Last night I watched the election coverage on CNN until around 11:00 PM. I got a real kick out of watching the two right-wing commentators try to spin the election results, first by down-playing them as too few, too early to indicate a trend and then as “not the tsunami “the media” kept promising.” Whatever their take on the outright takeover of the House and apparent takeover of the Senate was I’m not sure as I went to bed just before either of those things were reported, but I am really hoping to catch it on a recap today or maybe YouTube later in the week.
Personally, this election restored my hope in a lot of things about this country. I’d have preferred the American electorate had come to its senses in 2004 or, better yet, hadn’t drank the Kool-Aid in 2000, but what’s done is done. The task at-hand is to undo as much of the harm our dry-drunk-in-chief and his Congressional rubber-stamp have done the past six years:
- Damaging the infrastructure and morale of our troops.
- Shafting our veterans.
- Accumulating $3 TRILLION dollars worth of new debt.
- Running an annual $300 BILLION dollar deficit (with $400B MORE “off-the-books”).
- Erroding our civil liberties.
- Ruining our standing in the world.
- Allowing North Korea and Iran to achieve or come closer to achieving their nuclear amibitions.
- Allowing Afghanistan to become a failed narco-state.
- Allowing Iraq to descend into chaos.
- Allowing New Orleans to be destroyed.
- Being a huge part of the problem – rather than the solution – to global warming, overfishing, and the spread of AIDS and HIV in the Third World.
- Ad nauseum.
Better late than never; here’s hoping it doesn’t turn out to be too little, too late.