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Obligatory post of woe

Thank goodness I did an hour of yoga before checking CNN. I can face this with a calm, clear mind. I think.

Seriously, yes, we're in for four years of ultra-conservative nightmare, and that seems like forever. It's not. It's four years. The Forces With Brains are legion, folks. It's only four years, and our country has survived four years of darkness in times past. We'll get through this too, and come out the other end wiser. Be strong, keep voting.

And I'll pray my little brother comes back safely from Iraq. Again.

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melibabe
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
I was considering whether to write a "time to move to Canada?" post, but then I read this and decided to take the high road too. :)

In the grand scheme of things, there's not a lot of difference between the two parties anymore (compared to the full political spectrum), so I will just hold my chin up and deal with it. [I worry more about the makeup of Congress than the Presidency, in this situation.]

Plus, it's not as if Bush can go about proclaiming himself an overwhelming victor or anything - he is going to have to continue to walk the middle of the political road. I just wish he were following the other side of that center line.

And best thoughts for your brother!
tajnyj
Nov. 3rd, 2004 09:56 am (UTC)
We'll survive, we always do. Granted, it may well be a long danged four years, but we'll manage. And maybe Obama'll be ready to run in 2008.

That said, I was honestly -depressed- by some of the numbers that came in, not just for Bush, but for various other issues on ballots. Did we learn -nothing- from the civil rights movement?
melibabe
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
I don't know about elsewhere, but in Georgia the marriage proposition basically read "define marriage as the union between a man and a woman." The full text of the amendment was not provided to me, as it had in years past. There are other provisions in that amendment that people should have known about. I think the polls had barely closed when the legal challenges began, because of that reason. We'll see how it nets out.

On a related note, I finally saw a map of Georgia presidential voting by county. Not surprisingly, all the the Atlanta counties and most of the ones around the other 'major' cities voted for Kerry. The rest of the state, which is most of it, went to Bush. Reminds me of my youth in Illinois, where you could draw a line between the Chicago area and the rest of the state and know how things were going to fall.
ebiannah
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
There should be a challenge to the Georgia marriage prop. Since the whole thing also bans civil unions as well as gay marriage. It's illegal to have two items in the same prop. So, it should never actually make it.

I hope.
tajnyj
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, I called my parents, and they mentioned the challenges going on. Here's my fingers crossed. Here in Texas, there's not a bastion of blue, just some isolated pockets of it. Travis county, where I live, went over for Kerry for example.
ebiannah
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
Praying for your little brother. And all the other little brothers over there. And praying even harder that we're out of there so soon that neither of my sons have to go. **silly mother mode**
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