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Giving as good as we've gotten... - Unbeliever's Land
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Giving as good as we've gotten...
*WOW* Am I enjoying politics lately!

Watching McCain sink lower... and lower... and thrash about frantically... and just... keep... sinking...

I have simply never derived so much enjoyment from watching another man suffer.

[Although a close second has been watching the expression on Bush's face, each time he's been forced to go out in front of the cameras and describe just exactly how badly he and his team have hosed the economy...]  :)

I no longer merely want an Obama win.  I want an Obama LANDSLIDE.  I want something so thorough, so over-the-top, that not even the right-wing radio hate machine can spin it away.

I want McCain-Palin to be a laughingstock.  A punchline to every joke.  I want them beaten and humiliated.

I want McCain to follow Bob Dole into oblivion -- and for Palin to be shamed out of any public office, and go back to being the local TV weathergirl or whatever in Wasilla.  Forty years from now, she can rock back and forth in her rocking chair, and tell the locals how once, she almost became Vice President of the United States -- before the nice people in the white jackets come and give her the meds that make her go to sleep for awhile...

I love how the right-wingers are suddenly all about bipartisanship, and checks and balances, and playing nice.  Yeah, and where was THAT during the Bush years?  Republicans are really good at dishing it out -- I say it's time to see how well they can TAKE it... :)

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compostwormbin From: compostwormbin Date: October 26th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I want all those things too... but...

This will not be a landslide election. If everyione who wanted to vote and was legally eligible to vote could vote without hindrance and have their votes fairly counted I am certain this would be a landslide election.

But already there are voters being thrown off the rolls in droves for reasons like foreclosure, first time voters registering and being told at the last minute they are not eligible even if it's not true but without enough time to appeal the decision. 18 year olds are being told they are too young, people who filled out their form fully and legibly are being told there is missing or unreadable information and their form was rejected. In early voting states computers are already losing votes and malfunctioning to cast votes for McCain instead of Obama. And of course there will be the misleading calls and flyers, intimidation, and long lines on election day.

I am very nervous about the outcome of this election... and there's so much riding on it.
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: October 28th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, by modern standards at least, I think this WILL be a landslide.

Oh, the Republicans are doing everything they can to steal it. From the sounds of it, they may have succeeded in Colorado (massive "vote caging" plus rejection of new registrations -- which are mainly Democratic -- for any possible reason).

*BUT* -- they can't steal enough votes to win. I don't think they can even steal enough to come close. No one "surprise state" can win it for McCain. He needs ALL of the swing states. And there's no way he's getting them all -- or even most.

They've already failed to steal Ohio! The new Dem Secretary of State stood up to them, and the US Supreme Court actually backed him! And that alone may have already won the election...

And now that Ted Stevens has been found guilty on all counts, we're one seat closer to a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate... :)

Don't get me wrong -- deep down, I'm still nervous. If anyone can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the Dems can. Obama could still manage to say something stupid or "maliciously misquotable". But at this point, it would have to be pretty damn bad...

I am actually starting to abandon the "cautious" part of my cautious optimism... :)
rampling From: rampling Date: October 28th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Watching the McCain/Palin self-parody continue to sink lower and lower in the slime they peddle makes me feel lovely frissons of schadenfreude!
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