Thursday, November 06, 2008

Here's the Post I Didn't Have Time to Write Yesterday


I'm proud of us.

14 comments:

MtnMama said...

Oh, ME TOO!

Everything is easier to deal with when you have something to feel better about.

Optioned Unarmed said...

I was thinking how wonderful it is that the lying, cheating, torturing neocons will be leaving office. And then I realized the soundtrack playing in my brain was the wizard of oz tune "ding dong the wicked witch is dead!". (Note: That refers to our country's evil-doing executive branch, not to the feebly ignorant Palin!)

Anonymous said...

Sadly the stock market apparently fears the new administration. Its down over 800 points since Tuesday. I hope it is not an true indicator of things to come.

Optioned Unarmed said...

Right, 'cause up until the election the economy was looking so rosy!!!

Seriously, though, I do think we're only in about the second inning of this crisis. The continued unwinding of all these crazy highly leveraged debt instruments will not be pretty.

A joke I heard recently: The economy is so messed up that whoever wins the election will demand a recount.

Chad @ Sentient Money said...

Yeah, this is all because one guy or the other was picked. It has nothing to do with tier 1 companies like Toyata cutting profit estimates by 65% or retailers starting to go bankrupt or the Treasury struggling to find buyers for it's debt...naw. This is all because those businesses hating Dems got in office...those bastards. If they had their way we would all be on welfare.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the stock market plunge is related to the election finally being over. Now the political advertising spending will drop to nil- wasn't that holding up the economy for the past 18 months? :)

frugal zeitgeist said...

I am proud, too. Proud and deeply grateful.

Anonymous said...

What specifically is there to be proud of? A man with no track record of leadership elected President. Tax cut to 95% of Americans; of which 40% don't pay any income tax to begin with. No offshore drilling while China drills offshore Cuba by Florida. $1 Trillion Dollars of new Federal Government spending. As a reminder, our bloated Federal Budget was $3T at the start of 2008 and increased by $125B during the spring stimulus, $300B during the housing rescue, and $700B for the Wall St bailout. Team Obama came to my door three times during the election season, and the volunteers had nothing but the 95% tax cut, exit Iraq (which has fewer American deaths this year than Obama's Chicago), and listen to NPR. I'd be surprised if the middle class tax hike comes quicker than it did under President Clinton. Not that the Republicans are better; they spent us into oblivion between 2001-2006.

Anonymous said...

anonymous on 11/7 @ 1:18AM (via my computer)...

Big thumbs up.

Madame X said...

What I am proud of is the fact that we had a high turnout of voters and proved ourselves capable of getting past a major milestone in our history of race relations, even though we may all not agree on the outcome of the election.
For everything that anon1:18 has said about Obama, more or less equivalent comments could be made about McCain and a million other potential candidates from both parties. No one's perfect. If people expect Obama to be a miracle worker who will make dollar bills rain from the skies, that is silly and not anything to be particularly proud of, but I personally think the best candidate won-- I had my doubts about him at the beginning but I think over the course of his campaign he proved himself to be more than "just a pretty face". The spirit of optimism and positivity that he's brought with him is in itself something we can really use right now-- whatever else you might say about him, one thing is certain: he can LEAD.

GE Miller said...

I'm proud of us as well. It shows how far we've come in 8 years. It also tilts the political platform towards being more 'for the people' versus catering to religious nuts and corporations going forward.

Anonymous said...

"proved ourselves capable of getting past a major milestone in our history of race relations"

Did we? 95% of all Black voters voted for Obama...sounds like racism is alive and strong if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

@ aNON 10:09AM...get your facts right. Majority of blacks usually vote Democratic. I never heard any of you white racists complain when Blacks voted overwhelmingly for John Kerry, Al Gore and Bill Clinton. Even in the history of the primary campaign between Hilary and Obama, African-Americans were more likely to pick Hilary over Obama. I guess we were being racist against him then based on your above statement. You guys need to get over yourself and move on...it's a new day. In case you dont realize it, even if 100% of Blacks had voted for Obama, he couldn't have won on that basis alone. He ran as a candidate for all, and was duly elected by voters across all race lines.

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