Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Take That!

Whew, the election is over and while the Washington State Secretary of State race has still not been decided, all of the rest of my candidates in this watershed election won.

So take that, Mitt Romney! Take that, Lyin' Ryan! Take that, Tea Party! Take that, Rethugs! Take that, Citizens United! Take that, Supreme Court! And take that, Wackjob Cousin!

In 2004 Shrubby Bush, on much shakier grounds, claimed that he had a mandate, and that he had political capital that he intended to spend. It was a sign of his utter cluelessness that he even thought that.

Now Obama really has a mandate, and since he doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected, he's got a ton of political capital. Start spending it and let's send the Rethugs to the ash heap of history where they belong.

And me? I'm tired, so I'm going to take some time off. Catch up with you later.

--The F Man


Grung_e_Gene said...

This is a Clear Liberal Mandate. This is a Center-Left Nation. This is a clarion call to eliminate the Bush Tax Cuts and roll back the 30 years of Piss Down Your Back and Tell You it's Raining Reaganomics.

Anthony Pitman said...

Good job. Rest well, you earned it.
All the hard work has paid off.

Nan said...

Most of us recognize that the US is a center-left nation. Unfortunately, the Republicans refuse to concede that fact. Their response is probably going to be to double down on the crazy and try to go even farther to the right while being as obstructionist as possible in the House of Representatives.

timr said...

except to hear the Speaker the rethug/teahadists won. Says Obama does not have a mandate. But when bush won by 5K votes in 2004, they claimed a mandate for him. But Obama wins by 3 million votes, eh, no mandate.
BTW, I watched the polls and read Nate Silver in his 538 blog. He said Obama was going to win 2 weeks before election day. So I believed him and never bothered to turn on the TV on Tues nite at all. Sure enough, my paper the next morning said Obama with 303 EV.
The entire close election was nothing but bs ginned up by the msm
Of course the rethugs were shocked because they used roves math again. and once more he was wrong. but this time he spent 300 million of other peoples money and every person he backed, lost.

Anonymous said...

Obama's only slightly less authoritarian than Romney. When you vote against the country you don't want, instead of voting for the one that you do, then you should probably lower expectations accordingly lest the post-2008 disillusionment repeat itself. If hope and change are truly what people want, it's better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't and find out that your rights to life and liberty are no longer protected. Because Guantanamo Bay and Skynet style Drone Assasination.

Yeah...I'm sure liberals mandated the election of a man who undermines the rights the liberals of yesteryear fought so hard to obtain. It's more like an uninformed electorate doesn't even know what liberalism is anymore, even the classical liberalism of the radical left wing revolutionaries, or the "militant left", that we now know as the founding fathers, due to a corporate controlled media, historical revisionism and the entirety of mainstream politics being located solely withing the "free market authoritarian" portion of the political spectrum. If there's one thing that unites Republocrats, it's tax cuts and corporate subsidies.

A political opportunist like Obama isn't going to rock the boat enough to overturn our culture of complacency. And so we're doomed to another four years of pretending issues are too complex for us to understand, in order to justify Obama's third way of compromising for the sake of compromising, without any real show of true American values. Like having values that you won't compromise on, or the destruction of private property in opposition to out of control corporate power and unjust taxation for the sole purpose of filling the hole formed by corporations like the East India Company refusing to pay their fair share.

Honestly, I don't see why Obama's re-election is cause for celebration. The man is one of the most far right presidents we've ever had. Even the republicans of yesteryear were more supportive of liberal causes, like union rights and taxing the rich at 92%, than fuddy duddy Obama is. Or has the American left adopted such a meek and shameful (wage) slave mentality, that it's grateful to any president willing to throw a few crumbs its way? I never thought I'd see the day when liberalism became just a lighter, more compassionate shade of modern conservatism, nor the day when such an electoral victory is praised.

Anonymous said...

Thinking good thoughts for you and all veterans- be they pissed off or not.

Thank you for your service to our nation.

Longtime popper inner- first time commenting.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, everyone. And anonymous #1, the mere fact that Romney lost is cause enough, in and of itself, for rejoicing. I've said before that Obama wasn't the kind of president I wanted, but a ham sandwich would have been better than Romney. It's not gonna be easy, but it's incumbent on all of us to engage in some Movement Politics and drag the Democratic party back to the left, back to its roots.
--The F Man