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Post election stuff

Personally, I blame the Republicans for their loss. You can’t win by running left. And you can’t win by consistently abandoning every principle that got you elected in the first place, which the Bush administration did for eight years. McCain had to spend his time shoring up a base he should have already had to begin with.

Still, 51% isn’t exactly a blow out. Looks like the Democrats are up to 56 in the senate and the house tally looks to be an increase. From a gunny standpoint, I hope there are enough blue dogs to keep the Obama administration in check. Or we’re fucked and going to court a lot.

I’m guessing about now John McCain realizes that the supposed campaign finance reform law that bears his name is steaming pile of poo.

Tennessee went the opposite direction and now has a Republican majority for the first time since the reconstruction.

The sentiment of blaming George Bush seems common among the blogs today:

Jeff: Congratulations are also due to President George W. Bush for being one of the most incompetent, overspending, uncommunicative, clueless politicians. He has single-handedly reduced the Republican Party to “also ran” status by pissing-off almost everybody.

Sebastian: Thanks George! Let’s be honest about who’s fault it really is we lost this election. The Rove strategy has proven to be a total failure at this point.

Robb: You will not win by moving left. Sorry, the Democrats and progressives have a monopoly on that segment and you’re not going to win them over.

Chris reminds us that this is not a huge victory in terms of numbers.

Tam says we’re all ready to start taxing our way to prosperity in a few months

Xrlq looks on the bright side.

4 Responses to “Post election stuff”

  1. Yu-Ain Gonnano Says:

    McCain had to spend his time shoring up a base he should have already had to begin with. – Uncle

    Of course, if McCain hadn’t spent his entire time in the Senate sticking daggers in the back of his base…

  2. Crucis Says:

    I’d like to know how McCain feels be hoist on his own petard (and yes I do know what it means.)

    That is very appropriate since BO lied and kept his funding private while McCain got stuck with all the FEC bureaucracy.

  3. Manish Says:

    That is very appropriate since BO lied and kept his funding private while McCain got stuck with all the FEC bureaucracy.

    umm..both candidates didn’t report their donors under $200 as they are allowed to do as per FEC regulations. Now the RNC did publish their under $200 donors in the middle of the general election online, but not through the FEC. It was Obama that had to deal with the FEC bureaucracy during the general, while McCain simply received a check. Sorry to use facts to derail a perfectly good argument.

  4. just joe Says:

    Seems to me that the “Republican” brand name has been under constant attack ever since Gore lost. Slogans like “Bush lied, people died” not only rhyme, they stick in the mind long after they are debunked. (There was no lie, and people die all the time.)

    The attacks have been continuous, and basically un-refuted; delivered by the media, the teachers, Hollywood, to such an extent that I can’t begin to figure out how to begin to reverse them, let alone counter-attack.

    When dealing with used-car salesmen, one expects self-serving lies. We have not yet evolved defenses against journalism and academia.