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Explosion of feelings the day after the election by canaveralgumby on 5 November 2008 10:45pm
 
I didn't want to sully the other wonderful celebratory posts with any negative stuff. Please indulge me in this, "my friends" (I say that tongue firmly in cheek). I have to get this out today, it's been pent up for so long.

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Who the hell are these 48% of voters?!?! Old white W.A.S.P. people who refuse to get over themselves? Pathologically obssessed anti-abortionists who refuse to get over themselves? I wanted to know this FOUR YEARS AGO. We never had to hit this rock bottom.

But on the other hand, maybe we did. There are so many, many factors which built up to this "perfect storm" wherein Obama could be elected.

That is NOT to take anything away from Barack Obama. He is talented, mature, tempered, OMG is he intelligent!... I could not be more confident in him, and yes, Obama being Obama is the biggest factor in his (our) victory.

Unfortunately, the innumerable lives of people in a country we had no quarrel with, and those of our own servicemen and women, factored into it. I feel this administration are murderers, is that too strong a sentiment? And they raped the country, leaving us in this financial veritable-depression.

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It's going to take a while, but little by little, individual by individual, "Obama being Obama" is going to show the 48% how wrong they are about him, and about race. Was there a more centered, classier person? Who could have handled such slander and vitriol?

THE CAMPAIGN WAS the proof that he can handle the pressure and crises of the Presidency.

I was PISSED at McCain last night, wanted to throw something at the screen. "Why, we're not a nation of racism..." How DARE he include that phrase in his speech? He, and the pit-bull with lipstick, and the people in charge of his campaign, PREDICATED his entire campaign on the prejudice of people in this country. They hammered away at it for months. They threw EVERYTHING ugly, vulgar, and despicable at Obama. "Terrorist" "Radical" "Scary" "He wants to teach your kindergardeners sex ed."

"Muslim" AS IF THAT'S AN EVIL THING TO BE. Makes me cringe to think what the next ACTUAL non-Christian candidate will be put through. (And on that note, WHAT the hell is Lieberman thinking?)

The McCain campaign ENABLED white supremacists. They came out of their closets, and were made to feel that their bigotry is acceptable and wide-spread, out in the open at these campaign "rallies." To use a word from the War on Terror, the McCain campaign EMBOLDENED these whack-jobs. In a just world (ha ha) they should be brought up on charges for fomenting violence, hate speech and defamation.

I cried last night at the relief that such people didn't win yet another time, as much as I cried in sheer joy at the giant leap for mankind the electorate just took.

 
Re: Explosion of feelings the day after the election by mrsthing on 5 November 2008 11:32pm
 
Lieberman's been drinking some really wild Kool-Aid! I used to admire him, just like I used to admire John McCain. I suppose it has something to do with supporting Israel (Lieberman is a Jew). But otherwise, I think he's gone clean off his rocker.

Obama's strategy of ignoring McCain's accusations and insinuations effectively marginalized those right-wing whack-jobs. The people have spoken: 52% of us don't want that sort of government anymore. I'm also disappointed that he didn't win by a bigger margin, but he won, and now we can start the rebuilding process. I hope he can accomplish what he believes he can, and that it will indeed be what's best for all Americans.
 
Re: Explosion of feelings the day after the election by mrsteabag on 6 November 2008 5:00pm
 
I was proud to vote for Obama. he ran a very gentlemanly campaign, and didn't resort to negativity. The Republicans have crossed into using a theology of fear as their platform, getting as far from the Republicans that gave us Lincoln as possible without forming a circle. Lieberman's likely committed political suicide with this.
I'd be very surprised if many of the people in this administration didn't get prosecuted for human rights violations.
 
Re: Explosion of feelings the day after the election by mrsthing on 6 November 2008 9:12pm
 
They ought to, mrsteabag, but they won't. Bush has been the slickest of teflon presidents since Reagan. He'll likely be lionized within a few years as a misunderstood public servant who was hamstrung by a Democrat-controlled congress and the liberal media elite who painted him as a demon.
 
Re: Explosion of feelings the day after the election by geordiegirl on 7 November 2008 2:20pm
 
And the idea of Dubbya having ahis own Presidential Library....who uses these things? Could you say they're something of a white elephant?
 
Re: Explosion of feelings the day after the election by peripatetically on 7 November 2008 11:16pm
 
I think its mostly for historical reasons and for students of government .
 
Re: Explosion of feelings the day after the election by mrsthing on 8 November 2008 2:54am
 
What would they put in it? Comic books?
 
Re: Explosion of feelings the day after the election by Spursfan on 8 November 2008 11:31am
 
Picture books only I think.....lol
 
Re: Explosion of feelings the day after the election by ev on 8 November 2008 12:59pm
 
Just some cave paintings..
 
Re: Explosion of feelings the day after the election by canaveralgumby on 8 November 2008 7:16pm
 
Don't insult the cavepeople.
 
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