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November 6, 2008

Well…

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — t4toby @ 5:04 pm

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I’m not sure what to say. I was really happy, happier than I thought I’d be, when Obama was declared the winner.

I put a lot of faith in Nate Silver at 538, and he pretty much nailed it. I was not worried about Washington State going to Obama, so I picked a third party candidate. But I was feeling the chills when he was giving his acceptance speech. It was pretty amazing to see America do something right for a change.

As far as McCain goes, I thought his speech was dignified and statesmanlike. If we had seen that guy for the whole race I doubt it would have been such a blow-out.

Now I see that Obama has already picked Rahm Emanuel for his chief of Staff. At least that gets Rahm out of the Congress, which I think is a really good thing. this is the guy who has supported corporate hacks over truly progressive candidates for as long as I have been paying attention, so I hope with his departure from the scene that the Congress will move further Leftward.

So I guess I am truly happy that Obama won, but I am not holding out hope that it is going to be a lot better. I would like to see some smart appointments (we have a huge mess to clean up after the Huge Dick and his Fratboy Wonder) and an Apollo-program-like push for Made in America alternative energy program. Maybe that is too much to hope for, but I hear that hope is all the rage these days.

Just one more thing. When are the spellchecker guys (kinda like The Man) going to stop flagging Obama as a misspelled word? Seriously. WTF?

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3 Comments »

  1. Hey, just wanted to let you know your name is linking to the WordPress front page in the comments at Rumproast.

    -j AKA Hunger Tallest Palin

    “When are the spellchecker guys (kinda like The Man) going to stop flagging Obama as a misspelled word? Seriously.”

    I was wondering that too, which got me thinking of how his name will really stand out on the lists of U.S. presidents. Wheee!

    [Ahem]

    Comment by jscottg — November 7, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

  2. down here in kallyfornia, there has been a lot of heartbreak over our nasty proposition 8. i was pretty surprised when the election was called so early (8:00:03 or something like that, yes?) and i was really amazed to see obama speak…but the last week or so has mostly been misery over the passage of prop 8. i am planning to be really excited and happy during the inauguration (and to try not to worry myself sick about safety.)

    but let’s keep on obama, and make him the kind of president we want to see. i think he’s got it in him, but citizen pressure is always a key ingredient in politicians doing the right thing.

    p.s.: that tinfoil helmet with kitty picture is pretty excellent.

    Comment by sarah — November 11, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

  3. Yeah, we need to make sure that the spineless congressional Dems don’t screw everything up.

    How was Bush not impeached again?

    Comment by t4toby — November 11, 2008 @ 3:11 pm


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