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November 06, 2012

Voting: Possibly the Best Revenge After All

...for having been forced to endure months of moronic and insulting political ads directed at our nether regions.

Plus, there's the whole elephant thing:

Posted by Cassandra at November 6, 2012 06:15 PM

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Winning is the best revenge.

Posted by: Grim at November 6, 2012 06:37 PM

Keep your fingers crossed :)

Posted by: Cassandra at November 6, 2012 08:36 PM

It looks pretty awful. On the plus side, we traded a squish for a strongly conservative senator in Texas, and we held the House.

Nevertheless, I guess the American voters really would prefer the dole and the confiscation of wealth to jobs. The slide to Greece continues.

Posted by: Texan99 at November 7, 2012 12:15 AM

That is what democracies always prefer. Read Aristotle's Politics, and think anew on the question of what a good government looks like.

Posted by: Grim at November 7, 2012 12:23 AM

"Nevertheless, I guess the American voters really would prefer the dole and the confiscation of wealth to jobs. The slide to Greece continues.

If the numbers posted this am at Drudge are close, it would appear that of those who voted,
//hits floating point widget with mallet//
≈50.48720% do prefer to slide/slouch and be governed by the whim of man versus rule of law.


May we live in interesting times...

Posted by: bthun at November 7, 2012 07:56 AM

Undoubtedly we'll be told, repeatedly, how that 0.48720% majority will equate to a <Placeholder> mandate, or several.

Posted by: bthun at November 7, 2012 08:02 AM

Whoops, new numbers... Make that a 1.11669% mandate.

Posted by: bthun at November 7, 2012 08:12 AM

I just woke up, folks, and am struggling with a migraine :p

Don't lose heart. No one wanted Romney to win more than I did. I have liked and supported him since 2004. But even had he won, the hard work would not have been over.

A president puts a face on a nation, but the underlying interests and forces and the impetus of history remain unchanged by that D or R on the door of the Oval Office.

Bthun's right - we will be told lots of things during the coming days, but we also have a voice. We need to use it wisely, and with an eye to our goals.

It's hard not to give in to despair or anger but we must use this defeat as a goad to drive ourselves harder. That is, after all, what self government is all about.

Posted by: Cass at November 7, 2012 08:29 AM

Well said, ma'am. I know your ladysmarts were talking.

*diving into Sly's foxhole*

Posted by: Carolyn at November 7, 2012 09:05 AM

I guess the American voters really would prefer the dole and the confiscation of wealth to jobs.

I'm seeing a lot of interpretations like this; I think they misread the situation. There were a number of outcomes to this election: folks voted for their guy in Congress, for the most part. In these times of true uncertainty, folks voted for what they knew rather than adding to the uncertainty by making changes.

Most importantly, though, folks told their Representatives--which given the existing size of the majority meant folks told the Republicans, most especially their Tea Party-supported 2010 Republicans--that their performance was approved. Keep on preserving our freedoms, trying to cut Fed spending, and so on. Moreover, exit polling indicates that a solid majority do not want taxes raised as a means of addressing the deficit and the debt.

A bit of good news: Alan Grayson will be returning to the House in Florida's delegation. Now there will be an active House Representative making the Democrats look bad.

In the Senate, a couple of folks talked stupidly, and with regard to one of them, the NLMSM outright lied about what he said concerning rape.

This is a generational struggle, folks. It's not going to be won in a single election (2010, which was a wave election), nor will it be lost in a single election (2012, which was not a wave election). We need to stay engaged and stay active and stay in the fight. It's going to take a number of elections, and there will be additional losses along the way. But if we keep up the struggle, there will be far more wins, and there will be a general move back to our founding principles.

The struggle is over only when we concede it. We will have lost our nation only when we quit it.

Eric Hines

Posted by: E Hines at November 7, 2012 04:52 PM

"This is a generational struggle, folks. It's not going to be won in a single election (2010, which was a wave election), nor will it be lost in a single election (2012, which was not a wave election). We need to stay engaged and stay active and stay in the fight. It's going to take a number of elections, and there will be additional losses along the way. But if we keep up the struggle, there will be far more wins, and there will be a general move back to our founding principles.

The struggle is over only when we concede it. We will have lost our nation only when we quit it."

//Places Rochester Qjet back on workbench, grabs brewski and hoists it aloft//

Salute!

Posted by: bthun at November 7, 2012 05:17 PM

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