November 3, 2004

What Happens Next

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at November 3, 2004 9:21 AM
Frodo: I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
John Kerry has conceded the election; George W. Bush has won his second term.

The phrase I can't get out of my head is "one-party rule". With control of all three branches of government and a popular mandate, the Republican Party over the next four years will have very few obstacles to implementing their policies. I fear what America will look like in 2008. But the fight would not have been over had Kerry won, and his loss only means we must fight harder.

Bush and DeLay can only be stopped by an organized and united opposition; it is up to us to change the Democratic Party and make it more effective. The great advantage that we have, as the reality-based community, is that we can look at what went wrong, and fix it. The Republicans brought debt, war, and unemployment, and ran on a platform of fear and gay-bashing, and still over half of Americans decided that they were the better choice. We have four years to figure out how to reach that half, how to convince them that better options exist.

Let's rebuild the party, and then we'll rebuild America.

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I just want to say that I think you have the right idea. This whole election has been about blaming the other side, and never about taking personal responsibility for anything. If both parties could work from the inside out I think we'd be much better off.

That's all I have. Just wanted to share. Leaving now.

Posted by: Tracy | November 3, 2004 12:03 PM

and i'll perform the illegal abortions...

Posted by: phi | November 3, 2004 6:38 PM
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