Thursday, November 06, 2008

The big O

America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do.

Amen. Almost the same number of whites voted for Obama as Kerry, only a few more. There are just more blacks and Hispanics today than four years ago, and more of them voted.

Several states, including them California, capital of Teh Gay, have disgraced themselves by voting to enshrine bigotry in their constitutions. That is a tremendous disappointment, and, I think, should put the brakes on any thoughts that America has overnight become a liberal paradise. Rather, we should still consider it a pariah, a rogue nation, until it can prove otherwise. The election of Obama is a door opening, not the redemption of that country.

Still, we are entitled to celebrate. The US has chosen a black president, and it doesn't matter how that came to pass, only that it has. That fact alone is something wonderful, incredible.

And the shitheads that our American friends were fool enough to empower for eight terrible years have been booted unceremoniously from power, and look unlikely to regain it any time soon. I hope Obama spends the next eight years undoing some of the bad, entrenching progressiveness so deeply that they cannot, should the Republicans recover, which seems somewhat unlikely, undo it. Well, let's hope. At least we can now do that.

2 Comments:

At 3:02 pm, Blogger Miz UV said...

I was surprised that Prop8 passed here -- the polls showed it losing -- but then I read that a lot of blacks are anti-gay. So when the Dems got a lot more of them to vote, well, this is what happened. Do they not poll blacks? Hmm.

Obama might have made a stronger case against it instead of that "nuanced" MTV speech where he said he was against it, but we should vote no anyway bla bla. Not exactly inspirational.

Sad. Really sad. Maybe it will change later on.

 
At 10:35 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

boots sez:

"The US has chosen a black president, and it doesn't matter how that came to pass, only that it has."

That's the most bigoted statement I've read spewing from your keyboard my friend, look within.

"And the shitheads that our American friends were fool enough to empower for eight terrible years have been booted unceremoniously from power, and look unlikely to regain it any time soon."

That's what you lot are entitled to celebrate, that a surprising number of Americans decided that fascism and nationalistic empire-building isn't what they wish to be involved with in a time of economic crisis. If McCain had been elected he'd likely have croaked and left that Palin bitch in the presidency, my take is she'd as lief nuke Britain as fasten her garter belt.

Well, I appear to be somewhat cranky this morning. How strange, for me. Right.

 

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