November 3rd, 2004

romance, flower

(no subject)

What am I missing here? I feel like there's something I am not seeing that could explain the election victory of George W. Bush. Is there something I am overlooking in him as a person, as a leader? Or is there something I am unaware of in the psyche of the citizens of this country?

All I do know for sure is that I am disappointed and demoralized.

John Kerry and John Edwards fought hard but it wasn't enough. I have nothing but respect for them and their families.

The only silver lining here is that W and his administration will have to clean up their own mess in Iraq. I hope for the sake of our beleaguered troops that all of them are up to this task.
lips, uncertain

What A Difference A Day Makes

What a difference a day makes... 24 hours ago I was optimistic and hopeful about the future of our country and a Kerry/Edwards administration. Now I have no desire to do anything for the rest of the day, week, month. I am simply limp from sadness.

This Too Shall Pass...

"The issue for donkey is neither moving to the right nor to the left. The Democrats have the opportunity to become the true reform party. It is not as if Bush won on a positive mandate. His main message was "vote for me or they will kill you." With an increasingly ossified Republican establishment now fully in control of Washington, Democrats can truly become the insurgent party advocating fundamental reform in political and governmental institutions on behalf of the middle-class. It might be helpful to consult the old Gingrich playbook on how a minority party can seize power. Yes, the Republicans back then had voter mobilization, but they also were a party of ideas and seized the reform agenda.

Democrat governors can also be helpful in encouraging a progressive reform agenda. The state houses is where we will likely find much of the energy in the Democratic party.

So, after sitting shiva for your loss, be of good cheer Democrats. This too shall pass!"

Well put, Bull Moose. Very well put.