5 November 2008

Hope

I'm happy with this. I'd wanted to see Bush's head on a stick as the cheerful crowds chanted outside the Whitehouse, but I guess we can't always get what we want. The electoral college votes have given Obama an overwhelming advantage, but even the gap in the popular vote tally was wide. The overwhelming support of Obama in the Pacific states (to include Hawaii) was particularly heartening. Republican commentators have tried to put a good spin on all this, saying that these things move in cycles, but they've got their work cut out for them this time around. We seem to be witnessing an emerging demographic of young voters who have witnessed first-hand the destructiveness of Republican economic policies and are unimpressed with all the psuedo-religious issues, millionaire plumbers, and oversized flag pins of the right. And as for Palin, I don't even think she'll be able to arouse derision in four to eight years.

Hope
One thing is clear: the election represents a clear repudiation of the Republican's national plan to mortgage the country to the super-rich. Unfortunatetly, Obama wil have only reduced scope to do anything after he inherits the empty coffers of the Shrubian misadministration, but at least there's some hope that something will change. As bad as the last eight years have been, I'm quite willing to give up the steaming crap that I've been handed and trade it in for whatever's behind Door 2 (or Door 3 or Door 4 . . . )

5 comments:

Comrade Kevin said...

The first 100 days will be crucial.

wunelle said...

Speaking of W's head on a pike...

I'll be curious to see what happens after 20 Jan. I hope our desire to take care of the country's wounds doesn't prevent holding these people accountable for this mayhem and destruction of our principles.

We shall see...

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Hear, hear, I couldn't agree more!

Martin Langeland said...

We would be foolish indeed to try to heal a deep puncture wound such as Mad wolf Cheneybush gave us without complete disinfection. The only retribution I demand is to discredit their ideas so thoroughly that even a three year old child from the back of beyond will laugh if a politician suggests any part of these failed policies.
Of course I wouldn't mind watching one or two do a perp walk if we start at the top rather than the more usual course.
--ml

Karlo said...

I was glad to see the overwhelming win for precisely this reason.