Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The election's over...

I think Frank J from IMAO said it best:

Bad Economy + Extremely Unpopular Republican President + Entire Media in the Tank for Candidate + $700 Million Dollars = Victory for Liberals!

Also, from John Hawkins at RightWingNews, some really good news:

In 2004, George Bush beat John Kerry 51% to 48%.

Today, the Democrats are as fired up as they have ever been, conservatives are completely demoralized, the Republican Party has done an awful job, George Bush is less popular than Nixon after Watergate, McCain was widely disliked by conservatives, and Barack Obama/DNC had a war chest at least 200 million dollars bigger than the McCain campaign/RNC -- and as a result, Obama won 52% to 47%.

In other words, despite the staggering advantages the Democrats had in this election, including a candidate who undoubtedly drew in millions of black voters who wanted to pull the lever for the first black President and millions of other voters gripped by white guilt, it only led to a shift of about 4% of the American public from the Republicans to the Democrats. That's what a "landslide" amounts to, folks -- 1% more of the vote than George Bush received in the 2004 election.

Does this election prove that the country has shifted to the left? No, it proves that with almost every factor in their favor, the Democrats can win big -- but, the same could be said of the GOP.

And now, what I found myself having to be reminded of last night when it became obvious we knew who the president-elect now is:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
And, lastly, congratulations Senator Obama.


anniegrin said...

Um, Sue? I think that's congratulations PRESIDENT Obama. That's ok, what will be, will be (and in 4 years we'll see....)....

Sque said...

Well, technically, it's President-Elect... which I might be able to say without gagging about the time he's inaugurated.