Technically, there are still enough electoral votes out there to give Kerry the win, but it’s all over but the whining.
If the national popular vote were reversed, and Bush were losing by 3 million votes, I’d say scrap for every hanging absentee ballot in Ohio. But you can’t whine about winning the popular vote but getting the election stolen in the Supreme Court to getting your ass kicked nationally and expect the lawyer army to save you. America has spoken. Concede graciously and run to Canada like everyone else.
(Feel free to skip the rest of this post, as it a bunch of whiny, liberal, sour-grapes spewage. Or something. Go back to this post and take a deep breath. I’ll catch up to you after I get the hell over this.)
I am dumbfounded (and, for the first time, disturbed) at the results. If this is the same dream where I thought the Red Sox won the World Series, please, let me wake the hell up!
It’s not only that a significant majority of Americans think that everything’s just peachy enough to keep doing the same crap for four more years, but eleven states (Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Utah) decided that their citizens don’t have the same rights as other human beings if they happen to be gay. Scary.
But what’s really bad is that the size of the Bush margin along with the increase in Republican seats in Congress will be seen as a mandate to pursue even more draconian laws and foolish foreign adventures (not to mention the strangling deficits). For four years, we’ve had the threat of another election to hang over their heads. Now what’s to stop them?
That’s scary enough to make the joke about moving to Canada a lot less funny.