|Okay. Fine we lose. We all lose.
||[Nov. 3rd, 2004|11:37 am]
Look, a lot of you are saying that it's just another election, get over it, work together.|
No. I'm sorry, but no. This isn't just another election. In a real election, you vote FOR a candidate, the one you like better. If the other guy gets elected, well, you can bitch about it but he's not really hurting that much.
THAT ISN'T WHAT JUST HAPPENED. This was not a choice of who we like better. This was a contest between those of us that wanted to fire Bush, and those of us that didn't.
If Kerry had been elected, the Bush supporters would grumble, they'd snipe at his presidency, but they'd still feel they are adequately represented by our government. Of the, say, 49% of people that voted Bush in the sane universe, most of them could accept Kerry as a president, and with good reason. As a sane political animal, Kerry would be a moderate president and accomodate as many of the demands of the other side as possible.
But, no. That 49% is the Kerry minority. And how many of them believe that Bush is an adequate second choice? Do you think that number even reaches the double digit percentages? 49% of America has been disenfranchised. Bush hasn't shown that he's willing to listen to us. He hasn't shown that he's willing to compromise. He hasn't been shown to believe that 49% of the country is worth paying attention to.
Look at that number. 49%. That's not people who thought Kerry would do better. Somehow it turned out to be a social gaffe to like Kerry. No, that's 49% of the country that voted to fire Bush. And what's the effect of half the country striving to make their voice heard?
And people are insisting this is business as usual? Right. Did you guys feel completely unrepresented with Clinton beat Bush? Did you think that he wasn't going to listen to your side at all? Huh? I thought not.
Take your talk of unity and freaking stuff it. I don't want to hear it until I hear it from the man that is supposed to represent me.
Democracy gives you the government you deserve. Lucky fucking us.