You all know how I
feel about Bush. Longtime readers know how I felt
about the 2000 election and that every vote should be
recounted in Florida. It was obvious then and now that
the Supreme Court ruling to stop the recount because
there "wasn't enough time" was absolute
horseshit. When the difference is 500 votes you get,
it, right. With all that being said as well as me
wanting to Bush out of office more than you can
possibly imagine...Kerry lost and needs to concede.
This is 136,000
votes. You have to understand that the provisional
votes won't all count. The people got them because
they "felt" there was a reason they weren't on
the lists. Meaning they went to vote, the voting
places said "you're not registered" and instead of
having the people go apeshit - they gave them a
provisional ballot that they could fill out and if by
some chance it was a mistake, and the person should
have been registered it would be added to the total.
So even if there's 200,000 provisional ballots and
let's say 75% of them are actually legitimate, Kerry
would have to win those ballots at a margin of 91% to
9%. Not only is that not realistic, even the 75%
assumption is outrageous. Add to that a 3.5 million
popular vote lead and the first majority of the
popular vote since 1988 - Bush clearly won
The humorous thing
to me is watching all the Republicans this morning
saying the exact same thing they said in 2000. I mean
verbatim. Of course, they're right now. But when the
margin was 500 votes, they acted the exact same way.
"It's OBVIOUS we won, I mean what's the big deal?
Why doesn't Gore concede?!" LOL. Politicians are
classic. But this is one time where Kerry needs to see
the writing on the wall and not drag this out. Truly
because the country is very clear here. 3.5 million is
obvious and needs to be respected.
I can't be too
hard on the Kerry camp right now, because Bush would
do the same thing were the roles reversed. It's not a
democratic or republican action - it's a political
news: Kerry concedes, press conference at 1 PM
has to be a first for an entry. As I'm typing this
Kerry called Bush, therefore rendering my entire entry
worthless. Well honestly, I'm glad I got my
feelings in before I knew because it shows I'm a
level-headed person and not a die-hard democrat. It
was wrong to not take your time and recount Florida,
and it was right to not drag this out. That's just
Now how do
I feel? I thought fear would trump hope and it
did. If you can make the masses truly believe that
they will be unsafe with the other guy, it makes no
difference what the other issues are. It's why
organized religion has "worked" historically over
thousands of years. 9/11 scared people, and the people
in this country want the terrorists to pay. You wear a
towel on your head? You're more responsible for the
attack than me man, so get out the way. I believe
it is a simple way to feel about life, but it is the
reality in this country. When you look at all the
state maps and see all the rural areas vote RED while
all the urban areas vote BLUE - it says a lot, and
when Bush gets re-elected by 3.5 million votes, it
says a lot too.
Still blows my
mind that the youth vote STILL didn't get out.
Incredible ain't it? I mean we had 15 million new
people registered, and only 7 million more votes than
last year. Huh? 112 Million people voted? What the
fuck? People are so stupid. I'll be the first to tell
you that voting is usually the equivalent to
rearranging the chairs on the Titanic, but this year
it actually mattered...and the kids just had better
things to do.
I am still
certain that the Bush Administration will be mired in
shit with the Iraq situation for years, and I do
also believe that we just flipped the bird at the
terrorists. I think there will be growing
insurgence in Iraq, and that Bush alone, and his
re-election, will create more terrorists than are
defeated when it's all said and done. I believe
any "hits" however will be aimed at our troops
overseas because, well, they're right fuggin' there.
Why set it up in the states when there's 140,000
troops sitting in the middle east. Draft? I don't know
how we're going to avoid it unless we pull out early.
Bush can promise all he wants, but if it is the
difference between winning or losing Iraq? Yeah,
there'll be a draft.
And finally if
I take any solace in this, it's that Bush is now
smack dab in the spotlight for the next 4 years. All
the sinister things I believe the administration
did to bring us into the mess in Iraq haven't gone
anywhere, and they certainly didn't get to pawn it off
on another administration. In fact, now that
I think about it it's a very "you made your bed,
now lie in it" sort of proposition. They can
blame no one now with how it turns out. And when the
Halliburton Investigations come down, it'll be on a
standing vice-president. It could very well be
Watergate-esque. But more than anything, Bush is now
completely going to be held responsible for it and
there's so many lies surrounding this war, he'll have
nowhere to hide.
there you have it, the end of my political
ramblings. This "journey" has nothing
to do with politics and everything to do
with chronicling this crazy-ass road to
success. Sorry I had to side-step for
a couple of weeks, but I had to get
my feelings about Bush off my chest.
Instant Karma's gonna get him. No doubt.
And I venture to say this second-term is
going to be very, very bumpy.