Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"They still call it the White House, but that's a temporary condition too.."

The GOP is toast and an African American is President. I say we're allowed to enjoy that. For today at least.


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Critical faculties to be fully re-engaged in due course.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Wearing,

You anti-chomsky poster. I too am happy about the Obama victory. While McCain was, by all accounts, an honorable man of both good character and judgment - as most recently attested to by his unusually gracious concession speech -, Obama is the better choice for the US.

By the way, according to CNN, to those who voted based on race, Obama won rather big time.

Another good likelihood - if the reports turn out to be good -, it looks like Obama is planning to select Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff. He is a very good man although you will dislike intensely his views on one specific issue, the Middle East, where he is an avid fan of Israel, his father having been in the Irgun.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 2:34:00 PM  
Anonymous JamieSW said...

"While McCain was, by all accounts, an honorable man of both good character and judgment"

By my account he is an unprincipled, race-baiting war-monger. As for his "unusually gracious concession speech", let me just quote a particularly astute analyst who has been criminally overlooked in the mainstream media thus far:

"When McCain gave his concession speech he tried to strike a magnanimous, conciliatory tone, praising Obama for his “admira[ble]” victory and promising to work with him in the future. This didn’t go down too well with the crowd, which booed loudly at the mention of Obama and responded to McCain’s appreciation of the historic watershed of a black man being elected President with hostile silence. As lenin says, “[t]hese scumbags really haven’t been punished enough”. One can, however, understand their confusion: McCain’s campaign has been smearing Obama as a borderline terrorist, a socialist, a Marxist and a “pal” of terrorists and neo-Nazis for months, and now he starts praising him? McCain tried to silence the boo-ers, but he really has no right to. He created them, by deliberately playing on the basest fears and prejudices of a certain, gratifyingly small, sector of the population and by trying not only to discredit Obama’s politics but to delegitimise him as a candidate. McCain will now affect an attitude of resigned despair about those among his supporters who are racist or otherwise insane, and based on his concession speech the media will no doubt fully buy it, but the truth is that he’s right down in the gutter with them."

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 4:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous JamieSW,

With due respect, the norm in US campaigns during concession speeches is for the loser's supporters to boo loudly. So, the person you quoted sounds pretty ill-informed.

Further, as US campaigns go, McCain's was pretty civil. You might look at some of what has occurred in other US campaigns. It makes this one look like a unity party.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 4:46:00 PM  
Anonymous JamieSW said...

actually, he's pretty much omniscient. as for McCain's campaign being "civil", or even relatively civil, well...not sure how to respond to such a ridiculous assertion without rehashing all the smears and disgusting innuendos, which would be a real mood-killer, so I'll just leave it here.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 8:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JamieSW,

I suggest that you take a look at the Jefferson Adams election. It was a true zinger. charges of infidelity, of advocating mass internal terror, etc., etc.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 8:16:00 PM  

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