to up the labor costs so an american worker could actually make a living! Most of my friends feel the same way I do except I do know 2 supposedly born agains who claim that a woman does not have a right to choose nor should gays even exist. They actually said that if you dont believe like they do a person cannot get into heaven!!!
I asked them what about the people in China or Russia
and they said they will never get there. What A bunch of hypocrites and I keep my distance from their small minds. I believe in god but if their god is like that then I will take my chances in hell.My wife is bummed out tonight and I can feel it because of the advancements that have been made for the past 50 years have been all dumped down the toilet. As for the war George Bush has blood on his hands and the day will come when he has to meet his maker. I am not a religous fanatic and very seldom ever talk about it because who really knows??? none of us but here is something to the right to think about what about the part of the bible that says beware of false prophets and witness???
Thank you for yor time. St louis

November 3, 2004 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger lesbonstemps said...

Also licking wounds here. I think you are right about Kerry's speaking style. He is not a good talker. My heart sank when he won the Democratic nomination, because I knew this would be the outcome. Let's just pray they don't nominate Hillary in 2008.

November 4, 2004 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

great post...keep rockin.

November 4, 2004 at 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can it be really true? are they really trying to destroy the last vestages of the new deal?


November 4, 2004 at 10:53 PM  

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