When the official popular vote had Repugnican George W. Bush having won the 2004 presidential election by only 50.7 percent to Democrat John Kerry’s 48.3 percent, Team Bush immediately called this a “mandate.” Did we see Team Bush reaching out to Kerry, inviting him to co-govern with them?
Oh, hell no.
On Nov. 4 Democrat Barack Obama won 52.7 percent of the popular vote to Repugnican John McInsane’s 46 percent, but is Team Obama or the Democrats claiming a “mandate”?
Of course not — they’re Democrats!
Obama won the election by almost 7 percentage points, but already Team Obama is talking about including the McCainsaurus in the governing of the nation.
Let’s hope that it’s just talk.
The McCainosaurus put his ideas out there. The majority of the American voters rejected them. Team Obama needs to remember this.
And who is John Sidney McCain III anyway other than just one of 100 U.S. senators? Why should he have any more say in the Obama administration than any other Repugnican U.S. senator? Because he ran for president — and lost?
President-elect Obama always likes to take the high road, or always at least likes to appear as though he’s taking the high road. He even embraces the red-staters who would have him lynched.
You know, your mind can be so open that your brains fall out.
The Repugnicans never accommodate Democrats. The Repugnicans call even just 50.7 percent of the vote a “mandate.”
Are the Repugnicans magically going to learn to be decent and merciful and humble from the Democrats’ example of wussing out and caving in to them, even when the Repugnicans are out of power?
History indicates: Oh, hell no!
All that is accomplished when the Democrats suck Repugnican ass is that the nation gets worse. “Centrism” is a recipe for the further slide of the United States of America toward the way of the ancient Roman empire. “Centrism” might slow the fall of the U.S. empire down a bit, but it doesn’t halt the downward slide.
Let’s hope that Team Obama’s “Kumbaya” bullshit is just talk and that it ends quickly.
We can’t afford four more years of even just a little bit of Repugnicanism.