Mister Pterodactyl
Saturday, November 06, 2004
So busy gloating I forgot to blog...
Well, we haven’t witnessed the unhinging I’d hoped for, but I’m still having a good time. Krugman has kind of let me down; I was looking for something like this (from the Getting Our Excuses in Early Dept.). This was still a decent effort, though. [Apparently he wants the Dems to work harder to get out their base. Over 115 million votes cast and they didn’t motivate their base? How’s that?]

MoDo is her normal incoherent self. [Women who are pregnant, may become pregnant, or have ever been pregnant should not click. People with heart conditions, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, or dementia should consult their doctors before clicking. Side effects may include, but are not limited to, headaches, nausea, decreased sex drive, broken monitors, and memory loss.]

Other reactions include this guy: “We're telling the world that we endorse the last four years…” Hey, that’s what I voted for. “…and give thumbs up to more evil. Sick.” That part’s just a fringe benefit.

And then there’s this guy: “The problem is just this: Slightly more than half of the citizens of this country simply do not care about what those of us in the ‘reality-based community’ say or believe about anything.” Well, yeah. [The ‘reality-based community’ is apparently taken from something an unnamed government official said back in 2002. Get over it, already.]

The new storyline of the left is so far coalescing in two ways. The first holds that Bush supporters are just stupid: “The election results reflect the decision of the right wing to cultivate and exploit ignorance in the citizenry. I suppose the good news is that 55 million Americans have evaded the ignorance-inducing machine. But 58 million have not… ignorance and bloodlust have a long tradition in the United States, especially in the red states.”

The second has it that we’re actually evil, intolerant, bible-thumping bigots. This, it seems, is being raised in response to exit polls in which the most popular answer to “most important issue” was “moral values.” Lacking a more detailed explanation of what that outrageously vague phrase stands for, a number of people have decided that it means a specific stance regarding certain social issues; e.g. abortion, stem cells, etc but especially gay marriage rights. Only 22% of respondents gave that answer, by the way.

I'll have more on that later. For now, allow me to make a suggestion to the Democratic party: assuming that ignorance and bigotry are the only possible reasons for others to disagree with you is no way to change their minds.

You forgot one of your dad's historic party engines-- diarrhea! I don't know if you remember his annual 'Trot for Diarrhea' party. (I really think it was a liberal fundraiser.) (No, no then it would have been called 'Tort for Diarrhea' instead. Sorry!)
AND... since we won, from now on I want the Republican favoring states to be blue... the liberals should be RED!
Can anyone tell me how it is that the so-called ‘reality-based community’ is claiming that Bush STOLE the election, that all sorts of trickery was secretly used to turn Kerry votes into Bush votes? Call me crazy, but I see no hint of 'reality' about THAT.
Omni - I think that's all they have left. There's gotta be a reason for it besides, y'know, Americans actually preferring Bush.
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