What a drag…
What a drag of a day. We’re all so depressed over the outcome of this election. The first thing our oldest said this morning is she is now afraid of NYC getting attacked again. I said that was my last concern, I was more concerned about the economy, Roe v. Wade, civil rights and the environment. Our middle daughter couldn’t believe that people believed all the lies. Our youngest was dismayed that 11 states would vote against gay marriage. “What’s wrong with these people? Why do they care who people want to spend the rest of their lives with”? Pretty smart for an 8 year old boy.
But, alas, I am obviously a minority in this country. Why do people vote on social issues instead of economic ones. The people that voted Republican (the one’s making under $200K a year) are truly voting against helping themselves. Amazing what a good campaign can make people believe.
The good news is that Bush is going to have to deal with the shit he created over the next four years. Good luck! My guess is something worse than the horrors of the Nixon administration will happen with this group. We do live in a country that believes in checks and balances not smoke, mirrors and lies. At least we did as of yesterday. Regardless, the Democracts need to rethink the leaders of the party. We need new visionaries who have to realize that guns, gays and god are what people care about in the South and in the mid-West. How do u appeal to that crowd? Also, new leadership in the DNC would be a start too. No offense to the elder statesmen of the DNC who have no led us into two losses over the past 8 years. Step down guys, let the younger people have a try. I would believe that the younger people have a better idea of what our country is about today.
It is unfortunate that only the coasts are in sync because the 3000 miles in between would make it physically impossible to create a separate country. Oh well. I guess just flying back and forth will have to make due.
But as my friend reminded me today, Government is truly local. Let’s make Manhattan work, at least for the next four years, and hopefully the issues we care about will be the same issues as our other fellow NYers.
Tomorrow is another day.