After the first glass [of absinthe] you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. -- Oscar Wilde
Well, it is official... there is no winner for the Office
of the President of the United States. And, We the
People are gonna have to spend the 74 days between Nov 7th
and Feb 20th listening to the Democrats and the Republicans
snipe at each other. Oh joy.
Sure, they might let someone take of the Oath of Office on February 20th, but
he won't be a winner. He'll simply be a survivor, he'll have no mandate, no
honeymoon, and so covered in political sludge that he'll stink from Maine to
No one will listen to him as everyone will be screaming at everyone else. About
how the election of stolen, or that the Electoral College is bad, or that he
didn't win the popular vote, that something is wrong in Florida or Oregon or
... well, the list goes on and on.
I have to admit, one of the things I find so funny is that both sides expect
that after raising over a 100 million dollars, spending several years
campaigning and facing the humiliation of defeat that someone is suppose to be
a gracious loser. HAHAHAHA, maybe politicians of old could be patriotic and
gracious losers, doing the "right thing" for the country. Not in today's
lawyer infested, dog eat dog world. And they only have themselves to blame.
I guess in the final analysis, well, my final analysis as a total cynic of the
first order, outside of Nader winning, this is probably the best thing that can
happen. It is clear that even if the Republican control both houses of
Congress and the Presidency, Washington will be unable to do anything for the
next 2, if not 4 years. Total paralysis. Many would call that tragic, that
the most powerful nation on the planet is hamstrung by a bunch of corporate
owned politicians that hate each other so much and so evenly divided that no
legislation can be past. Me, I call it a blessing. I figure that until the
electorate is able to vote for politicians that haven't sold their souls to the
multi-nationals, that the less Washington accomplishes, the better. We the
People, are far better off with the Democrats and Republicans ripping each
other to shreds, then having their greedy little eyes looking for ways to shake
us down again.
As far as I'm concerned, we should just turn I-495 (the Beltway) into a big
armed wall. Not for keeping We the People out, but for keeping Them the
Politicians in. I say, throw all the politicians inside this gulag and just
ignore whatever they say.