The election . . .
As a preface, I am an engineer (the science kind, not a train driver), so my after action report is based on analysis rather than emotion. I am glad this election is over. Both campaigns were run more on personality and sound bites than facts and programs. Both spent way too much money, and the process was simply too long. We simply cannot afford to spend fully half the term of a president trying to decide whom the next will be.
I believe that Obama feels his menu of programs is the best for the country.
I believe that a he is incorrect on at least a part of that menu - perhaps a major part
I believe that Bush felt his menu of programs was the best for the country.
I believe that he was incorrect on at least a part of that menu - perhaps a major part.
I believe that Bush's choice of advisers/minions/staff was badly chosen, that they executed his agenda badly, and that his singular focus on the war on terror - albeit important - badly neglected parts of the country's needs.
I believe that people who are gloating over Obama's win are ill-mannered clods who don't know how to win gracefully.
I believe, in that same vein, that Joy Behar was a c*nt before the election, and remains a c*nt afterwards.
I believe that people who are crying in their beer, looking for excuses for the loss, and vowing revenge are also ill-mannered clods who don't know how to lose gracefully.
I believe that more people voted for Obama because he is black than voted against him for the same reason. I do not necessarily find that to be unexpected, nor do I see it as racist.
I believe that Obama has won fairly, and that people should support any of his programs that they believe are in the best interest of the country.
I believe that people who disagree with any of his programs that they believe are not in the best interest of country the should oppose them ethically, and with all of the legal power and ability they possess.
I believe that Obama won gracefully, McCain lost gracefully, and Bush has been graceful in responding to the results.
I believe that we have a duly elected government, that we should support what we can, oppose what we cannot, and get on down the road.