Wednesday, November 05, 2008

November 5, 2008- The Best Day Ever?

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I don't know if SpongeBob SquarePants knows the country is rid of dangerous extremists like Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO), Tim Walberg (R-MI), Virgil Goode (R-VA), Thelma Drake (R-VA), Tom Feeney (R-FL), Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Robin Hayes (R-NC) but he sure knows that Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States. And like many of us, he thinks it's the best day ever!

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At 6:43 AM, Anonymous Balakirev said...

Yes, it looks good. Still a few races to be called, and I'm hoping Smith and Coleman go down in flames--but overall, we did very well. We got a few progressives moved into high places, and exchanged a few Bush thugs for moderates.

Danger cloud on the horizon: That glamor journal, Huffington Post, has a piece claiming Rahm's been offered Chief of Staff by Obama. While it removes him from the House, it does mean he'll be stopping the president constantly to make sure he doesn't step forward with his left foot.

That said, Obama's elected, and we can hope some of the madness we've been through for some time will slowly begin to ease.

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger Bob In Pacifica said...

I am greatly saddened that the apparent wave of newly registered black voters who were not afraid to see a black President elected were willing to join fearful low-information whites in passing Prop. 8 in California.

I suspect that this constitutional amendment may be unconstitutional, but that's to be determined.

The Republicans are reactionaries. Their leaders encourage people to vote with their amygdalas and not their frontal lobes. It's all about fear. And greed.

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger C3 said...

We have massive voter fraud here in ga. someoje needs to come help find out how. ga claims that in most legislative districts that over half of the registered democrats either did not vote or rather voted repiblican...we need hhelp here!!!!!!

 
At 8:22 AM, Anonymous me said...

I dunno...

1. The presidential race was far too close. The warmonger took the entire South and parts of the midwest.

2. Bachman won. Bachman! And Chambliss.

3. Prop 8 won in Calif.

4. Coleman is winning.

5. Etc., etc.

6. The Republican Party may have lost a few seats, but they are still very strong all over the country. This is astonishingly bad news.


Am I just a malcontent? I don't think so. I think the optimism is unwarranted.

The repubs are already planning their hatchet jobs on Obama, just like they did with Clinton. All it will take is for corporate money to buy back the Congress (like what happened with Clinton's medical plan and the election of 1994), and the repubs will start more "investigations" like that Whitewater bullshit.

Optimistic? No, not me. If it had been a blowout, then I would have been optimistic.

 
At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all unconstitutional... Obama we don't even know if he is a true citizen or not... it's all about race, nothing more. The votes could be doubled by the same people voting twice. There is no proof he is even a true natural born citizen! He wants us to make huge sacrifices. No one is looking at those issues, they are just looking on the outside. That he is black! So much for moral judgment here. It's all based on the outside. Talk about people being ignorant to race. How many people voted for him just cause he is black? TOns of people who didn't care about voting before. Talk about some stupid ignorance! Those who did that will have a wakeup call unless they are going to stick by him even if he takes away their homes!

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Bruce said...

Imagine if New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schummer and his little Repug-lite committee had actually supported Al Franken for Senator in Minnesota. No, Franken was too damn PROGRESSIVE for Chucky, not Repug-lite enough! Now Minnesota will have 6 more years of an overgrown fratboy named Norm Coleman. THANKS A LOT Chucky! Giving us "Justice" Roberts and Attorney General Mukasky wasn't harmful enough, I guess. Time for a REAL Democratic Senator to replace you.

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Balakirev said...

Actually, anonymous troll, Obama is a blue-skinned alien from a planet circling Alpha Centauri, who is here in order to take over the earth. So you're right.

Now, with that muck out of the way:

"2. Bachman won. Bachman! And Chambliss."

Too bad about Bachman, I agree. But Chambliss looks poised for a runoff. Seems he didn't quite make it to 50%, or so I've seen, just a few minutes ago.


"3. Prop 8 won in Calif."

Yeah, that's really sad. But I think it remains to be seen whether it can stand up in court. My guess is, it won't.

"The Republicans are reactionaries. Their leaders encourage people to vote with their amygdalas and not their frontal lobes. It's all about fear. And greed."

No offense, but that's bull. Most politicians, including many Dems, are thoroughly reactionary. They just want to feed at the troth. What we need aren't Dems; we need progressive politicians of whatever stamp, to break open the system and get transparency, responsibility, and good government.

 
At 9:12 AM, Anonymous teach said...

Now is the time to use that new Dem organization to keep pressure on the Repug reps and senators. Now is the time to encourage people to remain active.

Seems to me that is a huge job. The work is not done and it continues or we fall into the complacence that got us here to start with.

But, that work is a joy compared to surviving a Bush small p presidency.

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous me said...

Dumbasses like Anon there are have been dragging the US into the sewer for several years.

 
At 9:49 AM, Anonymous me said...

"But I think it remains to be seen whether it can stand up in court. My guess is, it won't."

I doubt that the courts can have anything to say about it. That was an amendment to the California constitution.

 
At 12:14 PM, Anonymous teach said...

A national law can override a negative, I think. For example, states might be able to give more rights, but not take them away, right?

They still are subject to the constitution. If it is ruled unconstitutional according to the US Constitution, then I think the ban will be struck down.

I am saddened that African Americans voted for this in such large numbers. We still have work to do for another disenfranchised group of Americans.

 
At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Mike B. at They'll Say ANYTHING! said...

Egads! According to ABC, RAHM-bunctuous has been offered the WH Chief of Staff job by President-Elect Obama. In other words, he'd be the primary gatekeeper to the Oval Office. If true, and if Rahm accepts, my hope is that Pres. Obama will be strong enough personally to still insist on hearing all viewpoints, including progressive ones. However, let's face it, Rahm at the gate would leave progressives a far more formidable wall to climb . . .

(MSNBC reported that he'd accepted, and then Rahm's spokesperson denied it. Well, at least we now have something else to speculate about. . .)

 
At 8:47 AM, Anonymous me said...

"A national law can override a negative"

Yes, but you're dreaming if you think that will happen.


"If it is ruled unconstitutional according to the US Constitution"

Again, that ain't gonna happen. Not any time soon, that's for sure. I'd guess a minimum of ten years, maybe more.


"I am saddened that African Americans voted for this"

Isn't it disgusting? I've noticed that many times before. One would think that victims of injustice would be less likely to visit injustice on others, but it just doesn't happen that way.

Similarly, many Israeli Jews are happy to mistreat Palestinians, and some even call for their wholesale slaughter. Can you believe it? After the history of Europe only 70 years ago.

What is the reason? I think it's a combination of human stupidity and that hate breeds hate. Until a majority of humans are brought up without hatred in their lives, this situation will continue.

 

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