Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Does He Have to Look So Cheery?

Seriously. Does Bush have to look like he's having the time of his life? Maybe he is but have some respect, man! 48% of your fellow countrymen are devastated by their loss. You could at least look somber and satisfied instead of jubilant and bouncy. Yeah, right. Who am I talking about?

I'm having a hodge-podge of emotions right now. I'm sad, of course. I'm disappointed with the voting public (at least half of them). I'm mad at Kerry for conceding so soon, although I'm sure he had good reason to do so. I'm pissed at Dean for screaming and turning everyone off (except me). I'm angry the NYTimes and WP admitted they'd been Bush-biased in their coverage leading up to the war in Iraq too late and without much fanfare. I'm suspicious of Rove because I can't imagine 51% of the people in this country actually think Bush would be a better president. I blame all bad things and suspicious behavior on Karl Rove. He's a maniac. And not in a cool way.

I keep reading how nice Canada is. Will people actually move there because of the election? Is that crazy? Should we all move there and leave America to the wolves? One thing I know for sure is: the next four years have the potential to be devastating. Apparently we wanted it. So we got it. Bottom line - I don't believe in President Bush. I don't believe in Dick Cheney. I don't believe in the leadership of this country. However, it is my country and I can love it or leave it. To love it, things have to change and just because my guy didn't get elected doesn't mean I give up. I just have to work harder to make sure my voice gets heard. As much as it sucks to know you have to work harder to have a thing that just yesterday was so in reach, I know everyone can do it. The election is over and it's time to drop the labels.

Just color me purple (which is actually a very good color for me). And a member of the Obama fan club.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Gone Votin'

I'm so excited today! I was so proud to walk in the elementary school in my neighborhood and give the grandpa at the table my voter registration card. I've voted in every major election since I turned 18 but this one is different - special. I did experience a bit of confusion when I saw Kerry listed as John F. Kerry. I thought the repugs were finding some tricky way to fool me. Who knew his middle initial was F? Lucky for me, I only paused over that a couple seconds (er... minutes) and kept going. My real dilemma came when the only two choices for a criminal appeals judge were between a repug and a libertarian. I would rather have a repug deciding criminal cases than a libertarian, I think. I'm torn over it actually. I went with my decision before I walked in there to vote for the libertarians because I support 3rd parties but... I'm uneasy about it. I'm not sure supporting 3rd parties is the correct rationale in voting for judges.

Back to election excitement! I've been living on Wonkette and KOS today. It's like Becca said: "It's like Christmas! I only hope I get what I want." Tell me about it! I'm so nervous - I almost feel as nervous as when the Bar results were coming out. Except I don't have that "gonna puke any second now" feeling. Which is good. But I definitely feel like drinking. I think a nice, soothing glass of wine is in order tonight.

Go Johns! Go Dems! Go Vote!