Tuesday, November 04, 2008



The reactionary morons have carried the day, and Obama has become the President-elect. They voted for him because he's black. They voted for him because he's young and good-looking and a smooth talker. They voted for him because he's not Bush.

They didn't vote for him because of his ethics (because from his breaking of his public financing promise to his support for ACORN to his campaign's dubious fundraising practices, his ethics are deeply in question). THey didn't vote for him because of his record of achievement, because he literally had no record (except getting elected to two offices where his opponents had to drop out). They sure as hell didn't vote for him for his policies, because they are a hodgepodge of horror (depending on which set of policies you think he adheres to, since they changed with each different audience he spoke to--see, ethics, questionable).

The only bright spots in this are that Obama has shown no initiative or drive in his political career to accomplish anything other than get elected, so maybe he'll continue to duck taking any firm stands for his four years in office. And it doesn't look like the Democrats will achieve a lock on a Senate supermajority, so there may be a limit to the damage they can do, although there are enough center-left Republicans that they'll probably have an almost blank check.

And then of course, there's the prospect of four years of the comedy stylings of Joe Biden's mouth.

FSM help us. I lived through the 70's once, and I hoped never to go through it again. But hey, at least the drugs will be cheap.


Mary Robinette Kowal said...

At first I thought your post was satire, but then I realized that you were serious. I'm sad that you think I'm a reactionary moron.

Anonymous said...

It's sad that you now hate the American mainstream. Apparently, you have no respect whatsoever for a long-delayed fulfillment of the American Dream -- that is, our ongoing battle to form a more perfect union.

That's OK, though. As it's been said, America is an experiment in endless revolution. People have died for the American Dream -- the slavery abolitionists, soldiers in the Civil War, countless innocent lynched black men during segregation and MLK in the fight for civil rights. They all had to fight the violent, ignorant forces that wanted to restrain America's promise -- that wanted to limit Americans' freedoms.

So, it's OK. You've taken your place alongside George Wallace, Pat Robertson, Pat Buchanan, Jerry Falwell, Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly and the racist legacy of the South.

You're obviously comfortable with that company. If that is the breadth and measure of your soul, well, may God have mercy on you.