Wednesday, November 03, 2004

'Tis a sad, sad day for America


OK, gang. This was a totally different post but after I had a day away from the computer and all of the political news, I re-read it and decided it was a bit too harsh. I'm now completely changing what was originally up here just to say that I'm sad that bush will be the President for another few years.

I'm going to go eat some comfort food now....

~Ms. V


Perplexio said...

Life has given my liberal friends a lemon--

Here's some lemonade for you:

Due to all of the anti-Bush campaigning and "get out the vote" campaigning this year's election has the highest voter turnout in history and the largest percentage of elgible voters voting since 1968 (60%).

Numbers were especially high among the 18-30 year old demographic and that is something that can definitely be built on for the midterm elections in 2006 and the next presidential elections in 2008.

Second terms are traditionally quite different than first terms for re-elected presidents. I don't think Bush will do anything to win any fans on the left, but I do see him taking measures to cool some tempers on the left and to win back some support from the middle.

I'm just suggesting a "wait and see" approach on his domestic policy.

As far as his foreign policy goes, I expect more cooperation from the Russians and Italians in the War in Iraq but other than that no significant changes to policy. I think people will continue to be pissed off by the war but I don't see him standing down or changing many things on this.

Ms. V said...

You're absolutely right. I'm counting the days until the 2006 election so we can do what we did with his last term: let the Dem's take back Congress. Even if they don't, so many Republicans dislike him now that it'll still be hard for him to get everything he wants pushed through. There are still Congressmen out there like Jim Jeffords... he was technically a Republican for years but rarely voted that way (hence his change to an "Independent"). Honestly, I don't dislike conservatives, I only have a problem with those who are so right winged that they feel even divorce should be outlawed. I've tended to like a good many of their general ideas over the years and there's certainly no disputing that they've given us some incredible presidents, too. :)

In either case, I'm looking more into going Libertarian at this point. I think it's a party worth taking a closer look at. It seems that a lot of people agree with me because that tends to be the sentiment I'm hearing lately (by lately, I mean "in the past year or two").

~Ms. V

Perplexio said...

I think the Libertarian party still has the same values that the Republican party was initially founded on (as opposed to the values they espouse today).

I'm going to be pushing hard for the more centrist Republicans to come into power as well-- guys like Rudy Giuliani and John McCain (your uncle, my brother Kevin was a HUGE John McCain supporter back in 2000-- I've honestly never seen him anywhere near as passionate about any president or presidential candidate before or since then). I know McCain already is in power, but he is the type of guy we should keep in power. He speaks to the middle not to the right or to the left. Giuliani is also a man of the people and while fiscally conservative he does tend to be socially liberal.

In the past McCain and Kerry have worked together and I really think both of them will be important to the future of our country in that they will work together to help close the rift that started to develop with Bush's election.