November 04, 2008

So Goes Ohio, So Goes The Nation...

Well, Fox called OH for Obama. And given that the Blue states are blue and the Red states are red that flips it to the Dems.

It's NOT a blowout. It's really close. It's still a 50/50 nation. [Update: Okay, a 52/46 nation, as opposed to the 51/47 nation we were in 2004]

For the last eight years half the country has been pissed off. Well, the only thing that's changed is that it's the OTHER half now. No mandate. No "coming-together" Kumbaya crap. It's not going to be all rainbows and unicorns. Mitch McConnell is our firewall.

Unity? Suck it!

Now at least I get the satisfaction of slamming every family member and friend who is a Dem that everything that goes wrong, everything that sucks is Barack Obama's fault. No excuses. They control everything.

They have it all. Including the responsibility. And we're all going to hold it to them.

Kudo's to Sen. McCain. He was in a no-win situation. History to be made. A once in a century economic collapse. An unpopular war. Unprecedented voter fraud in battleground states that goes unreported. A media so in the tank for the Democrat that over 70% of the public recognizes it? The opponent's grandmother dying the DAY BEFORE ELECTION DAY!!!! How do you compete? Fact is, McCain made it a race. And I give him all the credit in the world. [Update Deux: And good work to all those folks in the battleground states - I'm looking at YOU Vic - who fought the good fight on the front lines and didn't give up hope.]

It's a long road to 2012. But if Jimmy Carter's Presidency is any indicator it doesn't take much to clip the bloom off of the rose.

Posted by Gary at November 4, 2008 09:32 PM | TrackBack

I believe John McCain's lasting legacy will have been to introduce America to Sarah Palin.

As for the Democrats, Obama = Hitler. It worked for the other side, so deal with it. At least those two are both socialists.

Posted by: rbj at November 4, 2008 10:14 PM

Bloom/rose...I think of
Robert and his garden...
This is way more serious than a bloom and a rose; this is our country we are talking about.
The funny thing about the tax discussion is that people live a middle class life style at different pay rates depending on the cost of living in their area.
In my area, middle class is 100K+. That is just how it is because of school taxes and sales taxes. Employers have to pay the wages to their workers so they can pay the taxes on their earnings.... We are not all selling Amway to each other. Someone has to bring a basic dollar into the community in order to support the teacher's union and other ancelary groups.Like the dry cleaner..
We already live with as few lights on as possible. I think I already told your readership of my craking my skull open due to a lack of lighting... It is my opinion that we have already gone through "skyrocketing increases" in our electric bill.There is nothing more we can do but endure it. We have already made the environmental changes demanded by our new masters... All we need now is to pay for it.
I don't think we can pay for it. I'm not sure what we should do.

Posted by: Babs at November 4, 2008 10:41 PM

I don't know why anyone is surprised. George W. is less popular than Nixon was. (That took some doing.)

There was just no way a Republican was going to get in.

Of course the Republican party now has other problems. Given that they have morphed into an copy of the 70s Dems - big spending, big government, pork-barrel, etc. - one has to ask why vote for them? Because they hate gays, hate abortion, hate evolution, and think intelligent design is a scientific theory? Good luck with that.

I think the next thing that will happen is that the self-appointed core of the Republican party will decide that what happened is that they weren't right-wing enough to win, and the next set of candidates will verge on being religious fanatics.

It will be a long time before they can convince anyone they are the party of limited government.

So in the meantime we will get a repeat of the 1930s. Anti-business, anti-trade insanity. Expect to see more companies leave, get bought by foreign competitors or just plain go out of business. Those that are "too be to fail" will be nationalized - and just remember it was the Republicans who started it.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at November 4, 2008 11:34 PM

Gary, I tried, I really did! But I'm only one vote in the whole state of OH.

Posted by: GroovyVic at November 5, 2008 12:01 AM

It is not the end of the world (just close to it). It will be back to basics - Lower taxes, smaller government, free trade, judiciary guided by Founder's Intent, strong defense.

Our time will come again.

Posted by: kmr at November 5, 2008 06:55 AM

Right with you GroovyVic. It's almost a shame that some of us really do believe in one vote per citizen.

Posted by: rbj at November 5, 2008 11:08 AM